|Assets:||Has a great work ethic and solid instincts. Possesses some offensive acumen as well as all-round ability. Can play either wing position. Is fairly versatile.|
|Flaws:||Injuries have slowed his progress at the National Hockey League level. Also Lacks ideal NHL size for the wing position. Lacks consistency in his game.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile winger, when healthy.|
|AHL||First All-Star Team||2004-05|
|HE||Rookie of the Year||2000-01|
|NCAA||Frozen Four Tournament MVP||2000-01|
|HE||Tournament MVP Award||2000-01|
|NCAA||Frozen Four All-Tournament Team||2000-01|
|HE||Second All-Star Team||2000-01|
|BCJHL||Interior Division MVP Award||1999-00|
|BCJHL||First All-Star Team||1999-00|
|4/15/2014||Assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).|
|4/13/2014||Recalled from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).|
|3/05/2014||Assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).|
|3/03/2014||Placed on waivers by the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|1/20/2014||Missed 6 games (lower body injury).|
|1/03/2014||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/05/2013||Missed 17 games (lower body injury).|
|11/09/2013||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|10/29/2013||Lower body injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|10/02/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a one-year contract.|
|9/11/2013||Invited to training camp by the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|4/15/2013||Missed 8 games (torso injury).|
|4/05/2013||Torso injury, day-to-day.|
|1/24/2013||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|3/25/2012||Fined $2,500 by the NHL.|
|3/24/2012||Missed 12 games (back injury).|
|3/01/2012||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|2/06/2012||Fined $2,500 by the NHL.|
|12/29/2011||Missed 8 games (head injury).|
|12/13/2011||Head injury, injured reserve.|
|12/06/2011||Missed 1 game (leg injury).|
|12/04/2011||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Colorado Avalanche to a two-year contract.|
|3/31/2011||Missed 1 game (leg injury).|
|3/29/2011||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|3/06/2011||Missed 2 games (illness).|
|12/04/2010||Missed 14 games (groin).|
|11/05/2010||Groin, injured reserve.|
|4/08/2010||Missed 5 games (knee injury).|
|3/29/2010||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|3/03/2010||Missed 23 games (knee injury).|
|12/27/2009||Knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|11/25/2009||Missed 4 games (upper body injury).|
|11/13/2009||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|10/18/2009||Acquired from the Boston Bruins.|
|2/17/2009||Missed 2 games (upper body injury).|
|2/12/2009||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/08/2008||Missed 12 games (right ankle injury).|
|10/11/2008||Right ankle injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|5/13/2008||Signed by the Boston Bruins to a multi-year contract extension.|
|4/21/2008||Missed the last 6 games of the regular season and 7 playoffs games (fractured left tibia).|
|3/28/2008||Fractured left tibia, sidelined indefinitely.|
|2/28/2008||Missed 2 games (groin).|
|2/16/2008||Missed 1 game (back injury).|
|2/13/2008||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|4/09/2007||Missed the last 7 games of the regular season (concussion).|
|3/27/2007||Concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|3/06/2007||Missed 18 games (fractured right elbow).|
|2/10/2007||Acquired from the Calgary Flames.|
|1/28/2007||Fractured right elbow, early March.|
|1/26/2007||Missed 8 games (concussion).|
|6/06/2006||Re-signed by the Calgary Flames.|
|4/17/2006||Missed 5 games (groin).|
|8/15/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Calgary Flames.|
|1/19/2004||Missed 8 games (right shoulder injury).|
|1/03/2004||Right shoulder injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/16/2002||Assigned to Saint John (AHL).|
|6/28/2002||Signed by the Calgary Flames to a three-year contract.|
|10/02/2001||Returned to Kelowna (WHL).|
|10/02/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|7/01/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Colorado Avalanche.|
|10/18/2009||Boston Bruins traded Chuck Kobasew to the Minnesota Wild for Craig Weller, a second-round draft pick in 2011 and the rights to Alexander Fallstrom.|
|2/10/2007||Boston Bruins traded Brad Stuart and Wayne Primeau to the Calgary Flames for Andrew Ference and Chuck Kobasew.|
|6/23/2001||Drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round (14th overall) in 2001.|
Chuck Kobasew will head to the minors | 04/15/2014 10:44 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew will report to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
ImpactKobasew scored two goals in 33 games with Pittsburgh in 2013-14. He also has 11 points in 11 AHL contests.
| 04/14/2014 1:54 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew was called up from the minors on Sunday April 13.
Chuck Kobasew tearing up the minors | 03/30/2014 7:52 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew has been on a tear in the minors with seven goals and eight points in eight games.
ImpactKobasew was demoted after he was waived at the trade deadline and found there were no takers. He has not been discouraged by the demotion despite the fact that it's the first time in 11 years that he has played minor league hockey. He'll look to catch on with another NHL team in the off-season.
Chuck Kobasew aiming to rebound in minors | 03/16/2014 10:46 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew, squeezed out of the Penguins' lineup by trade-deadline acquisitions, says he's treating the demotion as a chance to improve his game.
Impact"I want to get the puck, have possession, be able to make plays," the 31-year-old forward said. "I don't know what my role will be yet on this team, but yeah, just try to fine-tune those things and get my game back to where it should be."
Chuck Kobasew heads to the AHL | 03/05/2014 4:36 PM
NewsChuck Kobasew has been sent down to the minors.
ImpactKobasew cleared waivers on Tuesday, but wasn't immediately demoted. Pittsburgh acquired Lee Stempniak and Marcel Goc on Wednesday, so sending down Kobasew now makes sense.
| 03/05/2014 2:38 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew was claimed off waivers by PIT on Tuesday March 4.
Pittsburgh places Chuck Kobasew on waivers | 03/03/2014 12:34 PM
NewsChuck Kobasew has been placed on waivers by Pittsburgh.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactHe has two goals in 31 games with the Penguins this year and both of them came in the first contests of the season.
Chuck Kobasew a healthy scratch Saturday | 02/02/2014 8:57 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew and Deryk Engelland were healthy scratches on Saturday.
ImpactIt's funny that there was a flurry of poolies picking Kobasew up off the waiver wire after he potted goals in the Penguins' first two games. Unfortunately for the people who picked him up, he has had no points since, a span of 27 games.
| 01/21/2014 1:34 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew returned to action on Monday January 20.
Chuck Kobasew appears set to return from LBI | 01/20/2014 5:13 PM
NewsIt appears as though Chuck Kobasew (lower body) will return to the lineup on Monday.
Josh Yohe on Twitter
ImpactJames Neal and Paul Martin also look like they'll play against Florida, while Jayson Megna could sit even though he's a possibility to dress as well. Kobasew hasn't played since Dec. 31. The Penguins aren't going to make their final lineup decisions until game time.
Chuck Kobasew (lower body) might play Monday | 01/20/2014 9:56 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew (lower body) is a possibility to return on Monday.
ImpactKobasew skated with the Penguins on Sunday for the second consecutive day. He has two goals and 13 penalty minutes in 25 games in 2013-14.
Chuck Kobasew out with a lower body injury | 01/05/2014 10:09 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew is out with a lower body injury.
ImpactKobasew missed Friday's game with the injury. Kobasew scored twice in his his first two games with the Penguins this season and has not had a point since, a span of 23 games.
Chuck Kobasew a healthy scratch Friday | 01/04/2014 8:33 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew was a healthy scratch Friday.
ImpactThe Penguins decided to use defenseman Deryk Engelland on the right wing in Kobasew's spot. That does not bode well for Kobasew in the future.
| 12/06/2013 1:49 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew returned to action on Thursday December 5.
Chuck Kobasew practices Monday | 12/03/2013 11:17 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew (lower body) returned to the Penguins' practice on Monday.
ImpactKobasew has been sidelined for 16 straight games. He was originally projected to miss three-to-four weeks after sustaining the injury on Oct. 28, but obviously that estimate has proven to be inaccurate.
Chuck Kobasew will miss up to three weeks | 10/29/2013 1:05 PM
NewsChuck Kobasew (lower body) is expected to miss two-to-three.
Penguins.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactKobasew sustained the injury during Monday's contest. He has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Chuck Kobasew sustains a lower-body injury | 10/29/2013 11:23 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew left Monday's game due to a lower-body injury.
ImpactKobasew was hurt during the first period and will need to be evaluated further. He has two goals in 12 games this season.
Chuck Kobasew taken off second line | 10/27/2013 10:28 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew has been taken off the second line in Pittsburgh.
ImpactWith the injury to James Neal, Evgeni Malkin was looking for a right winger and Kobasew had five games to prove himself, which he didn't. After scoring in his first two games and getting a lot of poolies excited, Kobasew has done little since and should not be in your fantasy lineup.
Chuck Kobasew moves up to second line | 10/15/2013 9:04 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew is projected to play on the second line on Tuesday.
ImpactKobasew has moved up on the Penguins' depth charts because James Neal and Beau Bennett are sidelined. In other words, this is likely to be just a temporary promotion. Kobasew has two goals in five contests in 2013-14.
Chuck Kobasew nets second straight GWG | 10/06/2013 10:30 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew picked up his second straight game-winning goal in Pittsburgh's 4-1 win over Buffalo.
ImpactKobasew got a contract with Pittsburgh after trying out for the team during training camp and he's already been rewarding the Penguins. It's been a while since he's had any fantasy relevance and we're consequently hesitant to recommend picking him up yet, but he is worth keeping an eye on.
Chuck Kobasew nets game-winning goal | 10/04/2013 8:49 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew scored the game-winning goal in his Penguins' debut.
ImpactKobasew earned his spot with Pittsburgh by attending the team's training camp on a tryout basis. His good start aside, he's not expected to have much fantasy value in 2013-14.
Penguins agree to terms with Chuck Kobasew | 10/02/2013 1:27 PM
NewsChuck Kobasew has agreed to a one-year, $550,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
ImpactKobasew took part in the Penguins' camp on a tryout basis. It is believed that he was originally seeking close to $1 million, but Pittsburgh is close to the cap ceiling. He had five goals and nine points in 37 games last season.
Kobasew, Penguins engaged in contract talks | 09/30/2013 5:19 PM
NewsChuck Kobasew and the Pittsburgh Penguins are reportedly engaged in contract negotiations.
ImpactKobasew attended the Penguins' camp on a tryout basis. The problem is that Kobasew reportedly wants close to $1 million and the Penguins are close to the cap ceiling.
Pens injuries might lead to Kobasew signing | 09/28/2013 8:28 PM
NewsThe Penguins would like to sign Chuck Kobasew, and injuries could open the door for that to happen.
ImpactKris Letang is dealing with a lower body injury and Tomas Vokoun had a blood clot, and each are going to be sidelined indefinitely. If the Penguins put one or both of them on long-term injured reserve, it would free up cap space for Kobasew to be signed. The veteran is in camp on a tryout, and he must make at least $550,000. He'd give them some forward depth, which would prove to be valuable if Matt D'Agostini isn't quite ready to go.
Chuck Kobasew still in mix for roster spot | 09/25/2013 10:03 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew is still in the mix for a spot on the Penguins' opening game roster.
ImpactKobasew has been attending Pittsburgh's training camp on a tryout basis. If he does make the team, he'll serve as a bottom-six forward.
Chuck Kobasew still with Penguins after cuts | 09/17/2013 6:24 PM
NewsChuck Kobasew survived the latest round of training camp cuts.
ImpactPittsburgh reduced their roster from 55 to 44 players on Tuesday. Kobasew is attending the Penguins' camp on a tryout basis and has earned another game in the eyes of Penguins coach Dan Bylsma. Kobasew is a long shot to make the team, but he might still receive a two-way contract or use a successful preseason with Pittsburgh to help him secure a job elsewhere.
Chuck Kobasew shines in preseason contest | 09/16/2013 10:37 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew scored twice in Pittsburgh's preseason opener on Sunday.
ImpactFor most players, exhibition statistics don't mean a whole lot, but it helps those that are competing for roster spots. That's the case for Kobasew, who accepted a training camp invite. Kobasew had five goals and four assists in 37 games with the Colorado Avalanche in 2013.
Chuck Kobasew joins Pens on tryout basis | 09/11/2013 10:09 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew has agreed to participate in the Pittsburgh Penguins' training camp on a tryout basis.
ImpactKobasew had nine points and 21 penalty minutes in 37 games with the Colorado Avalanche last season. He's not expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues in 2013-14.
Kobasew confident he add more offensively | 03/22/2013 8:44 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew still has confidence in himself that he can score.
Impact"I know I can score goals and have confidence in myself. I've done it before," he said. "But when you're in the NHL, you want to do anything to stay in the NHL. It's the best league in the world." He has reached the 20-goal mark three times in his career, but the past three seasons he hasn't been able to hit 10. Kobasew is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. After 27 games this year, he has four goals and eight points, but he did get to play with Gabriel Landeskog and Ryan O'Reilly for part of Wednesday's game and managed to score the game-winning goal.
Chuck Kobasew responds well to promotion | 03/21/2013 10:18 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew was moved up Wednesday night from the fourth line by Colorado coach Joe Sacco and the right winger responded with a plus-4 in the Avalanche's 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars.
Impact"Kobasew was brilliant," Denver Post hockey writer Adrian Dater blogged. "He's a guy I ripped on a lot last year, but I've been impressed with his work ethic this year, despite being relegated to the bottom lines before (last night). Nice to see him get rewarded."
Chuck Kobasew gets an assist in season debut | 01/25/2013 11:08 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew made his season debut on Thursday.
ImpactKobasew was inserted into the lineup because Steve Downie suffered a season-ending knee injury. Kobasew registered an assist and logged 13:13 minutes.
Chuck Kobasew might play on Thursday | 01/24/2013 10:30 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew might end up getting some playing time with Steve Downie (knee) out for the season.
ImpactKobasew spent the Avalanche's first two games in the press box, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him in the lineup on Thursday. In the short-term there could be a lot of line shuffling, in part because restricted free agent Ryan O'Reilly might join the team in the near future. Kobasew is only worth picking up if you're in a particularly deep league as he just doesn't do much offensively.
Chuck Kobasew eligible to return from illness | 01/22/2013 8:07 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew (illness) will be available to play on Tuesday against the Kings.
ImpactKobasew missed some practice last week and was unable to suit up in the opener Saturday. He is just a fourth line player at best at this stage of his career so his fantasy value is negligible.
Chuck Kobasew misses practice with illness | 01/14/2013 7:13 AM
NewsChuck Kobasew missed the first day of practice with an illness.
ImpactKobasew is slated to be a depth forward coming out of camp so the illness will not help his cause heading into the season. He has no fantasy value.
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|Goals||1||2 times-last:vs. Buf||last:Oct 5||1|
|Assists||0||33 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Apr 13||1|
|Points||1||2 times-last:vs. Buf||last:Oct 5||2|
|Penalty Minutes||5||vs. Min||Dec 19||7|
|Plus/Minus||1||5 times-last:at NYI||last:Jan 23||4|
|Power Play Goals||0||33 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Apr 13||0|
|Power Play Points||0||33 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Apr 13||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||33 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Apr 13||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||33 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Apr 13||0|
|Shots||5||at Fla||Oct 11||4|
|Penalty Minutes||64||2005-06 (Cgy)|
|Plus/Minus||+6||2 times-last: 2012-13 (Col)|
|Power Play Goals||10||2005-06 (Cgy)|
|Shorthanded Goals||3||2007-08 (Bos)|
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