Player Notes

  • Deals assist in return
    Nugent-Hopkins logged a power-play assist in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Wild.

    Advice: Nugent-Hopkins was back after a one-game absence due to an illness. The 30-year-old has six points and 15 shots on net over eight outings in February. For the season, he's at 50 points (18 on the power play), 125 shots on net and a plus-8 rating through 53 appearances. Nugent-Hopkins remains a strong fantasy winger while playing in a top-six role and on the first power-play unit. Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • Provides two more assists
    McDavid notched a pair of power-play assists, six shots on goal and a minus-4 rating in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Wild.

    Advice: McDavid has gone eight games without a goal, but he has multiple assists in six of those contests. He's racked up 19 helpers in that span with a plus-5 rating and 23 shots on net. McDavid hasn't had to be the centerpiece of the Oilers' offense as much lately, but he's still been quite good. For the season, he's at 87 points (30 on the power play), 175 shots on net, 83 hits and a plus-21 rating over 52 appearances. Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • One of each on power play
    Draisaitl scored a goal on two shots and added an assist, both on the power play, in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Wild.

    Advice: Draisaitl has seven multi-point efforts over his last 11 contests. The 28-year-old put in a strong effort, scoring the Oilers' first goal and setting up Zach Hyman for the other one. Draisaitl is up to 28 tallies, 42 assists, 28 power-play points, 143 shots on net, 58 PIM and a plus-13 rating through 54 games this season. He has been centering his own line for much of Kris Knoblauch's tenure as head coach. Yesterday, 10:09 pm
  • Offers assist Friday
    Hartman recorded an assist, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 4-2 win over the Oilers.

    Advice: Hartman's goal drought is over a month long -- he has five assists over 12 contests since he last scored. The 29-year-old has moved up and down the lineup this season, but he's been on the second line and second power-play unit recently. He's up to 29 points, 117 shots on net, 56 hits, 40 PIM and a minus-5 rating through 52 appearances this season. Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Lends helper in win
    Eriksson Ek produced an assist, two hits, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 4-2 win over the Oilers.

    Advice: Eriksson Ek has seven goals and seven assists during his seven-game point streak. The 27-year-old center has shown excellent chemistry with Kirill Kaprizov and Matt Boldy on the top line since the trio was assembled shortly after the All-Star break. Eriksson Ek is on pace for a career year with 53 points, 208 shots on net, 127 hits, 44 blocked shots and a plus-15 rating through 57 outings. He's looking like a true power forward with a solid two-way game. Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Picks up assist
    Dickinson logged an assist and four shots on goal in Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Jets.

    Advice: Dickinson helped out on Tyler Johnson's game-tying goal late in the third period. While he's had bursts of offense this season, Dickinson is far from a reliable scorer, instead playing a strong two-way game. He's picked up three points over eight outings in February and now has 17 goals, 11 assists, 92 shots on net, 97 hits, 54 blocked shots, 35 PIM and a plus-7 rating through 58 appearances. Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Goals in consecutive games
    Blackwell scored a goal on two shots and added two hits in Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Jets.

    Advice: Blackwell got the Blackhawks on the board in the second period. The 30-year-old forward has scored in back-to-back outings after posting just a single assist and 36 shots on net over his previous 16 games. He's at eight points, 60 shots, 35 hits and a minus-2 rating through 28 appearances. Blackwell is seeing time in a middle-six role, but his offense is too low for fantasy consideration in most formats. Yesterday, 8:59 pm
  • Nets goal in overtime loss
    Johnson scored a goal on five shots in Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Jets.

    Advice: Johnson was able to force overtime by scoring the tying goal with 43 seconds left in the third period. The 33-year-old has racked up three goals and two assists over his last six outings despite a move to the third line since Connor Bedard returned from a jaw injury. On the season, Johnson has 12 goals, 18 points, 78 shots on net and a minus-19 rating through 43 outings while seeing regular middle-six usage and power-play time. Yesterday, 8:56 pm
  • On injured reserve
    Dowd (upper body) was put on injured reserve Friday, per Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press.

    Advice: Dowd, who last played Tuesday, was already expected to miss Saturday's game against Florida, but he's now also been ruled out for Monday's game against Ottawa at a minimum. He has eight goals, 16 points, 58 hits and 57 blocks in 45 outings in 2023-24. Hendrix Lapierre was called up from AHL Hershey in a corresponding move. Yesterday, 2:32 pm