Vatanen recorded a power-play assist and two shots on goal through 23:49 of ice time -- 3:36 with the man advantage -- during Tuesday's win over Montreal.

It was just the third assist through the past 12 games for Vatanen, as the 25-year-old defenseman has slowed down considerably. He's also shooting less this year with just 32 shots through 23 games, and he's never moved the needle in the PIM, hits or blocked shots columns. Vatanen also entered Tuesday's game starting a career-high 51.3 percent of his shifts at five-on-five in the defensive zone. It's not time to hit the panic button, but Vatanen might be in line for a slightly less productive season.

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