Brassard posted a goal, an assist and a plus-2 rating Thursday in a 4-2 victory over Minnesota. That's eight points in the last three games for Brassard, who seems to be trying to send the league a message after he didn't make the All-Star team. He's actually on pace to better last year's 60-point campaign, and with 18 goals, he's just one short of his career high, also set last season.
Brassard had a tremendous night Monday, scoring twice and adding three assists in a win over the Sabres. It was a career night for Brassard, after he'd been held off the scoresheet in five straight, as he tallied four points in the third period alone. The center is up to 36 points on the season and is poised to top the 50-point plateau for just the second time in his career.
Brassard (illness) will play in Friday's game against the Hurricanes, Andrew Gross of The Record reports. Brassard missed Tuesday's game and skipped practice again Thursday because of the illness, but it appear he's feeling better. The veteran forward will center the top line Friday alongside Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello. Barring a setback of some kind, he should be good to go moving forward.
Brassard (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Andrew Gross of The Record reports. Brassard missed Tuesday's game against Vancouver due to an illness, but his return to practice Thursday suggests he may be able to return to action as soon as Friday against the Hurricanes. Expect an update on the former first-round pick's status ahead of puck drop Friday evening.
As expected, Brassard (illness) won't play Tuesday against the Canucks. Derek Stepan will likely center Chris Kreider and J.T. Miller on the Rangers' top line in Brassard's absence Tuesday. The 28-year-old forward will hope to return to action Friday against Carolina.
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