Brassard was traded to the Senators by the Rangers on Monday along with a 2018 seventh round pick in a swap for Mika Zibanejad and a 2018 second round pick. Brassard could be considered upgrade for Ottawa down the middle, but he is slightly older than Zinbanejad, making the cost of a second round pick seem slightly overpriced considering the players had relatively similar production last year. In terms of fantasy value, the 28-year-old has competed in at least 80 games in each of the last three seasons while also reaching the 40-point mark.
Brassard notched an assist and two hits in Saturday's 4-3 loss to Buffalo. Brassard went slightly cold after his four-game point streak, failing to reach the scoresheet in two straight before impacting Saturday's contest. The 28-year-old has four spans of three or more games without registering points this year (five outings is the longest), so it was expected that he'd get back on track sooner rather than later. The center is just two shy of his second consecutive 60-point season.
Brassard scored a goal and added two power play assists in a 5-2 win over the Canadiens on Saturday. Brassard again came through for the Rangers, as he has all season. The 28-year-old leads the team with 27 goals on the year. Brassard has picked up points in eight of his last ten games. It's obvious that he's the centerpiece for the Rangers' offense and will have to continue to perform as the team jockeys for a playoff spot.
Brassard (illness) will make his return to the lineup Sunday against Pittsburgh. The number-one center missed the Rangers' last contest in Detroit, but will be skating in his normal spot Sunday. Brassard is currently riding a three-game point streak, totaling two goals and two assists in that span, and will be looking to keep his hot streak going at home.
Brassard has the flu and will not travel with the team to Detroit for Saturday's matchup. Brassard has been on fire of late, as he's potted four points in his last three contests. The 28-year-old's absence is big setback for the Rangers, who will miss him on their power-play. Averaging over two and a half minutes per game with the man advantage, the center has registered seven goals and 11 helpers on the power play. No decision has been announced as to whether or not Brassard will be able to play Sunday against Pittsburgh.
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