Soderberg will take part in the 2017 IIHF World Championship. This was a shockingly disappointing season for Soderberg, as he managed a paltry 14 points -- compared to 51 in 2015-16 -- and a minus-26 rating. The blueliner also saw a significant drop in ice time, as he averaged just 13:27 and was used sparingly on special teams. Now 31, he's under contract for another three years with the Avs.
Soderberg will be scratched for Colorado's contest against the Flyers, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports. Things simply haven't gotten better for Soderberg all year, as he is a healthy scratch for his second straight game. After three consecutive years of eclipsing the 40-point mark -- including 51 points last season -- the Swedish center has stagnated at 11 points this season. As a result of that poor production, Soderberg has seen his ice time slashed to 9:12 per game in February, and he's been kicked off the power play. Fantasy value is nowhere to be found here.
Soderberg has just a single point in his last 23 games, giving him 11 in 57 contests this season. Soderberg just can't seem to shake the funk that's plagued him for essentially the entire campaign. The fact that he has just a single point with the man advantage seems beyond comprehension, and his lack of power-play prowess is one reason why the former Bruin isn't going to land anywhere close to the same territory as his 51-point Avalanche debut last year.
Soderberg hasn't recorded a point in 11 games. What's worse, the former Bruin has just a single assist in his last 17 outings, and is stuck on 10 points after cracking the 50-point plateau last year in his Denver debut. As it stands, Soderberg is on an 82-game pace of 18 points, and all you need to do is ask one of his owners just how disappointing he's been after a successful 39-assist, 14-power-play-point, 163-shot campaign in 2015-16.
Soderberg has just four goals and six assists through 36 games this season. The last-place Avs' struggles all around have been well documented, but Soderberg's decrease in production is particularly alarming. After an impressive 39-assist, 51-point showing in his debut with the team last year, the former Bruin is on pace for a paltry 22 points this season, which has undoubtedly irked fantasy owners in mid to deeper leagues. If you haven't already, go ahead and send him to the waiver wire or staple him to your bench until he shows signs of life in the new year.
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