Hoffman picked up a pair of assists -- one on the power play -- as well as a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 3-2 road victory against Boston. Since missing a pair of late-February contests to injury, Hoffman has returned with a vengeance, piling up 14 points (12 of them assists) over 13 games. Just think how good things will be when his shots start falling again -- with just two goals on 37 shots in that span, he actually has room to get even hotter. It won't take much of a push for Hoffman to clear last season's 59 points; he's now at 53.
Hoffman scored the game-winning goal and added a power-play assist in Saturday's 4-2 win over Colorado. Hoffman has amped up the production of late and has 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in his last 11 games. He has 48 points in 60 games and is on track to come close to his 59-point career high established last season.
Hoffman collected two assists -- one with the man advantage -- during Wednesday's win over Dallas. The 27-year-old winger has found the scoresheet in five of his past six outings, totaling a goal and six assists over that span. Hoffman has established himself as an excellent fantasy asset; to wit, he boasts a 19th-ranked 2.63 points per 60 minutes among all skaters with at least 3,000 minutes over the past three years. He's likely still undervalued in some fantasy circles, too.
Hoffman dished out two helpers and went plus-2 with two PIM against the Avalanche on Thursday. Hoffman skated on a line with the newly acquired Alex Burrows and Derick Brassard, and both of his helpers resulted in goals by Burrows. The 27-year-old winger has three goals and three assists in his past six appearances after failing to register a point over the previous five games. Hoffman also raised his rating to plus-10, making him one of just four players with double-digit power-play goals and a double-digit positive rating.
Hoffman (lower body) is in the lineup for Sunday's road matchup with Panthers, Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia reports. Hoffman took line rushes and is poised to return to the lineup after a two-game absence. He is slated to be on Ottawa's top line alongside Zack Smith and Kyle Turris. Hoffman posted a goal, an assist, and a plus-4 rating in his last five games before getting hurt, so he'll look to keep up the all-around efficiency Sunday.
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