Santorelli scored the game-winning goal against the Sharks on Friday. It was the lone goal of the game, as Santorelli beat San Jose netminder Martin Jones up high with a wicked wrist shot early in the third period. Santorelli has scored four goals in 25 games this year, but considering he's playing on the fourth line and seeing no power-play time, it's easy to see why hes stuck on five points. The 29-year-old is a former 20-goal-scorer, but when he's seeing just 6:45 of ice time -- as he did Friday -- don't expect much in terms of production.
Santorelli did not have a November to remember, as he finished the month with one goal and no assists. Considering Santorelli's season totals of three goals and one assist, it seems remarkable that he actually led his team in goals for a time. He hasn't registered an assist since Anaheim's second game of the season, and only has one goal in his last 15 games. His somewhat promising start appears to have been a mirage, and if for some reason you're still holding out hope for Mike Santorelli's fantasy relevance this season, it's definitely time to cut ties.
Santorelli scored his first of the season in Anaheim's 4-1 win over Minnesota on Sunday. The goal comes on the heels of being a healthy scratch in Friday's loss to the Avs. Santorelli skated on Anaheim's fourth line alongside Patrick Maroon and Shawn Horcoff on Sunday, a line that packs a little bit of everything from grit to speed and skill. While the third period tally was a nice thing for the line, don't expect the scoring to continue with much reliability in the coming weeks.
Mike Santorelli signed a one-year, $875,000 contract with the Ducks on Monday.
Mike Santorelli isn't skating on a regular line during warmups and looks to be a healthy scratch Tuesday against the Avalanche, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.
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