Jackman enters the All-Star break with just three points in 49 games this season. Jackman registered exactly 15 points in each of the previous two seasons, but will be lucky to reach double-digits this year given his current pace. In truth, with guys like Shea Weber and Roman Josi patrolling the Preds' blue line, the team really doesn't need him to add much by way of offense anyway. Other than his team-leading 60 PIM, Jackman doesn't rank particularly well in any peripheral stat category, giving him marginal value at best in most fantasy formats.
Jackman left Monday's game against the Rangers briefly in the second period after taking a puck to the knee, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports. Jackman was visibly in considerable pain following the shot, hobbling around the ice as he finished his shift. Fortunately, he returned to the game later in the third period, and finished with a respectable 18:14 in ice time. Jackman has just two points in 35 games so far this season, rendering him pretty much useless in all but the deepest of fantasy formats.
Jackman received a fighting major and a game misconduct during Saturday's 7-0 rout of the Jets. He saw just 7:55 of ice time but was a plus-2 and had 15 PIM. It's an odd-looking stat line for Jackman, who plays a physical game but usually shows enough discipline to say out of penalty trouble. For example, he had just 47 PIM all of last season, but he's already up to 26 after Saturday's scrappy affair with the Jets. Consider it a nice little bonus for the handful of you out there who own him - it won't happen often.
Jackman (upper body) will return to the Predators' lineup for Thursday's tilt against the Ducks, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports. Jackman was forced to miss Tuesday's matchup with the Lightning with the upper-body injury, but is now apparently healthy enough to re-join Nashville's lineup Thursday against Anaheim. The 34-year-old veteran defender has yet to register a point this season, but enters Thursday's contest with a plus-3 rating.
Jackman missed Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay with an upper-body injury, Adam Vingan of the Tennessean reports. The 34-year-old Jackman is normally about as durable as they come - Tuesday marked just the ninth NHL game he's missed since the 2011-12 season - so this could actually be something serious. Mark him down as day-to-day for now, but the situation is worth monitoring. Check back for Jackman's official status prior to the Preds' net game - Thursday against the Ducks.
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