Turris scored a power-play goal in the second period and the game-winning goal in the third frame Tuesday against the Bruins. So ends a lengthy stretch of far-from-elite production for Turris, who hadn't posted a multi-point game in more than a month -- a stretch in which he put up just five points (four goals and an assist) with a minus-5 rating over 12 games. He also missed three contests to a finger injury in that time span. Nonetheless, Turris still holds the top center position in Ottawa, and when he's at his best, the points can come in a hurry.
Turris scored a power-play goal in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Blackhawks. It was his team-leading 23rd goal of the season. While his career point mark is not within reach, Turris is just three goals from equalling his best set in 2013-14. Unfortunately, his four points (all goals) in his last 10 games are far from good enough to be a fantasy factor at pivot, unless your format overweights goals.
Turris (finger) will take part in Tuesday's clash with Tampa Bay. The 2007 first-round pick centered the team's top line and was included in the second power-play unit during Tuesday's morning skate, meaning he'll have plenty of opportunities to create offense in his return to the lineup. With 22 goals and 22 assists in 64 games this season, Turris is a solid option across the fantasy universe.
Turris (finger) should make his return Tuesday against Tampa Bay according to GM Pierre Dorion, Bruce Garrioch of TSN reports. The center has been a critical piece of the Senators offense this season, and his 44 points in 64 games have made him a viable fantasy option as well. While it's no guarantee that he'll suit up Tuesday, owners should be hopeful, and if he doesn't return then, he'll have a good shot at coming back Thursday against Chicago.
Turris (finger) will sit out another contest Saturday, Dean Brown of TSN 1200 reports. This was expected to be the case, as coach Guy Boucher announced Wednesday that the talented pivot could miss the three game road-trip that wraps up Saturday -- indeed, he was sidelined for Wednesday's contest in Dallas and Thursday's in Arizona. Fortunately for the Senators, Zack Smith is versatile and capable of holding down the center spot while Derick Brassard and Jean-Gabriel Pageau assume a top-six role in Turris' stead.
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