Boedker earned a helper Saturday against his former team, the Coyotes. With the apple, Boedker now has a very respectable 10 points in his last 14 games. Still, the Dane has only managed 18 points in his first season in San Jose, and he's largely been a bust for those that thought an improved supporting cast would help him potentially challenge his career high of 51 set in 2013-14.
Boedker scored three goals and skated to a plus-2 in a 5-3 win over the Oilers on Tuesday. Believe it or not, Boedker's trio of tallies doubled his goal output to six on the season, as he's struggled immensely to find his way in his first campaign with the Sharks. However, with four goals in his last two games and six points over his last six, things could finally be looking up for the former Coyote, so you may want to keep tabs on him as a potential waiver-wire candidate in the second half of the season.
Boedker registered a power-play assist Friday night, helping the Sharks to a 4-2 road win over the Canadiens. Boedker still seems off-kilter in his first campaign dressed in teal. As a team, the Sharks own a division-high plus-11 goal differential, yet the winger has just six points and a minus-4 rating in 31 games. Boedker has seen his average ice time drop from roughly 18 minutes per contest between Arizona and Colorado last season, all the way down to 14:40 with San Jose. The Dane's shooting percentage has suffered as well, as he's at a career-low 6.1 rate. This could simply be a case of Boedker trying to do too much when he could be relying more on some of the team's big names like Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton to help his own production.
Boedker added his second assist of the season in Wednesday's win against Los Angeles. After a 12-game point drought, Boedker has now recorded an assist in back-to-back games. The 26-year-old is only seeing an average of 14:36 of ice time, which limits his fantasy value (four points in 24 games) in most formats. Last season with Arizona and Colorado, the 26-year-old posted 51 points (17 goals, 34 assists) in 80 games.
Boedker has managed just two points in 22 games this season. Boedker's career as a Shark has been disastrous to date. He's currently mired in a 12-game point drought and has fired just 20 shots on goal after putting up 166 to go with 17 goals and 51 points last year in Arizona and Colorado. His ice time (14:41) is down nearly four full minutes from 2015-16, too, which is likely a product of his struggles as well as the Sharks' depth at forward. Nonetheless, those that keyed on the 26-year-old Dane as a potential breakout candidate this year have been let down in a big way and can probably cut -- or at the very least, bench -- Boedker until he shows some signs of life.
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