Sbisa earned a pair of assists in a loss to the Rangers on Tuesday. Sbisa was the lone bright spot in an embarrassing 7-2 home loss to the visiting Blueshirts, who went bananas for four goals on seven shots in the third period. He doesn't factor much into anything fantasy related very often, as his two assists tripled his point output to three in 17 games this season to go with minimal shots (six), PIM (eight), hits (27) and blocked shots (26).
Sbisa (upper body) will play for Team Europe in the World Cup of Hockey, Sean Leahy of Yahoo! Sports reports. Sbisa, who missed the final 41 games last season due to an upper-body injury, will get an opportunity to show how healthy he is and to work off any accumulated offseason rust before the Canucks open training camp. The 26-year-old defenseman netted two goals and dished out six assists in his 2015-16 injury-shortened campaign.
Sbisa (upper body) may miss the rest of the 2015-16 season, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports. Out since March 14 with the upper-body issue, the blueliner's status shouldn't be of too much concern in the fantasy world. If it's the end of the road in 2015-16, Sbisa will finish with eight points (two goals, six assists), 29 shots on goal, 26 penalty minutes and 17:23 of average ice time over 41 games this season.
Sbisa's injury appears to be as bad as originally expected as he will be out a week at minimum. Sbisa is one of several Canucks currently battling an injury. The 26-year-old has a low-end fantasy value as he has tallied a paltry eight points on the year while also logging a pitiful 17:23 in ice time per contest. Fellow blueliner Nikita Tryamkin will slide into the Italian's spot on the depth chart.
Coach Willie Desjardins doesn't expect Sbisa to be back "anytime soon" after suffering an upper-body injury in Monday's game against the Jets. In Sbisa's absence, Yannick Weber seems to be the favorite for added playing time with the true extent of Sbisa's injury still unclear, although he's expected to be reevaluated Tuesday.
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