Kassian dished out a pair of helpers Tuesday against Dallas. Kassian also tied Darnell Nurse's game-high plus-4 rating in this 7-1 win. He still has just 21 points in 66 appearances this season, but four of those have come in the past four games. It's unwise to expect much production from the bottom-six forward, who's topped 15 minutes of playing time on just four occasions this year.
Kassian had a goal, two shots and a team-leading five hits in Edmonton's 4-3 win over Detroit on Saturday. While he's not quite back to that impressive 42-game run in 2014-15 where he scored 10 goals, Kassian is contributing. He has depth value in deeper leagues, accumulating six goals and 18 points through 62 games.
Kassian recorded just two shots through 15:27 of ice time in Tuesday's loss to Minnesota. That five-game point streak is firmly in the rearview mirror, even though Tuesday's game saw him take up much more than his season average ice time of 12:01. If you're rostering Kassian, the point streak was gravy. There's little reason to expect that his production can continue at that level. He has 15 points in 49 games this season. The point streak caught him up to about the point pace that should be expected over the course of the season.
Though he saw just 10:55 of ice time, Kassian posted his third goal of the season in Wednesday's win over Florida. That's got to be a relief for Kassian, who scored two goals in the first six games of the season and hasn't seen the back of the net since. With an ice time average of 11:59 and only 12 points on the year, his utility in most fantasy formats is limited to hits (97) and penalty minutes (72).
Kassian collected two assists and finished with four hits and 12 PIM during Wednesday's win over the Coyotes. With just nine points -- two goals -- through 32 games, Kassian's fantasy value lies in his willingness to spend time in the penalty box. He has 57 PIM for the year, and despite some opportunities to skate in a more offensively inclined role, the 25-year-old winger looks locked into fourth-line duty for the foreseeable future. It hinders his fantasy upside.
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