De Haan notched his 14th assist of the season in a 4-3 victory over the Oilers on Tuesday. De Haan has never truly developed offensively, but the 14 assists do tie his career high and his 18 points are a career best. His biggest value is in his defensive zone, as he's gone plus-12. The Islanders will need him to keep up his steady play as they try to secure the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference.
De Haan only has two points in his last 24 games. The Islanders will have a tough choice to make in the expansion draft next season as it seems either de Haan or Thomas Hickey will be left exposed. Although de Haan only has two goals and nine points this season, he is also a plus 7 which is pretty impressive when you consider the team is a minus 8 overall. He will continue to anchor the second pairing on the blue line for New York.
de Haan scored a goal in a 5-1 victory over the Sabres on Friday. The 25-year-old blue liner isn't usually involved on offense, but one of his two shots beat Sabres netminder Anders Nilsson. However, this hardly makes de Haan fantasy relevant, as this was his first point in 15 games. He has never scored more than three goals or 16 points in a season.
De Haan will not be required to meet with the league for Tuesday's hit on Jonathan Drouin (head), Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. De Haan picked up 10 PIM in Tuesday's contest, a 6-1 beat down from the Lightning. The blueliner record his third point of the season in that matchup and while he does have a solid plus/minus rating at plus-5, probably does not offer enough in terms of scoring to justify a spot on most fantasy rosters.
De Haan picked up an assist and blocked seven shots in Wednesday's loss to the Canadiens. A game after notching his first point of the year -- a goal Sunday against Minnesota -- de Haan got right back on the scoresheet. He skated under 17 minutes in two of the season's first three games, but has averaged nearly 20 over the last three, although de Haan's power-play time remains spotty. It's good to see him start getting involved offensively; still, his main fantasy utility seems likely to come via the defensive categories: hits and blocks.
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