Ekman-Larsson finished the season with a career-high 55 points. The talented blueliner lead the Coyotes with 34 assists, also a new career high. Arizona could be a very good team in the future thanks to a lot of young talent. Ekman-Larsson should continue to be one of the top offensive defensemen in the NHL.
Ekman-Larsson dished out two assists and registered two PIM in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to Nashville. Ekman-Larsson is finishing out his best campaign as a pro in fine fashion, earning a goal and three helpers in April (four contests). The 24-year-old was slowed by injuries at times during the year, which means his final numbers could have looked even better. The blueliner sits on 55 points with one game remaining in the Arizona's season.
Ekman-Larsson (illness) scored a goal in his return to the lineup Saturday, adding two shots on goal, two hits and two blocked shots in 24:30 of ice time. The blueliner skipped Thursday's game because of the illness but made a statement in his return to the lineup. One of more offensive-minded defenseman in the league, his return should be music to the ears of fantasy owners in the playoffs.
Ekman-Larsson (illness) is expected to play Saturday against the Capitals, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Ekman-Larsson was held out of Thursday's game due to the illness, but head coach Dave Tippett said he was feeling better leading up to game time, so he should be able to return to the ice Saturday night.
Ekman-Larsson will miss Thursday's game with an illness and is considered day-to-day, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. This is nearly the best-case scenario for the star blueliner's absence, as an illness shouldn't hold him out very long. Klas Dahlbeck will draw into the lineup in his place Thursday, but he doesn't possess the offensive skills of Ekman-Larsson. The 24-year-old will now aim for a return Saturday against the Capitals.
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