Niederreiter generated a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 road win over the Avalanche. Niederreiter was the beneficiary of a slick cross-ice pass from Eric Staal to give him a new career high in goals at 25. The breakout winger also has 32 helpers this year, which is nine ticks above his previous best. Perhaps the most impressive part of his surge is that he's doing all of this while barely averaging 15 minutes of ice time per contest. Consider using Niederreiter in playoff pools.
Niederreiter posted two goals, an assist and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's 5-3 win against the Hurricanes. After struggling from mid-February to late March, Niederreiter appears to have regained his scoring touch. He has four goals with six points over his past five outings. The Swiss right winger tied a career best with his 24th goal of the season.
Niederreiter scored twice in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Senators. Niederreiter showed good chemistry with new linemate Chris Stewart, who assisted on both his tallies. The Swiss winger had gone 16 games without a goal, but he's already established a new career high with 52 points. Surpassing his 2014-15 personal best of 24 goals is also doable if he stays hot in the season's remaining games.
Niederreiter distributed two power-play assists in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Blackhawks. Niederreiter led the Wild with five shots on goal, but finished with a minus-2 rating. Both of his assists came on goals by Mikael Granlund, as the second power-play unit converted on both of the team's opportunities with the extra man. Niederreiter's 45 points are a new career best.
Niederreiter scored a power-play goal during Minnesota's shootout win over Tampa Bay on Friday. The offense continues to pile on for Niederreiter, and he's in line to smash his previous career-best scoring marks. He has been an offensive force over the past 15 games with nine goals, 17 points and 45 shots, and if there is a buy-low window still open, it's time to pounce because there is potential for Niederreiter to continue padding the points column through the end of the year. With his prime years still ahead, there is even more appeal in keeper/dynasty settings, and the 24-year-old winger still carries a reasonable salary in daily contests.
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