Ferland potted two goals Tuesday in Nashville. Ferland opened the scoring just 46 seconds in, then added a second tally later in the opening frame for his first career multi-goal effort. The 24-year-old forward has made a major leap of late, lighting the lamp five times in his past nine games after scoring just 11 goals in his first 144 appearances.
Ferland has recorded four points, including three goals, over his last six games. The fourth-line depth forward is best known for his physical contributions (207 hits last year, 107 so far this season), so the recent surge of points has been a nice bonus for those in the deepest formats that roster him. Also, Ferland's 15 points are three shy of his career high from 2015-16 (in 18 additional games), which is a positive sign for his development and career progression at the NHL level.
Ferland (lower body) will suit up against the Predators on Thursday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The FAN reports. Ferland, who has missed the Flames' previous three outings, is currently bogged down in a 12-game point drought. Considering the winger is averaging a mere 10:55 of ice time per night, we will really have to take advantage of his limited opportunities if he is going to get back on the scoresheet. Sam Bennett will get bumped from the lineup for Thursday's outing now that Ferland is healthy enough to play.
Ferland (lower body) did not take pregame warmups and, thus, will not suit up for Tuesday night's game against the Panthers. Again, don't take a player's self-assessment as gospel -- they often don't end up playing, as was the case here. Ferland will miss his third game in a row and Freddie Hamilton figures to draw into the lineup in his place. Ferland will try to give it another go against the Predators on Thursday .
Ferland (lower body) now says he will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's contest with the Panthers, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 reports. It's tough to count on a player's assessment of his own injury status and this is exactly the reason why. Going by his previous statement that he would play Tuesday, we'd lean towards him playing but definitely check back before puck drop to make sure. Either way, he isn't much of a fantasy asset until he can see more ice time.
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