Spooner is likely to be scratched from Game 5 against the Senators on Friday, Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com reports. Spooner reportedly was omitted from line rushes at morning skate, hence the feeling that he won't play in his hometown for a must-win playoff match. The 25-year-old produced a pair of assists in consecutive overtime losses during this Round 1 series, but he's otherwise struggled with a minus-2 rating. Spooner will be a restricted free agent this summer and thus is no lock to stay with the B's. In fact, if the Bruins lose this next one, he may find himself in a new sweater in 2017-18.
Spooner registered a power-play assist during Monday's Game 3 loss to Ottawa. Spooner also picked up a helper with the man advantage in Game 2, but he appears to be morphing into a bit of a power-play specialist in the series. His even-strength ice time was cut to just 7:14, which was the lowest among all Bruins. That's obviously not encouraging for his current fantasy value, regardless of his active two-game point streak.
Spooner scored the opening goal during Sunday's win over Chicago. The 25-year-old forward hasn't been able to match last season's production (13 goals and 49 points), and Spooner has also showed much less offensive consistency at even strength. However, he's been a little better of late with a goal and five helpers through his past 10 games. Still, Spooner is likely best left to deeper seasonal settings.
Spooner (concussion) recorded an assist in 14:40 worth of ice time in his return to action in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Flames. Spooner, who had missed the B's previous three contests, logged 2:33 worth of power-play ice time while lifting his season stat line to 11 goals and 35 points over 66 games. Fourteen of Spooner's points have come with the man advantage, and as long as he continues to see his share of power-play action, he'll maintain a degree of fantasy utility down the stretch.
Spooner (concussion) will rejoin the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Flames. The 25-year-old forward had missed three straight contests after suffering a concussion against the Senators, but he can again be utilized normally in both season-long and daily formats. While Spooner hasn't busted out following a promising 2015-16 campaign, he was in the midst of an uptick prior to the injury, notching 12 points in a span of 16 games.
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