Chaput will move up and play on the top scoring line with Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin in Saturday's game against the Oilers, Derek Van Diest of NHL.com reports. Chaput gets a golden opportunity to show what he can do with the two most talented playmakers on the ice for Vancouver. The 24-year-old pivot has managed just four goals and seven points through 56 games so he isn't a recommended fantasy play in most seasonal formats unless he suddenly starts producing. However, he is worth a roll of the dice in DFS play since he'll get a crack as a top-six forward and his salary is super low.
Chaput (illness) is no longer on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site. It looks like the 24-year-old pivot will return after missing two games with mumps, but he won't be a viable fantasy option as a skater averaging a mere 9:45 of ice time this season.
Chaput will sit out another game Tuesday with the Red Wings in town, as he's dealing with the mumps, Farhan Lalji of TSN reports. The depth pivot unfortunately contracted the infectious viral disease this past Saturday, and now he'll miss his second straight contest as a result. Look for Brandon Sutter and Brendan Gaunce to fill the Canucks' bottom-six center slots with Chaput still unavailable.
Chaput will miss Saturday's game against the Sharks after showing symptoms of mumps, Matthew Sekeres of TSN 1040 reports. Chaput is one of four Canucks projected to miss Saturday's contest after the players contracted the virus during their bye week. It's unclear how long the illness will keep him sidelined, but Chaput doesn't contribute a whole lot offensively anyway -- he has just two points since Jan. 7.
Chaput scored a pair of goals in Sunday's win over Buffalo. It was the first time Chaput has found twine since early-January. He skates on the fourth line and only has six points, so he doesn't hold much fantasy value. He wasn't a big-time scorer in the AHL, so don't expect him to turn in many more two-goal nights.
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