Goloubef has a single point in his last 17 games and a total of three this season. The lack of production from the defenseman isn't at all surprising considering he had just 18 points across 96 games with the Blue Jackets heading into this season. In fact, Goloubef didn't even suit up for Columbus this year before being traded to the Avs on Nov. 28, and it's clear that -- even though he's averaged 18:04 with his his new team -- the change of scenery hasn't done much for his fantasy prospects.
Goloubef pitched in an assist Saturday in a 3-2 overtime loss to San Jose. The depth defender has laced up the skates just 15 times this season, so it's not really surprising he's recorded a mere three points (all assists). Furthermore, the former Blue Jacket has never put up more than nine points in a season at the NHL level, nor has he played in more than 43 contests, so he's not likely to be relevant for fantasy purposes anytime soon.
Goloubef picked up a pair of assists over 14:24 of ice time in Tuesday's 6-3 win over Colorado. That's very slender ice time for a defenseman, but it's pretty much in line with Goloubef's usage of late. He's a third-pairing guy at best who often lands in the press box as the seventh defenseman, leaving the 27-year-old with basically no fantasy value.
Goloubef was called up from the minors Monday, Terry Frei of The Denver Post reports. Goloubef, who was recently acquired via trade, could be called into action right away due to the injury to Erik Johnson (leg). The 27-year-old has yet to appear in an NHL contest this season, but has registered eight points in 18 outings in the AHL. If Fedor Tyutin (lower body) is unable to suit up, Goloubef figures to slot into the Avs lineup Monday against Nashville.
Goloubef was traded to the Avalanche on Monday in exchange for Ryan Stanton. Neither player has suited up for NHL action this season and will immediately join their new club's AHL affiliate. Goloubef has 18 points over 96 career contests with Columbus and was a second round draft selection by the Jackets in 2008.
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