Leddy has been scratched for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Flyers. Leddy's absence shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but could have some implications on fantasy lineups given the limited slate Sunday. With him out, Thomas Hickey (rest) and Adam Pelech will draw into the lineup, but neither provides the offensive support of the 25-year-old blueliner.
Leddy hasn't wrinkled the twine in his last 12 games. Although Leddy only has five goals on the season, his 34 assists prove how important he is to the Islanders defense. He is adept at leading the team out of the defensive zone as his 34 assists can attest to. What is most concerning to the Islanders and fantasy owners is that he is a minus-12 on the season. This is somewhat surprising as he was a plus-18 last year. Even with this fact Leddy may be the Isles most irreplaceable defenseman.
Leddy scored a goal and added a helper in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout loss to Toronto. Leddy's had a real knack for the scoresheet lately, posting three straight two-point efforts to give him 10 points over his last 10 contests. He won't blow you away with his goal (5) or shots on goal (96) totals, but the American d-man now has 36 points in 65 games, good for 24th among NHL rearguards.
Leddy recorded two assists -- one on the power play -- in Sunday's 6-4 win against the Rangers. Leddy's two-assist performance followed an assist that he picked up Thursday. With four assists in the last four games -- including three in the last two -- the blueliner now has 28 helpers and 32 points this season. His spot on the top power play unit makes him valuable from a fantasy aspect, as 16 of his points have come on the man advantage.
Leddy dished out three assists and finished with a plus-4 rating in Sunday's win over the Oilers. It was arguably Leddy's most productive night of the season, as the Isles cruised to an 8-1 win. The defenseman hasn't been lighting the lamp himself much this season, but he's collected 20 helpers and could approach the 40-point plateau for the first time in his career with a strong finish to the season.
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