Smith (finger) is listed as a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against the Flyers, NHL.com reports. Smith has missed the past four games and six of the last seven. He's entrenched in a reserve role, and that makes him an unappealing option in all fantasy formats.
Smith (finger) is not in the lineup for Tuesday night's clash with the Red Wings, Paul Hendrick of Leafs TV reports. The team has yet to establish any sort of timetable for Smith's return, but it's entirely possible that the 28-year-old keeps riding the pine simply because he can't crack the lineup as it currently stands. Either way, his four points on the season keep him off the fantasy radar in most formats.
Smith was not available to practice with the team Monday as he was receiving treatment on the finger he broke in December, David Alter of The Athletic reports. Smith missed 18 games with this ailment previously and it is unclear whether the treatment he is receiving is routine or part of the reason he has played in just one of the Leafs' previous six outings. Considering he is not on IR and had been practicing prior to Monday, the center's lack of playing time could have more to do with the arrival of Brian Boyle.
Smith has just one point since his Feb. 2 return from injury. That's a span of 11 games. Smith plays a sturdy game on the Leafs bottom six, but that does not make him worthy of fantasy consideration.
Smith (hand) was activated from the injured reserve list Thursday, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports. A hand injury has sidelined Smith since mid-December, but he hasn't contributed much offensively even when healthy. The veteran's best season occurred in 2013-14 with the Blackhawks, when he posted 26 points (14 goals, 12 assists) over 75 games. He has tallied just three points through 24 contests with the Maple Leafs this season and has averaged just 11:50 of ice time, keeping his fantasy upside relatively low even when he draws into the lineup.
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