Toffoli recently underwent a minor surgical procedure on his left knee, but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. The operation Toffoli underwent is almost certainly related to the lower-body injury that kept him out for 19 games in the middle of the season, but it doesn't seem like something that will hamper his ability to play at the beginning of next season. The 25-year-old racked up just 34 points and a plus-6 rating in the 63 games he did suit up for, so he'll be looking for a bounce-back campaign in 2017-18.
Toffoli found twine for the 15th time this season in Friday's 2-0 road win over the Canucks. The fifth-year pivot jumped out on a rush from the neutral zone and proceeded to lift the puck top shelf, benefiting from a fortuitous ricochet against the pipe. Toffoli qualifies as a bit of a fantasy bust given that he doesn't even have half as many goals compared to that over 82 games last season, and his assists are down as well. To be fair, though, a lower-body injury from the winter paid him no favors since it wiped out 19 contests.
Toffoli's two assists in Thursday's win against the Jets give him 17 on the season. It's been a frustrating year for Toffoli, who scored 31 goals and 58 points last year. His numbers are down across the board, even on a pro-rated basis. Toffoli was expected to take another step this season, and it's no coincidence the Kings have struggled on offense. He's hard to rely on in fantasy due to his inconsistent production this season, and it's even harder when head coach Darryl Sutter mixes up the lines. With dates against the Rangers, Oilers and Flames coming up, scoring won't be getting any easier.
Toffoli tallied two goals in a 3-2 shootout loss to the visiting Coyotes on Tuesday. All four regulation goals in this one were scored by just two players, as Max Domi also potted a pair for Arizona. Toffoli snapped a seven-game goal drought by bulging the twine, giving him 14 in addition to 15 assists in 50 contests this year.
Toffoli found the net twice Saturday in a 4-1 win over Anaheim. Toffoli got both goals in the third period; the second one stood up as the winner. He has struggled to find the net since his return from injury in early February (he has four points, all goals, in 10 games since Feb. 4). Toffoli is well off his pace of last season, but it's important to note that the Kings offense overall has struggled to this point in the season. They're warming up and maybe Toffoli is, too. Roll the dice.
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