VandeVelde won't be in the lineup for Sunday's game against Carolina, Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post reports. The winger will miss his first game of the year in the last contest of the season. With no games remaining, VandeVelde's concludes his campaign with just 15 points in 81 games.
VandeVelde has failed to register a point in each of his past eight games. The 29-year-old pivot has just one goal, two points and 35 shots through his past 44 games and remains completely off the fantasy radar. After all, he's averaged just 11:40 of ice time per outing during that stretch and is locked into a depth role.
VandeVelde played just 7:57 and did not register a shot, hit or blocked shot against Florida on Thursday. VandeVelde entered the game averaging 13:18 of ice time through his previous five games, but the addition of Valtteri Filppula will likely continue to cut into VandeVelde's playing time. The minute hit is warranted, too. The 29-year-old pivot has just a single assist through his past 34 games, after all. VandeVelde is completely off the fantasy radar.
VandeVelde has recorded a single assist while averaging just 12:37 of ice time through his past 20 games. The 29-year-old veteran was well on his way to a career year before the cold stretch, and he'll still likely top his previous career-high 15 points this season. His fantasy value remains limited, though. Without a promotion up the depth chart or more consistent offensive production, VandeVelde can be ignored in all virtual settings.
VandeVelde scored a goal and added an assist in Sunday's 5-3 victory over Calgary. The depth forward now has four points over a three-game point streak to give him seven in 22 contests this year. With an average ice time of less than 11 minutes per game and an assignment in the Flyers' bottom six, it's unlikely this hot streak will continue. That said, it's always wise to cash in on players while they're rolling, so he might be worth a look in daily formats in the short-term.
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