VandeVelde collected an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to Toronto. It's his first point since March 15. VandeVelde has struggled to find decent ice time this season, and that's resulted in just 14 points in 77 games. He's got two more games to adjust his stat line. He'll face the Penguins Saturday and suit up against the Islanders on Sunday.
Vandevelde has been scratched and thus will not play Tuesday against Columbus. Vandevelde is now eligible to return from a two-game suspension he served for his hit on the Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews. The 29-year-old center hasn't been much of a fantasy force this season, notching just 13 points in 69 contests.
Vandevelde has received a two-game suspension for his hit on the Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports. VandeVelde could appeal the two-game ban, but if it holds as is, his next chance to return would come next Tuesday against the Blue Jackets. While the Flyers may miss his physical presence, the 29-year-old forward's absence shouldn't have much of an impact in fantasy circles.
VandeVelde grabbed his first point in nine games with an empty-net assist in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Montreal. He added two PIM in just under 13 minutes of ice time. The fourth-liner has started off the right way after the All-Star pause, though with just eight points in 48 games, we'd be Pinocchio if we said this pace will continue.
VandeVelde scored a goal and added an assist in Monday's 4-3 win over St. Louis. VandeVelde effectively increased his point total by 50 percent in this one, as he's now got six points in 34 games this year. With just eight PIM, 42 shots on goal and a minus-4 rating, his value lies solely with his grinder-role with the Flyers and isn't likely to enter the fantasy conversation any time soon.
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