Lowry, on Thursday, signed a two-year contract extension with the Jets valued at $1.125 million annually. Lowry is a bruiser, having collected 187 hits in 74 games last season, his second go-around in the NHL. As a third liner, Lowry hasn't seen a whole lot of ice time -- 14:01 average last season -- which limits what he can do offensively. Consider clicking on his name in fantasy drafts if you need hits, but understand that he'll be hard to rely on in other categories.
Lowry received 10 PIM for misconduct and added a hit in Thursday's 3-2 loss to Detroit. The winger isn't necessarily known for being sent to the box, coming into the game with 129 PIM in his three-year career. However, Lowry does succeed in laying an opponent out, as he sits at 158 hits on the year. That alone keeps the 22-year-old as an option for leagues that reward punishing blows.
Lowry banged home a goal against Dallas on Tuesday in his first game back from injury. Lowry was in the midst of a six-game pointless streak when he was hurt, but was able to end the drought. Not a prolific scorer, Tuesday's tally was just the center's fourth of the season. Given the infrequency of his presence on the scoresheet and his lack of time on the power play, the 22-year-old is a stretch in even the deepest of leagues.
Lowry (upper body) will return to the lineup Tuesday night against the Stars, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Lowry's upper-body ailment proved to be a moderate issue as it had forced him out of five straight games. However, the All-Star break appears to have served him well. Lowry plays aggressively as he averages 2.88 hits per game, currently higher than anyone else on the Jets.
Lowry (upper body) hopes to rejoin the lineup Tuesday against the Stars, Sara Orlesky of TSN reports. Lowry hasn't played since mid-January because of the upper-body issue, but he's optimistic that stretch of absences will come to a close Tuesday. The team will need to officially activate him from injured reserve before the contest if that's to be the case, so expect another update if or when that happens.
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