Manning potted a goal -- his first at the NHL level -- while collected a pair of PIM and two hits in Monday's 4-1 drubbing of the Islanders. His first goal came at a crucial time, as the Flyers look to secure the final playoff spot in the East. Manning hasn't produced much in the way of points this season, collecting just seven on the season. And while his PIM totals are attractive, they've mostly come sporadically in large amounts. These two PIM are the first he's earned since he spent 10 minutes in the sin bin in early March.
Manning will suit up for Tuesday's matchup against Carolina, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Manning has been a healthy scratch for the Flyers' last four outings. The 25-year-old has failed to register a point since Dec. 8 when he grabbed one of his three assists of the season. Given his lack of production, the defenseman offers almost zero fantasy value and would be considered a huge gamble in your daily lineup.
Manning will not face the Blue Jackets on Saturday because he will be a healthy scratch, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. This is simply a strategic call by Flyers coach Dave Hakstol, who reportedly wants to start Luke Schenn, the more imposing defenseman, against a big Blue Jackets squad Saturday.
Manning has had a relatively quiet season thus far, producing just three points -- all assists -- in 26 games. Averaging just under 17 minutes of ice time, Manning is posting a plus-2 rating for the season to go along with 23 PIM. He's got as many points in 26 games this season as he did in 11 games last season. While he's still relatively young at 25 years old, his fantasy value is nonexistent at this point.
Brandon Manning will start the season on the right side opposite Michael Del Zotto, reports Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia.
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