Pageau scored the Senators' only goal in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Canadiens. Pageau has just 29 points in 74 games this season, but he's warming up with six points (three goals, three assists) in his last 10 outings. Pageau may be an easy grab off the wire in some formats if you need to fill an injury in the bottom half of your roster.
Pageau contributed a goal and an assist Thursday in Arizona. Pageau's second-period goal came just 41 seconds after Brendan Perlini opened the scoring for the Coyotes. He also tied Erik Karlsson for the team lead with six shots, and it was Pageau who drew the lone helper on the skilled blueliner's equalizer in the third period of a 3-2 overtime win. Pageau has quietly scored in three straight after totaling just six goals in the first 63 games.
Pageau has managed six goals and 20 points through 53 games, well off last season's pace when he scored 19 goals and 43 points. However, he has been asked to shadow the top opponent's skater, and coach Guy Boucher is excited about his play as a defensive forward, Ken Warren of The Ottawa Citizen reports. Pageau has been doing the little things like win faceoffs, play strong defense and collect occasional hits. It's not the kind of thing that fantasy owners get a lot of points, but it is extremely valuable to his real team. Pageau's coach is pleased with his effort, so do not look for a change in the near future. As such, Pageau's fantasy appeal remains limited to deeper pools, especially those formats rewarding wins in the face-off circle.
Pageau snapped a six-game point drought with a shorthanded assist during Thursday's win over Dallas. After climbing the depth chart and registering 19 goals and 43 points last season, Pageau is back to a third-line role and providing limited offensive numbers. He has just five goals and 19 points through 52 games, after all. There aren't many settings where Pageau is moving the fantasy needle, including in daily contests.
Pageau filled the scoresheet with a goal, an assist, a plus-2 rating and two PIM in Tuesday's victory over St. Louis. He'd been scuffling over his last six games, netting just a lonely assist. In fact, Pageau's overall production -- just 16 points in 42 games -- has dropped sharply despite his ice time having dropped only slightly relative to last year. The biggest difference has been a total lack of the shorthanded production that defined his 2015-16; he netted seven goals and two assists while killing penalties last year, but the gritty center has no points at all in those situations this year.
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