Palat racked up three assists along with a plus-2 rating and two PIM in Thursday's 6-3 win over Boston. His point powered a huge win for the Bolts, who now trail Boston by three points for the final wild-card spot. All three helpers were of the primary variety, although the last one came on an empty-netter as Nikita Kucherov finished off his hat trick. Palat has been rolling of late, racking up a goal and eight assists in his last eight contests, with eight PIM to boot.
Palat (undisclosed) will play Saturday against the Capitals. Palat didn't miss a game with this undisclosed problem, although that doesn't mean he's in the clear. Capitals goalie Braden Holtby has a 2.03 GAA, which is currently the best rate in the NHL. Palat does have four points in his last five games, but it'll still be tough for him in this matchup.
Palat (undisclosed) is likely to play Saturday but an official decision on his status won't come until warmups. The Bolts have been decimated by the injury bug lately -- particularly at the center position -- so look for Palat to do all he can to lace 'em up for this contest. He's a physical two-way forward and a crafty one at that, recording 36 points (14 goals, 22 assists) with 11 points on the man advantage and 118 hits this season.
Per coach Jon Cooper, Palat may be dealing with an unspecified injury, Bryan Burns of NHL.com reports. "Not concerned yet, but hopefully that's where it ends," Cooper noted of Palat on Friday. The winger's status is thus worth tracking as Saturday's game against the Caps approaches. Palat had a four-game point-scoring streak snapped in Thursday's 5-0 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Palat tallied an assist Tuesday night in a win over Ottawa, stretching his current point streak to four games and four points (one goal, three assists). Palat is starting to warm up, but his production is still below his first two years with the Bolts (and on the Triplets Line). Still, this modest streak is worth exploiting for fantasy owners.
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