Roussel played through an abdominal strain during the playoffs. While Roussel's abdominal issue may have bothered the 26-year-old winger during the Stars' playoff run, it shouldn't hinder his ability to be ready for the start of next season's training camp. Roussel was relatively productive in a bottom-six role with Dallas in 2015-16, notching 29 points (13 goals, 16 assists) while averaging 13:51 of ice time over 80 regular-season contests. The Frenchman should be similarly productive next season barring injury.
Roussel scored a goal on one shot and finished with a plus-1 rating in 13:14 of ice time in Saturday's Game 2 win over the WIld. Roussel opened the scoring in the game 3:54 into the second period. It was an extremely odd goal as the puck circled around the back of the net and deflected off Roussel's skate and went up and over the goal bouncing off of Devan Dubnyk's back and into the net. Roussel finished the regular season tying a career high in points with 29. The goal was Roussel's first of his playoff career and the Stars are hoping that the depth scoring keeps up.
Roussel didn't grab a point, but had four hits, two shots and a blocked shot in Tuesday's loss to the Kings. Roussel has been a reliable source of penalty minutes over the last few seasons. However, as he has started to get more points on the board in the last few weeks, he appears to have cleaned up his game. He's without a penalty in five games and has just six penalty minutes in his last nine games. A five-game stretch without a penalty is the longest stretch he's had this season. During that nine-game run he's also averaging almost a half-hit per game more than he has the rest of the season. The physicality isn't gone, it's just manifesting in different ways.
Roussel potted a goal in Sunday's win over the Senators. Roussel was responsible for the game-winner, breaking the tie with just 2:14 remaining. The 26-year-old typically won't rack up points though, so his main fantasy value lies in his tendency to find himself in the penalty box, ranking 10th in the league with 99 penalty minutes.
Roussel registered a goal, an assist, and four PIM in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Nashville. Roussel isn't one to make this kind of noise in the box score, notching multiple points for only the third time of the season. Still, you can count on the 26-year-old to find the penalty box, as he's been there for 13 total minutes in the last six games. Additionally, the winger has registered four or more PIM in 12 outings this year, further solidifying his spot in leagues that reward stepping into the box.
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