Sheahan established a new career mark for goals (14) when he scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers. Sheahan saw his point total drop to just 25 this season, but he gained an edge to his game -- his hits tripled this season (from 21 to 69). It remains to be seen if his game will develop toward offence or grit, so keep with caution.
Sheahan tallied his 12th goal of the season in Monday's 3-2 win against Buffalo. Sheahan is close to matching last season's 13-goal tally, but will fall far short of his 36-point total as he is currently at 21 points. It seems like everyone on the Red Wings' roster outside of Dylan Larkin has regressed offensively this season, and Sheahan is no different. While he does have three goals in his last three games, that is unlikely to continue.
Sheahan scored two goals on four shots in Thursday's 4-3 win over Montreal. Sheahan isn't much of a scorer in the bottom six, as this was the center's first multi-goal outing of the season. The 24-year-old also went nine games without a tally, and four shots is tied for his second-highest total on the year. Needless to say, the 2010 first-round pick seems unlikely to light the lamp twice again this campaign.
Sheahan not only netted his team's only regulation goal, he also scored one of his team's shootout goals in a 2-1 win against Colorado on Tuesday. Sheahan's first shootout attempt of the season went well, as coach Jeff Blashill shook up his usual rotation after some struggles in the shootout. The game will hopefully be a confidence boost for Sheahan, as the goal snapped a 17-game scoreless streak for the winger.
Sheahan (illness) will return to the Red Wings' lineup Thursday against Florida. Sheahan will slot back into the lineup as a bottom-six forward against the Panthers. The former first-round pick has tallied 13 points (seven goals, six assists) in 49 games this season.
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