Faksa scored his 10th goal of the season during Monday's win over Washington. More of a puck distributor than a finisher, Faksa is up to 10 goals and 30 points through 64 games this year. While the 23-year-old pivot is developing into an intriguing asset in keeper/dynasty settings, he's still a low priority in the majority of seasonal leagues. It's worth noting that despite beginning 60.2 percent of his five-on-five shifts in the defensive zone during his short career, Faksa has been able to post a solid 52.1 Corsi For percentage. The 2017-18 campaign could provide the setting for a breakout showing.
As expected, Faska (lower body) will be in the lineup to face Toronto on Tuesday. Faksa returns to the lineup after a brief two-game absence, likely benefiting from the added time off due to the All-Star break. Prior to getting hurt, the center had garnered an impressive nine points in as many games. While fantasy owners likely would prefer some more goals over that stretch -- just one against the Sabres -- eight helpers is certainly nothing to scoff at. Adam Cracknell would appear to be the most likely candidate to be scratched from the lineup Tuesday, although Devin Shore would be another possibility.
Coach Lindy Ruff suggested Monday that Faksa (lower body) could return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Maple Leafs, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports. Faksa skipped the team's final two games of the first half due to the lower-body issue, but it appears the extended rest during the All-Star break might have done the trick. He skated alongside Patrick Sharp and Devin Shore prior to suffering the injury and should return to the line when he's ready to go. Expect another update on him come gameday.
Faksa (lower body) will miss the last two games before the All-Star break. The forward was having a nice month before getting injured, with nine points in 10 games in January. With four days between games, he will get a chance to rest up, but there is no guarantee he will return after two games, so owners should keep their eyes peeled for an update closer to puck drop on Jan. 31.
Faksa handed out a pair of assists in Tuesday's 7-6 victory over the Rangers. He's got a four-game point streak going, and Faksa's operating at better than a point-per-game pace over his last seven, collecting a goal and eight assists in that span. The 23-year-old Czech may still be underrated in fantasy circles, but he's seeing solid minutes (only Jamie Benn had more among Stars forwards Tuesday) and producing, so it's time to check your waiver wire.
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