Faksa scored the game-tying goal during Friday's win over Vancouver. Now sporting a three-game point streak with a goal and two helpers, Faksa is a candidate to look at in deep seasonal leagues. He finished last season with 11 points and 38 shots through his final 22 games, including the playoffs, so the 22-year-old forward has shown some offensive upside already during his early career. Keep an eye on Faksa in daily contests as a low-priced flier, too.
Faksa earned two assists in a 4-2 win over the Flames on Thursday. Faksa doubled his point total on the season from two to four at the expense of Brian Elliott and the Flames, setting up a pair of first-period markers. Given his healthy average ice time of 16:02 through 14 games, it's hard to believe he hasn't done more with his opportunities other than the single goal and three apples. That said, Faksa is currently skating on a line with Lauri Korpikoski and fantasy stud Jamie Benn in an offensive role, so perhaps the points will start to starting coming in with more frequency.
Faksa posted his first goal of the season for Dallas in Thursday's OT loss to Los Angeles. The Stars expect big things from the 22-year-old, whose fantasy value remains a bit of a mystery. He's a strong defensive player with offensive upside but has yet to prove what he's capable of on a fantasy roster.
Faksa (concussion) is listed on the Stars' game-day roster for Wednesday's preseason matchup with Colorado, Drew Spevak of Denver Sports 760 reports. Faksa sustained a concussion while representing Team Czech Republic at the World Cup of Hockey, but returned to practice Monday, and appears to have fully recovered from the ailment due to his inclusion on Wednesday's game-day roster. The 22-year-old forward should be fully healthy heading into the regular season, but won't be worth consideration in most fantasy leagues due to his limited offensive upside and bottom-six role with the Stars.
Faksa is expected to be over his concussion injury in time for the start of the season. Faksa sustained the injury during the World Cup of Hockey and missed the beginning of training camp. He'll reportedly resume skating early next week and ramp up his participation level. The No. 13 overall pick in the 2012 draft averaged nearly a point per game last season with AHL Texas and flaunted his defensive skills to the tune of 48 hits and 33 blocked shots with the parent club.
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