Vatanen posted a goal, assist and plus-1 rating with a pair of blocked shots in Friday's 5-2 win against the Maple Leafs. It was Vatanen's first multi-point game since Oct. 26 against the Predators. He doesn't offer much offense, but he has posted 103 blocked shots through 55 games. Despite the two-point effort, Vatanen remains useful only in the deepest of fantasy formats at this point.
Vatanen (lower body) has been activated off injured reserve, and is expected to be in the lineup for Friday's game against the Panthers. It appears as though the Ducks won't waste any time easing Vatanen back into action, as the 25-year-old blueliner is expected to skate on the team's top pairing and first power-play unit during Friday's contest. The Finnish defender has had a somewhat disappointing campaign with just 17 points in 49 games, but he's still a solid bench option in most fantasy formats.
Vatanen (lower body) is listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site. The Finnish blueliner has missed the past five games due to the injury, with the Ducks winning only two of those -- including Tuesday's road shutout over the Wild. Vatanen's already eligible to return based on the rules for seven-day IR, so now it's just a matter of how quickly he can round out his recovery. The Ducks next play against the Panthers at home Friday.
Vatanen (lower body) is unable to play Tuesday's game against Minnesota, Ducks radio analyst Dan Wood reports. The Finnish defenseman had originally been deemed fit to return Tuesday, but must have suffered a setback during Tuesday's morning skate. Expect a further update on Vatanen's status to come ahead of Friday's game against Florida and the Ducks' defensive corps to continue with the same personnel for the time being.
Vatanen (lower body) is healthy enough to return for Tuesday's matchup with Minnesota, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. While coach Randy Carlyle listing Vatanen as "an option for us" isn't the solid confirmation fantasy owners might want, leaving your second leading scorer from the blue line out of the lineup when he is healthy would be an interesting decision. If the 25-year-old does in fact suit up, Shea Theodore or Josh Manson would seem the most likely candidates to watch from the pressbox Tuesday.
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