Sustr picked up a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-3 win over Detroit. He came in on an eight-game point drought, part of Sustr's brutal 12 points in 74 games (including this one). With precious little going on in his peripherals, it's hard to imagine a fantasy format where the Czech blueliner is relevant.
Sustr is just four blocked shots from tying his career mark of 84. Sustr is carving a niche for himself as a stay-at-home shot blocker. That makes him a great teammate, but an awful fantasy player. Sustr has just eight points in 59 games this season.
Sustr doesn't have a point since Dec. 29. Sustr is a massive crease clearer who will never get the offenisve opportunity -- he's a big-bodied muscle that makes life easier for his goalie. Nothing more and nothing less
Sustr potted his first goal of the year Wednesday in a 6-3 win over Calgary. As it was Tampa's fourth goal -- extending the lead to 4-1 at the time -- it ended up serving as the game-winner. He's not much of an offensive force, as evidenced by Sustr's meager 21 points last year and five points (with a minus-8 rating) this season. Couple that with the Czech's lack of top-end productivity in hits, blocks and PIM, and you're left with precious little in terms of fantasy value.
Sustr recorded his third assist of the season and blocked five shots during Monday's win over the Islanders. Sustr entered Monday's game beginning 71.3 percent of his shifts in the defensive zone and averaging just 10 seconds of power-play time per night. He's locked into a defense-first role, which significantly limits his fantasy upside. Additionally, with just 17 shots, 25 blocked shots, seven PIM and nine hits through 16 games, he doesn't help in the supporting statistics, either.
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