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.
Sustr collected two assists in a 7-3 romp over the Maple Leafs on Tuesday. The points were the first of the season for the rearguard, who was one of four Bolts with a multi-point showing in this one. Sustr also blocked three shots, which, like the assists, is more production that we're used to seeing from a guy who had 21 points and 66 blocks last year. For those in deeper leagues or daily contests perhaps pondering making use of Sustr, it's also worth noting that he's yet to skate a single second on the power play through six games.
Sustr remains without a point five games into the season. The 6-foot-7 behemoth is developing into a Cory Sarich-type, top-four shutdown man with a great stick. Sustr will never be known for offence, but he will be well known to his goalies.
Last 7 Games
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