Granlund signed a two-year contract extension Tuesday with the Canucks. Granlund played an abbreviated 2015-16 season in which he appeared in a mere 16 contests and tallied only three points in those outings. After acquiring the 23-year-old at the trade deadline, it seems Vancouver saw enough to lock him up moving forward. While the team may have secured his services for the future, fantasy owners should not be too concerned about holding on to the oft-injured center for the 2016-17 campaign.
Granlund (upper body) will return to the Canucks' lineup for Tuesday's matchup with San Jose, Sportsnet's Irfaan Gaffar reports. Granlund's return to action won't impact many fantasy owners' lineups, as the 22-year-old forward has only tallied nine points in 40 games this season, and has minimal value in season-long leagues. Granlund will, however, center the Canucks' second line and power-play unit in Tuesday's tilt against the Sharks, which could make him a sneaky play in daily formats.
Granlund (upper body) is expected to be ready for Tuesday's game against the Sharks. Granlund has benefited from increased ice time following the move to a depleted Canucks squad, but two points in nine games keeps him far from fantasy-relevant in most leagues. Most keeping tabs are probably doing so looking for a cheaper option that plays on the power play, and Granlund fits that mold. Barring something unforeseen, he should slot in on the second line alongside Sven Baertschi and Jake Virtanen for Tuesday's contest after doing so in practice Monday.
Granlund (upper body) has been ruled out of the Canucks matchup with the Jets on Tuesday, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports. Granlund will miss his fourth consecutive contest and despite still being considered day-to-day, his absence continues to drag on. Since being acquired by Vancouver the 22-year-old has garnered one goal and one helper in nine contests, yet should be considered a low-end fantasy option as he is not a prolific scorer.
Granlund (upper body) won't play Saturday against the Blues. Granlund will miss his third game in a row due to an upper-body injury, which was recently reclassified as day-to-day. His next chance to take the ice will arrive Tuesday in Winnipeg.
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