Jarnkrok scored a goal for the second consecutive game Saturday against the Sharks. Jarnkrok recently replaced Filip Forsberg on the Preds' top line alongside Ryan Johansen and James Neal, so we like his chances of keeping his goal streak alive as long as he continues to skate on the team's top unit. He's worth a flyer in medium to deeper leagues right now.
Jarnkrok failed to record a point for the 10th consecutive game during Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Blackhawks, and saw ice time of just 12:39 despite skating on a scoring line with Mike Ribeiro and Filip Forsberg. Jarnkrok enjoyed a decent month of December with six points in 11 games, but he has failed to light the lamp since the calendar flipped over to January, giving him just 13 points in 45 games. Overall, Jarnkrok is much too inconsistent a scorer to recommend for fantasy purposes outside of very deep formats.
Jarnkrok is expected to return to a checking-line role now that Mike Fisher (lower body) has rejoined the lineup, Adam Vingan of the Tennessean reports. In the 11 games he filled in for Fisher, Jarnkrok scored five points (1 goal, 4 assists) and was averaging over 19 minutes of ice time, almost six minutes more than he was seeing previously. This included almost three minutes on the power play. Sadly for Jarnkrok owners, he will now return to a bottom-six role where the opportunities to contribute offensively won't be as plentiful. Feel free to adjust your lineups accordingly.
Jarnkrok scored his sixth goal of the season and had an assist in Monday's win over the Habs. The 24-year-old has points in back-to-back wins for the Predators and is making the most of his time on the second line with James Neal and Colin Wilson. While he's been streaky this season, Jarnkrok is currently seeing top power-play minutes and could be worth looking at in deeper formats.
Jarnkrok assisted on the game-winning goal Saturday against the Wild. After seeing less than 13 minutes per game in a bottom-six role last season, Jarnkrok has been a much bigger part of the Preds' offense this year. He's currently averaging almost a full three minutes more in ice time (15:35), and he's being used on the second power-play unit after not seeing any meaningful time there last season. With 10 points in 32 games, Jarnkrok figures to surpass the career-high 18 points he recorded a year ago, making him a solid pickup candidate in deeper fantasy formats.
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