Tierney (upper body) did not play in Saturday's game against the Predators due to an upper-body ailment, Curtis Pashelka of Bay Area News Group reports. The fourth liner just missed time due to an illness, now he is back on the shelf again. When healthy he isn't a high-value option for fantasy owners.
Tierney (illness) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Wild. Tierney is centering the fourth line with Michael Haley and Timo Meier, while Danny O'Regan is taking a seat in the press box. He's managed just 18 points and 77 shots on goal through 71 games, so Tierney isn't a high-value option in fantasy.
Tierney did not dress Monday against the Stars as he is dealing with the flu, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports. Tierney is a fixture in the Sharks' lineup -- having played in 71 games this year -- but he's only managed a paltry 18 points and 77 shots on goal with an average ice time of 14:37. Assuming his ailment isn't that serious, he could return Tuesday in Minnesota, but if not, Friday's road date with the Stars would be his next opportunity to suit up.
Tierney had two helpers in Saturday's win over the Canucks. They were the first points in nine games for Tierney, who had been struggling to produce offense. The 22-year-old skates on the third line and has chipped in with six goals, but he's been too inconsistent to be trusted in most formats. He's still on track for a career year, however, and is capable of having a big night, so you can do worse if you're searching for a depth guy.
Tierney has just two points -- both goals -- in his last 16 games. The pair of tallies actually came in the same contest back on Feb. 2 against the Canucks, but other than that, Tierney has been ice-cold for the last month. With 15 points across 60 games, he's yet to recapture the form he displayed as a rookie back in 2014-15, when he broke into the league with an impressive 21 points in 43 outings despite averaging a modest 12:15 of ice time. The 2012 second-rounder has skated to a mark of 14:41 this year, making his decreased scoring rate that much more disappointing.
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