Glendening pitched in a primary assist in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Avalanche. Glendening motored through the attacking zone and scooped up a bouncing puck before spotting Tomas Tatar in the corner of his eye to orchestrate a beautiful scoring play. We won't sugarcoat it -- there are hundreds of players we'd chose over Glendening in fantasy leagues, but this guy is well received in Motown due to his strong work ethic, hockey sense, and expertise on the penalty kill.
Glendening made good on an empty-netter from center ice in Sunday's 5-2 road win over the Penguins. This was just the third goal of the season for the Michigan native -- he's been confined to a bottom-six role -- but his defensive efforts were huge in helping the Wings kill off all four Pittsburgh power plays. Glendening is an asset for the Wings, but not someone that you should be counting on in the fantasy realm due to his limited chances with the puck.
Glendening was scoreless in Saturday's 1-0 win against the Predators but he posted a blocked shot and a hit. The penalty-kill specialist has posted just two goals and 12 points this season, but Glendening is a fantasy asset in deeper pools for his help in the hits (115) and blocked shots (53) categories.
Glendening generated a secondary assist in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Sharks, but went minus-2 for the contest. Glendening has been a liability for the Red Wings lately. In fact, he's posted a rough minus-7 rating through the last 10 games. He rarely frequents the offensive side of the box score, so it's not as if there are many fantasy owners counting on him, but the Red Wings desperately need the penalty-killing specialist to turn things around since the team is in last place within the Atlantic Division.
Glendening took a maintenance day Saturday, but he'll be ready for Sunday's home contest against the Oilers, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. Glendening has been incredibly efficient this season. While he's only averaging 12:58 of ice time as a mainstay in the bottom six, the Michigan native has notched one goal and four helpers on the season, a fine complement to his 30 hits and 14 blocked shots. He's worth owning in leagues that count defensive stats.
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