Slavin set up two goals in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Predators. Slavin has been on fire in the last 11 games -- he has three goals and eight assists, including a big four-point game that included a hattie against the Isles on March 13. Slavin is already the best Canes defender and his game is only going to get better.
Salvin scored three goals on three shots and added an assist during Monday's win over the Islanders. With just two goals and 24 points through 65 games entering Monday's contest, Slavin's outburst was a rare occurrence. He's established himself as an excellent real-world defender with an impressive 53.2 Corsi For percentage at five-on-five this season, but his offensive numbers don't move the needle in most fantasy settings. Carolina still has four more games this week, though, so Slavin is a potential grab in weekly formats.
Slavin recorded an assist for the fifth consecutive game Tuesday against the Avalanche. Now with 24 points in 63 games, Slavin has already surpassed the 20 points he posted as a rookie last season, and he should finish somewhere in the 30-to-35-point range. Slavin makes for an attractive mid-tier fantasy defenseman option, especially in formats that count rating, as he currently leads his team with a plus-15 mark.
Slavin was scoreless with a plus-1 rating in Friday's 3-0 win against the Senators, but he picked up four blocked shots and a minor penalty. Slavin has emerged as one of the best shot-blocking specialists in the Eastern Conference, posting 119 through 57 games. He has chipped in with a little bit of offense and his plus-10 rating is surprisingly good for a team just on the outside of the playoff race. He has emerged as a decent option in pools of 12 or more teams, especially for his blocked shot ability.
Slavin recorded an assist for the second consecutive game during Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Blue Jackets. The helper came on the power play, where he saw a season-high TOI of 6:04. Slavin is now up to 18 points on the season, and should easily surpass last year's total of 20 which he scored in 63 games as a rookie. Overall, Slavin continues to develop into a well-rounded, top-four caliber defenseman, thanks to the additional on-ice responsibility being afforded him by Canes coach Bill Peters. He still provides fantasy value in deeper formats only, but his stock is rising.
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