McClement (lower body) is projected to be sidelined for the next two weeks, per coach Bill Peters. The Hurricanes will have to account for McClement's absence in their bottom six, but considering he's notched just two points in his last 25 games, the veteran forward's injury isn't likely to make much noise in the fantasy realm. Rookie Lucas Wallmark could benefit from more playing time while McClement remains sidelined.
McClement was forced out of Tuesday's game against the Islanders due to a lower-body injury and did not return. McClement is a bottom-six forward who doesn't put up much in the way of offensive or defensive stats, so this news won't affect too many fantasy owners.
McClement posted an assist Friday against the Coyotes, giving him points in back-to-back games for the first time this season. McClement now has just eight points on the season, which isn't surprising considering his bottom-six role and average ice time of 11:37 per game. His fantasy value remains limited to ultra-deep leagues.
McClement skated just 9:49 in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jackets. McClement has the misfortune of centering the Hurricanes' seldom-used fourth line, alongside linemates Joakim Nordstrom and Viktor Stalberg. Outside of short-handed ice time, where he leads all Canes forwards with 1:53 per game, there is really not much to like about McClement from a fantasy perspective, since he doesn't rank well in any other peripheral stat category, including shots on goal, blocked shots, hits or PIM. His real-life worth to the Canes far exceeds any value he might have in the fantasy realm. Avoid.
McClement recorded an assist in Saturday's 2-1 shootout win over the Sabres. After an excruciating 21-game pointless drought to open the season, McClement now has three points in his last 10 games. Still, it's best to keep your expectations low for the Canes' fourth-line center; after all, he only had 11 points in 77 games last season, and he spends most of his time keeping the puck out of his own net and killing penalties. That rarely adds up to fantasy success in most formats these days.
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