Upshall scored a goal and posted a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 3-0 victory against the Coyotes. Upshall has goals in back-to-back games for the first time since March 13-14, 2014. He still has just nine goals and 14 points overall on the season and the veteran remains useful only in the deepest of fantasy pools despite the unexpected two-game goal outburst. However, he is worth a roll of the dice Tuesday against the Avalanche in DFS as a low-priced option with upside, especially since Colorado ranks last in the NHL in goal differential.
Upshall scored a goal and had three shots on net over 13:50 of ice time in Thursday's 4-1 win over San Jose. St. Louis scored first when Upshall intercepted a pass at center ice, then set up the traffic in front of him to beat the Sharks' Aaron Dell with a wrister. It was the type of goal you'd see from more gifted snipers. His ice time Thursday wasn't a season high, but it was darn close. The introduction of some younger players to the active roster, like Ivan Barbashev, Magnus Paajarvi and Zachary Sanford, has led to more ice time for the veteran unit that had traditionally been the Blues' fourth line -- Upshall, Kyle Brodziak and Ryan Reaves.
Upshall was retroactively credited with a goal from Sunday's 3-0 win over Colorado, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The goal, initially ruled to have been scored by Kyle Brodziak, is Upshall's seventh of the season.
Upshall scored a goal on three shots and picked up a two-minute penalty in St. Louis' 3-2 loss to Buffalo on Saturday. Upshall gave the Blues a lift in the third period, pulling them within one score after a nice individual effort while St. Louis was a man down. The goal was his first in 10 games and sixth of the season. As a staple on the fourth line, Upshall rarely makes an appearance on the scoresheet.
Upshall was a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against the Sharks. Dmitri Jaskin was activated for the game, taking Upshall's spot on the fourth line as part of Blues coach Ken Hitchcock's line shuffling. The decision had more to do with shaking up the combinations than the level of Upshall's play. At any rate, neither player offers much fantasy value.
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