Stajan recorded three assists -- one shorthanded -- and a plus-4 rating in Thursday's 7-3 victory over the Canucks. Surely one was not expecting Stajan to erupt for his first multi-point outing of the season, especially in the second-to-last game of the year. Well, that happened, and it was also (easily) the 32-year-olds best rating to date. With this explosion, the veteran has equaled his last campaign at 17 points.
Stajan (face) returned to game action Saturday, but recorded just one shot on goal and saw just 8:10 of ice time against the Blackhawks. Stajan remains off the fantasy radar in the majority of leagues, notching just 14 points in 73 contests this season. He appears to be good to go moving forward, so injury shouldn't be a concern for those looking to add him to daily lineups or in the deepest of season-long leagues.
Stajan left Thursday's game against the Wild after taking an elbow to the face, Kristen Odland of Postmedia reports. No update was offered on Stajan following the contest, but his situation should be revealed in the next couple days. The 32-year-old doesn't provide much production, so an absence beyond Thursday still shouldn't have much impact in fantasy leagues.
Stajan netted a shorthanded goal in Monday's loss to the Maple Leafs. On a night the Flames lost by three goals, Stajan actually had a fairly productive night with a plus-1 rating, a pair of hits, and winning eight of 15 faceoffs. The 32-year-old has occupied the team's fourth line for much of the season though, so he won't provide much fantasy value on a consistent basis.
Stajan did not play in Monday's 6-4 loss to Anaheim, with "maintenance" listed as the reason, Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald reports. Whether it was a healthy scratch or not, Stajan has really struggled to produce this season and has not scored a point since Jan. 5. He has been relegated to fourth-line status and may get usurped by Markus Granlund in that role if he's not careful.
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