Hudler's assist in Thursday's 6-5 shootout win against San Jose gives him five points in his last five contests. Hudler, Johnny Gaudreau, and Sean Monahan have played well since the All-Star Break, and it's resulted in a 4-1 record for the Flames. Hudler seems to be getting back in a groove after struggling with consistency at times earlier in the season, so use him if you have him.
Hudler recorded two assists in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Hurricanes. Hudler was one of five Flames to record multiple points along with Sean Monahan, Mark Giordano, Dougie Hamilton, and Johnny Gaudreau. The Czech forward has made himself comfortable on Calgary's first line with Gaudreau and Monahan, and he should be there to stay judging by the chemistry displayed by that unit in this one.
Hudler dished out an assist in a 2-1 loss to the Stars on Monday. More encouraging than the assist was the fact Hudler played nearly 18 minutes, much more than he had been playing coming off a groin injury. He has two points in two games heading into the All-Star Break and should come back healthy and producing after the layoff.
Hudler potted his sixth goal of the season in Sunday's loss to the Hurricanes. Hudler had been dealing with a nagging groin injury, and though he's laced up in three straight games, Sunday was the third in a row that he skated at least three minutes less than his season average of about 16:30 worth of ice time. The 32-year-old was able to light the lamp for the first time since Dec. 4 though, so the winger could be shaking off the rust.
Hudler will be back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against New Jersey, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 reports. Hudler has missed four of the last five games with the groin injury, so the Flames are hoping it's fully healed this time. He did have two points before re-aggravating the injury Jan. 13, and has 22 points in 36 games on the season.
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