Phaneuf collected two assists during Monday's win over Boston. The helpers snapped a five-game point drought from Phaneuf, but while he didn't mark the scoresheet during that stretch, he did chip in 12 shots, 14 PIM and 14 blocked shots. His cross-category production is valuable and it buoys his fantasy stock when the offense dries up for a stretch. It's been a solid campaign from Phaneuf, and he should be owned in the majority of seasonal leagues.
Phaneuf is dealing with an illness and might not play in Monday's game against Boston. The blueliner has been cold lately, going pointless in his last five games despite averaging 24:07 over that span. His status for Monday's game will be up in the air until shortly before game time, so owners should keep their eyes peeled when the Senators go out for warmups. If he misses Monday, his next chance to return will come Wednesday.
Phaneuf (illness) is on the ice for pregame warmups Monday, suggesting he'll play against the visiting Bruins, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. The big rearguard sat out Monday's morning skate with an illness but appears set to go for an important divisional game against Boston. Assuming he doesn't experience a setback prior to puck drop, expect Phaneuf to assume his normal role on the Sens' second pairing and secondary power-play unit.
Phaneuf scored a power-play goal Thursday, and it held up as the game-winner in a 3-0 road victory over the Devils. He's got points in four consecutive contests on the heels of a six-game drought, so it's nice to see Phaneuf picking up the pace a bit. That said, he's only taken five shots in those four games, netting three goals in the process, so the veteran blueliner has benefited from some favorable luck. Nonetheless, Phaneuf's now up to a dozen power-play points, putting him in fine position to register his highest total in that category since he picked up 22 in 2011-12 with Toronto. With plenty of PIM to boot, he remains a useful fantasy asset in most formats.
Phaneuf scored a shorthanded goal and registered seven PIM -- including a fighting major -- during Thursday's win over Dallas. The veteran snapped a six-game point drought with the shorthanded goal, and Phaneuf is now up to a respectable seven goals, 21 points and 109 shots on goal for the year. He's also helping in the peripheral categories with 70 PIM, 88 hits and 96 blocked shots. His minus-7 rating is a stinger, but otherwise, he's providing modest cross-category production and warrants attention in most seasonal leagues.
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