Yandle (undisclosed) will be in the lineup for Thursday's game against Pittsburgh, Craig Davis of the Sun Sentinel reports. Yandle has been bothered by a lingering injury, but will likely continue to gut it out unless he suffers some sort of setback. The 30-year-old defender will slot into his usual role skating on the Panthers' top pairing and power-play unit against the Penguins.
Yandle (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision against the Penguins on Thursday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. A lower-body ailment had threatened Yandle's iron-man streak of 578 consecutive games Tuesday, but he was able to play in that evening's contest against the Flyers, hoisting four shots on goal and redirecting two more in 23:57 of ice time. Even though Yandle has the tough-man reputation, this is a situation worth monitoring as we approach a 10-game slate.
Yandle (lower body) is in the lineup for Tuesday night's matchup with the Flyers. It was almost as if Yandle saw all of the media hype surrounding his Iron Man streak coming to an end and decided to tough it out in order to keep it going. The 30-year-old defenseman will indeed suit up for his 578th consecutive game Tuesday.
Yandle (lower body) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Flyers, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. Yandle owned one of the lengthiest games played streaks in NHL history at 577 entering Tuesday's action, but it appears that will finally come to an end. The veteran defenseman continues to be a fantasy option along the blue line late in his career, notching 12 points (one goal, 11 assists) through 26 contests this season while receiving increased playing time from last season. Dylan McIlrath should draw into the lineup in his place Tuesday, but doesn't present much upside from a fantasy perspective. Yandle's next opportunity to start a new streak comes Thursday against the Penguins.
Yandle left Monday's game against the Bruins with a lower-body injury and will not return. The veteran rearguard departed after just 4:51 of ice time, a far cry from his typical 22-plus minutes per game. He's the Panthers' highest-scoring defenseman with 12 points in 25 games, so it'd certainly send shockwaves through their lineup should he be forced to miss time -- especially on the power play, where he averages 3:32 per game. Stay tuned for further updates on Yandle's status.
Rank Among Leaders
Last 7 Games
|3 Year Avg||83||6||44||51||-17||2||0||2||0||0||161|