• Leafs Sign Matthias

    News: Shawn Matthias signed a one-year, $2.3 million contract with the Leafs on Monday, the Province reports.
    Analysis: Shawn Matthias notched 18 goals and nine assists in 78 games with the Canucks this past season, playing mostly on the team's third line. His fantasy upside with the Leafs thus hinges on where he'll slot in with his new team, in addition to whether or not sees more power-play action than he did with Vancouver.
  • Canucks' Matthias Scores In Game 3 Loss

    News: Shawn Matthias scored his first career NHL playoff goal in Sunday's Game 3 loss to Calgary.
    Analysis: A good accomplishment for Shawn Matthias, but unfortunately it couldn't help the canucks, as they fell 4-2 and are now trailing the Flames 2-1 in the series. Skating on the third line, Matthias is a decent depth scorer who can pot 10-20 goals in the regular season. With just 10 NHL playoff games under his belt, don't expect the 27-year-old third-liner to be a huge difference maker for the Canucks in these playoffs.
  • Canucks' Matthias Ready For Playoffs

    News: Shawn Matthias (undisclosed injury) indicated Monday that he will be ready for Wednesday's playoff opener against the Flames.
    Analysis: Shawn Matthias, who last suited up on April 6, participated in Monday's practice and looks good to go for Wednesday's game on the heels of a campaign in which he notched 18 goals and 27 points in 78 contests.
  • Canucks' Matthias Ruled Out For Thursday

    News: Shawn Matthias (undisclosed) will not play Thursday against the Coyotes, Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun reports.
    Analysis: Coach Willie Desjardins called Shawn Matthias a game-time decision after meeting with the media after Thursday's practice, but the player himself told reporters he wasn't feeling strong enough yet to play. Sven Baertschi will enter the lineup against the Coyotes, but Matthias seemed optimistic about his chances of reclaiming his spot during Saturday's season finale against the Oilers.
  • Canucks' Matthias Misses Practice

    News: Shawn Matthias (undisclosed) was absent from Wednesday's practice, Jon Abbott of TSN 1040 reports.
    Analysis: It's not clear if Shawn Matthias is dealing with any sort of injury or if his absence from Wednesday's practice qualifies as more of a maintenance day. His status should be clarified ahead of Thursday's game against the Coyotes. Regardless, Matthias' recent offensive drought (one point in 11 games) makes him an uninspiring lineup activation in the season's finale week.
  • Canucks' Matthias Pots Goal In Win

    News: Shawn Matthias opened up the scoring with his 18th goal of the season in Monday's 4-1 win over the Blues.
    Analysis: Shawn Matthias had gone ice cold after establishing a new career-high point total as Monday's goal marked his first point in seven games. The 27-year-old also creeped closer to an even rating as he now sits a minus-2 on the season, but his value for fantasy purposes lies more in deeper formats.
  • Canucks' Matthias Collects Point In Victory

    News: Shawn Matthias registered an assist Tuesday in a 4-1 win over the Flyers.
    Analysis: This was a rare helper for Shawn Matthias, who has been busier finding the back of the net this season. The forward ranks second on the Canucks with 17 goals scored, but he is best reserved for ownership in deeper fantasy pools considering he isn't a factor on the power play and is on track to barely crack the 30-point plateau.
  • Canucks' Matthias Sets New Career High

    News: Shawn Matthias tallied a first-period goal in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Canucks.
    Analysis: The goal was Shawn Matthias' 15th of the season, establishing a new career high for the 27-year-old. Quite remarkably, he's managed to accumulated about half of his output in February, with seven of his goals coming this month. That unforeseen uptick in scoring has enabled Matthias to gain more fantasy relevance in deeper formats, and if he can keep his production up a little longer, he'll soon look more attractive in mid-sized leagues, too.
  • Canucks' Matthias Delivers Hat Trick Friday

    News: Shawn Matthias scored on all three of his shot attempts in Friday's win over the Bruins, earning his first NHL hat trick.
    Analysis: Shawn Matthias has seen his ice time in pick up in the wake of Nick Bonino's (foot) absence, and the three-goal effort should put him squarely on the fantasy radar in mid-sized or deeper leagues. Over the last four games, he's found the net five times, representing a quarter of his goal production for the entire season. His recent surge leaves him just one goal shy of tying the career-best total of 14 he established in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign.
  • Canucks' Matthias Finds Twine Saturday

    News: Shawn Matthias potted his ninth goal of the season in Saturday's win over the Penguins.
    Analysis: Shawn Matthias has been a nice depth scorer this season, tallying 16 points in 49 games. Currently skating on the second line with Radim Vrbata and Nick Bonino, Matthias could be worth adding in deeper formats while he remains in the top-six. It's unlikely he stays in that role for much longer, but Matthias is still capable of putting together a 15-goal, 30-point season.