• Canes' Dwyer Nabs Goal

    News: Patrick Dwyer found the back of the net for the fifth time this season in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Sabres.
    Analysis: As the low goal total would suggest, Patrick Dwyer doesn't have much offensive upside to speak of while holding down a bottom-six role for the Hurricanes. His contributions in other categories (minus-13 rating, 10 PIM, 141 hits) simply aren't gaudy enough to prop him up either, making a relatively easy to dismiss from a fantasy perspective.
  • Canes' Dwyer Seeing Limited Ice Time

    News: Patrick Dwyer is averaging just 13:03 per game this season, down from a career-high of 15:26 back in 2012-13.
    Analysis: Patrick Dwyer is seeing limited minutes this season playing on the Canes' fourth line with Jay McClement and Brad Malone. Accordingly, he has just 10 points through 56 games thus far, putting him roughly on track to match the lowest offensive output of his career (12 points). Needless to say, Dwyer holds fantasy value in deeper formats only.
  • Canes' Dwyer Comes Up With Rare Point

    News: Patrick Dwyer picked up a secondary assist in Monday's 6-3 win over the Senators.
    Analysis: The helper is not likely to change Patrick Dwyer's status as a bottom-six forward. He has four goals and six assists in 49 games.
  • Sudden Scoring Surge For Canes' Dwyer

    News: Patrick Dwyer registered his third point in four games with an assist in Monday's 4-1 win over Toronto.
    Analysis: Sadly, Patrick Dwyer's current scoring surge only brings him to eight points on the season, and is not likely to be sustained while he's seeing fourth-line ice time. While this offense is nice to see, Dwyer still holds little to no fantasy value outside of very deep formats.
  • Canes' Dwyer Scores In Win

    News: Patrick Dwyer potted his third goal of the season in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Bruins.
    Analysis: Patrick Dwyer has struggled mightily this year with just five points, but he was able to get on the scoresheet for the first time in four games and score his first goal since November. The 31-year-old doesn't have much value for fantasy purposes and isn't on track to surpass last season's total of 22 points.
  • Canes' Dwyer Struggling To Add Offense

    News: Patrick Dwyer was held off the scoresheet for the fifth consecutive game Monday against the Devils. He has just two goals and no assists through 21 games so far this season.
    Analysis: After scoring a career-high 22 points last season, Patrick Dwyer will be lucky to hit double-digits this year at the rate he's going. Anyone who drafted him as a sleeper pick in deeper formats has to be disappointed with his output so far. Feel free to bench him (or drop him altogether) and scout your waiver wire for more viable alternatives.
  • Hurricanes' Dwyer Bags First Goal

    News: Patrick Dwyer scored his first goal of the season in Tuesday's win over the Stars.
    Analysis: Patrick Dwyer missed much of October with a groin concern, but he's been a regular player for the Hurricanes since returning to action Nov. 1. Unfortunately, because he remains confined to a bottom-six role, he hasn't had much of an opportunity to produce on the offensive end. He's averaging less than a shot per game in his 12 contests.
  • Hurricanes Activate Dwyer

    News: Patrick Dwyer (lower body) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.
    Analysis: Patrick Dwyer is set to rejoin the lineup Saturday against the Coyotes after the lower-body ailment cost him the last six games. He's tentatively slated to serve as the right wing on the third line, skating alongside Jay McClement and Brad Malone.
  • Carolina's Dwyer On Track For Weekend Return

    News: Coach Bill Peters said Patrick Dwyer (lower body) is expected to return over the weekend.
    Analysis: Patrick Dwyer was cleared for contact earlier this week and should get in enough practice time before the weekend to be a lineup option for the Hurricanes. The winger appeared in just two games before suffering the injury Oct. 11.
  • Carolina's Dwyer Cleared To Take Contact

    News: Patrick Dwyer (lower body) shed his no-contact jersey at Tuesday's morning skate.
    Analysis: Patrick Dwyer hasn't been available since Oct. 11 due to a lower-body injury, but the fact that he's been cleared for contact is a sign that a return could be forthcoming. The Hurricanes will have a three-day break in their schedule before their next game Saturday against the Coyotes. If Dwyer shows no limitations during practices over the next few days, he could have an outside shot at returning to the lineup for the weekend.