Radim Vrbata

#17 RW / Vancouver Canucks / EXP: 13YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 194 lb Age: 34 College: None

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20%
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  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Canucks' Radim Vrbata: Snaps goal slump in losing effort

    Vrbata scored on the power play -- his first goal since Dec. 18 -- and went minus-2 in Thursday's 4-1 loss to Washington. The first half was not kind to Vrbata, who's on pace to well short of last year's 31 goals, but it's worth noting that the two points he's picked up in the last two games both involved the Sedin twins. The Czech winger's ice time is still fluctuating and he's not always with the Sedins, but he's still seeing enough time in that prime situation to have solid potential for second-half fantasy returns.

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    Canucks' Radim Vrbata: Pots 10th goal in win

    Vrbata scored his 10th goal of the season and had an assist in Friday's win over the Red Wings. It was the first points in five games for the sniper, who logged just 15:30 of ice time Friday. While we like that he ranks eighth in the NHL with 117 shots on goal and plays on the top power-play unit, the fact he's currently being used in the bottom-six hurts his fantasy value. Expect Vrbata to continue to light the lamp at a decent rate, but with just 17 points in 32 games on the season, don't expect him to pile on too many assists.

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    Canucks' Radim Vrbata: Nets hat trick in win

    Vrbata recorded a hat trick in Monday's win over the Sabres. Vrbata tallied his first two in the opening frame then added the third goal late with the game already in hand. The 34-year-old has been inconsistent for much of the season and looked like he might get going with five points in a four game stretch, but he followed that up with a four-game pointless streak that he brought into Monday's contest. This kind of performance could help jump start his season, but last season's 63-point campaign appears to be out of reach.

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    Canucks' Radim Vrbata: Scores twice in win

    Vrbata tallied twice, with one coming on the power play, in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Wild. After a very slow start to the season, Vrbata has start to make strides toward the production he put up last season. He is on a three-game point streak and has three goals and two assists in the last five games.

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    Canucks' Radim Vrbata: Will return Sunday

    Vrbata (groin) will return to the lineup Sunday against the Devils, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports. Vrbata missed the last two games with what was termed a minor groin issue, but will slot back into the lineup Sunday. Sven Bartschi appears the likely candidate to sit in Vrbata's place, which would probably place the winger alongside Chris Higgins and Jared McCann on the third line.

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    Canucks' Radim Vrbata: Out Saturday

    Vrbata (groin) will not play Saturday against the Blackhawks, TSN 1040 reports. The groin injury has been deemed minor, but Vrbata will miss a second straight game, and his status for Sunday is uncertain. Brandon Prust's return from an ankle injury will boost Vancouver's depth along the wing.

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    Canucks' Radim Vrbata: Game-time decision Saturday

    Vrbata (groin) is considered a game-time decision for Saturday's game against the Blackhawks, Dan Murphy of Sportsnet reports. Vrbata ended up missing Wednesday's game against the the Jets because of the injury, but fortunately it appears the issue is relatively minor in nature. His status appears up in the air for Saturday's contest at this point, but it should be updated some time before the contest starts in the evening.

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    Canucks' Radim Vrbata: Out with minor groin issue

    Vrbata will miss Wednesday's game against the Jets with a minor groin tweak, The Province reports. It was a bit of a mystery why Vrbata didn't take part in the Canucks' morning skate, but now the reason behind his absence has been revealed. As a result of him missing the contest, the newly-recalled Alex Grenier will draw into the lineup in his place and is expected to slot in on the second line alongside Chris Higgins and Jared McCann. Vrbata's next chance to rejoin the lineup will come Saturday against the Blackhawks.

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    Canucks' Radim Vrbata: Snaps four-game pointless drought with assist

    Vrbata ended a four-game pointless drought with an assist in Thursday's loss to Ottawa. Vrbata has been taken off the top line with the Sedin twins and is now skating on the second line with Bo Horvat. While the veteran sits among the top-five leaders in the shots on goal department, he logged just 14:48 of ice time Thursday and is sporting a nasty minus-9 rating. Vrbata is stuck on three goals and seven points in 17 games thus far, but as long as he keeps shooting, the goals will follow. Just don't expect numbers such as the 31 goals and 63 points he posted in his first season with Vancouver.

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    Canucks' Radim Vrbata: Scores third goal in four games

    Vrbata netted a third-period goal and fired four shots on goal in Thursday's loss to Dallas. After a slow start, Vrbata has heated up, scoring three goals in his last four games. We knew he was too good to stay quiet for long. The 34-year-old sits sixth in the NHL with a whopping 39 shots on goal and is currently skating on the top line and first power-play unit with the Sedin twins. Considering his linemates and the fact he never passes up an attempt to shoot, the Czech sniper should have no trouble delivering more production.

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