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    Predators C Mike Ribeiro posts assist in win over Oilers on Saturday

    Predators center Mike Ribeiro posted his first point of the season in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Oilers, assisting on linemate Filip Forsberg's second-period goal.The 35-year-old Ribeiro continues to center the Preds' first line in between Forsbrg and James Neal, and looks primed for another solid season offensively. After two sub-50 point seasons - one with Phoenix, one with Washington - Ribeiro has rejuvenated his career in Nashville. He should be a fixture in your fantasy lineup right now.

  • Preds' Ribeiro Re-Ups For Two Years

    News: Mike Ribeiro re-signed Wednesday with the Predators on a two-year, $7 million contract, TSN's Aaron Ward reports.
    Analysis: The Predators were able to reach a deal with Mike Ribeiro shortly before he was set to hit unrestricted free agency, locking him back in as their No. 1 center. Skating alongside star rookie Filip Forsberg last season, the 35-year-old Ribeiro was able to revive his career, tallying 15 goals and 47 assists across 82 games. He should remain a useful fantasy commodity once again for what projects to be a strong Predators squad.
  • Preds' Ribeiro Logs Two Assists In Game 2 Win

    News: Mike Ribeiro collected two assists in Friday's Game 2 win over Chicago.
    Analysis: A good offensive outing for Mike Ribeiro, who has just 27 points in 50 career NHL playoff games. With the series tied 1-1, look for Ribero's line with Filip Forsberg and Craig Smith to continue to play a big role up front. With 62 points in 82 regular-season games, it looks like Ribeiro has carried that success right into his sixth career NHL postseason.
  • Preds' Ribeiro Gets Two Points Saturday

    News: Mike Ribeiro recorded the game-winning goal and an assist in Saturday's win over the Capitals.
    Analysis: It's the second two-point effort in three games for Mike Ribeiro, who also had a two-helper performance Tuesday versus the Canadiens. The move to Nashville continues to prove fruitful for Ribeiro, who has notched 15 goals and 59 points over 76 games in his first season with the Predators.
  • Ribeiro's Two Helpers Lift Preds

    News: Mike Ribeiro had the primary assists on Ryan Ellis's game-tying goal in the third period and Filip Forsberg's power-play winner in overtime Tuesday against Montreal.
    Analysis: The big night ended a six-game scoreless skid for Mike Ribeiro, who's seen his production -- so strong for the season's first four months -- fall off precipitously in February and March. Fantasy owners won't exactly complain, since Ribeiro's production has increased over last yer and he's likely to hit 60 points for the first time since 2011-12, but late-season slumps are fantasy-team murder.
  • Preds' Ribeiro Finds Twine In Loss

    News: Mike Ribeiro notched his 13th goal of the season in Thursday's loss to the Islanders.
    Analysis: Mike Ribeiro was able to get a forearm on Ryan Ellis' point shot with 10 minutes remaining in the third period, which ended up deflecting into the net to cut the Preds' deficit to one goal. Though the tally was fluky in nature, it still allowed Ribeiro's bounce-back season to rage on. The center has 13 goals and 40 assists over 66 games.
  • Preds' Ribeiro Pots Goal In Win

    News: Mike Ribeiro potted a power-play goal in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Sabres.
    Analysis: Mike Ribeiro has gotten back into a groove lately as he's registered five points in his last five contests and seven in his last nine. The goal gives the 35-year-old his ninth 50-point season, but first since 2011-12.
  • Two Helpers For Preds' RIbeiro

    News: Mike Ribeiro rattled off a pair of assists and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.
    Analysis: That's three helpers in the last two games for the veteran pivot, who'd collected just two points in the prior eight contests. Now that he's pulling out of it, he's again safe to deploy in fantasy lineups, although his owners probably stuck with him through the slump anyway.
  • Preds' Ribeiro Nearing Last Season's Point Total

    News: Mike Ribeiro assisted on Colin Wilson's game-winning goal late in the third period of Saturday's match against the Devils.
    Analysis: There have been fewer better bargains in hockey this season than Mike Ribeiro, who was forced to settle for a modest one-year, $1.05 million contract with the Preds in the summer after burning bridges with management in Arizona. Suffice to say, he's found a home under the leadership of Peter Laviolette, who plugged Ribeiro into a top-line role from Day 1 and has been reaping the dividends ever since. The 35-year-old ranks 10th in the league with 35 assists, and has an outside chance at reaching the 70-point mark for the first time since his prime years with the Stars.
  • Preds' Ribeiro Piles On PIM

    News: Mike Ribeiro took a break from scoring Friday, racking up 22 PIM in a loss to Colorado.
    Analysis: While Mike Ribeiro has 43 points (33 assists) in 48 games this season, he is also now among the league's top-100 PIM leaders. Producing at basically a point-per-game pace and sporting a steady plus-15 rating, Ribeiro is worth owning in most formats.