• Playing role in preseason

    News: Cody Eakin finished Thursday's preseason loss to Tampa Bay with three shots, a minus-1 rating, a hit and two blocked shots through 18:32 of ice time.
    Analysis: Cody Eakin should produce some offense this season, but part of what the third-line center is able to offer fantasy owners is little nibbles across categories. He won't be lights-out in any one category, but can provide some depth value depending on your format.
  • Eakin Agrees To Four-Year Extension With Stars

    News: Cody Eakin agreed to a four-year, $15.4 million contract extension with the Stars on Friday, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
    Analysis: The 24-year-old was a solid producer for the Stars in 2014-15, registering 40 points (19 goals, 21 assists) in 78 games with the team. He will likely return to his role centering the Stars' third line this season, and should produce similarly barring significant injury.
  • Stars' Eakin Grabs Two Points In Win

    News: Cody Eakin scored his 19th goal of the season and added an assist in Saturday's win over the Predators.
    Analysis: With the two points, Cody Eakin hit the 40-point barrier for the first time in his career. The 23-year-old has emerged has a great secondary scorer who can take some of the pressure off superstars Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. With two goals and seven points in his last seven games, Eakin enters the offseason on a high note.
  • Eakin's OT Winner Leads Stars Past Preds

    News: Cody Eakin scored the overtime-winning goal on a penalty shot Saturday against Nashville.
    Analysis: Cody Eakin's collected four points in his last four games, giving him 18 goals and 38 points in 75 games on the season. The 23-year-old, who is currently centering the top line, has emerged as a great supporting scorer behind superstars Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. He's now scored six game-winning goals and with 137 shots on goal, Eakin is a solid fantasy option in deep leagues.
  • Stars' Eakin Picks Up Two Assists

    News: Cody Eakin collected a pair of assist in Saturday's win over Vancouver.
    Analysis: Skating on the second line, Cody Eakin has been producing steadily of late, racking up five goals and 11 points in his last 14 games. The 23-year-old has a career-high 17 goals this season and is a solid scorer for a Dallas team that has won five of their last six games.
  • Stars' Eakin Returns With Offense

    News: Cody Eakin picked up a goal and an assist Thursday in a win over the Hurricanes.
    Analysis: Cody Eakin had sat out a game due to a team-imposed suspension, but we don't know why he was suspended. Nonetheless, the fine evening pushed him to a half-point-per-game pace for the season -- 32 in 64.
  • Stars' Eakin Will Play Thursday

    News: Cody Eakin (coach's decision) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Hurricanes, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
    Analysis: Cody Eakin's return to the lineup wasn't announced until just minutes before the puck drop, but it looks like he'll be available for those in deep leagues who were counting on him to eat up ice time. The Stars never revealed what Eakin did to warrant the one-game, team-imposed suspension, but the team appears to be satisfied with his response to the punishment. He'll replace Ryan Garbutt in the Stars' lineup.
  • Stars' Eakin A Game-Time Decision For Thursday

    News: Cody Eakin (coach's decision) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's match against the Hurricanes, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
    Analysis: There still hasn't been any word provided on why Cody Eakin is being disciplined by the team, but the fact that he's warranting lineup consideration for Thursday's game suggests the issue probably isn't overly troubling. His availability (or lack thereof) should be officially be known when the team warms up a half hour before the 7:00 ET puck drop.
  • Stars' Eakin Scratched For Disciplinary Reasons

    News: Cody Eakin was a late scratch for Tuesday's game against the Flyers due to a team-imposed disciplinary action, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
    Analysis: It's not apparent what Cody Eakin did to warrant the punishment, nor is it known if his banishment will be limited to one game or longer. Expect more clarity on the situation to come forth in the next few days. His status for Thursday's game against the Hurricanes remains up in the air.
  • Stars' Eakin Pots OT Winner

    News: Cody Eakin notched an assist and scored the game-winning goal in overtime Tuesday against the Islanders. He finished the evening plus-2 and won 15 of 23 faceoffs.
    Analysis: That's the second nice game in the last three for Cody Eakin, who's got five points in that span. With 15 goals and 15 assists, he should easily clear his career highs (16 and 19, respectively, set last year) in both categories, but with the young center on just a 40-point pace, his utility is limited to deeper formats.