Ben Smith

#21 RW / San Jose Sharks / EXP: 5YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 207 lb Age: 27 College: Boston College

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    INJURY ALERT: Out | Head |
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      Sharks' Ben Smith: Skates Monday

      Smith (head) skated Monday for about 20 minutes, Curtis Pashelka of the Bay Area News Group reports. It wasn't a particularly long skating session, but it's an encouraging development for Smith, who has been held out over two weeks with a head injury. He remains without a clear timetable at this point, but he'll likely need to get a full practice under his belt before returning.

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      Sharks' Ben Smith: Out with no timeline

      Smith is out of the lineup was "an apparent head injury," reports CSN Bay Area's Kevin Kurz. The team would not offer much on Smith's injury with coach Pete DeBoer only telling Kurz that Smith is "not available."

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      Sharks' Ben Smith: Produces little in return

      Smith played just 7:56 and didn't register a shot in Wednesday's loss to Nashville. It was Smith's first game back from injury and he didn't have much impact as the San Jose offense struggled penetrated Nashville's tough D.

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      Sharks' Ben Smith: Expected to return Wednesday

      Smith (head) is expected to play against the Predators on Wednesday night. Smith missed the last three games with a head injury, but he reportedly returned to practice Tuesday and is listed on the fourth line center spot between Barclay Goodrow and Mike Brown ahead of Wednesday's tilt. Fantasy owners generally gravitate toward skaters on scoring lines, and Smith is no exception despite his versatility and strong skating skills.

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      Sharks' Ben Smith: Out Saturday against Carolina

      Smith (upper body) won't play Saturday against the Hurricanes, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports. Smith was able to return to practice Friday, but apparently still isn't healthy enough to make his return to game action Saturday against Carolina. He will hope to rejoin the Sharks' lineup Wednesday against Nashville.

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      Sharks' Ben Smith: Returns to practice Friday

      Smith (upper body) returned to practice Friday, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports. Smith missed Monday's tilt against the Rangers as well as Wednesday's practice with the injury, so it's certainly encouraging to see him log a full practice Friday ahead of Saturday's game against the Hurricanes. If he's able to suit up for Saturday's contest, he will likely slot in as a bottom-six forward for the Sharks.

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      Sharks' Ben Smith: Did not practice Wednesday

      Smith, who is still day-to-day, did not practice on Wednesday and his status for Thursday's game against Los Angeles "is in doubt," according to CSN's Kevin Kurz. Smith isn't a major fantasy contributor and there's no knowing how long his day-to-day status will last. If he's on your roster, you may be best served fishing around to see who else could take his place.

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      Sharks' Ben Smith: Out Monday with upper-body injury

      Smith will miss Monday's game against the Rangers with an upper-body injury, CSN Bay Area reports. It's a bit unclear when exactly Smith suffered the upper-body injury, but it will force him out of Monday's lineup. As a result, the Sharks have recalled Bryan Lerg to center the fourth line Monday. Smith's next chance to rejoin the lineup will come Thursday against the Kings.

    • Sharks' Smith Ticketed For Return To Fourth Line

      News: Ben Smith is a leading candidate to center the Sharks' fourth line when the regular season opens, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
      Analysis: The Sharks plugged Ben Smith in on their checking line after acquiring him from the Blackhawks at the trade deadline last season, with the pivot recording two goals and five points in 19 games with San Jose. His offensive production wasn't helped by playing alongside fringe NHL talents like Barclay Goodrow, John Scott, Mike Brown, and Daniil Tarasov, but coach Peter DeBoer has pledged a desire to ice four offensive-minded lines in 2015-16. Playing alongside more skilled options could help Smith elevate his scoring production, though likely not to a level that will make him a particularly attractive fantasy option.
    • Smith Adds An Apple In Sharks Win

      News: Ben Smith had an assist and a plus-1 rating in just 8:09 of ice time in Monday's win over the Penguins.
      Analysis: Since arriving in San Jose at the trade deadline, Ben Smith has one goal and two assists. That looks good, but he's seen progressively less ice time in each game, getting a healthy 17:10 in his Sharks debut, then working down to 14:10, then 12:38, and a paltry 8:09 in Monday's match. Smith is a good skater and can drive possession, but his offensive outburst will be muted unless he gets more ice time.
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