Evgeny Artyukhin

LW / Winnipeg Jets / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None

Fantasy Points by Week

    RW Rank
    • Artyukhin jumps back into lineup

      News: Thrashers RW Evgeny Artyukhin was back in the lineup on Tuesday against the Devils after missing one game with an upper-body injury. He had no points in 8:18 of ice time and finished at even. Artyukhin also avoided the penalty box.
      Analysis: Artyukhin has played regularly for the Thrashers since joining the team at the trade deadline. He has been a decent offensive presence at times, but Artyukhin is still more of a checking-line presence. He has marginal Fantasy appeal when healthy.
    • Artyukhin has upper-body issue

      News: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Thrashers RW Evgeny Artyukhin, who missed Saturday's loss to the Penguins with an upper-body injury, returned to practice Monday.
      Analysis: Artyukhin has averaged just 16 points over his first three NHL seasons, but his 151 PIM last campaign made him an attractive option in deeper leagues that reward bad behavior coming into 2009-10. Unfortunately he's only managed 70 minutes in the penalty box so far, which has really hurt his Fantasy value.
    • Ducks get Oystrick for Artyukhin

      News: The Ducks have acquired D Nathan Oystrick from the Thrashers, along with a conditional pick in the 2011 draft, in exchange for RW Evgeny Artyukhin.
      Analysis: Oystrick has played the entire 2009-10 season in the AHL, producing 23 points in 41 games. He has 12 points in 53 games with Atlanta. Artyukhin had nine points in 37 games for the Ducks this season. At 6-4, 254, the 26-year-old Russian is known more for throwing his sizable frame around than anything, although he has been behaving himself a little more this season. Artukhin has some minimal value in super-deep seasonal formats that reward bad behavior, while Oystrick remains barely worth worrying about in Fantasy play.
    • Artyukhin matches single-game best

      News: The Sports Xchange reports Ducks LW Evgeny Artyukhin picked up a goal and an assist on Tuesday against the Sabres to match his career high for points in a game, reached three times previously. Artyukhin also has a two-game goal streak, equaling another career high established on three previous occasions.
      Analysis: Artyukhin has only played six times in January, but he already has six points and a plus-4 rating. He was a healthy scratch a lot in December because he wasn't playing well. He seems to have gotten the message, but Fantasy owners shouldn't race to waivers to add Artyukhin, who still has marginal Fantasy appeal.
    • Artyukhin playing way back into lineup

      News: The Orange County Register reports that Ducks RW Evgeny Artyukhin, who was a healthy scratch a lot in December because of his propensity to turn the puck over, has played in two of the last three games and done very well. "He's big, he's physical," said coach Randy Carlyle. "He's a big-time guy that's hard to handle. He's got to skate and hang onto that puck. Not turn it over. Play physical and stay in the structure. It's the most positive effect he's had on a game in a long time for our team."
      Analysis: Artyukhin isn't on the ice for his offensive skills, but is instead more useful in picking up penalty minutes. He's only worth owning in the deepest of leagues that reward bad behavior.
    • Artyukhin slips up Tuesday

      News: The Sports Xchange reports after acquiring LW Evgeny Artyukhin from the Tampa Bay Lightning in an offseason trade, the Ducks have worked with the hulking Russian to rein in a habit of bad penalties that got nearly out of control early in the season. The effort had appeared to pay off, Artyukhin taking only three minor penalties during an 18-game stretch since he took three penalties in a 5-0 loss to visiting St. Louis on Oct. 17. Artyukhin, though, was guilty of slashing, holding and tripping penalties, all in the offensive zone, during Tuesday night's 4-3 loss to visiting Los Angeles. The lone Kings power-play conversion, after the Artyukhin holding infraction, wound up being the difference in the game.
      Analysis: Even Daniel Carcillo slips up once in awhile despite the fact he is no longer a penalty hound. Artyukhin dresses most nights to play on the Ducks' checking line. He doesn't post a lot of points, and if he isn't taking a lot of penalties, then he pretty much has minimal Fantasy appeal.
    • Artyukhin back from suspension

      News: Anaheim RW Evgeny Artyukhin was back from his suspension on Saturday against the Coyotes but failed to record a point.
      Analysis: Artyukhin was suspended three games for slew-footing Dallas' Matt Niskanen. He is mostly just used as an enforcer and is a low-end Fantasy option for the most part. Only have him active in leagues that reward heavily for PIM.
    • Artyukhin hit with suspension

      News: Anaheim Ducks right wing Evgeny Artyukhin has been suspended three games by the NHL for a slew-footing incident in Wednesday night's game against the Dallas Stars. Stars defenseman Matt Niskanen was injured on the play at 4:23 of the second period, though no penalty was called on the play.
      Analysis: Artyukhin, who was also suspended two games last January, has two goals and 23 penalty minutes in eight games this season. He will miss games against Columbus on Saturday, Toronto on Monday and Vancouver on Oct. 30, and will be eligible to return Oct. 31 at Phoenix. While Artyukhin will chip in with a goal or point on occasion, he is best used in Fantasy leagues that reward heavily for PIM when active.
    • Artyukhin gets first 2009 goal

      News: Ducks RW Evgeny Artyukhin got his first goal and 11th of his NHL career when he banged in a feed from Corey Perry in the second period Tuesday against the Wild.
      Analysis: While Artyukhin will chip in with a goal or point on occasion, he was acquired in the offseason for his checking-line presence. Artyukhin is best used in Fantasy leagues that reward heavily for PIM.
    • Ducks add Artyukhin in trade

      News: The Ducks have acquired right wing Evgeny Artyukhin from Tampa Bay for left wing Drew Miller and a third-round selection in the 2010 NHL draft. The deal was announced Thursday.
      Analysis: Artyukhin had six goals and 10 assists in 73 games with the Lightning last season, his second in the NHL. He set career highs in goals, appearances and penalty minutes. The winger was selected by Tampa Bay in the third round of the 2001 draft. He also played for the Lightning in 2005-06, when they reached the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Artyukhin is merely a lower-line presence for the Ducks and has limited Fantasy appeal.
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