• Slater Goes Gordie For Jets

    News: Jim Slater picked up a Gordie Howe hat trick Thursday -- a goal, an assist and a fight -- in a 5-2 victory over Montreal.
    Analysis: Well, this was quite an unexpected burst of fantasy production from a guy who's been more or less a black hole offensively over the last few seasons. The two points pushed his total to all of 10 in 75 games this year, but he has surprised by bringing a bigger toughness element this year, as he's now just four minutes shy of his career-high 62 PIM.
  • Jets' Slater Collects Rare Assist

    News: Jim Slater contributed an assist in Monday's 4-1 win over Edmonton.
    Analysis: The helper is nice and all, though Jim Slater has a minus-4 rating with eight points through 73 games. However, he is an asset for the Jets in the faceoff circle based on the fact that he's won 58.4% of draws this season.
  • Jets' Slater Assists Twice, Dominates Faceoffs

    News: Jim Slater registered two assists and dominated the faceoff circle in Tuesday's 8-2 win over the Panthers, winning 15 of 17 draws.
    Analysis: The fourth-line center nearly doubled his scoring output with the two-assist night, as he had provided only three points over his previous 43 contests. He's been much more of an asset as a faceoff artist, where his 57.6 winning percentage ranks eighth in the league among those with at least 100 opportunities.
  • Jets' Slater Scores First Goal

    News: Jim Slater recorded his first goal of the season in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Blues.
    Analysis: It was Jim Slater's first point on the season as he tied a season-high by firing off three shots. He has just five points combined now in the past three seasons, and shouldn't be considered for fantasy in almost any format.
  • Jets' Slater (Hip) Will Play Saturday

    News: Jim Slater (hip) will play in Saturday's exhibition game against the Wild, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
    Analysis: Jim Slater had hip surgery performed during the offseason and will try to piece together a more complete season in 2014-15, considering he was limited to just 27 games last year with a hernia and 26 in 2012-13. Because of his injury-laden past, Slater's value will be curbed coming into the regular season, and rightly so.
  • Jets' Slater Undergoes Hip Surgery

    News: Jim Slater underwent hip surgery recently but is expected to recover in time for training camp in September, ESPN.com reports.
    Analysis: Jim Slater underwent the operation to fix an issue with his labrum, which bothered him toward the end of the season. A hernia limited him to just 27 games this season after he appeared in only 26, due to a variety of injuries, in 2012-13.
  • Jets' Slater Breaks Finger In Finale

    News: Jim Slater broke his finger in the Jets' season-ending win over the Flames on Friday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
    Analysis: Jim Slater has had tough luck with injuries this season. He missed over four months of action following sports hernia surgery, and now enters the summer with a new ailment to address. The broken finger shouldn't delay his availability for training camp, but it's an annoying inconvenience to deal with nonetheless. Slater finished the 2013-14 campaign with just two points over 27 games.
  • Jets' Slater Expected To Play Saturday

    News: Jim Slater (lower body) is expected to play against the Hurricanes on Saturday, according to TSN's Sara Orlesky.
    Analysis: Jim Slater has one point on the season and has never been a fantasy factor in his career. His return adds depth and veteran leadership to the lineup, but that doesn't translate into point production.
  • Jets' Slater Day-To-Day With Lower-Body Injury

    News: Jim Slater is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
    Analysis: Jim Slater was banged up during Saturday's game against the Rangers and looks like he could be out for a couple of days. Consider him day-to-day and expect the Jets to update his condition shortly.
  • Jets Activate Slater From IR

    News: Jim Slater (sports hernia) was activated from injured reserve Thursday.
    Analysis: Jim Slater has been practicing with the team for the past week, and after coach Paul Maurice came away confident that the forward was 100 percent healthy following morning skate, he'll be back in the lineup for the first time since Oct. 18. He'll man the fourth-line center spot in his return.