Lucic grabbed an assist and a pair of shots in Wednesday's win over the Panthers.
Though he snapped his 11-game goal drought recently, he's still not producing at the rate he was expected to. In 2017, Lucic has only two goals and five assists through 23 contests. It's grim.
Lucic scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's 3-1 win over Chicago. The goal was his first in 11 games.
Perhaps worse, Looch has just two goals in his last 24 games. Yes, you read that right. The 28-year-old power forward was supposed to bring power and protection to young Connor McDavid, but Lucic has been skating with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins instead. He's on pace for 44 points.
Lucic was held without a point or even a shot in Saturday's loss to Chicago.
Lucic has no points in his last four games and just one goal in his last 21 games. Particularly when he's away from Connor McDavid, Lucic has not provided much value. If Lucic isn't on that McDavid line, he's proven hard to trust.
Lucic collected a second-period assist and threw four body checks during Wednesday's win over Anaheim.
With a single goal and just three points through 12 January games, Lucic is hardly providing the offense expected of a $6 million player. He's also fallen off the fantasy grid in shallower settings, especially considering he's gone 25 games without a multi-point showing. Lucic's 11 goals, 29 points, 107 shots, 30 PIM and 126 hits still provide solid cross-category production, but most of the offensive numbers came early in the year when he was playing consistently with Connor McDavid, and that is no longer the case.
Lucic assisted on two power-play goals during Thursday's 6-3 win against the Jets.
While it's impossible to compare him to Connor McDavid, Lucic has built himself a solid point streak, sitting at six straight after Thursday's solid performance. The 28-year-old has notched two goals and eight helpers in that span, furthering his appreciation of having McDavid by his side. The top line of the Oilers is lethal and has shown multiple players can explode for big outings simultaneously.