Krejci scored a power-play goal, and added an assist in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Sabres.
Three of Krejci's eight goals this season have come with the extra man. He is finishing 2016 strong, with two goals and three assists during a three-game point streak. The veteran had only put forth one multi-point effort since Nov. 13 until doing it in consecutive contests coming out of the Christmas break.
Krejci registered a goal on eight shots and an assist during Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Columbus.
Krejci has now achieved eight shots in a game twice this season and now has two goals to show for it. Other than two busy outings, the 30-year-old hasn't found his stroke often, finishing six games with one shot in December alone. However, he does have four tallies this month, surpassing November with two games left in 2016.
Krejci was an ugly minus-3 in a 4-3 loss to Anaheim on Thursday, but managed to score his sixth goal of the season.
Offensively, Krejci has been disappointing thus far with 19 points in 32 games, but now has scored a goal in two consecutive games. His sixth of the season came on the power play to tie the game at 3-3, but struggled at even strength. Fantasy owners hoping for a big season will have to be just a little more patient, or otherwise cut him loose in what seems to be a down season for the 30-year-old pivot.
Repeating his 63-point showing from 2015-16 is now highly unlikely, and Krejci's offensive struggles can no longer be chalked up to a slow start. With so many viable center options, he's not a must-own player in most leagues, and his lack of goals and modest shot volume (2.13 shots per game) hurt his value in daily contests.
Krejci collected two even-strength assists through 22:12 of ice time during Monday's win over the Panthers.
It's been a slow start for Krejci, but the two helpers upped him to 17 points -- four goals -- through 26 games this year. It'll be tough for the 30-year-old veteran to match his 63 points from last season, but another 50-point campaign is well within reach. He's not a must-own center in seasonal leagues, and his lack of goals and modest shot volume (2.19 shots per game) hurt his value in daily contests.