Jeff Skinner scored the game-winner in Friday's 3-2 win over the Avalanche. It was just his third point of the season and snapped a five-game pointless drought.
Skinner saw ice time of 16:22 versus the Avs, including 3:44 on the power play, his first meaningful PP minutes in four games. Hopefully this is a sign of better things to come for the struggling Skinner. For now, he continues to skate mostly on the Canes' third line with Riley Nash and Chris Terry.
Jeff Skinner recorded his first goal of the season in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Capitals.
Skinner's fantasy value has plummeted ever since his 63-point rookie season back in 2010-11. A series of concussions and various other injuries have certainly contributed to the decline, but nonetheless, he is not the player he once was - or was shaping up to be. Last season, he recorded career lows in several categories, including points per game (0.40), power-play points (7), shooting percentage (7.7) and plus-minus (-24). Skinner is currently skating on the Canes' third line and deserves fantasy attention in deeper formats only.