|(3/22/16) Deslauriers practiced on the top line Monday.|
The hard-working forward was promoted to the top line following Matt Moulson's demotion, and it seems like head coach Dan Bylsma likes what he brings to the table on a line with Evander Kane and Ryan O'Reilly. Deslauriers has just 10 goals on the season, but three of them have come from playing on the same line as O'Reilly, indicating that the two have some chemistry. He's a short-term gamble for fantasy owners looking for some immediate returns, but long-term Deslaurier's skill set is more suited to a checking line role. He works hard and hangs around the net, so there's a chance a few passes and shots from Kane or O'Reilly will lead to some goals.