Ekholm had two shots on goal, two blocked shots and a hit during Saturday's game against the Hurricanes. However, he registered a minus-2 and failed to crack the scoresheet for the ninth straight game.

Ekholm now has just 21 points in 71 games, and in all likelihood will fall short of the 35 points he recorded last season. Despite seeing his average TOI increase by over three minutes this year (23:44 from 20:15 last season), Ekholm has failed to take the big offensive step forward many experts predicted he would. His fantasy value remains confined to deeper formats at the present time.

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