Voracek registered 20 goals and 66 points with a minus-16 rating, 210 shots on net and 25 PIM in 78 games this season. The 29-year-old has tallied 20 goals in six of the last seven seasons, including each of the last three, but after posting a career-high 65 assists in 2017-18, it was disappointing that Voracek was back under 70 points this season. He nearly had more assists last year than he had points in 2018-19. Voracek's plus-minus was one of his career worsts and he recorded his fewest PIM since 2013-14 as well.
Voracek has two goals and four points with a minus-6 rating in 10 games since returning from a two-game suspension on March 15. The 29-year-old was hot at the end of February and beginning of March, and he also scored in his return from suspension, but since then, he only has one goal and two assists. It's a disappointing end to a underwhelming season for Voracek. For the third straight season, he has 20 goals, but he is 20 assists behind his 2017-18 pace. Maybe that should have been expected, though, because Voracek posted a career-high 65 assists last season. He's only recorded more than 50 helpers in one other season during his 11-year career. Voracek has 20 goals and 65 points with a minus-16 rating in 76 games this season.
Voracek posted four shots on goal in a 4-2 loss to the Islanders on Saturday. The 29-year-old still sits one score shy of recording 20 goals for the third straight season. Voracek has four goals and 13 points in the last 10 games, but most of that production came at the beginning of the month. He actually only has one point in the past four contests. Voracek has 19 goals and 63 points in 71 games this season. With only seven games remaining, he no longer has a realistic shot at a second straight 80-point campaign. Voracek will have to average a point per game down the stretch to just reach the 70-point plateau.
Voracek has fully served the two-game suspension for his hit on Johnny Boychuk in last Saturday's win over the Islanders. Voracek lost an appeal regarding the two-game ban, with the Flyers defeating the Senators but dropping one to the Capitals in his absence. Look for the veteran to reprise his role in the top six and No. 1 power-play unit against the Maple Leafs on Friday.
Voracek's appeal of a two-game ban was upheld by commissioner Gary Bettman on Wednesday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports. As a result of Bettman's decision, Voracek will miss Thursday's clash with Washington. The winger practiced with the team Wednesday in anticipation that he would be available, but instead, Samuel Morin will likely slot into the lineup as a seventh defensemen, which is how the team managed the lineup versus Ottawa on Monday.
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