Despite playing in all of Calgary's 82 games last season, Michael Frolik -- the 10th overall pick back in 2006 -- failed to break the 50-point threshold once again and is still waiting for his first such season. The 29-year-old's skill set is much more suited for the real-life game than it is for fantasy purposes, as he's a good penalty killer and possession player, as evidenced by his excellent 55.7 Corsi For percentage last season. The Czech winger did tie his career high in assists with 27, but he hasn't broken the 20-goal mark since his second season in the league. As a steady source of 40 or so points, he's a reasonable fantasy asset in deeper formats, but that's about all you can ask for.
Frolik (wrist) is showing on the Flames' training camp roster ahead of the 2017-18 season. Perhaps best known for his speed and creativity within the attacking zone, Frolik played all 86 games -- including the playoffs -- last year, but a left wrist injury caused him to back out of the 2017 IIHF World Championship. View him as an attractive fantasy option if you need a guy who's proven capable of firing 200-plus shots over a full season and is utilized a fair amount on both the power play and penalty kill.
Frolik will not be available for Team Czech Republic at the 2017 IIHF World Championship due to a left wrist injury, Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herald reports. Frolik has actually been dealing with the injury since December, and the Flames' medical staff made it clear that they want him spending the offseason resting up, rather than prolonging the injury. With the added rest, Frolik seems like a good bet to be fully healthy heading into the 2017-18 campaign after playing in all 86 games for the Flames this season, including the postseason.
Frolik potted his 17th goal of the season in a 4-3 loss to Anaheim on Sunday. The tally snapped a seven-game goal drought for the 29-year-old, whose 44 points in his second season in Calgary are the most since his 45-point rookie campaign back in 2008-09 with Florida.
Frolik tallied two points -- a goal and an assist -- on the power play in Calgary's 3-0 win over Winnipeg on Saturday night. His point streak now stands at four games and six points, including four assists. Frolik has never scored more than 45 points in any season and that came in his rookie year in 2008-09. That could change this season -- Frolik has an outside chance at the 50-point plateau.
Frolik dished out two helpers to go with a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 5-0 win over Montreal. Frolik's riding a three-game point streak and now boasts a career-best plus-12 rating. His career high of 45 points, set back in 2008-09, is well within reach with 15 games to play.
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