Hendricks scored a goal during a 4-1 victory Sunday over San Jose. Hendricks opened the scoring by lifting a backhander over Martin Jones shoulder on a partial breakaway late in the first, and also got five penalty minutes from a fight -- bringing him only an assist away from a Gordie Howe hat trick. The tally allowed the 36-year-old to keep his hot streak going, and he's now tallied four points during his last six contests which is his hottest streak of 2017-18 thus far. The stretch is all the more impressive when you take into account he's compiled all of the points while skating on Winnipeg's fourth line, but that also means it'll be hard for Hendricks to keep up the pace.
Hendricks scored in a 7-4 victory against the Golden Knights on Friday night. The 36-year-old's goal in the second tied the game at two, but then the Jets offense exploded in the third period. Hendricks has three goals and six points through 19 games, but his shooting percentage is a whopping 21.4 percent. He isn't getting enough shots to the net to stay fantasy relevant.
Hendricks picked up a helper against Minnesota on Monday. Hendricks -- a native of Blaine, Minnesota and St. Cloud State product -- no doubt enjoyed scoring a point while on the road versus the Wild in a decisive 7-3 victory. Although the veteran's numbers have been limited (two goals and three assists), he is actually on pace to record the second highest point total of his career, with the 20-point threshold not out of the question.
Hendricks (undisclosed) was taken off injured reserve Wednesday. With the Jets demoting Nicolas Petan in a corresponding move, Hendricks' skill set leaves him as the most viable option for the fourth-line center role and he should be considered a near lock for that spot against the Penguins on Thursday. If he is in the game-day lineup, it would be the 2017-18 season debut for the Minnesota native. The lefty tallied just seven points in 42 outings last year, and probably shouldn't be relied on for much more than 20 points, a threshold he has broken just once in his career.
Hendricks (undisclosed) has not been cleared to face the Blue Jackets on Tuesday, Sara Orlesky of TSN.ca reports. Hendricks has yet to make an appearance for the Jets this season, and while he would likely be a healthy scratch under ideal conditions, the absence of Mathieu Perreault (lower body) and Adam Lowry (upper body) could have opened the door for the 36-year-old to crack the lineup. In the meantime, Winnipeg will likely need to call up a player from AHL Manitoba to provide some additional depth.
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