Hamonic was on the ice for 23:28 -- including 7:13 shorthanded -- versus Edmonton on Sunday. It was the 13th time this season Hamonic has logged over 20 minutes of ice time. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, the blueliner isn't getting a look with the man advantage, which limits his fantasy value. In 23 games, the Manitoba native recorded eight points, 48 shots and 39 blocks and should be capable of challenging the 20-point mark for the fifth time in his career.
Hamonic scored the only goal of the night in the first period of a 1-0 victory over Los Angeles on Saturday. Hamonic is known more for his defensive work rather than his scoring. His goal was a nice bonus, but he's more of a factor in leagues that reward his three blocked shots on the night. He's a good play in leagues that reward defense, but if your league doesn't, he's of little use to you.
Hamonic fired three pucks on net, threw four hits, and blocked five shots while logging 18:54 of ice time in Thursday's 9-1 loss to Pittsburgh. Hamonic had missed the Flames' previous eight contests due to a facial injury, so it was good to see him willing to throw his weight around and get in front of pucks during his return to action. The 28-year-old blueliner will try to tally his first point of the season in Saturday's matchup with Washington.
Hamonic (face) was activated from injured reserve ahead of Thursday's home game against the Penguins, Kristen Anderson of The Calgary Sun reports. Hamonic's activation renders winger Anthony Peluso the odd-man out, so he'll reportedly head to AHL Stockton. As for the veteran defenseman, he's suddenly an intriguing fantasy option, particularly in DFS tournament formats, where there's bound to be a shortage of people aware that the two-way skater is back in action. Hamonic produced 11 points (one goal, 10 assists) over 74 games in his debut season with the Flames in 2017-18, which is by no means an earth-shattering total, but he did collect 83 hits and 124 blocked shots that season to provide sneaky value in leagues that give bonuses for defensive contributions.
Flames coach Bill Peters says Hamonic (face) could return late next week, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports. The Flames' bench boss added that his prediction represented a "best-case scenario", which leads one to believe that Hamonic might struggle to answer the call. The 28-year-old defenseman was injured in a fight with Erik Gudbranson on opening night and has only featured in one game this season.
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