Wilson will miss Monday's game against the Maple Leafs with the flu, Adrian Dater of BSN Denver reports. This likely won't have much of an impact on the Avalanche, or fantasy lineups. The 28-year-old has four goals on 49 shots through 35 games, and is slated onto the fourth line for Colorado. The Avalanche play Monday and Tuesday, so unless Wilson gets well quickly he might end up missing two contests with this illness.
Wilson picked up a pair of assists in Saturday's win over the Wild. Wilson is stuck on just 11 points in 32 games and hasn't scored since Dec.12 against Washington. He can be of use in some very deep leagues for his goal-scoring potential, but it just hasn't come together for the former Predator in a bottom-six role in Colorado. Exhibit caution, as Wilson isn't shooting much and is seeing limited minutes.
Wilson recorded a goal and three shots during Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Capitals. Wilson has struggled since arriving from the Predators during the summer with just three goals and seven points in 21 games. The 2008 first-round pick will need to improve his production to provide owners with fantasy value.
Wilson scored his first goal of the season during Thursday's 6-2 rout of the Capitals. The 28-year-old forward now has two points in his last three games since being activated off the injured list. A streaky performer throughout his career, Wilson's fantasy value remains somewhat murky, but if he can get some more ice time as a veteran forward on a young Avalanche squad, the first-round pick from the 2008 NHL Entry Draft could carve out some fantasy value in deeper leagues.
Wilson (undisclosed) will be in action against the Senators on Friday, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports. Wilson, who has missed the Avs' previous six contests, will be looking for his first goal of the season. The winger's offensive struggles extend beyond just finding the back of the net, as he has registered a mere two helpers in eight appearances. For now, the 2008 first-round pick -- originally selected by the Predators -- will rejoin the power play, although if his productivity doesn't pick up soon, coach Jared Bednar may have to look for other options.
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