Nolan laced up the skates for 69 games in 2017-18, scoring four goals and four assists while logging 123 hits. Although Nolan's never been much of a point scorer -- his career high is just 10 from 2013-14 -- his points-per-game went down in his first season in Buffalo, as he scored eight points as well last year in 23 less games with Los Angeles. The 28-year-old was still able to highlight a physical aspect of his game, as he had the second most hits of any forward on the team, and although a minus-13 rating isn't necessarily good, it was still fourth best out of players with 50 or more games on a poor Buffalo team. Nolan is set to be an unrestricted free agent, and he could very well find a new home for 2018-19.
Nolan scored his third goal of the season, and first since Nov. 22, in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Coyotes. He also added four hits and two PIM, categories he's more accustomed to making his mark in. Nolan has neither the offensive talent nor the linemates to be a fantasy asset skating on a checking unit for the struggling Sabres.
Nolan collected an assist in a 4-3 win over the Devils on Friday. The assist was Nolan's first appearance on the scoresheet since a Nov. 24 helper against Edmonton. With contributions this infrequent and no track record of producing points, the son of former Sabres coach Ted Nolan offers no real fantasy value in any format.
Nolan scored his first two goals of the season in a 5-4 loss to the Wild on Wednesday. Nolan is one of the more surprising guys to notch a multi-goal game this year. He only has three points in 20 games, and he's put a mere 11 shots on net.
Nolan recorded three hits in 8:40 of ice time in Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to Montreal. Despite finding a consistent role on the fourth line, Nolan has only been able to put up one assist in 15 games so far this season. He's still made his presence felt physically notching three or more hits in four games, but after not cracking the 10-point plateau the last three seasons, he's not likely to become fantasy relevant anytime soon.
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