Scandella (lower body) will miss the final three games of the regular season. Making matters worse, the Sabres failed the make the playoffs, so Scandella turns his attention to an offseason recovery and getting in shape for the 2019-20 campaign. The left defenseman has one year and $4 million remaining on his contract before he can hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent. Rookie phenom Rasmus Dahlin (41 points to date) has really cut into Scandella's fantasy prospects, and it's not likely to get any better with the aforementioned Swede rapidly grasping the nuances of NHL play. Scandella finishes with 13 points (six goals, seven assists) and a minus-13 rating through 63 games.
Scandella (lower body) will not be in Sunday's lineup against Columbus, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports. Scandella left Saturday's game against the Islanders after blocking a shot and is clearly feeling a lingering effect. With just 13 points in 63 games, his absence shouldn't affect too many fantasy owners. Jake McCabe is expected to replace him in the lineup.
Scandella didn't come out for the third period of Saturday's game against the Islanders, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio reports. Scandella blocked a shot in the second period with his foot, which has apparently forced him out of the contest. With the Sabres going right back to work Sunday against Columbus, there's a good chance Scandella will have to sit out at least one additional contest.
Scandella buried a goal during Thursday's loss to Detroit. It's not often Scandella gets credit for a goal, as he has just six this season and 38 through his 517-game career. The goal brings him up to 13 points in 62 games, a notable dip from the 22 points he totaled last year. Scandella won't provide much in terms of fantasy value aside from his 74 blocks.
Scandella (upper body) will be active for Sunday's game against the Blues. A no-frills defenseman rounding out his ninth NHL season, Scandella has produced only four goals and seven assists over 56 games. The rapid emergence of 2018 first overall pick Rasmus Dahlin has been detrimental to Scandella's fantasy prospects, as he's only averaging 17:43 of ice time after clearing 23 minutes per game in 2017-18.
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