Eakin came up with a shorthanded goal in Sunday's 6-3 road win over the Oilers. The Manitoban picked Drake Caggiula's pocket in the neutral zone and defenseman Matt Benning -- for some inexplicable reason -- skated right in Cam Talbot's path to provide a nice screen for Eakin, who potted his eighth goal of the season. November has especially been kind to the shifty center, as he's scored five times to complement a pair of helpers over nine games this month.
Eakin scored two goals in a 5-0 victory against the Ducks on Wednesday. The pair of goals extended Eakin's modest point streak to five games. He has four goals and six points during that stretch. That's more production than he had in the first 11 games of the season. Overall, Eakin has seven goals and 10 points in 16 games, putting him on pace for career highs. But keep in mind, Eakin has a league-high 35.0 shooting percentage, which he will not be able to maintain all season.
Eakin scored his fourth goal of the season Tuesday in a 3-1 loss to the Maple Leafs. Tuesday's goal ended a streak of six pointless efforts from Eakin, who has managed just five points in 12 games. Until he proves more consistent, the 27-year-old shouldn't be considered a legitimate fantasy option.
Eakin (lower body) will play Tuesday against the Predators. Eakin left Sunday's game against the Senators after sustaining a lower-body injury, but he was able to participate in Tuesday's morning skate, which was the first indication he'd likely be in the lineup for the evening's matchup with Nashville. The 27-year-old forward has notched three goals and four points in eight games this campaign.
Eakin, who sustained a lower-body injury in Sunday's game against the Senators, took to the ice Tuesday ahead of a road clash with the Predators, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports. Eakin is the unfortunate one to have absorbed an illegal hit to the head from Ottawa defenseman Mark Borowiecki in Sunday's game. However, as suggested by Schoen, it's a good sign that Vegas' third-line center was back on the ice with his teammates and talking to assistant coach Ryan McGill in the latest session. Eakin has three goals and four points total over eight games this season. It'll be worth checking back to see if he's able to take warmups.
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