Skinner managed just 14 goals in 59 games prior to the league suspending play in mid-March. Just a season removed from his impressive career-best 40-goal showing, Skinner has struggled mightily to light the lamp in his 10th year in the league. His 7.7 shooting percentage, nine assists and 23 total points are all personal worsts. Somewhat shocking is the fact that Skinner hasn't found twine at all on the power play this year, where he's received ample time (2:29 per game, on average). Also, it's worth mentioning that the 27-year-old missed 10 games from Dec. 29 to Jan. 18 with an upper-body injury and only managed three goals and a lone assist in the 20 games since, so perhaps he hasn't been fully healthy. Regardless, until Skinner shows he's regained his scoring touch, owners should try to forget about the 40 goals he piled up last year.
Skinner scored his 14th goal of the season, but it wasn't enough in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Coyotes. Skinner scored for the third time in five games, but he's been largely ineffective since returning from injury with just four points across 16 appearances. After Buffalo went up 2-0 on Skinner's 14th of the year, the visitors conceded five unanswered goals to Arizona and took their 28th regulation loss of the season.
Skinner netted a goal on a game-high eight shots in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Golden Knights. Skinner tallied at 19:48 of the third period, which did nothing to change the result. The 27-year-old winger has just 22 points to go with 165 shots and a minus-15 rating in 54 contests this year. His 63-point output in his first year with the Sabres seems like a distant memory now, with Skinner typically used in a third-lone role.
Skinner ended his goal drought by finding the back of the net in Saturday's win over Pittsburgh. Skinner had gone 22 consecutive games without a goal. For someone who scored 40 goals last year, his production has completely fallen off in 2019-20. Skinner has 12 goals and 21 points through 51 games. Perhaps ending his drought will help him regain his prior form, where he can chip in a few more goals.
Skinner didn't register a point while putting two shots on goal over 14:27 of ice time Sunday in the Sabres' 3-2 loss to the Ducks. After failing to find the net again, Skinner is now riding an 18-game goalless streak, which matches the longest of his career. The winger sports a minus-19 rating and has only chipped in two assists during that stretch, rendering him a major disappointment coming off a 63-point effort in his first season in Buffalo.
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