After posting his first 30-goal campaign in 2015-16, Tyler Toffoli dropped to just 16 tallies and 34 points through 63 games last year. He missed 19 games in the middle of the season due to a lower-body injury, but the winger never hit an offensive groove on either side of the absence. Toffoli is notoriously streaky, which can hinder his fantasy value. However, there is no questioning his high-end offensive talent and vision. After posting a 12.3 shooting percentage through the previous three seasons, last year's 9.7 mark was the key culprit in his decline in the goals column. Toffoli averaged 2.62 shots per game and logged a career-high 2:17 of power-play ice time, so with a marginal rebound to his shooting percentage, a bounce-back showing is within reach. Additionally, the 25-year-old winger is in the heart of his offensive prime.
Toffoli (knee) was on the ice performing special teams drills Friday, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports. As one would expect, Toffoli lined up with the top power-play group, but Rosen expressed curiosity in how the Canadian rotated between the point and closer proximity to the half wall in the drills. He underwent knee surgery in April, but his presence this early in camp should alleviate concerns stemming from that ailment. Toffoli has registered 175 points (84 goals, 91 assists) in 293 career contests, making him a solid fantasy option whenever he's healthy.
Toffoli (knee) is on the Kings' protected list ahead of the expansion draft, John Hoven of Sirius XM reports. The 25-year-old was set to become an unrestricted free agent, but he re-upped with the Kings for three more years earlier in June. After suffering a knee injury that required surgery in April, Toffoli is expected to be fully recovered by the time training camp rolls around. He netted 16 goals and 34 points in 63 games last season, a slight drop-off in stats regardless of the injury. Toffoli is a solid forward with power-play capabilities, which made him worth it for the Kings to keep around.
Toffoli's knee injury continues to improve, Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times reports. The punchy scoring pivot has been trending lately, especially with Wednesday's announcement that he secured a three-year, $13.8 million contract extension with the Kings. Toffoli took a step back offensively this year -- he dropped from 58 points in the 2015-16 campaign to 34 combined goals and assists -- but it's worth noting that a lower-body injury disrupted his season by keeping him out for 19 games. There's still plenty to like about Toffoli, with his consistent role on both the power play and penalty kill standing out among the positives.
Toffoli (knee) signed a three-year, $13.8 million contract with the Kings on Wednesday. It was clearly a priority for the Kings to get Toffoli re-signed this offseason, and it makes perfect sense, as the 25-year-old winger has been one of the team's most dangerous offensive weapons during his past three seasons in LA, racking up 70 goals and 71 assists in 221 games over that span. The right-handed forward recently underwent a minor surgical procedure on his left knee, but he's expected to be ready for the start of next season's training camp, so his health shouldn't be of much concern to fantasy owners considering selecting him during their drafts. Toffoli will continue to skate in a top-six role for LA for the duration of his deal, so he'll remain a solid option in all fantasy formats for the foreseeable future.
Toffoli recently underwent a minor surgical procedure on his left knee, but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. The operation Toffoli underwent is almost certainly related to the lower-body injury that kept him out for 19 games in the middle of the season, but it doesn't seem like something that will hamper his ability to play at the beginning of next season. The 25-year-old racked up just 34 points and a plus-6 rating in the 63 games he did suit up for, so he'll be looking for a bounce-back campaign in 2017-18.
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