Irwin collected a helper and two PIM in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Sharks. Irwin has appeared in the Predators' last nine games after serving as a healthy scratch frequently in February. The defense-first blueliner has a goal and five assists in 40 appearances this season, and without much in the way of other stats, Irwin is safe to avoid for fantasy purposes.
Irwin served as a healthy scratch Saturday -- the ninth time in the past 14 games he has watched from the press box. Irwin continues to platoon with Yannick Weber for a spot opposite Dan Hamhuis on the Preds' third defensive pairing. With just five points and 29 games played this season, he simply doesn't move the fantasy needle and is not roster-worthy in most formats.
Irwin did not dress for Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Panthers, the third consecutive game he has served as a healthy scratch. Earlier in January, the seldom-used blueliner had previously been seeing regular minutes as an injury sub for Yannick Weber, but now finds himself watching from the press box once again. As the Preds' seventh defenseman, Irwin has played in just 24 games this season with five points to show for it, giving him zero fantasy value in most standard leagues.
Irwin went minus-2 in Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Stars, but he contributed three shots on goal, three hits and a pair of blocked shots. With just 18 games under his belt, Irwin has frequently been a healthy scratch this season. However, with Yannick Weber now on IR with an undisclosed injury, he could start to see more regular ice time on the third defensive pair opposite Dan Hamhuis. Either way, the 30-year-old has never recorded more than 19 points in a single NHL season, and he should not be counted on for significant fantasy production at this point in his career.
Irwin scored his first goal of the season in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Canucks. Irwin has been a healthy scratch more often than not this season, but with P.K. Subban remaining on IR with an upper-body injury, Irwin has been getting more looks lately. He has now been in the lineup for a season-high six consecutive games, and he has a goal and two assists over that span. With that said, since Subban's return is looming, Irwin will likely return to healthy-scratch status before long.
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