Beaulieu remains stuck in a nine-game pointless streak dating back to Feb. 16 versus Chicago. Beaulieu isn't exactly an offensive force, considering he has topped the 20-point mark just once in his NHL career. Still, the Jets were likely hoping for more out of the Ontario native and could decide to give Anthony Bitetto a look if Beaulieu continues to struggle offensively.
Beaulieu scored a goal and dished an assist in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Blackhawks. Beaulieu's first tally of the year came at 1:36 of the third period, and it would be the game-winner. The defenseman now has six points, 47 hits and a plus-10 rating through 27 appearances -- those numbers don't add up to much fantasy relevance.
The Jets cleared Beaulieu (lower body) from injured reserve Tuesday. Beaulieu will take the place of Mathieu Perrault (upper body) -- who was placed on injured reserve -- on the Jets' active roster but will serve as a scratch for Tuesday's game versus the Predators. Even when he does take the ice, the 27-year-old defenseman's four points (all assists) don't make him a particularly attractive fantasy option.
Beaulieu (lower body) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's game against St. Louis, Mitchell Clinton of JetsTV reports. Beaulieu was a full participant at practice Thursday, so he's definitely closing in on a return to the lineup, but he'll have to wait for Tuesday's matchup with Nashville for his next opportunity to do so.
Coach Paul Maurice said Thursday that Beaulieu (lower body) was a full participant at practice and could return for Saturday's game against St. Louis. Beaulieu has missed the past 11 games with a lower-body issue but skated in a full contact jersey for the first time since the injury Thursday. Maurice ruled the defenseman out for Friday's game against Boston but added that there's a good chance he'll return Saturday. The 27-year-old has just four assists through 21 games this campaign, so his return won't affect things too much from a fantasy perspective. Expect the team to provide an update on Beaulieu's health in the coming days.
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