Dillon earned an assist and added two hits and two blocked shots in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Panthers. Dillon has 19 points (one goal, 18 helpers) in 71 games this season, just three points shy of the career-high 22 he accumulated last year. His usage remains defensive in nature, but with 170 hits and a respectable point count, he could help some fantasy owners in deeper formats.
Dillon has six assists over his last 22 appearances. In that span, the defenseman has added 52 hits, 29 PIM and 26 blocked shots. Dillon has recently seen third-pairing usage, averaging 19:31 a game over the 22-game sample, which is 2:17 higher than his season average. He has 18 points in 67 games overall, and likely doesn't warrant fantasy attention.
Dillon pitched in an assist in Tuesday's 7-2 win over the Oilers. Only four forwards and two defensemen from the Sharks missed the scoresheet in this one, with Dillon pulling his weight as the primary setup man on Joe Thornton's goal to complement a plus-3 rating over 20:51 of ice time, including 2:52 on the penalty kill. Dillon isn't usually deployed this heavily, but the Sharks are dealing with injuries to Marc-Edouard Vlasic (undisclosed) and Justin Braun (knee), and the contingency plan has the B.C. native paired up with elite blueliner Erik Karlsson at even strength.
Dillon produced an assist to complement a plus-2 rating in Friday's 3-2 road loss to the Stars. Dillon is a punishing defenseman who rarely shows up on the scoresheet, but he and Erik Karlsson were able to factor into Logan Couture's third-period tally in the narrow loss. We can't imagine Dillon being owned in any type of fantasy league, though he does have an important penalty-killing role for the Sharks.
Dillon delivered a shorthanded goal in Tuesday's 5-4 road win over the Predators. Dillon caught the opposition napping and went coast-to-coast for his first point of the season. This was a huge moment for the third-pairing defenseman because it sparked a rally consisting of three unanswered goals to saddle the Predators with a regulation loss at their own barn.
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