Ekholm notched an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Panthers. Ekholm recorded the only helper on Ryan Ellis' opening tally 6:07 into the game. The 30-year-old Ekholm is up to 21 points, 97 shots and a plus-16 rating through 44 contests. The Swede provides steady offense and reliable defense, making him a decent option in deeper fantasy formats.
Ekholm scored a goal on two shots and had two PIM in Monday's 5-2 win over the Blackhawks. He also had two blocks and a plus-3 rating. It was a solid all-around performance for Ekholm, who gave the Predators a 3-2 lead 5:39 into the second period with a snipe on a partial breakaway. It was the sixth goal of the season for Ekholm but his first since March 15, halting a 17-game drought.
Ekholm failed to crack the scoresheet for the fifth consecutive game in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Hurricanes. It's been a rough few weeks for Ekholm, as the 30-year-old Swedish blueliner has posted just three assists in his last 14 games. Now with just 17 points in 39 games with 10 left to play, Ekholm should just barely crack the 20-point mark this season, which is no doubt much less than what fantasy managers were hoping for. Keep in mind, however, that 21 points over 49 games equates roughly to about 35 games over a regular 82-game season, which is pretty much a standard level of output for Ekholm based on his history.
Ekholm recorded two assists and a plus-3 rating in Thursday's 7-1 win over the Red Wings. Ekholm had a hand in the first of Viktor Arvidsson's three goals as well as a Mikael Granlund tally in the contest. The 30-year-old Ekholm snapped a four-game point drought Thursday. The Swede is up to 17 points, 82 shots on net, 38 blocked shots and a plus-11 rating through 34 outings. He should continue to see plenty of ice time in a top-four role while the Predators battle a plethora of injuries to their defense corps.
Ekholm produced an assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Blackhawks. Ekholm saw a shot deflect off of Calle Jarnkrok's skate and into the net for the Predators' second goal Sunday. The 30-year-old Ekholm has done pretty well in March with three goals and seven assists in 15 outings. The Swede is up to 15 points, 71 shots on net, 34 blocked shots and a plus-12 rating in 29 contests overall as a key part of the Predators' defense.
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