Ekholm extended his current pointless streak to a season-high six games in Saturday's 1-0 win over the Stars. Prior to his latest scoring drought, Ekholm was on pace for something resembling the 44 points he posted last season, but he'll have to rack up 11 points in his last 14 games for that to happen. Fantasy owners should expect something in the high 30's, which wouldn't be a bad result considering Ekholm has only topped 35 points twice in his career. The 29-year-old Swede remains a top-four defender for the Preds, averaging just under 24 minutes per game.
Ekholm scored with his only shot on net and posted a plus-1 rating in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Blackhawks on Friday. With this marker, the 29-year-old has reached the eight-goal plateau for the third straight season. It's possible Ekholm sets a new career best in both the goals and assist categories if he continues to play well. He needs three more goals and 13 more assists in the final 22 games, which is just about his scoring average this season. Ekholm has eight goals and 32 points with a plus-4 rating and 132 shots on goal in 59 games during 2019-20.
Ekholm registered an assist and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win over the Jets. Ekholm is up to 29 points, 110 shots on goal and 75 blocked shots through 51 games this season. The Swedish defenseman is right on track to match last year's 44-point output -- that's strong enough production for widespread fantasy attention.
Ekholm registered a power-play assist in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Sabres. Ekholm earned the secondary helper on Craig Smith's third-period tally. The Swedish defenseman has 26 points in 46 games this season, although just five of them have come with a man advantage. He's added 103 shots on goal, 69 blocked shots, 37 hits and 26 PIM.
Ekholm picked up a power-play assist in Sunday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Ducks. Ekholm recorded a secondary helper on Craig Smith's first of two tallies in the contest. The Swedish blueliner has five assists in his last seven games. For the year, Ekholm is up to 23 points (three on the power play), 94 shots on goal and 63 blocked shots in 40 appearances.
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