Harrington failed to register a point for the 14th consecutive game during Thursday's 3-1 loss to Buffalo. After regularly watching from the press box to begin the season, Harrington has now suited up for 21 consecutive games. However, he's averaged just 13:27 of ice time per contest and has only a single goal and assist during that stretch. Unless his role increases significantly or there's a considerable uptick in offense, Harrington can be safely left to the waiver wire in most settings.
Harrington scored his first goal of the season during Friday's 5-3 win over New Jersey. This was just the seventh game Harrington has played all season, and with an average of only 10:55 of ice time per contest, the 24-year-old defenseman shouldn't be counted on in any fantasy setting. Additionally, at this stage of his career, it looks like any long-term keeper/dynasty value Harrington once carried has vanished.
Harrington has appeared in a mere two games for the Blue Jackets this season. On top of not being in the lineup on a regular basis, when Harrington does suit up, he is logging a mere 7:51 of ice time per game. With no clear path to a role on the ice, the defenseman is unlikely to offer any significant fantasy value in the near future.
Harrington will tag into Saturday's lineup versus the Wild, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports. This will be the season debut for Harrington, who only appeared in 47 games between the Penguins, Maple Leafs and Blue Jackets over the past three seasons. Given his limited role -- he's replacing the injured Gabriel Carlsson (undisclosed) Saturday -- Harrington can be disregarded in all fantasy formats.
Harrington is expected to play in Game 2 against the Penguins on Friday, The Columbus Dispatch reports. Coach john Tortorella appears content with Harrington working alongside Gabriel Carlsson, a Swedish prospect with just three NHL games under his belt -- including Game 1. "I am happy with the kid (Carlsson), and Harry is just a competitive guy and he has grown on us as the year goes on," Tortorella said.
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