Trocheck netted a shorthanded goal in Thursday's win over the Blues. Trocheck's lethal speed always makes him dangerous on the penalty kill, with Thursday serving as a reminder of what he's capable of doing in shorthanded situations. After hitting the 20-goal mark in each of his previous two seasons, the 24-year-old has picked up right where he left off, notching a pair of goals through three contests. His top-six role and place on the first power-play unit makes the sniper worth owning in most fantasy formats.
Trocheck (upper body) netted a goal and an assist in Tuesday's preseason clash with Tampa Bay. Trocheck had been limited in camp due to a upper-body ailment, but looked good in his return, as he logged 18:34 of ice time and fired off five shots on goal in addition to his two points. The center should provide top-end fantasy value as Florida's second-line center and a member of the No. 1 power-play unit.
Trocheck (upper body) skated Thursday, but he remains day-to-day, Steve Goldstein of Fox Sports Florida reports. His status for Sunday's preseason game against the Lightning is question, but Trocheck carrying the day-to-day label suggests that the ailment isn't too serious. The crafty pivot finished with a career-high 31 assists and 54 points last season, plus his average ice time has climbed for three straight years -- all the way up to 20:50 in 2016-17.
Trocheck suffered an upper-body injury Tuesday against the Predators, Jameson Coop of the Panthers' official site reports. The 24-year-old center is coming off back-to-back 50-plus-point seasons, and with Jaromir Jagr gone, Trocheck's presence on the power play will be even more important. Trocheck will be reevaluated Wednesday, and his next opportunity to play in the preseason will be Sunday.
Trocheck will not play in the 2017 IIHF World Championship in Germany this May, NHL.com reports. Trocheck will opt out to rest due to nagging injuries. He led the Panthers with 54 points this season, setting a new career high along the way. The 23-year-old also racked up a career-best 10 assists on the power play, although his minus-13 rating took away some of his fantasy value. In formats that reward hits and/or don't use plus-minus, he provided stud production.
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