Faksa will join Team Czech Republic in Slovakia for the IIHF World Championship, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports. Faksa logged another solid campaign in 2018-19, notching 15 goals and 30 points while skating in a middle-six role for the Stars. The 25-year-old pivot will continue to be an important piece up front for Dallas in 2019-20, but he simply doesn't have enough offensive upside to be considered a desirable option in most fantasy formats.
Faksa supplied an assist, four hits and two shots in Monday's 2-1 overtime win against the Predators in Game 6. Faksa entered the contest without a point in his last seven appearances dating back to the regular season. The third-line center managed 30 points in 81 regular-season games, but he's struggled to make an impact on the scoresheet in the postseason. He had five points in 13 outings in his only other playoff experience in 2016.
Faksa posted an assist and two PIM in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Canucks. With four points in his last four games, Faksa is heating up right at the end of the season. He has 29 points (15 goals, 14 assists) in 78 appearances this year, along with 101 hits and 112 shots. Should he etch his name on the scoresheet again, it would give him a third consecutive 30-point campaign.
Faksa posted a power-play assist in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Flames. He has accumulated three goals and one helper in his last eight appearances, giving him 28 points in 76 games for the season. Faksa is unlikely to match the 33 points he recorded in each of the last two seasons, barring an unexpected surge in production over the last five games of the year.
Faksa (neck) is in the lineup for Saturday's home game against Chicago, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports. Faksa will return to a top-six role following a one-game absence due to a neck injury. The 25-year-old has put up 24 points in 66 games after posting consecutive 33-point campaigns the past two seasons.
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