Engelland was given a max fine under the CBA for a cross-check on Chicago's Brandon Saad on Tuesday, per the NHL Department of Player Safety. Engelland also picked up an assist in that game, his first point in nine contests. Considering the blueliner is not exactly a prolific scorer -- he has already matched his career high (17 pounts) this season -- few fantasy owners would have been directly affected by his absence.
Engelland contributed a pair of assists and was a plus-3 in Thursday's win over Tampa Bay. Engelland recently signed a one-year, $1.5 million extension to remain in Vegas and he wasted no time living up to his value. The veteran is very valuable to the Golden Knights due to his heavy ice time and defensive prowess, but he's also helped fantasy goers with 15 points and a plus-12 rating through 43 games. He makes for a great play in deeper formats due to his multi-category contributions and prominent role on the Western Conference powerhouse.
Engelland signed a one-year, $1.5 million extension Monday that will keep him in Vegas through 2018-19. Engelland has been a workhorse all season in the desert, averaging 19:38 of ice time while chipping in 13 points (three goals,10 assists) and blocking 83 shots -- second most on the team. His defensive presence is clearly valued by head coach Gerard Gallant, and with the 35-year-old already only four points from a new career high, the extension is well deserved.
Engelland registered an assist in Sunday's 6-3 home win over the Maple Leafs. The Las Vegas native ended a six-game point drought with a secondary helper on William Karlsson's first of three tallies. Engelland is a fearless shot blocker -- he's collected 74 of those through 36 games this season -- and that's the area in which he's most consistent, but the Canadian blueliner is well on his way to establishing a new career high in points, as he's already up to three goals and nine apples on the season.
Engelland (upper body) will be ready to go for Sunday's contest against Arizona. The veteran blueliner had already missed a game due to the injury, but the Golden Knights will be thrilled to have him back Sunday. With nine points in 24 games, Engelland is enjoying a career-best season with Vegas, though he shouldn't be relied upon for consistent production.
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