Engelland scored five goals and 23 points during the regular season, putting 108 shots on net and averaging over 20 minutes of ice time in 79 games played. Unfortunately, Engelland was essentially silent in the postseason, with his only two points coming from a pair of assists in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Still, it was a terrific season for the 36-year-old hometown hero, as he set career highs in assists, points, shots on goal and average time on ice. In fact, it was his first ever 20-point campaign. It will be hard for Engelland and his Golden Knights to repeat their Cinderella seasons, but he should still have a productive campaign ahead in 2018-19.
Engelland set up goals by William Karlsson and Reilly Smith on Monday, helping his side to a 6-4 win over Washington in Game 1. These were Engelland's first points of the 2018 playoffs, and they came at a key time for Vegas to build momentum in the contest. Prior to Monday, the veteran had just two career points in the postseason, which means Engelland probably isn't going to contribute much offensively the rest of the way. Unless your format relies heavily on PIM, there are more valuable options for your fantasy squad.
Per coach Gerard Gallant, Engelland is expected to return to the lineup for Wednesday's game against Arizona after sitting as a healthy scratch for Vegas' last two games. It wasn't clear if Engelland was dealing with an injury or simply getting some extra rest during the Golden Knights' last two contests, but this report confirms the 35-year-old blueliner was simply getting a few extra days off ahead of Vegas' upcoming playoff run. Engelland, who's notched five goals and 22 points in 73 games this campaign, is expected to skate with Shea Theodore on the Golden Knights' second pairing against the Coyotes.
Engelland (undisclosed) did not participate in warmups ahead of Monday's home game against the Avalanche, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports. Schoen is convinced that Engelland is injured as opposed to simply getting some rest. The Golden Knights only need one point to clinch a playoff berth, but they'll have to do it without the hometown boy who's notched a career-high 22 points (five goals, 17 assists) through 73 games in the franchise's innagural season.
Engelland will be a game-time decision for Monday's clash with Colorado, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports. Coach Gerard Gallant has been extremely vague about why Engelland missed Saturday's game versus the Avalanche, so its not clear whether the defenseman is dealing with an injury, is under the weather or was a healthy scratch. A final determination on the 35-year-old's availability will come during warmups Monday. If Engelland does suit up, Brad Hunt figures to be the odd man out.
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