Moore was a healthy scratch in 13 of the final 15 regular season games and appeared in just two postseason contests. The 37-year-old fell out of favor down the stretch and the team's acquisition of Tomas Plekanec certainly didn't help. Moore finished the season with six goals and 12 points, the lowest point total of his career. The clock is ticking on his NHL career, and it seems to have already expired on his fantasy value.
Moore scored his sixth goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Panthers. Moore has seen action in 47 games this season, but he's not a coach favorite. The arrival of Tomas Plekanec all but reduces his limited ice time, so there's not much fantasy value here.
Moore has no points in 10 games for December. Moore saw a lot more time in December than usual, as he'd been alternating on and off the fourth line every couple games prior to this point. His value is linked to his defensive ability, not his offensive chops.
Moore picked up a goal and an assist in Thursday's 6-4 win at Edmonton. Both of Moore's points came in the opening frame, as he took advantage of Edmonton backup Laurent Brossoit in the netminder's first start since Cam Talbot (upper body) was placed on injured reserve. The 37-year-old forward has nine points in 18 games, but he's unlikely to sustain that pace after failing to reach 30 in a season since the 2010-11 campaign.
Moore has recorded a lone helper over his last five outings. After beating out Eric Fehr for the fourth-line center role, Moore has struggled to produce in the offensive zone with a mere two points in his last 10 appearances. While the 37-year-old's role is not to be a goal scorer, one has to imagine the club will want to give youngsters Josh Leivo and Nikita Soshnikov a look sooner rather than later.
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