Lee had to briefly leave the game Saturday after taking a hard check from Niklas Kronwall of the Red Wings, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. The hit was shoulder to the face of Lee, which resulted in eight stitches above Lee's left eyebrow and a few more above his lip. Kronwall will likely face discipline from the Department of Player Safety but was not penalized during the contest. Lee went scoreless in this game, but the hit did seem to energize the Islanders as they eventually came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Wings 3-2.
Lee set up two goals Saturday in a 4-1 win over Carolina. It was Lee's first multi-point effort in almost a month. His last one came Oct. 28. Lee remains on pace to deliver 65 points, though his goals are indeed down from his 40-snipe high in 2017-18. But 25 goals would still be a fine result. His owner may be frustrated with him -- that could work to your advantage. Lee's overall fantasy value remains solid.
Lee is on pace to score about 25 goals and 60 points this season. The loss of John Tavares has had a negative effect on Lee's ability to put the puck in the net. Lee had scored 34 and 40 goals playing with Tavares the past two campaigns but only averaged 20 assists. Without Tavares, Lee isn't scoring as much, though that could be because his shooting percentage has come down from a high of 19.2 last season to 11.3 this year. That said, Lee is still on pace to equal last season's point total of 62 and therefore is still a fantasy asset.
Lee notched a goal and an assist in a 2-1 win over the Hurricanes on Sunday. Lee scored on the power play Sunday and also assisted on the eventual game-winner in an admirable encore to a four-point performance. He has points in four straight games and will face the Penguins on Tuesday. We advise that you continue to deploy him with confidence.
Lee registered an assist, nine penalty minutes and two shots during Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Sharks. The late-game fight with Evander Kane was a bit an outlier for Lee, but his helper gives him a respectable four points in the first seven games. The 28-year-old will struggle to hit the 30-goal mark now that he's no longer riding shotgun to John Tavares, but he's getting enough offensive opportunity to be worth rostering in most formats.
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