Gauthier scored a goal Saturday in a 4-2 win over Vancouver. It's Gauthier's first goal in 14 games and just his second point in that span. There's just no fantasy value here.
Gauthier scored a goal and blocked two shots in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Devils. Gauthier entered this season with six goals over 107 NHL games, and he's already up to six markers through 43 games this year. The 2013 first-round pick (21st overall) is stuck on the fourth line averaging 9:33 per contest, so his production isn't dependable for fantasy purposes.
Gauthier's ice time dropped in half in his last two games. The Goat has proven his skating is no longer a liability and has played in just about every game the Leafs have played. But we had expected his ice time to remain stable around the 10-minute mark given injuries to Trevor Moore, Andreas Johnsson and now Ilya Mikheyev. Gauthier skated just seven shifts in each of his last two games and that resulted in 4:39 and 5:31 of ice time against the Hurricanes and Devils, respectively. His four goals and four assists in 35 games just aren't enough to make him fantasy relevant, and despite his size, he doesn't hit enough to elevate him in specialty categories. He's safe to ignore.
Gauthier has just two points (two assists) in his last 19 games. Under former coach Mike Babcock, the Goat was averaging 11-12 minutes of ice time. But since Sheldon Keefe's arrival, Gauthier's ice time has gone from 8:09 to 12:52, 5:46 and 8:23. He's not blessed with offensive ability, so the ice time drop may be moot to fantasy owners.
Gauthier scored a goal on three shots in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Blues. Gauthier has scored twice this season, just one shy of the mark he had in 70 contests last season. The Quebec seems to have a firmer grasp on his fourth-line duties, but he still hasn't topped 11 minutes in a game yet. He's fired six shots on goal in four games despite the limited ice time.
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