Lazar hasn't recorded a point or a shot in any of his past seven games after missing the scoresheet in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win against Minnesota. It's been a swift fall from relevancy for the 2013 first-round selection. Not only are there no signs of offense, Lazar has also been a healthy scratch five times since last registering a point Dec. 9. With an average of just 9:29 of ice time and only four assists and 19 shots through 28 games, the 22-year-old winger is off the fantasy radar in the majority of fantasy settings at this stage of season.
Lazar has only played five of the past 10 games with an average of just 8:52 of ice time per contest when in the lineup. Now struggling to carve out a consistent role and still without a goal on the campaign, the 2013 first-round selection has failed to live up to expectations. While Lazar is just 22 years old and obviously showcased promise at points in his career, there currently aren't many fantasy settings where he warrants attention.
Lazar hasn't scored a goal this season and has recorded just two assists and 12 shots through 14 games. With a bottom-six role and an average of just 10:41 of ice time per contest, Lazar isn't in position to succeed. However, his offensive track record at the highest level (0.21 points per game) certainly doesn't warrant an increased role. At this stage of the game, it appears the 2013 first-round selection will struggle to post worthy fantasy numbers in the majority of settings.
Lazar has recorded a single assist while averaging just 11:16 of ice time per contest through five games this season. The 2013 first-round selection has just one goal and five points over 42 games dating back to last season, and he's even had difficulty sticking in the lineup to start this year. Lazar is currently skating in a bottom-six role and has been on the ice for just 8.5 high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes this season. There aren't many fantasy settings where he's currently a reliable option.
Lazar will make his season debut Saturday night versus the visiting Jets, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. With Jaromir Jagr (visa) still not ready to go, that's opened the door for Lazar to slot into the lineup on the third line alongside Kris Versteeg and Sam Bennett. Originally drafted by Ottawa -- he was taken in the first round (17th overall) in 2013 -- Lazar managed just four points in 37 games between the Sens and Flames in 2016-17. Still, he cleared 100-plus hits in his first two seasons, so at least there's that.
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