Ristolainen dished out two assists and went plus- 2 in Saturday's win over the Red Wings. Ristolainen finished the season on a three-game, four-point streak. This helped boost the 24-year-old to his fourth straight 40-point season, but he also finished with his sixth straight negative plus-minus rating, bottoming out at minus-41 this season. It's fair to credit that stat to a stagnant offense and Ristolainen's whopping average of 24:38 TOI, but fantasy owners would like to see him improve on those marks next season.
Ristolainen (illness) will rejoin the lineup for Tuesday's contest against the Predators. Ristolainen will ultimately miss four games due to illness, but he was struggling mightily prior to that. The sixth-year blueliner recorded an atrocious minus-8 rating over the six games before his injury, dropping his season mark to a whopping minus-42. HIs value is certainly diminished in leagues that include the stat, but it jumps in ones that don't thanks to his 39 points over 75 games.
Ristolainen (illness) will not play in Sunday's game against Columbus. The 6-foot-4 blueliner has now missed the last four games with his ailment. Ristolainen sits just one point shy of his fourth straight 40-point campaign, but it's unclear when he'll return to action.
Ristolainen (illness) will not travel for Saturday's game against the Islanders. Ristolainen will skip his third consecutive contest due to illness, likely opening the door for either Will Borgen or Matt Tennyson to draw in. The offensive-minded blueliner's next chance to return arrives Sunday against the Blue Jackets.
Ristolainen (illness) will remain sidelined for Thursday's game against the Red Wings. Ristolainen continues to battle a bug, leaving fantasy rosters without a well-rounded blueliner (minus rating) for a second straight contest. Will Borgen seems likely to replace him among the pairings for a second straight game, while Ristolainen will need to wait until at least Saturday versus the Islanders to return.
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