Zadorov racked up 11 hits and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Sharks in Game 3. Zadorov hasn't put his name on the scoresheet in eight postseason games, but he has delivered 42 hits, 20 PIM and 16 blocked shots in that span. The Russian blueliner had only 14 points in 70 regular-season contests, so he can't be trusted for offense, but he is almost certain to provide physicality whenever he hops over the boards.
Zadorov racked up six hits, three blocked shots and two PIM in Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Flames in Game 1 of their first-round series. Zadorov had 228 hits and 67 blocks to go with 14 points in 70 regular-season games. While he likely won't add much scoring from the third pairing, he should do just fine in the more physical statistics.
Zadorov posted an assist and two shots in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Golden Knights. Zadorov had gone 10 games without a point before helping to set up Gabriel Bourque's game-winning tally. Zadorov has 12 points in 65 games this year, but also ranks 15th in the league with 207 hits. The physical defender likely doesn't appear on most fantasy radars.
Zadorov (upper body) will return to the lineup for Saturday's game against the Sabres, NHL.com's Rick Sadowski reports. Zadorov's return to health will bolster Colorado's depth at defense, but it will likely go unnoticed in most fantasy circles, as he's only notched 11 points in 56 games this campaign. The 23-year-old Russian is expected to skate with Patrik Nemeth on the Avalanche's bottom pairing against Buffalo.
Zadorov suffered an upper-body injury that will keep him out of action versus the Stars on Thursday, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports. Zadorov -- who was hurt in Tuesday's matchup with Detroit -- has struggled to produce this season with just 11 points in 56 outings, though injuries have certainly been a factor. With the Russian unavailable, Mark Barberio or Ryan Graves figures to slot into the lineup in Dallas.
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