Anderson played through a shoulder injury that he sustained during Game 2 against the Bruins, Tom Reed of The Athletic reports. The fact that Anderson was able to play through his injury suggests it shouldn't hinder his offseason program, so it's safe to assume that he'll be back to 100 percent well ahead of next season's training camp. The 25-year-old winger logged his best campaign as a pro in 2018-19, setting career highs in goals (27), assists (20), shots on goal (230) and games played (82). He should be viewed as a solid bench option in deeper leagues heading into next year's fantasy drafts.
Anderson scored a short-handed goal and added an assist at even strength during Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Lightning in Game 1 of their first-round series. After collecting the lone helper on Nick Foligno's goal in the second period to begin the Jackets' comeback from a 3-0 deficit, Anderson tied the score midway through the third with his shortie. The 24-year-old now has three goals and seven points in 12 career postseason games.
Anderson scored twice and added an assist in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Canucks. It's his second game of three or more points in March, having recorded four points against the Bruins on March 12. Anderson has career highs in points (45), hits (198) and shots (217). The winger has received second-line deployment recently, making him highly productive in formats that reward physicality.
Anderson picked up a power-play assist in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Flames. Anderson also had four hits and five shots on goal in the contest. The winger has two goals and five helpers over his last six games, adding 26 shots and 23 hits in that span. He's had a career year with 42 points, 195 hits and 212 shots -- all of which are new personal bests for the 24-year-old.
Andersen scored a goal and added three assists in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Bruins. He recorded a helper in all three game situations -- short-handed, even strength and with the man advantage -- en route to a career-high four-point performance. Anderson had only two points, both assists, in his prior eight games, but if he continues to click with Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel on the Jackets' second line, the rugged winger could be headed for a big finish to the season.
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