Granlund scored a goal on four shots and added four hits in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over the Blackhawks. Granlund had been stuck on nine goals since Feb. 5 before he beat Corey Crawford to give the Canucks a 2-1 lead in the second period. The Finnish forward hit 20 points for the second time in his career, with 10 goals and assists apiece in 68 games this year.
Granlund was on the ice for 21:08 during Wednesday's win over the Rangers. It's a bit surprising to see him on the ice so much, considering he was a healthy scratch in the game prior. This is partly due to Antoine Roussel leaving the game with a knee injury, so Granlund picked up some of Roussel's minutes. Don't be fooled into thinking Granlund's increase in ice time is due to his play -- he's been scratched in three of the past six outings. However, his place in the lineup is a little more secure with all the current injuries to his teammates.
Granlund picked up a goal in Tuesday's loss to Washington. Granlund had been stuck in the press box during the prior two contests but came back in for Tuesday's affair, rewarding his team with a goal. That gives him nine goals and nine assists in 52 games, making him valuable in only the deepest of leagues.
Granlund has gone pointless in his past three games. Prior to the current drought, Granlund had three points in two games. However, prior to that, he was held pointless for eight straight contests. His 17 points in 51 games this year show he can chip in, but can't be relied on to score consistently. He can provide some value to those in deeper leagues.
Granlund has three points in his last six games after having only one point in his previous 12 contests. Two seasons ago, Granlund scored 19 goals and added 13 assists as a 23-year-old. Last year, he saw his numbers drop to eight goals and four assists. However, the Finn is rebounding a bit, as he has six goals and eight helpers through 39 games this year.
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