Cave provided an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win against the Islanders. Cave had gone without a point in 10 games since being claimed off waivers from the Bruins on Jan. 15. He went plus-2 in the contest. Cave is not likely to move the needle in fantasy, with only six points in 31 games this season.
The Oilers have claimed Cave off waivers from the Bruins. The 24-year-old logged a goal and five points in 20 games with Boston this season, but as the team's forward corps gained more healthy options, Cave became the odd man out. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder -- who had been called up by the Bruins after scoring 18 points in 15 games for AHL Providence -- should fill a bottom-six role with the Oilers, a scenario that likely won't deliver much of a fantasy impact.
Cave was placed on waivers Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Cave has served as a healthy scratch the past four games and now will have to be passed up by every team in the league if he's to return to AHL Providence. The 24-year-old has posted 18 points in 15 minor-league games so far in 2018-19, but Cave has struggled at the NHL level with only a single goal and five points in 20 contests.
Cave scored a goal and an assist in Monday's win over the Canadiens. Cave had a secondary assist on Joakim Nordstrom's opening score. Late in the second period, he dashed toward the front of the net, received a pass from Charlie McAvoy and cashed in on his first career NHL goal. He continues working on the second line with Patrice Bergeron (ribs) out and now has three points in 13 games.
Cave assisted on the game's opening goal during a 4-2 loss to the Red Wings on Saturday. The assist was Cave's first point in the NHL in his eighth career game. The 23-year-old has spent the majority of his time centering Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak on the first line, but points have not come easily. Cave won't be patrolling the first line much longer if he can't help the team create offense.
Last 7 Games
|3 Year Avg||3||-||0||0||0||0||0||0||10||14||0.5|