Archibald ended a lengthy scoring draught Sunday night, scoring twice and adding an assist in the Coyotes' win over the Wild. Archibald hadn't tallied so much as a point in 12 games prior to Sunday night, spending most of his time on the third line. He's received more ice time this year than in any other year of his career, and his 22 points is double his previous career high. He's out there mostly for defensive purposes, as illustrated by his 153 hits and 38 blocked shots.
Archibald extended his point streak to four games with an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Panthers. Archibald's career-best point streak was extended by his secondary apple on the game's first goal to Derek Stepan. While killing off penalties is Archibald's bread and butter, he's also known as a fiery competitor who brings a lot of energy up front, so we can see him remaining productive in his current top-six role at even strength.
Archibald tallied his sixth goal of the year in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights. Archibald fired four shots on goal in the contest. He now has a career-high six goals and six assists in 42 games this season. With Brad Richardson (upper body) out, Archibald has seen consistent fourth-line minutes. In his last six games, he has two goals and an assist. Most fantasy owners won't have a need for his services.
Archibald has rejoined the team and will play in Saturday's game versus the Oilers, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports. Archibald was excused from the team as he went to spend time with his wife and newborn child, but he's ready for action again. The 26-year-old winger is expected to slot onto the fourth line again. He rarely produces with just eight points in 29 games this season.
Archibald is currently away from the team tending to a personal matter, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports. Archibald is currently with his wife who is expected to give birth to their child soon, so it's safe to assume he won't be available for Thursday's matchup with the Canucks. It remains to be seen if he'll rejoin the team in advance of Saturday's matchup with Edmonton.
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