Dzingel (upper body) was on the ice for morning skate, but he isn't expected to play Tuesday against the Red Wings, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports. Dzingel will miss a second straight game, but his presence on the ice at morning skate suggests he should be ready to rejoin the lineup sooner rather than later. The 28-year-old American will be reevaluated ahead of Thursday's clash with the Devils.
Dzingel (upper body) isn't expected to suit up in Sunday's game against Pittsburgh, Michael Smith of the team's official site reports. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but it's expected to force Dzingel to miss game time. The 29-year-old has struggled in his past 11 games, going pointless while being demoted to the fourth line. In his stead, Morgan Geekie is expected to make his NHL debut Sunday.
Dzingel recorded his ninth straight game without a point Saturday against the Canadiens. Signing Dzingel to a two-year, $6.75 million contract looked to be a solid move for the Hurricanes earlier in the season, as the 27-year-old Illinois native had a solid first half with 24 points in his first 40 games. However, it's been all downhill since then with just five points in his last 22 contests. Furthermore, he's been shifted from a top-six role to checking-line status, and he was a healthy scratch twice during the month of February. Bottom line, Dzingel's fantasy stock is falling fast -- feel free to jettison him at this point for a more reliable alternative.
Dzingel posted an assist in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Coyotes. Dzingel has assists in three of his last four games. The 27-year-old winger is at 29 points, 89 shots on goal and a plus-5 rating through 53 appearances this season.
Dzingel posted a power-play assist in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Blues. Dzingel was a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the Canucks, but he was able to get on the scoresheet in his return to the lineup. He also led the team with five shots on goal. The 27-year-old has 28 points, 88 shots, and a plus-4 rating in 52 outings this season.
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