Sundqvist dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- during Saturday's win over the Stars. Coach Craig Berube bumped Sundqvist up to third-line center and added him to the power play for the first time this season. The move paid immediate dividends, as Sundqvist threaded a pass through traffic to Patrick Maroon, who sent a backhand shot to the twine for the Blues' second goal. He later notched his first career power-play point with an assist on Vladimir Tarasenko's third-period goal. Sundqvist now has back-to-back two-point games and should be considered in daily formats moving forward.
Sundqvist bumped up to the third line and will work on the top power-play unit in Saturday's game versus the Stars, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Sundqvist has taken major steps this season, posting eight goals and 12 points through 34 games. For comparison, he recorded just two goals and nine points over his first 70 NHL games before this campaign. Coach Craig Berube has praised Sundqvist for being strong on the puck in both the offensive and defensive zone, and the struggling Blues are hoping he'll be a spark on the power play. Sundqvist's increased responsibility could make him a valuable daily fantasy option at a low price.
Sundqvist scored a shorthanded goal and also recorded an assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Canadiens. Towards the end of the first period, Ryan O'Reilly sent Sundqvist in on a shorthanded breakaway that the 24-year-old made no mistake on. It would go down as the game winner after Montreal was held to a single goal Thursday night. Sundqvist would add an assist in the final frame to cap off his two-point night, just his second multi-point performance of 2018-19.
Sundqvist scored a goal on six shots in a 3-1 win over the Flames on Saturday. It's a bit surprising to see Sundqvist put this many pucks on net in one game. He only has 31 shots on goal in 26 games, which have yielded six goals. The 24-year-old has a 19.4 shooting percentage, which dwarfs his career average. Regression seems likely.
Sundqvist went plus-1 and added a helper in Tuesday's win over the Panthers. Sundqvist had a hand in the Blues first goal of the game, as he forced a turnover in the defensive zone and set up Ivan Barbashev in the slot. The 24-year-old was frequently a healthy scratch last season and suited up for just 42 games, but he's played all 21 contests since returning from an upper-body injury and has seven points to show for it. His spot on the fourth line still is unlikely to change with three established centers ahead of him.
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