Zaitsev recorded an assist, four hits, four blocked shots and a minus-3 rating in Friday's 6-2 loss to the Oilers. Zaitsev set up defense partner Thomas Chabot for the Senators' first goal of the game at 3:06 of the first period. The 29-year-old Zaitsev has three helpers in his last four outings. The Russian blueliner is up to 11 assists, 57 blocked shots, 54 hits and a minus-11 rating in 30 games.
Zaitsev notched an assist, three blocked shots, two hits and two PIM in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Oilers. Zaitsev helped out on Evgenii Dadonov's goal in the first minute of the game. The 29-year-old Zaitsev has collected an assist in each of the last two contests. For the year, the Russian defenseman has 10 helpers, 42 shots on net, 53 blocked shots and 48 hits with a minus-6 rating.
Zaitsev recorded an assist and five blocked shots in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win over the Flames. Zaitsev had the secondary helper on Colin White's tally at 7:09 of the second period. The 29-year-old Zaitsev has collected nine assists, 42 shots on net, 50 blocks and 46 hits in 27 games this year. His career high in points is 36, set as a rookie in 2016-17, but he hasn't topped 14 since then. Any fantasy value for the Russian blueliner comes from his solid defensive metrics, aside from a minus-7 rating.
Zaitsev registered an assist Sunday in a 3-2 overtime win over the Canadiens. Zaitsev blasted a shot from the point and watched his forward teammate, Josh Norris, redirect the puck into the cage. While the Russian wasn't able to secure his first goal of the season, he's up to seven helpers through 20 games, providing value in deep leagues.
Zaitsev picked up two assists in Friday's 5-3 win over the Maple Leafs. It was a revenge game for the former Toronto blueliner, as Zaitsev notched two helpers in less than five minutes during the second period, including one on Chris Tierney's eventual game-winner. The 29-year-old has never come close to matching the production he delivered as a rookie in 2016-17, but with a spot on the Sens' second power-play unit and an improving roster around him, he should be able to top the 12 points in 58 games he managed last season.
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