Hamhuis became the 318th player in NHL history to reach the 1,000 regular-season games played mark. Hamhuis is the 106th defenseman to accomplish the daunting feat. The aging defenseman continues to rebound from a sub-par 2016-17 season -- he is on pace to surpass his point total from last year (16) and is carrying a positive plus/minus ratio (4) for the first time in his last two campaigns. However, Hamhuis isn't producing consistently enough to be considered outside the deepest of leagues.
Hamhuis (face) will return to Sunday's game against the Sharks, Mike Heika of The Dallas Morning News reports. Hamhuis briefly left Sunday's game after taking a stick to the face, but apparently the injury wasn't severe enough to hold him off the ice for the remainder of the contest.
Hamhuis was forced out of Sunday's game against the Sharks after getting hit in the face with a stick in the second period, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports. Surprisingly, the Sharks weren't whistled for a penalty despite the incident taking place away from the play. This game is currently at second intermission, but since various reports have indicated that Hamhuis looks like he's in a lot of pain, this is probably the last we'll see of him in 2017. The veteran skated for 14:47 of ice time with a plus-1 rating before departing.
Hamhuis collected two helpers and blocked five shots in Thursday's win over Chicago. Hamhuis isn't known for his offense, but his heavy ice time has led to some production of late. The 35-year-old has just 11 points (one goal) in 34 games this season and isn't of much use in most fantasy formats. His defensive contributions may aid fantasy goers in very deep leagues, but don't expect this recent trend of offensive production to stick.
Hamhuis grabbed an assist in a win over Vegas on Tuesday. Hamhuis hadn't put up a point in seven games and had just one assist over the last 13 contests. Unfortunately, it's hard to bank on his fantasy production. He is getting ice time, but has just three shots over the last six games and is averaging less than a shot per game on the season.
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