Fantenberg inked a one-year, $850,000 contract with the Canucks on Monday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports. Fantenberg logged 61 games for the Kings and Flames last season, in which he tallied two goals, two helpers and 17 PIM while averaging 16:00 of ice time. With the Canucks, the 27-year-old may continue to struggle for consistent minutes and is unlikely to top the 10-15 point range, which gives him low-end fantasy value in even the deepest of formats.
Fantenberg is among the ideal top-six defensemen for coach Bill Peters, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. The trade-deadline acquisition from the Kings has skated in 14 games for the Flames, recording one assist, 18 hits, and 16 shots on goal. Fantenberg has averaged 15:53 per game, almost exclusively on the third pairing with Rasmus Andersson, who is expected to be his defense partner in the postseason. As long as Fantenberg's play quality stays at the expected level, the likes of Juuso Valimaki, Oliver Kylington, Dalton Prout and Michael Stone will be regulars in the press box during the playoff run.
Fantenberg racked up five PIM with a fighting major while adding two shots on goal in Monday's 3-0 loss to the Kings. In 11 appearances with the Flames, Fantenberg has one assist and a plus-4 rating, as well as 17 hits. He's served as the more defensive partner on the third pairing with Rasmus Andersson, which has factored into limited opportunities for fellow blueliners Oliver Kylington and Michael Stone. None of those four defensemen, however, provide much in the way of fantasy value.
Fantenberg picked up a helper in Tuesday's 9-4 win over the Devils. Fantenberg sprung Matthew Tkachuk for the game's final goal with 1:03 left in the third period. It's his first point with the Flames in five games since being acquired from the Kings on Feb. 25. The Swede has found himself in the press box on occasion as he battles for minutes on the third pairing.
Calgary acquired Fantenberg from the Kings in exchange for a conditional fourth-round selection in 2020. Fantenberg has two goals and an assist in 46 games this season. He'll provide the Flames with added depth on the back end, but Fantenberg's presence does little to move the needle in a fantasy sense. Regardless of what jersey he wears, the 27-year-old should not be on fantasy rosters given his current production rate.
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