Dahlin recorded a power-play assist in Tuesday's win over New Jersey. The apple gives Dahlin points in three consecutive games. He's up to seven points, all of them scored in his 10 most recent affairs. After a slow start, Dahlin is starting to heat up, but it's worth noting that all of his points have been generated from the power play. That's great for leagues counting power-play points, but it's concerning that he doesn't have an even-strength point through 16 games. He'll look to buck that trend and improve on his minus-15 rating.
Dahlin joined his team for practice Sunday, meaning he's been activated from the NHL's COVID-19 protocol, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports. Dahlin had resided in the protocol since Monday, as he was one of nine players on the team that was in the protocol. This is huge news for the Sabres, who will now be with Dahlin's services for Monday's game against the Islanders. The Swede has gotten off to a slow start in the 2021 campaign, collecting three points, 32 shots and a minus-9 rating while averaging 19:49 of ice time in 10 games.
Dahlin was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Monday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports. The Sabres now have nine players in the league's protocol. Thursday's game against the Capitals is still on the schedule for now, but it wouldn't be surprising if that was pushed back further.
Dahlin scored his first goal of the season during Sunday's loss to the Devils. Dahlin was blanked in his first six contests, but he has begun to find his offense lately. He's scored three points in his past four meetings, all on the man advantage. It was only a matter of time before the 20-year-old started generating offense, but this will provide some relief to managers that were worried about his slow start.
Dahlin has no points through four games this season. Despite Dahlin's lack of offense, he's also seen his ice time drop in each passing game. He skated 24:20 in his season opener, but only 18:34 in his most recent contest. He's now on Buffalo's third defense pairing, which doesn't help his fantasy value. Those who drafted the 2018 first overall pick will be hoping to see him return to the top pairing and start producing.
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