Blackwell finished the season with 12 goals and 10 assists in 47 appearances. Scooped up from the bargain bin last offseason after totaling 10 points in 33 games with the Predators, Blackwell carved out a consistent role with the Rangers and set career highs across the board. He has another year left on his two-year, $1.45 million contract but could draw interest from Seattle in the expansion draft if the Rangers opt not to use a protection slot on Blackwell.
Blackwell (undisclosed) will play Tuesday against the Sabres, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today Sports reports. Blackwell was banged up on a hard fall into the boards when these teams met Sunday, but he's ready to go for Tuesday's rematch. He's expected to skate in what has become his customary spot next to Artemi Panarin and Ryan Strome on the second line.
Blackwell (undisclosed) is day-to-day, but coach David Quinn expects him to play in Tuesday's game against the Sabres, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today Sports reports. Blackwell lost his balance and fell awkwardly into the boards late in Sunday's win over the Sabres, and his day-to-day status is likely linked to the aftermath of that incident. The 28-year-old Harvard product appeared to be in serious discomfort at the time, but he'll hope that a day off Monday will provide enough time for Blackwell to heal up before Tuesday's tilt. Check back on Blackwell's status before puck drop Tuesday if you're counting on him in fantasy.
Blackwell dished out three assists in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Devils. Blackwell continues to thrive in a top-six role on Broadway. His first career three-point game gave Blackwell 10 points in his last 10 games, including six goals. The 28-year-old Harvard product had struggled to hold down a full-time NHL role prior to this season, but now he's skating on a line with superstar Artemi Panarin and making the most of it.
Blackwell recorded a goal and a power-play assist in Tuesday's 8-4 win over Pittsburgh. Blackwell got the scoring started with a lucky bounce off a defenseman's skate just 95 seconds in, and he played a hand in Kaapo Kakko's third-period power-play goal, which made it 6-2. The 28-year-old journeyman has been an excellent low-cost signing for the Rangers, producing 10 goals and five assists through 29 games on Broadway.
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