Brodziak (undisclosed) didn't accompany the Oilers on the Calgary trip for Saturday's regular-season finale against the Flames, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports. That's a wrap on Brodziak's 2018-19 campaign, with the traditional bottom-six pivot producing six goals and three assists over 70 games. While there are hundreds of NHL players with more impressive attacking-zone totals, Brodziak actually performed at a decent clip considering he was only deployed for 11:42 of average ice time.
Brodziak (undisclosed) won't play Tuesday against the Avalanche, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports. The severity of Brodziak's undisclosed injury remains a mystery, but it will cost him at least one contest. Either way, there's no reason for fantasy owners to track his availability, as he's only totaled nine points in 70 games this campaign.
Brodziak racked up 17 PIM in Monday's 3-2 overtime win versus the Rangers. Brodziak answered the bell after the Rangers' Connor Brickley delivered a check to the head of Oilers defenseman Matt Benning. For his troubles, he picked up an instigator minor and a misconduct in addition to the fighting major. Brodziak has only five goals and three assists in 63 games this season, and the festivities Monday more than doubled his season total in PIM to 31.
Brodziak's fifth goal of the season was the game-winner in a 4-3 victory over the Sabres on Monday. The goal came with only five seconds left in the second period, and it was enough to make the Sabres swap Linus Ullmark out in favor of Carter Hutton to start the third period. Brodziak went 19 games without a goal and 15 skates without a point prior to his tally Monday. The 34-year-old center has been mired on the fourth line in his first season of his second stint with the Oilers.
Brodziak has failed to find the back of the net in eight straight contests. Brodziak may struggle to reach the 10-goal mark for the sixth time in the last seven years. Once a 20-goal scorer with Minnesota, the center has failed to produce at that level with St. Louis or Edmonton. With a minimal cap hit ($1.15 million) and changes likely coming for the Oilers, the 34-year-old could find himself on the move ahead of the trade deadline.
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