Eriksson posted an assist and three shots on goal in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Stars. A puck deflected off of Eriksson and to Antoine Roussel, who scored the Coyotes' first goal. The 36-year-old Eriksson has added almost nothing on offense this year with two assists and 23 shots on net through 19 games. He's at a minus-10 rating, and while he'll be in the lineup most of the time, he's not scoring enough to be on the fantasy radar, as has been the case over the last few years.
Eriksson will not play Friday against Anaheim, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports. Eriksson is expected to play Saturday, so Friday's absence could simply be a night of rest for the 36-year-old winger. He's averaged 12:11 of ice time with one assist through nine games this season.
Eriksson posted an assist and two shots on goal in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Blues. Eriksson was credited with the secondary helper on Travis Boyd's third-period tally. It's been a few years since Eriksson was a true scoring threat in fantasy -- he was more of a bottom-six option throughout his five-year tenure with the Canucks, and that appears likely to continue with the Coyotes. As such, fantasy managers likely don't need to track his output in 2021-22.
Eriksson, Jay Beagle, Antoine Roussel ,the ninth overall pick in Friday night's Entry Draft, a 2022 second-round pick and a 2023 seventh-round pick were traded by the Canucks to the Coyotes in exchange for Conor Garland and Oliver Ekman-Larsson on Friday, TSN.ca reports. Eriksson has just one season remaining on his albatross of a six-year, $36 million deal, and the Coyotes aren't in a position to compete in 2021-22, so they've essentially decided to take on several ugly short-term contracts while sending Garland and Ekman-Larsson to Vancouver in order to acquire the ninth overall pick in Friday evening's draft. Eriksson appeared in just seven games with the Canucks last season, tallying one helper over that span, and it isn't clear if he'll have a regular role with Arizona next year.
Eriksson was assigned to Vancouver's taxi squad Wednesday, Patrick Johnston of Province Sports reports. Eriksson will head to the taxi squad in order to make room for Jimmy Vesey, who was claimed by Vancouver off waivers Wednesday. Eriksson has picked up one helper in seven games this campaign.
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