Yandle will be a healthy scratch for Saturday's Game 4 versus Tampa Bay, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports. Yandle picked up two assists in Game 1 against the Lightning, but he's been a defensive liability all season, so he may be watching from the press box more often than not going forward. The 34-year-old blueliner has picked up 27 points while posting a minus-8 rating through 56 contests this campaign.
Yandle is a healthy scratch Thursday for Game 3 against Tampa Bay, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Yandle produced a pair of assists in Game 1 but was held scoreless in just 13:43 of ice time in Game 2. The Panthers rolled with seven defensemen in Game 2 but dressed six Thursday to accommodate the return of Sam Bennett from suspension. It'll be interesting to see if Yandle returns Saturday for Game 4.
Yandle notched two assists in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Lightning in Game 1. Yandle only saw 16:10 of ice time, but he was able to help out on goals by Aleksander Barkov (power play) and Carter Verhaeghe (even strength) in the first period. The 34-year-old Yandle should be a steady veteran presence on the third pairing. He racked up 27 points (18 on the power play) in 56 regular-season outings.
Yandle produced two assists -- including a power-play helper -- in Monday's 5-4 overtime win over the Stars. Yandle was clutch in this contest, particularly when he delivered the primary assist to captain Aleksander Barkov in overtime and on the man advantage. The Ironman managed his first multi-point game since March 6, though Yandle has five box-score multipliers on the season.
Yandle recorded a power-play assist and six shots on goal in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Predators. Yandle set up Aleksander Barkov's first-period marker in Tuesday's high-scoring battle. The 34-year-old Yandle has just four assists in 15 games in April. For the season, he's at 24 points (17 on the power play), 102 shots on net and a minus-10 rating in 51 appearances.
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