Oshie was assessed a $5,000 fine for cross-checking Penguins defenseman Kris Letang in Friday's road game.
This fine obviously amounts to pocket change for Oshie, but it reportedly is the maximum amount permitted under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Having dodged a suspension, fantasy owners can look forward to playing Oshie as normal Sunday against the Golden Knights. However, he is having a bit of a down year with 12 goals and 18 assists representing his total through 45 games, as compared to his .82 points-per-game clip in 2016-17.
Oshie potted a power-play goal and added two shots during Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Flyers.
Oshie's marker snapped a 13-game goal-scoring drought stretching to Dec. 22 during which he had totaled just five points. Something is definitely off with the 30-year-old winger, who did miss six games in December with an upper-body injury. Oshie's back in the top six with Nicklas Backstrom and still getting time on the top power-play unit, so fantasy owners can only hope that the goal gets him going, as he's been somewhat underwhelming to this point with 30 points and a minus-2 rating in 44 contests.
Oshie had two assists in Sunday's overtime win over the Blues.
Oshie had gone five straight games without recording a point before getting back on the scoresheet Sunday afternoon. The 31-year-old has otherwise been super reliable this season, notching 11 goals and 26 points in 36 games. His role on the top line and first power-play unit alongside Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin make him a lethal fantasy weapon who should be owned in most formats.
Oshie has zero points and a minus-3 rating in his last five games.
His lack of production wasn't due to a lack of trying, as he's averaged 17:14 of ice time each game, including 3:21 on the power play, while firing 14 shots on goal in that span. Oshie's still on pace for over 50 points for the fifth consecutive season, but until he shakes this slump, it'll be tough to summon him in most formats. The Blues travel to Washington on Sunday afternoon, which provides a tough matchup to get back on the saddle for Oshie, since goaltender Carter Hutton has won three straight and posted a .940 save percentage over his last three contests.
Oshie dished out two hits and blocked three shots in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win against the Stars.
Tuesday was Oshie's first time in the lineup in six games, as he was sidelined by an upper-body injury. While Oshie is scoring goals at a lower rate this season than last -- 0.49 per game in 2016-17 versus 0.34 per game in 2017-18 -- his contributions on the power play have been impressive. Through just 29 games, Oshie has scored seven goals with the man advantage, equaling the amount he scored in 68 games a season ago.