Skinner netted a pair of goals in Saturday's loss to the Stars.
Skinner has been a goal-scoring machine this year, potting five markers in six contests. The 25-year-old is firing the puck on net often and proving that his resurgent 37-goal-season in 2016-17 was no fluke. Skinner is one of the best pure goal scorers in the game, so while he may only have one assist thus far, the former Calder Trophy winner is a must-own fantasy gem. Keep him rolling, as the future is bright in Carolina and he's leading the charge.
Skinner scored a goal and added a power-play assist in Thursday's 2-1 win at Calgary.
Skinner carried the offense for his team in this one, opening the scoring 4:48 into the second period before dishing out a helper on Justin Williams' power-play tally early in the third. The 25-year-old sniper didn't have an assist until this contest, but Skinner's had no problem lighting the lamp of late with goals in three of his last four games.
Skinner ripped a power-play goal in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Jets.
It was a beauty snipe -- bar down and straight in. Skinner has a goal in each of his last two games and will be a key driver in any success the Canes have this season.
Skinner scored Carolina's lone goal in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime loss to Columbus.
Skinner's first goal of the season was an important one, as it erased a 1-0 deficit with 1:25 to play in the third period. The silky skater's coming off a 37-goal campaign, and will need to provide a consistent scoring punch for Carolina to stand a chance at making its first postseason berth since 2008-09 in the loaded Metropolitan Division.
Skinner did not factor into the scoring during Saturday's season-opening 5-4 shootout win over Minnesota. He registered a single shot on goal in 18:02 of ice time.
Skinner is currently skating as the No. 3 left winger for the Canes on a line with Derek Ryan and rookie Janne Kuokkanen. Last season, Skinner tied his career-high 63-point effort from way back in his rookie campaign (2010-11). However, it's hard to see him duplicating (or surpassing) that feat if he continues to skate in a bottom-six capacity. Monitor closely and don't hesitate to put him on your fantasy bench until his situation improves.