Yandle logged one hit Sunday, helping his team earn a 4-2 preseason victory over Tampa Bay.
The workhorse was held off the point sheet, but still logged a team high 20:32 of time on ice -- including 4:34 on the first power-play unit and 3:33 on the penalty kill. Although Yandle played on the first defensive unit Sunday, Aaron Ekblad wasn't in the lineup and Yandle will likely be bumped down to a second pairing with Mark Pysyk when the 2017-18 season starts. The 31-year-old has put up three straight 40-point seasons, and there's no reason he can't continue the trend this year.
Yandle picked up assists at even strength and on the power play Tuesday in Toronto.
Yandle was involved in both of his team's goals during this 3-2 loss. The veteran blueliner's four helpers in the past three games have allowed him to hit the 40-point mark for the seventh time in his career. He hasn't reached double-digit goals since 2012-13, but Yandle remains one of the league's most dangerous contributors with the extra man due to his outstanding combination of vision and passing ability.
Yandle collected a power-play assist and registered three shots on net during Monday's loss to Buffalo.
While it's definitely been a disappointing campaign for Yandle, he's still posted five goals and 38 points. His offensive floor is high, and he'll be a prime bounce-back candidate entering 2017-18. It's also worth adding that the Panthers dealt with a number of significant injuries and underachieved across the board, so underrating Yandle based on a single down season will likely prove ill-advised.
Yandle contributed a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 7-2 win over Toronto.
Yandle has converted on just 2.7 percent of his 149 shots, but that hasn't stopped the veteran blueliner from averaging more than half a point per game for the eighth consecutive season. While no longer one of the premier offensive threats at his position, Yandle remains a dangerous weapon thanks to his tremendous vision and passing ability.
Yandle registered two assists over 22:59 of ice time during Wednesday's loss to Edmonton.
Quietly, Yandle is having another solid campaign and is now up to 31 points through 59 games this season. Over the past four years, his 1.59 points per 60 minutes rank seventh among all defensemen with at least 6,000 minutes, and his 5.04 mark with the man advantage paces all rearguards with 1,000 minutes during the same time frame. Now that the Panthers are finally healthy, Yandle has the upside to close the season strong, and he's likely undervalued in plenty of fantasy circles. He's also currently presenting excellent value in daily contests.