Helm posted a secondary assist in Sunday's 3-2 home loss to the Maple Leafs.
Helm has a real shot at setting a new career high in assists, having already bagged 15 apples with his personal best set at 20 from the 2010-11 campaign. The penalty-killing specialist is still below a half-point-per-game pace, though, and he's not being used on the power play after getting a little bit of time there in the past. Unless you're in an extremely deep league, Helm's probably waiver fodder.
Maatta had an assist during a 5-2 victory over Columbus on Sunday.
Maatta now has points in each of his last three games, which is his best streak since October, when he bagged assists in six straight contests. The Fin also has been filling in the statsheet by other means lately too, as throughout his last 10 games he's thrown 16 shots on goal and logged 23 hits. The fact that Maatta skates on the second power-play unit, and is only averaging 1:08 of time on the man advantage since the New Year certainly won't make it easier for the 23-year-old to keep up his recent streak, but with 21 points (four goals, 17 assists) in 60 games, he needs just nine more tallies to set a new career high.
Tatar collected a power-play assist in Sunday's 3-2 home loss to the Maple Leafs.
Hot Sauce ranks second on the Red Wings with 11 power-play points, with that special teams total comprised of eight goals and three assists. Unfortunately for Tatar's fantasy owners, his team is only converting on 18.5 of its man-advantage opportunities (22nd in the NHL), and that lowers his fantasy ceiling quite a bit in conjunction with the fact that he's not even a half-point-per-game player at the moment.
Zetterberg deposited an even-strength goal in Sunday's 3-2 home loss to the Maple Leafs.
This was only the eighth goal of the season for Zetterberg, who entered the game with a paltry shooting percentage of 2.8 through the first 19 games this year. While the captain may be losing confidence in his shot, he does have 32 assists to keep him relevant in plenty of fantasy leagues.
Rupp is expected to compete with Andrew Knapp for Philadelphia's backup catching role, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Rupp showed great power in 2017 with 14 home runs and 34 RBI, but struggled to hit for average -- he slashed .217/.299/.417 in 295 at-bats. He'll need to show he's capable behind the dish during spring training and continue to display power at the plate if he hopes to beat out Knapp. Both catchers have minor-league options remaining, so either player could begin the season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
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