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Canucks' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Snaps six-game point drought
Ekman-Larsson logged an assist, two hits, a pair of blocked shots and two PIM in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Penguins.
Ekman-Larsson helped out on Vasili Podkolzin's lone tally in the second period. The 30-year-old Ekman-Larsson ended a six-game point drought, but he has just three points in 16 games since the start of November. The Swede is at five points, 72 shots on net, 36 hits, 18 blocked shots and 28 PIM through 25 appearances. While he's playing in a top-four role, the lacking point production has likely taken the defenseman off the fantasy radar.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Opens scoring on power play
Ekman-Larsson scored a power-play goal on four shots in Friday's 3-2 win over the Jets.
Ekman-Larsson opened the scoring at 13:51 of the first period on a feed from Elias Pettersson. The goal snapped a five-game point drought for Ekman-Larsson, but he's gotten on the scoresheet just twice in his last 16 appearances. The Swede has four points, 53 shots on net, 26 hits, 15 blocked shots, 20 PIM and a plus-2 rating through 18 contests, though the lack of offense has likely sent fantasy managers looking for blue-line help elsewhere.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Ends drought with helper
Ekman-Larsson produced an assist, four shots on goal, four PIM and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Stars.
Ekman-Larsson went nine games without a point before earning the secondary helper on Bo Horvat's second-period tally Sunday. Through 12 games, Ekman-Larsson has just three points despite pumping 42 shots on net. The Swede has added 20 hits, eight blocked shots, 14 PIM and a plus-3 rating in a top-four role, but he'll need to score with more consistency to maintain fantasy value in standard formats.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Good to go Tuesday
Ekman-Larsson (illness) will play Tuesday versus the Rangers, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Ekman-Larsson missed practice Monday with an illness, but he was never in much risk of missing playing time. The Swede will play his usual role on the top pairing and second power-play unit, making him a solid blueliner in fantasy.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Misses practice Monday
Ekman-Larsson was absent from Monday's practice session due to illness, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Coach Travis Green told reporters Ekman-Larsson was "fine", but fantasy players will certainly want to monitor the situation. In nine games this season, the Swedish blueliner has registered one goal, one assist and 34 shots. Assuming Ekman-Larsson is good to go versus the Rangers on Tuesday, he should continue to offer value given his role with the man advantage.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Records assist in shootout win
Ekman-Larsson posted an assist, three hits, three blocked shots and two PIM in Friday's 5-4 shootout win over the Flyers.
Ekman-Larsson had the secondary assist on Vasili Podkolzin's first NHL tally in the second period. Through two games, Ekman-Larsson has provided well-rounded production with two points, five shots on net, four PIM, six hits and three blocks. The Swede could get back over the 40-point mark for the first time in three years now that he's away from the offense-draining Coyotes.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Nets power-play goal
Ekman-Larsson scored a power-play goal on four shots in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Oilers. He added three hits and two PIM.
The Canucks' first goal had a former Coyotes flavor, as Ekman-Larsson scored it and Conor Garland produced the secondary assist. OEL struggled a bit with 24 points, 72 hits and 83 shots on goal in 46 contests last season. He'll bring solid physicality and a veteran presence to a still-young Canucks blue line. The Swede is expected to see a fair amount of power-play time, which gives him a safe floor for fantasy managers in need of offense from the blue line.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Flipped in five-player trade
Ekman-Larsson was acquired by Vancouver from Arizona in a blockbuster deal Friday that saw Conor Garland join him with the Canucks in exchange for Jay Beagle, Antoine Roussel, Loui Eriksson, the 2021 ninth overall pick, a 2022 second-round pick and a 2023 seventh-round pick, TSN.ca reports.
Considering Ekman-Larsson has six years remaining on his contract at an AAV of $8.25 million and hasn't reached the 40-point threshold in two consecutive seasons, his deal has become somewhat of an albatross that the new management group in Arizona wanted to ship out. Still, the veteran defenseman could return to being a solid producer from the blue line, though he may have to settle for a spot on the No. 2 power play in favor of Quinn Hughes lining up with the first unit, which won't improve his fantasy value.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Pockets assist Saturday
Ekman-Larsson produced an assist, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over the Sharks.
Ekman-Larsson had points in four of the last five games this season. The 29-year-old Swede finished the 2020-21 campaign with 24 points (14 on the power play), 83 shots on net, 32 PIM and 72 hits in 46 appearances. He lost 10 games to a lower-body injury early in the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Gathers helper Friday
Ekman-Larsson notched an assist and went plus-2 in Friday's 5-2 win over the Sharks.
Ekman-Larsson set up another Swedish defenseman, Victor Soderstrom, for the Coyotes' first goal of the game. The 29-year-old Ekman-Larsson has amassed 23 points, 82 shots on net, 71 hits and a minus-19 rating through 45 contests, mainly in a top-four role.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Quickly opens scoring
Ekman-Larsson scored a goal on three shots and added three hits in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Kings.
Ekman-Larsson tallied just 1:19 into the game, but Gabriel Vilardi answered just over three minutes later. Through 44 contests, Ekman-Larsson has 22 points, 81 shots on net, 70 hits and 30 PIM. The Swede has done a large portion of his scoring on the power play -- his goal Wednesday was his first at even strength this year.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Registers power-play helper
Ekman-Larsson recorded a power-play assist, four shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.
Ekman-Larsson earned the secondary assist on Christian Dvorak's third-period marker. The 29-year-old Ekman-Larsson has been significantly dependent on power-play production this year -- 14 of his 21 points have come with the man advantage. The Swede has added 72 shots, 66 hits and a minus-21 rating in 42 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Bags assist on power play
Ekman-Larsson produced a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Blues.
Ekman-Larsson set up Clayton Keller's tally at 10:34 of the second period. Through nine games in April, Ekman-Larsson has just three assists -- all with the man advantage. OEL is up to 20 points, 61 shots on net, 56 hits and 18 PIM in 35 outings, but he also carries a minus-16 rating. His offense will continue to depend on power-play production, where he has 13 of his points this year.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Nabs power-play assist
Ekman-Larsson recorded a power-play assist, three shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Avalanche.
Ekman-Larsson's shot attempt in the third period was tipped in by Michael Bunting for the Coyotes' first goal. The 29-year-old Ekman-Larsson has 19 points through 33 games this season. He's added 58 shots on net, 54 hits, 16 PIM and a minus-15 rating as a top-four blueliner.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Pockets power-play helper
Ekman-Larsson notched a power-play assist, three hits and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 5-2 win over the Kings.
Ekman-Larsson has rediscovered his touch on offense with seven points in his last nine games. The 29-year-old defenseman has 18 points (11 on the power play), 53 shots on net, 46 hits and a minus-10 rating through 29 contests. The Swede is a solid source of offense on the blue line, though his defensive metrics don't stand out.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Points in three straight tilts
Ekman-Larsson scored a power-play goal on his only shot and had two PIM in a 9-3 loss to Colorado on Wednesday.
Ekman-Larsson sent a wrist shot through traffic late in the first period that Colorado netminder Philipp Grubauer never saw, pulling Arizona to within 5-2. It was just the second goal of the season for the 29-year-old, though both have come in the last five games. He also has points in five of his last six and will take a three-game point streak into Friday's game against Anaheim.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Offers power-play assist
Ekman-Larsson recorded a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Sharks.
Ekman-Larsson set up the first of Phil Kessel's three goals in Saturday's game. The 29-year-old Ekman-Larsson has picked up a goal and four assists over his last five games. The Swede is at 16 points (nine on the power play), 47 shots on net, 40 hits and a minus-10 rating through 25 contests.... See More ... See Less
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