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Devils' Brendan Smith: Back in lineup Saturday
Smith (lower body) is back in the lineup Saturday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Smith missed the last four games with the injury suffered Feb. 6 versus Vancouver. Smith has only five assists in 49 games in his first season with the Devils, but does have 88 hits and 57 blocks.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Brendan Smith: Remains out Thursday
Smith (lower body) isn't expected to play Thursday versus St. Louis, according to Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site.
Smith has five assists, 55 PIM, 88 hits and 57 blocks in 49 games this season. He also missed the Devils' previous three contests because of the injury. With Smith still unavailable, Kevin Bahl is projected to stay in the lineup for the fourth consecutive game.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Brendan Smith: Out again Tuesday
Smith (lower body) will be out of action again versus the Blue Jackets on Tuesday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Smith is set to miss his third consecutive contest due to his lingering lower-body issue. With zero goals and five assists in 49 games this season, Smith's continued absence is unlikely to impact the majority of fantasy players. The veteran defenseman has never reached the 20-point threshold in his career and is unlikely to do so this year either.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Brendan Smith: Not playing Saturday
Smith (lower body) won't play Saturday against Minnesota, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Smith didn't skate Saturday morning despite accompanying the Devils on the road. He will be replaced in the lineup by Kevin Bahl for a second straight contest. Smith has five assists, 45 shots on goal, 57 blocks, 88 hits and 55 PIM in 49 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Brendan Smith: Will not play Thursday
Smith is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury and will not play Thursday, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
Smith will be replaced by Kevin Bahl in the lineup. Smith has five assists, 88 hits and 57 blocked shots in 49 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Brendan Smith: Chips in with helper
Smith logged an assist, two shots on goal, four hits and two PIM in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Kraken.
The helper was Smith's first point in nine games in January. The 33-year-old defenseman typically doesn't add much in the way of offense -- he's at just five assists through 44 contests this season. He remains a solid source of toughness with 84 hits, 51 PIM, 50 blocked shots and a plus-2 rating while playing in a bottom-four role.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Brendan Smith: Minimal impact on offense
Smith had one shot, one blocked shot and a plus-1 rating in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Blues.
Smith was one of only four New Jersey skaters with a positive rating in this game, but that's more a matter of happenstance than a precursor of a significant trend. The veteran blueliner can help provide depth in formats that reward his 40 PIM through 38 games, but Smith's a non-factor in the offensive zone, as he's yet to score a goal this season while notching only four assists.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Brendan Smith: Just one point all season
Smith totaled one shot, four hits and a plus-1 rating in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Rangers.
Smith led the Devils in hits as they dropped a physical affair against one of the veteran blueliner's former teams. He plays regularly on the third defensive pairing but is a non-factor on offense, with just one assist through 28 goal-less games.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Brendan Smith: Blocks four shots in win
Smith had four blocked shots, two PIM, one hit and a plus-1 rating in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Islanders.
The journeyman blueliner dressed for his 575th NHL game Thursday, and Smith's racked up that impressive total due primarily to his physicality and willingness to put his body on the line. Smith has yet to score a point for New Jersey after totaling only eight for Carolina last season, but the 33-year-old defenseman has already racked up 13 PIM.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Brendan Smith: Handed two-year deal
Smith received a two-year, $2.2 million contract from New Jersey on Wednesday.
Smith played in just 45 games for the Hurricanes last year but could earn a more consistent spot in the lineup with the Devils. When he did play, the veteran defender once against struggled to produce offensives, managing just eight points. In fact, the Ontario native has reached the 15-point mark in six straight seasons dating back to his time with the Red Wings. Given his lack of offensive production, Smith is unlikely to offer more than middling fantasy value moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Points in three straight games
Smith recorded an assist in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Rangers in Game 3.
Smith is among the unlikeliest of players to have a three-game point streak, but he's gotten on the scoresheet in every game of the second round so far against his former team. The 33-year-old blueliner has a goal, three helpers, 12 shots on net, 20 hits and eight PIM in 10 playoff contests overall. He'll likely continue to fill a third-pairing role for the Hurricanes, and his strong play of late will keep Ethan Bear in the press box as a healthy scratch.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Scores game-winner
Smith scored a goal on two shots in Friday's 2-0 win over the Rangers in Game 2.
Smith scored his first goal of the postseason against his former team, burying a shorthanded tally in the second period. The 33-year-old defenseman now has two points in the playoffs after logging an assist in Wednesday's contest. Despite his recent success, it's hard to rely on Smith as a source of consistent production on Carolina's third pairing.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Grabs assist Wednesday
Smith registered one assist, two hits and a plus-1 rating against the Rangers on Wednesday.
During the regular season, Smith wasn't exactly an offensive dynamo with just eight points in 45 games for the Canes. In the playoffs, it's been more of the same from the veteran defenseman, as he has garnered just two assists in eight playoff contests. As such, fantasy players shouldn't be expecting Smith to offer more than low-end fantasy value.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Returning Tuesday
Smith (undisclosed) will play Tuesday against the Rangers, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Smith sat out Sunday's game against the Ducks with his undisclosed issue, but it's not serious enough to keep him out of additional game action. The 33-year-old is mired in a 12-game point drought and has managed just five points in 38 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Likely out Sunday
Smith (undisclosed) took part in the Hurricanes' morning skate but is unlikely to play Sunday against the Ducks, Cory Lavalette of the North State Journal reports.
It appears Smith will miss one game after being hit from behind by Casey Cizikas in Friday's contest, but his participation in morning skate suggests he isn't facing an extended absence.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Exits Friday's game
Smith (undisclosed) left Friday's game versus the Islanders in the third period and did not return. Head coach Rod Brind'Amour had no update on his status after the contest, Cory Lavalette of the North State Journal reports.
Smith hasn't recorded a point since Feb. 8, going 11 games without getting on the scoresheet. The defenseman's status doesn't need to be tracked closely for fantasy. If Smith can't play Sunday versus the Ducks, Ian Cole would likely draw back into the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Cleared to play Thursday
Smith (upper body) has been given the all-clear to suit up against Toronto on Thursday, Cory Lavalette of the North State Journal reports.
Smith is set to play for the first time since Feb. 20 versus Pittsburgh, a stretch of 10 games on the shelf. With just five points in 28 contests this year, the veteran blueliner shouldn't be expected to offer much in the way of fantasy value moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Remains out Thursday
Smith (upper body) won't play Thursday versus the Avalanche, Walt Ruff of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Smith has missed seven games in a row and there remains no announced timeline for his return. Even once he's clear of the upper-body injury, he'll be competing for a bottom-pairing role in the lineup, so most fantasy managers won't need to track his recovery progress. He can be considered out indefinitely at this point.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Still unavailable Thursday
Smith (upper body) will be sidelined again for Thursday's matchup with Washington, Sara Civian of The Athletic reports.
It will be the fifth straight absence for Smith despite the fact that the team hasn't provided any sort of update on his status. Once cleared to play, the blueliner is far from a lock for the lineup on a nightly basis and figures to offer minimal fantasy value even when he does get into action. With the Canes entering a back-to-back, fantasy players should probably anticipate Smith being out against Pittsburgh on Friday, as well.... See More ... See Less
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