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18 Derick Brassard LW

Colorado Avalanche

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May 7, 2019 02:24 AM
Avalanche's Derick Brassard: First helper in playoffs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brassard posted an assist, two hits and two shots in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Sharks in Game 6.

Brassard has had very little impact in his eight postseason appearances, registering 10 hits and 10 shots on goal in addition to the assist. He's been limited to a fourth-line role and has skated under 10 minutes in four of his eight games.

April 22, 2019 03:04 PM
Avalanche's Derick Brassard: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brassard (illness) was back healthy for Monday's practice, Adrian Dater of BSN Denver reports.

Brassard missed the last three games of the first round due to illness, but seems to have recovered fully. The 31-year-old hasn't been great lately, however, and is currently on a six-game pointless streak. Despite the lack of production, expect Brassard to resume his normal top-six role and spot on the power play when the second round begins.

April 19, 2019 02:36 PM
Avalanche's Derick Brassard: Won't return Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brassard (illness) will miss Friday's matchup with Calgary, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

Brassard will miss his third consecutive game due to his illness. Prior to getting sick, the center was bogged down in a six-game pointless streak, during which he managed 11 shots on net. The Quebec native will almost certainly slot back into a top-six role and retake his spot on the power play once cleared to play.

April 17, 2019 01:37 PM
Avalanche's Derick Brassard: Remains out for Game 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brassard (illness) will not draw into Wednesday's Game 4 versus the Flames, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

Brassard will skip his second straight contest due to a bug, though he went without a point in the first two games of the series and has just one in his last nine games. There's no indication of when he may be back, but the veteran is a useful piece in the Avs bid for a first-round upset.

April 15, 2019 10:00 PM
Avalanche's Derick Brassard: Out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brassard (illness) will not suit up for Monday's Game 3 matchup against Calgary, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

The 31-year-old was a late scratch before Monday's tilt and Sven Andrighetto will suit up in his place for the first time this postseason. Brassard had six penalty minutes and six shots on goal in the first two games of this series. His status for Wednesday's Game 4 is unknown at this time.

March 30, 2019 12:28 AM
Avalanche's Derick Brassard: Pots power-play tally
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brassard scored a power-play goal on three shots in Friday's 3-2 shootout win over the Coyotes.

The goal gave the Avalanche a 2-0 lead, which Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson erased with a pair of goals in the third period. Brassard has four goals in 16 games for the Avalanche, giving him 23 points in 66 contests on the year. He's virtually guaranteed to finish well short of the 46 points he had last season.

March 24, 2019 11:28 AM
Avalanche's Derick Brassard: Breaks slump
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brassard scored a goal during 13:52 TOI in Saturday's win over the Blackhawks.

He entered this game on an eight-game pointless streak with a minus-4 rating during that span. Brassard finally broke the slump with an empty-net score late in the third stanza. His trade to the Avalanche hasn't built up the team's scoring depth since Brassard has just three goals and zero assists in 13 games, but the team remains in playoff position heading into Sunday's game versus the Blackhawks.

March 4, 2019 11:48 AM
Avalanche's Derick Brassard: Pots Avs' lone goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brassard scored on the power play in the Avs' 2-1 loss to the Ducks on Sunday, scoring for the second time in four games since getting acquired from the Panthers.

The Avs got him to spark their offense as they make one last run at the playoffs, and he's doing his job, but the rest of the team couldn't step up Sunday against John Gibson.

February 26, 2019 12:48 AM
Avalanche's Derick Brassard: Instant impact for Avs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brassard found twine in his first game with the Avalanche, a 4-3 overtime loss to the Panthers on Monday.

Brassard was traded from the Panthers earlier Monday morning and immediately made an impact with his new team. He's now skated for three clubs this season, registering 11 goals and 20 points between the Penguins, Panthers and Avalanche over 51 games. He'll be expected to continue scoring as Colorado makes a push for the playoffs.

February 25, 2019 04:20 PM
Avalanche's Derick Brassard: Headed to Mile High City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brassard -- along with a conditional 2020 sixth-round selection -- was traded from Florida to Colorado on Monday in exchange for a 2020 third-round pick, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.

Well at least Brassard won't have to travel very far to join his new team, as the Panthers were already in Denver for a clash with the Avs on Monday. The center started the season with the Penguins, but was sent to Florida for what was expected to be a short-term stint with the club. Nathan MacKinnon and company will get first crack at convincing the pending unrestricted free agent to stick with the club heading into the offseason while also bolstering the club's scoring options. The Quebec native is slated to be in the lineup Monday against Florida.

February 23, 2019 03:24 PM
Panthers' Derick Brassard: Held out amid trade chatter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brassard won't play Saturday against the Kings, George Richards of The Athletic reports. The Panthers will rest the forward ahead of Monday's trade deadline.

Basically, the Panthers don't want to risk an injury to Brassard, who is considered a valuable trade chip as a proven playmaker on an expiring contract. The 31-year-old journeyman, who started the year in Pittsburgh, is likely to end up with his third NHL team as part of the 2018-19 campaign.

February 18, 2019 02:08 PM
Panthers' Derick Brassard: Builds scoring depth
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brassard tallied an assist during Sunday's 6-3 win over the Canadiens.

Even though Brassard has been skating on the Panthers' third line, he has still managed to find his way on the scoresheet with four points in his eight games with the team. The Cats have struggled to get offense out of their bottom six all season, and the additions of Brassard and Riley Sheahan have moved them in the right direction. However, we still expect both Brassard and Sheahan to have new homes before the trade deadline passes.

February 6, 2019 11:56 AM
Panthers' Derick Brassard: Working well on second line
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brassard has one assist and two shots on goal over his first two games with the Panthers.

While his time in South Florida may be short, Brassard is working well on the Panthers' second line. One factor that will keep his point total lower is his place on the second power-play unit, a group that saw only 1:13 of playing time through four opportunities during Brassard's first two games with the Cats.

February 2, 2019 11:20 AM
Panthers' Derick Brassard: Back in action Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brassard (upper body) will take part in Saturday's game against the Golden Knights, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.

Brassard sat out Wednesday's game with what was deemed an upper-body injury, but it's possible trade talks were the main reason behind his absence. It's yet to be determined whether he will slot in as a wing or center and it may not be until pregame warmups. However, he's at least healthy and will play.

February 2, 2019 12:00 PM
Panthers' Derick Brassard: Brought in via trade
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brassard (upper body) was acquired by the Panthers -- via the Penguins -- along with Riley Sheahan, a 2019 second-round pick and two 2019 fourth-round picks in exchange for Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann.

Brassard has underwhelmed team brass since joining the Penguins last season, managing just 23 points in 54 overall contests. With his new club, the 31-year-old figures to continue filling a third-line role, but it's also conceivable that he could slot in as a winger alongside Jonathan Huberdeau and Vincent Trocheck. After being out with an upper-body injury, Brassard was expected to slot into the lineup Friday, so he should be ready to dress for the Panthers as soon as he meets up with the team.

February 1, 2019 01:20 PM
Penguins' Derick Brassard: Could return Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brassard (upper body) told reporters he was dealing with a nagging injury and could still suit up versus Ottawa on Friday, Shelly Anderson of The Hockey Writers reports.

Brassard was held out of Wednesday's matchup with Tampa Bay due to his upper-body issue. The center clearly isn't 100 percent, but he's considering playing through his injury. If he does rejoin the lineup, it will likely be in a third-line role, which would push Matt Cullen back down to the fourth line.

January 30, 2019 07:52 PM
Penguins' Derick Brassard: Won't play Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brassard is not in the lineup Wednesday versus the Lightning due to an upper-body injury and is considered day-to-day, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Without Brassard, Teddy Blueger-- who was recalled from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Tuesday -- will make his NHL debut against the Lightning. Blueger will center Riley Sheahan and Garrett Wilson on the fourth line, while Matt Cullen will move up to the third between Tanner Pearson and Patric Hornqvist.

January 29, 2019 11:28 AM
Penguins' Derick Brassard: Scores goal prior to ejection
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brassard notched a goal in Monday's matchup with New Jersey before getting ejected for a hit on Sami Vatanen. The 31-year-old Brassard won't face any supplemental discipline from the league, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

While still not producing to the level the team was expecting, the fact that Brassard has three goals in his last eight games is a sign of improvement. If the center can't figure out how to be productive soon, he could find himself packing his bags at the trade deadline.

January 17, 2019 11:45 AM
Penguins' Derick Brassard: Seeing trade winds swirling
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Penguins are looking to trade Brassard and have made the rest of the NHL know he is available, per Josh Yohe of The Athletic.

Brassard hasn't lived up to expectations since joining the Penguins, who were looking for a third-line center to mesh with Phil Kessel. In his last 20 games, Brassard has managed just five goals and a pair of helpers -- well off the 30-plus point campaigns he was putting together in Ottawa. Despite offseason tensions between the two organizations over the signing of Jack Johnson, the Blue Jackets are reportedly interested in reclaiming Brassard, who they drafted sixth overall in the 2006 NHL Draft, per Aaron Portzline of The Athletic.

December 28, 2018 10:00 AM
Penguins' Derick Brassard: Boosts shooting percentage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brassard potted two even-strength goals -- including an empty-netter -- in Thursday's 5-2 home win over the Red Wings.

Brassard's shooting percentage rose from 8.9 percent to 12.7 percent after this latest performance. Between a lower-body injury that he sustained in mid-November and starting 56.5 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the defensive zone this season, Brassard generally hasn't been able to meet expectations in the fantasy realm. He has six goals, five assists and a single power-play point (an assist) through 28 games as part of his first full season with the Penguins.

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