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March 5, 2020 02:44 AM
Coyotes' Niklas Hjalmarsson: Chips in with helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hjalmarsson notched an assist in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Canucks.

The Swede has two helpers in his last three games, but that only puts him at five points through 25 appearances this season. Hjalmarsson has added 43 blocked shots and a minus-2 rating -- he doesn't produce enough to interest fantasy owners.

February 26, 2020 12:16 AM
Coyotes' Niklas Hjalmarsson: Provides shorthanded assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hjalmarsson notched a shorthanded assist, three blocked shots and two hits in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Panthers.

Hjalmarsson cleared the puck deep, and Vinnie Hinostroza was able to get onto it before setting up Brad Richardson for the Coyotes' lone goal. The helper snapped a 14-game point drought for Hjalmarsson. The Swedish blueliner has only four points to go with 42 blocked shots and a minus-4 rating in 23 appearances this season, which was interrupted by a three-month recovery from a broken leg. The 32-year-old doesn't produce enough offense to warrant fantasy attention.

January 12, 2020 09:36 PM
Coyotes' Niklas Hjalmarsson: Assist in return to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hjalmarsson (lower leg) had an assist and two PIM with two blocks in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to Pittsburgh.

Hjalmarsson was in the lineup for the first time since Oct. 12 after missing three months with a broken leg. The 32-year-old logged just under 17 minutes of ice time, including a team-leading 2:34 on the penalty kill. Hjalmarsson set up Derek Stepan's go-ahead goal midway through the third period and wasn't charged with a single giveaway despite his lengthy absence. Hjalmarsson had just 10 points in 82 games last season and isn't a fantasy factor, but it was nice to seem him back nonetheless.

January 12, 2020 08:28 PM
Coyotes' Niklas Hjalmarsson: Expected to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hjalmarsson (lower leg) is expected to be in the lineup for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.

Hjalmarsson will make his long-awaited return to the lineup after he missed 43 games with a broken left leg that he suffered in October. The 34-year-old had one goal through the first four games this season, and it's unclear what role he'll have with the team upon his return.

January 7, 2020 06:00 PM
Coyotes' Niklas Hjalmarsson: Not expected to play during trip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hjalmarsson (lower leg) is getting close to a return, but he isn't expected to play during the Coyotes' three-game road trip, Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic reports.

Hjalmarsson is traveling and practicing with the team, so although he'll almost certainly miss Arizona's next three games, he could be ready to go Sunday against the Penguins. The 32-year-old blueliner has been sidelined since mid-October due to a lower-leg injury.

December 31, 2019 01:48 PM
Coyotes' Niklas Hjalmarsson: Nearing return to action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hjalmarsson (lower leg) has yet to be given the green light, but he's closing in on a return to the lineup, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.

Hjalmarsson has been sidelined since mid-October with a lower-leg injury, but it sounds like he should be ready to rock sooner rather than later. Once healthy, the shot-blocking guru will return to a top-four role and a spot on the Coyotes' penalty-killing unit.

October 14, 2019 11:00 AM
Coyotes' Niklas Hjalmarsson: Out for three months
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hjalmarsson has a cracked fibula and will miss around three months, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.

Hjalmarsson left Saturday's loss to the Avalanche early after blocking Erik Johnson's slap shot, and after additional testing, the injury is severe. This is a major loss for the Coyotes' blue line, as Hjalmarsson is a top lockdown defenseman. He'll aim for a January return, although the timeline is just an approximation. Expect the Coyotes to call up another blueliner from AHL Tucson for now and place Hjalmarsson on injured reserve, although they may have to trade for a long-term solution.

October 12, 2019 10:16 PM
Coyotes' Niklas Hjalmarsson: Saturday ends early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hjalmarsson (lower body) was injured blocking a shot in the first period and will not return to Saturday's game versus the Avalanche, Alexander Kinkopf of the Coyotes' official website reports.

Hjalmarsson was unable to finish the first period, and it was reported he would not return in the second period. The Swedish defender is a shot-blocking machine -- he had 187 in 82 games last season. Ultimately, this injury is a bigger loss on the ice than in fantasy. If Hjalmarsson misses any additional games, Ilya Lyubushkin would likely come into the lineup.

October 11, 2019 12:52 PM
Coyotes' Niklas Hjalmarsson: Buries insurance tally
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hjalmarsson scored a goal on two shots and went plus-2 in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Golden Knights.

The veteran defenseman is not a noted scorer, but his first goal of the season produced the final score. Hjalmarsson had 10 points (all assists) in 82 games last season, while blocking a career-high 187 shots. The Swede should continue to be valuable on the ice, but it's not likely to translate well in the fantasy game.

September 21, 2019 09:00 PM
Coyotes' Niklas Hjalmarsson: Hitting ice Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hjalmarsson (illness) is in the lineup for Saturday night's preseason game against the Ducks.

Hjalmarsson was under the weather for a couple of days but will skate on Arizona's second defensive pairing for Saturday's preseason contest. The 32-year-old dressed in all 82 games a year ago, finishing his campaign with 10 assists.

September 18, 2019 05:12 PM
Coyotes' Niklas Hjalmarsson: Under the weather
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hjalmarsson is currently dealing with an illness, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.

Hjalmarsson may miss a few practices and perhaps even a preseason match or two, but at this point he isn't in any danger of missing the Coyotes' Opening Night matchup with Anaheim. Another update on the shot-blocking guru's condition should surface once he's cleared to rejoin his teammates.

April 10, 2019 12:52 AM
Coyotes' Niklas Hjalmarsson: Shot-blocking guru
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hjalmarsson posted 10 points and blocked 187 shots over 82 games the 2018-19 season.

Although Hjalmarsson didn't score a goal this season, he made life easier on Arizona's goaltenders with a career-high 187 blocked shots to rank second in the league. Hjalmarsson isn't expected to be an offensive threat -- he starts 64.4 percent of shifts in the defensive zone --so these defensive contributions will keep him in the top four for the foreseeable future.

March 6, 2019 01:08 AM
Coyotes' Niklas Hjalmarsson: Lays out for six blocked shots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hjalmarsson blocked six shots in a 3-1 loss to the Ducks on Tuesday.

The Swedish defenseman has 30 blocks in his last 10 games, giving him 148 blocks this season. With only 10 assists in 66 games, Hjalmarsson hasn't produced enough to warrant a roster spot on most fantasy squads.

February 13, 2019 01:40 AM
Coyotes' Niklas Hjalmarsson: Unusual burst of offense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hjalmarsson gathered two assists in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights.

Even in his prime, Hjalmarsson didn't score much. This year, he has just seven assists in 56 games. However, he added three blocks to his total Tuesday, and now has 118 for the year. If there's a specific need for blocks, HJalmarsson is one of the best for the category; otherwise, he's a fantasy non-factor.

January 24, 2019 11:56 AM
Coyotes' Niklas Hjalmarsson: Remains one-dimensional in fantasy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hjalmarsson has recorded five assists with a plus-8 rating and 107 blocked shots through 50 games this season.

While Hjalmarsson rarely winds up the scoresheet, his consistent blocked shot totals provide a safe floor in utilizing the veteran as a budget option in select DFS contests. Still, the Swede's career offensive numbers before and after the All-Star break are basically mirrored images, so there's no reason to expect a random surge in February or beyond.

November 7, 2018 11:37 AM
Coyotes' Niklas Hjalmarsson: Rarely denting scoresheet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hjalmarsson has gone 10 games without recording a point.

Hjalmarsson's heavy role in shorthanded situations -- he averages 3:28 of ice time on the penalty kill per game -- is not conducive to the defenseman wowing the masses in the fantasy realm. The 31-year-old remains a fearless shot blocker, but he's also had a tough time with injuries over the past year and it appears that he's sticking to what he does best at this point in time.

October 11, 2018 12:12 PM
Coyotes' Niklas Hjalmarsson: Garners assist versus Ducks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hjalmarsson tallied a helper in Wednesday's 3-2 victory over Anaheim.

It was Hjalmarsson's first point of the year, having been held off the scoresheet in his previous two outings. The blueliner has logged just 17:55 of ice time per game to start the season, well off his 2017-18 minutes (20:42), but that could just be the team taking a cautious approach after the Swede missed time during the preseason.

September 18, 2018 04:13 PM
Coyotes' Niklas Hjalmarsson: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hjalmarsson (lower body) will be in the lineup for Tuesday's preseason game against the Kings, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports.

Hjalmarsson missed the final eight games of the 2017-18 season due to a lower-body injury, but that's clearly no longer an issue. The 31-year-old blueliner was only able to appear in 48 contests last campaign due to a number of different injuries, but if he's able to stay healthy this year, he should approach the 20-point mark and average over 20 minutes of ice time per game while skating on the Coyotes' top pairing.

June 30, 2018 01:25 PM
Coyotes' Niklas Hjalmarsson: Pens two-year contract extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hjalmarsson (lower body) signed a two-year, $10 million contract extension with the Coyotes on Saturday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

Injuries were largely to blame for Hjalmarsson only appearing in 48 games last season. He produced one goal and eight assists in that span, but his bread and butter should always come in the form of blocked shots. Hjalmarsson -- who has averaged 1.94 blocked shots per game over 11 years of service time in the NHL -- will see a $900,000 per-year raise with the 'Yotes starting in the 2019-20 season.

April 9, 2018 04:37 PM
Coyotes' Niklas Hjalmarsson: Should be healthy for start of 2018-19
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hjalmarsson (core) is expected to be ready for the start of next season's training camp, Craig Morgan of reports.

The Swedish defender missed the final eight games of the 2017-18 campaign after suffering the injury, though he missed a total of 34 contests through injury this season. Hjalmarsson struggled like most of his Coyotes teammates this season, recording a disappointing one goal, eight assists and minus-3 rating -- the first time he's finished as a minus player since his rookie year. While he'll never be a defender that fantasy owners will rely upon, Hjalmarsson and the Desert Dogs should see something of a resurgence in 2018-19.

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