Larsson secured a four-year, $16 million contract from Seattle on Wednesday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
Despite reportedly receiving an identical offer from Edmonton, Larsson will instead join the newly-minted Kraken as the Expansion Draft selection from the Oilers. While not exactly an offensive powerhouse given he's reached the 20-point mark just twice in his 10-year career, Larsson should rack up plenty of hits and blocks and could offer decent value in formats that value defensive stats.
Larsson posted an assist, two hits, two blocked shots and two PIM in Monday's 4-3 triple overtime loss to the Jets in Game 4.
Larsson logged 39:00 of ice time as the Oilers essentially played a full game's worth of time rotating only their top two defensive pairings. The 28-year-old Larsson had two helpers, nine hits and seven blocked shots in the Oilers' abbreviated four-game playoff run. The 28-year-old is an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but it's believed the blueliner could land a new contract to stay in Edmonton before he would hit the open market.
Larsson posted an assist and three blocked shots in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Jets in Game 3.
Larsson's shot attempt was deflected by Jujhar Khaira for the Oilers' fourth goal at 4:43 of the third period. The 28-year-old Larsson has contributed an assist, seven hits and five blocked shots in three playoff outings. The Swede was more of a defensive presence in the regular season -- he had 10 points, 166 hits, 128 blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in 56 contests.
Larsson scored a goal on two shots in Saturday's 4-1 loss to Vancouver.
Larsson opened the scoring 12:45 into the game, one-timing a Connor McDavid feed at the point for his fourth goal of the year. It ended up being the only offense for the Oilers in their regular-season finale, and the goal snapped Larsson's personal 24-game goal drought dating back to mid-March. Larsson has enjoyed a tremendous season defensively, chipping in with 10 points and 24 PIM in 56 games.
Larsson provided an assist, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 6-1 win over the Jets.
Larsson set up Alex Chiasson for the opening tally at 16:22 of the first period. The 28-year-old Larsson had gone nine contests without a point. The Swede is up to nine points, 41 shots on net, 142 hits and 116 blocked shots as a defensive presence in the Oilers' top four.
Larsson registered an assist and a game-high seven hits in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over the Maple Leafs.
Larsson found Kyle Turris to set up the Oilers' equalizer at 1:20 of the third period. The 28-year-old Larsson has eight points in 36 games this season -- that's better than the six points he put up in 49 outings during an injury-plagued 2019-20. The Swede has added 106 hits, 98 blocked shots, 33 shots on net and 16 PIM in 2020-21.
Larsson scored a goal on two shots and added three hits in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Flames.
A Kailer Yamamoto shot midway through the second period generated a rebound that Larsson buried. He's usually not in a position to capitalize on those plays -- Larsson is a defensive player by nature. The 28-year-old rearguard has chipped in seven points, 29 shots on net, 90 hits and 91 blocked shots in 31 contests. Strangely enough, the Swede hasn't blocked a shot in his last two outings.
Larsson notched an assist, six blocked shots, three hits and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 6-2 win over the Senators.
Larsson snapped his seven-game point drought with the secondary helper on Gaetan Haas' third-period tally. The 28-year-old Larsson isn't a big part of the Oilers' offense with just six points in 29 outings. He's supplied plenty of non-scoring stats with 91 blocked shots, 86 hits, 26 shots on net and 16 PIM. The Swede will likely always have more value on the ice than in fantasy.
Larsson notched an assist, eight blocked shots and three hits in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Canucks.
Larsson's shot attempt in the third period generated a loose puck for Tyler Ennis to send past Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko. The 28-year-old Larsson has gathered five points, 66 blocked shots, 64 hits and 12 PIM through 21 outings. His fantasy value isn't very high in standard formats, but those that count defensive metrics might want to take a look.
Larsson posted an assist and two blocked shots in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Flames.
Larsson set up William Lagesson for a shot attempt that Jujhar Khaira tipped in for the Oilers' first goal of the contest. The 28-year-old Larsson has been more involved offensively than usual this year, with four points in 13 contests. He had all of six points in 49 outings last year. Larsson has added 42 blocked shots, 30 hits, 10 PIM and a minus-2 rating.
Larsson notched an assist, three blocked shots, two hits and two PIM in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Larsson earned the secondary helper on Zack Kassian's third-period tally. Offense hasn't been in Larsson's repertoire much in 2020-21 -- he has three points in nine games. The Swede has added 12 shots on goal, eight PIM, 23 hits and 31 blocks, providing solid returns in the defensive metrics despite a minus-4 rating.
Larsson scored a goal on his lone shot in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the Jets. He also provided three blocks, two PIM and one hit.
Larsson took a centering pass from Patrick Russell and sent a wrist shot through traffic to put the Oilers on top 2-1 midway through the first period. It was Larsson's second goal of the year and first since the season opener. Primarily known as a shutdown defender, Larsson has struggled in his own end this season while providing just the two goals offensively. He also a minus-4 and doesn't provide managers with significant PIM totals, so he's best left on the waiver wire.
Larsson scored a goal and blocked three shots in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Canucks.
Larsson needed 36 games to get his first and only goal of the season last year, so it's positive to see him strike much more quickly in 2020-21. The Swede is still more of a defensive factor, as he'll be the more conservative player on a pairing with youngster Caleb Jones. Larsson should provide plenty of physicality -- he had 112 hits and 82 blocked shots in only 49 outings last year, but that came with just six points.
Larsson was held out of Game 4 against the Blackhawks on Friday with a back injury, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports.
Larsson was expected to be ready for Game 5, if needed, but the club couldn't extend the series long enough for him to return to action. Considering he managed just one point in his last 15 outings, the blueliner's absence likely didn't impact the majority of fantasy players. With limited offensive upside, Larsson figures to be a non-factor in fantasy contests.
Larsson (undisclosed) will miss Game 4 against the Blackhawks on Friday, Ryan Rishaug of TSN.ca reports.
Caleb Jones will remain in the Oilers' lineup with Larsson still out. The 27-year-old blueliner hasn't been much of a fantasy asset of late, registering just a single point in his last 15 appearances.
Larsson's (undisclosed) status for Friday's matchup with Chicago will be determined following Thursday's practice session.
Larsson was sidelined for Game 3 against the Blackhawks, which saw Caleb Jones make his postseason debut. Considering the blueliner has registered just one point in his last 15 appearances, his potential reintroduction to the lineup shouldn't factor into lineups for most fantasy players.
Larsson (undisclosed) will not play in Wednesday's game 3 versus the Blackhawks.
It's unclear why Larsson is unavailable for Game 3. He skated 21:18 with five hits and three blocked shots during a 6-3 win in Game 2. Caleb Jones is set to make his postseason debut in Larsson's place.
Larsson registered an assist, three hits and three blocked shots in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Jets.
Larsson picked up his first point in seven outings with the helper on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' game-winner in the third period. The Swedish blueliner has six points, 89 hits, 73 blocks, 53 shots on goal and 33 PIM through 43 contests. With a defense-first role, Larsson doesn't contribute much from a fantasy perspective.
Larsson tallied a goal, blocked two shots and went plus-2 in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Panthers.
Larsson opened the scoring at 15:14 of the first period with a shot from distance. The Swedish defenseman snapped an 11-game point drought with his tally. He's up to five points, 74 hits, 68 blocks and a minus-4 rating in 36 appearances after missing time early in the year with a broken fibula.
Larsson has no points in his last six games.
In that span, the Swede has amassed 13 blocked shots and 13 hits with a plus-4 rating. Larsson has just four assists to go with 53 hits and 59 blocks through 30 games this season. He was just one of four Oilers to be held off the scoresheet in their 8-3 win over the Flames on Saturday.
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