Ekholm extended his current pointless streak to a season-high six games in Saturday's 1-0 win over the Stars.
Prior to his latest scoring drought, Ekholm was on pace for something resembling the 44 points he posted last season, but he'll have to rack up 11 points in his last 14 games for that to happen. Fantasy owners should expect something in the high 30's, which wouldn't be a bad result considering Ekholm has only topped 35 points twice in his career. The 29-year-old Swede remains a top-four defender for the Preds, averaging just under 24 minutes per game.
Ekholm scored with his only shot on net and posted a plus-1 rating in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Blackhawks on Friday.
With this marker, the 29-year-old has reached the eight-goal plateau for the third straight season. It's possible Ekholm sets a new career best in both the goals and assist categories if he continues to play well. He needs three more goals and 13 more assists in the final 22 games, which is just about his scoring average this season. Ekholm has eight goals and 32 points with a plus-4 rating and 132 shots on goal in 59 games during 2019-20.
Ekholm managed an assist, five shots on goal and four blocked shots in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Flames.
Ekholm set up Kyle Turris for the go-ahead goal in the first period. Through his last seven outings, Ekholm has a goal, four helpers and a plus-2 rating. The defenseman is up to 30 points, 115 shots, 79 blocks and 30 PIM in 52 games this season.
Ekholm registered an assist and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win over the Jets.
Ekholm is up to 29 points, 110 shots on goal and 75 blocked shots through 51 games this season. The Swedish defenseman is right on track to match last year's 44-point output -- that's strong enough production for widespread fantasy attention.
Ekholm registered a power-play assist in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Sabres.
Ekholm earned the secondary helper on Craig Smith's third-period tally. The Swedish defenseman has 26 points in 46 games this season, although just five of them have come with a man advantage. He's added 103 shots on goal, 69 blocked shots, 37 hits and 26 PIM.
Ekholm picked up a power-play assist in Sunday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Ducks.
Ekholm recorded a secondary helper on Craig Smith's first of two tallies in the contest. The Swedish blueliner has five assists in his last seven games. For the year, Ekholm is up to 23 points (three on the power play), 94 shots on goal and 63 blocked shots in 40 appearances.
Ekholm supplied an assist, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Kings.
Ekholm got the puck to Roman Josi, who delivered a highlight pass to Ryan Johansen for the first-period tally. In his last eight games, Ekholm has six assists, although he's gone minus-1 in that span. The Swede is up to 22 points, 94 shots on goal and 63 blocked shots through 39 games this season, putting him on pace for a second straight 40-point campaign.
Ekholm registered two assists and was plus-2 in Tuesday's 8-3 win over the Islanders.
Ekholm assisted on two of Nashville's first three goals as the Predators roared back from a 3-1 deficit. It was his second two-assist effort in his last five games. Ekholm has five goals and 13 assists in 32 games this season.
Contrary to an earlier report, Ekholm (lower body) will return to the lineup for Monday's road game against the Rangers, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Ekholm missed one contest with his lower-body injury but is expected to return for Monday's contest. The 6-foot-4 blueliner has four goals and 15 points in 30 contests this season.
Ekholm (illness) is not expected to be in the lineup versus the Rangers on Monday.
Ekholm was absent from Monday's game-day skate, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports. With the Predators entering a back-to-back, it could be a challenge for the Swedish blueliner to play against the Islanders on Tuesday as well. Matt Irwin figures to continue deputizing in Ekholm's stead.
Ekholm (illness) won't play in Saturday's home matchup against the Stars.
Ekholm will miss his first game of the season, so Matt Irwin will draw into the lineup. Over 30 contests, Ekholm has been quite productive with 15 points and 35 shots on net. The Swedish defenseman is considered day-to-day, so he'll aim to get healthy for Monday's road game against the Rangers.
Ekholm produced two assists and two shots on goal in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Devils.
In the back-and-forth contest, Ekholm stepped up in the third period. He helped set up Nick Bonino's eventual game-winner and the insurance tally by Rocco Grimaldi. Ekholm has four assists in his last four games. The Swedish blueliner is up to 15 points, 72 shots, 45 blocked shots and a plus-4 rating in 28 games this season.
Ekholm posted an assist, three shots on goal and four blocked shots in Friday's 3-0 win over the Hurricanes.
Ekholm's assist came in the second period, as his shot attempt was tipped in by Austin Watson. the 29-year-old now has 12 points, 43 blocked shots and 64 shots on goal in 25 games this season. He's skated to a plus-7 rating while remaining a fixture in the Predators' top four on the blue line.
Ekholm scored a goal on four shots and added three hits in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Blues.
Ekholm's tally made it 2-0 just 3:40 into the first period, setting the tone for the Predators as they snapped a six-game losing streak against a division rival. The 29-year-old defenseman is up to 11 points, 54 shots on goal and 34 blocked shots through 22 appearances. He's a little behind last year's 44-point pace, but the Swede has a good chance to register at least 30 points.
Ekholm collected an assist, two PIM and two hits in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Canucks.
Ekholm supplied the primary assist on Mikael Granlund's third-period tally. The defenseman hit the 10-point mark with the helper, and he's added 28 blocked shots, 39 shots on goal and a plus-9 rating in 18 contests.
Contrary to a previous report, Ekholm was not scratched from Monday's contest in Detroit, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.
It sounds like Ekholm's name was mistakenly placed with the scratches on the pregame lineup card. He will skate in his regular top-four role as usual.
Ekholm was a late scratch before Monday's contest in Detroit, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.
There's no word as to whether Ekholm is dealing with an injury, but I t's hard to imagine him as a healthy scratch. An update should be provided sometime during or after the game.
Ekholm scored a shorthanded goal and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Ducks.
Ekholm picked off a pass in the neutral zone and turned on the jets the other way to score for the third time this year. He snapped a three-game point drought with the tally, which gives him six points in nine outings. The defender has added 18 shots on goal, a plus-9 rating and 18 blocked shots this year.
Ekholm had just one shot on goal and no points in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Panthers.
After scoring two goals and five points in his first five games, the 29-year-old Swedish rearguard is now pointless in his last three. The good news is, he's still seeing plenty of ice time, averaging 22:10 on the second pairing with rookie Dante Fabbro. The bad news? His power-play minutes have really dried up compared to last year (0:27 vs. 1:22), and for a guy who scored 20 points with the extra man the previous two seasons, that's a trend worth keeping an eye on. In the meantime, Ekholm is a proven point producer at even strength, so keep him rolling for now.
Ekholm scored the game-winning goal and registered four shots with three blocked shots in a 6-5 win over Washington on Thursday.
Ekholm blasted a point shot through traffic to put the Predators ahead with 4:40 left in the third period. The 29-year-old defenseman has now reached the scoresheet in three of the first four games this season and could challenge the career-high 44 points he racked up last year. He has increased his point totals in each of the prior three seasons entering 2019-20.
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