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67 Rickard Rakell LW

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May 4, 2020 07:16 PM
Ducks' Rickard Rakell: Produces similarly this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rakell recorded 15 goals and 27 assists in 65 games this year prior to the suspension of play.

The Swede's 42 points are right in line with last season's 43 in 69 games. That said, Rakell's goal-scoring drop-off from 33 and 34 goals to 18 and 15 goals over the last four seasons is a cause for concern in the fantasy arena for owners who'd grown accustomed to his lighting the lamp on a regular basis. Rakell's contract with the Ducks still has two seasons left at a cap hit of $3.8 million, but one wonders if a change of scenery would do the 26-year-old some good at this point.

March 11, 2020 12:40 AM
Ducks' Rickard Rakell: Produces two power-play points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rakell scored a goal and dished an assist, both on the power play, in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Senators.

Rakell has flipped a switch recently, with two goals and five helpers in his last four games. The 26-year-old forward is up to 15 tallies, 42 points and 183 shots through 64 contests. that put him just one point shy of last year's output, and he's conceivably in range of reaching 50 if he finishes the year hot.

March 9, 2020 12:40 AM
Ducks' Rickard Rakell: Shakes apple tree Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rakell posted three assists, three shots on goal and four hits in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Wild.

Rakell helped out on both of Jakob Silfverberg's goals as well as Christian Djoos' first tally as a Duck. The three-helper game put Rakell at 40 points for the year. He's added 182 shots, 81 hits and a minus-4 rating through 63 games. Barring a disastrous finish, Rakell should top his 43-point output from last year, but 50 is likely a long shot at this stage of the season.

March 5, 2020 12:28 AM
Ducks' Rickard Rakell: Snaps goal drought in overtime
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rakell scored a goal and added an assist in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Avalanche.

Rakell provided late heroics Wednesday, tallying with just two seconds left in overtime. He had gone 15 games without a goal, notching just five assists in that span. For the year, the 26-year-old forward has 14 tallies, 37 points, 178 shots and 77 hits in 61 outings.

February 24, 2020 02:04 AM
Ducks' Rickard Rakell: Picks up helper Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rakell managed an assist and six shots on goal in Sunday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.

Rakell snapped a six-game point drought with the assist, although his goal drought is now at 11 contests. The Swede has 35 points (13 tallies, 22 helpers), 159 shots and 72 hits in 56 appearances, but the Ducks' meager offense will likely suppress his production down the stretch.

February 2, 2020 02:44 AM
Ducks' Rickard Rakell: Earns assist in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rakell had an assist, three hits and two blocked shots in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Kings.

Rakell has three points and six hits in his last two games. The Swede is up to 31 points, 132 shots and 64 hits in 46 contests this season. He's used in a top-line role and could challenge the 50-point threshold by the end of the year, which is enough to keep most fantasy owners interested.

February 1, 2020 08:08 PM
Ducks' Rickard Rakell: Rakes in two points in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rakell scored a goal on three shots, dished an assist, posted three hits and went plus-2 in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Lightning.

Rakell busted a three-game mini-slump with his two-point effort. The Swede got up to the 30-point mark with Friday's performance, achieving that milestone in 45 games. He's added 131 shots on goal and 61 hits this season, but he should see plenty of scoring chances while skating with Ryan Getzlaf.

January 16, 2020 11:16 PM
Ducks' Rickard Rakell: Logs pair of points in road win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rakell had a goal and an assist with three shots and two hits in Thursday's 4-2 win over Nashville.

Rakell's goal, an even-strength tally midway through the second period, put the Ducks up 3-1 and turned out to be the game-winner. He also set up Adam Henrique's power-play goal in the first period, giving him multiple points in a game for the first time in just over a month. Rakell has scored in two of his last three games and has registered 11 shots in those outings.

January 12, 2020 02:24 PM
Ducks' Rickard Rakell: Picks up 11th goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rakell scored a goal and had a game-high seven shots with three hits in Saturday's 4-2 loss to Chicago.

Rakell had an active night, matching his second-best shot total of the season, and was rewarded with his 11th goal of the year. The 27-year-old hasn't approached is 30-goal pace of 2016-17 and 2017-18 over the last year and a half, but he still remains a solid point producer for the offensively challenged Ducks.

January 8, 2020 01:24 AM
Ducks' Rickard Rakell: No points in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rakell (upper body) had four shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in 17:32 during Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jackets.

Rakell missed six games with the injury. He's now gone three straight appearances without a point. The Swede's return came just in time -- Jakob Silfverberg left Tuesday's contest with an upper-body injury. Rakell will likely maintain a top-six role when healthy. He has 25 points through 37 contests.

January 7, 2020 08:56 PM
Ducks' Rickard Rakell: Gearing up Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rakell (upper body) has been activated from IR and will play in Tuesday's home game versus Columbus, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports.

Rakell has missed the last six games, but he felt good enough following Monday's practice to slot back in. The 26-year-old has compiled 10 goals and 15 helpers through 36 games, and he'll work in the top six as well as the power play.

January 7, 2020 04:52 PM
Ducks' Rickard Rakell: Remains day-to-day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rakell (upper body) is still considered day-to-day ahead of Tuesday's clash with Columbus,'s Dan Arritt reports.

Rakell practiced Tuesday morning, so he's clearly trending in the right direction, but he'll have to wait for Thursday's matchup with Dallas for his next chance to rejoin the lineup. Once he's given the green light, the 26-year-old forward will return to a top-six role and a spot on one of Anaheim's power-play units.

January 5, 2020 05:12 PM
Ducks' Rickard Rakell: Likely out again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rakell (upper body) isn't expected to play Sunday versus the Predators, Elliott Teaford of the Orange Country Register reports.

Rakell will remain on IR and miss a sixth straight game, and his absence should allow Maxime Comtois to stay in the top six. The 26-year-old Rakell appears on track to return soon, and his next chance will be Tuesday versus the Blue Jackets.

January 2, 2020 03:08 PM
Ducks' Rickard Rakell: Remains unavailable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rakell (upper body) is nearing a return but won't be in the lineup against Arizona on Thursday. Coach Dallas Eakins told reporters Rakell has "one last little hurdle he's got to get over," Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.

The Ducks promoted Chris Wideman from the minors Thursday and may opt to place Rakell on injured reserve but it won't affect his potential return date since he has already missed the Ducks' previous four contests. Once the Swede is given the all-clear, he should return to a top-six role.

December 31, 2019 02:48 PM
Ducks' Rickard Rakell: Sidelined Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rakell (upper body) won't be in the lineup against Vegas on Tuesday.

Rakell will miss his fourth straight game due to his upper-body issue. Prior to getting hurt, the Swede tallied two goals and four assists, including three power-play points, in seven outings.

December 29, 2019 08:24 PM
Ducks' Rickard Rakell: Out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rakell (upper body) will not dress for Sunday's game against the Flyers, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.

Rakell has now missed three games with his upper-body injury. The 26-year-old winger still has no timeline for a return, but he was skating over the weekend.

December 27, 2019 03:00 PM
Ducks' Rickard Rakell: Won't play Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rakell (upper body) won't be in the lineup for Friday's matchup with San Jose.

Rakell will miss a second straight game, but he resumed skating Friday, which suggests he could be ready to return as soon as Sunday against Philadelphia. Another update on the 26-year-old Swede's status should surface prior to that contest.

December 23, 2019 10:40 AM
Ducks' Rickard Rakell: Out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rakell (upper body) isn't expected to play in Sunday's road clash with New York, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports.

In his stead, Daniel Sprong was called up from AHL San Diego and will draw into the lineup. Luckily for the team and Rakell, they'll head into the holiday break, as their next matchup isn't until Friday with the Golden Knights.

December 21, 2019 10:28 PM
Ducks' Rickard Rakell: Picks up injury Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rakell is dealing with an undisclosed injury suffered in Saturday's game versus the Islanders, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports.

Rakell saw only traces of ice time in the third period and none in overtime. The Ducks called up Daniel Sprong from AHL San Diego, which indicates that Rakell might have to miss at least Sunday's game versus the Rangers. Including Rakell, the Ducks have five regular forwards currently injured.

December 15, 2019 01:52 PM
Ducks' Rickard Rakell: Becoming strong playmaker
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rakell picked up three assists in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over the Rangers.

Rakell tied his NHL career high with the three assists. He has five points, including four assists, in his last four games and that's moved him into second in team scoring with 24 points in 33 games. But he has only potted nine goals. Rakell is on a 60-point pace, but his goal scoring is down from the 33 and 34 he put up in 2016-17 and 2017-18. In fact, his production has shifted quite dramatically. He used to score more goals than assists, but this is the second consecutive season in which that trend has flipped. This bears watching -- Rakell's value is obviously higher if he's sniping. You may need to consider trading him in keeper formats if the trend continues.

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