Faksa notched an assist, three hits and two shots on goal in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Panthers.
For the second game in a row, Faksa notched an assist. Half of his four points this season have come in the last two games. It's likely no coincidence that Faksa's awakening on offense has coincided with the absence of Roope Hintz (lower body). Faksa has seen top-six usage lately, so he's a solid option in DFS and deeper season-long fantasy formats in the short term, especially for managers in need of physicality.
Faksa posted an assist and five hits in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Panthers.
Faksa set up Esa Lindell for a goal at 2:17 of the third period. The assist snapped a four-game point drought for Faksa, who has just a goal and two helpers through 14 games. The Czech center has added 27 hits, 18 shots on goal and a minus-1 rating while mainly working in defensive assignments.
Faksa picked up an assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Sunday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Blackhawks.
Faksa has emerged from his cold start, as both of his points this season have come in the last two games. The Czech center has added 15 hits, nine blocked shots and 11 shots on net through nine games overall. He'll generally play in all situations, but his power-play time comes on the second unit. Faksa is usually more of a defensive specialist on the third line.
Faksa scored a goal, doled out three hits and won 11 of 14 faceoffs in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Blue Jackets.
The Stars' offensive outbursts had not included Faksa until Tuesday, as he began the year in a six-game point drought. The Czech center snapped that skid with a second-period tally. Primarily a defensive forward, Faksa is a fixture on the Stars' third line. He has contributed 14 hits, seven blocked shots and a plus-1 rating through seven contests. The 27-year-old is no stranger to the occasional scoring binge, but he doesn't usually produce enough to justify a roster spot in fantasy.
Faksa signed a five-year contract worth $3.25 million annually with the Stars on Sunday.
Faksa has been a steady bottom-six contributor for the Stars, as he's posted at least 10 goals in each of the past four seasons while adding a physical touch with 100 hits in three of those campaigns. He's now tied to Dallas through the 2024-25 season. The 26-year-old likely won't log many top-six minutes during the upcoming campaign since Joe Pavelski, Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Roope Hintz are still around, but the depth he brings to the lineup will be vital in getting the Stars back to the Stanley Cup Finals.
Faksa missed time toward the end of the playoffs after suffering a broken wrist, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Faksa missed the final eight games of Dallas' playoff run after suffering a broken wrist, but he's expected to be ready for the beginning of the 2020-21 campaign. The 26-year-old pivot picked up 11 goals and 20 points in 66 regular-season games before adding eight points in 19 postseason games in 2019-20.
Faksa (undisclosed) will again be out of the lineup versus the Lightning for Game 6 on Monday, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Faksa has already missed seven straight contests as a result of his undisclosed injury and will now remain on the shelf for Game 6. Even before getting hurt, the Czech center managed a mere one assist in his last six contests and likely wouldn't have offered much in terms of fantasy value if healthy.
Faksa (undisclosed) is considered unfit to play ahead of Saturday's must-win Game 5 against the Lightning, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
The Stars will be facing elimination Saturday and will enter the contest with a makeshift lineup due to the laundry list of injuries they've sustained, so Faksa may not get another opportunity to return this postseason. If that ends up being the case, the 26-year-old pivot will finish the playoffs having picked up three goals and eight points in 19 games.
Faksa (undisclosed) is considered unfit to play heading into Friday's Game 4 against the Lightning, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Faksa will miss a sixth straight game Friday and remains without a timetable for his return to action. Roope Hintz will continue to center Dallas' third line until Faksa is ready to rock.
Faksa (undisclosed) is still considered unfit to play ahead of Wednesday's Game 3 against Tampa Bay, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Faksa will miss a fifth straight game Wednesday and remains without a timetable for his return to action. Roope Hintz will continue to center Dallas' third line until Faksa is given the green light.
Faksa (undisclosed) will not be in action for Monday's Game 2 matchup with the Lightning, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
It will be the fourth straight game on the shelf for Faksa due to his undisclosed issue. Prior to getting hurt, the center was stuck in a six-game goalless streak during which he managed a paltry one assist, so few fantasy players are likely to notice his continued absence.
Faksa (undisclosed) won't be available for Saturday's Game 1 against the Lightning, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Faksa will miss a third straight contest Saturday and remains without a timetable for his return. Roope Hintz will continue to center the Stars' third line until Faksa is given the green light.
As of Wednesday, Faksa (undisclosed) is still considered unfit to play, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals won't take place until Saturday at the earliest, so there's still a chance Faksa won't be forced to miss any additional action. The 26-year-old pivot has picked up three goals and eight points in 19 games this postseason.
Faksa (undisclosed) is unfit to play in Monday's Game 5 against the Golden Knights, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
The 26-year-old missed Saturday's Game 4 win over Vegas with the undisclosed issue, and he'll continue to miss more time. Roope Hintz left Saturday's game and didn't return as well, so if he and Faksa are out, it may leave Justin Dowling and Ty Dellandrea to elevate into the lineup.
Faksa (undisclosed) won't play in Saturday's Game 4 versus Vegas, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
With Faksa sidelined, Jason Dickinson will likely slide to center Saturday, while Andrew Cogliano will likely draw back into the lineup after sitting as a healthy scratch for the first three games of the series. Faksa will hope to heal up in time for Monday's Game 5.
Faksa (undisclosed) hasn't been ruled out of Game 4 against Vegas on Saturday and will be reevaluated prior to puck drop, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Faksa has just one assist in his last six games while averaging 16:26 of ice time over that stretch. If the Czech native can't give it a go Saturday, it would likely fall to Andrew Cogliano or Justin Dowling to jump into the lineup. Even if he does play, Faksa's limited offensive upside makes him a low-end fantasy option.
Faksa (undisclosed) left Thursday's Game 3 versus the Golden Knights in the third period with an injury, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Faksa was not on the bench during the 31-second overtime, either. The 26-year-old plays a critical role in all situations for the Stars as a shutdown, third-line center. Per Sean Shapiro of The Athletic Faksa was seen with his left wrist wrapped in a postgame video. An update on his status should be available prior to Saturday's Game 4.
Faksa had an assist and three hits in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Golden Knights in Game 1.
Faksa earned the secondary helper on John Klingberg's tally 2:36 into the first period. The 26-year-old Faksa has three goals, five assists, 22 shots on net and 36 hits through 17 playoff contests. He could see a bump in offense as long as Jamie Benn plays on his left wing.
Faksa scored a power-play goal and added four hits in Monday's 5-2 win over the Avalanche in Game 2.
Faksa corralled a rebound to score at 10:37 of the second period, tying the game at two just 43 seconds after Joe Pavelski got the Stars on the board. Through 11 games, Faksa has recorded two goals, two helpers, 23 hits and 13 shots on net. He has points in three straight outings.
Faksa posted an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Avalanche in Game 1.
Faksa had the secondary helper on Alexander Radulov's first of two goals in the game. The 26-year-old Faksa also skated 17:20 in the contest, the second-highest ice time of all Stars forwards. Head coach Rick Bowness uses Faksa's line with Blake Comeau and Andrew Cogliano as a shutdown unit, leading to slightly elevated ice time. Faksa has three points and 19 hits in 10 postseason outings.
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