Lee hasn't returned much on the Islanders' investment in him this season, producing only 20 goals, 23 assists and a plus-8 rating in 68 games.
These are not the numbers the Islanders or Lee expected when Lee signed a seven-year, $49 million contract last July. The problem is that Lee is not anything more than an average skater or puck handler and doesn't possess a hard shot either. What Lee does well is park his body in front of the net and use his size to his advantage. The problem is that with the lack of offensive talent on the Islanders, that big body in front of the net isn't the advantage it used to be, especially since the Isles lost John Tavares to free agency and haven't been able to come anywhere near replacing his level of talent.
Lee posted an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Canucks.
The 29-year-old winger has a modest three-game point streak with a goal and two helpers in that span. Lee is up to 43 points (20 tallies, 23 assists), 195 shots, 102 hits and 47 PIM through 58 contests this season. A top-line role and solid physicality will likely maintain Lee's status as a solid option for fantasy owners.
Per Andrew Gross of Newsday, Lee (personal) participated in morning skate, which indicates he'll be in the lineup for Tuesday's clash with the Canadiens.
Lee missed Monday's practice to be present for the birth of his first child, but he was always expected to be available for Tuesday's tilt. The 29-year-old Minnesotan, who's notched 19 goals and 40 points in 64 games this campaign, will skate on the Islanders' top line and first power-play unit against Montreal.
Lee (personal) didn't practice with the Islanders on Monday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Coach Barry Trotz stated Monday that Lee missed practice due to personal reasons and is expected to play Tuesday versus Montreal. Lee will once again play on the top line with Mathew Barzal and Jordan Eberle. After signing a seven-year, $49 million contract in July, Lee has been a disappointment this season with only 19 goals and 40 points in 64 games.
Lee scored twice and added an assist in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Sharks. He also registered four shots and two hits.
Lee picked up each of the Islanders' first two goals and passed up the chance at the hat trick when he set up Josh Bailey's empty-netter late in the game. After a brief four-game dry spell, Lee has rolled up five points (two goals, three assists) over the last two. His next tally will put him at the 20-goal mark for the fourth straight year.
Lee picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Friday's 4-1 win over the Red Wings.
He'd gone without a point in the last four games, but Lee was able to ride shotgun on Jordan Eberle's hat trick to end the mini-slump. On the season, Lee has 17 goals and 35 points through 60 games, a pace that would leave him a little short of his fourth straight 50-point campaign.
Lee tallied an assist and scored an empty-net goal in Thursday's 5-3 win over Los Angeles.
Lee has his first points since the break and made it a multi-point outing with an empty-net goal at 19:47 of the third period. Now with 31 points on the year, Lee needs to produce at an exceptional rate if he's going to equal his career high of 62 points, set back in 2017-18.
Lee scored a goal and led all players with eight shots in Sunday's 2-1 shootout loss to Carolina. He also won seven of nine (77.8 percent) faceoffs.
Lee knotted the game at 1-1 with just under a minute remaining in the second period, ultimately sending the game into overtime. It was Lee's fourth goal in the last eight games and his 15th on the season. He's got 28 points in 48 games heading into Tuesday's game against the Rangers, the Islanders' final tilt before the All-Star break.
Lee finished Tuesday's 8-2 win over Detroit with two points.
Lee's goal versus the lowly Red Wings was his 14th of the season, and the forward also collected his 13th assist of the campaign Tuesday. It was Lee's first multi-point outing since Dec. 21. He only played 0:33 on the power play and hasn't produced a point with the man advantage in 15 games, so Lee must improve in that area.
Lee scored the overtime winner in Tuesday's 4-3 victory over the Devils.
The 29-year-old added six shots, a blocked shot and a plus-2 rating to his ledger. Lee has found the back of the net in back-to-back games, and he's been very productive since the beginning of December, scoring seven goals and 14 points in his last 18 contests.
Lee scored a goal on five shots and blocked two shots in Monday's 1-0 win over the Avalanche.
Lee's tally at 6:54 of the third period was all the offense that could be found in the contest. The Islanders' captain has just two points in his last six games, but he has four points in the three outings prior to his recent quiet stretch. Overall, the 29-year-old has 12 goals, 24 points, 99 shots on goal and 78 hits through 41 appearances.
Lee scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Ducks.
He opened the scoring just 1:50 into the first period, setting the tone for the afternoon, then helped set up linemate Mathew Barzal for a second-period tally. Lee has four multi-point performances through 10 games in December, resulting in four goals and 10 points in total on the month.
Lee scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's 3-1 win over Florida.
Is his game finally waking up? We sure hope so. Lee has consecutive two-point games and three in his last six, as well as eight points in the last seven games. Lee is rewarding his patient owners -- keep pushing him over the boards for your fantasy squad.
Lee scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Monday's 5-1 win over the Lightning.
His third-period blast capped the scoring on the night. Lee has picked up his scoring pace in December and now has three goals and six points over the last six games, but only eight goals and 16 points in 29 contests on the season.
Lee scored a goal and dished a power-play assist in Monday's 4-1 win over the Red Wings.
Lee opened the scoring at 8:46 of the first period. He later supplied the primary helper on Jordan Eberle's power-play goal in the middle frame. Lee added three shots on goal, three hits and two PIM in the contest. After an 11-game goalless run, Lee has tallied in each of his last two outings. The 29-year-old is up to seven scores and 13 points in 25 appearances this season.
Lee has gone seven straight games without lighting the lamp.
Lee is in the first year of his seven-year, $49 million contract and both he and the team have to be disappointed with his production so far. Lee only has five goals and 10 points this season in 19 games. Those numbers put him on pace for right around 20 goals and 20 assists, which would be his worst season since 2015-16, when he had 15 and 21. The Islanders are winning without his production but more will be needed from Lee for the Islanders to continue to do the damage they are currently doing this season.
Lee scored a goal on four shots and picked up an assist in Friday's 5-2 win over Tampa Bay. He was also plus-3 and blocked three shots.
Lee enjoyed his first multi-point game of the year against Philadelphia on Sunday and followed that up with tonight's three-point effort. He banked a backhander off of Andrei Vasilevskiy from below the goal line to give the Isles a 4-1 lead late in the third period. He also assisted on Josh Bailey's game-winner and Derick Brassard's empty-netter. Lee has five goals and nine points in his first 12 games of 2019-20.
Lee scored and tallied an assist in a 5-3 win over the Flyers on Sunday.
After Jakub Voracek opened the scoring at the 1:07 mark of the first period, Lee scored less than two minutes after, following it up with a primary assist on Mathew Barzal's goal in the second stanza. Lee now has six points in 11 games and is seeing more ice time this year compared to years passed. However, Lee's power-play time is way down in 2019-20, which has hurt his fantasy value considerably.
Lee scored the game-winning goal in the Islanders' 4-2 win over the Coyotes on Thursday night.
It's just Lee's third goal of the season and fourth point in nine games. Lee won't ever hit the 40-goal mark like he did in 2017-18. But he's still a solid, 25-30 goal winger with 50-point upside. The trouble is that those points will likely come one-by-one, just like they have so far. And that will limit his value in some head-to-head formats.
Lee scored a goal on three shots and added four hits in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over the Panthers.
Lee one-timed a Matthew Barzal centering pass early in the second period to get the Islanders on the board. It was the second goal -- and point -- of the season for the 29-year-old, who is off to a bit of a middling start after racking up 102 goals the past three seasons. He's reached or eclipsed the 25-goal plateau in four of his five seasons and is a good bet to score somewhere between 25 and 35 again in 2019-20.
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