Athanasiou (lower body) skated 13:46 in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Jets.
The speedy forward wasn't able to make much of an impact in the contest. Athanasiou swapped places with Josh Archibald during the third period -- the former ended up skating on the third line. The 25-year-old Athanasiou's fantasy value is directly tied to playing alongside the Oilers' superstars. Away from them, he's not likely to generate much on his own.
Athanasiou (lower body) is in line to play Saturday against the Jets.
Athanasiou departed Wednesday's loss to Vegas with a lower-body injury, but he won't be forced to miss any additional action. He's gotten off to a hot start in his brief time with the Oilers, picking up two points in two games. Saturday's tilt versus the Jets will mark his home debut with his new club.
Athanasiou (lower body) is not expected to be out for long, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports.
Per Gregor, Athanasiou is dealing with a bruise and avoided any major injury. It's still unclear if the Oilers' trade deadline acquisition will be available for Saturday's game against the Jets. Another update clarifying his status should arise prior to that contest.
Athanasiou (lower body) will not return to Wednesday's game against the Golden Knights.
It's unclear how Athanasiou got hurt. He dished two hits and put a shot on goal in 11:00 during the contest. Athanasiou joins a long list of injured Oilers, including fellow wingers James Neal (ankle), Joakim Nygard (hand) and Kailer Yamamoto (ankle). The Oilers' next game is Saturday versus the Jets.
Athanasiou netted a goal and dished an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Ducks.
Athanasiou played on Connor McDavid's right wing in his first game with the Oilers. It worked out well for the former Red Wing, who picked up his third multi-point effort in his last eight outings. Athanasiou now has 26 points and 117 shots in 47 appearances this year. It's unclear if the 25-year-old will remain with McDavid once Zack Kassian returns from his suspension Saturday against the Jets.
The Oilers acquired Athanasiou and prospect Ryan Kuffner from the Red Wings for Sam Gagner, a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick Monday, Gord Miller of TSN and NBC reports.
The Oilers have now acquired a second player from the Red Wings in as many days, as they brought Mike Green aboard in exchange for a draft pick Sunday. Athanasiou will bring a ton of speed to the Oilers -- not that they were short on it -- and he should draw into the top six along with power-play responsibilities. The 25-year-old put up 30 goals last year, but he's having a down season with 10 goals, 14 assists and a minus-45 rating. He's set to become a restricted free agent this summer.
Athanasiou will not play in Sunday's game against Calgary as a precautionary measure, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.
While a trade is not imminent, both Athanasiou and Mike Green are being held out of the lineup Sunday in case a deal finalizes. Athanasiou has 10 goals, 24 points, and a minus-45 rating in 46 games this season.
Athanasiou scored two third period goals in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Canadiens.
Athanasiou only has 10 goals in 2019-20, but five have come in his last six games, so he's been wielding a hot stick. The Red Wings' forward has 24 points in 45 games this year, but Athanasiou's minus-43 rating is the worst in the NHL, making him tough to trust in fantasy.
Athanasiou opened the scoring on the power play in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Devils.
Athanasiou's tally 16:34 into the middle frame is the only goal scored against Devils goaltender MacKenzie Blackwood in Blackwood's last three starts, but it was all for naught after New Jersey responded with a four-goal barrage in the third period. It has been a lost season for the enigmatic 25-year-old, but three of Athanasiou's eight goals have come in his last three games, as he's finally flashing the skills that helped him pot 30 goals last season.
Athanasiou scored two goals, one on the power play, in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Bruins.
His first tally midway through the third period proved to be the game-winner, while his second came into an empty net. Athanasiou had been scoreless in three games since returning from a month-long absence due to a lower-body injury, but the 25-year-old appears to be fully healthy now. On the season, Athanasiou has seven goals and 21 points through 40 games, but his hideous minus-39 rating for the cellar-dwelling Wings is the worst mark in the league, and makes him tough to roster in many fantasy formats.
Athanasiou (lower body) skated to a minus-3 rating and managed just one shot in Monday's 3-0 loss to the Flyers.
Athanasiou saw 16:42 of ice time upon returning from a 13-game absence, which was right in line with his season average. Unfortunately, he continues to get burned defensively, owning a hideous minus-38 rating through 37 games. At this point, it appears that only a trade out of Motown can save AA's fantasy value in this campaign.
Athanasiou (lower body) is slated to play in Monday's clash with the Flyers.
Athanasiou missed the previous 13 games due to his lower-body injury. Prior to getting hurt, the natural center was bogged down in a 16-game goal drought dating back to Nov. 16 versus San Jose. With just five goals on the year, the 25-year-old won't be getting back to the 30-goal mark this season.
Athanasiou (lower body) will likely play Monday against the Flyers, per coach Jeff Blashill, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.
Athanasiou has been sidelined by this injury since Dec. 29, but it appears the swift-skating forward will be ready to make his return Monday. His status should be confirmed with a removal from IR prior to puck drop.
Athanasiou (lower body) isn't expected to return to the ice for the weekend contests Friday and Saturday versus the Rangers, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Athanasiou was targeting a return to action following the All-Star break but will apparently require a little more time to make that return. While Monday against the Flyers would be his next opportunity to retake the ice, there's no word of an updated target return date at this point.
Athanasiou (lower body) will aim to return after the All-Star break, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Athanasiou has already missed nine games, and he'll sit out another two contests leading up to the All-Star break. His next chance to suit up will be Jan. 31 versus the Rangers. The 25-year-old has accrued 19 points and a putrid minus-35 rating last year.
Athanasiou (lower body) was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Dec. 29, per the NHL's official media site.
This move frees up a roster spot for the Red Wings, but Athanasiou can be activated at any point. Athanasiou is having a decent offensive season with five goals and 14 points, but his minus-35 rating is a major demerit for fantasy purposes. The 25-year-old's not expected to be ready for Tuesday's game versus the Islanders.
Athanasiou (lower body) could return to action before the NHL's All-Star break, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.
Athanasiou was assigned a 2-3 week recovery timetable Dec. 31, so this news doesn't really change his prognosis. The 25-year-old forward will need to return to practice before rejoining the lineup, so expect another update on his status once that occurs.
Athanasiou suffered a lower-body injury and will be sidelined 2-3 weeks, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Prior to getting hurt, Athanasiou was stuck in a 16-game goalless streak during which he notched eight helpers, 37 shots and 11 PIM. With the Ontario native unavailable, his spot on the first line will likely go to Robby Fabbri or Filip Zadina. Based on his recovery timeline, Athanasiou could be shelved until after the All-Star break.
Athanasiou posted an assist in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Lightning.
Athanasiou earned the secondary helper on Robby Fabbri's lone goal in the contest. The 25-year-old winger has four assists in his last seven games. Athanasiou is at 19 points, 88 shots on goal and a minus-35 rating through 36 games this season, a noticeable decline from his 54-point effort in 2018-19.
Athanasiou produced a power-play assist Saturday in a 4-1 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Athanasiou saw 17:14 of ice time in the contest, despite accruing nine PIM stemming from his fight with Justin Holl. Overall, it's been a frustrating year for AA; not only does he have a team-low minus-36 rating, but a shooting percentage of 6.3 has resulted in a weaker shots-per-game output as measured against his 2018-19 campaign.
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