Athanasiou posted a power-play assist in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Avalanche.
The Kings' second power-play unit was responsible for their second goal, with Athanasiou earning the secondary helper on Gabriel Vilardi's tally. Through four games, Athanasiou has four points and five shots -- he's played above his abilities during his week-long hot streak.
Athanasiou potted a goal in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Avalanche.
While the results haven't been there for the Kings, Athanasiou has made his mark with goals in all three of the team's games. In fact, the 26-year-old has yet to miss a shot on goal this season -- obviously, that won't last all year. Athanasiou is still in a solid position with a top-six role and some power-play time, which makes him a viable depth option in deeper fantasy formats as well as DFS while he's rolling.
Athanasiou scored a goal on his lone shot and was plus-2 in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Wild.
Athanasiou gave the Kings a 3-1 lead in the second period when he knocked home a rebound to finish off a 2-on-1 rush. It was the second goal in as many games for the first-year King, who was signed as a free agent in the offseason. Athanasiou was a 30-goal man for Detroit in 2018-19 but slumped to 11 goals last year in 55 games between the Red Wings and Oilers. He was particularly ineffective after being acquired at the trade deadline by Edmonton, scoring once in 13 combined regular-season and playoff tilts.
Athanasiou scored a goal in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Wild.
Athanasiou joined the Kings on a one-year contract in December, and he's already showing some promise. A swift skater, the 26-year-old's lack of defense has made him a polarizing player. He had 26 points and a minus-46 rating in 55 games split between the Red Wings and the Oilers last year. Athanasiou will likely finish in the red for plus-minus again in 2020-21 given the status of the Kings' rebuild, but he'll look to return offensive production north of 30 points.
Athanasiou (not injury related) has completed his mandatory quarantine and will join the Kings for practice Wednesday, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Now that he's been cleared for camp, Athanasiou should settle into a middle-six role as well as a spot on one of the Kings' power-play units during practice. The fleet-footed skater posted 11 goals and 26 points in 55 games split between the Red Wings and Oilers last season.
Athanasiou isn't expected to be cleared to join the Kings for training camp until Thursday, John Hoven of SiriusXM NHL Network Radio reports.
Athanasiou, who recently penned a one-year deal with the Kings, has to go through an eight-day quarantine before he'll be cleared to practice, so it sounds like he's already in L.A. The 26-year-old forward is expected to skate in a middle-six role while also seeing ample time with the man advantage in 2020-21.
Athanasiou penned a one-year, $1.2 million contract with Los Angeles on Monday, PuckPedia reports.
It was a disappointing stint in Edmonton for Athanasiou, as he managed a mere one goal and one assist in 13 games, including the postseason. Despite the hefty price tag the organization gave up to acquire the winger at the deadline, the Oilers opted against giving Athanasiou a qualifying offer, which allowed him to reach free agency. He should be a near-lock for a top-six role with the Kings.
Athanasiou won't be qualified by the Oilers and is set to become a UFA, Mark Spector of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Athanasiou was a trade-deadline acquisition for the Oilers, but produced just two points in nine games after coming over from the Red Wings. He had 26 points in 55 contests overall last year, declining from a 30-goal, 54-point campaign in 2018-19. The inconsistency in his game can be partially attributed to how bad the Red Wings were last season, and there should be a solid free-agent market going forward for the speedy 26-year-old.
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.
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