Dzingel will be a healthy scratch for Saturday's Game 1 against the Rangers.
Dzingel looked good during training camp and had a solid regular season, picking up eight goals and 29 points in 64 games, so this move comes as a bit of a surprise. The 28-year-old forward will hope to get back in the mix Monday for Game 2.
Dzingel (upper body) took part in Tuesday's practice session, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Prior to getting hurt, Dzingel was bogged down in an 11-game pointless streak and 23-game goal drought. His recent lack of production should serve as a red flag for fantasy players in postseason pools, though he could be a sneaky DFS option if he can break out of his slump.
Dzingel (upper body) was on the ice for morning skate, but he isn't expected to play Tuesday against the Red Wings, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Dzingel will miss a second straight game, but his presence on the ice at morning skate suggests he should be ready to rejoin the lineup sooner rather than later. The 28-year-old American will be reevaluated ahead of Thursday's clash with the Devils.
Dzingel (upper body) isn't expected to suit up in Sunday's game against Pittsburgh, Michael Smith of the team's official site reports.
The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but it's expected to force Dzingel to miss game time. The 29-year-old has struggled in his past 11 games, going pointless while being demoted to the fourth line. In his stead, Morgan Geekie is expected to make his NHL debut Sunday.
Dzingel recorded his ninth straight game without a point Saturday against the Canadiens.
Signing Dzingel to a two-year, $6.75 million contract looked to be a solid move for the Hurricanes earlier in the season, as the 27-year-old Illinois native had a solid first half with 24 points in his first 40 games. However, it's been all downhill since then with just five points in his last 22 contests. Furthermore, he's been shifted from a top-six role to checking-line status, and he was a healthy scratch twice during the month of February. Bottom line, Dzingel's fantasy stock is falling fast -- feel free to jettison him at this point for a more reliable alternative.
Dzingel posted an assist in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Coyotes.
Dzingel has assists in three of his last four games. The 27-year-old winger is at 29 points, 89 shots on goal and a plus-5 rating through 53 appearances this season.
Dzingel posted a power-play assist in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Blues.
Dzingel was a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the Canucks, but he was able to get on the scoresheet in his return to the lineup. He also led the team with five shots on goal. The 27-year-old has 28 points, 88 shots, and a plus-4 rating in 52 outings this season.
Dzingel recorded an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Winnipeg.
While Dzingel was able to halt a five-game pointless streak, he remains goalless in his last nine outings. The Illinois native's slump comes despite logging 1:56 of power-play ice time per game in those contests. It certainly doesn't help that the natural center registered zero shots on goal in four of those nine appearances. Unless he can rediscover his scoring touch, the 27-year-old should be considered a mid-range fantasy option, at best, heading into the back half of the season.
Dzingel produced an assist in Friday's 3-0 win over the Coyotes.
Dzingel got the puck to Martin Necas, who did the rest for the Hurricanes' third tally of the game. In 44 games this season, Dzingel has 26 points (eight tallies, 18 helpers), 75 shots on goal, and a plus-5 rating. He's added solid depth scoring on the ice and could help fantasy owners in deeper formats with standard categories.
Dzingel netted a power-play goal on two shots in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Capitals.
Dzingel's tally at 12:35 of the third period brought the Hurricanes within a goal, but they couldn't even the score. The 27-year-old has 25 points (eight on the power play) through 41 games this year. It's a bit slower than the 56-point pace he maintained between the Senators and Blue Jackets last year, but if he can reach 50, consider it a positive return on investment from the third-line winger.
Dzingel scored an empty-net goal on four shots while adding four hits and two PIM in a 3-1 win over Montreal on Tuesday.
Dzingel rounded out the scoring with 54 seconds left and the Hurricanes sitting on a 2-1 lead. It was his seventh goal of the season and first in the last nine games. The first-year Hurricane has 24 points through 40 games with his new club. Dzingel is a two-time 20-goal scorer and is still capable of helping a fantasy team if he runs into a hot streak.
Dzingel notched a pair of assists in Monday's 8-6 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Despite the losing effort, the trio of Dzingel, Erik Haula and Martin Necas was arguably the Canes' most dangerous line of the afternoon, combining for nine points (4G, 5A). Dzingel has been a solid addition to the Canes' roster this season, currently tied with Necas for fifth in team scoring with 21 points in 37 games.
Dzingel scored a power-play goal on five shots in Tuesday's 6-3 victory over the Oilers.
Dzingel lit the lamp with four seconds left in the first period to give the Hurricanes a commanding 3-0 lead. The power-play goal was his sixth tally of the season but just his third since the start of October. The first-year Hurricane has 18 points in 31 games. He was a two-time 20-goal player with Ottawa but has some work to do if he's going to reach that plateau in 2019-20.
Dzingel scored his 17th point of the season with an assist in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Wild.
Coming off a career 56-point season with the Sens and Blue Jackets last year, the Canes thought they were getting a solid top-six player when they signed Dzingel as a free agent during the offseason. However, he's currently playing on the team's third line and has just four points in his last 12 games. He could still crack the 50-point mark this season, but he's going to have to pick up the pace in order to get it done. You shouldn't be relying on him as an everyday fantasy option at this point.
Dzingel scored a power-play goal on three shots in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers.
Now with 16 points through 25 games, Dzingel has been a fairly consistent scorer for the Canes this season, and he's been doing it while skating primarily on the team's third line. He makes for a sneaky waiver-wire add in most deeper fantasy formats.
Dzingel registered a goal and an assist in Monday's 8-2 win over Carolina, adding four shots, two PIM and a plus-2 rating.
Dzingel scored against his former club for his fourth goal of the season and his first since Oct. 24. The assist also gave him his second multi-point game of the year. Dzingel has 13 points after his first 18 games as a Hurricane after tallying a career-high 26 goals and 56 points last season between Ottawa and Columbus.
Dzingel notched his ninth point of the season with an assist in Friday's 7-3 romp over the Red Wings.
Having scored 20-plus goals in each of the previous two seasons with Ottawa and Columbus, Dzingel has been a nice addition for the Canes this season, giving them a legitimate scoring threat from the third line. He's not seeing quite the level of ice time he was used to last season (15:12 vs. 16:49), but he's seeing more minutes on the power play (2:47 vs. 1:56). Dzingel would make a nice addition to your fantasy squad if he's available -- go check your waiver wire.
Dzingel posted an assist in a 5-2 loss to the Sharks on Wednesday.
Dzingel has somewhat quietly managed seven points (two goals, five helpers) in eight games to start the campaign. The 27-year-old winger has added 14 shots on goal and a plus-3 rating in that span.
Dzingel picked up an assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Kings.
Dzingel set up Martin Necas for the second-period tally that would count as the game-winner. In his first season with the Hurricanes, Dzingel has notched six points and 13 shots through seven games.
Dzingel scored two goals, one on the power play, in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Panthers.
He also added three shots, a hit and a plus-1 rating. Dzingel has had a strong start to the season, along with most of the rest of the Carolina roster, potting two goals and two assists through his first four games with half of his production coming with the man advantage.
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