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92 Alex Nylander LW

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May 12, 2021 11:12 AM
Blackhawks' Alexander Nylander: Will be ready for training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to general manager Stan Bowman, Nylander (knee) will be "fully healed and ready to go by training camp," Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports.

Bowman also noted that he and the Blackhawks still see Nylander as a "real asset" for the team moving forward. The 23-year-old forward missed the entirety of the 2020-21 campaign after undergoing surgery in late December to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee, but he was decent for Chicago in 2019-20, notching 10 goals, 26 points and 94 shots in 65 contests. Nylander will compete for a spot in the Blackhawks' top six during next season's training camp.

April 19, 2021 04:00 PM
Blackhawks' Alexander Nylander: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nylander (knee) took part in individual drills at Monday's practice, according to a video from his personal Twitter account.

Nylander was originally given a 4-6 month timetable from the date his torn meniscus was announced on Dec. 23, so he's coming up on the low end of that range. It's encouraging to see him skating without issues, though the 23-year-old winger will surely need a few full practices to get back up to speed and grow accustomed to taking contact again. Nylander remains on LTIR at this point, so the team will need to return him to the active roster before he's eligible to take part in game action.

January 12, 2021 08:32 PM
Blackhawks' Alexander Nylander: Placed on LTIR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blackhawks placed Nylander (knee) on long-term injured reserve Tuesday.

Nylander is expected to be sidelined until at least April after undergoing knee surgery in late December, so this move was expected. The 22-year-old winger, who's totaled 13 goals and 32 points in 84 NHL games since entering the league as a teenager in 2016, will be a restricted free agent following the 2020-21 campaign. He won't have much leverage at the bargaining table, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Nylander settle for his standard qualifying offer ahead of the 2021-22 season.

December 23, 2020 11:32 AM
Blackhawks' Alexander Nylander: Out 4-6 months
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nylander underwent surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee Monday and will be sidelined for four to six months.

The 2020-21 regular season will wrap up May 8, so at this point it seems more likely than not Nylander will miss the entirety of the campaign. This injury couldn't have come at a worse time for the 22-year-old winger, who's in the final year of his entry-level contract. Nylander has yet to live up to the hype as the eighth overall pick from the 2016 draft, having totaled just 13 goals and 32 points in 84 career NHL contests split between the Sabres and Blackhawks, so he'll likely have to settle for his qualifying offer next offseason. The Blackhawks will designate him as an injured non-roster player to begin the campaign.

March 11, 2020 11:28 PM
Blackhawks' Alexander Nylander: Gets pair of third-period points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nylander scored a goal and an assist with two shots in Wednesday's 6-2 win over San Jose.

Nylander logged both of his points during the third period, scoring 91 seconds in for a 4-1 lead and assisting on a Patick Kane goal to make it 5-1 with 3:41 remaining. The former Buffalo first-round pick has produced 10 goals and 26 points in his first season with Chicago.

February 16, 2020 12:56 AM
Blackhawks' Alexander Nylander: Converts pair of goals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nylander scored twice on four shots in Saturday's 8-4 win over the Flames.

Nylander picked off a pass and beat David Rittich for his first goal at 5:28 of the second period, resulting in the Flames changing goalies. Nylander would then tally the Blackhawks' sixth goal of the contest later in the period, essentially securing the victory. The 21-year-old snapped a six-game point drought with the effort and now has eight tallies and 19 points in 53 outings.

January 19, 2020 10:40 PM
Blackhawks' Alexander Nylander: Two-point effort ends slump
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nylander scored a goal and added an assist in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Jets.

Nylander had just one assist over his last 10 appearances entering Sunday. He and Erik Gustafsson assisted on each other's first-period tallies. Nylander now has 17 points, 66 shots on goal and a minus-6 rating in 46 games. The 21-year-old hasn't yet shown off his first-round pick pedigree, but perhaps this could be the start of more consistent play going forward.

December 19, 2019 11:16 PM
Blackhawks' Alexander Nylander: Shakes loose from goal slump
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nylander scored a goal and picked up an assist with three shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Jets.

Nylander ended a 16-game goal drought when he opened the scoring just 59 seconds into the game, the first time he's lit the lamp since Nov. 16. He also assisted on Patrick Kane's third-period goal. The 21-year-old has been inconsistent offensively in his first year with Chicago, but he has chipped in with a modest four points in his last six games. Nylander was Buffalo's first-round pick in 2016, so he has the pedigree, but it hasn't yet clicked for him at the NHL level.

December 11, 2019 02:28 AM
Blackhawks' Alexander Nylander: Supplies helper in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nylander managed a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Golden Knights.

Nylander delivered the primary helper on Dominik Kubalik's goal in the final minute of the contest. The assist snapped a personal six-game point drought for Nylander. He's up to 11 points and 50 shots in 30 outings. With a lack of non-scoring stats -- 12 hits, seven blocked shots, six PIM -- Nylander's not much of a factor in the fantasy game yet.

November 17, 2019 01:00 AM
Blackhawks' Alexander Nylander: Scores twice in third period
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nylander scored on both of his shots and was plus-3 in Saturday's 7-2 win over Nashville.

Nylander scored back-to-back goals late in the third period, his third and fourth tallies of the season. The 21-year-old was stuck in a lengthy goal drought, having gone his previous 14 games without lighting the lamp. The eighth overall pick in 2016, Nylander has plenty of upside but hasn't yet put it all together i the NHL.

October 20, 2019 11:12 PM
Blackhawks' Alexander Nylander: Pair of helpers in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nylander had two assists and added two shots with a plus-2 rating in a 5-3 loss to Washington on Sunday.

The 21-year-old set up goals by Drake Caggiula and Patrick Kane for his first multi-point outing as a Blackhawk. The former Buffalo first-rounder is off to a fairly productive start with his new organization, collecting two goals and two assists in his first five games. He had six points in 19 career games over parts of three seasons with the Sabres and is looking to revitalize his career. He was drafted eighth overall by Buffalo in 2016.

October 14, 2019 11:20 PM
Blackhawks' Alexander Nylander: Buries game-winner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nylander scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 3-1 win over the Oilers.

Nylander's third-period tally became more important when James Neal got the Oilers on the board later in the frame. The tally was Nylander's second of the year in three games. The first-round pick from 2016 will need to continue to produce offense to move up the lineup before he becomes relevant in fantasy.

October 5, 2019 11:04 AM
Blackhawks' Alexander Nylander: First goal as a Blackhawk
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nylander scored on his lone shot on goal in Chicago's 4-3 loss to the Flyers on Monday.

An offseason trade acquisition, Nylander found the net in his Blackhawks debut and displayed a goal-scorer's touch on his first-period snipe. The No. 8 pick from the 2016 draft, Nylander failed to gain any traction while with Buffalo and finished his Sabres tenure with just three goals and six points in 19 games over the past three seasons. Perhaps a fresh start with a new organization will unlock the talent that once made him a top-10 pick.

July 9, 2019 04:16 PM
Blackhawks' Alexander Nylander: Traded to Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blackhawks acquired Nylander from the Sabres on Tuesday in exchange for defenseman Henri Jokiharju.

The two clubs will exchange recent first-round picks, as Nylander (No. 8 overall in 2016) and Jokiharju (No. 29 overall in 2017) swap sides. Nylander, 21, appeared in 19 NHL contests over parts of the past three seasons, tallying three goals and three assists. The winger will be in the fold through the 2021-22 season and could have a greater opportunity to see ice time at hockey's top level in Chicago than would have been possible in Buffalo.

April 9, 2019 11:44 AM
Sabres' Alexander Nylander: Shipped to Rochester
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nylander (lower body) was sent down to AHL Rochester on Monday.

Nylander is expected to be ready for the AHL playoffs but is still recovering from a lower-body injury. The forward only managed four points in 12 NHL games this season; however, the Sabres seem much happier with his progress than last season. He's put up 31 points at the AHL level in 49 appearances in 2018-19.

April 6, 2019 02:40 PM
Sabres' Alexander Nylander: Should be ready for AHL playoffs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nylander (lower body) is expected to be ready for the upcoming AHL playoffs, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

Nylander will finish the 2018-19 campaign having totaled four points in 12 appearances with the big club. The eighth overall pick from the 2016 draft will hope to secure a regular role with the Sabres out of training camp next season.

April 5, 2019 03:32 AM
Sabres' Alexander Nylander: Dealing with LBI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nylander won't play in Thursday's game against Ottawa and is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

The team announced that a cut in the back of Nylander's leg was ultimately going to keep him out of the game. The 21-year-old has been decent in his 12 games with the big club, accumulating four points in that span. In his stead, Johan Larsson will likely draw into the lineup.

March 21, 2019 10:20 PM
Sabres' Alexander Nylander: Scores first goal of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nylander scored his first goal of the season in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to Toronto.

The goal was the second of Nylander's career -- he posted his first last April. It likely felt even sweeter to deposit his first of the year against brother William Nylander's squad. He's only appeared in five games for the Sabres this season, but has three points in his past two outings. Nylander has a high offensive ceiling, so it's encouraging that he's started putting some points on the board. His value is at its strongest in dynasty leagues, but he could become a worthwhile addition in standard leagues should he string a few more strong performances together.

March 18, 2019 12:28 AM
Sabres' Alexander Nylander: Makes impact in shootout win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nylander notched two assists in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win over the Blues.

The helpers were his first points in four games since being recalled from AHL Rochester. Nylander probably has as much raw offensive talent as his older brother William, but the 21-year-old Alexander simply isn't physically ready to be a consistent producer at the NHL level yet.

March 10, 2019 12:40 PM
Sabres' Alexander Nylander: Receives the call
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nylander was recalled from AHL Rochester on Sunday.

The 21-year-old hasn't progressed as Buffalo would have hoped, accumulating just 25 points in 44 AHL games in his third full pro season. Nylander will get his first shot with the big club this campaign, and has just two points in seven games in his NHL career. His first chance to suit up in game action will be Tuesday at home against Dallas.

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