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January 22, 2021 03:36 PM
Kings' Gabriel Vilardi: Pots power-play tally
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vilardi scored a power-play goal and blocked two shots in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Avalanche.

The 21-year-old scored the tying goal at 17:50 of the second period. It was Vilardi's second marker of the season -- he's added five shots on goal and three blocks through four contests. The 11th overall pick from 2017 is still finding his way in a third-line role, but the accurate shooter should continue to play nearly every day when healthy.

January 17, 2021 01:12 AM
Kings' Gabriel Vilardi: Scores in OT loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vilardi scored a goal on two shots and had two PIM in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Wild.

Vilardi got the Kings on the board late in the first period with a snapshot from the high slot. It was the first goal of the year for the 21-year-old, who produced seven points in a 10-game look with the Kings last season.

January 12, 2021 02:36 PM
Kings' Gabriel Vilardi: Returns to action Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vilardi (undisclosed) practiced with the team Tuesday, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Vilardi hasn't practiced since Saturday, but he's back in action. It looks ike he's on track to play in Thursday's season opener against the Wild. The 21-year-old posted seven points -- two with the man advantage -- over 10 games with the Kings last year. Vilardi should take on a larger role this year, and he's slated to work on the power play.

January 9, 2021 05:00 PM
Kings' Gabriel Vilardi: Not practicing Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vilardi (undisclosed) was deemed unfit to participate in Saturday's practice, John Hoven of SiriusXM NHL Network Radio reports.

The team didn't reveal why Vilardi sat out practice, but hopefully, it's just a minor issue with the season opener against the Wild scheduled for Thursday night. The 21-year-old impressed in his first NHL action last season, producing three goals and four assists over 10 games.

April 3, 2020 03:24 PM
Kings' Gabriel Vilardi: Gets career off to great start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vilardi scored seven points in 10 games before the league suspended play.

Vilardi scored on 15.8 percent of his shots with the Kings, which is probably due for a regression eventually. Vilardi is a young, talented skater, and he's likely to keep making progress long-term, but he's more of hold for dynasty leagues as opposed to someone to target in redraft formats.

March 12, 2020 02:12 AM
Kings' Gabriel Vilardi: Paces comeback with two points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vilardi scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Senators.

The Kings trailed 2-1 early in the third period, but Vilardi's two points flipped the result in their favor. The 20-year-old forward has found the scoresheet in three straight games (two goals, two helpers). He's up to seven points, 19 shots on net and an even plus-minus rating in 10 appearances to start his career.

March 10, 2020 01:48 AM
Kings' Gabriel Vilardi: Grabs helper Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vilardi recorded an assist and two shots on goal in Monday's 3-1 win over the Avalanche.

Vilardi has picked up five points through nine games since he made his NHL debut on Feb. 20. The 20-year-old forward has mostly played in a middle-six role for the rebuilding Kings -- his modest offense may be worth a look in DFS.

February 27, 2020 01:48 AM
Kings' Gabriel Vilardi: Records power-play assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vilardi picked up a power-play assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Penguins.

Vilardi had the secondary helper on Blake Lizotte's first-period tally. Through four games, the 20-year-old Vilardi has three points, six shots and four PIM. The first-round pick from 2017 figures to play important minutes for the Kings -- he could appeal to dynasty owners as one of the team's potential future stars.

February 26, 2020 01:28 PM
Kings' Gabriel Vilardi: Back with big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Kings recalled Vilardi from AHL Ontario on Wednesday.

Vilardi was sent down Monday to keep him eligible in the AHL for the rest of the season, but it's not surprising that the 2017 first-round pick (11th overall) is back with the big club. He produced two points in his NHL debut, but he's gone pointless over the last two games. If he draws into the lineup Wednesday against the Penguins, expect the 20-year-old to center a middle-six unit.

February 25, 2020 03:32 AM
Kings' Gabriel Vilardi: Demoted to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vilardi was sent down to AHL Ontario on Monday.

Vilardi recorded a goal and an assist in his NHL debut and was held scoreless in his next two games. The 20-year-old forward will return to AHL Ontario, where he's recorded 25 points in 32 games.

February 21, 2020 01:20 PM
Kings' Gabriel Vilardi: Excellent in NHL debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vilardi scored a goal on two shots, dished an assist and won 13 of 16 faceoffs in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Panthers.

Vilardi was thrust into a top-six role due to Jeff Carter's lower-body injury. The rookie was remarkable, scoring a goal on his first shot and later assisting Martin Frk in the second period. Vilardi has 25 points in 32 games with AHL Ontario this season. The first-round pick (11th overall) from 2017 has a good chance of sticking in the Kings' game-day lineup from here on out. Fantasy owners in dynasty formats will want to target the 20-year-old center.

February 20, 2020 11:08 AM
Kings' Gabriel Vilardi: Set for call-up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vilardi will be promoted from AHL Ontario on Friday, Kings beat writer John Hoven reports.

After missing most of the 2018-19 campaign due to a back injury, Vilardi could be set to make his NHL debut as early as Thursday's matchup with Florida. In the minors this season, the 20-year-old has racked up nine goals, 16 helpers and 14 PIM. The Kings may not be done shipping off pieces ahead of Monday's trade deadline, which could further improve Vilardi's chances of cracking the roster for the Kings.

December 13, 2019 12:52 AM
Kings' Gabriel Vilardi: Finally healthy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vilardi picked up a goal in AHL Ontario's 3-2 overtime loss to Stockton on Wednesday.

Finally healthy after being sidelined for the better part of the past two seasons due to a back injury, Vilardi has posted six points in his first seven AHL contests. The No. 11 overall selection from 2017 remains one of the better offensive prospects in the league, but he's obviously a massive injury risk moving forward. Vilardi is still just 20 years of age.

November 20, 2019 03:40 AM
Kings' Gabriel Vilardi: Activated off IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Kings activated Vilardi (back) from their injured/non-roster list and assigned him to AHL Ontario on Tuesday.

Vilardi is finally working his way back from a back injury that he's been dealing with for two years. He was finally able to resuming practicing last week and appears to have taken another step toward getting back on the ice. It's unclear when the 2017 first-round pick will suit up in game action, but he appears towards the end of his recovery. He last played in 2018 in the AHL, accumulating just one assist in four games.

November 12, 2019 03:36 PM
Kings' Gabriel Vilardi: Will start practicing Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vilardi (back) is set to practice with AHL Ontario on Wednesday, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.

While Vilardi is still a ways off from returning to game action, the fact that he has been cleared to practice is certainly a step in the right direction. Once cleared to play, the center figures to reassigned to the minors officially where he will likely spend the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign. If the 20-year-old can avoid a setback, he could get an extended look at training camp next fall.

October 22, 2019 03:00 PM
Kings' Gabriel Vilardi: Set to resume skating
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vilardi (back) will take the ice in full equipment with the Kings' development staff this week, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.

Vilardi is still trying to recover from a back injury that he's been dealing with for over two years now. The fact that he's set to resume skating is obviously a positive development, but there's still no telling when he might be cleared for game action. If and when that happens, the 2017 first-round pick will almost certainly be sent to AHL Ontario for the entirety of the campaign, so it's safe to assume he won't have any fantasy value in 2019-20.

June 17, 2019 06:36 PM
Kings' Gabriel Vilardi: Will not attend development camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vilardi (back) will not be at the Kings' development camp next week, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Vilardi is still rehabbing his back injury in Canada and it's unknown whether he'll attend the Kings' rookie camp right now. Drafted 11th overall in 2017, the 19-year-old forward notched an assist in four games with AHL Ontario last season.

December 19, 2018 06:16 PM
Kings' Gabriel Vilardi: Moves back to junior
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vilardi (back) will head back to juniors and be ruled ineligible to return to the Kings this season, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.

The Kings worked extensively with their 2017 first-round (11th overall) draft pick to get him back into playing shape, but not enough progress has been made and GM Rob Blake said Vilardi needs additional "time to heal up." This creates a bit of a conundrum for Vilardi's fantasy owners, even in dynasty leagues. On one hand, he's considered an elite prospect who registered an eye-popping 157 points (68 goals, 89 assists) for the OHL's Windsor Spitfires and Kingston Frontenacs between 2015-18, though he'll now hog a roster spot with no tangible return at least until the 2019-20 season.

December 18, 2018 06:04 PM
Kings' Gabriel Vilardi: Ruled out of World Juniors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vilardi has been ruled out of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships due to an undisclosed injury, Zach Dooley of LA Kings Insider reports.

Vilardi was believed to be healthy when the Kings announced he had been loaned to Team Canada on Dec. 10, but it appears as though the oft-injured forward may have aggravated the back injury that has bothered him for much of the 2018-19 campaign during practice. More details on the 2017 first-round pick's condition should emerge in the coming days.

December 11, 2018 12:48 PM
Kings' Gabriel Vilardi: Loaned to Canadian Junior team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vilardi, the Kings' top prospect, has been loaned to Team Canada for the upcoming IIHF World Junior Championship.

In four games with AHL Ontario, Vilardi recorded an assist. He is L.A.'s top prospect and has been on a conditioning stint in the minors since returning from a back injury that limited him for the past year. Now healthy, the 19-year-old will look to help guide Team Canada to a gold medal at the upcoming World Junior tournament. He figures to be one of the better, more experienced players on the Canadian squad.

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