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January 16, 2021 11:48 PM
Predators' Brad Richardson: Picks up first goal in new uniform
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richardson scored a goal on his lone shot and won nine of 16 faceoffs (56.3 percent) in Saturday's 5-2 win over Columbus.

Richardson cleaned up a loose puck in front to give the Predators a 3-2 lead nine minutes into the third period. It was his first goal with Nashville and stood as the game-winner. The 36-year-old, in his 16th NHL season, has a point in each of his first two games with his new team while providing a strong presence in the faceoff circle.

January 14, 2021 11:36 PM
Predators' Brad Richardson: Debuts with an assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richardson (thumb) collected an assist and won seven of 12 faceoffs (58.3 percent) in Thursday's 3-1 win over Columbus.

Richardson showed no ill effects from his offseason surgery, centering Nashville's fourth line and chipping in with an assist on Filip Forsberg's game-winning goal. The 35-year-old journeyman signed with Nashville in the offseason following stints with Colorado, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Arizona. Richardson is a reliable bottom-six role player who scored a career-high 19 goals just two seasons ago.

January 14, 2021 04:20 PM
Predators' Brad Richardson: Good to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richardson (thumb) is in the projected lineup for Thursday's Opening Night matchup with Columbus.

Richardson underwent thumb surgery following last season's playoffs, but he's had plenty of time to recover and shouldn't have any limitations against the Blue Jackets. The 35-year-old vet is expected to center Nashville's fourth line Thursday.

October 13, 2020 08:52 PM
Predators' Brad Richardson: Secures deal with Predators
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richardson (thumb) signed a one-year, $1 million contract with Nashville on Monday.

The 35-year-old forward underwent surgery on his thumb after the Coyotes were knocked out of the playoffs, and it's unclear what his rehab timeline will look like. Richardson scored just six goals and 11 points in 59 games with Arizona last season. Expect the veteran to fill a bottom-six role with the Predators next season.

October 9, 2020 03:16 PM
Brad Richardson: Will become free agent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richardson (thumb) will be allowed to hit the open market, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.

While Richardson won't be re-signed prior to the opening of free agency Friday, the Coyotes appear to still have interest in bringing him back into the fold if the price is right. The 34-year-old center has reached the 20-point mark in just one of his previous four seasons, so fantasy players shouldn't be banking on him producing at high levels offensively.

August 21, 2020 10:08 PM
Coyotes' Brad Richardson: Will require offseason surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richardson suffered a thumb injury during the playoffs that will require offseason surgery, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.

They Coyotes have yet to release an expected timetable for Richardson's recovery, but at this point there's no reason to believe he won't be ready when next season's training camp opens in mid-November. Richardson will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and at 35 years old, it remains to be seen how much interest he'll draw on the open market. The 2003 fifth-round pick notched 11 points in 59 regular-season contests before adding two goals and an assist in nine playoff games while skating in a fourth-line role for Arizona.

August 7, 2020 08:24 PM
Coyotes' Brad Richardson: Unlikely playoff hero
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richardson scored the overtime, and series, winner during Friday's 4-3 victory over the Predators in Game 4 of their Stanley Cup Qualifier.

The 35-year-old grinder scored only six goals and 11 points in 59 games during the regular season and came into Friday with zero points in three games during the series, but Richardson found himself in the right place at the right time a little over five minutes into the extra period, banging home his own rebound to send Arizona into the next round. If Coyotes fans are looking for a good omen, here it is -- the last time Richardson scored a postseason goal came in the first round of the 2012 playoffs for the Kings, and they went on to hoist the Stanley Cup.

July 14, 2020 05:24 AM
Coyotes' Brad Richardson: Hits ice Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richardson (groin) took part in Monday's Phase 3 training camp practice, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.

Richardson underwent surgery back in mid-May after playing through the injury for much of the season. It seems the extra time off afforded the center the opportunity to get healthy. The veteran center should be expected to take on a bottom-six role when the club faces off with Nashville on Aug. 2.

May 19, 2020 12:12 PM
Coyotes' Brad Richardson: Recovering from surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richardson underwent groin and hip surgery two days after the season was paused in mid-March, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.

Richardson has evidently been playing through pain in his back and core throughout the season due to issues with his groin and hips, which at least can partly explain the steep drop-off in production he's experienced this season (six goals, 11 points) after racking up 19 goals and 27 points in 66 games a year ago. The 35-year-old pivot believes he'd likely be skating at this point if he had access to Arizona's training facility, and that he could be ready to play within a few weeks from a health standpoint, so if/when the NHL season resumes, he should be ready to rock.

February 26, 2020 12:12 AM
Coyotes' Brad Richardson: Converts for shorthanded tally
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richardson scored a shorthanded goal on four shots in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Panthers.

Richardson converted on a pass from Vinnie Hinostroza to put the Coyotes up 1-0 at 14:16 of the first period. This was the only puck to get behind Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. Richardson has scored in consecutive outings and now has six tallies and 10 points in 55 games this season. The goal was the first shorthanded point of the year for the penalty-killing forward.

February 2, 2020 12:40 AM
Coyotes' Brad Richardson: Starting to chip in more
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richardson (lower body) scored a goal on three shots and won 10 of 13 (76.9 percent) faceoffs in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to Chicago.

Richardson got the Coyotes on the board with a rebound goal midway through the second period. It was only his fourth goal of the season, but three of those have come over eight games since the New Year. The 34-year-old scored a career-high 19 goals a year ago but got off to a brutal start in 2019-20 with just one goal in his first 35 games. Richardson appears to be figuring things out since Christmas but still does not offer much fantasy appeal.

February 1, 2020 07:40 PM
Coyotes' Brad Richardson: On ice for warmups
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richardson (lower body) took part in warmup and is expected to play Saturday against Chicago, Richard Morin of The Arizona Republic reports.

Richardson returns after missing the last four games with a lower-body injury. With only three goals and three assists in 42 games this season, the 34-year-old's return to Arizona's lineup doesn't change fantasy lineups all that much.

January 28, 2020 04:00 PM
Coyotes' Brad Richardson: Closing in on return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to coach Rick Tocchet, Richardson (lower body) is close to being cleared for contact, Alexander Kinkopf of the Coyotes' official website reports.

It's safe to assume Richardson won't be available for Wednesday's matchup with the Ducks, but the veteran forward should be ready to rejoin the lineup sooner rather than later. The 34-year-old's impending return will bolster the Coyotes' depth up front, but it won't impact any fantasy lineups, as he's only picked up six points in 42 games this campaign.

January 16, 2020 01:32 PM
Coyotes' Brad Richardson: Surfaces on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richardson (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

Richardson won't be available Thursday against Vancouver or Saturday against Edmonton, but he'll be eligible to return following the All-Star break Jan. 29 against the Ducks. Either way, the veteran forward has only picked up six points in 42 games this campaign, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to track his status.

January 15, 2020 02:52 PM
Coyotes' Brad Richardson: Sitting out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richardson (lower body) won't play in Thursday's game versus the Canucks, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.

Richardson exited Tuesday's win over the Sharks with an injury, and it will keep him out of this divisional clash. The veteran center went pointless with a minus-6 rating over the previous five contests. Michael Chaput was recalled from AHL Tucson and is expected to fill Richardson's fourth-line center role.

January 14, 2020 11:12 PM
Coyotes' Brad Richardson: Suffers injury Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richardson (lower body) will not return to Tuesday's game versus the Sharks, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.

It's not clear how Richardson suffered the injury, which occurred in the second period. He skated 8:33 and blocked a shot in the game before his exit. Richardson's absence will affect the Coyotes on the ice more than it will in fantasy. Expect Christian Fischer to enter the lineup if Richardson is forced to miss games.

January 4, 2020 11:08 PM
Coyotes' Brad Richardson: Scores in consecutive games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richardson potted a goal, dished two hits and went plus-2 in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Flyers.

Richardson opened the scoring at 12:33 of the first period, the first of four straight Coyotes goals in the first 40 minutes. The 34-year-old has goals in back-to-back games now, but he's at only six points in 37 appearances overall. With a bottom-six role, Richardson won't often factor into the offense much, and it's virtually impossible for him match the 27-point output he had in 2018-19.

January 3, 2020 01:36 PM
Coyotes' Brad Richardson: Breaks out of slump with GWG
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richardson scored a goal on two shots and had two PIM in a 4-2 win versus Anaheim on Thursday.

Richardson's second goal of the season, which came just under seven minutes into the third period, stood as the game-winner for the Coyotes. The 34-year-old hadn't scored in his last eight games, although that's a minor skid compared to his season-opening 26-game drought. Richardson scored a career-high 19 goals in 66 games last year, but he has shown no indication of rediscovering that touch in 2019-20.

December 13, 2019 12:04 AM
Coyotes' Brad Richardson: Pots first goal of 2019-20
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richardson scored a goal on two shots and was plus-2 in Thursday's 5-2 win over Chicago.

The 34-year-old finally netted his first goal of the season, deflecting a Jacob Chychrun shot late in the first period to extend Arizona's lead to 3-0. It was Richardson's first goal since the 2018-19 regular-season finale. Never known for his offensive abilities, Richardson did nonetheless score a career-high 19 goals in 66 games last season. That's obviously not happening again this year.

November 9, 2019 11:20 PM
Coyotes' Brad Richardson: Limited ice time in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richardson (upper body) recorded four hits and one shot with a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 4-3 loss to Minnesota.

The 34-year-old was back in the lineup after missing seven games and logged a team-low 15 shifts and 10:55 of ice time. He did tie for the team lead in hits, which is about what you can expect on a nightly basis from the bottom-six role player.

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