Yandle picked up two power-play assists in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over Chicago.
The 34-year-old led the team with nearly four minutes of ice time with the man advantage, and Yandle didn't waste his opportunities to find the score sheet. His role at even strength continues to dwindle, but as long as he's part of the Panthers' top power-play unit, he should retain solid fantasy value.
Yandle scored a goal on three shots and went plus-2 in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Blackhawks.
The league's reigning ironman extended his streak to 867 games, and he rewarded head coach Joel Quenneville's change of heart with a goal. Unfortunately, Yandle took a holding minor that led to a Blackhawks goal, but the Panthers won, so all's well that ends well. Assuming Yandle stays in the lineup, the 34-year-old should see plenty of power-play time despite a third-pairing role at even strength. Fantasy managers may be wary of him falling out of favor with the coaching staff, but he's long been a strong offensive force with five seasons of 50-plus points to his name.
Yandle will play in Sunday's game against the Blackhawks, George Richards of Panthers Press Box reports.
Rumors have been floating recently that head coach Joel Quenneville would scratch Yandle for the season opener, thus ending his ironman streak of 866 straight games without an absence -- the longest active streak in the league. Public pressure and perhaps respect for the ongoing achievement swayed Quenneville to keep Yandle in the lineup, and the 34-year-old blueliner is expected to slot into the second pairing for Sunday's season opener. He produced 45 points over 69 games last year, including 21 on the power play.
Yandle skated with the second group during Sunday's practice, George Richards of Panthers Press Box reports.
Head coach Joel Quenneville split the team into two groups Sunday -- guaranteed lineup locks and guys on the bubble. Yandle landed in the latter group. Quenneville relayed that these groups are fluid and reiterated that he wants to see what the younger defensemen can do. Yandle's $6.35 million cap hit and no-move clause provide plenty of job security -- but it's certainly alarming that he's falling out of favor in Florida. It'll be interesting to see if his training-camp demotion translates into less playing time to start the season.
Yandle notched two assists, one on the power play, during Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Islanders in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
The veteran blueliner did his best to help the Panthers even up the series, but the game was all Isles for the final 30 minutes. With Florida facing elimination Wednesday afternoon, Yandle may need to step up with another strong performance.
Yandle was selected by his peers as the funniest player in the NHL in the NHLPA player poll.
While he may be the league's class clown, Yandle is no slouch on the ice, as he's racked up 45 points in 69 games this season. It's the seventh time in the 33-year-old's career that he's reached the 40-point mark. The blueliner figures to be a top-end fantasy option once the league resumes the 2019-20 campaign.
Yandle picked up two assists in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Yandle now has 40 assists on the season; it's the sixth season in the last seven that he's hit that mark. Yandle remains a strong fantasy defender into his 30s.
Yandle notched a power-play assist, two shots on goal, two blocked shots and a minus-4 rating in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Golden Knights.
Yandle was not great defensively in the contest, but he at least got on the scoresheet. The 33-year-old is at 43 points (21 on the power play), 118 shots and a minus-1 rating through 62 contests this year. Yandle remains an elite producer with the man advantage, but his even-strength numbers as well as his ice time are down significantly in 2019-20.
Yandle picked up two assists in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Devils.
The veteran blueliner had failed to find the scoresheet in seven straight games coming into Tuesday, but Yandle broke out of his slump with a solid performance. On the season, he now has five goals and 41 points through 56 games -- the seventh straight campaign in which he's topped the 40-point mark and the 10th of his career.
Yandle potted a goal and dished three assists in Monday's 5-4 win over the Wild.
Yandle had his best game of the season Monday. The defenseman opened the scoring in the first period and continued to play well throughout. He's up to 39 points (five tallies, 34 helpers), 97 shots on goal and a plus-5 rating in 48 contests. The 33-year-old remains as one of the best point producers on the blue line, especially with a large role on the top power-play unit, where he had one of his assists.
Yandle picked up an assist in a 5-2 loss to the Coyotes on Tuesday.
Yandle's quick shot from the point was directed in by Noel Acciari for the Panthers' first goal of the game. Over his last eight games, Yandle has only managed three points while recording a minus-8 rating. The offense has been there for the 33-year-old -- 33 points in 43 games -- but he has struggled in his own zone. Head coach Joel Quenneville has dropped his average ice time down over two minutes to 20:20 compared to last season's 22:27.
Yandle dished out two assists and had one hit in Thursday's 6-3 win over Ottawa.
Both of Yandle's assists came with the man advantage, giving him 15 power-play helpers on the season. Yandle hasn't scored a goal in eight games and he owns a minus-6 rating in his last five, but he's been plenty productive overall this season with four goals and 32 points in 40 games.
Yandle couldn't find the scoresheet in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Canadiens.
Despite the Panthers scoring 11 goals during the weekend back-to-back, Yandle walked away with a minus-2 rating and no points. The 33-year-old veteran has been streaky this year and has seen the fourth-lowest average ice time of his career (20:30), but he is still on pace for a career-high 65 points.
Yandle registered and a goal and an assist with three shots and two blocks in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Bruins.
Both of Yandle's points came in the third period with Florida attempting to erase a 3-0 deficit. He set up Mark Pysyk's goal early in the frame to get the Panthers on the board, then scored his fourth goal of the year midway through the period. Yandle has reached the scoresheet in six of his last eight games, with two goals and eight assists during that stretch.
Yandle finished Sunday's 5-1 win over the Sharks with two points, both coming on Florida power plays.
Yandle's first box score scribble came in the form of a power-play goal, Yandle's third goal of 2019-20. The defenseman picked up his second point of the night with an assist on Brett Connolly's power-play goal midway through the third. Yandle's 23 assists place him second among defensemen. John Carlson leads all blueliners with 32 helpers.
Yandle put up two assists in Saturday's 4-1 victory over Columbus.
Yandle has six assists during a four-game point streak. And 24 points in 28 games. Yandle continues to skate toward his best offensive season ever.
Yandle picked up an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Wild.
Yandle has four helpers over the last three games, bringing his point total to 22 in 27 games. He also tallied five shots and a minus-3 rating in 24:56 of ice time in Tuesday's contest. After starting off the season with limited ice time, Yandle has seen over 23 minutes in each of the last four games -- something he only did three times in his first 23 games.
Yandle had two assists and one shot with two PIM in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to Washington.
Yandle drew the primary assists on Florida's first and last goals in this one, halting a four-game point skid. The 33-year-old is enjoying another fine offensive season, contributing 18 assists and 20 points in 25 games.
Yandle dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Jets.
Yandle capitalized on a matchup against Winnipeg's vulnerable penalty kill, notching his ninth power-play point of the season. The veteran blueliner has 15 points overall through 19 games, including seven in his last four.
Yandle scored a goal and two assists, with one helper coming on the power play, in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Bruins.
Boston scored four times in the second period to take a 4-0 lead, but Florida turned the tables in the third by scoring four unanswered goals of its own, and Yandle's tally tied the game with 99 seconds remaining in regulation. The veteran blueliner has points in six of the last seven games, and on the season he's collected two goals and 13 points in 18 contests -- with eight of those points (one goal, seven helpers) coming on the power play.
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