Yandle was officially bought out by Florida on Thursday.
Yandle ended the year bogged down in a 42-game goal drought during which he still managed to generated 16 assists. The veteran blueliner will be looking to extend his ironman streak but will have to do so with his fourth NHL club having previously played for the Coyotes, Rangers and Panthers.
Yandle will be a healthy scratch for Saturday's Game 4 versus Tampa Bay, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
Yandle picked up two assists in Game 1 against the Lightning, but he's been a defensive liability all season, so he may be watching from the press box more often than not going forward. The 34-year-old blueliner has picked up 27 points while posting a minus-8 rating through 56 contests this campaign.
Yandle is a healthy scratch Thursday for Game 3 against Tampa Bay, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Yandle produced a pair of assists in Game 1 but was held scoreless in just 13:43 of ice time in Game 2. The Panthers rolled with seven defensemen in Game 2 but dressed six Thursday to accommodate the return of Sam Bennett from suspension. It'll be interesting to see if Yandle returns Saturday for Game 4.
Yandle notched two assists in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Lightning in Game 1.
Yandle only saw 16:10 of ice time, but he was able to help out on goals by Aleksander Barkov (power play) and Carter Verhaeghe (even strength) in the first period. The 34-year-old Yandle should be a steady veteran presence on the third pairing. He racked up 27 points (18 on the power play) in 56 regular-season outings.
Yandle produced two assists -- including a power-play helper -- in Monday's 5-4 overtime win over the Stars.
Yandle was clutch in this contest, particularly when he delivered the primary assist to captain Aleksander Barkov in overtime and on the man advantage. The Ironman managed his first multi-point game since March 6, though Yandle has five box-score multipliers on the season.
Yandle recorded a power-play assist and six shots on goal in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Predators.
Yandle set up Aleksander Barkov's first-period marker in Tuesday's high-scoring battle. The 34-year-old Yandle has just four assists in 15 games in April. For the season, he's at 24 points (17 on the power play), 102 shots on net and a minus-10 rating in 51 appearances.
Yandle produced an assist and five shots on goal in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Stars.
Yandle set up Radko Gudas' tally in the second period to give the Panthers a 2-1 lead. The 34-year-old Yandle snapped a five-game point drought with the assist. The Massachusetts native is up to 22 points, 82 shots on net and a minus-6 rating through 43 appearances. He's seen a reduced role on the second pairing, but 15 of his 22 points have come with the man advantage. That's enough to keep him on the fantasy radar.
Yandle picked up a helper in a 6-3 win over the Blackhawks on Monday.
Thirteen of Yandle's 18 points this season have come with the man advantage, as he has become almost entirely a power-play specialist. Still, he has fantasy value as long as he remains on the team's first power-play unit.
Yandle was good for two assists -- including a man-advantage helper -- en route to a 6-2 win over the Predators on Saturday.
The Panthers have clawed their way to the league's sixth-ranked power play with a 26.5 conversion percentage. Yandle heavily factors into the equation, as he's already at one goal and 10 apples on the man advantage through 23 games. A terrific skater with superb puck-moving skills, Yandle is ol' reliable for fantasy managers abound.
Yandle scored the game-winning goal in Monday's 3-1 victory over the Stars.
The veteran blueliner blasted the puck past Anton Khudobin late in the second period, one of Yandle's four shots on the night to go along with two blocked shots, a hit and a plus-1 rating. He's up to three goals and 13 points through 17 games, a pace which would have him headed for a career scoring high over a full 82-game schedule.
Yandle picked up three assists, one on the power play, in Friday's 7-2 win over the Red Wings.
He notched two helpers in the first period and the third in the third, as Yandle snapped out of a mini-drought that had seen him produce only two points (both assists) over the prior seven games. On the season, the veteran blueliner is proving he can still be an offensive asset with two goals and 12 points in 15 contests.
Yandle recorded two power-play assists in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Red Wings.
The veteran defenseman seemed to be on the verge of losing his spot in the game-day lineup at the beginning of the season, but all Yandle has done since is score two goals and six points in six games out of the gate. with all but one of the goals coming on the power play. His role at even strength has been scaled back, but as long as Yandle is a key man when Florida has the man advantage, he'll be a valuable fantasy asset.
Yandle scored a power-play goal with one second left in the first period during Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Red Wings.
Despite almost being a healthy scratch to start the season, Yandle has four points through the Panthers' first five games -- three of which have come on the power play. Yandle remains on the team's third pairing, but he will still collect points as long as he remains on the team's top power-play unit.
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.
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