Bryan Rust: The Penguins picked up some wins and so did Rust in terms of fantasy value. Rust plays a very similar style game to Patric Hornqvist, realistically when Hornqvist age starts to show they will not need to worry about replacing him. Rust had himself a big week collecting 4 goals and 2 assists (two game winning goals) in four games this week. Rust has now tallied 8 goals in the last seven games. On the year he has 9 goals and 9 assists. This is a player you will won’t to monitor all year.
Brad Marchand: Marchand is probably happy to have Patrice Bergeron back, the first game back with Bergeron Marchand collected 1 goal and 2 assists, on the week Marchand had 2 goals and 6 assists. Marchand now has 12 goals and 29 assists on the year.
Cam Atkinson: The Blue Jackets only 20 goal scorer and top forward is doing what he does best. Atkinson scored 4 goals this week in four games, two coming vs Philadelphia. Atkinson now has 23 goals and 15 assists on the year. It seems like a 40-goal year for Atkinson.
Morgan Reilly: What a week for Reilly, he sure is making his case for the Norris heard this year. Reilly had 3 goals and 6 assists in four games this week, picking up 4 assists vs Florida and a point or more in every game this week. Reilly has tallied a point in every game for the last 12 games besides one. Reilly now has 13 goals and 31 assists on the year.
Andrea Johnsson: With Zach Hyman hitting the injured reserve (IR) Johnsson was playing with John Tavares and Mitch Marner, picking up more minutes and a bigger role. On the week Johnsson had one goal and 3 assists in four games this week. Johnsson had all four points come in the last two games of the week. He now has 8 goals and 9 assists on the year.
Jordan Eberle: To snap a six-game drought, Eberle collect a goal and an assist vs Colorado (Dec. 17th), on the week Eberle had one goal and three assists. Eberle went pointless in the Islanders Sunday game vs Dallas but he picked up a point or more in every game from Dec. 17th to December 20th. Eberle now has 7 goals and 10 assists on the year.
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