Ramblings: The Senators Banged Up, Mrazek Heating Up, Toffoli Stumbling (Feb 20)

steve laidlaw

2017-02-20

Ramblings: The Senators Banged Up, Mrazek Heating Up, Toffoli Stumbling and more.

The Senators are headed to injury hell.

Bobby Ryan is out with a finger injury. It’s the same finger that cost him a week earlier this season but it sounds like it could cost him even more time:

Check out Ryan’s numbers since the Sens acquired him:

That is a linear decline from above-average to average. Average is fine, by the way. Ryan was able to maintain fantasy relevance through this decline because the Sens used him on their top PP unit. He has had no such advantage this season dropping from 2:52 with the man-advantage to 2:14. Without top unit usage he’s going to have a tough time staying relevant beyond deep leagues.

The hand injury has clearly played a part in Ryan’s declining shot total. He had 33 SOG through the first 15 games – a 180-shot pace that would nearly match last season’s 183 – but that dropped off right around the time of his first injury.

They don’t even have the depth to deal with Ryan’s injury but last night they also lost Mark Stone, Tommy Wingels and Mike Hoffman.

Stone left the game after getting clipped in the head by Jacob Trouba:

Trouba is looking at some supplemental dis