Ramblings: Laine Injured; Four Points for Leon and Artemi; Lightning Strikes Four Times – March 21

Michael Clifford

2018-03-21

Dylan Strome was recalled by the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday. They have three games remaining this week, all on the road, in Buffalo, Carolina, and Florida.

You can read his Dobber Prospects profile here.

The third overall pick from 2015 started the season with the big club but was sent to the AHL after just a couple of games. He was called back up in November but sent back after nine games. In those 11 games, he amassed on point.

He did tear up the AHL though with 50 points in 47 games.

Arizona doesn’t score enough that it makes Strome a must-add for the balance of the season other than fantasy rosters where injuries may be piling up. Keep in mind that in his second stint earlier this year, he played 12:30 per game. If they give him that ice time again, it’ll be difficult for him to have any fantasy relevance.

This is more about next season. Can he find some chemistry with guys on the roster? Can he be a shooter or will he be more of a facilitator? We won’t have much of a sample to work with but it’s going to go a long way in determining his September ADP.

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It was confirmed by the Winnipeg Jets that Jacob Trouba indeed has a concussion which was sustained from his hit on Jamie Benn. As with all concussions, there is no timeline for his return.

This guy just can’t catch a break. He was out for two months, returned for two games, and is now back on the shelf. Let’s just hope this isn’t any sort of lingering issue and he can come back as the excellent defenceman that he is.

I would expect a bump in ice time for Josh Morrissey as well as an increase for Dustin Byfuglien.

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On the subject of injuries for defencemen, the season is over for Jason Demers. It has apparently been an injury that he’s been playing with all season and it’s just at the point to shut him down.

Truth be told, it’s incredible the season that Antti Raanta is having given the injuries to his blue line. Demers won’t crack 70 games played now and has apparently been playing injured for a while, Jakob Chychrun missed the first two months of the season, and Niklas Hjalmarsson mi