Ramblings: Updates on Zucker and Hughes; Top Value Performers in Fantasy Hockey – April 7

Michael Clifford

2022-04-07

There was some very good news for Jason Zucker and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday. The former Wild winger was injured in his first game back at the end of March, just an absolutely brutal return for a guy who has his fair share of nicks and scratches these last two years. The good news is as follows:

That he seems good to go is a great sign for him and Pittsburgh both.

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Some less good news for Canucks fans and Quinn Hughes fantasy owners:

With Hughes staying back in Vancouver, he'll miss two games, with the next time Vancouver is at home this Saturday against San Jose. It is a tough break for anyone relying on him at the moment.

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With fantasy playoffs having started this week, if not earlier, in the vast majority of leagues, the fantasy regular season has closed. It was certainly a turbulent year for the NHL and, by extension, fantasy leagues. Anyone that reached their fantasy postseason should give themselves a pat or two on the back. It wasn't easy to steer the ship this year, especially through the holiday stretch.

The actual regular season is still ongoing but there have been lots of articles published at Dobber recently to help fantasy enthusiasts with the balance of the season. There was Brennan Des talking streaks to take advantage of, Peter Ryell with his look at the upcoming schedule, and of course there is Andrew Santillo's 'Looking Ahead' column which looks at players, teams,