Antoine Roussel F DAL 2 months ago

Roussel was building on last year's strong sophomore campaign until mid-January when he disappeared. He has just one goal and one assist in the 28 games since January 18.

It's a pretty incredible all-stop for Roussel. In the 44 games prior to this slump he had 11 goals and 11 assists, a pace of .5 points per game, a pace to best a solid 14 goal, 15 assist performance last season. Since those first 44 games, he's averaging .07 points per game. His shots have fallen off too. He started the season averaging 1.55 shots per game and has fallen to 1.14 shots per game in the last 28 games. His ice time hasn't suffered greatly through most of the slump, but it's starting to and unless he finds his scoring touch, you can assume that his ice time is going to stay low.

Antoine Roussel F DAL 3 months ago

Roussel skated at Monday's practice and is on track to return from his two-game suspension Tuesday against St. Louis, NHL.com reports.Roussel was suspended two games for cross-checking Boston's Adam McQuaid last Tuesday. He sat out Friday's win over the Panthers and Saturday's loss to the Avalanche but is expected to return to action Tuesday in St. Louis after skating on his normal line with Cody Eakin and Ryan Garbutt at Monday's session.

Antoine Roussel F DAL 3 months ago

Roussel was suspended two games for cross-checking Adam McQuaid on Tuesday.Suspensions are part of the risk you run with having Roussel on your team. He's a high-emotion player who takes a lot of penalties. It's worth a lot if your league scores penalties, but it could mean you lose him for a few games.

Antoine Roussel F DAL 3 months ago

Roussel will have a discipline hearing Thursday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for his illegal cross-check on the Bruins' Adam McQuaid during Wednesday's game, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.Roussel was ejected less than four minutes into the match for the dirty hit, which earned him a five-minute major penalty and 10-minute game misconduct. The Stars winger has shown a mean streak during his NHL career, as he was fined (but not suspended) earlier this season for punching a defenseless player. While the fact that Roussel's hearing will be over the phone rather than in-person suggests a lengthy banishment is off the table, it wouldn't be a surprise if he was suspended a couple games for his antics.

Antoine Roussel F DAL 5 months ago

Roussel scored and registered two shots in Saturday's 7-1 win over Minnesota.

Roussel has two goals and an assist over his three game point streak. He's also a plus-4 in that time. He's starting to provide value across categories, beyond the fairly reliable number of penalty minutes you're going to get with Roussel.

Antoine Roussel F DAL 5 months ago

Roussel had an assist and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's win over Arizona.

Roussel is providing what owners have hoped for to this point. He's taken a slight step forward in point production from last year's 14 goals and 15 assists. He's on track for 18 goals and 23 assists. Importantly he's getting all the penalty minutes owners hoped for. His 80 minutes on the season rank third in the NHL.

Antoine Roussel F DAL 5 months ago

Roussel potted an empty-net goal -- his seventh marker of the season -- in Wednesday's 2-0 win over the Canucks.

The Stars' resident pest now has 16 points and 50 shots to go with his 62 PIMS, making him relevant in nearly all formats that count PIM this season. Roussel has four points in his last four games after being held off the scoresheet for the previous six, so owners may want to get him back in their lineups if they haven't done so already.

Antoine Roussel F DAL 5 months ago

Roussel dished out a pair of assists in Saturday's win over the Devils.

With 15 points (six goals) in 29 games, Roussel has been a pleasant surprise this season. On track for the first 40-point campaign of his NHL career, the left-winger is a solid secondary scorer in Dallas. Aside from a recent six-game pointless drought, Rousell has been fairly consistent thus far, recording at least one point in 14 of 29 games. With 62 PIM on the season, Roussel is worthy of a look in some deeper leagues.

Antoine Roussel F DAL 5 months ago

Roussel bagged a goal on one of his three shot attempts in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Jets.

The tally ended a 10-game stretch without a goal for the winger, dating all the way back to Nov. 15. Even so, Roussel still has a respectable 13 points in 28 games, and has supplemented that offense with 62 PIM, ranking fifth in the league in that category.

Antoine Roussel F DAL 6 months ago

Roussel picked up a power-play assist and skated 19:05 in Tuesday's win over the Coyotes.

That's three straight games with a helper for Roussel, and two of them have come on the man advantage, where he's now got the benefit of riding shotgun with Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn and Jason Spezza. He saw a full four minutes of power-play time Tuesday.