Brad Richards C CHI 2 weeks ago

Richards recorded the game-winning goal in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Rangers.

Richards found the back of the net midway through the third period, and that was all Hawks goalie Scott Darling would need to seal up the victory. Richards' production had been fading fast for about a month, but he's been much more effective since the team acquired Antoine Vermette at the trade deadline. Richards now has three points in his last four games, as his move to the third line has allowed him to feast off opponents' third pairings.

Brad Richards C CHI 3 weeks ago

Richards registered his 900th career point while also breaking a goal drought with a third-period game-winner against Arizona on Thursday.

Richards had not scored a goal since January 11, one of the longest power shortages in his long career. Unless he goes on a tear in the final 30 days of the season, Richards will have one of his worst goal productions. With Thursday's goal, he has 10 on the season while registering 20 goals last season.

Brad Richards C CHI 1 month ago

Richards tallied an assist in Tuesday's shootout win over the Panthers, marking just his third point in the month of February.

Brought in during the offseason to solidify the second-line center spot for the Blackhawks, Richards hasn't taken the role as the team anticipated. He's endured multiple lengthy scoring dry spells and has contributed nine goals and 23 assists in 58 games, which would put him on track to fall below the 50-point mark for just the second full season of his career. With linemate Patrick Kane (upper body) likely to miss the rest of the season, Richards' chances of picking up his scoring production don't figure to be strong.

Brad Richards C CHI 2 months ago

Richards collected an assist in Friday's 2-1 overtime win over the Jets.

Month-to-month inconsistency has marred Richards' season thus far, as he's delivered double-digit point totals in both November and January but registered only seven points combined in October and December. Friday's outing will allow him to get off to a good start in February, but it's tough to trust him outside of mid-sized or deeper leagues at this juncture.

Brad Richards C CHI 2 months ago

Richards contributed two assists and a plus-2 rating to the cause in Tuesday's 6-1 rout of Arizona.

He'd gone minus-3 without a point over the last two games, so this is a nice bounce back for Richards, whose scoring has been highly inconsistent lately. It's been multi-point effort or bust for him over the last nine games, as he's been held off the scoresheet five times, but has a combined nine points in the other four contests.

Brad Richards C CHI 3 months ago

Richards scored and added an assist in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Wild.

Richards hasn't had his best season, but he's been getting on the scoresheet more consistently of late as he's picked up eight points in his last seven games. The 34-year-old is on pace for right around 50 points, so he represents a good option in deeper formats.

Brad Richards C CHI 3 months ago

Richards handed out a trio of helpers in Thursday's win over the Wild -- one on a power play, one at even strength and one on an empty-netter.

A nice effort by Richards, who's picked up five points in the last three games after netting just a single point in the prior nine. Offense has come in fits and starts for the grizzled vet, whose fantasy utility is best confined to deeper formats.

Brad Richards C CHI 3 months ago

Richards scored his eighth goal of the season, had an assist, and fired four shots on goal in Sunday's win over Dallas.

Richards now has 21 points in 36 games, to go with an impressive plus-10 rating. The second-line center has two goals in three games since returning from an upper-body injury, recording 10 shots on goal in that span. The former Ranger should land in the 45-50 point range this season, making him a dependable option in deeper formats.

Brad Richards C CHI 3 months ago

Richards (upper body) nabbed a goal in his return to the lineup Monday versus the Predators.

Richards had missed the previous three games with the injury, but came through for the Blackhawks on Monday, getting the team on the board to overcome a 3-0 deficit. In spite of his successes in his return to the lineup, Richards will continue to notice a significant downgrade in ice time with the Blackhawks compared to what he noticed a year earlier. Don't expect the production he provides to match his brand name.

Brad Richards C CHI 3 months ago

Richards (upper body) will play Monday against the Predators, ESPN Chicago reports.

Richards participated in the Blackhawks' practice Sunday, skating on the second line with Kris Versteeg and Patrick Kane. Over 33 games this season, Richards has tallied six goals and 12 assists with a plus-9 rating. It will be interesting to see what the Blackhawks decide to do with the lines Monday when Richards returns, but Patrick Sharp was not among the top six forwards Sunday, making him the likely candidate for demotion.