Jiri Tlusty C WPG 1 month ago

Tlusty scored a goal in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Canucks.

Tlusty hasn't done much offensively since being acquired by Winnipeg in late February, but has now registered a point in two straight contests. He's still locked into a third-line role at the moment. However, if his recent production is a sign of things to come, the 27-year-old may be in line for some additional ice time going forward.

Jiri Tlusty C WPG 1 month ago

Tlusty picked up an assist in Monday's win over the Oilers.

The 27-year-old hasn't provided much of an impact since being acquired by the Jets in late February. Over 11 games with his new team, Tlusty is still searching for his first goal and has produced only four assists and 15 shot attempts. Locked into a third-line role at the moment, Tlusty doesn't project to see much of an uptick in his offensive totals over the final stretch of the regular season.

Jiri Tlusty C WPG 2 months ago

Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff hinted that Tlusty may get some ice time with one of the Jets' two power-play units, Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.

Cheveldayoff stated "He's (Tlusty) got the ability to play on the power-play, he can score some goals but there's a checking side to Jiri as well that Paul (Maurice) knows well from his time with him." Tlusty is a versatile player, and can play as a left or right winger. With Blake Wheeler (knee) and Mathieu Perreault (lower body) still recovering from injury, Tlusty's versatility, as well as his history with Jets head coach Paul Maurice from his days with the Canes and Leafs, make him a candidate to immediately slot into one of the Jets' two power-play units. Tlusty has only tallied 23 points in 52 games with the Hurricanes this season, however, he'll likely be inserted into Winnipeg's top-six group of forwards right away, and if he can see some additional ice-time on the power-play, he'll be an intriguing pickup going forward.

Jiri Tlusty C WPG 2 months ago

The Jets acquired Tlusty from the Hurricanes on Wednesday in exchange for a 2016 third-round draft pick and a conditional 2015 sixth-round draft pick.

The Jets were in the market for a winger after Blake Wheeler (knee) hit IR and Mathieu Perreault (lower body) suffered a likely season-ending injury, and it appears they may have found their man in Tlusty. The 26-year-old winger had managed 23 points and a minus-17 rating in 52 games with the Hurricanes, but he figures to notice improvement in both categories with the move to Winnipeg. There's a strong possibility the team will insert him in their top-six group of forwards right away, putting his fantasy value clearly on the rise.

Jiri Tlusty C WPG 2 months ago

Tlusty notched a pair of assists in Friday's win over Toronto.Tlusty now has points in back-to-back games and is up to 13 goals and 23 points in 50 games on the season. While the 26-year-old is skating on the top line with Eric Staal, he's been brutally inconsistent this season, making him unappealing in shallower fantasy leagues.

Jiri Tlusty C WPG 2 months ago

Tlusty scored the only goal for the Hurricanes in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Islanders.Tlusty took a perfect pass from Eric Staal right in front of the net for his 13th goal this campaign. Tlusty, a former first-round pick, could reach 20 goals by the time the season is said and done, but the Hurricanes are allowing too many scores while he's on the ice, as evidenced by his minus-16 rating. Tlusty's value is most apparent in deep fantasy leagues.

Jiri Tlusty C WPG 2 months ago

Tlusty scored his team's only goal in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Islanders.Tlusty now has 13 goals and 21 points on the season, playing on the Canes' first line alongside the Staal brothers, Eric and Jordan. If you can withstand his minus-16 rating (tied for second-worst on the team), Tlusty may be of some use to you in deeper formats.

Jiri Tlusty C WPG 3 months ago

Tlusty returned to practice Thursday, with coach Bill Peters confirming afterward that the forward would be available for Friday's game against the Blues, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

Peters acknowledged that while Tlusty isn't quite feeling 100 percent healthy, he's in good enough condition to play through whatever it is that's ailing him. Tlusty, who has tallied 12 goals and seven assists over 40 games, figures to slot in on his usual top-line spot next to the Staal brothers.

Jiri Tlusty C WPG 3 months ago

Tlusty was absent from Wednesday's practice for what coach Bill Peters described as maintenance purposes.

Tlusty, who scored a goal in Tuesday's win over the Lightning, appeared to take a hard hit into the boards during the contest, resulting in a brief trip to the locker room. While Tlusty was healthy enough to return later in the contest, he's likely still experiencing soreness on some level. He's expected to return to practice Thursday and suit up for Friday's game versus the Blues.

Jiri Tlusty C WPG 3 months ago

Tlusty registered a point for the second consecutive game Tuesday against the Lightning. His third-period goal iced the game and gave the Hurricanes a 4-2 win.

With 19 points in 40 games, Tlusty is still on track to hit the 30-point mark for the fourth consecutive season. He continues to see decent minutes on the Canes' top line alongside the Staal brother - Eric and Jordan - and provides good fantasy value in medium to deeper formats.