Patrick Wiercioch D OTT 3 weeks ago

Wiercioch has stated that he will report to Team Canada for the IIHF World Championship to be held in the Czech Republic, reports TSN Canada. The IIHF World Championship tournament results play a key role in determining the seeding of Team Canada for the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea.

The fourth-year defenseman led the Senators in both goals and points in their first round matchup with the Canadiens. Wiercioch notched two goals and two assists in the six-game series loss to Montreal, a team that arguably has the best active NHL goalie in Carey Price. Look for Wiercioch to continue to develop as an offensive defenseman in the IIHF World Championship and into next year's NHL season.

Patrick Wiercioch D OTT 4 weeks ago

Wiercioch supplied the game-winning goal in Friday's Game 5 victory over the Canadiens.

While he's not on the level of star defenseman Erik Karlsson, Wiercioch has emerged as a steady offensive presence from the blue line. Through five games, he's compiled two goals and two assists, with three of those points coming on the power play. He should make for a great value option in daily formats for the remainder of the series.

Patrick Wiercioch D OTT 1 month ago

Wiercioch produced two power-play assists in Wednesday's Game 1 loss to the Canadiens.

Chalk this up as a surprise performance from Wiercioch, who had 10 assists in 56 games during the regular season. While he's never been a huge threat handling the puck, Wiercioch carries an all-around game that opponents would be remiss to ignore.

Patrick Wiercioch D OTT 2 months ago

Wiercioch netted the game-winning overtime goal in Thursday's victory over the Senators.

Wiercioch's third marker of the season came with just 17 seconds remaining in the extra period. He possesses more offensive upside than most of the Sens' blue line corps not named Erik Karlsson, but with only 13 points in 51 games, most of that potential has yet to be realized.

Patrick Wiercioch D OTT 2 months ago

Wiercioch scored his second goal of the year Tuesday, tallying on the power play in a 2-1 overtime win against Carolina.

Wiercioch has seen his ice time and productivity spike recently, as he's collected four points (two of them on the power play) and four PIM over the last five games. He's flashed offensive potential in college and at the AHL level, and although he still has a modest 11 points to show for this season, his upside down the stretch and moving forward to next year should be quite intriguing to fantasy owners.

Patrick Wiercioch D OTT 2 months ago

Wiercioch collected an assist in Friday's win over the Islanders.

Wiercioch has notched assists in each of the last three games and appears to have locked himself in as a lineup mainstay after often serving as a healthy scratch under previous coach Paul MacLean. The 24-year-old has always shown flashes of offensive upside, and with his role now seemingly secure, he may be able to put up points with enough frequency to return value in deeper leagues.

Patrick Wiercioch D OTT 3 months ago

Wiercioch picked up an assist and attempted three shots in Tuesday's win over the Sabres.Though he's shown flashes of offensive upside in the past, Wiercioch has been limited to just five points over 29 games this season. Much of that can probably be attributed to the fact that he simply hasn't received consistent run in the Sens' lineup; Tuesday's appearance was just his fourth since Jan. 15. Cody Ceci sat out Tuesday to accommodate Wiercioch's return to the lineup, but that doesn't figure to become a common arrangement under coach Dave Cameron.

Patrick Wiercioch D OTT 4 months ago

Wiercioch will be out of the lineup Saturday against the Coyotes.

Chris Phillips will step in to replace Wiercioch on the Sens' third pairing. Wiercioch's scoring has taken a dive this season after he tallied a respectable 23 points in 53 games in 2013-14. He's only mustered a goal and four points over his 24 contests thus far.

Patrick Wiercioch D OTT 5 months ago

Wiercioch (undisclosed) will play Monday against the Capitals, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

Wiercioch missed the previous three games due to the undisclosed injury, but he will return for Tuesday's contest, knocking Chris Phillips out.

Patrick Wiercioch D OTT 5 months ago

Wiercioch (undisclosed) is considered doubtful to play Wednesday against the Devils, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

Wiercioch skipped Tuesday's practice due to the injury, which he likely acquired at some point during Monday's shootout loss to the Sabres. Chris Phillips, who had been a healthy scratch the previous two games, is expected to draw back into Wednesday's lineup in place of the ailing Wiercioch.