Phil Kessel RW TOR 3 days ago

Kessel had a three-assist night against the Senators on Saturday night. It was his first multi-point game since Feb. 26.

Phil hasn't been much of a thrill in 2015, what with the Leafs in an absolute free fall. He has just 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 38 games since the calendar flipped. He's a hard man to sit, but even harder to activate. Next year? Maybe.

Phil Kessel RW TOR 1 week ago

Kesel was held off the scoresheet Monday against Minnesota, but fired six shots and appeared to be more engaged in the play than he has been in months.

This is great news for his beleaguered owners, who have grown frustrated waiting for the talented winger to get back into his scoring ways. Maybe he'll finish with a flourish.

Phil Kessel RW TOR 2 weeks ago

Kessel scored the Leafs' only goal in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Canucks. He notched the snipe on a penalty shot.

It's his 24th of the season, but just his seventh in his last 39 games. Yes, you read that right. He had 17 in his first 31 and appeared to be on track for his first 45 goal season. Now, he'll be lucky to hit 27. He just can't pull himself out of his funk, so reserve him and pray next year will be better.

Phil Kessel RW TOR 3 weeks ago

Kessel picked up an assist in Wednesday's shootout win over Buffalo. He has just five points in his last 14 games.

He's minus-12 and the Leafs have won just four times in that span. The team is struggling and even Phil isn't much of a Thrill, despite all that skill. He's better served on your bench right now.

Phil Kessel RW TOR 1 month ago

Kessel picked up an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the Panthers.

Phil's been less than a thrill lately -- he has just four points in his last 10 games and 10 in 26. Yes, you read that right. That 10 in 26 games is a 32-point pace. He's better than this, but this slump should mean he's picking splinters out of his butt on the fantasy sidelines.

Phil Kessel RW TOR 1 month ago

Kessel scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's win over the Flyers.

It's Phil's first multi-point game since Jan. 9 -- yes, it's been that long. He typically goes on streaks, so pray he does now. This prolonged slump (nine points in 22 games) is making fantasy owners suffer miserably.

Phil Kessel RW TOR 2 months ago

Kessel saw just 12:57 of action in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers. His ice time in the first two periods was under 7:30.He finished minus-4 and was clearly disinterested in backchecking, coasting in straight-legged after goals were scored on James Reimer. So coach Peter Horachek shuffled the sniper to the fourth line. We'll see how long this lasts or if it even registers with the enigmatic winger.

Phil Kessel RW TOR 2 months ago

Kessel fired six shots on net and found twine once in the Leafs' 5-1 win over the Oilers on Saturday night.

He looked more like the Kessel of old during the game. The goal lifted a huge weight off his shoulders and he's now got a point in each of his last two games. The victory snapped an franchise worst 11-game losing streak, so fingers crossed the team starts its climb back up. His owners need that -- he has just six points in his last 16 games.

Phil Kessel RW TOR 2 months ago

Kessel recorded a power-play assist in Friday's loss to the Devils.

Kessel found Tyler Bozak for the Leafs' only goal in their 11th straight loss. The star winger has put just two shots on goal over the last two games and doesn't seem to be playing with much motivation right now. Since the start of January, he's accrued only two goals and three assists over 16 games.

Phil Kessel RW TOR 2 months ago

Kessel snapped a seven-game goal drought with his 20th of the season in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Coyotes.

It was his first even-strength goal since Dec. 16 -- it came against the struggling Mike Smith, who gave Kessel the five hole. Fingers' crossed this is the start of a solid offensive rebound.