Scottie Upshall RW FLA 2 months ago

Upshall (hand) will be back in the lineup Saturday against the Lightning, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

Upshall missed the previous two games with the injury. He'll draw back in for Shawn Thornton on Saturday, but that shouldn't really move the needle for his fantasy prospects. With just 15 points this season and a fourth-line role in tow, Upshall offers little upside at this point.

Scottie Upshall RW FLA 2 months ago

Upshall (upper body) will not play Thursday against the Hurricanes, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

There was some hope Upshall might play after he was able to skate with the team Thursday morning, but his absence from pregame warmups suggests he'll sit out a second straight contests. Shawn Thornton will stick in the lineup with Upshall unavailable.

Scottie Upshall RW FLA 2 months ago

Upshall (upper body) skated Thursday morning, but it's unclear if he'll play later in the evening against the Hurricanes, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

The injury prevented Upshall from suiting up Tuesday against the Bruins, and although it appears he's at least a little bit healthier now, his status remains uncertain heading into Thursday's game. If Upshall is ruled out for another contest, Shawn Thornton will slot in as the right wing on the Panthers' fourth line.

Scottie Upshall RW FLA 2 months ago

Upshall will miss Tuesday's game against the Bruins due to an upper-body injury, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

The team didn't provide word of Upshall's injury until the Panthers took pregame warmups Tuesday, so the winger should be viewed as day-to-day until more information regarding the severity of his ailment is revealed. The 31-year-old Upshall has never been much of a fantasy asset with no 40-point seasons on his resume, but he's fallen off of a cliff in 2014-15. He's managed only eight goals and 15 points across 60 games.

Scottie Upshall RW FLA 2 months ago

Upshall found the back of the net for his eighth goal of the season in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Red Wings.

After being scratched last week, it's good to see Upshall score his first goal since Feb. 28. Upshall's presence on the fourth line and limited ice time makes him a risky fantasy play as he doesn't pick up penalty minutes nor does he take a lot of shots, making his value tied directly to his scoring. After a career-high 37 points last season, Upshall has just 15 this season, which falls more in line with his totals from earlier in his career. He has limited fantasy value barring a hot streak.

Scottie Upshall RW FLA 2 months ago

Upshall will be scratched for Thursday's game against the Jets, David Dwork of CBS Miami reports.

Upshall had been a mainstay of the fourth line, but wasn't logging much ice time. His 14 points (seven goals and seven assists) is one of the lower totals for forwards that play daily. If Upshall is scratched on a regular basis, his fantasy value drops considerably, and he is only worth a roster spot in the deepest of leagues to begin with.

Scottie Upshall RW FLA 3 months ago

Upshall netted his seventh goal of the season, the game winner, against the Sabres on Saturday.

This was Upshall's second goal in four games after not scoring a goal since Dec. 28. He is not a high volume shooter, nor does he pick up penalty minutes and has seen inconsistent amounts of ice time, logging only 10:42 on Saturday, and as a result has limited fantasy value.

Scottie Upshall RW FLA 3 months ago

Upshall scored the team's lone goal in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Penguins.

Upshall's tally ends a 21 game drought without a goal, and though he's gotten on the scoresheet in just two of his last 15 games, they've both been in his last three contests. Still, the winger has just 13 points in 44 games and sports a minus-3 rating, so his fantasy value is restricted to the deepest formats.

Scottie Upshall RW FLA 3 months ago

Upshall notched an assist and posted a plus-1 in Thursday's shootout win over the Canadiens.Upshall scored his first point since Jan. 11 and has struggled offensively this season. After a career high 37 points last season, which included 15 goals and 22 assists, Upshall has just 12 points this season. He has minimal fantasy value unless he can string together good performances consistently.

Scottie Upshall RW FLA 3 months ago

Upshall took three shots on goal in Tuesday night's win over the Maple Leafs.Upshall has just one point since he scored his last goal on Dec. 28. The 31-year-old is not a high-volume shooter and doesn't pick up penalty minutes and as a result has limited fantasy value.