Shawn Horcoff C DAL 2 weeks ago

Stars GM Jim Nill announced Friday that the team will not re-sign Horcoff.

Nill acknowledged that Horcoff wants a significant role with a team and that they can't give that to him next season due to their focus on the young core. Horcoff will be 37 at the start of next season and while he will likely find another job, his fantasy utility will continue to dwindle.

Shawn Horcoff C DAL 3 months ago

Horcoff (illness) returned to the lineup Monday against the Sharks, logging 10:32 of ice time while spending six more in the penalty box.

The illness kept Horcoff out of action for the last two contests. He replaced Valeri Nichushkin, who was made a healthy scratch Tuesday.

Shawn Horcoff C DAL 3 months ago

Horcoff (illness) is expected to miss Saturday's game against the Predators, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Horcoff will sit for a second straight contest while he remains under the weather. The Stars will hope that the extra time off to recover will have Horcoff ready to go for Monday's tilt with the Sharks.

Shawn Horcoff C DAL 3 months ago

Horcoff (illness) is unlikely to play in Friday's game against the Blues, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.

While doubtful for Friday, Horcoff has a better chance to return for Saturday's game against Nashville. If he also misses that one, his next opportunity to play will come Monday in San Jose.

Shawn Horcoff C DAL 3 months ago

Horcoff missed Thursday's practice due to an illness, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.

The Stars will check back in on Horcoff's condition Friday morning before determining if he'll be fit to play later that evening against the Blues. Horcoff has 11 goals and 28 points across 73 games this season.

Shawn Horcoff C DAL 3 months ago

Horcoff provided a power-play goal in Saturday's win over the Blackhawks, giving him four points in his last five games.

The Stars have won all four of those contests in which Horcoff has tallied a point, revitalizing the team's fading playoff hopes. Horcoff's totals of 11 goals and 27 points over 68 games this season shouldn't provide reason to add him in most leagues, but those in very deep formats may want to take a look at the forward while he remains hot.

Shawn Horcoff C DAL 4 months ago

Horcoff picked up an assist and scored an unassisted goal Thursday in a shootout win over Florida.

The points snapped a five-game scoreless skid that separated Thursday from Horcoff's last two-point performance, Feb. 21 against Detroit. As he doesn't contribute terribly significantly in any fantasy category, Horcoff isn't of much use outside the deepest of leagues.

Shawn Horcoff C DAL 4 months ago

Horcoff scored his second power-play goal of the season and had an assist in Saturday's loss to Detroit.It was just Horcoff's second multi-point game of the season and his first points in eight games. While he's got 21 points in 55 games, Horcoff is skating on the fourth line and is no longer the 50-point producer he once was.

Shawn Horcoff C DAL 6 months ago

Horcoff added an assist in Dallas' 5-4 win over Ottawa on Tuesday.

Horcoff now has points in three straight games. His ice time has been all over the place recently from 9:42 to 18:32, so while owners may enjoy those points, he's not producing across the board. He's playing well right now, but Horcoff just is what he is, even when he's producing. His offensive production is inconsistent and his usage could change dramatically in any game since he's a veteran who is steady for coach Lindy Ruff, but has a very limited upside.

Shawn Horcoff C DAL 6 months ago

Horcoff had an assist and logged a season-high 18:32 of ice time in Saturday's loss to the Avalanche.

Horcoff remains a player who only has value in deeper leagues, but he's been producing a lot more recently and is getting increased responsibility, as we saw in Saturday's game. In the last five years he has a high of 34 points in a season. He's on pace to get close to that this season and has been heating up lately. He has two goals and four assists in his last nine games. Don't mistake "he's heating up" for "he's Tyler Seguin," but Horcoff is playing about as well as you can expect from him right now.