Vernon Fiddler LW DAL 2 months ago

Fiddler had an assist and a plus-1 rating in the Stars loss to the Flames on Monday.

That assist snapped a seven-game slump. That slump came on the heels of a nice six-game run, over which he potted five goals and an assist. Fiddler's value remains low and the production he does bring in will come in streaks. His 12 goals and 15 assists on the season is at the north end of what you expect from Fiddler.

Vernon Fiddler LW DAL 3 months ago

Fiddler scored his 12th goal of the season and had an assist in Friday's win over the Capitals.

Another big performance from Fiddler, who has scored five goals in his last six games. He's now up to 12 goals and 25 points in 67 games on the season. While he skates on the fourth line, Fiddler is a solid depth scorer who is worth owning in deeper leagues due to his second-line power-play role and strong shooting ability.

Vernon Fiddler LW DAL 3 months ago

Fiddler scored his fourth goal in the last four games Tuesday, and it was the game-winning tally in the third period of a 2-1 win over the Flyers.

With 24 points now, Fiddler's surpassed last season's total and thus has his highest-scoring season since 2009-10 with Arizona, when he hit 30. He doesn't provide a whole lot of fantasy utility, but the Stars are surely glad to have him.

Vernon Fiddler LW DAL 3 months ago

Fiddler scored twice for Dallas in a 5-4 loss to Tampa Bay on Saturday night.

He has three goals in his last three games after an eight-game point drought. But it's just his second multi-point game of the season. He is what he is -- a fringe fantasy play.

Vernon Fiddler LW DAL 3 months ago

Fiddler had a shorthanded goal and four shots in Wednesday's win over Boston.That shortie was Fiddler's seventh goal of the year, surpassing the totals he's posted in his last two seasons. One more goal ties the most goals he's had in a season since 2009-10. He's not Ovechkin, but Fiddler is producing well for fantasy owners who picked him up understanding his where his ceiling is.

Vernon Fiddler LW DAL 4 months ago

Fiddler added an assist in his 11:09 of ice time in Thursday's win over the Senators.

Fiddler is giving you about what'd expect this season. In his ten January games, he posted four goals and two assists. That's about as good as it gets with Fiddler, so if you've rostered him, you should be pleased.

Vernon Fiddler LW DAL 4 months ago

Fiddler tallied a goal in his second straight game Tuesday against the Bruins.

Fiddler still has only six goals in 44 games this season, so consider the streak more coincidental than a sign of greater things to come. The 34-year-old is valued by the Stars for his contributions on the checking line, but his impact can't be easily quantified in most fantasy formats.

Vernon Fiddler LW DAL 4 months ago

Fiddler is expected to return to the lineup Saturday against the Capitals, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.

Though coach Lindy Ruff indicated Fiddler was healthy after Thursday's morning skate, the center ended up spending his second consecutive game in the press box. It's likely Fiddler was held out simply as a precaution, and with the extra day of rest, he should now be set to reclaim his spot on the Stars' checking line.

Vernon Fiddler LW DAL 4 months ago

Fiddler (lower body) was not on the ice for warmups Thursday, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.

Fiddler was believed to be ready for Thursday's game, but he wasn't on the ice for warmups. While it could be an indication he is still dealing with the injury, it also could mean he's just a healthy scratch to provide him extra time to heal up. Fiddler has posted 13 points through 41 games this season, a total that will remain through Thursday.

Vernon Fiddler LW DAL 4 months ago

Fiddler (lower body) resumed practicing Wednesday, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Fiddler said he was feeling better Wednesday, but will skate Thursday morning before a decision on his status for the game later that evening is made. The Stars received a strong outing from Travis Moen in place of Fiddler on Tuesday and likely wouldn't hesitate to use him again Thursday if Fiddler isn't quite 100 percent healthy.