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Vermette collected two assists in Saturday's 6-3 rout of the Sharks.

It took nearly five full games, but the newest Blackhawk finally found the scoresheet after coming over from the Coyotes at the trade deadline. Vermette has been spending most of his time centering Chicago's second line between 21-goal scorer Brandon Saad and highly-touted rookie Teuvo Teravainen, so expect to see the 32-year-old's name on the scoresheet more often going forward.

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Vermette is scoreless in two games with his new team the Blackhawks, but he was the lone Chicago player to register a score in the shootout victory over the Oilers on Friday.

With Vermette it only strengthens a potent Blackhawks' shootout team. Despite not getting on the scoring sheet in two games since the trade from Arizona, Vermette had some very good chances in regulation and overtime against the Oilers. He also won 58 percent of the faceoffs against Edmonton. Against the Rangers, Sunday's opponent, Vermette has three goals and seven assists in 24 career games. He does have a goal against the Rangers when he was with the Coyotes in two games this season.

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Vermette was so-so in his debut with the Blackhawks on Monday against the Panthers after the deadline deal with Arizona last week, ESPN Chicago reports.

Vermette only skated for a little less than 13 minutes against the Hurricanes, but you should see a bigger role on Friday against the Oilers. He centered the second line on Monday, but only won 29 percent of the faceoffs. He had a takeaway and a giveway in the game. It will take some time to adjust to the Blackhawks' system -- but with Edmonton and Arizona, his former team, in two out of the next three games on the schedule it will help him adjust.

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Coach Joel Quenneville confirmed Vermette would make his team debut Monday against the Hurricanes, ESPN Chicago reports.

Vermette skated between Patrick Sharp and Brandon Saad on the second line at the Blackhawks' morning skate, and figures to be deployed there in his team debut. The center is more valuable in real life than in the fantasy realm, as his modest 35 points and minus-23 rating with the Coyotes would suggest, but by virtue of playing alongside more talented linemates than he enjoyed in Arizona, his per-game scoring rates and plus/minus rating both figure to notice improvement.

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Vermette has been traded to the Blackhawks for prospect defender Klas Dahlbeck and a first round pick, according to CBC's Hockey Night in Canada.

He immediately slots into the top six and his fantasy value has gone up significantly. The trade is not official, as the league office is still finalizing. But that's just a formality.

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Vermette netted the Coyotes only goal in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Rangers. He has four points in his last seven games.He's also one of the Yotes most desirable trade chips and could be on a speed train outta town at any point in the next few weeks. And that means his fantasy value will go up. Keep an eye on his landing spot -- he might bring you a cheap boost when it happens.

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Vermette scored his 12th goal of the season in regulation Monday, then scored the winner in the shootout in a 3-2 win over Chicago. He took two shots and added two hits on the night.An unrestricted free agents after the season, Vermette is a very good complementary player masquerading as a first line center in Arizona. He has 34 points in 54 games and is in the top ten in faceoff wins and winning percentage. He is widely expected to be moved to a contender down the stretch as Arizona starts rebuilding.

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Vermette picked up a couple assists -- one on a power play, the other on an empty-netter -- in Tuesday's win over the Jackets.

It's a cheap route to a multi-point game, grabbing a secondary helper and an empty-netter, but Vermette won't complain and neither will his fantasy owners. He's actually on a better pace than last year as far as point production, but his goal-scoring has dropped sharply, which can be entirely attributed to a stunning reduction in shooting. Vermette has just 70 shots in 51 games, and he's taken one or zero shots in a stunning 12 of the last 15 games.

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Vermette won 23 of his 29 faceoffs in Saturday's win over the Canadiens.

That kind of proficiency isn't new territory for Vermette, who ranks third in the NHL with 621 faceoff victories, while upholding a 56.1 winning percentage. His continued dominance in that area has helped him make up for a stark dropoff in his goal total from a season ago.

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Vermette scored his eleventh goal on the power play Saturday in a loss to the Wild. He was minus-1, took one shot and blocked one shot in the contest.

Vermette is leading the Coyotes in scoring this season with 29 points, including 12 points on the power play, but with a minus-15 rating. He is among the league leaders in face-off winning percentage. If the Coyotes decided to make some moves for the future before the trade deadline Vermette is likely to be a target for some teams, which could put him in a better lineup and help his numbers down the stretch.