Brent Burns D SAN 9 Days

Burns recorded an assist but finished with a minus-1 rating in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Jets.

Burns is now minus-5 on the season, which must be a minor concern for those that drafted him hoping he would come anywhere close to the plus-26 mark he set just last year. But on a grander scale, Burns has 51 points, which is a new career high with 12 games remaining on the regular-season schedule. This high rate of offensive production is a nice counter against the higher rate of goals being scored while Burns is on the ice.

Brent Burns D SAN 23 Days

Burns had an assist, a plus-1 rating, four shots, and 19:50 of ice time in the Sharks win over the Canadiens on Monday.

That's the first time Burns has fallen below the 20-minute mark since the 12th game of the season and it's the second lowest amount of ice time he's had this year. It's notable, but nothing to be concerned about. He'll continue to be one of the best defenseman in fantasy, as he has been all season.

Brent Burns D SAN 1 Month

Burns scored his 16th goal of the season and had six shots on goal in Saturday's Stadium Series loss to the Kings.Burns now has 45 points in 61 games, while averaging a whopping 24;14 of ice time. Burns plays on the team's top defensive pairing and power-play unit and is a great all-around fantasy option. On pace for 20 goals and 60 points, Burns is a must-start every game.

Brent Burns D SAN 1 Month

Burns scored a power-play goal and had seven shots on goal in Sunday's loss to the Lightning.Burns has been red-hot of late, riding a four-game point streak in which he has recorded four goals and five points. With 48 points in 58 games, the 29-year-old defenseman is putting together a fantastic season in San Jose. He contributes in almost every fantasy category, so keep him rolling, as he will play a key role for the Sharks in their stretch run to the postseason.

Brent Burns D SAN 1 Month

Burns found twice twice Wednesday on five shots on goal in a 5-4 OT to the Capitals.That's 42 points on the year and five in the last four games for the former forward, who has surpassed expectations this season after many predicted his move back to defense would equate to a drastic drop in offensive production from last year (48 points in 69 games). The 29-year-old is a seasoned NHL veteran as he's now in his 11th season in the league and is a key cog in the Sharks' machine, so Burns should continue to be a reliable fantasy contributor in the final two months of the season.

Brent Burns D SAN 2 Months

Burns dished out two helpers and went plus-2 Thursday in a 5-1 win over the Canucks.

Things had been slow for Burns recently, as he'd only collected two points in his last eight games combined. He remains without a goal since Jan. 5, but has still been one of the league's most productive blueliners and is likely to exceed last year's career-high 48 points.

Brent Burns D SAN 2 Months

Burns gathered an assist in 26:49 of ice time Thursday against the Ducks.

The assist helped Burns snap his longest point slump of the season at four games. A drought of that length isn't particularly worrisome for a defenseman, and is probably more of a testament to Burns' impressive consistency this season. His ability to avoid significant dry spells has enabled him to rank among the top-scoring defensemen all season, with his 35 points currently checking in a tie for fourth place on that list.

Brent Burns D SAN 2 Months

Burns had an assist and three shots in Tuesday's win over the Coyotes.

Burns has posted a goal and seven assists in his last seven games. He's also averaged 2.9 shots per game through that stretch. He's an elite option on D for owners.

Brent Burns D SAN 3 Months

Burns was credited with a pair of assists during Tuesday's overtime win in Minnesota.

That's points in four straight now for Burns, who continues to put up forward-type numbers from his spot on defense. Make sure he's in your lineup, then sit back and enjoy the ride.

Brent Burns D SAN 3 Months

Burns scored a goal and added an assist in Monday's 3-2 win over the Jets.

That's now three straight with a point for Burns and ends a stretch of five consecutive without a goal. The 29-year-old has been one of the top blueliners all season, and now owns 31 points through 40 contests.