Sven Baertschi LW CGY 1 Month

Former first round pick Sven Baertschi is out of the Abbotsford lineup with an undisclosed injury.

Baertschi was sent to the minors on December 12 and after a slow start in which he had two goals and six points in 17 games, he had six goals and 11 points in his last 13. Baertschi was the Flames first pick, 13th overall in the 2011 Draft and came into the NHL with a flurry as he had three goals in five games as a 19-year-old emergency recall. He has struggled ever since as a pro but is still only 21 so he can still have a long and successful career.

Sven Baertschi LW CGY 2 Months

Sven Baertschi has struggled since being sent to the minors on December 12.

Baertschi was selected in the first round, 13th overall in 2011 and made a dynamic debut as a 19-year-old with three goals in five games as he was an emergency recall from junior hockey. But he has struggled as a pro ever since and it's continuing in the minors this season as he has only two goals and six points in 17 games. He is only 21 so the organization should not be overly concerned just yet as he has a lot of offensive upside.

Sven Baertschi LW CGY 4 Months

Sven Baertschi has been sent to AHL Abbotsford.

In 26 games with the Flames this season, he has two goals and nine assists. Baertschi hasn't been able to carve out a niche for himself at the NHL level yet, but he's just 21-years-old and could still have a bright future ahead of him.

Sven Baertschi LW CGY 4 Months

Sven Baertschi had an assist in Calgary's 2-1 loss to Boston.

Baertschi has two goals and 11 points in 26 games this season. He's got enough offensive upside to make him worth holding onto in some keeper leagues, but we can't recommend him for single season fantasy owners at this time.

Sven Baertschi LW CGY 5 Months

Sven Baertschi was a healthy scratch on Saturday.

Baertschi has two goals and nine points in 22 games this season but coach Bob Hartley decided that the winger would be better off in the press box than the ice. Baertschi has value in keeper leagues as he is a talented young forward but we cannot recommend him at this time in one year pools.

Sven Baertschi LW CGY 5 Months

Sven Baertschi scored his first goal in 16 games on Friday.

It was only Baertschi's second goal of the season as he had not found the back of the net since October 9. The superstitious Baertschi wore new skates in the game and joked afterwards that he would need new skates every game. Baertschi was actually breaking out of his scoring slump as he had three assists in four previous games and now has nine points in 20 games. He is worth looking at in deeper leagues as he has a lot of upside offensively.

Sven Baertschi LW CGY 5 Months

Sven Baertschi is on a nice little hot-streak while posting four points during the last five contests.

Flames' president Brian Burke called out Baertschi earlier this season, which hasn't sat well with him all season. It appears that things are settling down as Baertschi is riding a nice little hot-streak as he potted his second goal of the season on Friday night. The surprising thing is that he's doing it in limited ice-time as he's garnering less than 16 minutes per game while mostly playing on a secondary power play unit alongside Joe Colborne and David Jones. If Baertschi can ever get off the leash, he could potentially be a fantasy sleeper in the second half. Keep a close eye on him if you're scouting for options.

Sven Baertschi LW CGY 5 Months

Sven Baertschi is on a five game scoring drought.

Baertschi has just a goal and five points in 15 games this season. He's got a fair amount of offensive upside, but we can't recommend owning him in standard leagues right now.

Sven Baertschi LW CGY 5 Months

Sven Baertschi returned to the Calgary lineup on Friday after missing two games as a healthy scratch.

Baertschi saw 15:00 minutes of action with none coming on the power play or penalty kill and he had two shots on goal as he started the game with Sean Monahan as his center. Baertschi has only a goal and five points in 14 games this season so we cannot recommend having him in your lineup at this time.

Sven Baertschi LW CGY 5 Months

Sven Baertschi is frustrated after spending his second straight game in the press box.

"Of course, it rattles me. It pisses me off, to be honest with you," said Baertsch. "You want to be out there, you want to help the team. If you're not out there, you just sit around and it sucks." He has plenty of offensive upside, but we can't recommend owning him in standard leagues at this time.