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Zibanejad scored his ninth goal of the season, had an assist, was credited with four shots on goal, and was a plus-3 in Friday's win over the Ducks.

An all-around great fantasy night for Zibanejad, who now has 17 points in 30 games on the season. After a slow start, Zibanejad has heated up, recording six goals and 11 points in his last nine games. Skating on the second line with Bobby Ryan, the 21-year-old could hit the 25-goal mark in 2014-15, making him worthy of a look right now.

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Zibanejad notched his eighth goal of the season in Saturday's win over the Bruins.

On the heels of a four-point outburst last Sunday against the Canucks, Zibanejad has settled in quite nicely under new coach Dave Cameron. Though he only fired off one shot attempt Saturday, he fired off a season-high seven in a loss to the Kings earlier in the week and appears primed to factor in prominently in the Sens' plans the rest of the season. That's a significant upgrade from where he was a little over a month and a half ago, when he finished October with one point and 14 shots over nine games.

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Zibanejad torched the Canucks Sunday, scoring twice and adding two assists in a 4-3 win.

Zibanejad has been red-hot lately, scoring in three straight games and recording seven points in his last four games. The 21-year-old now has 13 points (seven goals) in 23 games, putting him on track for the first 20-goal season of his NHL career. The second-line center is worth a look right now, at least until his hot streak comes to an end.

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Zibanejad scored a power-play goal to account for the entirety of the Ottawa offense Thursday in a loss to the Islanders.

It's his second straight game with a point, but overall Zibanejad has seen a serious decline from last season's production despite seeing more than a minute of additional ice time per game. On the bright side, Thursday was the first time Zibanejad won more faceoffs (nine) than he lost (six) since way back on Oct. 26 against Chicago.

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Zibanejad wasn't on the ice for pregame warmups and will be a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against the Blues, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

The Senators have dropped six of their last eight games, and coach Paul MacLean seems inclined to shake up his lineup with the hope of generating more positive results. The timing of Zibanejad's assignment to the press box is a bit odd, as such a lineup decision probably should have happened early in the season, when the forward failed to score a point and attempted just nine shots on goal over his first eight games. Milan Michalek will also serve as a healthy scratch Tuesday, with both Colin Greening and Erik Condra entering the lineup.

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Zibanejad scored his third goal of the season in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the visiting Blues. He now has three points in the last four games.

Zibanejad had doubled his point total from three to six on the season over the last four contests, indicating that perhaps he's ready to turn the corner. At the very least, the recent production should help him ascend Ottawa's depth chart from his current spot on the team's fourth line.

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Zibanejad scored a goal in his second consecutive game in Saturday's loss to Boston.

He has disappointed so far, but perhaps this two-game, two-goal spurt is a foreshadowing of a more productive fate. Watch and wait -- he needs to show us a lot more before he can be trusted.

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Zibanejad collected his first point of the season Thursday against the Blackhawks, finding the net for the game-tying tally late in the third period.

It was by far Zibanejad's most productive outing to date, as he attempted a season-high five shots and contributed three hits defensively. The 21-year-old has been a huge disappointment with the lone point in nine games, but the increased shot attempts Thursday provide a glimmer of hope that he may break out of his season-long slumber.

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Mika Zibanejad will not play again this season.

He sustained an injury in Thursday's game against the Devils and was taken to hospital. We don't know the nature of the injury but we do know he has been ruled out of the Senators' final two games of the season. We like Zibanejad as a late round speculation for next season.

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Mika Zibanejad left Thursday's shootout win over New Jersey after logging just 8:22 of ice time.

He was taken to hospital for "precautionary reasons," according to coach Paul MacLean. The Ottawa bench boss provided this report after the game: "I have no idea what's .. what it's all about, but it was for purely precautionary reasons, that they couldn't do stuff here that they could do there." Zibanejad contributed an assist on Mike Hoffman's goal in the second period before was forced to exit the contest.