Mika Zibanejad C OTT 4 Days

Zibanejad picked up an assist, attempted five shots and won seven of 20 faceoffs in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

Zibanejad has cooled off since the early half of December, but has remained productive enough to earn over 17 minutes of ice time in each of the last four games. The 21-year-old doesn't seem to be in danger of losing out on the second-line center job, but he'll need to deliver points with a little more frequency to warrant more ownership in shallower formats.

Mika Zibanejad C OTT 14 Days

Zibanejad gathered two assists in Saturday's 5-1 triumph over the Coyotes.

The 21-year-old had turned in nothing but blank marks in the scoring column in his four January games prior to Saturday's contest. As is to be expected with a youthful forward, Zibanejad's production has noticed some crests and troughs this season, making him a usable option primarily only when he's running hot.

Mika Zibanejad C OTT 1 Month

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.

Mika Zibanejad C OTT 1 Month

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.

Mika Zibanejad C OTT 2 Months

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.

Mika Zibanejad C OTT 2 Months

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.

Mika Zibanejad C OTT 2 Months

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.

Mika Zibanejad C OTT 2 Months

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.

Mika Zibanejad C OTT 3 Months

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.