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Horcoff provided a power-play goal in Saturday's win over the Blackhawks, giving him four points in his last five games.

The Stars have won all four of those contests in which Horcoff has tallied a point, revitalizing the team's fading playoff hopes. Horcoff's totals of 11 goals and 27 points over 68 games this season shouldn't provide reason to add him in most leagues, but those in very deep formats may want to take a look at the forward while he remains hot.

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Horcoff picked up an assist and scored an unassisted goal Thursday in a shootout win over Florida.

The points snapped a five-game scoreless skid that separated Thursday from Horcoff's last two-point performance, Feb. 21 against Detroit. As he doesn't contribute terribly significantly in any fantasy category, Horcoff isn't of much use outside the deepest of leagues.

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Horcoff scored his second power-play goal of the season and had an assist in Saturday's loss to Detroit.It was just Horcoff's second multi-point game of the season and his first points in eight games. While he's got 21 points in 55 games, Horcoff is skating on the fourth line and is no longer the 50-point producer he once was.

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Horcoff added an assist in Dallas' 5-4 win over Ottawa on Tuesday.

Horcoff now has points in three straight games. His ice time has been all over the place recently from 9:42 to 18:32, so while owners may enjoy those points, he's not producing across the board. He's playing well right now, but Horcoff just is what he is, even when he's producing. His offensive production is inconsistent and his usage could change dramatically in any game since he's a veteran who is steady for coach Lindy Ruff, but has a very limited upside.

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Horcoff had an assist and logged a season-high 18:32 of ice time in Saturday's loss to the Avalanche.

Horcoff remains a player who only has value in deeper leagues, but he's been producing a lot more recently and is getting increased responsibility, as we saw in Saturday's game. In the last five years he has a high of 34 points in a season. He's on pace to get close to that this season and has been heating up lately. He has two goals and four assists in his last nine games. Don't mistake "he's heating up" for "he's Tyler Seguin," but Horcoff is playing about as well as you can expect from him right now.

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Horcoff (illness) will play Thursday against the Predators, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.

Horcoff didn't play in any of the past four games after being placed on injured reserve because of the illness. He has been activated from IR, and will rejoin the lineup Thursday, carrying five goals and eight assists over 35 games while averaging 12:10 of ice time.

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Horcoff (illness) resumed skating Tuesday morning, but will not play in the game later in the evening against the Blue Jackets, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Horcoff is eligible to come off IR on Tuesday, but coach Lindy Ruff expressed that the veteran forward would benefit from sitting for a fourth straight game. He'll eye a return for Thursday's game in Nashville.

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Horcoff (illness) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

Horcoff hasn't resumed skating since suffering the illness and wasn't likely to play in either of the Stars' games over the weekend. By moving to IR, Horcoff will be eligible to return next week, while opening up a roster spot for defenseman David Schlemko, who was claimed off waivers Saturday.

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Horcoff (illness) will not play Saturday against the Wild,'s Mark Stepneski reports.

Horcoff failed to join the Stars for their morning skate and will be forced to sit out a second straight contest as a result. Brett Ritchie is expected to assume his spot in the lineup.

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Horcoff (illness) remained absent from Friday's practice,'s Mark Stepneski reports.

It sounds like he's still battling the illness that knocked him out of Wednesday's game against the Coyotes. Unless he puts in a full workout Saturday morning, he'll miss a second consecutive contest later that evening against the Wild.