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Matthias tallied a first-period goal in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Canucks.

The goal was Matthias' 15th of the season, establishing a new career-high for the 27-year-old. Quite remarkably, he's managed to accumulated about half of his output in February, with seven of his goals coming this month. That unforeseen uptick in scoring has enabled Matthias to gain more fantasy relevance in deeper formats, and if he can keep his production up a little longer, he'll soon look more attractive in mid-sized leagues, too.

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Matthias scored on all three of his shot attempts in Friday's win over the Bruins, earning his first NHL hat trick.Matthias has seen his ice time in pick up in the wake of Nick Bonino's (foot) absence, and the three-goal effort should put him squarely on the fantasy radar in mid-sized or deeper leagues. Over the last four games, he's found the net five times, representing a quarter of his goal production for the entire season. His recent surge leaves him just one goal shy of tying the career-best total of 14 he established in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign.

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Matthias potted his ninth goal of the season in Saturday's win over the Penguins.

Matthias has been a nice depth scorer this season, tallying 16 points in 49 games. Currently skating on the second line with Radim Vrbata and Nick Bonino, Matthias could be worth adding in deeper formats while he remains in the top-six. It's unlikely he remains in that spot for much longer, though, but Matthias is still capable of putting together a 15-goal, 30-point season.

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Matthias registered an assist in Friday's 5-2 win over the Sabres.

Matthias isn't known for his scoring prowess, however, he's having one of his better seasons in that respect, as he's currently on pace to best his career high point total of 24. While the increase in scoring production is nice for Matthias, the 26-year-old center's output is far too erratic for most fantasy owners to trust.

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Matthias (head) is expected to return to the lineup Saturday against the Rangers.

Matthias practiced Friday and took rushes with the third line during Saturday's morning skate, which should be enough to clear him to play after he was sidelined for the previous two games. The winger has six goals and 11 points in 27 games on the campaign.

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Updating previous reports, the Canucks will sit Matthias (head) for Tuesday's game in Montreal.

It sounds like he was close enough to be a consideration, but instead the team will play it safe with the veteran and insert Nicklas Jensen into the lineup instead.

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Canucks appears to be in the lineup for Tuesday's game in Montreal after missing Sunday's game with a head injury.

Matthias is set to play on the third line with Linden Vey and Brad Richardson.

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Matthias (head) was on the ice for the Canucks' morning skate but remains questionable to play Tuesday versus the Canadiens, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.

Coach Willie Desjardins said he had no update on the condition of Matthias, who was held out of Sunday's game against the Senators after taking a shot to the head a night earlier. The Canucks' team doctors will likely evaluate Matthias as the day progresses to determine if he's suffering from any concussion-like symptoms before determining whether or not he'll be able to suit up Tuesday night.

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Matthias (head) will not play Sunday against the Senators.

Matthias took an elbow from Stephane Robidas on Saturday, causing him to leave the game in the second period. The Canucks have not released an update on the situation, but Matthias will not play Sunday and should be considered questionable for Tuesday's game.

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Matthias scored a goal and chipped in an assist in Thursday's 3-0 win over Pittsburgh.

Never known for his scoring prowess, Matthias has nonetheless been hot lately, scoring four goals in the last five games and adding two assists while going plus-6 in that span. His shot rate still isn't special -- he's averaging less than two per game -- but it's still better than it's ever been in his career, so he could at least ramp up into the 30-point range for the first time.