Bryan Allen D ANA 13 Days
Bryan Allen suffered a lower body injury in the second period Saturday and did not return.
Coach Bruce Boudreau did not think the injury was serious so consider him day-to-day. Allen has only five assists in 26 games but is in the top-45 in the NHL in both plus-minus (plus-eight) and penalty minutes with 32 so he has some value in deeper leagues.
Bryan Allen D ANA 29 Days
Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau is thrilled with Bryan Allen this season.
"Best I've ever seen him," Boudreau said. "I hope I don't put a whammy on him. He's been tremendous. Really tremendous." Allen's lack of offensive upside makes him a non-factor in standard leagues, but that changes significantly in leagues that use hits and blocked shots. He's been credited with 24 blocked shots and 41 hits in 17 games this season.
Bryan Allen D ANA 8 Months
After three tough games and a benching, Bryan Allen's game is coming back.
Coach Bruce Boudreau is showing faith in the defenseman and Allen's game has come around as he had an assist and was a plus-one Sunday in a 2-1 loss to Columbus. Allen was minus-seven in three games from March 22-27. "Probably more than I should sometimes," Allen said as to whether he puts too much pressure on himself. "I think that I take pride in trying to be consistent. When things aren't going the way they are. It's a battle sometimes. You just got to try to stay with it. I've been playing long enough in the league, I think you realize it's just little things that you've got to focus on and hard work." Allen has five assists in 29 games with a minus-two rating and 30 penalty minutes this season and has little fantasy value in traditional pools.
Bryan Allen D ANA 9 Months
Bryan Allen was minus-three for the second game in a row on Monday.
The defensive defenseman now is minus-two on the season with four assists in 26 games. He should not be on your fantasy radar in traditional pools although he could be considered in very deep pools that use blocked shots as he has 40.