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Myers bagged his sixth goal of the season in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Kings.
Myers has been maintaining an impressive scoring pace since joining the Jets, registering six points in eight games with his new club. The defenseman may not be able to stay at that pace, but he should reward fantasy owners with a continued uptick in offensive production on the playoff contending Jets.
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The Jets are hoping Myers can continue to provide some key offensive production from the blue line, Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.Lawless believes that "A big part of what Myers will be expected to do in Winnipeg is get in position to receive passes from (Toby) Enstrom and then create offence. Enstrom needs a finisher and that is now the responsibility of Myers." Lawless went on to note that "Enstrom is an elite passer and Myers has a stinging shot and the ability to get it through." Myers has already tallied three points in just his first three games as a Jet. He's averaging more than 22 minutes of ice time per game with his new club, and has also found a spot on Winnipeg's second power-play unit. Fantasy owners can expect a noticeable, if not significant, uptick in production from Myers going forward. It seems as though a change in scenery was just what the former Calder Trophy winner needed.
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Myers picked up his first points in a Jets' uniform in Saturday's shootout win over the Red Wings. He set up two goals.Winnipeg could be one of the best places in the league for the big man to reset his potential. He'll deliver in the second pairing and his fantasy value is about to return. Aren't you glad you didn't give up on him?
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Myers, who hurt his leg after blocking a shot in Thursday's loss to the Predators, is expected to be fine for Sunday's match with the Red Wings, the Winnipeg Free Press reports. Said coach Paul Maurice on Friday, "Everybody is good."Myers skated 21:23 on Thursday and saw 1:44 of power play time. With Toby Enstrom and Dustin Byfuglien on the blue line, it seems likely Myers will work on the second or third pair with his new team for now, along with the second power play unit.
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Myers was spotted wearing an ice pack on his left knee following Thursday's game against the Predators, Joshua Cooper of Yahoo! Sports reports.Myers went to the locker room after blocking a shot from Shea Weber, but said after the game that he was fine. It seems that he should be okay moving forward, but it could be something to look out for in case something more is revealed in the next couple days.
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Myers is expected to make his Jets debut Thursday against the Predators, Rick Ralph of TSN 1290 reports.It's not immediately clear where Myers will settle in with his new club, but suffice to say, he won't be seeing the 25-plus minutes per night he was routinely playing on the Sabres' top pair. Instead, look for Myers to assume a depth role on defense for the Jets, which is probably better suited to his talent level. The 25-year-old blueliner had shown some offensive upside earlier in his career, but has seen his point totals decline in each of his last four full seasons. Perhaps the change of scenery can finally ignite Myers' lagging production.
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Myers was traded to the Jets as part of a seven-player deal Wednesday, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.The headliner of the deal is injured winger Evander Kane (shoulder), who will head to Buffalo along with defenseman Zach Bogosian and goalie prospect Jason Kasdorf, while Winnipeg receives Myers, forward Drew Stafford, prospects Joel Armia and Brendan Lemieux, and a future first-round draft pick. At 6-foot-7, Myers will offer the Jets an imposing presence in front of the net, but the blueliner's downturn in offensive productivity since his Calder Trophy-winning 2009-10 season has stalled a once-promising career. That being said, the 25-year-old Myers hasn't had much talent around him the last few seasons, but the move to a playoff-contending Winnipeg squad could be revitalizing. While Myers will likely see a reduction in ice time from the 25 minutes per game he's been averaging with the Sabres, he'll almost surely improve upon his wretched minus-15 rating while seeing more favorable scoring chances.
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Myers scored his first power play goal of the season in a tough 2-1 loss to Ottawa on Tuesday.Yes, that power play goal, thanks to a Zemgus Girgensons screen, was Myers' first of the season. The 6-foot-8 defenseman has a booming shot, but has scored just four goals this season in a trying year for him and the team. A game after the Sabres recorded a franchise-low 10 shots on goal, the team set a season-high against the Sens with 36. Myers alone had four. He has two goals in three games and he's trending up as the trade deadline nears. He's a major trade target for Cup contenders.
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Myers was not on the ice or Friday's practice, reports Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News.
Myers suffered an ankle injury against Edmonton on Jan. 29 but played the next three games without a hitch, including 23:38 against St. Louis on Thursday. It could just be a maintenance day for Myers, but his name has been in the rumor mill, leading to speculation that a trade is imminent. The front-runner for Myers right now is reportedly Anaheim. The Sabres have back-to-back games over the weekend against the Stars and Islanders.
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Myers (ankle) is in the lineup Friday against the Canucks.
Myers injured his ankle blocking a shot in Thursday's game, but was expected to be fine for Friday. That is indeed the case, as he was on the ice for warmups alongside Josh Gorges.