Anze Kopitar
C LA
1 month ago

Kopitar will be protected from the NHL Expansion Draft, John Hoven of Sirius XM reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 29-year-old center has a no-movement clause in his contract until the 2020-21 season anyways, where he'll then have to submit seven teams he could be traded to each year. Kopitar had three straight seasons with over 60 points, but he saw a drop off in 2016-17, only posting 52. As long as Kopitar is seeing over 20 minutes of ice time a game, though, coupled with significant power-play minutes, he'll continue to be a stellar fantasy contributor for Los Angeles.

Anze Kopitar
C LA
4 months ago

Kopitar set up all three Los Angeles goals in a 3-2 overtime win over Chicago on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Kopitar has eight points in his last nine games and 19 in his last 21. Unfortunately, that's 40 percent of his overall scoring. Kopitar's 33 points in his first 54 games put him, his owners and the Kings behind the proverbial eight ball this season. This was Kopitar's worst offensive season in the NHL, so more likely that it's the outlier and not a new norm. He should come cheaper next season and that means real value.

Anze Kopitar
C LA
4 months ago

Kopitar recorded a goal, an assist, four shots on net and a plus-3 rating during Wednesday's win over Calgary.

EDGE Analysis

With just 12 goals and 48 points, Kopitar is struggling through the worst offensive campaign of his career. The winger carousels on his two flanks hasn't helped, but Kopitar is likely also nearing the end of his scoring prime. Additionally, matching up against the opposition's top players nightly can limit scoring chances. Considering the center depth in most fantasy settings, Kopitar is no longer a go-to option.

Anze Kopitar
C LA
4 months ago

Kopitar scored a goal and an assist, both on the power play, in Thursday's win against the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Kopitar and the Kings kept their playoff hopes alive with the win, and now has five goals and five assists in 10 games in March. The Kings were able to garner the win thanks to the Jets' inept penalty killing, and for the 10th straight game Kopitar played more than 20 minutes. He's a workhorse center who still manages to score a surprising amount considering how much defense he plays, but unfortunately doesn't have an elite scoring winger who can help boost his offensive totals. Kopitar is a solid fantasy option because he contributes in so many other areas, but his offensive production has fallen off a cliff this season with 46 points in 67 games after scoring 74 points in 81 games last year.

Anze Kopitar
C LA
4 months ago

Kopitar garnered two assists in a 3-2 shootout loss to Arizona on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The Kings' captain picked up the secondary apples on both of Tyler Toffoli's goals, one of which came with the man advantage. Kopitar has been productive lately with nine points over his last nine games, but the fact remains that he's put up just 42 in 63 contests this year, which is disappointing for a guy that's had showings of 70 or more in five of his last six full NHL seasons.

Anze Kopitar
C LA
4 months ago

Kopitar scored his ninth goal of the season and added a helper in Saturday's win over the Capitals.

EDGE Analysis

It may seem crazy Kopitar has only found twine nine times this season, but he's been hot of late, managing three goals and seven points in his last seven games. He's still on track for 50 points and is going to be counted on down the stretch as the Kings battle for a playoff spot, so make sure you use him well.

Anze Kopitar
C LA
5 months ago

Kopitar scored his team's first goal on the power play in Saturday's game against the Canucks.

EDGE Analysis

It's the first time Kopitar has lit the lamp in consecutive games all season, Elliott Teaford for the Southern California News Group reports. Kopitar is having a down year by his standards, but he still has a chance at a 50-point season. While he isn't piecing together goal streaks, he is still a valuable contributor in most fantasy pools.

Anze Kopitar
C LA
5 months ago

Kopitar tallied two assists Saturday in a win over Anaheim, but remains goalless for February.

EDGE Analysis

He's gone 11 games without a goal and he has just six -- yes, you read that right -- on the season. Kopitar has 35 points in 55 games, but he has never scored fewer than 10 goals and that was during the lockout-shortened season. Kopitar is part of the backbone of the Kings, but this offensive drop off does concern us a bit. He turns 30 this summer and he does have some heavy mileage on his body.

Anze Kopitar
C LA
6 months ago

Kopitar picked up a goal and two assists for the Kings in a 3-2 win Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Kopitar has struggled offensively at times this season but his three-point effort Tuesday capped off a solid month of January that saw him record 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) in 12 games. His shooting percentage (6.7) is still well behind last year's mark of 14.1% so he stands to benefit greatly if he can turn that number around in the second half.

Anze Kopitar
C LA
6 months ago

Kopitar (illness) told reporters he was healthy enough to suit up against the Sharks on Wednesday, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kopitar was a last minute scratch Monday, but has shaken off whatever bug he had picked up. The center has racked up seven points in his last four contests and will want to keep that momentum versus rivals San Jose. The 29-year-old will almost certainly reclaim his spot both on the Kings' top line as well as their No. 1 power-play unit, where he has garnered six helpers.