Brandon Saad
LW CHI
2 weeks ago

Saad recorded eight shots on goal through 19:48 of ice time (2:23 on the power play) during Thursday's 3-1 loss to Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

That makes 10 games and 28 shots since Saad's last goal, as he hasn't scored since Oct. 14 against Nashville. Additionally, the 25-year-old winger has just a single assist during the active 10-game goalless stretch. Saad scored six times and notched eight points through the first six games of the season, and he's locked into a go-to offensive role, so expect the offense to come sooner than later. This could prove to be a buy-low spot in all fantasy settings.

Brandon Saad
LW CHI
3 weeks ago

Saad has only tallied one goal and one assist in his last nine games.

EDGE Analysis

Saad enjoyed a red-hot start to the campaign, racking up five goals and two assists in the first four games of the season, but the 25-year-old winger has completely lost his groove since then. The Pittsburgh native is still locked into a top-six role, and he's also averaging 3:34 on the man advantage per game, so there's reason to believe he'll get back on track offensively sooner rather than later. His first chance to snap his three-game scoreless streak will come Saturday against Minnesota.

Brandon Saad
LW CHI
1 month ago

Saad tallied the game-winning goal in a 2-1 overtime victory against the Predators on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

That's already his sixth goal of the season, putting him a quarter of the way to his 24 scores from a season ago. In 2015-16, Saad scored a career-high 31 goals, which is a mark that seems attainable with the Pittsburgh native off to such a great start. Owners with game-winning goals as a category particularly love Saad right now, as four of his six goals have been game-winners.

Brandon Saad
LW CHI
1 month ago

Saad scored on one of his team-leading four shots in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Montreal.

EDGE Analysis

Saad gave Chicago a 2-1 lead with his fifth goal in four games just 19 seconds after Alex DeBrincat had tied the game late in the first period. His second stint with the Blackhawks is off to a tremendous start, as Saad has shown immediate chemistry with linemates Jonathan Toews and Richard Panik, both of whom assisted on his goal in this one.

Brandon Saad
LW CHI
2 months ago

Saad picked up a hat trick on five shots in Thursday's 10-1 win over the Penguins.

EDGE Analysis

Saad was responsible for two of Chicago's five first-period goals and completed the hat trick with a third tally 5:21 into the third period. Originally drafted by the Blackhawks in the second round back in 2011, Saad looked right at home in his return after two years with Columbus. His 5:07 of power play time ranked third on the team to Duncan Keith and Jonathan Toews, so Saad could have had an even better performance had Chicago not laid a goose egg in six chances with the extra man.

Brandon Saad
LW CHI
2 months ago

Saad posted a hat trick Thursday in a 6-1 win over the Red Wings.

EDGE Analysis

Saad scored three of the game's final four goals to complete the hat trick. Here's a guy that knows what it takes to win, having claimed the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2013 and 2015 to precede a pair of 53-point campaigns in Columbus. Interestingly, Saad had just one power-play goal among 24 lamp lighters last season, so it'll be interesting to see if he can do any damage with the man advantage upon his reunion tour in the Windy City.

Brandon Saad
LW CHI
5 months ago

Saad was reacquired by the Blackhawks on Friday -- along with Anton Forsberg -- in a swap for Artemi Panarin and Tyler Motte, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Saad won a pair of Stanley Cups with the Hawks and returns after a two-year stint with Columbus. The winger should have no problem recording a fourth straight 50-plus point season as he teams back up with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. In addition to the players exchanged, Chicago also sent a 2017 sixth-round pick in return for a 2018 fifth-round selection.

Brandon Saad
LW CHI
5 months ago

Saad is on the Blue Jackets' protected list for the upcoming expansion draft, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 24-year-old winger hasn't exactly taken his game to another level since heading to Columbus two seasons ago, but Saad has provided the Jackets with a solid scoring presence, potting 24 goals and tying his career high with 53 points in 2016-17. As the talent level around him continues to improve, the 2011 second-round pick could be poised for a breakthrough.

Brandon Saad
LW CHI
7 months ago

Saad dished out two assists in Tuesday's Game 4 win over the Penguins.

EDGE Analysis

Saad's second helper came on Boone Jenner's game-winner as Columbus stayed alive with a 5-4 victory. The former Blackhawks winger had been kept off the board since Game 1, and his even rating in this one was a step up after he had finished at minus-1 in each of the previous three contests. He's one of many Blue Jackets that will have to step up moving forward if they want to stave off elimination any further.

Brandon Saad
LW CHI
7 months ago

Saad scored Columbus' only goal during Friday's Game 2 loss to Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

The Blue Jackets have scored just two goals through two games, and Saad was the only Jacket to beat Marc-Andre Fleury on Friday. Home ice might help, but the defending champions are a tough matchup. At least Saad bounced back after being benched during the third period of Game 1, but it's worth nothing that It isn't the first time he's been in head coach John Tortorella's doghouse.