Cody Eakin
C VGK
2 years ago

Eakin was suspended for four games on Friday for his hit against Henrik Lundqvist on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

With only one point in 14 games, Eakin hasn't been lighting the lamp enough to be on many people's fantasy radar. For those who have been keeping an eye on him, he will be out until the Dec. 29 game against Colorado.

Cody Eakin
C VGK
2 years ago

Eakin will hear from the league Friday afternoon for charging Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist in Thursday night's game.

EDGE Analysis

Lundqvist attempted to control the puck from behind the net, only for Eakin to level the netminder to the ice and send his mask flying. Fortunately, Lundqvist was able to return to the game, but the massive hit begs clarification from the NHL's Department of Player Safety on what exactly is considered fair game when it concerns contact with netminders outside of the crease.

Cody Eakin
C VGK
2 years ago

Eakin was again held without a point in Sunday's loss to Chicago. He did however, lead the team with five hits.

EDGE Analysis

Since returning from injury, Eakin has struggled to put points on the board. After a 16-goal, 35-point campaign last year, Eakin has just a single assist in 12 games and is averaging only a shot per game. Accordingly, his ice time has dwindled, making him not quite as good of a roster option as he was last year.

Cody Eakin
C VGK
2 years ago

Eakin earned his first point of the year -- an assist -- in a 3-1 loss to Detroit on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The Manitoba native missed the first 17 games of the season with a knee injury and finally cracked the scoresheet after a sluggish start. Eakin has averaged nearly 16 minutes of ice time while spending most of his shifts skating with one (or both) of superstars Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin -- an assignment that couldn't get much better for the 25-year-old. He's flanked the big boys at times over the past four seasons and hasn't exactly blown up, however, maxing out at 40 points two years ago, so owners should temper their expectations.

Cody Eakin
C VGK
2 years ago

Eakin will make his season debut Thursday against the Avalanche.

EDGE Analysis

The 25-year-old center returning is a big deal for Dallas and could be a great pickup for fantasy owners. However, drop him into your roster with caution in this first tilt. It could take him a bit to get back up to speed.

Cody Eakin
C VGK
2 years ago

Eakin (knee) could make his season debut Thursday against Colorado.

EDGE Analysis

Eakin returned to practice wearing a no-contact jersey Tuesday, and evidently made enough progress during Wednesday's workout to give himself a chance to return to Dallas' lineup against the Avalanche. The 25-year-old pivot should be considered questionable for Thursday's contest, but owners interested in slotting him into their daily lineups can check back for confirmation on his status ahead of puck drop.

Cody Eakin
C VGK
2 years ago

Eakin (knee) donned a no-contact jersey for Tuesday's practice

EDGE Analysis

Eakin will need to be cleared for contact before returning to game action, but his presence on the ice for Tuesday's team workout is undoubtedly a big step in the right direction for his rehabilitation. Owners keeping tabs on the 25-year-old forward's recovery from a knee injury can expect another update on his status once he's able to shed the no-contact jersey and return to a full practice with his teammates.

Cody Eakin
C VGK
2 years ago

Eakin (knee) is on injured reserve, according to the NHL media site.

EDGE Analysis

Eakin is expected to be sidelined until early November with a knee injury, so this move will give the Stars additional roster flexibility for the duration of the 25-year-old forward's lengthy absence. Once healthy, Eakin will probably slot into a bottom-six role, but could see additional ice time on one of Dallas' power-play units, cushioning his fantasy value in all formats.

Cody Eakin
C VGK
2 years ago

Eakin was diagnosed with a knee injury Saturday and will be out for six weeks.

EDGE Analysis

Eakin reportedly sustained the injury in practice Friday. His extended absence will certainly hurt the Stars when it comes to draws as the center was the team leader in faceoff wins in two of the past three seasons.

Cody Eakin
C VGK
2 years ago

Eakin sustained a lower-body injury during practice Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Eakin isn't expected to practice Saturday, but shouldn't be sidelined for long, as the Stars don't seem to be overly concerned about his lower-body ailment. We'll provide an update on the 25-year-old forward's status once he's cleared to return to practice.