Cody Eakin
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7 hours ago

Eakin came up with a shorthanded goal in Sunday's 6-3 road win over the Oilers.

EDGE Analysis

The Manitoban picked Drake Caggiula's pocket in the neutral zone and defenseman Matt Benning -- for some inexplicable reason -- skated right in Cam Talbot's path to provide a nice screen for Eakin, who potted his eighth goal of the season. November has especially been kind to the shifty center, as he's scored five times to complement a pair of helpers over nine games this month.

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4 days ago

Eakin scored two goals in a 5-0 victory against the Ducks on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The pair of goals extended Eakin's modest point streak to five games. He has four goals and six points during that stretch. That's more production than he had in the first 11 games of the season. Overall, Eakin has seven goals and 10 points in 16 games, putting him on pace for career highs. But keep in mind, Eakin has a NHL-high 35.0 shooting percentage, which he will not be able to maintain all season.

Cody Eakin
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2 weeks ago

Eakin scored his fourth goal of the season Tuesday in a 3-1 loss to the Maple Leafs.

EDGE Analysis

Tuesday's goal ended a streak of six pointless efforts from Eakin, who has managed just five points in 12 games. Until he proves more consistent, the 27-year-old shouldn't be considered a legitimate fantasy option.

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3 weeks ago

Eakin (lower body) will play Tuesday against the Predators.

EDGE Analysis

Eakin left Sunday's game against the Senators after sustaining a lower-body injury, but he was able to participate in Tuesday's morning skate, which was the first indication he'd likely be in the lineup for the evening's matchup with Nashville. The 27-year-old forward has notched three goals and four points in eight games this campaign.

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3 weeks ago

Eakin, who sustained a lower-body injury in Sunday's game against the Senators, took to the ice Tuesday ahead of a road clash with the Predators, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Eakin is the unfortunate one to have absorbed an illegal hit to the head from Ottawa defenseman Mark Borowiecki in Sunday's game. However, as suggested by Schoen, it's a good sign that Vegas' third-line center was back on the ice with his teammates and talking to assistant coach Ryan McGill in the latest session. Eakin has three goals and four points total over eight games this season. It'll be worth checking back to see if he's able to take warmups.

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1 month ago

Eakin (lower body) was taken off injured reserve Wednesday, clearing the way for him to suit up against the Capitals, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

In order to make room for Eakin under the 23-man roster limit, the Golden Knights designated Paul Stastny (undisclosed) for injured reserve. The 27-year-old Eakin will make his season debut in a third-line center role, but could certainly challenge Erik Haula for the spot being vacated by Stastny.

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1 month ago

Eakin (lower body) is expected to make his season debut Wednesday against Washington, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Eakin missed the first three games of the campaign due to a lower-body injury, but he was a full participant in Tuesday's practice, which was the first sign he was likely closing in on a return to game action. The 27-year-old pivot, who notched 11 goals and 27 points last season, will probably take on a bottom-six role against the Capitals.

Cody Eakin
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1 month ago

Eakin (lower body) shed his no-contact jersey for Tuesday's morning session, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a clear sign of progress for Eakin, who is expected to return next week. Vegas hasn't gotten off to the best start shorthanded -- it has allowed two man-advantage goals through eight penalty-killing chances -- and Eakin seems to be the piece that the club misses dearly amid a 1-2-0 opening to the 2018-19 campaign. Last year, the Winnipeg native averaged 1:43 on the power play and 1:37 shorthanded, adding 11 goals and 16 assists over 80 regular-season games.

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2 months ago

Golden Knights GM George McPhee said Eakin is "more week to week than day to day," Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Eakin will start the season on injured reserve, so he'll miss at least the next four games. When healthy, the Winnipeg native can be deployed in a number of game situations, including the power play and penalty kill. Eakin generated 11 goals and 16 assists to complement a shorthanded goal and another pair of shorthanded apples with Vegas last season. Ryan Carpenter should occupy Eakin's third-line center spot until he is ready to return.

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2 months ago

Eakin (lower body) was designated for injured reserve, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Eakin's placement of IR ensures that he won't be in the lineup for Opening Night. The club has yet to provide a timeline for the Winnipeg native's recovery, so it's unclear how long he might be sidelined. In the meantime, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare should slot into the fourth-line center role.