David Desharnais
C NYR
2 months ago

Desharnais (wrist) is projected to be a healthy scratch when the Rangers play host to the Devils on Tuesday, NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Desharnais likely watching from the press box, look for Filip Chytil and Peter Holland to round out the bottom six for the Rangers.

David Desharnais
C NYR
2 months ago

Desharnais won't play Saturday against the Hurricanes since he's feeling the effects of a shot that hit his wrist during Friday's action against the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

Desharnais is a crafty pivot who's often deployed on the man advantage, but his absence Saturday gives the Rangers yet another reason to continue deploying prospect Lias Andersson, who went seventh overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Still, there's no indication that Desharnais' injury is more than a day-to-day issue.

David Desharnais
C NYR
2 months ago

Desharnais (kidney stones) came out during warmups for Monday's game against Carolina, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports, and will draw into the lineup Colin Stephenson of Newsday.

EDGE Analysis

Even with the painful injury the Frenchman is planning on toughing it out, and will skate on the fourth line. His playing time could very well be limited, but he'll head out on the ice in the hunt for his first goal since Feb. 6.

David Desharnais
C NYR
2 months ago

Desharnais (kidney stones) will be a game-time decision for Monday's contest versus the Hurricanes.

EDGE Analysis

Desharnais reportedly will still take warmups, but his status is likely dependant on whether he can pass his kidney stones, due to the pain management involved. If the center is unable to suit up, Peter Holland figures to continue deputizing in his stead.

David Desharnais
C NYR
2 months ago

Desharnais will not be available for Saturday's game due to issues with kidney stones, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desharnais will surrender his spot in Saturday's lineup to Peter Holland, who will center the fourth line alongside Cody McLeod and Paul Carey. This likely won't be a long-term issue, but the Rangers will be without the veteran pivot -- who owns 27 points in 64 games this season -- for at least one matchup. When healthy, Desharnais could be considered for a cheap daily lineup option with his occasional presence on the power play and his better-than-normal production out of a bottom-six role.

David Desharnais
C NYR
3 months ago

Desharnais fired two shots in 13:59 of ice time (2:14 on the power play) in Thursday's 3-0 loss to the Islanders.

EDGE Analysis

Desharnais had the puck deflect in off his leg for an Islanders goal early in the third period, then had an apparent tally of his own overturned after replay determined he used a distinct kicking motion. The diminutive center's minus-1 rating in this one dropped his season mark to minus-11, as the Rangers team he joined for this campaign appears to be a cut below most recent editions.

David Desharnais
C NYR
4 months ago

Desharnais opened the scoring in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Kings with a power-play goal.

EDGE Analysis

Desharnais snapped a nine-game goal drought in this one, continuing a recent upward trend that's seen him post three points in the last four games after being held to one point over the previous nine. The diminutive center is making a push for his fourth career 40-point season but not much more.

David Desharnais
C NYR
5 months ago

Desharnais found the back of the net in Friday's 3-2 shootout road loss to the Red Wings.

EDGE Analysis

The Canadian pivot is only averaging 13:39 of ice time per contest, albeit with nearly two minutes on the man advantage. His goal Friday was a 5-on-5 tally, and he'll need to go on a serious tear to record his first 20-goal campaign. It's probably safe to leave Desharnais on the virtual waiver wire in most season-long settings, but his most recent performance reminds us that he can be a sneaky value play in DFS formats from time to time.

David Desharnais
C NYR
5 months ago

Desharnais registered two assists through 14:09 of ice time during Tuesday's 4-1 win over Anaheim.

EDGE Analysis

The pair of helpers has Desharnais up to a goal and eight assists through his past 10 games. However, he's returned to a depth role with Mika Zibanejad back in the lineup, so Desharnais will have difficulty maintaining a similar scoring pace moving forward. Still, it's definitely worth noting that the 31-year-old center is capable of providing serviceable offensive numbers for fleeting stretches when skating in a scoring role.

David Desharnais
C NYR
6 months ago

Desharnais collected three assists through 14:58 of ice time during Tuesday's 5-4 loss to Florida.

EDGE Analysis

With Mika Zibanejad (upper body) out of action Tuesday, Desharnais slotted in between Chris Kreider and Pavel Buchnevich, and the trio combined for three goals. It's unlikely this outing does much to boost Desharnais' limited fantasy value for the long term, but it's not out of the question to suggest the veteran will provide a fleeting uptick for the duration of Zibanejad's absence. It's a situation to keep tabs on at the very least.