David Desharnais
C NYR
3 days 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 weeks 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
2 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
2 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
3 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.

David Desharnais
C NYR
3 months ago

Desharnais will watch Sunday's contest against Ottawa from the press box as a healthy scratch.

EDGE Analysis

The former Hab is scoreless with a minus-3 rating and zero shots on goal in his past three contests, so the decision doesn't come as a complete surprise. Desharnais' absence makes way for Paul Carey, who's scored two points in a 40-game NHL career.

David Desharnais
C NYR
3 months ago

Desharnais recorded an assist in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Bruins.

EDGE Analysis

Desharnais is operating as the third-line center, but he's got no shortage of talent flanking him in a deep New York lineup. His first-period helper on Jimmy Vesey's second goal in a 29-second span gave the diminutive Desharnais eight points in 17 games with his new club.

David Desharnais
C NYR
4 months ago

Desharnais recorded a goal and an assist during Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

After missing the scoresheet in the first five games of the campaign, Desharnais now has a goal and two helpers in his past two outings. He's bounced around the depth chart a bit too much to be counted on in most settings. However, the veteran has clearly established some quick chemistry with J.T. Miller and Chris Kreider on the second line, and Desharnais' fantasy value would spike if he locked himself into the role for a prolonged stretch.

David Desharnais
C NYR
8 months ago

Desharnais agreed to sign a contract with the Rangers on Tuesday, David Pagnotta of TheFourthPeriod.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desharnais split last season between Montreal and Edmonton after a late-February trade sent him to the Oilers. Currently at 30 years old, there's no guarantee the center will be able to secure a spot on the NHL roster when the season begins.

David Desharnais
C NYR
10 months ago

Desharnais scored the overtime winner and added an assist in Thursday's 4-3 Game 5 triumph over San Jose.

EDGE Analysis

Desharnais' goal 18:15 into overtime was only made possible by his clutch assist on Oscar Klefbom's game-tying goal with 2:46 to play in regulation. The trade acquisition from Montreal was an unlikely hero after contributing just one shot without a point through the series' first four games.