Derek Dorsett
RW VAN
7 days ago

Canucks GM Jim Benning is appealing Dorsett's instigator penalty from Thursday night's loss to the Ducks, Ben Kuzma of The Vancouver Province reports. This is noteworthy because it could result in a two-game suspension for the winger if the decision is upheld.

EDGE Analysis

Dorsett's already been assessed two instigator penalties and the NHL's rule book states that a third would cost him two games. While the Canadian brute is generally known more for his physical play than his effort in the attacking zone, we'll point out that Dorsett has seven goals in 16 games thanks to a 30.4 shooting percentage -- that's obviously not sustainable, but he's also bagged two shorthanded goals this season and the Canucks losing him for any amount of time would really hurt the team and fantasy owners alike in some of the ancillary categories.

Derek Dorsett
RW VAN
1 week ago

Dorsett tallied his seventh goal of the season in Tuesday's win over the Flames.

EDGE Analysis

After a red-hot stretch at the start of the season, Dorsett had gone quiet over the last four games. The fourth-liner is proving to be quite the story with nine points through his first 15 games. He's playing great for a fourth-liner, but keep in mind he's just that. His 46 PIM and depth scoring make him a quality fantasy play in deeper formats.

Derek Dorsett
RW VAN
4 weeks ago

Dorsett scored his team-leading fifth goal of the season in Sunday's win over Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

We keep telling you his goal-scoring will slow down and he keeps proving us wrong, so maybe it's time to get on board with the Dorsett hype. There's no denying what he's doing is impressive, but realistically there's no way he keeps it going. The fourth-liner is usually known for his PIM contributions and his previous career-high in goals is 12. The fact he's outscoring Connor McDavid this season is just absurd, but be smart about it and know this won't last. He can be be of value in deeper formats, but take advantage and sell high if there's someone looking to acquire him for a slumping top-six forward.

Derek Dorsett
RW VAN
1 month ago

Dorsett scored his second goal of the season and was tagged for 17 PIM in Thursday's loss to the Bruins.

EDGE Analysis

Dorsett only skated 11:58 in the defeat, but he was sure to make his ice time count. The 30-year-old has racked up 17 PIM in each of his previous two outings and is now up to a whopping 42 PIM through six contests. Dorsett is capable of netting the occasional goal on Vancouver's fourth line, but it's his consistent PIM totals that make him worth owning in some very deep leagues.

Derek Dorsett
RW VAN
1 month ago

Dorsett scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's loss to the Flames.

EDGE Analysis

Dorsett skates on the fourth line and has never scored more than 12 goals in an NHL season, but he's a very reliable source of PIM and hits. While it's good to see the 30-year-old back in action after undergoing season-ending neck surgery last December, he won't offer much fantasy value outside of the deepest of leagues.

Derek Dorsett
RW VAN
2 months ago

Dorsett (neck) was fully cleared to return to action on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

After undergoing season-ending neck surgery last December, Dorsett appears to be fully recovered and ready to reclaim his regular roster spot with the Canucks. That said, the veteran winger has never exceeded 25 points in any of his 10 NHL seasons, so he can be safely ignored in the majority of fantasy formats, aside from those that incorporate hits.

Derek Dorsett
RW VAN
7 months ago

Dorsett (neck) said Tuesday that he will be healthy and ready to return at the start of next season.

EDGE Analysis

Going into specifics, Dorsett said, "I only know how to play one way and that's hard. I won't be changing how I play," before adding, "My first shift, I'm going to try and run someone over. You know how I play. I only have one gear." Those quotes tell you pretty much everything you need to know about the veteran enforcer as a player -- he's not likely to put up a lot of points, but he'll play tough and will make things easier for the scorers around him.

Derek Dorsett
RW VAN
11 months ago

Dorsett spoke to the media for the first time since sustaining his neck injury and said he is focused on being fully healthy for the start of next season, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

So ends an injury-plagued season for Dorsett. The 30-year-old has mainly played the role of an enforcer for much of his career, which would explain the four points, 33 penalty minutes, and 35 hits he accumulated this season while seeing only 9:56 of ice time on average. He'll look to get healthy and resume his position in the Canucks' bottom-six next fall.

Derek Dorsett
RW VAN
11 months ago

Dorsett (neck) is scheduled to undergo cervical fusion surgery to repair disc degeneration in his neck.

EDGE Analysis

Dorsett is expected to make a full recovery from the procedure, but a firm timetable remains unclear heading into the procedure. The team should provide further details on a potential timeline after the procedure, but it doesn't appear as though he will be back on the ice anytime soon. The veteran winger's absence likely won't have a huge overall impact in the fantasy realm, as he's notched just four points through 14 games with the Canucks this season.

Derek Dorsett
RW VAN
12 months ago

Dorsett (shoulder) is listed on injured reserve per the NHL's official media site.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Dorsett has landed on IR, which means that he will be sidelined until at least Nov. 25 when the Canucks play the Stars on the road. That said, a timeline has not been established for the 29-year-old winger's return, so he could be out for longer depending on the progress he makes in the coming week. We'll provide an update when he appears on track to play again.