Derek Dorsett
RW VAN
2 days 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
1 month 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
6 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
10 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
10 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
11 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.

Derek Dorsett
RW VAN
11 months ago

Coach Willi Desjardins indicated Monday that Dorsett (shoulder) will likely be placed on injured reserve, Jon Abbott of TSN 1040 reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dorsett missed Saturday's contest because of the issue and it appears the issue will hold him out longer than just one game. An official move has yet to be made, but that should be made in the coming days. However, Abbott reports that it's unlikely the team will add a body from its AHL affiliate.

Derek Dorsett
RW VAN
11 months ago

Dorsett (shoulder) won't play Saturday against the Blackhawks, Postmedia's Ben Kuzma reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jayson Megna, who was recently activated off injured reserve, will replace Dorsett in the lineup for Saturday evening's contest. Dorsett will be reevaluated before Wednesday's game against Arizona, so check back for another update on his status ahead of that contest.

Derek Dorsett
RW VAN
11 months ago

Dorsett (shoulder) will return for Wednesday's road game against the Canadiens.

EDGE Analysis

Dorsett will come off injured reserve to play in the upcoming contest. The agitating winger will be planted in a bottom-six role, and he's bound to pick up an abundance of hits and penalty minutes.

Derek Dorsett
RW VAN
12 months ago

Dorsett (shoulder) is seven-to-ten days away from returning to Vancouver's lineup.

EDGE Analysis

This timeframe released by the Canucks Tuesday is essentially what they expected when Dorsett was placed on injured reserve Monday. Either way, Dorsett has averaged only 8:45 of ice time in five games this season, so don't expect an explosive return in seven-to-ten days.