Derick Brassard
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1 month ago

Brassard recorded an assist during Saturday's 4-3 triumph over the Avalanche.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old center has been red-hot to start the season with six goals and 15 points in the first 16 games. Well on his way to a career year, Brassard should be a reliable contributor for the balance of the season even if his scoring pace reverts to the mean somewhat as the year goes on.

Derick Brassard
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1 month ago

Brassard delivered two assists in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Golden Knights.

EDGE Analysis

Brassard has somewhat quietly put up 13 points (six goals, seven assists) in 14 games. That's a pace that would shatter his 60-point career best.

Derick Brassard
C OTT
2 months ago

Brassard scored two goals and added an assist in Saturday's 6-3 win over Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

Brassard has rebounded nicely from last year's pathetic 39-point performance. He already has 10 points, including six goals, in just eight games. Brassard's shooting percentage is sky-high at 25 percent, a rate that's more than twice his 11 percent career mark. The sniping will slow, but he should be solid for 60 points this season.

Derick Brassard
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2 months ago

Brassard netted his third goal of the season in Saturday's win over the Oilers.

EDGE Analysis

The goal came on the power play, where Brassard saw almost 4:00 minutes of ice time on the night. The second-line center has gotten off to a fantastic start this season, managing six points through five games. After a disappointing debut with Ottawa, Brassard will be looking to re-discover the touch that made him a 50-60 point guy in his final years with the Rangers. He's making waves already this year, so snatch him up if you're looking for some steady point production.

Derick Brassard
C OTT
2 months ago

Brassard scored a goal and added a pair of helpers in Thursday's season opener against the Capitals.

EDGE Analysis

Quite the season debut for the former Ranger, who didn't play in any preseason games due to a shoulder injury. Brassard failed to really impress in his first year with Ottawa, but he's off to a fantastic start in his second campaign. Skating on the second line with Mark Stone, Brassard could pile on some decent numbers this season. Just three years removed from a 40-assist campaign, Brassard makes for a prime bounce-back candidate this year.

Derick Brassard
C OTT
2 months ago

Brassard has been given the all clear to suit up in Thursday's Opening Night clash against the Capitals.

EDGE Analysis

Brassard practiced with the team all week leading up to Thursday's contest and has received the greenlight to play. In the previous four seasons, the center has missed a combined six outings, so it would have been quite the anomaly to see him watching from the press box right out the gate. The 30-year-old came up just one point shy of the 40-point threshold last year -- breaking a streak of three consecutive campaigns exceeding that mark.

Derick Brassard
C OTT
2 months ago

Brassard (shoulder) has not been cleared to return to action, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Senators kick of the season Thursday, so the fact that Brassard has not been given the all clear yet should be red flag for fantasy owners. In his first season with Ottawa, the center logged 81 contests in which he tallied 14 goals and 25 assists -- a significant drop off from his 2015-16 numbers (58 points). If the 30-year-old is unavailable against the Capitals, rookie Logan Brown should get a look in a third-line role.

Derick Brassard
C OTT
2 months ago

Brassard continues to make progress as he rehabs his shoulder ailment, and Senators coach Guy Boucher told reporters that the center could be available next week.

EDGE Analysis

His exact timeline is not clear, but it doesn't sound like Brassard will miss much time to start the regular season (if any time at all). A terrific two-way producer, he registered 39 points -- including seven on the power play -- in 81 games last season, though that was a 15-point drop on the man advantage and 19 fewer combined goals and assists than he had with the Rangers in 2016-17. The Senators play the Capitals for the home opener next Thursday, so expect Brassard to be reevaluated ahead of that date.

Derick Brassard
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2 months ago

Brassard (shoulder) was spotted without his no-contact jersey in Friday's practice, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brassard seems to be working hard to be ready for Opening Night against the Capitals next Thursday, with his taking contact considered a huge leap in the recovery process. He'll presumably be reevaluated ahead of Saturday night's contest against the Habs.

Derick Brassard
C OTT
2 months ago

Brassard (shoulder) practiced with his teammates Wednesday and is awaiting approval to begin taking contact, Dean Brown of the Senators Radio Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite previous updates seeming to indicate that Brassard was a long shot to be ready in time for Opening Night on Oct. 5, the second-year Sen appears to have progressed ahead of schedule. Head coach Guy Boucher was impressed with how Brassard looked during Wednesday's practice, which could mean that the player won't need too much additional practice to regain game-fitness upon being cleared for contact.