Dion Phaneuf
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1 week ago

Phaneuf picked up an assist in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over Colorado.

EDGE Analysis

Phaneuf ran his streak to three assists in three games, the second time he's had such a streak this year. With nine points in 15 games, six being assists, he's on track for his fifth straight year of 20+ helpers.

Dion Phaneuf
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3 weeks ago

Phaneuf scored for the second straight game Thursday against Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

Phaneuf has been producing well this season, netting three goals in 10 contests. He's currently riding a three-game point streak and on track to surpass the 30 points he posted in 2016-17. The veteran rearguard isn't an elite offensive blueliner, but his quality ice time and role on the power play makes him serviceable in most fantasy formats.

Dion Phaneuf
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1 month ago

Phaneuf is suffering from a minor injury, but is not expected to miss any game action, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Even with the return of Erik Karlsson from injury, Phaneuf still logged 22 minutes of ice time against Vancouver on Tuesday. Depending on the nature of his malady, the 32-year-old could see slightly less ice against the Devils on Thursday, but should still factor into the power play.

Dion Phaneuf
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1 month ago

Phaneuf scored an unassisted, even-strength goal Saturday, but the Senators lost to the Red Wings 2-1 in the shootout.

EDGE Analysis

One of the best multi-category contributors the NHL has to offer, Phaneuf added 30 points, 100 PIM, 16 power-play points, 132 hits and 156 blocked shots last year during his first go-around with the Senators. As a result, he's a must-own in roto formats.

Dion Phaneuf
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5 months ago

Phaneuf (wrist) has a list of 12 teams to which he'd allow himself to be traded, NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran blueliner's contract contains both a no-move and a modified no-trade clause, making it a requirement for the Senators to protect him in the Vegas expansion draft. However, this doesn't necessarily mean that he wouldn't agree to a trade if it meets his personal requirements. A team like Detroit could certainly use a proven, two-way contributor on the blue line like Phaneuf, though he'll command $7 million per season through 2020-21 and that's a hefty price tag for a guy who's arguably past his prime at the age of 32. Additionally, there could be some concern over the wrist injury that bothered him in the playoffs.

Dion Phaneuf
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5 months ago

Phaneuf (wrist) is not expected to waive his no-movement, Bob McKenzie of the Hockey Insider reports.

EDGE Analysis

As is his right with a no-movement clause, Phaneuf wants to stay put in Ottawa, meaning he will not be exposed in the expansion draft. The Senators expected more than 30 points last season for the $7 million cap hit they took, but now they'll have to likely free up cap space by exposing a different, expensive blueliner such as Marc Methot, who carries a cap hit of $4.9 million. Phaneuf's decision makes things tougher on the Eastern Conference Finalists as the expansion draft nears and serious questions loom on the Senators roster.

Dion Phaneuf
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5 months ago

Ottawa has requested that Phaneuf (wrist) waive his no-movement clause in order to expose him in the expansion draft, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Much like the Maple Leafs before them, the Senators are looking to get out from under Phaneuf's $7 million annual cap hit -- which goes through 2020-21 -- in order to free up money to spend elsewhere. The Golden Knights are more likely to be looking to get above the cap floor than the ceiling, which could free them up to take on the 32-year-old. While Phaneuf had a solid season -- 30 points in 81 outings -- those aren't exactly the type of numbers an organization expects given his high price tag. If the veteran refuse to waive the clause, Ottawa could enter the offseason with just under $8 million in cap space and serious holes to fill at forward.

Dion Phaneuf
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6 months ago

Phaneuf had an injured wrist through the playoffs, Bruce Garrioch of TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The blueliner was pointless in his last eleven playoff games, which could be attributed to his injury. The defenseman had 30 points in 81 regular season games, his best total since scoring 31 in 2013-14.

Dion Phaneuf
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6 months ago

Phaneuf was held pointless with a minus-5 rating over the final 11 games of the playoffs.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran blueliner set up two scores against the Rangers in Game 2 of the conference semifinals, only to go ice cold offensively the rest of the way. However, his physical play was on full display throughout the postseason, as he compiled 30 hits and half as many PIM. An alternate captain for the Sens, Phaneuf is under contract through the 2020-21 season, banking a whopping $7 million per season with performance bonuses included.

Dion Phaneuf
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7 months ago

Phaneuf registered two assists and blocked five shots during Saturday's Game 2 win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran defenseman logged 29:00 of ice time and snapped a five-game point drought with the multi-assist showing. Phaneuf boasts a respectable fantasy floor for daily contests because of his shot volume and willingness to block shots. Just don't expect him to make a significant offensive impact nightly.