Dion Phaneuf
D LA
5 months ago

Phaneuf posted 26 points, 161 hits and 154 blocked shots in 79 regular-season games during 2017-18.

EDGE Analysis

Phaneuf was dished from Ottawa to Los Angeles at the trade deadline, and his production was fairly consistent between the two squads. The 33-year-old blueliner slotted in for all four playoff games as well, where he notched one helper and 13 hits while logging major power-play minutes. Phaneuf was traded to rid the Senators of his $7 million cap hit -- the same as 60-point Kings' defenseman Drew Doughty -- so unless he can suddenly elevate his offensive production, this contract may become a burden to the Kings.

Dion Phaneuf
D LA
6 months ago

Phaneuf contributed a goal and an assist, helping his team post a 3-0 win over Calgary on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Phaneuf has nine points in 21 games now for Los Angeles after managing just 16 in 53 games while with Ottawa. The trade to a power seems to have rejuvenated him, and he's now playing like a strong option who's rewarding those owners who stuck with him or traded for him late.

Dion Phaneuf
D LA
7 months ago

Phaneuf (illness) is in the lineup Thursday against the Capitals.

EDGE Analysis

Phaneuf missed practice Wednesday, but apparently the illness isn't enough to keep him out of the lineup. The veteran defenseman has been playing well recently, as he's notched seven points in his last 11 games. If the illness doesn't slow him down, there's reason for enthusiasm based on his recent performance.

Dion Phaneuf
D LA
7 months ago

Phaneuf (illness) will be a game-time decision against the Capitals on Thursday, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.

EDGE Analysis

Head coach John Stevens said, "We're hopeful he's going to be able to go," which is a good sign. Phaneuf wasn't able to practice Wednesday, but that could have just been a precaution. An actual game is a different thing, especially with the Kings fighting for a playoff spot. Keep an eye out prior to this game, which is a late start, if you want to make sure whether or not Phaneuf is in the lineup.

Dion Phaneuf
D LA
7 months ago

Phaneuf did not practice Wednesday due to an illness, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Phaneuf has another day before the Kings return to action, so fantasy owners should check back Thursday to see if he rejoins his teammates at morning skate. If not, either Kevin Gravel or Paul LaDue should join the lineup in his place, though neither blueliner possesses Phaneuf's fantasy upside.

Dion Phaneuf
D LA
7 months ago

Phaneuf scored the lone goal and logged 18:56 of ice time (1:50 on the power play) during Thursday's 3-1 loss to Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

Phaneuf recorded just three goals and 13 assists through 53 games with Ottawa, so it was a little surprising he found the back of the net in his first outing with Los Angeles. The veteran defenseman will probably need to follow up Thursday's showing with a few more fantasy relevant outings before he's worth a look in most seasonal leagues, but there is definitely cross-category potential. Additionally, his surroundings are likely better with the Kings than they were in Ottawa.

Dion Phaneuf
D LA
7 months ago

Phaneuf (personal) is on the ice for pregame warmups, indicating he'll make his Kings debut Thursday against the Penguins, freelance sports writer Josh Cooper reports.

EDGE Analysis

Phaneuf was expected to miss Thursday's contest due to visa issues, but he was clearly able to get that sorted out ahead of puck drop. The former Senator, who's totaled three goals and 16 points in 53 contests this campaign, will likely replace Christian Folin in the Kings' lineup.

Dion Phaneuf
D LA
7 months ago

Phaneuf has cleared up his visa issues and could join the Kings' lineup Thursday against the Penguins, John Shannon of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Phaneuf wasn't expected to make his debut until Tuesday against the Jets due to immigration issues, but they have been cleared more quickly than expected. Official word on his status should arrive closer to puck drop, with the blueliner potentially providing the Kings with a boost on the back end in a big matchup against Pittsburgh.

Dion Phaneuf
D LA
7 months ago

According to general manager Rob Blake, Phaneuf will make his debut Tuesday against the Jets due to his immigration status, freelance sports writer Josh Cooper reports.

EDGE Analysis

The news effectively rules Phaneuf out for the team's next three outings. The Edmonton native tallied just 16 points in 53 games with the Senators this season before being shipped to Southern California. The Kings should provide an update once the veteran's work visa is sorted out.

Dion Phaneuf
D LA
7 months ago

Phaneuf was officially moved to Los Angeles along with Nate Thompson, with Marian Gaborik and Nick Shore moving to Ottawa, the Ottawa Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Phaneuf will be a welcome addition in Los Angeles after the Kings conceded seven goals to Carolina on Tuesday. If he can regain the form he showed a season ago, his value will increase on a team that's pushing for a playoff spot. Ironically, his debut in silver and black could come against the same Pittsburgh team that he ended his Ottawa tenure against.