OUTDion Phaneuf
D LA
2 days ago

Phaneuf (upper body) has been labeled week-to-week by coach Willie Desjardins, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Phaneuf's absence wasn't expected to result in anything more than a day-to-day absence, but it appears the issue has turned out to be worse than initially thought. The veteran defenseman is having his worst season to date by a long shot in 2018-19, notching just one assist through 32 games while seeing a career-low 14:58 of ice time on average. News of his placement on injured reserve may not be too far behind.

OUTDion Phaneuf
D LA
4 days ago

Phaneuf (upper body) is bound for LA to be reexamined for an injury that is feared to be worse than a day-to-day issue, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran defenseman prematurely exited Tuesday's game against the Sharks, and if a 15-game point drought wasn't enough for fantasy owners to move on from Phaneuf, the added fear that he could be out for an extended period should tilt the scale on the matter.

OUTDion Phaneuf
D LA
5 days ago

Phaneuf exited Tuesday's game versus the Sabres with an undisclosed injury and didn't return for the third period, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Phaneuf has just one assist in 31 games, his injury could cripple the Kings' depth moving forward. Top blueliner Drew Doughty left this contest with an upper-body injury as well, and the Kings will finish the game with just four defensemen. The Kings will likely be forced to make a recall from AHL Manitoba before Thursday's road game versus the Blue Jackets.

OUTDion Phaneuf
D LA
1 month ago

Phaneuf has zero points through 11 games, and has put only 10 shots on net.

EDGE Analysis

It seems like Phaneuf has fallen off a cliff, and is now a depth defenseman for the Kings. Case in point, he's averaged 16:44 per game in ice time. That does include 1:59 per contest on the power play, but so far that hasn't worked out for the veteran.

OUTDion Phaneuf
D LA
7 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.

OUTDion Phaneuf
D LA
9 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.

OUTDion Phaneuf
D LA
9 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.

OUTDion Phaneuf
D LA
9 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.

OUTDion Phaneuf
D LA
9 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.

OUTDion Phaneuf
D LA
10 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.