Jake Muzzin
D LA
1 month ago

Muzzin is being protected from the Expansion Draft, John Hoven of Sirius XM reports.

EDGE Analysis

After having two consecutive seasons of posting over 40 points, Muzzin dropped of in 2016-17, recording 28 points and a horrid minus-21 rating. He's a valuable power-play asset, though, as that's where he scored 10 of his points. If he can bounce back up into the 40-point area, as well as kick up his defensive presence a notch, the 28-year-old will be worth the investment for Los Angeles.

Jake Muzzin
D LA
4 months ago

Muzzin scored the game-winning goal and added an assist Thursday against the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Like everyone else on the team, Muzzin's had a difficult season with 26 points in 73 games and a minus-20 rating. It's a pretty sharp drop in production after scoring 40 points in each of his past two seasons, and his plus-minus is absolutely garish. The good news for fantasy owners is that Muzzin continues to pile on the hits and blocked shots, but it's still not enough to make him particularly valuable in standard formats.

Jake Muzzin
D LA
5 months ago

Muzzin was fined $2,000 for embellishment Friday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This infraction, also known as "diving," is assessed when a player falls down to deliberately get the attention of an official with hopes of drawing a penalty. Muzzin reportedly received a warning for doing this in a game against the Flyers on Oct. 14 and then he broke the rule again in last Saturday's home match with Vancouver. His fine will increase by $1,000 for each subsequent embellishment, and even Kings coach Darryl Sutter could be docked if the defenseman repeats the offense five or more times..

Jake Muzzin
D LA
5 months ago

Muzzin collected a goal and an assist during Monday's overtime loss to Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

After hitting the 40-point plateau in consecutive seasons, Muzzin has registered just eight goals and 12 assists this year. He's seen a slight dip in ice time (including on the power play), and his shots, hits and blocked shots per game are all down from the 2015-16 campaign. Muzzin shouldn't be viewed as a universal fantasy asset and is best left to deeper settings at this stage of the game.

Jake Muzzin
D LA
6 months ago

Muzzin was scoreless with a minus-4 rating in Tuesday's 5-0 loss against the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

It was a rough night for Muzzin and the Kings defensive corps, although he was able to salvage the stat line for fantasy owners a bit with three blocked shots and a hit. The rearguard appeared to be turning a corner and providing much-needed offense in early- to mid-January, but he has struggled lately. Muzzin is scoreless with a minus-6 over the past two outings, and he has been held off the scoresheet in eight of the past 11 contests.

Jake Muzzin
D LA
6 months ago

Muzzin picked up his 100th career assist with a plus-2 in Saturday's 3-2 victory against the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Muzzin is heating up in the month of January, posting three goals with six points in six games. He has struggled mightily for his disappointed fantasy owners, but he is starting to come alive. The rearguard is a nice buy-low candidate for those looking to bolster their defensemen corps.

Jake Muzzin
D LA
6 months ago

Muzzin scored twice in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Blues.

EDGE Analysis

Muzzin opened the scoring on the power play just 3:18 in, then chased St. Louis goalie Jake Allen with a tally just over a period later. He had scored only three goals in his first 39 games, but now has three in the past three. Still, Muzzin has been a massive disappointment given that he's on pace for fewer than 30 points and has a minus-11 rating after reaching 40 and plus-7, respectively, last season.

Jake Muzzin
D LA
8 months ago

Muzzin scored his third goal of the season and added an assist in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the visiting Islanders.

EDGE Analysis

Muzzin often serves as a nice fantasy consolation prize to those who miss out on teammate Drew Doughty, but has been mediocre thus far with just five points in 21 games. He's firing the puck a lot -- 51 times to be exact -- and has points in two of his last three contests, so perhaps the 27-year-old is turning the corner at the season's quarter pole.

Jake Muzzin
D LA
8 months ago

Muzzin registered two shots on net, blocked five shots and took a minor penalty over 20:54 of ice time during a loss to the Senators on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Muzzin has been slow out of the gate offensively with just a single goal and assist through 15 games. However, he has continued to provide excellent supporting statistics with 35 shots, 28 blocked shots, 35 hits and 14 penalty minutes. After posting consecutive 40-point campaigns the past two years, expect the offense to pick up for Muzzin going forward.

Jake Muzzin
D LA
9 months ago

Muzzin went scoreless for the third straight game to open the year Tuesday against Minnesota, finishing minus-1 with a single shot on goal in 20:09 of ice time.

EDGE Analysis

The ice time was well down from his first two games, in which Muzzin averaged more than 24 minutes. He's taken only three shots in three games and owns a minus-2 rating, and things don't project to get a whole ton better with star goalie Jonathan Quick (groin) set to miss multiple months. Muzzin will probably get on the board soon enough, but the impact of Quick's absence is clearly making itself noticed in his stats already.