Lauri Korpikoski
LW FA
10 months ago

Korpikoski was traded from the Stars to the Blue Jackets on Wednesday in exchange for defensive prospect Dillon Heatherington.

EDGE Analysis

Korpikoski mainly played a bottom-six role and that's likely to be the same kind of role he'll take on in Columbus' high-powered offense. The 30-year-old forward netted just one goal in February but managed 19 shots in the 11 games that month, meaning that the shots just aren't falling for him at the moment.

Lauri Korpikoski
LW FA
10 months ago

Korpikoski finished Tuesday's win over Pittsburgh with three shots and a minus-1 rating.

EDGE Analysis

Korpikoski has had some decent performances, but in addition to limited ice time, he's not getting the bounces. He has just one point in his last 11 games but has been putting the puck on net recently. He's tallied 13 shots in the last four contests.

Lauri Korpikoski
LW FA
11 months ago

Korpikoski picked up two assists and went plus-2 over 11:36 of ice time in Tuesday's 7-6 road victory against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

The Finnish winger's turned out six points and a plus-6 rating over his last seven games despite only clearing 14 minutes once in that span. That's not to say that most fantasy owners should be all that interested by what Korpikoski is doing, but it is worth noting that the one-time Ranger is seeing a bit of an age-30 renaissance. With 15 points, 79 shots and a plus-7 rating through 45 games, he's roundly outperforming his production in all three categories from last season. In fact, Korpikoski hasn't finished with a positive rating since 2011-12.

Lauri Korpikoski
LW FA
1 year ago

Korpikoski got on the scoresheet with an assist Thursday in a 5-2 win over Nashville.

EDGE Analysis

It was the first point in seven games for the first-year Star, who actually averages a decent amount of ice time (14:02) but just doesn't get involved often offensively. He once put up a career-high 40 points back in 2010-11 with the Coyotes, but his current pace (nine in 28 games) suggests he'll land somewhere in the neighborhood of 25-30 by season's end.

Lauri Korpikoski
LW FA
1 year ago

Korpikoski scored his second goal of the season in a 4-2 win over the Flames on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

The tally brings the depth forward up to four points and 24 shots on goal on the season, which is right around the pace of his 22-point campaign with the Oilers last year. He doesn't do much by way of other peripheral stats to offset his lack of production for fantasy purposes, so he can probably be safely avoided in the vast majority of formats.

Lauri Korpikoski
LW FA
1 year ago

Korpikoski agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Dallas on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Korpikoski spent training camp with the Flames, but was unable to secure a long-term deal in Calgary. With injuries to Mattias Janmark (knee) and Cody Eakin (knee), the Stars were in need of an experienced forward. In four preseason contests, the 30-year-old failed to get on the scoresheet while averaging 15:15 in ice time per night, including minutes on both the power play and the penalty kill. The winger is unlikely to rack up a lot of offensive production, which limits his fantasy value.

Lauri Korpikoski
LW FA
1 year ago

Korpikoski was released from his professional tryout with the Flames on Sunday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old forward has played at least 64 games in each of the last three seasons, so he's proven that he can stick around in the NHL. If he ends up on another team, he could provide some depth on the wing.

Lauri Korpikoski
LW FA
1 year ago

Korpikoski signed a professional tryout agreement with the Flames on Friday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsbet reports.

EDGE Analysis

The former No. 19 overall pick in the 2004 draft played with Edmonton during the 2015-16 campaign, totaling 22 points over 71 games. Korpikoski stands out as a top-notch skater with a quick release that helped him tally 40 and 37 points, respectively, with the Coyotes in the 2010-11 and 2011-12 campaigns. Now at 30 years old, he should still have plenty left in the tank but given his diminished production over his last four seasons, he projects as a third or fourth liner if he gets signed to the Flames longterm.

Lauri Korpikoski
LW FA
1 year ago

The Oilers placed Korpikoski on unconditional waivers Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. He will be subjected to a contract buyout.

EDGE Analysis

Korpikoski is a modest offensive producer, though he's a huge liability on the defensive end. Case in point, the 29-year-old has logged a minus-54 rating in 540 career games split between the Rangers, Coyotes, and Oilers, respectively. Buying out Korpikoski's contract would save Edmonton $2 million in 2016-17.

Lauri Korpikoski
LW FA
2 years ago

Korpikoski had 10 goals and 12 assists for Edmonton this season.

EDGE Analysis

Korpikoski was also a minus 17 which would seem to indicate that he isn't the most defensively responsible of forwards. He will likely remain a bottom six forward with Edmonton next season.