Michael Del Zotto
D VAN
4 weeks ago

Del Zotto procured a two-year, $6 million contract with the Canucks on Saturday, TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

That's indubitably a large chunk of change for the oft-injured Del Zotto, but then again, proven defensemen come at a premium in today's NHL. Health permitting, the 27-year-old with 189 points in 484 career games between the Rangers, Predators and Flyers should be able to grab at least 20 minutes per contest in his new digs.

Michael Del Zotto
D VAN
3 months ago

Del Zotto spoke with general manager Ron Hextall after the season and he was informed the team plans to go with young players on the back end next season, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Del Zotto will become an unrestricted free agent July 1. It appears he has skated his last shift in Philadelphia and will be on the move this summer. He logged just six goals and 18 points over 51 games in 2016-17, his second straight campaign with 18 or fewer points. Even if he finds work with another organization, it appears his best fantasy days are well behind him.

Michael Del Zotto
D VAN
4 months ago

Del Zotto scored his sixth goal of the season in Saturday's 4-2 win over Columbus.

EDGE Analysis

So much potential; so many injuries. Del Zotto has the skill, but that hasn't led to success for the defender, who has been injured every season since the lockout. Saturday was just his 50th game of the season.

Michael Del Zotto
D VAN
4 months ago

Del Zotto picked up a goal and an assist in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Devils.

EDGE Analysis

Unfortunately for the Flyers, they weren't able to manage any goals other than the ones in which DZ was involved. And unfortunately for the blueliner's fantasy owners, games like this tend to be a tease; he's hit the scoresheet in just two of his last 18 contests, and both were multi-point efforts. Other than that, it's been crickets.

Michael Del Zotto
D VAN
5 months ago

Del Zotto finished with two assists and a plus-5 rating in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Sabres.

EDGE Analysis

Del Zotto had been held without a point in each of his previous 12 appearances, and still hasn't lit the lamp since Dec. 14. His rating sits at minus-9 despite his strong performance in that category here, suggesting the perennially underwhelming blueliner will continue to be tough to trust until he can string together a few more outings like this one.

Michael Del Zotto
D VAN
5 months ago

Del Zotto has failed to register a point in any of his past 11 games.

EDGE Analysis

Del Zotto last marked the points column Jan. 4 and has also missed 12 games during that pointless stretch. With just four goals and 10 points through 34 games, he shouldn't be a fantasy priority. However, the Philadelphia defense lost Mark Streit at the trade deadline, and Del Zotto has logged over 22 minutes in consecutive games. Del Zotto is worth keeping an eye on in deep seasonal settings because he's flashed offensive upside throughout his career.

Michael Del Zotto
D VAN
5 months ago

Del Zotto (lower body) has been cleared to return to action, but will remain out of the lineup against the Flames on Wednesday, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Del Zotto's nine-game absence clearly did not help his case for a spot on the bench, serving only to compound the issues related to his 15-outing goal drought. Over the stretch, the defender managed a lone helper, racked up 12 PIM, and earned a minus-9 rating. With the emergence Ivan Provorov and Brandon Manning, it may take an injury for Del Zotto to work his way back onto the ice.

Michael Del Zotto
D VAN
5 months ago

Del Zotto (lower body) won't play Thursday against the Islanders.

EDGE Analysis

Del Zotto will miss an eighth consecutive game Thursday, and the Flyers have yet to reveal how close he might be to returning to the lineup. The blueliner has been somewhat productive with 10 points (four goals, six assists), 53 shots and 110 hits through 30 games this season, making him a solid bench option in deeper leagues.

Michael Del Zotto
D VAN
6 months ago

Del Zotto (lower body) remains sidelined for Thursday's game against the Canadiens, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly reports.

EDGE Analysis

Del Zotto hasn't produced offensively nearly as much over the past couple seasons, but has tallied 10 points in 30 contests so far this season. However, he's averaged just 42 seconds per game on the man advantage, suggesting his role in that regard has been reduced. The 26-year-old defenseman still provides a physical presence with 110 hits already this season, but his ice time has been substantially reduced from the previous campaigns. Del Zotto's next chance to retake the ice comes Saturday against the Kings, which could be a possibility after he practiced in full Monday.

Michael Del Zotto
D VAN
6 months ago

Del Zotto (lower body) won't play Tuesday against Carolina.

EDGE Analysis

Del Zotto will miss a fourth consecutive game Tuesday, but he practiced fully Monday, and could return to Philadelphia's lineup as soon as Thursday against the Canadiens. Brandon Manning will likely continue to skate with Shayne Gostisbehere on the Flyers' top pairing while Del Zotto is in recovery mode.