Milan Lucic
LW EDM
2 weeks ago

Lucic has been assessed a $10,000 fine for roughing Mathieu Joseph of the Lightning in Tuesday night's contest.

EDGE Analysis

Lucic's fine is the maximum allowed under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). As a player with 10 years of NHL experience, the winger has been hit with two suspensions and he's forfeited $77,830 in total fines, according to Spotrac. Still, he dodged another suspension for his latest antics, so fantasy owners are free to use him as normal when the Oilers take on the Panthers in Sunrise on Thursday.

Milan Lucic
LW EDM
2 weeks ago

Lucic will have a phone hearing with the Department of Player Safety for roughing Tampa Bay's Mathieu Joseph.

EDGE Analysis

Lucic took exception to an unpenalized hit Joseph made on Kris Russell earlier in the game. After blindsiding the Lightning rookie, Lucic proceeded to punch him while he was down on the ice. Since it's a phone hearing, the maximum suspension is six games with a determination likely being made ahead of Thursday's matchup with Florida.

Milan Lucic
LW EDM
1 month ago

Lucic has not recorded a point since his two-point effort in the first game of the season.

EDGE Analysis

The rugged forward scored a goal and an assist in Edmonton's first game of the year played abroad in Sweden. Since then, Lucic has failed to add to his 2018-19 point total while taking just three shots on goal in the five games since Opening Night. Armed with a full no-movement clause for the duration of his contract, Lucic needs to start playing to his six million dollar salary.

Milan Lucic
LW EDM
1 month ago

Lucic picked up a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Devils.

EDGE Analysis

Grab this guy off the wire now. Lucic seemed like a fantasy afterthought after 2017-18, but chemistry with Connor McDavid on the team's top line means a possible return to fantasy dominance.

Milan Lucic
LW EDM
7 months ago

Lucic is determined to rebound in 2018-19, the Edmonton Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lucic finished the season with a dismal 34 points in 82 games -- his lowest point total since 2012-13 with Boston (27). However, the 29-year-old enforcer is only looking forward to contributing in 2018-19. "There are ways to bounce back, but it's on me to do that. I'm not giving up on myself and I'm not giving up on this team. I just have to find a way to find my confidence again and be the player I've been in the past," Lucic said. "I still consider myself a top-six forward and I still have a lot of confidence in myself that I can produce at a high level. I believe in myself and I know how to come out of tough because I've been through them in the past." Lucic started the season strongly -- registering 26 points in the first 36 games, then only tallied eight in the final 46. The Vancouver native is an early Comeback Player of the Year candidate next season (especially if he can get more shifts alongside Connor McDavid) and didn't let the lack of offense derail his physical style (254 hits in 2017-18).

Milan Lucic
LW EDM
8 months ago

Lucic has only collected one goal in his last 40 games, the Edmonton Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lucic's last goal came on Dec. 23 against Arizona -- he has attempted 73 shots since then without any results. The 29-year-old winger's lack of production has even gotten him demoted to the third line in recent games. While he has surpassed his totals in hits and blocks from last season (235 and 25, respectively), Lucic has yet to post a positive plus/minus in his last 15 contests. Owners can be grateful for his consistent numbers in the physical game but can temper expectations for his offensive upside.

Milan Lucic
LW EDM
8 months ago

Lucic collected an assist in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Senators.

EDGE Analysis

The unusual 2017-18 season continues for Lucic -- he has now recorded an assist in back-to-back games after not registering a point in the previous six. Despite the inconsistent offense, the 29-year-old winger was at least keeping up his notorious physical style (227 hits in 74 games this season) -- but now Lucic has failed to register a hit in three of his last four games. With his ice time down as well from 2016-17 (16:12 on average), owners might want to pursue more reliant options during the playoff push.

Milan Lucic
LW EDM
8 months ago

Lucic notched an assist in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Hurricanes.

EDGE Analysis

The Vancouver bruiser turned in an unusual performance -- he scored his first point since Mar. 5 and failed to register a hit or blocked shot. Lucic has only amassed 33 points in 73 games in 2017-18 yet has bested his totals of hits and blocked shots from 2016-17 (227 and 24, respectively). Lucic is still randomly seeing time alongside Connor McDavid but is best relied on in leagues that appreciate his enforcer role.

Milan Lucic
LW EDM
8 months ago

Lucic (illness) rejoined his teammates at practice Thursday, Bob Stauffer of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lucic should thus be ready to roll for Thursday's matchup against the Islanders, likely in his usual spot alongside Connor McDavid and Leon Draisatl. The 29-year-old winger scored his first goal since Dec. 23 on Monday and will attempt to build off of that effort Thursday against a New York club surrendering 3.49 goals per game on the road this season.

Milan Lucic
LW EDM
8 months ago

Lucic did not participate in practice Wednesday due to an illness, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lucic still has another day to rest up before the Canucks return to action, so fantasy owners should keep their eyes peeled for another update on his status come game day. Should the bug keep him from taking the ice against the Islanders, the Oilers will need to shuffle their lines and power-play units around to accomodate his absence. Zack Kassian is expected to return for the matchup and would presumably take Lucic's place in the lineup if he can't go.