Nick Leddy
D NYI
2 months ago

Leddy had a team and league worst minus-42 rating this past season.

EDGE Analysis

Leddy is a talented skater who excels at carrying the puck out of the offensive zone, but his lack of defensive awareness hurt the Islanders this season. Leddy had 10 goals and 32 assists, but at $5.5 million per season the Islanders will need him to pick up his play dramatically in the defensive zone if he is to remain a top pair defender. The emergence of Ryan Pulock could also see Leddy lose time on the power play next season depending upon how coach Doug Weight runs that unit.

Nick Leddy
D NYI
3 months ago

Leddy (undisclosed) will be active for Friday's home tilt against the Maple Leafs, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Islanders are completely out of the playoff hunt, but Leddy should still be able to help out fantasy owners for the balance of the regular season. He's up to 10 goals and 31 helpers for his third straight campaign of notching at least 40 points.

Nick Leddy
D NYI
3 months ago

Leddy is "a little banged up," according to Islanders coach Doug Weight. As a result, the defenseman won't be available for Tuesday's game against the Senators.

EDGE Analysis

This does not sound like a serious issue, but the Isles have officially been eliminated from playoff contention and therefore have every reason to play it safe with Leddy's issue. Johnny Boychuk (undisclosed) reportedly will be out as well, so we'd expect a leaky defense from the Isles in this road contest.

Nick Leddy
D NYI
3 months ago

Leddy has the second worst plus/minus rating in the NHL at minus-33.

EDGE Analysis

Only Oliver Ekman-Larsson of the Coyotes is worse at minus-35. Leddy is an excellent skater who excels at carrying the puck out of his zone but his issues on defense have likely hurt more than helped the team this season. He hasn't scored since Feb. 9 versus Detroit (12 games), but does have five assists during that span.

Nick Leddy
D NYI
4 months ago

Leddy dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- to go with three shots in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Leddy's picked things back up of late, playing at a point-per-game pace over the past seven after recording just five points over the previous 24. Owners should remain wary despite Leddy's recent resurgence, as he still sports an atrocious minus-30 rating to go with nine goals and 27 assists in 59 games.

Nick Leddy
D NYI
5 months ago

Leddy has been struggling of late with only one point in his last nine games.

EDGE Analysis

Earlier this season, Leddy was touted as a possible Norris Trophy candidate, but those thoughts are long gone. His offensive numbers (six goals and 23 assists) are respectable, but an unsightly minus-21 rating will take away any consideration he might have had for the award. Leddy may be longing for the steady defensive presence of Johnny Boychuk (lower body), who has missed the last 13 games. Boychuk could play as soon as Tuesday versus Florida, so perhaps the return of his normal partner will make Leddy more comfortable in his own zone. Leddy is still the best offensive defenseman the Islanders have, and he's the only one capable of skating the puck out of his own zone on a consistent basis. The Isles will need him to play a more defensively responsible game, however, if they want to make a playoff push this season.

Nick Leddy
D NYI
6 months ago

Leddy produced a pair of assists in Thursday's 6-4 road loss to the Flyers.

EDGE Analysis

Leddy possess terrific on-ice awareness, which explains how he has six goals and 22 helpers this season. However, the minus-14 rating next to his name is a bit of a drag for the fleeting number of owners participating in leagues that use that fantasy metric.

Nick Leddy
D NYI
6 months ago

Leddy has now gone five straight games without registering a point.

EDGE Analysis

What's probably more concerning to the Islanders is that Leddy is also a minus-5 during this stretch. It's a long season and overall Leddy has been playing very well, even mentioned as a Norris Trophy candidate by some. Leddy still anchors the Isles top defensive pair and is their only defender who can skate the puck out of the defensive zone and lead a rush. He may be slumping at this point in time but it shouldn't be long before he snaps out of it.

Nick Leddy
D NYI
7 months ago

Leddy stretched his point streak to four games and six points with two assists in Saturday's win over Ottawa.

EDGE Analysis

Leddy has 13 points, including five goals, in his last 10 games and 20 in 23 games this season. Leddy's value is the highest it has ever been and while his pace will probably slow, he'll still be an excellent fantasy contributor going forward.

Nick Leddy
D NYI
7 months ago

Leddy notched two goals and three shots on net in a 3-2 overtime win versus the Flyers on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

This is the fourth time in five outings that Leddy has notched two points. He has 18 points through 21 games, and he's also been a more prolific shooter than usual so far. Leddy has registered 53 shots on goal.