Oliver Ekman-Larsson
D ARI
1 month ago

Ekman-Larsson was protected by Arizona and will not be available to Las Vegas in the expansion draft, TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ekman-Larsson is coming off a down year by his standards with just 12 goals, 39 points and a crippling minus-25 rating. Additionally, his 145 shots were a significant drop from the 228 he fired during the 2015-16 campaign. The Coyotes are assembling an impressive collection of young talent, though, so a bounce-back year is well within reach for their star defenseman.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson
D ARI
2 months ago

Ekman-Larsson recorded two goals, three assists, and a plus-3 rating during Sweden's championship run at the 2017 IIHF World Championships.

EDGE Analysis

After a somewhat disappointing season with the Coyotes where he managed 39 points and a dismal minus-25 rating, Ekman-Larsson showed that he is still a premier defenseman by helping Sweden capture the title at this year's Worlds. OEL will now fully enter the offseason and will look to come back strong for the 2017-18 campaign.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson
D ARI
4 months ago

Ekman-Larsson will not play for the rest of the 2016-17 season following the death of his mother.

EDGE Analysis

Despite the Coyotes's struggles as a team this season, OEL turned in another productive statline with 12 goals and 39 points in 79 games. When you consider that Ekman-Larsson put together this type of season while his mother was battling cancer, it becomes even more admirable.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson
D ARI
4 months ago

Ekman-Larsson set up both goals in a 2-1 victory over the Kings on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The Coyotes only threw 15 shots on net all night, but it was all they needed, with Ekman-Larsson assisting on both tallies. The pair of apples snapped a five-game pointless streak for the 25-year-old, who is now up to 39 on the year -- which has largely disappointed owners looking for something closer to the 55-point showing from last season. What's worse, Ekman-Larsson's horrendous minus-25 rating has rubbed further salt in the wound.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson
D ARI
4 months ago

Ekman-Larsson scored the game-tying goal and assisted on the game-winner in the third period against the Lightning on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

That's his second straight game with a goal, so OEL's finally warming back up after a horrendous slump that featured just a lonely assist in a span of 15 games. He's one of the most talented blueliners in the league, but this has been a tough campaign for the 25-year-old, who owns a career-worst minus-24 rating. The Swede won't come close to matching last season's 55 points, and his 135 shots in 73 games are nearly 100 short of last season's 75-game total (228), so there are some concerning warning signs here, but at his tender age, a bounce-back 2017-18 is to be expected.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson
D ARI
4 months ago

Ekman-Larsson scored a power-play goal in Monday's 3-1 loss against the Predators.

EDGE Analysis

The Swedish rearguard posted his first goal since Groundhog Day. He and his fantasy owners are hopeful he'll be able to repeat the performance and get back on track after scant offensive production for the better part of the past five weeks.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson
D ARI
5 months ago

Ekman-Larsson failed to register a point for the fifth consecutive game during Sunday's win over Buffalo.

EDGE Analysis

It's been a disappointing fantasy campaign for Ekman-Larsson, and after posting a career-high 55 points last year, his 10 goals and 23 helpers this season represent a significant decline. The 25-year-old defenseman has started 56.7 percent of his five-on-five shifts in the defensive zone, and with Arizona shedding assets leading into the trade deadline, it's unlikely Ekman-Larsson heats up down the stretch. Outside of his minus-20 rating, he's still an excellent asset in all seasonal settings, but you'll want to continue keeping your expectations in check.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson
D ARI
5 months ago

Ekman-Larsson picked up two assists in Saturday's overtime victory over the Penguins.

EDGE Analysis

Another productive night for Ekman-Larsson, who logged a whopping 28:35 of ice time. Despite the team's struggles this season, the 25-year-old has remained a fantasy asset, racking up 30 points (10 goals) in 53 games. He's a power-play monster and delivers production on a nightly basis. You'd have to go back to early-December to find the last time Ekman-Larsson went more than three games without recording a point. You already know what to do.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson
D ARI
6 months ago

Ekman-Larsson collected an assist while logging 23:44 of ice time during Thursday's win over Vancouver.

EDGE Analysis

While it certainly hasn't been Ekman-Larsson's best season, he's still providing solid cross-category production and has three goals, 11 points, 25 shots and 17 blocked shots over his past 16 games. His supporting cast caps his upside, but Ekman-Larsson is still a solid fantasy asset, especially in leagues excluding plus-minus rating.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson
D ARI
7 months ago

Ekman-Larsson tallied his fifth power-play goal of the season in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Ducks on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Ekman-Larsson has points in three of the last four games, but overall, it's been a very disappointing season for the 25-year-old. As the season approaches the halfway point, he has eight goals and 20 points with a minus-11 rating. Last season, he had 21 goals and a career-best 55 points. In 2014-15, he scored 23 goals. The 25-year-old also has just five power-play goals when last season he had 12. Ekman-Larsson will need to get very hot in order to reach the 20-goal mark again.