Oliver Ekman-Larsson
D ARI
1 week ago

Ekman-Larsson racked up three assists, including two on the power play, in Thursday's win over Montreal.

EDGE Analysis

Ekman-Larsson has been more engaged offensively of late and is now up to 28 points in 58 games on the season. His minus-37 rating is a disaster, but the 26-year-old is finding ways to contribute with his playmaking ability. If you can look past his plus-minus, Ekman-Larsson's strong offensive play of late indicates he's in for a strong finish.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson
D ARI
4 weeks ago

Ekman-Larsson has tallied four points (two goals, two assists) in his last six games.

EDGE Analysis

Before this recent stretch, Ekman-Larsson was really struggling. He had only one point, an assist, in 17 games. However, the Swede has a track record of scoring success. He has three seasons to his name with at least 43 points.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson
D ARI
1 month ago

Ekman-Larsson scored a goal but also posted a minus-3 rating in a 6-5 loss to the Sharks on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The 24-year-old is absolutely killing owners with a minus-40 rating. That's historically bad and almost twice as terrible as the next worse rating in the league (three players sit at minus-21). What's worse, Ekman-Larsson isn't scoring as much as he has in the past, making him extremely hard to trust in fantasy starting lineups.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson
D ARI
2 months ago

Ekman-Larsson registered an assist and six shots during Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Florida.

EDGE Analysis

The helper snapped an eight-game point drought that also produced a minus-6 rating for the Swede, so this was certainly a welcomed strong showing. Ekman-Larsson is a victim of circumstance more than anything, as the Coyotes have struggled to win games and prevent goals. He's still recorded a respectable six goals, 19 points and 98 shots, but in settings including plus-minus rating, his negative-25 mark is crippling.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson
D ARI
3 months ago

Ekman-Larsson scored a power-play goal on one of his team-high five shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss at Edmonton.

EDGE Analysis

Ekman-Larsson took advantage of an Edmonton penalty kill that came in tied with Calgary's for worst in the league at 73.8 percent. The Swedish defenseman has scored 77 goals since the start of the 2013-14 campaign, with 42 of those coming on the power play.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson
D ARI
3 months ago

Ekman-Larsson picked up two assists in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Senators.

EDGE Analysis

Finally -- a multi-point game. OEL had gone 21 games without putting up more than a single point in a game. Ekman-Larsson has struggled so far this season and was already minus-16 in those 21 games. But his current point pace puts him close to finishing with 50. That's a tough combination to juggle if plus/minus is an important stat in your league.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson
D ARI
3 months ago

Ekman-Larsson recorded six shots, three hits, four blocked shots and a minor penalty during Thursday's 5-4 win over Montreal.

EDGE Analysis

While the offense hasn't been pouring in, Ekman-Larsson has collected a respectable two goals, 11 points and 57 shots while averaging 25:16 of ice time per contest (3:51 on the power play) this season. However, his minus-16 rating is both a serious eyesore and a huge hindrance to his fantasy value. There's also little reason to expect improvement in the category.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson
D ARI
4 months ago

Ekman-Larsson will not miss any time after leaving Saturday's matchup with the Devils early, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite the early exit, Ekman-Larsson still logged 22:08 of ice time in Saturday's tilt. Fortunately for fantasy owners, the blueliner will not be sidelined against Philadelphia on Monday. Perhaps more concerning, with just one goal in 11 games, the Swede may fail to reach the 20-goal mark for the second consecutive season.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson
D ARI
4 months ago

Ekman-Larsson scored his first goal of the 2017-18 in a 6-2 loss against the Bruins on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Scoring, though, is never the defenseman's problem. That would be keeping his plus-minus in check. Last season, he recorded a career-worst minus-25 rating in 79 games, and he's off to another very poor start in the category with a minus-9 rating through five games. Ekman-Larsson hasn't posted a positive plus-minus since 2012-13. With that in mind, owners should approach the 26-year-old with caution even if he is one of the more offensively-gifted defensemen in the league.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson
D ARI
4 months ago

Ekman-Larsson recorded an assist, four shots on net and a minus-3 rating during Thursday's 4-2 loss to Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

With Arizona struggling to start the year, Ekman-Larsson has been dinged with a minus-7 rating through the first four games. His offensive numbers are serviceable (two assists and 10 shots), but unless the Coyotes improve defensively, it could be another crippling year in the plus-minus column for Ekman-Larsson.