Radim Vrbata
RW FLA
3 weeks ago

Vrbata tallied three goals -- one on the power play -- in a 8-3 victory over the Ducks on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Oddly enough, the 36-year-old hadn't scored a goal this season before Thursday's hat trick. Vrbata now has eight points in nine games played. He'll look to keep the momentum going against Detroit on Saturday.

Radim Vrbata
RW FLA
1 month ago

During Thursday's 5-2 win over the Blues, Vrbata picked up an assist for the third consecutive game.

EDGE Analysis

The 16-year NHL veteran got the power-play helper on a Jared McCann goal during the second period and now has one assist in each game this season. Coming off a 55-point effort last year, Vrbata is in a position to have another productive year. Through three games, the 36-year-old is averaging 2:13 in power-play ice time and has logged 13 shots on goal.

Radim Vrbata
RW FLA
5 months ago

Vrbata inked a one-year contract with the Panthers on Saturday that includes a $2.5 million base salary and $1.25 million in performance bonuses, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vrbata could earn as much as $3.75 million should he and the team reach all incentives included in his contract. With the legendary Jaromir Jagr presumably headed out of Miami, he should crack the top six alongside a group of talented young forwards. Despite playing on one of the league's worst offensive units last season, the 36-year-old winger notched 55 points (20 goals, 35 assists) with the Coyotes. The upgrade in surrounding talent could result in a further boost of his stats in 2017-18.

Radim Vrbata
RW FLA
5 months ago

Vrbata was not protected by the Coyotes and thus will be exposed to the Vegas expansion draft, theScore reports.

EDGE Analysis

Heading into his age-36 season, Vrbata's one-year deal with the Coyotes is up and he currently doesn't have a contract in place heading into 2017-18. As such, the Golden Knights may be inclined to sign him given that he bounced back from a poor campaign in Vancouver with 20 goals, 55 points and a healthy 233 shots on net last year in the desert.

Radim Vrbata
RW FLA
7 months ago

Vrbata scored two goals -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Canucks.

EDGE Analysis

Vrbata returned from a one-game absence with a pair of second-period goals, including the game-winning power-play tally. The veteran Czech winger had failed to light the lamp in his previous six appearances, but still reached the 20-goal mark for the sixth time in his career with this performance. Arizona's leading scorer has quietly had an impressive campaign for a 35-year-old despite subpar play from his teammates.

Radim Vrbata
RW FLA
7 months ago

Vrbata (lower body) will be back in action for Thursday's home game against the Cancuks, Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Veteran Shane Doan (lower body) will also return. With both skaters back in tow, that figures to give the 'Yotes a huge boost on the right wing. Vrbata should be highly motivated against his former team in this next contest. By all accounts, he's been rejuvenated away from Vancouver, fashioning a team-high 53 points after putting up a mere 27 with that club last season.

Radim Vrbata
RW FLA
8 months ago

Vrbata will not play Tuesday night against the Stars due to a lower-body injury.

EDGE Analysis

The Czech winger leads the Coyotes with 53 points (18 goals, 35 assists) through 79 games, making this a significant absence for the team and fantasy owners alike. It's possible that Boston University standout Clayton Keller returns to the lineup with Vrbata out for at least the next contest.

Radim Vrbata
RW FLA
8 months ago

Vrbata was scoreless with a minus-1 rating, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Saturday's 3-0 loss against the Blues.

EDGE Analysis

Vrbata was playing in his 1,000th career NHL game and he was honored with a pregame ceremony. The 35-year-old Czech winger might have been scoreless Saturday, but he has proven he has plenty left in the tank this season. Vrbata has 17 goals and 51 points to make him an attractive roster option in most fantasy pools, especially those not using the plus-minus category.

Radim Vrbata
RW FLA
8 months ago

Vrbata scored in Thursday's 5-4 home loss to the Red Wings, which was decided in the shootout.

EDGE Analysis

Vrbata is the NHL's all-time leader in shootout goals at 45, but in the final stanza, he was unable to work his magic against Petr Mrazek, who robbed him up high with the glove. Still, Vrbata is the team leader in goals (17), assists (34) -- plus he has 17 power-play points, so there's plenty of value here despite the Coyotes being well out of the playoff picture.

Radim Vrbata
RW FLA
8 months ago

Vrbata posted his 16th goal of the season in Saturday's 5-4 win against the Devils.

EDGE Analysis

Vrbata continues to be one of the most streaky scorers in the NHL. He snapped a five-game goal drought with the marker on Saturday. The last time he ended a lengthy stretch without a goal he light the lamp in four consecutive games. He is on pace to flirt with 60 points and he could set a new career high if he can go on an extended hot streak. His previous season best is 63 points set in 2014-15 with the Canucks.