IRSven Baertschi
LW VAN
17 hours ago

Baertschi (jaw) was placed on injured reserve, per the NHL media site.

EDGE Analysis

The Swiss forward had already been ruled out for 4-6 weeks Monday, so there's little surprise that this move was made. Vancouver should provide periodic updates on Baertschi as he progresses in his recovery.

IRSven Baertschi
LW VAN
4 days ago

Baertschi (jaw) will miss 4-6 weeks after suffering a broken jaw, Dan Murhpy of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Baertschi was hit in the face with a puck in Saturday's matchup with Calgary and will be out for a significant chunk of time. Prior to getting hurt, the winger was bogged down in a nine-game goal drought in which he has garnered a mere two helpers. Markus Granlund figures to get a look at a top-six role in Baertschi's absence. It's only a matter of time before the Switzerland native is placed on injured reserve given the length of his recovery timeline.

IRSven Baertschi
LW VAN
5 days ago

Baertschi (face) is traveling back to Vancouver for medical attention.

EDGE Analysis

This should just about rule him out of Monday's game in Winnipeg. The next game he'll be available for is Wednesday's contest against Nashville, but there's no word on his status moving forward at this time.

IRSven Baertschi
LW VAN
5 days ago

Baertschi left Saturday's game in Calgary after taking a puck to the face and will not return.

EDGE Analysis

Injuries involving pucks to the face are always frightening, but the severity of them can vary widely. Nevertheless, the fact that Baertschi was unable to return to the game is an unfortunate development and anxious fantasy owners will have to wait for an update to get an idea on the timeline for return. The Swiss winger had recorded one point in the seven games prior to Saturday.

IRSven Baertschi
LW VAN
3 weeks ago

Baertschi scored a power-play goal in Tuesday's victory over the Flyers.

EDGE Analysis

That's back-to-back games with a power-play tally for Baertschi, who has become a threat with the man advantage for the first time in his career. He only had five power-play goals total entering 2017-18, but he's already equaled that through 21 games this season. Baertschi's top-line role and specials teams contributions make him worth owning in a variety of fantasy formats. The 25-year-old has eight goals and 16 points on the season and has become a key cog for the Canucks.

IRSven Baertschi
LW VAN
4 weeks ago

Baertschi scored his seventh goal of the season and tacked on a helper in Saturday's overtime loss to the Blues.

EDGE Analysis

Baertschi is having a great season, managing 15 points in 20 contests. The top line that also includes Bo Horvat and Brock Boeser has been responsible for a huge portion of the team's offense this season and Baertschi has chipped in with seven tallies. What's taken the sniper to new fantasy levels this season is his role with the man advantage, as the sniper has already doubled his previous career high in power-play goals. The 23-year-old is being consistent enough to warrant a look in almost all fantasy settings.

IRSven Baertschi
LW VAN
1 month ago

Baertschi picked up three helpers in Saturday's win over the Penguins.

EDGE Analysis

Baertschi assisted on all three of Brock Boeser's goals on the evening, bringing him to 11 points in 13 games on the season. The trio of Boeser, Baertschi and Bo Horvat has been electric thus far and all three make for great fantasy options. The 25-year-old Baertschi set a career high with 18 goals and 35 points in 2016-17 and appears to be taking another step forward this time around. Take full advantage of his resurgence and top-six role.

IRSven Baertschi
LW VAN
2 months ago

Baertschi scored a pair of power-play goals and added a power-play assist in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Capitals.

EDGE Analysis

Baertschi was the catalyst for his team's 3-for-6 performance with the extra man, playing a part in all three goals. All five of his previous points this season had come at even strength and Baertschi's never topped seven power-play points in a season, so this power-play success came out of nowhere. With a pair of two-goal performances in his past three games, the Czech forward's raised his fantasy stock tremendously of late.

IRSven Baertschi
LW VAN
2 months ago

Baertschi potted his first two goals of the season in Sunday's win over Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

Baertschi finally got on the board in the eighth game of the season after failing to cash in on some prime opportunities in his previous outings. The second-line winger has had a mediocre start to the year, posting five points and a plus-4 rating. Having Bo Horvat has a linemate is a great perk, so look for Baertschi to turn it up a notch. The 25-year-old is known for being streaky, but he put up a career-high 18 goals last season and when he gets going, he can be a lethal fantasy threat.

IRSven Baertschi
LW VAN
2 months ago

Baertschi (illness) was back at practice Monday, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.

EDGE Analysis

Baertschi probably would have powered through whatever bug he was dealing with if it were the regular season, but as the Canucks don't kick off the 2017-18 campaign until Saturday's clash with Edmonton, it made sense for him to sit out practice. The 24-year-old notched 35 points in 68 games this past year and has the talent to put together another 30-plus point season.