Travis Zajac
C NJ
1 year ago

Zajac has been held of the scoresheet in four consecutive games.

EDGE Analysis

Zajac has been struggling for a while now, as he also has just one goal in his past 25 games. New Jersey's lack of alternatives at center has allowed the 31-year-old veteran to maintain his role on the top line between Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri, but that role alone hasn't translated into much success. Zajac's struggles are indicative of his team's 28th-ranked offense as a whole.

Travis Zajac
C NJ
2 years ago

Zajac (illness) will return to the lineup for Tuesday night's road matchup with the Hurricanes, Andrew Gross of the Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

After resting up Monday, Zacha will play Tuesday and is projected to center Michael Cammalleri and Kyle Palmieri on the second line after a strong showing from Pavel Zacha against Boston. The 31-year-old is second on the team in scoring with 24 points through 37 games.

Travis Zajac
C NJ
2 years ago

Zajac (flu) is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Bruins.

EDGE Analysis

Zajac was a game-time decision and it appears the illness is significant enough to hold him out of action. Through 37 games this season, the veteran center has compiled a solid 24 points and 73 shots on goal, so his absence will surely impact the Devils attack. Pavel Zacha has assumed the role of top-line center in Zajac's stead, and it remains to be seen whether Zajac be good to go for Tuesday's road tilt with Carolina.

Travis Zajac
C NJ
2 years ago

Zajac will be a game-time decision against Boston on Monday due to illness, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zajac has yet to miss a game this season, but his status Monday remains up in the air. Since recording a hat trick Dec. 1, the center has been on a 14-game goalless streak. The 31-year-old has added six helpers over that span but is also a minus-7 with just 17 shots on goal, despite averaging 20:22 of ice time per night. If Zajac is unable to go, Sergey Kalinin will likely see the biggest uptick in minutes.

Travis Zajac
C NJ
2 years ago

Zajac picked up a power-play assist and a minus-3 rating during Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Penguins.

EDGE Analysis

Zajac snapped a four-game pointless streak to push his total assists this month to six. Unfortunately, the 31-year-old has been unable to find twine after his hat trick performance against the Blackhawks on Dec. 1. He remains stuck at eight tallies on the year and may have tapped out for this month in that category, notching just 14 shots on goal over a 12-game span.

Travis Zajac
C NJ
2 years ago

Zajac scored all three of New Jersey's goals -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's overtime loss to the Blackhawks.

EDGE Analysis

With the second hat trick of his career, Zajac now owns a respectable 18 points in 23 games -- a far better scoring rate than anything he's managed to achieve in recent years. Once upon a time (that is, the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons), Zajac posted consecutive 60-plus-point campaigns, but his reputation in fantasy circles these days is that of a guy who skates enormous minutes and produces marginal point totals. The veteran pivot's doing a good job trying to erase that perception, but he'll need to maintain this degree of success a while longer yet.

Travis Zajac
C NJ
2 years ago

Zajac added two more helpers Friday, but the Devils lost the home game to the Red Wings in overtime, 5-4.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran stalwart has five points (one goal, four assists) over the last two games, which has got to be a refreshing trend for Zajac's owners after he went through a five-game pointless skid that was also met with a minus-4 rating. This guy tends to be streaky, but you won't want to miss out on the fun when he's rolling like this.

Travis Zajac
C NJ
2 years ago

Zajac scored a goal and added two assists with four shots on net, a minor penalty and a plus-2 rating during Wednesday's win over the Maple Leafs.

EDGE Analysis

The breakout showing snapped a five-game point drought from Zajac. The 31-year-old pivot is now up to a respectable five goals and eight assists through 19 games, which carries value in deep fantasy leagues, especially with his uptick in shot volume this year (2.21 shots per game). Still, you'll want to keep expectations in check, considering Zajac hasn't hit the 20-goal mark since the 2009-10 season.

Travis Zajac
C NJ
2 years ago

Zajac scored on the power play Thursday against the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Zajac has four goals and two assists, with exactly half of that production coming on the power play. A seventh season over 40 points looks very possible for the 31-year-old veteran.

Travis Zajac
C NJ
2 years ago

Zajac scored two goals and recorded four shots on net during Tuesday's win over Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Now in his 11th season in the league, Zajac has seen his fantasy value seesaw throughout his career. He had a rebound showing last year with 42 points, so after posting three goals and two helpers through six games to start 2016-17, the 31-year-old pivot appears in line to have another respectable showing. Still, at this point, he's best left to deeper fantasy settings.