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FanDuel Fades: December 28

by Ryan Dadoun
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Welcome to FanDuel Fades, where we highlight players that you might want to avoid tonight.  You'll also find a list of tonight's probable goaltenders below, which gets updated during the afternoon.

 

Anze Kopitar (LAK) - C - $6,900

 

Kopitar has been having a down campaign, as illustrated by the fact that he's averaged just 9.4 FanDuel points per game, which is significantly worse than many of his peers around the same price point.  He hasn't been particularly good lately either with just a goal and an assist in his last nine games.

 

Aaron Ekblad (FLA) - D - $5,700

 

Ekblad has had a pretty quiet season from an offensive perspective.  He did score four goals and five points in eight games from Nov. 15-29, but he has just five points in his other 27 contests.  Over his last 12 games he's scored a goal and registered two assists.

 

Alexander Radulov (MON) - W - $6,300

 

Radulov's return to the NHL has gone pretty well for the most part, but he's been cold recently.  He hasn't recorded a point in his last six games and has been held off the scoresheet in eight of his last nine contests.

 

Paul Stastny (STL) - C - $5,200

 

Even for a discount player, Stastny hasn't been a great bet more often than not.  He did have a strong start to the season, but has three goals and eight points in his last 23 contests.  He also hasn't found the back of the net in his last eight games and only has two assists over that span.

 

Vincent Trocheck (FLA) - C - $5,600

 

Trocheck has had a couple good patches this season, but they've been brief and none of them have happened recently.  In fact over his last 16 games Trocheck has recorded just two goals and an assist.

 

Alexander Steen (STL) - W - $6,100

 

Steen had 74 goals and 178 points in 209 games in his previous three campaigns, but he's been significantly less productive in 2015-16 with three goals and 17 points in 29 contests.  He's been particularly cold lately with no goals and an assist in his last seven games.

 

Probable Goaltenders

Hurricanes (Cam Ward) Confirmed @ Penguins (Matt Murray) Confirmed

Maple Leafs (Frederik Andersen) Confirmed @ Panthers (Roberto Luongo) Confirmed

Canadiens (Carey Price) Confirmed @ Lightning (Andrei Vasilevskiy) Confirmed

Flyers (Steve Mason) Confirmed @ Blues (Carter Hutton) Confirmed

Kings (Peter Budaj) Confirmed @ Canucks (Ryan Miller) Confirmed

Ryan Dadoun

Ryan Dadoun is an Associate Editor for Hockey on NBC Sports Edge. Feel free to follow him on Twitter or check out his blog.