14-15 Report/15-16 Outlook: Former Senators 2009 2nd round pick (39th overall) signed a one-year bargain contract entering 2014-15 and failed to score a goal in the first 16 games – and only one in the first 27 .. ended up with career highs across the board, due to a hot 3rd (20-5-5-10 – 13.51% sh%) and 4th quarter (20-4-9-13) that spearheaded a voracious playoffs alongside Ryan Kesler scoring 5 or more points in each round (16-4-14-18) .. smart two-way forward - his 1.73 Pts/60 is right on the baseline benchmark for a second line player .. played most minutes alongside Andrew Cogliano in the regular season (57.1 GF% & 52.7 CF%) .. scored six of nine goals and 13 of 20 points in games close situations .. a shoot-out sniper leading the NHL with 9 goals and 69.2% shooting percentage – adept .. skilled – protects the puck well, exploiting broad shoulders and a sizeable wingspan .. persistent, displays a feisty side, gets involved physically .. top weapon is a quick, seeing-eye wristshot .. adept at stickhandling into space and firing in one continuous motion.. dynamic release – gets surprising trajectory .. adept all-around skater – propelled by wide, vigorous strides .. sustains a steady tempo .. creates separation with a strong diagonal crossover step .. conscientious defender – knows how to eliminate space as a checker .. a good bet to inherit some time created by Beleskey’s exit and evident chemistry with Kesler – should be an interesting match with Carl Hagelin, with equal speed and defensive acumen .. averaged a 52-point pro-rated pace over the last three months of the season – followed by the playoff breakout .. good little sleeper here entering his fourth season at 24-years old.
13-14 Report: The 23 year old struggled to build on his rookie season after being Anaheim’s primary return in last year’s trade that saw winger Bobby Ryan head to Ottawa .. started well with four goals in his first four games, but was derailed by a broken right hand in late October .. never seemed to fully recapture his early season form and ended with 23 points in 52 games (52-10-13-23) .. a skilled winger featuring one of the NHL’s better wrist shots .. needs to work at finding scoring areas more consistently .. took only 119 shots last year (down from 134 in Ottawa) .. skated 1:20 per game on the power play, but produced only one point .. positive possession, ending with a 51.6% CF .. on-ice teammates shooting percentage of 7.9% (18th on the Ducks) did not further his cause .. not a fantasy multi-category threat, ending the year with only 12 penalty minutes and 31 hits .. a project the team is invested in and will be given the opportunity on one of the top two lines .. the addition of Ryan Kesler means that Anaheim’s top six group will be more talented and balanced .. saw little time with Getzlaf and Perry last season, but that possibility always remains tantalizing .. key to his success will be staying healthy and a renewed willingness to utilize his shot .. internal pressure from other young players in the Ducks’ system will make this a pivotal season for him to take a step forward in his third NHL campaign.
Scouting: A smart two-way forward .. skilled - protects the puck well, exploiting broad shoulders and a sizeable wingspan .. persistent, displays a feisty side, gets involved physically .. top weapon is a quick, seeing-eye wristshot .. adept at stickhandling into space and firing in one continuous motion - or shooting off his inside foot a la Mark Messier .. dynamic release - gets surprising trajectory .. adept all-around skater - propelled by wide, vigorous strides .. sustains a steady tempo .. creates separation with a strong diagonal crossover step .. can improve his first-step burst and top speed though neither are weaknesses .. conscientious defender - knows how to eliminate space as a checker.
12-13 Report: The key piece in the trade that sent Bobby Ryan to Ottawa will be given a chance to shine in Anaheim .. likely locked a spot in Ottawa with an eye-opening December with Binghampton in the AHL scoring nine goals in 12 games (12-9-6-15) including a goal in six straight .... failed to score in only four games, after scoring only four goals in 17 games in October and November .. an effective introduction to North American pro game (34-13-16-29) .. struggled out of the gate in his NHL debut for about a third of the season (15-2-1-3) .. playing all 48 games as a rookie finishing fifth on the team in total ice time (778:59) seeing secondary power play opportunities and killing penalties (13:24 ES, 1:41 PP, 1:07 SH) .. picked up steam as the season wore on scoring six goals and 11 points in the final 20 games .. spirited in the playoffs, but fizzled statistically after Game 3 of Round 1, mustering up a single assist in the final seven playoff games .. starting on the second line with Bonino and Selanne could find himself stepping in on the top line if Penner stumbles .. always temper expectations in a sophomore season particularly with a player that has not demonstrated the offensive chops at this level for an extended period of time .. nonetheless an intriguing opportunity for a talented player.
2011-12 Report .. Reached historic heights in his third full Elitserien season - capturing MVP in both the regular season and playoffs .. caught fire over the second half, ending the regular season on a 15-game points streak (15-11-13-24) .. fired a record 13 playoff goals, breaking Daniel Alfredsson's mark, including the game-winner that secured his hometown Brynas club their first title in 13 years (17-13-7-20, plus-17) .. showed his potential as a defensive foil during a trail-by-fire NHL debut in the final two playoff games.
- May 6, 2017
Update:Silfverberg collected two third-period assists to extend his point streak to five games during Friday's double-overtime win against Edmonton.
Analysis:This was the first game of the series that Silfverberg didn't score a goal, but his two helpers were paramount in sending the game to overtime. The winger is now up to seven goals and 11 points through nine playoff games, and he's also carved out a role with the No. 1 power-play unit that is encouraging for his fantasy value going forward.
- May 4, 2017
Update:Silfverberg scored the overtime winner to secure Wednesday's Game 4 victory over Edmonton.
Analysis:Silfverberg has now scored a goal in each game of the series, and he's up to seven tallies, nine points and 38 shots through eight postseason games. After posting a career-best 23 goals and 49 points during the regular season, the 26-year-old winger could be in line to take another step forward next year.
- April 2, 2017
Update:Silfverberg set up both Anaheim goals in a 3-2 overtime loss to Edmonton on Saturday night.
Analysis:He's finally becoming the player the Sens thought he'd be when they drafted him in 2009. Silfverberg has 47 points in 75 games, including five in his last five games. He's finishing strong. Take advantage.
- March 25, 2017
Update:Silfverberg picked up a goal, assist and plus-2 rating with a game-high nine shots on goal in Friday's 3-1 win against the Jets.
Analysis:Silfverberg has career highs with 21 goals and 44 points and a chance at his first 50-point season if he continues to produce steady results. He also has a career-best five power-play goals and seven points on the man advantage. Silfverberg is locked into a top-six forward role and remains a decent depth option in most fantasy pools.
- March 19, 2017
Update:Silfverberg netted the game-winning goal to reach the 20-goal mark for the second consecutive season Saturday against the Sharks.
Analysis:It was a wicked breakaway snipe from Silfverberg, who is setting a career high with 42 points so far this season. The 26-year-old is in the prime of his career and locked into a top-six role, so given his lethal shooting ability, 20 goals might be a regular occurrence. Keep him rolling, as he's producing steadily for an Anaheim squad in a battle for playoff position.
- March 4, 2017
Update:Silfverberg posted a goal with a plus-1 rating, a blocked shot and a hit in Friday's 5-2 win against the Maple Leafs.
Analysis:Silfverberg has pieced together a modest three-game point streak. He has matched his career best with 39 points set in each of the past two seasons. The Swedish-born winger is on target to smash his previous best in goals (20), and already has more power-play points than any season of his career.
- February 12, 2017
Update:Silfverberg posted a goal, an assist and a hit in Saturday's 6-4 loss against the Capitals.
Analysis:Silfverberg has picked up the pace lately, potting four goals with seven points over the past six games. He is now just three points short of tying his career high of 39 set in each of the past two seasons.
- February 1, 2017
Update:Silfverberg (upper body) made his return Tuesday, potting two goals and adding an assist in a 5-1 win over Colorado.
Analysis:The speedy Swede sat out the previous three contests with the ailment, but he came back in a big way against the lowly Avalanche. Silfverberg's trio of points brings him up to 32 in 49 contests this year, and he's now just seven points (and five goals) shy of his career high with 30 games remaining.
- January 31, 2017
Update:Silfverberg (upper body) will be in action against the Avalanche on Tuesday.
Analysis:Thanks in part to the All-Star break, Silfverberg missed just three outings with this ailment. Prior to getting hurt, the winger had hit the skids with a four-game pointless streak. Considering the 26-year-old is logging ice time on both the power play (1:55) and the penalty kill (1:51), he should have plenty of opportunities to end his drought now that he's back to 100 percent.
- January 30, 2017
Update:Silfverberg (upper body) was no longer wearing a non-contact jersey at practice Monday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Silfverberg had been wearing a non-contact jersey after sitting out the team's prior three games due to injury. With 29 points in 48 games, the Swede is on pace for the best season of his career, while his five power-play points and four game-winning goals are already new personal bests. It's unclear whether he has a shot at suiting up Tuesday against the lowly Avalanche, but more info should become available following the morning skate.
- January 24, 2017
Update:Silfverberg (upper body) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Jets, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:After watching him skate Tuesday, the Ducks are now waiting for the Swede to show signs that he's ready to absorb contact. When healthy, Silfverberg litters the box score with his cross-category contributions. He's put up 29 points (13 goals, 16 assists) to complement a plus-13 rating, and also has five power-play points, a shortie, and four game-winners. With Silfverberg still ailing, though, the Ducks might be hoping for Stefan Noesen to clear waivers so they can bring him back up to the parent club.
- January 20, 2017
Update:Silfverberg is dealing with an upper-body ailment that will keep him from traveling on a two-game road trip that begins in Minnesota on Saturday, and culminates with a clash against the Jets on Monday.
Analysis:The Swede has been one of the Ducks' more reliable two-way players this season, having accumulated 29 points --including five on the power play -- and a plus-13 rating through 48 games. Stefan Noesen was called up from the minors Thursday, and he'll presumably draw into the next pair of road contests in place of Silfverberg.
- January 11, 2017
Update:Silfverberg scored a goal and added an assist in a 2-0 win over the Stars on Tuesday.
Analysis:The Swede has been quite productive lately, posting seven points -- including two power-play goals -- and 23 shots on net over his last nine games. With 28 points in 43 games this year, Silfverberg is having his best season yet; health permitting, he should have no issue blowing past his career high of 39.
- December 8, 2016
Update:Silfverberg collected two assists and recorded six shots on net during Wednesday's shootout win over Carolina.
Analysis:Silfverberg is cruising offensively, netting 14 points -- five goals -- and 39 shots over his past 13 games. The 25-year-old winger is in the heart of his offensive prime and appears poised for a career year. Silfverberg should be owned in all seasonal leagues, and it could pay off to acquire his services now because he's likely still undervalued in some circles.
- November 5, 2016
Update:Silfverberg registered a backhand goal in Friday's 5-1 win over the Coyotes. His six shots went down as a season high.
Analysis:Silfverberg logged a season-low 12:42 of ice time, though he wasn't needed much anyway given that the Ducks were consistently dominant throughout the contest. The Swede is averaging 18:47 on the season, including 2:19 on the power play.
- October 27, 2016
Update:Silfverberg scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, in a 6-1 rout of the visiting Predators on Wednesday.
Analysis:What a night for Silfverberg, who potted a shorthanded tally early in the second period before adding a power-play marker 5:04 later. The goals snap a six-game pointless streak for the Swede, who -- despite his early lack of production -- has averaged a whopping 19:21 of ice time this season, a full 2:23 increase over his usage in 2015-16.
- April 23, 2016
Update:Silfverberg delivered two assists in Saturday's win over Nashville. He has four assists in five games this postseason.
Analysis:Silfverberg is one of the best defensive forwards in the Western Conference and does the heavy lifting against the opponent's best in the Ducks' own zone. He can put up points, but often chooses to focus on his defensive responsibilities. Silfverberg would be a fantasy stud if he could do both simultaneously.
- March 5, 2016
Update:Silfverberg scored his first goal in eight games in Saturday's win over the Kings. He also picked up an assist.
Analysis:So much more was expected from this talented Swede when he went to Anaheim, but he just hasn't been able to grow his offensive game on the left coast. Silfverberg does take a solid number of shots and now has 160 in 64 games. But 23 points, including nine goals, just aren't enough to warrant fantasy consideration in anything but the deepest of leagues.
- February 10, 2016
Update:Silfverberg had a plus-1 rating and a shot on goal, but didn't register any points in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Flyers.
Analysis:Despite going on a hot streak with 11 points in eight games to start the new year, Silfverberg seems to have fallen back into his early season woes. He's failed to break onto the scoresheet in his last five outings. The drastic drop in production is especially surprising given that his role on the team hasn't changed one bit. No doubt Anaheim will be hoping to get the 25-year-old winger back on track to get more production out of that third line.
- January 16, 2016
Update:Silfverberg opened the scoring in the first period and later collected an assist on the power play in Friday's win over Dallas.
Analysis:Silfverberg has been hot of late, scoring in back-to-back games and tallying six points in his last four outings. A big positive is that he is shooting the puck way more than usual, firing at least four shots on goal in four of his last five games. He's only got five goals and 12 points on the season, but the 25-year-old, who logged 20:21 of ice time Friday, is playing on the second line with Ryan Kesler and producing for a Ducks team that has been playing strong hockey of late. Take a look at him in some deeper formats and ride him while he's hot.
- January 9, 2016
Update:Silfverberg assisted on both of Ryan Kesler's goals and had the shootout winner Friday against the Blues.
Analysis:Silfverberg is dynamite in the shootout, but he put up a strong showing in regulation Friday, recording his first multi-point game of the season. While he's skating on the second line with the surging Kesler, Silfverberg has just eight points in 40 games and has been very inconsistent, so he's only worth owning in the very deepest of leagues.
- December 12, 2015
Update:Silfverberg scored his third of the season in Friday's loss to the Hurricanes.
Analysis:The goal didn't factor into the result at all as Silfverberg's tally late in the third came with his team already down three. This gives the Swede just six points in his team's 29 games this season. Silfverberg was fit with some loftier expectations this season, and you have to think that at least part of his team's offensive struggles can be chalked up to a lack of production from Silfverberg and their other second line forwards.
- November 20, 2015
Update:Silfverberg scored his first goal of the season into an empty net to ice Thursday's 3-1 win against the Panthers.
Analysis:After tearing it up in last season's playoff, Silfverberg has dealt with injuries and the Ducks struggles, which have stunted his production so far. Despite the goal being an empty-netter, Silfverberg also had a game-high six shots on goal over 19:39.
- October 9, 2015
Update:Head coach Bruce Boudreau indicated Friday that Silfverberg will play in Saturday's season opener against the Sharks, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Silfverberg did return to practice after dealing with a head injury, so it's not much of a surprise that he will dress for the Ducks' opener. He's expected to play alongside Ryan Kesler and Andrew Cogliano on the third line for the game.
- October 8, 2015
Update:Silfverberg returned to practice Thursday and is expected to play Saturday.
Analysis:Silfverberg has been dealing with an apparent head injury he suffered after taking a vicious illegal blow to the head from the Sharks' Raffi Torres in Saturday's exhibition, but now appears to be close to full health. He's expected to suit up for Saturday's season opener against San Jose, but his official status will be confirmed prior to puck drop.
- October 6, 2015
Update:Silfverberg (head) skated on his own Tuesday.
Analysis:Silfverberg is still recovering from an apparent head injury he suffered after taking an illegal blow to the head from the Sharks' Raffi Torres in Saturday's exhibition. Silfverberg has been cleared for the Ducks' next team practice, and may still be able to suit up for Anaheim's regular-season opener against the Sharks on Saturday.
- October 5, 2015
Update:Silfverberg (head) did not practice Monday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Silfverberg left Saturday's exhibition against the Sharks after taking a vicious hit to the head from Raffi Torres, and was ultimately unable to return to the contest. Torres has a history of dirty play, and will probably face a suspension for the blow. Silfverberg is likely dealing with a head injury, which means his status for Saturday's regular-season opener against San Jose is currently uncertain at best.
- October 3, 2015
Update:Silfverberg was sent to he trainer's room after taking a hit to the head from the Sharks Raffi Torres, according to Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Timess.
Analysis:Zupke later reported that Silfverberg will not return to the game.
- August 7, 2015
Update:Silfverberg signed a four-year, $15 million contract with the Ducks on Friday.
Analysis:Silfverberg played well in his first full-time NHL season, racking up 39 points (13 goals, 26 assists) in 81 games with the Ducks in 2014-15. He will likely get an opportunity to solidify his role as a top-six forward for Anaheim this season, which could lead to a boost in offensive production for the 24-year-old.
- May 9, 2015
Update:Silfverberg scored a power-play goal, had an assist and fired five shots on goal in Friday's Game 4 win over Calgary.
Analysis:A great outing for Silfverberg, who now has three goals and nine points in eight playoff games. The 24-year-old is sporting a solid plus-5 rating and is fitting in nicely on the second line with Ryan Kesler and Matt Beleskey. If players like Silfverberg, Beleskey, and Patrick Maroon can continue to find twine and take the pressure off offensive superstars Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, the Ducks have a legitimate shot at claiming hockey's ultimate prize.
- March 14, 2015
Update:Silfverberg found twine and added an assist in Friday's 2-1 win over the Wild.
Analysis:Silfverberg's snipe at 13:45 of the second period held up as the game-winner. He's been playing some solid hockey lately with six points and 16 SOG over his last six games, so he could make for a nice add in deeper leagues as the Ducks look to secure a top Western Conference playoff seed.
- March 4, 2015
Update:Silfverberg collected a goal, two assists and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's win over the Coyotes.
Analysis:The points give him 30 on the year (10 goals, 20 assists), already well above his previous best of 23 from last season. The Ducks' forward corps is a fairly crowded bunch at the moment, so the 24-year-old will probably continue to have a hard time consistently hitting the scoresheet. However, he has fired 144 shots on goal this season, making him an intriguing option in leagues that count the stat.
- February 12, 2015
Update:Silfverberg (illness) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Hurricanes, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:After a case of the flu prevented him from playing Tuesday against the Panthers, Silfverberg was able to rejoin the Ducks for practice Wednesday and for Thursday's morning skate. With his health back intact, Silfverberg will claim a spot on the Ducks' third line, where he'll be joined by Rickard Rakell and Andrew Cogliano. Prior to sitting out Tuesday, Silfverberg had been trending positively, delivering two goals and two assists over his previous four games.
- February 11, 2015
Update:Silfverberg (illness) practiced with the Ducks on Wednesday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:While Silfverberg has only tallied 23 total points in 54 games this season, he was on a bit of a hot streak prior to the injury. In the four games prior to Tuesday, the winger had four points (two goals, two assists), and saw a bump in ice time to over 16 minutes in the final two games. His official status regarding Wednesday's contest is still a bit unclear, but it should be revealed at some point prior to the game Thursday.
- February 10, 2015
Update:Silfverberg (flu) will miss Tuesday's game against the Panthers, Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Analysis:Silfverberg was held out of the Ducks' morning skate due to the illness and wasn't able to rally in the afternoon to give it a go against the Panthers. The 24-year-old will take the day to rest up before potentially making his return to the lineup Thursday in Carolina.
Update:Silfverberg is dealing with the flu, leaving him questionable for Tuesday's game against the Panthers, the Ducks' official website reports.
Analysis:Silfverberg missed morning skate, but with most of the day to recover, it's still possible that he suits up. If not, the Ducks will likely turn to Tim Jackman as a fill-in on the fourth line.
- January 17, 2015
Update:Silfverberg fired home two goals Friday as the Ducks beat the visiting Devils handily by a score of 5-1.
Analysis:The tallies snap a 12-game goalless drought for the Swede, which is a somewhat surprising slump considering he fired 26 shots on goal during that span. With 112 shots on the year -- and only six goals for a shooting percentage of just 5.4 percent -- Silfverberg is a prime candidate to go off on a goal-scoring binge in the second half, so you may want to add him to your watchlist, especially if your league counts shots.
- January 14, 2015
Update:Entering Wednesday's tilt with the Maple Leafs, Silfverberg hasn't tallied a point in any of his last 11 games.
Analysis:Silfverberg has gone a collective minus-7 during that stretch, but has at least put up 25 shots on goal. However, until those shot attempts start translating into points, Silfverberg can largely be ignored in most formats.
- December 6, 2014
Update:Silfverberg notched a goal in Friday's win over the Wild.
Analysis:That's three consecutive games with a point for Silfverberg, who found the net on his lone shot on goal. His 13 points in 28 contests this season are respectable for a third-line player, but it will make it difficult to extract value from him outside of deeper formats.
- November 13, 2014
Update:Silfverberg scored a goal and chipped in a helper in Wedneday's 6-5 shootout win over the visiting Kings.
Analysis:This was Silfverberg's first goal of the season, with the assist bringing his season's point total to eight in 17 games. His ice time has been increasing in the last three games, and he has three points to show for it, so he's one to watch as the Ducks continue to iron out their top-six forward group.
- October 13, 2014
Update:Silfverberg assisted on both of William Karlsson's goals in Monday's 5-1 domination of the Sabres.
Analysis:With Patrick Maroon out, Silfverberg has a chance to build up his fantasy value with a top-six role in an offense that has a lot of skilled players. He's averaging more than 16 minutes of ice time in the early going.
- September 30, 2014
Update:Silfverberg is expected to serve as a second-line player for the Ducks this season, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:After earning the trust of coach Bruce Boudreau during the postseason, Silfverberg will have the opportunity to flank Ryan Kesler, which should allow him to surpass last season's totals of 10 goals and 13 assists over 52 games. A former MVP in the Swedish Elite League, the 23-year-old Silfverberg may not fully breakout this season, but a 60-point campaign could eventually be realized in the coming years.
- August 15, 2014
Update:Silfverberg signed a one-year deal with the Ducks on Friday.
Analysis:The deal is reportedly worth $850,500, which would be an excellent bargain for the Ducks. Silfverberg scored 10 goals and racked up 23 points in 52 games last season in addition to notching a pair of playoff goals.
- April 26, 2014
Update:Silfverberg scored a goal early in the third period of a 6-2 win over the Stars in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup playoffs on Friday.
Analysis:While it's his first point of the series, the Ducks' have to feel positive about their young left wing making a contribution as the team attempts to make a Stanley Cup run.
- April 6, 2014
Update:Silfverberg scored a goal early in the first period of a 4-2 loss to the Oilers on Sunday.
Analysis:Silfverberg's productivity has slowed as of late, with Sunday's goal ending a five-game-long scoreless streak for him.
- March 24, 2014
Update:Silfverberg scored an unassisted goal during the second period of a 6-2 defeat of the Panthers.
Analysis:Despite the fact that he is having a strong rookie season, it is worth noting that Sunday's performance snaps an eight-game-long goalless streak for Silfverberg.
- February 13, 2014
Update:Silfverberg was on the ice for just 2:34 for Sweden in their win over the Czech Republic on Wednesday.
Analysis:With as much quality forward depth as any Olympic squad save for Canada and the United States, Sweden figures to use Silfverberg sparingly throughout the tournament. The 23-year-old will probably have to wait until the 2018 Games to carve out a larger role for Sweden.
- January 12, 2014
Update:Palmieri grabbed an assist during the first period of a 5-3 win over the Coyotes on Saturday.
Analysis:Silfverberg is currently looking strong, with four assists in his last five games.
- January 6, 2014
Update:Silfverberg got an assist early in the second period of a 4-3 overtime victory over the Canucks on Sunday.
Analysis:Silfverberg is off to a good start to the new year, with an assist in each of his games so far this month.
- January 3, 2014
Update:Silfverberg will remain on the Ducks' top line for Friday night's matchup with the Oilers, the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Silfverberg first joined the top line on Tuesday night, and although Ducks' coach Bruce Boudreau wouldn't confirm how long this shift would last, he acknowledged that Silfverberg worked well with this unit and that he wants to continue to try them together. The 23-year-old has nine points over 18 games this season, and may see more opportunities to rack up points if he can establish a consistent role for himself on this line.
- January 1, 2014
Update:Silfverberg picked up an assist during the second period of a 6-3 defeat of the Sharks on Tuesday.
Analysis:Tuesday's assist snaps a five-game-long pointless streak for Silfverberg.
- December 17, 2013
Update:Silfverberg scored a goal during the first period of a 5-2 defeat of the Red Wings on Tuesday.
Analysis:The fact that Silfverberg was able to score a goal in his first game back, after missing almost two months with a broken right hand, bodes well for his recovery.
Update:Silfverberg (hand) will return to the lineup Tuesday for the Ducks against the Red Wings.
Analysis:Silfverberg has been out since late October with a broken hand and will make his return to the ice Tuesday for the Ducks. In 11 games this season, he has four goals and three assists. He will provide a solid offensive boost for the Ducks with his return.
- December 12, 2013
Update:Silfverberg (hand) will be reevaluated by doctors Friday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Silfverberg said he's at the point where he just needs to regain the strength in his hand, so as long as the doctors are satisfied with the healing, he should be nearing a return.
- December 11, 2013
Update:Silfverberg (hand) skated with the team Wednesday morning.
Analysis:Silfverberg finally returned to the ice with his teammates, but still has yet to endure contact on his hand in practice. There are still a few more steps in his recovery to get through before he returns, but it's a promising sign that he's back on the ice now.
- December 10, 2013
Update:Coach Bruce Boudreau said Silfverberg was getting "closer and closer" to a return from IR, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Boudreau didn't offer any further specifics about how Silfverberg is progressing beyond those comments, but they would seem to suggest he's coming along as expected. It's probably still safe to assume he won't be back until late this month until Boudreau or someone else in the organization gives a more concrete update on the winger.
- November 21, 2013
Update:Silfverberg (hand) is not expected to return until late December at the earliest, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Silfverberg was originally slated to miss four-to-six weeks after breaking his right hand in late October, but having just had his cast removed, it looks like he's now on the eight-to-10-week recovery plan. He has been able to resume skating since getting the cast off but will still require additional time to get comfortable with handling a stick and shooting again.
- October 26, 2013
Update:Silfverberg will miss four-to-six weeks with a broken right hand.
Analysis:Silfverberg had been a productive member of the Ducks' third line prior to suffering the injury in Friday's game, scoring seven points in 11 games. The injury comes at an inopportune time for the Ducks with Dustin Penner (concussion) and Mathieu Perreault (wrist) both nursing injuries of their own, ailments that could send the teams' scoring plummeting in subsequent games. Expect the Ducks to recall a forward from the AHL ranks before Sunday's game to compensate for the loss.
- October 17, 2013
Update:Silfverberg was credited with an assist during the second period of the Ducks' 3-2 win over the Flames on Wednesday.
Analysis:Silfverberg has been on fire to start the season, having six points in as many games this season for the Ducks.
- October 7, 2013
Update:Silfverberg picked up an assist midway through the first period of the Ducks' 3-2 win over the Jets on Sunday.
Analysis:Silfverberg has been on an absolute tear, now having logged points in all three of the Ducks' games this season.
- October 6, 2013
Update:Silfverberg scored a goal early in the second period of the Ducks' 4-3 defeat of the Wild on Saturday.
Analysis:The Ducks have to be excited to see the recently arrived Silfverberg score in both of the team's first two games of the season.
- October 2, 2013
Update:Silfverberg (lower body) was officially activated from injured reserve Wednesday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Because Silfverberg had already missed seven days with the lower body injury when he hit IR on Monday, the move did not affect his eligibility for Wednesday's opener against Colorado. The 22-year-old put up a plus-nine rating last season, while playing more than 16 minutes per in 48 games.
- September 30, 2013
Update:Silfverberg (lower body) said Monday that he will "definitely" be ready for Wednesday's season opener against the Avalanche, the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Silfverberg was actually placed on injured reserve earlier Monday, but he has already been out the minimum seven days, so he is eligible to return whenever he is ready. If the Ducks agree with Silfverberg's assessment of his own health, it seems likely he will be activated prior to the drop of the first puck Wednesday.
Update:Silfverberg was placed on injured reserve Monday but is eligible to return at any time, the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Silfverberg suffered a lower body injury on Sept. 22 and his status is unclear. It is mainly a procedural move to put him on IR and free up another roster spot until he is ready to return.
- September 23, 2013
Update:Silfverberg suffered an apparent lower body injury during the third period of Sunday's game against Colorado, the Ducks' official site reports.
Analysis:The Ducks have been giving Silfverberg time on their power play recently, including 3:42 before his departure Sunday. For now, consider him day-to-day until the Ducks provide further details regarding the extent of his injury, but the young forward has sleeper potential as he could work his way into a prominent role sooner rather than later with his new club.
- July 5, 2013
Update:Slifverberg was traded to Anaheim on Friday with Stefan Noesen and a first-round draft pick for Bobby Ryan, according to The Sun's Bruce Garrioch.
Analysis:Slifverberg is a gifted prospect with a high level of skill, just the kind of player the Ducks would want back in a deal for Bobby Ryan. Silfverberg had 19 points in 48 contests this season and is budding into an impact offensive player. Remember his name in keeper leagues as he's likely to land a spot on one of the Ducks' scoring lines.
- May 2, 2013
Update:Silfverberg notched his first career playoff goal and assist Thursday in a 4-2 Game 1 triumph over Montreal.
Analysis:A terrifically talented 22-year-old, Silfverberg is exactly the kind of guy who could break out with a huge impact in these playoffs despite tallying a mediocre 19 points during the regular season.
- April 20, 2013
Update:Silfverberg scored his first goal in 12 games in Saturday's 5-1 loss to Toronto.
Analysis:He has tremendous upside, but his value is currently limited in single year leagues.
- March 29, 2013
Update:Sifverberg had an assist on the Guillaume Latendresse goal Thursday against the Rangers. He was also a +1 with two PIM and one shot.
Analysis:Silfverberg has six points in his last six games. There is a lot of potential on what has become a productive line with Guillaume Latendresse and Mika Zibanejad.
- March 23, 2013
Update:Silfverberg scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's win over Tampa Bay. He now has eight goals and five assists on the season.
Analysis:He's a top-10 scorer among rookies this year and should develop into a strong, two-way scoring forward in years to come.
- March 18, 2013
Update:Silfverberg scored two goals, including the game-winner to lead the Sens to a 4-1 win over the Jets on Sunday.
Analysis:The rookie had been in a bit of a scoring drought, as these were just his fifth and sixth goals of the year. Still, the team sees a lot of promise in him and has been giving him about 2:00 of power play time per game recently.
- March 8, 2013
Update:Silfverberg potted the game-winning goal Friday in Ottawa's 3-2 victory over the Rangers, his first point of any kind since February 21.
Analysis:Silfverberg is one of the Senators' young players teeming with potential and we'll be hearing his name quite often in the years to come. He's skilled and can put the puck in the goal, but he's still prone to slumps, as most young players are. Remember his name in keeper leagues next season as he and Mika Zibanejad will be fixtures in the nation's capital for years to come.
- February 21, 2013
Update:Silfverberg scored his third goal of the year Thursday, a shorthanded tally in a win over the Rangers. He also scored a non-decisive shootout goal.
Analysis:Silfverberg has points in three straight games, though he hasn't registered multiple points in a game yet this year. The 2009 second-round pick has shown good potential and is getting some good playing time with seemingly half the Sens' roster banged up.
- February 18, 2013
Update:Silfverberg notched the shootout-winning goal against the Devils on Monday.
Analysis:The rookie added an assist on Daniel Alfredsson's game-tying goal in the third period, and skated a total of 21:02. Silfverberg played on the top line in the absence of both Jason Spezza (back) and Milan Michalek (knee). Although Michalek is expected back soon, the Sens will likely ask more of Silfverberg offensively with Spezza out for an extended period, and Erik Karlsson (Achilles) done for the year.
- January 21, 2013
Update:Silfverberg scored his first NHL goal against the Panthers on Monday.
Analysis:The 22-year-old rookie saw 18:08 of ice time in this game, but just how much he will contribute remains a mystery.
- April 23, 2012
Update: Based on how Monday morning's practice went, it appears that Silfverberg will line up on Ottawa's first line to begin Game 6 reports the Ottawa Citizen.
Analysis: While it's not a sure thing, head coach Paul MacLean seemed to suggest during Monday's press conference that he'll think long and hard about putting the 21-year-old winger into the lineup alongside Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek for Game 6. Silfverberg should be on your shortlist for next year's draft when it comes to sleeper or keeper picks.
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