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About Aayush Das - RotoBaller



Aayush Das - RotoBaller has written 70 articles so far, you can find them below.


Patrik Laine Exits Game With Lower Body Injury

Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine has left Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Kings after blocking a shot from defenseman Alec Martinez in the second period. Laine struggled to get back to the bench and immediately went to the locker room. He was tied with Alex Ovechkin in the race for the Rocket Richard Trophy... Read More

2 years ago

Patrik Laine Is A Rocket Richard Canidate

Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine increased his point streak to 15 games with a pair of goals against the Dallas Stars on Sunday. Laine has turned into a lethal sniper, now tied in the race for the Rocket Richard Trophy with 43 goals. He has also set an NHL record for longest point streak by a... Read More

2 years ago

Craig Smith Racking Up Assists

Nashville Predators forward Craig Smith notched two assists against the Colorado Avalanche, which brings him to 23 assists and 44 points on the season. Smith was slipping the past few years, recording fewer and fewer points every season, but he seems to be back on pace to record 53 points this season. His linemates Kevin... Read More

2 years ago

Jake Allen Will Tend The Twine Against Colorado

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen will get his fourth straight start Thursday against the Colorado Avalanche and Semyon Varlamov. Allen had fallen off the fantasy map as of late, but Carter Hutton's neck injury has forced the Blues to start Allen, and he has risen to the occasion. Improving his play over his last three... Read More

2 years ago

Paul Stastny Back In Lineup Against Chicago

Winnipeg Jets forward Paul Stastny was a late scratch for Tuesday's matchup with the Nashville Predators due to a lower-body injury. Before his injury, Stastny had two goals and six assists in seven games, including an assist in Monday's game against the Washington Capitals. Having Stastny back in the lineup is good news for the... Read More

2 years ago


Mark Scheifele Is Back In the Lineup Thursday

Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele was on the ice for practice this morning and is expected to be in the lineup Thursday against the Chicago Blackhawks. Scheifele was injured in a collision with teammate Blake Wheeler in the game against the New York Rangers on March 8 and has been out of the lineup since. The Jets... Read More

2 years ago

Michael Hutchinson Exits Game With Injury

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson left Tuesday's game against the Nashville Predators due to an upper-body injury and did not return to the game. Hutchinson and the Jets were being outplayed in the first period, giving up 20 shots in the first 10 minutes and two short-handed goals on the same power play. Hutchinson had... Read More

2 years ago

Kari Lehtonen Will Get All The Starts Until Ben Bishop is Healthy

Dallas Stars head coach Ken Hitchcock said on Tuesday he plans to keep rolling goalie Kari Lehtonen until Ben Bishop (knee) is back from injury. Bishop was on the ice for the morning skate on Monday but is unlikely to play Tuesday in Montreal. The Stars continue to struggle (4-4-2 in their last 10 games),... Read More

2 years ago

Michael Hutchinson Will Patrol The Crease On Tuesday

Winnipeg Jets netminder Michael Hutchinson will start in net against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday. Since the acquisition of Steve Mason over the summer, Hutchinson has been relegated to the Manitoba Moose (AHL) and has been stellar, leading the league in save percentage (0.942) and lowest goals-against total (41). Although he has only started two... Read More

2 years ago

Jonathan Toews Racks Up Assists Against Boston

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews recorded three assists in Sunday night's win against the Boston Bruins. Toews started the season reunited with winger Brandon Saad, and through the first 10 games they put together nine goals and 17 points but were unable to maintain that chemistry. Toews has been streaky to say the least, going... Read More

2 years ago


Carl Soderberg Showing A Spark In Colorado

Colorado Avalanche forward Carl Soderberg is coming alive recently, notching a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-2 win against the Arizona Coyotes. Soderberg has four goals and four assists in seven games while playing on the third line with Blake Comeau and Matthew Nieto. Soderberg is still on the third line at even strength... Read More

2 years ago

Connor Hellebuyck Will Get The Nod On Monday

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck made 33 saves on 35 shots in the loss against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Hellebuyck put forth a valiant effort against the Flyers, posting a .943 save percentage, but ultimately could not hold on in a close game. He has already made franchise history as the best goalie to... Read More

2 years ago

Paul Stastny Becoming A Valuable Fantasy Asset

Winnipeg Jets forward Paul Stastny was acquired from the St. Louis Blues in late February and has been fitting in nicely. Stastny has two goals and five assists in six games, including an assist in Saturday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. He has been gelling with linemates Patrick Laine and Nikolaj Ehlers together, as the... Read More

2 years ago

Jonathan Bernier Returns Saturday For Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche netminder Jonathan Bernier will get the start against the Arizona Coyotes, his first start since his injury. Bernier suffered a concussion in the game against the Winnipeg Jets, which landed him on Injured Reserve, but he will return to the crease for his 30th start of the season. It seems that Bernier and... Read More

2 years ago

Roman Josi Draws Back Into Predators Lineup

Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi will return to action Saturday against the New Jersey Devils. Josi missed the last four games with an upper-body injury, and the Predators likely rested him a few extra games considering their depth on defense. Josi is having an excellent season, as he is up to 10 goals and 34 assists... Read More

2 years ago


Connor Hellebuyck Will Start Against Philadelphia

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck will be guarding the twine against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Hellebuyck made 41 saves on 43 shots in the win over the New Jersey Devils, posting a 2.33 goals-against average and .937 save percentage. Hellebuyck has won five of his last seven starts, including a shutout against St. Louis.... Read More

2 years ago

Kari Lehtonen Gets The Start Against The Anaheim Ducks

Dallas Stars netminder Kari Lehtonen will get the nod against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday. This latest appearance will mark the 25th start for the Finn. Lehtonen played very well in his last game, blocking 32 of 33 shots on Tuesday against a Nashville Predators team that is on fire. Lehtonen has a .919 save... Read More

2 years ago

Kevin Fiala Taking A Maintainence Day

Nashville Predators forward Kevin Fiala is out of the lineup as the Predators are rotating players in and out down the stretch. Fiala did not register a point in Tuesday's game against the Dallas Stars but is having his breakout season with 42 points in 64 games. Craig Smith will be on the second line... Read More

2 years ago

Ben Bishop Traveling On Upcoming Road Trip

Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop is going to join the team on the upcoming road trip. Bishop was hurt in the match against the Senators on Monday night and was replaced by Kari Lehtonen for the second period. Head coach Ken Hitchcock says that the injury is short-term and hopes that Bishop will be skating... Read More

2 years ago

Mark Scheifele Is Considered Day-To-Day With An Upper Body Injury

Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele (upper body) was injured in a collision with teammate Blake Wheeler in the first period of Tuesday's game against the New York Rangers. Scheifele will not play Thursday against the New Jersey Devils. The Jets are in a playoff spot and can take the time to rest their best players. Scheifele... Read More

2 years ago


Roman Josi Not Expected To Play On Thursday

Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi is not expected to play against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday due to an upper body injury. Josi was on the ice for the morning skate but skated as an extra, meaning he is going to miss his fourth consecutive game. The Predators are just being cautious with Josi, considering... Read More

2 years ago

Ryan Ellis Is An Elite Fantasy Defenseman

Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis has been lights-out with 20 points in 28 games since joining the season late this year. Since Jan. 2, Ellis is tied for fourth in the league in goals and fifth in assists while logging almost 23 minutes of time on ice. Ellis leads the Predators in Corsi For with... Read More

2 years ago

Mikko Koivu Extends His Point Streak

Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu had two assists, one on the power play, during Tuesday night's 6-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Koivu now has three goals and four assists in his last five games, putting him at 12 goals and 26 assists on the year. Koivu centers the top power-play line and he is... Read More

2 years ago

Jean-Francois Berube Gets The Start On Thursday

The Chicago Blackhawks are hurting in net with Corey Crawford being out of commission since Dec. 23. Jean-Francois Berube stopped 33 out of 34 shots in the Blackhawks 2-1 overtime win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday. Berube has a small sample size, but his numbers (.907 save percentage and 3.11 goals-against average) are not... Read More

2 years ago

Jaden Schwartz Finally Back On Track Since Injury

An unfortunate injury slowed St. Louis Blues forward Jaden Schwartz from the best season in his career. Before his injury, Schwartz had 35 points in 30 games, but while he has seen some regression, he is still producing at a point-per-game pace. Playing on a line with Vladimir Tarasenko has provided both Braden Schenn and Schwartz... Read More

2 years ago


Radek Faksa Day-To-Day With Lower Body Injury

Dallas Stars center Radek Faksa is considered day-to-day with a lower body injury. Faksa has 27 points in 64 games this season, averaging 14 minutes of time on the ice. Rookie Roope Hintz will be making his debut Monday in place of Faksa. The Finnish winger, drafted 49th overall in 2015, is having a solid season... Read More

2 years ago

Alexander Radulov May Have Found His Home

Dallas Stars forward Alexander Radulov scored the tying goal and added five shots on net in the Stars overtime win against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. Radulov is experiencing his best season in the NHL playing on Tyler Seguin's wing, matching a career high with 56 points on the season. He is seeing some... Read More

2 years ago

Jay Bouwmeester Out For The Rest Of The Season

St. Louis Blues defensemen Jay Bouwmeester has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a left hip injury. Bouwmeester has played only 35 games this season, posting two goals and five assists. Even though his statistics are not great for fantasy purposes, he has been a cornerstone on the back line for... Read More

2 years ago

Jason Spezza Continues To Struggle

Dallas Stars forward Jason Spezza is eighth on the team in points with only 24 points in 64 games. At this point last year, he had 46 points. Every year he seems to slip further behind, as he had 63 points the season before that. Spezza maintains a 6.1 percent shooting rate and his deployment... Read More

2 years ago

Eric Staal Having Best Season in Years

Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal is having his best season in years, already up to 64 points in 65 games this season. Staal has 33 goals, which is tied for third in the league, and he has now netted 14 tallies and 13 helpers through his past 18 games. The first line consisting of Staal,... Read More

2 years ago


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