Sami Vatanen had 22:00 of ice time in the Devils' 3-0 win over the Kings on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game.
Sami Vatanen had an assist in 24:05 of ice time in the Devils' 8-3 win over the Golden Knights on Wednesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +3 for the game. Vatanen now has 26 assists on the season.
Sami Vatanen has seen his minutes creep upwards lately.
Advice: Vatanen has been used as a top pairing defenseman all season, but he logged 27:46 minutes on March 8 and then 26:52 minutes on March 10. They ranked as second and fourth this season in terms of minutes played and were well above his season average of 22:07 minutes. "He's playing some very good hockey right now," Devils coach John Hynes said. "He can handle those type of minutes. It's something that, usually you don't tell him that we want you to play 27 minutes. It's more that he's a 22 to 23 minute guy, but he's increased his ice time based on his performance and his ability he's shown to be able to handle those types of minutes."
Sami Vatanen scored his fourth of the season Saturday in a 3-2 shootout win over Nashville.
Advice: Vatanen had a four game scoring streak snapped earlier in the week but has 29 points this season including 25 in 45 games with New Jersey after his trade from Anaheim earlier in the season. He is worth picking up in deep leagues as he should get 40-45 points next season for the Devils.
Sami Vatanen scored one goal in 26:52 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 shootout win over the Predators on Saturday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Vatanen now has four goals on the season.
Sami Vatanen had 27:46 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 loss to the Jets on Thursday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game.