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Fantasy Spin: Roy gets assist, Oshie scores again

by NHL.com Staff / NHL.com

Derek Roy hadn't scored a point for the Nashville Predators since Nov. 22. It took him 4:37 to get one in his first game with the Edmonton Oilers.

Roy (1 percent owned in Yahoo leagues, C), who was traded to the Oilers on Monday, assisted on a first-period goal by Matt Hendricks in a 3-2 shootout win against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.

Derek Roy
Center - EDM
GOALS: 1 | ASST: 10 | PTS: 11
SOG: 36 | +/-: 0
Roy, who left the game briefly in the first period, played 14:53 primarily with Teddy Purcell and Nail Yakupov at even strength. Roy had 2:32 of power-play time.

The 31-year-old had 28 points in 42 games as recently as the 2012-13 season, but he provides little in the peripheral categories and position eligibility. Roy, who had 10 points (one goal) in 26 games with Nashville (none in his last six), maybe can get a scoring boost if he winds up playing with Taylor Hall or Jordan Eberle at some point.

-- It's been a season-long wait for St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie to turn the corner, but it may be happening heading into 2015.

Oshie (73 percent owned, C, RW) scored in a 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators, his third straight game with a point (two assists) playing with David Backes and Alexander Steen.

Oshie, who had three points in his first 15 games, has 12 in his past 14, and nine in 10.

Blues goaltender Brian Elliott returned from a lower-body injury and made 44 saves (.936).

-- If you're looking for some help with penalty minutes, consider Derek Dorsett of the Vancouver Canucks (6 percent owned, RW).

After getting an assist in 3-1 win against the San Jose Sharks, Dorsett has 82 PIMs (second in the NHL) and 80 hits to go along with 12 points as a minus-1.

Compare that to Antoine Roussel of the Dallas Stars, who has 80 PIMs, 47 hits and 17 points as a minus-1 (at 20 percent owned, LW), or Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins, who has 69 PIMs, 107 hits and 17 points as a plus-2 (at 85 percent owned, LW).

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