C - LA
Andreas Athanasiou had an assist and finished the game with a plus-one rating during the Kings' 2-1 win versus Minnesota. He failed to record a shot on net in 13:27 minutes of ice time during the game.
Athanasiou signed a one-year $1.2 million contract this offseason with Los Angeles in an attempt to prove himself after not being offered a contract in Edmonton. In seven games this season with the Kings he has three goals and two assists. He does need to get a bit more aggressive in the offensive zone, especially since he only has seven total shots fired on the net in his seven games played.
Athanasiou spent 12 minutes on the ice versus Nashville, with no points.
Overall the forward has 26 points in 50 games, but -45 on the ice is pretty bad.
The forward sustained a "lower body" injury and did not return.
Athanasiou has played two games for the Oilers (one goal, one assist) since being acquired from the Detroit Red Wings.
Athanasiou scored the game-tying goal in the third period as the Oilers lost 4-3 in overtime to Anaheim. He also recorded an assist for Tyler Ennis in the second period.
Overall, the forward has 26 points in 26 games (-43). He got 16:50 minutes of ice time in his first game with the Oilers, so fantasy players should keep an eye on him.
Andreas Athanasiou was traded to the Edminton Oilers for two second round picks.
Athanasiou is a very fast skater and can create space quickly. His effort is often in question and his role is unknown currently. If Atanasiou can get a top two-line spot, he may be worth an add. It is hard to imagine this but is possible. He should be added to all watchlists.