Jeff Skinner

Jeff Skinner

Buffalo Sabres

New Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger claims he has been in contact with Jeff Skinner and is confident that they will come to terms on a new deal at some point this offseason. (Source: Buffalo News)

Fantasy Impact: Skinner finished the 2018-19 campaign with 40 goals and 23 assists during his first season in Buffalo. If he is to eventually resign, he will most definitely be one of their important pieces to build around as the Sabres look to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

 

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Jeff Skinner's goal gave him his fourth 30-goal season of his career, and it came against his former team in Carolina.

Fantasy Impact: The newly-named All-Star representative is in the midst of a career year with 43 points in 44 games. Playing alongside Jack Eichel will only continue to boost his value, but Skinner has been an elite forward all year long. He's a great option in DFS and should be locked in all linueps.

 

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Jeff Skinner scored his 26th goal of the season in the 3rd period of the Sabres 3-0 win over the Ducks on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Jeff Skinner has been the recipient of some fantastic set ups by his teammates this season. Mostly from Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart. Skinner has scored 26 goals and 12 assists. Skinner is a must own and start in all fantasy formats.

 

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Jeff Skinner had a goal and an assist in the Sabres 5-2 loss to Florida on Tuesday night. Skinner started off the night with his 25th goal of the season in the first period. He followed that up with his 12th assist of the season on Rasmus Ristolainen’s second period goal.

Fantasy Impact: Even in losses the top line of Jeff Skinner, Jack Eichel, and Sam Reinhart find ways to produce. Jeff Skinner has 4 goals and 2 assists in his last five games and 25 goals and 12 assists in 35 games for over a point-per-game. Skinner is only 12 goals away from his career high of 37 and the season isn’t even at the halfway point. Skinner and his linemates are must owns and starts in all fantasy formats.

 

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Jeff Skinner put two in net in the Sabres 4-2 win over Boston on Sunday evening. Skinner scored his 23rd, and first of the game, in the second period. Skinner followed that up with his 24th in the third period.

Fantasy Impact: The top line of the Buffalo Sabres is locked and loaded. Skinner, Jack Eichel, and Sam Reinhart are scoring in bunches. On Sunday Skinner tallied two goals to bring his season totals up to 24 goals and 11 assists in 34 games. At this rate Skinner should easily surpass his career high of 63 points. If you don’t have Skinner....sorry. If you do, start him!

 

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Jeff Skinner assisted on Rasmus Dahlin’s second period power play goal in the Sabres 4-3 OT loss to the Capitals on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: With the dynamic play of Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart of late let’s not forget the season Jeff Skinner is putting together. Skinner has cooled down a little of late but with his assist on Saturday his season totals are 22 goals and 11 assists through 33 games. Totals good for a point-per-game. Skinner has gelled with Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart on the top line and seems to be riding the same wave as them to a possible career high. Skinner has scored 63 points twice in his career and looks to be able to potentially pass that mark. Anyone on Buffalo’s top line is a must own and start in any fantasy format currently.

 

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Jeff Skinner put in his 22nd goal in the first period of the Sabres 3-1 win over the Coyotes on Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: Jeff Skinner has scored 4 points in his last 4 games after a slight hiccup in his performance this season. Skinner has 22 goals and 10 assists in 32 games for a point-per-game average. Skinner should be able to maintain his current scoring pace with his top even strength and power play line duty. Skinner should probably best his career of 63 points this season. Skinner should be owned in all fantasy formats.

 

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Jeff Skinner scored his 21st goal on the power play to give the Sabres a 4-3 win in overtime over the LA Kings on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Jeff Skinner has scored more than half of his career high of 37 goals. Skinner is a big part of the deadly first even strength line of Jack Eichel, Sam Reinhart, and Skinner. Skinner has 21 goals and 10 assists through 31 games. Skinner should be owned and started in all fantasy formats.

 

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Jeff Skinner got his 10th assist of the season on Jack Eichel’s goal in the first period of the Sabres 6-2 loss to the Flyers on Saturday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: Jeff Skinner has cooled off a little of late. Skinner does still have 20 goals and 10 assists through 30 games. Skinner is still on the top even strength and power play units so he should be able to get back into his rhythm from earlier this season. Skinner should break his career high of 63 points at his current scoring pace. Skinner is a must own and start in all fantasy formats.

 

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Jeff Skinner notched his 20th goal in the first period of the Sabres 3-2 overtime loss to the Panthers on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Jeff Skinner is having a coming out party with the Sabres this year. Previously reaching a career high of 63 points for the Hurricanes twice. Skinner should easily surpass that this season with over a point-per-game pace currently. Skinner has 20 goals and 8 assists through 27 games. Skinner is a must own and start in all fantasy formats.

 

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Jeff Skinner scored his 19th goal of the season in overtime to give the Sabres a 3-2 overtime win.

Fantasy Impact: Jeff Skinner is showing no signs of tapering off of his early season scoring pace. Skinner has 19 goals and 8 assists in 25 games. Skinner is on pace to shatter his career high of 63 points. Skinner is a must own and start in all fantasy formats.

 

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Jeff Skinner scored his 18th goal and for the third straight game in the first period of the Sabres 3-2 overtime win over Detroit on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: What else can you say about Jeff Skinner?! Skinner has scored 4 goals in his last 3 games and has 18 goals and 8 assists through 24 games. Skinner is playing the best hockey of his career with Jack Eichel and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. Skinner has maintained his over a point-per-game pace all season and should continue to. Skinner should be owned and started in all fantasy formats.

 

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Jeff Skinner scored his 15th goal of the season in the first period to kick off scoring in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Jeff Skinner’s hot start to the season goes on! Jeff Skinner has been a godsend for Jack Eichel and the Sabres. Skinner has developed instant chemistry with captain Jack Eichel. With 15 goals and 8 assists through 22 games, Skinner seems destined to break his career high of 63 points. Skinner is a must own and start in all fantasy formats.

 

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Jeff Skinner gathered his 8th assist of the season on Zach Bogosian’s second period goal in the Sabres 5-4 overtime win on Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Jeff Skinner keeps connecting with Jack Eichel to make things happen for the Sabres. Skinner and Eichel collaborated on Zach Bogosian’s goal on Monday night. The duo are helping each other raise their levels. Skinner has 14 goals and 8 assists through 21 games. Skinner should be able to stay around a point-per-game pace and probably finish in the 70 point range. Skinner is a must own and start in all fantasy formats.

 

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Jeff Skinner scored his 14th goal of the season on the power play in the third period of the Sabres overtime shoot-out win over Winnipeg.

Fantasy Impact: Jeff Skinner extended his 4 game goal scoring streak after his goal against Winnipeg on Friday night. Skinner is playing out of his mind this season. Skinner has 14 goals and 7 assists through 18 games for well over a point-per-game pace. Skinner is dialed in with linemate Jack Eichel and there seems to be no stopping this dynamic duo. Skinner is a must own and start in all fantasy formats.

 

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Jeff Skinner kicked off the scoring in the first period of the Sabres 2-1 win on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Jeff Skinner is showing no signs of cooling down. Even with a slight dynamic change in lines. Skinner is now on the first line with Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart. With his goal on the evening, Skinner has 13 goals and 7 assists through 18 games. At this point Skinner’s point per game pace is looking a real possibility to stick. Skinner is a must own and start in all fantasy formats.

 

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Jeff Skinner scored his 12th goal of the season to trigger s comeback in the third period of the Sabres 4-3 shootout victory over the Canucks.

Fantasy Impact: Jeff Skinner is arguably the best player for the Sabres currently. Don’t get me wrong, it is Jack Eichel’s presence that allows Skinner to flourish. Skinner has 6 and 1 assist in his last 5 games. Skinner’s season totals to date are 12 goals and 7 assists through 17 games. Skinner is on a career high scoring pace and there is no reason to think he can’t set a career high this season. Skinner is a must own and start in all fantasy formats.

 

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Jeff Skinner scored his 10th and 11th goal in the second and third period of the Sabres Thursday night overtime win over the Canadiens.

Fantasy Impact: Jeff Skinner’s torrid early season start is continuing. Skinner has 5 goals in his last 4 games with 2 games of 2 goals scored. Skinner has 11 goals and 7 assists through 16 games. Skinner seems to be equaling linemate Jack Eichel’s production and that could provide the boost to give both of them career years. Skinner is a must own and start in all fantasy formats.

 

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Jeff Skinner continues his hot start to the season with 2 goals and an assist on linemate Jason Pominville’s goal.

Fantasy Impact: Jeff Skinner is playing some of the best hockey of his career so far this season. In the Sabres 9-2 rout of the Senators, Jeff Skinner added 2 goals and an assist. Skinner’s season totals are at a robust 9 goals and 7 assists through 14 games. If Skinner remains on the top lines for even strength and the power play there is no reason he can’t surpass his career high of 63 points. Skinner seems a safe bet to finish in the mid-70 point range, if not higher. Skinner is a must own and start in any fantasy format.

 

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Jeff Skinner scores his 7th goal in the 3rd period of the Sabres loss to the Senators on Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: Jeff Skinner is continuing to reap the rewards of top line duty with Jack Eichel. Skinner grabbed his 7th goal to go along with 6 assists through 13 games. Skinner should be able to sustain his performance so far as long as he remains on the top even strength and power play lines. Skinner could break his previous career high of 64 points this season with his current point per game pace. Skinner is a must start in all fantasy formats.

 

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Jeff Skinner added three assists, two of which were on the power play, in the Sabres four to three win over the Canadiens on Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: Jeff Skinner is really starting to click with his new teammates in Buffalo. The change of scenery from Carolina to Buffalo seems to be doing wonders for Skinner so far. Skinner has four goals and four assists in his last four games. His season totals are five goals and five assists in ten games. As long as Skinner remains on the top even strength and power play lines with Jack Eichel he seems to be a good bet to break his career high of sixty three points. A seventy point season seems like a strong possibility. Skinner is a must own in all fantasy formats.

 

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Jeff Skinner scored a goal for the second night in a row. Skinner’s goal was assisted by his line mates Jason Pominville and Jack Eichel.

Fantasy Impact: In the words of the old video game NBA Jams....”He’s heating up”! Jeff Skinner is en fuego with another goal in Sunday’s victory after getting a hat trick on Saturday against the Kings. Skinner’s totals on the season are now at five goals and two assists through nine games. It looks like this could be a bounceback/breakthrough season for Skinner. With a previous season high of sixty three points, done twice, for the Hurricanes. Those totals could easily be surpassed now that Skinner is on the same line as Jack Eichel, a legitimate NHL superstar. If available in your leagues you must add Skinner and possibly trade for him before he truly takes off.

 

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Jeff Skinner scored two even strength goals in the second period and secured the hat trick with an empty netter in the third.

Fantasy Impact: Skinner secured the hat trick on only three shots on goal in 14 minutes of ice time. The left winger has struggled so far this season with only 3 points in the previous 7 games. The left winger still has the potential to be a 35 goal scorer, and will continue to increase production as the young Buffalo team improves.

 

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Jeff Skinner scored a game-tying third-period goal during the Hurricanes' 2-1 overtime loss to Columbus. He had five shots on goal in 17:23 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: It was his first goal of the season, but Carolina is behind the other teams with just two games played to this point. Last year he had a career-high of 37 goals and looks poised to have another good season lighting the lamp.

 

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Jeff Skinner scores on power-play

Tue, Feb 21st 10:06pm EST
By Roy Widrig

Jeff Skinner scored a power-play goal, his 20th of the season, in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Penguins.

Fantasy Impact: Twenty goals is a nice little milestone for Skinner. The most he's scored in a season is 33, but the 28 he scored in 2015-2016 might be a more realistic goal.

 

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Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner scored his 18th goal of the season in Tuesday's 5-1 win.

Fantasy Impact: Skinner now has 18 goals and 18 assists, just 18 points below his previous career-high mark.

 

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Hurricanes LW Jeff Skinner had a goal and two assists on Tuesday night. He was plus-3.

Fantasy Impact: Skinner has been quiet of late with just two goals and an assist over his previous 10 games. Skinner has 32 points in 40 games this season.

 

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Jeff Skinner scored the game-winning, power-play goal in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Blues.

Fantasy Impact: The goal was Skinner's 14th of the season to pair nicely with his 14 assists. Skinner is a solid fantasy winger option when you ignore his +/-.

 

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Jeff Skinner potted two goals on the power play and added an assist late in Tuesday's 8-6 win over the Canucks.

Fantasy Impact: Skinner had seven shots on goal in a game that saw plenty, and after Tuesday's goal fest is now up to 25 points in 28 games for Carolina this season.

 

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Jeff Skinner scored a game-tying goal in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers. The goals was Skinner's ninth of the season. Skinner also had a power-play assist on Derek Ryan's game-winner.

Fantasy Impact: Jeff Skinner had a solid night on Sunday, and he even added a pair of PIMs to the fantasy scoresheet. He has three points in his last two games and six points in his last six games.

 

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Jeff Skinner scores power-play goal

Wed, Nov 23rd 11:33am EST
By Roy Widrig

Jeff Skinner scored a game-tying goal on the power-play in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs.

Fantasy Impact: Skinner has eight goals and eight assists through 17 games this season 62 shots on goal.

 

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Jeff Skinner scored his 19th goal of the season on Sunday in Carolina's 2-1, shootout loss to Montreal. (Source: NHL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Skinner improved his point-scoring streak to five games on Sunday, finding the back of the net for the first time since Jan. 26.

 

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Jeff Skinner finished Friday's 5-1 win over Anaheim with three goals and a +3 rating during 17:53 on the ice. (Source: NHL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Friday's hat trick is only the second of Skinner's career, the other coming on Dec. 5, 2013 against Nashville. Skinner has scored six goals over his last four contests, and is a vaunted threat in any lineup if he continues his recent momentum.

 

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Jeff Skinner scored a goal in Carolina's 4-3 win over Los Angeles on Sunday. (Source: NHL.com)

Fantasy Impact: It has been a slow start to the season for Skinner, who scored his fourth goal on Sunday. The electric 'Cane has only five points on the year, and his Sunday tally snapped a five-game pointless streak.

 

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