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17 Radim Vrbata RW
Height/Weight: 6-1/194 | Birthdate: 6/13/1981 | Birthplace: Mlada Boleslav, Czechoslovakia | Team: Vancouver Canucks | College: None | NHL Experience: 12 | Salary: $3,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 96/81 | Average Draft Position: 129.12
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1:38 AM

Radim Vrbata, RW, VAN Canucks' Vrbata Scores 30th Goal

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Canucks' Vrbata Scores 30th Goal

News: Radim Vrbata hit the 30-goal mark Saturday, scoring a power-play goal and adding an assist in a loss to the Stars.
Analysis: Another strong outing for Radim Vrbata, who has been firing on all cylinders of late. He now sits 10th in the NHL goal-scoring race and has racked up four goals and nine points in his last five games. He's fired 18 shots on goal in his last three games and is up to 58 points in 72 games on the season. You know what to do.

3/24/2015

Radim Vrbata, RW, VAN Canucks' Vrbata Wins First-Star Honors

Radim Vrbata

Canucks' Vrbata Wins First-Star Honors

News: Radim Vrbata picked up a goal and an assist, then added a second goal into an empty net Tuesday in a 5-2 win over the Jets.
Analysis: Fantasy owners who bought on Radim Vrbata on speculation of a Sedin-brothers boost have been rewarded with what's shaping up to be his second career 30-goal campaign, and he's ripped off seven points in the last three games. That'll do.

3/23/2015

Radim Vrbata, RW, VAN Canucks' Vrbata Earns Two Assists In Win

Radim Vrbata

Canucks' Vrbata Earns Two Assists In Win

News: Radim Vrbata dished out two assists in Sunday's win over the Coyotes.
Analysis: It was quite a productive weekend for Radim Vrbata, who also tallied the game-winning power-play goal and chipped in another assist in Saturday afternoon's triumph over the Kings. He's no longer skating next to the Sedin twins at even strength, but with an impressive 27 goals and 53 points over 69 games this season, he's been a pivotal offseason addition for the Canucks.

3/21/2015

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Radim Vrbata

Game Winner, Assist For Canucks' Vrbata

News: Radim Vrbata sniped the game-winning goal Saturday and also chipped in an assist in a very important 4-1 win over the Kings.
Analysis: Radim Vrbata rose to the occasion in a contest that featured significant playoff implications, hooking up with Yannick Weber and Alex Edler for a power-play tally 4:31 into the third. The former Coyote has been as-advertised in his first season with the Canucks, racking up 27 goals, 24 assists and 224 SOG in 68 games.

3/8/2015

Radim Vrbata, RW, VAN Canucks' Vrbata Strikes Twice In Win

Radim Vrbata

Canucks' Vrbata Strikes Twice In Win

News: Radim Vrbata scored a pair of goals in Saturday's win over the Sharks.
Analysis: Another strong game for Radim Vrbata, who has three goals and seven points in his last four games. One of his tallies Saturday came with the man advantage, giving him 10 power-play goals on the season. He's delivered in the clutch with five game-winning goals this season and is up to 48 points in 62 games. He's riding high right now, firing a whopping 12 shots on goal in his last two games, so make sure he's in your lineup.

3/2/2015

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Radim Vrbata

Canucks' Vrbata Contributes Two Assists

News: Radim Vrbata collected a pair of assists and scored in the shootout in Sunday's win over the Blues.
Analysis: Radim Vrbata now has 22 goals and 44 points in 59 games on the season. While he's skating on the second line and has just one goal in his last eight games, he's still playing on the top power-play unit and is skating with Nick Bonino at even strength. The 33-year-old talented sniper will find ways to produce points no matter what, and as long as he keeps shooting, the goals will soon follow.

2/22/2015

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Radim Vrbata

Canucks' Vrbata Pots 22nd Goal

News: Radim Vrbata scored his 22nd goal of the season and had an assist in Sunday's win over the Islanders.
Analysis: The two-point outburst snapped a four-game pointless drought for Radim Vrbata, who is now playing on the second line with Chris Higgins. Vrbata is leading the Canucks in goals and already has more goals than he had in all of last season with Arizona (20). While he may not be playing with the Sedin twins at even strength, Vrbata is playing on the top power-play unit and should keep producing down the stretch.

2/12/2015

Radim Vrbata, RW, VAN Canucks' Vrbata Continues Streak

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Canucks' Vrbata Continues Streak

News: Radim Vrbata extended his point streak to seven games Wednesday, assisting on Linden Vey's first-period marker. The winger has compiled two goals and six assists during the scoring surge.
Analysis: Perhaps what's most notable about Radim Vrbata's ongoing excellence is that the last few games have come without the 33-year-old playing alongside the Sedin twins, as coach Willie Desjardins has elevated Alex Burrows to the top trio. Vrbata was stationed next to Linden Vey and Chris Higgins on the second line Wednesday and didn't seem too affected by the downgrade in quality of his mates, as he was able to fire off four shot attempts to remain on fire.

2/7/2015

Radim Vrbata, RW, VAN Canucks' Vrbata Contributes Two Assists

Radim Vrbata

Canucks' Vrbata Contributes Two Assists

News: Radim Vrbata netted a pair of assists in Saturday's win over the Penguins.
Analysis: Radim Vrbata continues to roll for Vancouver, recording a point in five straight games, giving him 20 goals and 37 points in 48 games on the season. He shoots a ton and is a power-play monster, making him a very dependable fantasy option in all formats. You know what to do.

2/5/2015

Radim Vrbata, RW, VAN Canucks' Vrbata Scores 20th In Loss

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Canucks' Vrbata Scores 20th In Loss

News: Radim Vrbata's 20th goal of the season was the only one scored by the Canucks in Thursday's loss to the Sharks.
Analysis: Radim Vrbata has now hit the 20-goal mark in five of his last six full seasons. The 33-year-old is currently riding a four-game point streak, giving him 35 points in 47 games on the season. While he's currently not a member of the Sedin line, Vrbata is still playing on the second line with the talented Nick Bonino, in addition to seeing top unit power-play time with the twins. Keep him rolling.

2/5/2015

Radim Vrbata, RW, VAN Point Streak Hits Three For Canucks' Vrbata

Radim Vrbata

Point Streak Hits Three For Canucks' Vrbata

News: Radim Vrbata extended his point streak to three games with an assist in Tuesday's win over the Jets.
Analysis: Radim Vrbata has compiled a goal, two assists, and 13 shots on goal during the streak. Thanks to a deployment on the top line with the Sedin twins in his first season in Vancouver, Vrbata looks poised to finish with his highest point total since 2011-12.

1/20/2015

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Radim Vrbata

Canucks' Vrbata Adds Marker Monday

News: Radim Vrbata supplied a goal on his two shots in Monday's win over the Panthers.
Analysis: Radim Vrbata continues to serve as the Canucks' top sniper, as his 18 goals this season lead the team. He hasn't been able to uphold the point-per-game pace he raced off to in October, but Vrbata still provide s offense with enough regularity to make him roster-worthy in just about any format.

1/9/2015

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Radim Vrbata

Canucks' Vrbata (Illness) Back In Thursday

News: Radim Vrbata (illness) will play Thursday against the Panthers.
Analysis: The illness kept Radim Vrbata out of the lineup for one game, but he was cleared to resume playing after taking part in Thursday's optional gameday skate. A top-line role will not be awaiting Vrbata upon his return, however, as coach Willie Desjardins recently decided to bump him to the second trio with Chris Higgins and Nick Bonino. Alex Burrows gets the appointment next to the Sedin twins in Vrbata's place.

1/8/2015

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Radim Vrbata

Canucks' Vrbata (Illness) Expected Back Thursday

News: Radim Vrbata (illness) is expected to play Thursday against the Panthers.
Analysis: Radim Vrbata was absent from Wednesday's practice, so his status for Thursday's game probably won't be confirmed until his participation is verified during the Canucks' gameday skate. Linden Vey entered the lineup Tuesday against the Islanders when the illness kept him unavailable.

1/6/2015

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Radim Vrbata

Canucks' Vrbata (Illness) Ruled Out Tuesday

News: Radim Vrbata will miss Tuesday's game against the Islanders due to an illness, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis: Radim Vrbata appeared set to play after taking part in the team's morning skate, but the illness presumably surfaced in the afternoon and will force him to the press box. Linden Vey enters the lineup in his stead, while Alex Burrows claims Vrbata's perch on the top line with the Sedin twins.

1/4/2015

Radim Vrbata, RW, VAN Canucks' Vrbata A Goal-Scoring Machine

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Canucks' Vrbata A Goal-Scoring Machine

News: Radim Vrbata scored for the third straight game Saturday, netting a game-winning power-play tally in a win over Detroit.
Analysis: Radim Vrbata has been an absolute stud this season, recording 16 goals and 29 points in 35 games. His seven power-play goals are seventh most in the NHL, while his 123 shots on goal are 15th most. On track for 35 goals and 65 points, the top-line sniper is a must-start every game.

1/2/2015

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Radim Vrbata

Canucks' Vrbata Gets Two Points

News: Radim Vrbata tallied a goal and assist in Thursday's win over the Kings.
Analysis: Radim Vrbata notched his second goal in as many games after getting a shot over Jonathan Quick's glove in the second period. The move from Arizona to the top line with the Sedin brothers in Vancouver has proven fruitful for Vrbata, who has 28 points in 34 games this season.

12/24/2014

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Radim Vrbata

Canucks' Vrbata Tallies Assist In Win

News: Radim Vrbata grabbed his 12th assist of the season in Monday's win over Phoenix.
Analysis: After being held off the score sheet for three consecutive outings, Radim Vrbata has now scored a point in each of the Canucks' last two games. Vrbata is having a great season, tallying 13 goals and 12 assists through 33 games. Fantasy owners can continue to plug the veteran winger into their line up with confidence.

12/7/2014

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Radim Vrbata

Canucks' Vrbata Fantastic In Loss

News: Radim Vrbata scored his 12th goal of the season, had an assist, and was credited with eight shots on goal in Sunday's loss to Ottawa.
Analysis: Radim Vrbata continues to thrive in Vancouver, recording 23 points in 26 games. He has fired an impressive 99 shots on goal, picking up at least one point in seven of his last 10 outings. Keep him rolling.

12/2/2014

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Radim Vrbata

Canucks' Vrbata Dominates In Win

News: Radim Vrbata scored a power-play goal, added a power-play assist and led all skaters with six shots on goal Tuesday against Washington.
Analysis: Radim Vrbata had cooled a bit over the last three games, picking up just a lone assist, but he bounced right back. Playing alongside the Sedins continues to show its benefits.

11/24/2014

Radim Vrbata, RW, VAN Canucks' Vrbata Strikes Again In Win

Radim Vrbata

Canucks' Vrbata Strikes Again In Win

News: Radim Vrbata scored for the third straight game in Sunday's win over the Blackhawks.
Analysis: Radim Vrbata has been red-hot lately, recording five goals and a plus-3 rating in his last three games. With 17 points (10 goals) in 19 games on the season, Vrbata has proven to be a tremendous fit in Vancouver. Keep him rolling.

11/20/2014

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Radim Vrbata

Canucks' Vrbata Finds Twine Twice

News: Radim Vrbata potted a pair of goals -- both on the power play -- in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Oilers. He skated to a plus-1 and fired four shots on goal.
Analysis: The chemistry continues for Radim Vrbata and the Sedin twins, who combined for three assists on Vrbata's two power-play markers. Vrbata is up to eight goals and 15 points in 17 games this year, and appears to be one of the better values -- along with Daniel Sedin -- in fantasy hockey through the season's quarter pole.

11/14/2014

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Radim Vrbata

Vrbata (Leg) Expected To Play Friday

News: Radim Vrbata (leg) practiced Friday morning and is expected to play against the Coyotes.
Analysis: Radim Vrbata has now practiced two days in a row, making it very likely that he will return to the ice alongside the Sedin brothers on the first line. His status will be updated should he end up missing the game for some reason.

11/13/2014

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Radim Vrbata

Canucks' Vrbata Returns To Practice Thursday

News: Radim Vrbata (leg) returned to practice Thursday, rejoining Henrik and Daniel Sedin on the top line, the Vancouver Province's Jason Botchford reports.
Analysis: The fact Radim Vrbata is back practicing and cleared for contact would suggest that he may return Friday against Arizona. The 33-year-old has missed the last two games with a lower body-injury sustained last week in a win over San Jose. Through 15 games, the top-line winger has been a terrific fit in Vancouver, notching six goals and 13 points. With Vrbata back on the top line at practice, Jannik Hansen was demoted to the fourth line.

11/12/2014

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Radim Vrbata

Canucks' Vrbata Ruled Out Tuesday

News: Radim Vrbata (leg) will not play Tuesday against the Senators, Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis: None of the Canucks' five injured skaters felt well enough to take part in the team's morning skate, so coach Willie Desjardins will stick with the same lineup he used Sunday against the Ducks. With Radim Vrbata unavailable, Jannik Hansen is expected to join the Sedin twins on the top line once again.