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17 Derek MacKenzie C
Height/Weight: 5-11/180 | Birthdate: 6/11/1981 | Birthplace: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada | Team: Florida Panthers | College: None | NHL Experience: 11 | Salary: $1,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 1/0
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12/16/2014

Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA

Derek MacKenzie

Panthers' MacKenzie Scores Rare Goal

News: Derek MacKenzie picked up his third goal of the season -- Florida's lone regulation tally -- and scored one of the team's six shootout goals in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Capitals.
Analysis: A nice offensive performance for a guy who's usually known for his toughness, as the marker was his first point since Nov. 11. McKenzie also delivered another five hits, giving him 93 to go with his five points in 29 games on the year.

11/26/2014

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Derek MacKenzie

Panthers' MacKenzie Set To Play Wednesday

News: Derek MacKenzie (illness) looks ready to play Wednesday against the Hurricanes, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Scottie Upshall (lower body), Jimmy Hayes and Colby Robak are expected to serve as the scratches for the Panthers on Wednesday, ushering Derek MacKenzie into the lineup after he missed Tuesday's practice with the flu. The fourth-liner has four points and a minus-7 rating through 19 games.

11/25/2014

Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA

Derek MacKenzie

Panthers' MacKenzie Dealing With Flu

News: Derek MacKenzie sat out Tuesday's practice due to a bout with the flu, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Derek MacKenzie showed up for Tuesday's practice, but he was sent home due to the illness. His status for the Panthers' next game Wednesday will be determined sometime on game day.

11/23/2014

Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA

Derek MacKenzie

Panthers' MacKenzie Continues To Struggle

News: Derek MacKenzie has scored only one goal in the month of November giving him a total of four points (2G,2A) this season.
Analysis: Derek MacKenzie was never brought in to produce points, but rather center a hard working 4th line. He has had some success in the face-off circle this year, winning 51.5%. He has a minus-7 rating while averaging 13:39 minutes of ice time per game. MacKenzie is heavily relied upon on the first penalty kill unit so you may get lucky and have him chip in a couple special teams points, but other than that he is not a great fantasy option in any format.

10/12/2014

Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA

Derek MacKenzie

MacKenzie Provides Lone Goal For Panthers In Loss

News: Derek MacKenzie scored a power-play goal in a 5-1 defeat at the hands of the Devils on Saturday.
Analysis: The center tipped a pass from Scottie Upshall past goalie Cory Schneider for the score, but it was largely inconsequential, as the Devils had already raced out to a 5-0 lead. Derek MacKenzie has come away with a point in both of the Panthers' games, but his career-best 23 points in a full season suggests that the fourth-liner's production will taper off.

7/1/2014

Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA

Derek MacKenzie

Panthers Sign MacKenzie

News: Derek MacKenzie (shoulder) signed a three-year, $3.9 million contract with the Panthers on Tuesday, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis: With nine goals and nine assists in 71 games last season with the Blue Jackets, Derek MacKenzie will provide the Panthers with some depth down the middle.

5/8/2014

Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA

Derek MacKenzie

Jackets' MacKenzie Has Minor Procedure

News: Derek MacKenzie had what is being described as minor surgery on his right shoulder after last week's season-ending playoff loss to the Penguins, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Derek MacKenzie's arm will be in a sling for the next couple of months, but it shouldn't jeopardize his chances of opening training camp at full health. The bottom-six forward will become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but maintains interest in re-signing with the Blue Jackets.

4/5/2014

Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA Jackets' MacKenzie Ends Scoring Skid

Derek MacKenzie

Jackets' MacKenzie Ends Scoring Skid

News: Derek MacKenzie scored a first-period goal -- his ninth tally of the season -- in Friday's loss to the Blackhawks.
Analysis: The goal snapped a seven-game pointless skid for Derek MacKenzie, who hadn't helped himself during that time by attempting only eight shots. As the Jackets' fourth-line center and a non-regular on the power play, McKenzie wouldn't seem to have much fantasy upside.

2/2/2014

Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA

Derek MacKenzie

Jackets' MacKenzie Stays Hot Saturday

News: Derek MacKenzie picked up an assist Saturday, giving him four goals and seven points over his last eight games.
Analysis: He's still stuck on the fourth line, and although he and Mark Letestu have more offensive ability than some teams might feature on their mucker unit it's hard to see Mackenzie keeping up this pace in limited minutes every night.

1/28/2014

Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA Blue Jackets' MacKenzie Notches Another Goal

Derek MacKenzie

Blue Jackets' MacKenzie Notches Another Goal

News: Derek MacKenzie potted a goal for his third straight game Monday vs. the Hurricanes.
Analysis: Derek MacKenzie's surge of production seemingly comes out of nowhere, as he had provided just two goals and six assists over his other 38 games this season. The rise in performance still hasn't resulted in a dramatic uptick in ice time for MacKenzie, so it remains difficult to get excited about his prospects in the games to come.

1/25/2014

Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA Jackets' MacKenzie Continues To Impress

Derek MacKenzie

Jackets' MacKenzie Continues To Impress

News: Mackenzie had a goal and an assist Saturday in a loss to the Sabres. He has six points in his last seven games.
Analysis: Go figure -- he only has 10 points in 40 games, but the majority have come in this last little while. He's a fantasy risk for the most part, but he might be some help in deep formats. You will need an alternate plan when he goes back into hibernation. Because he will.

1/4/2014

Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA

Derek MacKenzie

Jackets' MacKenzie Suspended For Three Games

News: Derek MacKenzie was suspended for three games as a result of a hit on Coyotes' defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Derek MacKenzie had a hearing Friday with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday and the result was a suspension. Assuming the suspension is served on schedule, MacKenzie will be eligible to return for next Saturday's game against the Jets.

1/3/2014

Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA

Derek MacKenzie

Jackets' MacKenzie To Have Disciplinary Hearing Friday

News: Mackenzie is scheduled to have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday afternoon, to review Thursday's hit on Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson.
Analysis: Derek MacKenzie's hit took Elman-Larsson (upper body) out of the game Thursday night, and despite no penalty being called on the play, the league will give this hit further review. MacKenzie hadn't been putting up much for scoring numbers over 33 games this season, so even if the league decides on additional discipline, it shouldn't have major implications in most formats.

12/29/2013

Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA

Derek MacKenzie

Jackets' MacKenzie Makes An Impact In Sunday's Return

News: Derek MacKenzie returned to action Sunday from a lower body injury, picking up an assist, recording a plus-2 rating and laying out eight hits in a 5-3 loss to the Penguins.
Analysis: It's the seventh time this season he's laid out five or more hits in a game, but with just four points in 31 games there aren't many fantasy formats where Derek MacKenzie's contributions are going to be worth a roster spot.

12/29/2013

Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA

Derek MacKenzie

Jackets' MacKenzie Will Play Sunday

News: Derek MacKenzie (lower body) will play Sunday against the Penguins, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Derek MacKenzie missed Saturday's practice with a lower-body injury, but evidently showed enough in pregame warmups to receive the green light to play against Pittsburgh.

12/29/2013

Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA

Derek MacKenzie

Jackets' MacKenzie A Game-Time Call Sunday

News: Derek MacKenzie (lower body) will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Penguins, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: A report early Sunday morning suggested Derek MacKenzie would sit with the lower-body injury, but it seems that was premature. MacKenzie will take part in pregame warmups, and a decision on his availability will be made afterward. Ryan Craig is on his way to join the team as insurance in case MacKenzie can't go.

12/29/2013

Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA

Derek MacKenzie

Jackets' MacKenzie Out Sunday

News: Derek MacKenzie (lower body) will not play Sunday against the Penguins, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: The Blue Jackets had previously indicated that Derek MacKenzie would play Sunday despite sitting out Saturday's practice, but it seems the lower-body is a bit more serious than they were letting on. MacKenzie should be considered questionable for Tuesday's contest in Colorado until further notice.

12/28/2013

Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA

Derek MacKenzie

Jackets' MacKenzie Injured, But Expects To Play

News: Derek MacKenzie skipped Saturday's practice with a lower-body injury.
Analysis: His absence may have been due to maintenance purposes more than anything, as the forward is still expected to play Sunday vs. the Penguins. The team figures to pass along word before the puck drops if that ends up not being the case.

12/23/2013

Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA

Derek MacKenzie

Jackets' MacKenzie Expected To Play Monday

News: Derek MacKenzie (lower body) is expected to return to the lineup Monday against the Hurricanes.
Analysis: Derek MacKenzie missed both games of a home-and-home series with the Flyers on account of the injury. With just three points in 28 games on the season, the center isn't much of a fantasy asset outside of leagues that count hits.

12/18/2013

Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA

Derek MacKenzie

Jackets' MacKenzie Out For Weekend

News: Derek MacKenzie (lower body) hopes to return by Christmas, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: The center has already been ruled out for Thursday and Saturday's games against the Flyers, but could return to the lineup Monday against the Hurricanes. Derek MacKenzie has two goals and one assist in 28 games on the season.

12/16/2013

Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA

Derek MacKenzie

Blue Jackets' MacKenzie Suffers Lower-Body Injury

News: Derek MacKenzie left Monday's game with a lower-body injury and will not return, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Derek MacKenzie returned from a back injury less than two weeks ago, and he hasn't registered a point since Nov. 17. With just 11 PIM and three points through 28 appearances, the 32-year-old is only worth a look in the very deepest of leagues.

12/6/2013

Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA

Derek MacKenzie

Jackets Activate MacKenzie

News: The Blue Jackets activated Derek MacKenzie (back) off IR on Thursday.
Analysis: Derek MacKenzie is healthy and will be available for Friday's matchup with the Wild, but his two goals and one assists in 22 games don't translate to much fantasy value for most owners.

12/5/2013

Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA

Derek MacKenzie

Jackets' MacKenzie Appears Ready For Friday

News: Derek MacKenzie (back) took part in morning skate and appears good to go for Friday's game against the Wild, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: As of Wednesday, Portzline still had not received clearance to take contact, but it seems he was given the green light Thursday. While he'll likely still be listed as questionable heading into the game, it's more of a formality at this point.

12/4/2013

Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA

Derek MacKenzie

Jackets' MacKenzie Questionable For Friday

News: Derek MacKenzie (back) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Wild, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Derek MacKenzie was on the ice but held out of contact drills Wednesday, and if he isn't given green light to shed the no-contact jersey Thursday, his chances of suiting up against Minnesota will be minimal, at best.

12/4/2013

Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA

Derek MacKenzie

Jackets' MacKenzie Wears No-Contact Jersey

News: Derek MacKenzie (back) skated with the team Wednesday, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: The veteran center is still hoping to be available for Friday's game, but was wearing a red no-contact jersey for Wednesday's practice. Presumably, he'll need to show that he can endure contact again before the team sticks him back in the lineup.