News:Alex Burmistrov failed to post any points in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Sabres.
Analysis:Alex Burmistrov has taken a step back this year and has just three points since the end of February, including a paltry one assist during the entire month of March. Though he has points in two of the last three games, the Sabres blanked him again. That's an all too familiar story for fantasy owners who drafted him hoping he'd show some consistency scoring wise this year. Due to his performance and third-line role on the Jets' depth chart, Burmistrov is not worth an add for your fantasy playoff run.
News:Alex Burmistrov is a candidate to sit out Tuesday's game against the Leafs, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis:Alex Burmistrov, who played a season-low 9:22 Sunday against the Devils, has not recorded a point in his last six games.
Jets' Burmistrov Scores Second Goal In Loss To Bruins
News:Alex Burmistrov logged a goal and an assist in Sunday night's 3-2 loss to the Bruins.
Analysis:Alex Burmistrov also finished with a plus-1 rating on Sunday. In the last two seasons he was touted as the kind of player who had enough skill to be really good. Although a slow third year is not necessarily a career killer for players his age, if you picked him as a sleeper in your league thinking he might arrive as a big time fantasy talent this year, Sunday's performance offers a small glimmer of hope for you. That said, don't wait too much longer as there are other young guns to be had this year that are producing at a higher clip than Burmistrov, even in deep leagues.
News:Alex Burmistrov managed his first point of the season, a goal, in Sunday night's win over the Islanders.
Analysis:Alex Burmistrov is one of those players the Jets' organization expects to take the next step in his career this season and become the playmaker they know he can be. If you own him in your fantasy league, the shortened season may hinder your willingness to hold onto him long enough to realize the potential benefits of his abilities. Watch him closely to see if his first goal sets off a streak of consistency on a young team that looks very confident right now.
News:Alex Burmistrov did not register a point in Friday's 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Analysis: When a player reaches his third year in the big leagues, expectations rise as potential is suppose to start turning into production. Though Alex Burmistrov has speed and skill, he has no points and an even rating in four games this season and it seems that he may find himself on the third or fourth line on a regular basis with the added depth that the Jets acquired at the forward position over the extended off-season. Though having an eye for young guns on the waiver wire can make or break a fantasy title run, it's best to stay away from Burmistrov until it becomes evident he has figured out the NHL game.
News:Alex Burmistrov was checked out by doctors in Winnipeg after a lingering shoulder injury during the lockout and seems to be good to go, Mitch Peacock of CBC Sports tweeted.
Analysis:Alex Burmistrov was struggling with a shoulder injury during the lockout but was present at the start of camp. With the addition of Olli Jokinen and the emergence of Kyle Wellwood, he will struggle to crack the top six. Centering Nik Antropov and Alexei Ponikarovsky on the third line will likely be where he begins the year and that is still a talented group that will be asked to produce. He registered 11 points over 22 games in the AHL during the lockout.
Jets' Burmistrov Returns To Winnipeg With Upper Body Injury
News:Alex Burmistrov has returned to Winnipeg after sustaining an upper body injury while playing with the AHL St. John's IceCaps, the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Analysis: The extent of Alex Burmistrov's injury is not immediately known, but the Jets opted to have him come in for a checkup with a four-day break in the St. John's schedule. Burmistrov had been durable for the IceCaps prior to suffering the injury, appearing in all 22 of the team's games.
Jets' Burmistrov: No Points In Loss To Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins
News:Alex Burmistrov had no points and a minus-3 rating in a 5-3 loss to Wilkes-Barre Scranton on Saturday night.
Analysis: Saturday's performance gives Alex Burmistrov just two goals in 22 AHL games this season and drops his plus/minus rating to minus-2 on the season. Anybody hoping he'd dominate in the minors and set himself up for a breakout year once the NHL is back playing may have to curb their enthusiasm a little bit.
News:Alex Burmistrov had two shots on a goal and four minutes in penalties in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Hershey Bears.
Analysis:Alex Burmistrov has just two goals in 13 games this season but his seven points on the season is just about on par for the kind of production we would normally expect from him at the NHL level. It remains to be seen whether there will be a big league season at this point.
News:Alex Burmistrov had four shots on goal in the IceCaps' 2-0 loss to Norfolk on Sunday.
Analysis:Alex Burmistrov has six points in 10 AHL games this season to go with a plus-1 rating. He is expected to take his game up a notch whenever the NHL resumes play this year. When that is going to happen is anybody's guess.
News:Alex Burmistrov did not manage any points and put three shots on goal to go with two minutes in penalties during Friday's 2-1 win over the Adirondack Flyers.
Analysis: He did manage two assists in his second game of the season and will be counted on heavily to make plays and provide scoring punch up front.
News:Alex Burmistrov finished with a minus-1 rating and two minutes in the penalty box Saturday.
Analysis: He's an up-and-coming young gun who showed definite improvement in his sophomore NHL season. If and when the lockout ends, he'll be someone to keep an eye on.
News:Alex Burmistrov was assigned to the AHL St. John's IceCaps on Saturday, reports TSN.ca, just hours before an impending NHL lockout.
Analysis: The 20-year-old will get to grow his game in the A, not unlike the young stars who did the same the last time there was an NHL lockout. He had 13 goals and 28 points in 76 games with the Jets last year.
News:Alex Burmistrov earned a goal and an assist Monday night as the Jets lost to the visiting Oilers, 5-3.
Analysis: There exist high hopes for the young Alex Burmistrov in Winnipeg's front office, meaning he will get plenty of looks so long as he wears a Jets uniform. Though his production is streaky to say the least, there is more than a little potential here.
News:Alex Burmistrov netted the first of four Jets goals in Friday night's home win over the Bruins.
Analysis: The young Russian seems to be doing enough in the eyes of head coach Claude Noel to keep a spot on the club's second offensive line. If the trend continues, Alex Burmistrov is in for a spike in scoring chances.
News:Alex Burmistrov, after missing a pair of games with concussion symptoms, made his return to action Thursday night. The 20 year-old Russian recorded one shot on net.
Analysis: Until Alex Burmistrov graduates to a spot above the club's seldom-used fourth line, he will not see the ice enough to make a fantasy impact.
Winnipeg's Burmistrov (Concussion) A Game-Time Decision For Thursday
News:Alex Burmistrov (concussion), who said after a morning skate that he had "no symptoms," is considered a game-time decision by head coach Claude Noel and the team's medical staff for Thursday night's contest in Tampa, the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Analysis: Injuries have hampered the 20-year old Russian mightily this year. If he can return to the level he was producing at towards the beginning of the season, he could make for a viable fantasy option. Until then, however, he should not make his way into your starting lineup.
Winnipeg's Burmistrov (Upper Body) Scratched For Tuesday
News:Alex Burmistrov (upper body) will miss Tuesday's game in Philadelphia but looks to return to action before Winnipeg finishes its upcoming four-game road stint, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: When Alex Burmistrov eventually does make his return, he will not be stepping into a fantasy friendly situation. The former first-round pick has produced only nine goals all season and does not see enough ice time to make a sizable statistical impact.
News:Alex Burmistrov will be a game-time decision Tuesday night, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis: He suffered an upper-body injury in Monday's game and is considered day-to-day. The Jets have provided very little information regarding the nature of Alex Burmistrov's injury.
Winnipeg's Burmistrov Lights Lamp In Shootout Loss
News:Alex Burmistrov scored the third of three Winnipeg goals as the Jets fell to the Panthers in a Saturday matchup that ended with a shootout.
Analysis: The goal was Alex Burmistrov's ninth of the season, and while it was crucial in keeping the Jets alive Saturday night, the 2010 first-round draft selection is not currently an advisable fantasy play. He has seen a drop-off in his playing time as of late, and rarely rotates in with the club's top six forwards.
Winnipeg's Burmistrov Returns To Action Versus Sharks
News:Alex Burmistrov, after sitting out two games with an undisclosed injury, returned to the Jets lineup Thursday night.
Analysis:Alex Burmistrov's uninspired play over the past few months has gotten him relegated to Winnipeg's third offensive line. With the demotion comes less ice-time and fewer scoring chances. He is not currently a viable fantasy choice.
Winnipeg's Burmistrov (Undisclosed) A Game-Time Decision For Thursday
News:Alex Burmistrov (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Thursday night's contest between the Jets and the Sharks Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Analysis: Before his recent injury, Alex Burmistrov had been struggling mightily to produce on offense. Now that he is at least a bit dinged up, his fantasy outlook is all the more bleak.
News: Despite practicing for two consecutive days, Alex Burmistrov (undisclosed) is not likely to play Tuesday, Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Analysis: If Alex Burmistrov is in your starting lineup, be sure to move him to the bench before Tuesday night's opening face-off.
News:Alex Burmistrov (undisclosed) practiced with the Jets on Monday, Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Analysis: Healthy or not, Alex Burmistrov should not make his way into your starting lineup given his lackluster production over the past two months.
News:Alex Burmistrov (undisclosed) sat out Saturday's game with a "mid-level injury," Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Analysis:Alex Burmistrov was scratched late leading up to Saturday's opening face-off, suggesting that he could potentially have played. Regardless, the young Russian had been on a cold streak going into the game against the Sabres, and may benefit from a few nights' rest.
Burmistrov Records Sole Winnipeg Goal Against Penguins
News:Alex Burmistrov was the only Jet to score in Friday's 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh.
Analysis: The 20-year old Russian got off to a hot start this season, but his production has tapered off considerably in recent weeks. If Alex Burmistrov can return to the level he was producing at in October, he would make for a strong fantasy option.
News:Alex Burmistrov appears to have shaken whatever injury he was suffering from, as he scored a goal in Winnipeg's 5-3 win over Anaheim on Saturday.
Analysis: The Jets are happy to have Alex Burmistrov back, as he has contributed seven goals and eight assists in 30 games this season. The 20-year-old center has improved mightily over last season, as his plus-4 and 15 points in 30 games is a big step past his 20 points and minus-12 in 74 games in 2010-11.
News: Burmistov (undisclosed) took part in Saturday's morning skate, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Analysis: Burmistov has missed the Jets' last two games, but there is a chance he returns to the lineup for Saturday's game against the Ducks. Burmistov's status will be decided around game time.
News:Alex Burmistrov continues to be out with an undisclosed injury, according to the Winnipeg Sun.
Analysis: There's been no indication from the Jets why Alex Burmistrov is missing time or how long he will be out. Consider the center out for a while.
News: Burmisov (undisclosed) will not play in Thursday's game against the Capitals, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Analysis: Details of Burmistov's ailment aren't available, but he will miss his second straight game Thursday. Burmistov remains day-to-day for now.
News:Alex Burmistrov (undisclosed) will not be in the Jets' lineup Tuesday, the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Analysis:Alex Burmistrov has played solid hockey for Winnipeg this season, collecting six goals and eight assists in 29 games. The Jets have to hope the young center is not out long.
News:Alex Burmistrov notched his fourth goal of the season in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Islanders, finishing a plus-3.
Analysis: What has been surprising about Alex Burmistrov in the season's early going has been his consistency. The young Russian has nine points in 11 games and Monday's tally snapped a mini-slump of two pointless games.
News:Alex Burmistrov unexpectedly leads the Jets in scoring so far this season and has spread his scoring over the entirety of the season, not just in one game.
Analysis:Alex Burmistrov was the eighth overall selection for the Jets (then Thrashers) in 2010 and has already lived up to his rookie hype. The Jets have had no success on the top line and have had to turn to the 20-year-old Russian to lead the offense. Burmistrov had just six goals in 74 games last season but is on pace for 20 this season.
News:Alex Burmistrov assisted on both Winnipeg goals in Monday's 2-1 win over Pittsburgh, giving him three helpers in four games this season.
Analysis: This talented Russian will turn 20 on Friday and is hoping to fulfill some of the promise that Atlanta saw when it selected him eighth overall in 2010. He's a potentially strong player, but still raw. Remember his name in keeper leagues, but don't expect reliable numbers this season.
News: Burmistrov (foot) will play against Florida on Saturday, Atlanta Journal-Constitution writer Chris Vivlamore reports.
Analysis: The rookie only has 17 points in 57 appearances this year, but indications are that he'll be there Saturday if you need him.
News: Burmistrov (foot) will return to practice Friday, Atlanta Journal-Constitution writer Chris Vivlamore reports.
Analysis: There's no word yet on when Burmistrov might play again for Atlanta. He was diagnosed with a cracked bone in the foot back on Feb. 13.
News: Burmistrov (foot) was officially placed on injured reserve by the Thrashers on Thursday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Analysis: No surprise here as the injury is a known issue. That said, Burmistrov has not been a significant fantasy player this year so there is no need to worry about his status.
News: Burmistrov cracked a bone on the inside of his left foot, and there is no timetable for his return as he's currently still on crutches and wearing a protective boot, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Analysis: Burmistrov's struggles this year are a disappointment to those who gambled on his upside this season. Given his play and the most recent injury, there is really no reason to have him on your fantasy roster at all this season.
News: Burmistrov (undisclosed injury) won't play in Sunday's game against the Hurricanes, the Thrashers' official site reports.
Analysis: To fill the void created by Burmistrov's absence, the Thrashers have recalled Spencer Machacek from AHL Chicago.
News: Burmistrov has a cracked bone in his foot, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Analysis: No timetable for his recovery has been put forth just yet, but it looks like Burmistrov will miss some time going forward.
News: Burmistrov picked up a helper in the first period of Friday's game against the Rangers.
Analysis: Burmistrov also finished with a plus/minus rating of plus-1 Friday, but his 17 points in 57 games this season has to be considered a disappointment if you gambled on his potential at all this season. The Thrashers have much better fantasy options for you to look at right now.
Thrashers' Burmistrov Breaks Pointless Streak In Defeat
News: Burmistrov assisted on the opening goal of the game Tuesday night, when Freddy Meyer scored from a bad angle in the first period.
Analysis: Burmistrov went the entire month of January without scoring a point (11 games). He has a ton of talent but right now he looks years away from being a fantasy commodity.
News: Burmistrov has not scored a point in his last 10 games.
Analysis: Burmistrov is a talented young player that has shown flashes of skilled play this season. But if you consider the fact he only has two points in his last 21 games (both assists) it's easy to see why you should not have him in your lineup this season.
Burmistrov: Scores Beauty as Thrashers Top Capitals
News: Burmistrov scored his fourth goal of the season against Washington on Saturday. He made a nice little move on the short side of the net to lift a backhand over Capitals goaltender Semyon Varlamov.
Analysis: Burmistrov has shown off some really flashy moves this year, but he's still coming into his own as a player and still needs more experience before he becomes fantasy relevant.
News: Burmistrov, who missed Monday's practice after being checked into the boards during Sunday's game, was one of the first players on the ice for the morning skate Tuesday, and it appears he'll be in the lineup against Colorado, according to Thrashers radio voice Dan Kamal.
Analysis: Burmistrov has just nine points in 24 games, so he's probably not worth your time right now, but the rookie center has also shown some good signs as is definitely radar material for keeper leagues.
News: Burmistrov missed Monday's practice after being checked into the boards during Sunday's game, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Analysis: The exact nature of the injury has not been announced. Burmistov traveled to Colorado for Tuesday's game against the Avalanche, but it remains to be seen if he will suit up. Burmistov's status will be determined Tuesday.
Burmistrov: Highlight Reel Goal in Thrashers Victory
News: Burmistrov scored in a beautiful effort late in the third period Friday as the Thrashers topped the Capitals. He made a slick move to cut around defenseman Jeff Schultz and then slid the puck behind goaltender Michal Neuvirth as he stood beyond the icing line on the backhand.
Analysis: Burmistrov was also a a plus-4 on Friday and now has points in four of his last five games.
News: Burmistrov had an assist and was named the game's third star in Atlanta's 2-1 loss to Florida on Wednesday evening.
Analysis: After not scoring in his first eight games of the year, the rookie center now has seven points in his last 11 games. While he's not fantasy material yet, the talented Russian is one to watch for the future.
News: Burmistrov picked up two assists in Saturday's loss to the Penguins.
Analysis: The talented 19-year-old is starting to warm up -- he has four points in his last four games. His vision is Alexander Mogilny-esque and that makes him a tantalizing keeper. But he's just not worthy in single-year formats.
News: Burmistrov actually beat the goaltender twice on the same play in Saturday's shootout loss, but his first slap shot went off the post and came back to him in the slot. He promptly slapped the rebound past a fallen Marty Turco.
Analysis: Burmistrov showed patience, concentration and skill on the goal. That's why his future looks promising, but for this season he's not worth an add to your fantasy roster.
News: Burmistrov will stay in the NHL for the rest of the season after being signed to an entry level contract last summer and playing in the team's first nine games.
Analysis: Burmistrov has just one point this season, and his fantasy value still has a ways to go, though the upside is certainly there for the eighth overall pick in June.
News: Burmistrov tallied his first NHL marker in Friday's 4-3 overtime win against the visiting Sabres.
Analysis: Burmistrov is going to remain in Atlanta this season and responded to the news with his first professional goal. He has played tremendous defense, drawn penalties and is creative with the puck. He has all the makings of a solid NHLer.
Burmistrov Gets First NHL Point Versus Rangers Wednesday
News: Burmistrov made a nifty little move get the puck to Evander Kane for a goal in the second period during Wednesday's win over the Rangers.
Analysis: Burmistrov is seen as a top Thrashers prospect, but with one point in the first nine games of the season, it looks like he still needs considerable time to develop his skills to an NHL level.