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27 David Koci LW
Height/Weight: 6-6/238 | Birthdate: 5/12/1981 | Birthplace: Prague, Czechoslovakia | Team: | College: | NHL Experience: 4 | Salary:   | Owned/Started%: 0/0

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10/2/2011

David Koci, LW, WPG

David Koci

Koci Cut From Tryout With Jets

News: David Koci was released as a Jets tryout Friday, the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Analysis: David Koci is versatile, as he's capable of playing left wing and defense. However, the Czech native is virtually non-existent from an offensive standpoint, having accumulated only four points in 142 career games between the Blackhawks, Lightning, Blues and most recently, the Avalanche.

4/4/2011

David Koci, LW, WPG

David Koci

Avs' Koci Switches From LW To D

News: Koci has been alternating between left wing and defense the past couple of games, and will likely man the blue line Tuesday against St. Louis, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: The need for Koci to switch to defense stems from the number of wounded blueliners the Avs currently have, including Adam Foote (leg), John-Michael Liles (concussion) and Cameron Gaunce (hand). Fortunately, Koci has had some previous experience as a defenseman, primarily with Tampa Bay in 2008-09. Unfortunately, this doesn't have much of an impact on Koci's fantasy value, which is already quite low due to his negligible offensive skills as well as his tendency to be a healthy scratch most nights.

3/6/2011

David Koci, LW, WPG

David Koci

Koci Sent Off In Avs' Loss

News: Koci amassed 15 penalty minutes, including a game misconduct, in Colorado's contest against Edmonton on Saturday, giving him 56 PIMs for the season.
Analysis: As enforcers go, he's not bad on a per-game basis. The problem is the number of games; this is just his 24th game of the season. If you're looking for a goon on the Colorado roster, Cody McLeod (149 PIMs in 54 games) is your man.

12/1/2010

David Koci, LW, WPG

David Koci

Avs' Koci Returns to Lineup

News: Koci played his first game of the season on Tuesday against Atlanta, but was used sparingly, seeing only 3:03 of ice time.
Analysis: Koci had been a healthy scratch the last couple of weeks after recovering from a broken jaw suffered during the preseason. He mainly plays an enforcer's role for the Avs, and probably won't get significantly more ice time than he saw on Tuesday. He's usually a pretty good source for PIM's when he does hit the ice, but he just doesn't play enough to make him a good fantasy option.

11/15/2010

David Koci, LW, WPG

David Koci

Avs' Koci Could Play Monday

News: Koci (jaw) will be available for Monday's game against St. Louis, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Koci's broken jaw, suffered during the preseason, has reportedly healed to the point where Avs coach Joe Sacco now feels comfortable using him in a game situation. He may not suit up Monday to face the Blues, but either way should be back in uniform soon. Koci's fantasy appeal lies exclusively in the PIMs category, so use him sparingly.

10/26/2010

David Koci, LW, WPG

David Koci

Avs' Koci Could Return From Jaw Injury Next Week

News: Koci (jaw) is roughly a week away from returning to the lineup, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Koci sustained a broken jaw in a preseason tussle. Physically, he's as tough as nails, but hopefully he still has the same will to throw down once he finally recovers from the jaw injury. After all, penalties are the name of the game for Koci - nothing else.

10/19/2010

David Koci, LW, WPG Avs' Koci Could Return to Practice Later This Week

David Koci

Avs' Koci Could Return to Practice Later This Week

News: Koci (jaw) could be back at practice later this week, reports the Denver Post.
Analysis: Koci does not offer much fantasy value outside of the PIM department, so don't get too hung up waiting for his return.

10/7/2010

David Koci, LW, WPG Avs' Koci Still Recovering From Broken Jaw

David Koci

Avs' Koci Still Recovering From Broken Jaw

News: Koci (jaw) skated before practice Wednesday with a shield to protect his jaw, according to the Denver Post.
Analysis: Koci is still at least a few weeks away from rejoining the team. Even after he returns, he will not be an everyday player as Avs coach Joe Sacco will use him only when he needs some extra muscle in the lineup.

9/23/2010

David Koci, LW, WPG Avs' Koci Out With Jaw Injury

David Koci

Avs' Koci Out With Jaw Injury

News: Koci will be out several weeks with a jaw injury, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Koci suffered the injury during Wednesday's preseason game in a fight with the Kings' Kevin Westgarth. Koci will only ever help you in the PIM department, so make sure you have a good alternative lined up for the start of the season.

4/4/2010

David Koci, LW, WPG

David Koci

Koci returns as healthy scratch

News: The Avalanche have taken forward David Koci off injured reserve. He has not played since Feb. 8 since breaking his hand in a fight. He was a healthy scratch on Sunday against the Sharks.
Analysis: Koci will draw back into the lineup once Colorado needs some added muscle to the lineup. But he is mostly a checking-line presence and flier in leagues that reward heavily for PIM.

2/9/2010

David Koci, LW, WPG Koci breaks hand in fight

David Koci

Koci breaks hand in fight

News: Monday's game between the Blues and Avalanche provided early excitement. Just 2:21 in St. Louis forward D.J. King dropped the gloves against David Koci, and the fight seemed to provide some spark. Koci, unfortunately, broke his right hand during the fight. He left the ice without going to the penalty box. Avalanche coach Joe Sacco said he didn't know when Koci could return.
Analysis: Koci has been involved in a career-high 12 fights in 2009-10. He made it through 11 rumbles without any issues, so it's not like he is soft. He just might have caught King in a bad place. Koci doesn't dress every game as an enforcer, but he remains just a flier in leagues that reward heavily for PIM when healthy.

12/16/2009

David Koci, LW, WPG

David Koci

Koci might face a suspension

News: The Capitals were upset with Avalanche forward David Koci's hit on Mike Green late in the second period that knocked the defenseman out of the game on Tuesday. Koci checked Green into the glass behind the Washington net and received a boarding major and a game misconduct. He also drew the ire of Washington coach Bruce Boudreau. "Fifteen feet, he saw Green's No. 52, and it didn't stop him one iota from hitting him in the back and going for the head," Boudreau said. "So I hope they throw the book at him. I've faced David Koci an awful lot; he might be a nice guy, I have no idea. I'm glad he's making a living, but if this is any other game, he gets on the ice for the first three minutes, he gets into his fight with the guy and then he sits at the end of the bench, so what good is he? It shows what we have to get rid of to have a good game."
Analysis: Koci might have moved from defenseman to forward this season, his first with the Avalanche, but his role hasn't changed. He is on the ice for his enforcer skills. He remains just a flier for leagues that reward heavily for PIM when active.

12/10/2009

David Koci, LW, WPG Koci sits in press box Wednesday

David Koci

Koci sits in press box Wednesday

News: Avalanche D David Koci was a healthy scratch on Wednesday against the Wild. He has not recorded a point since Oct. 28 when he scored his lone goal of the season.
Analysis: Koci hasn't been a healthy scratch on a regular basis and has played a lot on the wing this season since Colorado is stacked on the blue line. But when Koci does play, he dresses as the team's enforcer. He remains just a flier for leagues that reward heavily for PIM.

10/29/2009

David Koci, LW, WPG

David Koci

Koci scores first goal of season

News: Colorado tough guy David Koci scored his first goal of the season on Wednesday in a 3-2 win over the Flames. It was also his first point
Analysis: Koci is known more for racking up penalty minutes than scoring goals. He remains just a flier for leagues that reward heavily for PIM.

7/1/2009

David Koci, LW, WPG

David Koci

Avalanche add tough guy Koci

News: The Avalanche added defenseman David Koci to the blue line Wednesday, signing the veteran to a one-year contract. "David is a fierce competitor who will add grit and toughness to our lineup," Avalanche GM Greg Sherman said. Koci spent the 2008-09 season with Tampa Bay and St. Louis.
Analysis: Koci totaled just one goal and one assist in 37 games last season, but had a career-high 141 penalty minutes. In fact, he has 297 penalty minutes in 64 career games. He is merely an enforcer and has Fantasy value only in leagues that reward heavily for PIM.

3/27/2009

David Koci, LW, WPG

David Koci

Koci scores first career goal

News: Lightning D David Koci scored his first career goal in Thursday's loss to the Canadiens.
Analysis: Koci is still not a regular for the Lightning, but when he does play, he usually racks up penalty minutes. Consider Koci a Fantasy flier only in leagues that reward heavily for PIM.

2/23/2009

David Koci, LW, WPG

David Koci

Koci finally gets first career point

News: The Sports Xchange reports Lightning LW/D David Koci picked up his first career point in his 47th career game with an assist on Mark Recchi's second-period goal Sunday against the Bruins. Koci, who has been taking shifts on defense with the Lightning blue line missing four regulars, had amassed 229 penalty minutes in his career before notching a point.
Analysis: Koci is still not a regular for the Lightning, but when he does play, he is still managing to rack up penalty minutes. Consider Koci a Fantasy flier only in leagues that reward heavily for PIM.

1/13/2009

David Koci, LW, WPG

David Koci

Koci fights in first game back

News: Lightning D David Koci returned to the lineup Monday against the Kings for the first time since breaking his hand Nov. 26. Koci didn't have a point in 2:28 of ice time, but got into a first-period fight with Raitis Ivanans and also drew a game misconduct.
Analysis: Koci broke his hand during a fight in November, but it appears the injury isn't going to slow him down from acting as an enforcer. Koci is merely just a flier in leagues that reward heavily for PIM when healthy.

1/11/2009

David Koci, LW, WPG

David Koci

Koci says he's ready to return

News: The Tampa Tribune reports that Lightning LW David Koci says he is ready to return from a broken hand.
Analysis: Koci was claimed off waivers from St. Louis on Nov. 20 and got injured in his first game back with the Lightning. Koci is a penalty box machine who barely has any Fantasy value outside of leagues that reward heavily for PIM when healthy.

11/30/2008

David Koci, LW, WPG Koci out 2-4 weeks with broken hand

David Koci

Koci out 2-4 weeks with broken hand

News: The Sports Xhcange reports Lightning LW David Koci suffered a broken hand during a fight against New York Rangers forward Colton Orr Wednesday and will miss 2-to-4 weeks after being placed on injured reserve Thursday.
Analysis: Koci was claimed off waivers from St. Louis on Nov. 20 and got injured in his first game back with the Lightning. Koci is a penalty box machine who barely has any Fantasy value outside of leagues that reward heavily for PIM when healthy.

11/20/2008

David Koci, LW, WPG

David Koci

Lightning claim Koci off waivers

News: Defenseman David Koci was claimed off waivers by Tampa Bay on Thursday.
Analysis: Koci is a penalty box machine who barely has any Fantasy value outside of leagues that reward heavily for PIM and should continue to be ignored in most formats.

11/19/2008

David Koci, LW, WPG

David Koci

Koci placed on waivers

News: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Blues have placed D David Koci on waivers with the idea of sending him down to the AHL.
Analysis: Koci is a penalty box machine who barely has any Fantasy value outside of leagues that reward heavily for PIM and should continue to be ignored in most formats.

11/6/2008

David Koci, LW, WPG

David Koci

Koci makes St. Louis debut

News: Left wing Paul Kariya was scratched from the St. Louis Blues' lineup against San Jose on Thursday night because of an undisclosed lower-body injury. Left wing David Koci, claimed by the Blues on waivers from Tampa Bay last month, made his St. Louis debut after sitting out the club's last six games.
Analysis: Koci is a penalty box machine who will help fill in for the injured D.J. King in the enforcer's role in St. Louis. He barely has any Fantasy value outside of leagues that reward heavily for PIM and should continue to be ignored in most formats.

10/21/2008

David Koci, LW, WPG

David Koci

Koci claimed off waivers by Blues

News: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the Blues have claimed D David Koci off waivers from Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Koci is a penalty box machine who will help fill in for the injured D.J. King in the enforcer's role in St. Louis. He barely has any Fantasy value and should continue to be ignored in most formats.

10/19/2008

David Koci, LW, WPG

David Koci

Koci makes Lightning debut

News: Lightning LW David Koci made his Lightning debut Saturday night, committing two penalties in the first five minutes.
Analysis: Koci is all about finding his way into the penalty box, but he might not play enough in Tampa to be worth owning in deeper leagues that reward bad behavior.