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20 Chris Higgins LW
Height/Weight: 6-0/199 | Birthdate: 6/2/1983 | Birthplace: Smithtown, NY, USA | Team: Vancouver Canucks | College: Yale | NHL Experience: 10 | Salary: $1,900,000 | Owned/Started%: 14/8 | Average Draft Position: 248.67
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2/17/2015

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN Canucks' Higgins Continues Points Streak

Chris Higgins

Canucks' Higgins Continues Points Streak

News: Chris Higgins registered an assist in Monday's 3-2 win over the Wild.
Analysis: You would have to flip the calendar back to Feb. 7 against the Penguins, a span of six games, to find the last time Chris Higgins was held off the scoresheet. There are flashier options in fantasy hockey but Higgins is a decent choice for those participating in deep fantasy leagues.

2/12/2015

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN

Chris Higgins

Canucks' Higgins Assists Twice

News: Chris Higgins picked up two assists in Wednesday's win over the Blackhawks.
Analysis: Chris Higgins has rebounded from a cool start to February with three assists over his last two games, but his pedestrian scoring average (0.44 points per game) shouldn't generate much excitement. Supporting cast scorers who don't supply much hits or PIM are a dime a dozen in most leagues.

2/10/2015

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN Canucks' Higgins Ends Slump

Chris Higgins

Canucks' Higgins Ends Slump

News: Chris Higgins picked up an assist in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Wild.
Analysis: Chris Higgins had been held off the scoresheet in February prior to Monday's helper. Though he's averaging 15:52 of ice time for the season, Higgins has dipped below 15 minutes five times in the Canucks' last eight games. With his role seemingly on the decline, enthusiasm for Higgins' fantasy prospects should be tempered.

1/10/2015

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN

Chris Higgins

Canucks' Higgins (Illness) To Play Saturday

News: Coach Willie Desjardins confirmed that Chris Higgins (illness) will play Saturday against the Flames.
Analysis: Chris Higgins was scratched from Thursday's game against the Panthers due to the flu, but was given clearance to play after he demonstrated improvement with his condition Friday. The second-liner has six goals, 11 assists and a plus-7 rating over 38 games on the campaign.

1/9/2015

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN

Chris Higgins

Canucks' Higgins Expected Back Saturday

News: Chris Higgins (illness) is expected to play Saturday against the Flames.
Analysis: Chris Higgins wasn't on the ice for Friday's practice, so his availability for the game will likely hinge on his participation in Saturday's morning skate. The winger would likely reclaim a spot on the team's second line if declared fit to play Saturday.

1/8/2015

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN

Chris Higgins

Canucks' Higgins Out Sick Thursday

News: Chris Higgins will miss Thursday's game against the Panthers with the flu, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Chris Higgins' absence will likely mean Linden Vey enters the lineup in his place. It's tough to put a timetable on the forward's return at this point, but his next chance will come Saturday against the Flames. His status for that game should receive an update prior to the opening faceoff.

11/29/2014

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN

Chris Higgins

Canucks' Higgins Snipes Fifth Of Season

News: Chris Higgins potted his fifth goal of the season and added an assist in Friday's win over Columbus.
Analysis: Chris Higgins has been very consistent this season, tallying five goals and 15 points in 23 games, to go with an impressive plus-11 rating. With the way he has shown chemistry with Nick Bonino on the second line, it's possible Higgins could put up 50 points for the first time in seven years.

11/4/2014

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN

Chris Higgins

Higgins Assists Twice For Canucks

News: Chris Higgins recorded the primary assists on both of Nick Bonino's third-period goals Tuesday in a win over the Avalanche.
Analysis: He's not a top scorer, but Chris Higgins chips in enough points to be a useful option in deeper formats, particularly if he can hold onto his spot on the second line.

10/27/2014

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN Canucks Getting Higgy With It

Chris Higgins

Canucks Getting Higgy With It

News: Chris Higgins dished out a pair of assists and was a plus-2 in Sunday's win over Washington.
Analysis: Chris Higgins has heated up of late, recording a goal and five points in his last three games. He's looked great on the second line with Alex Burrows and Nick Bonino. Higgins isn't a top-end scorer, but he can deliver 20 goals with ease.

10/23/2014

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN

Chris Higgins

Canucks' Higgins Stuffs Scoresheet In Win

News: Chris Higgins opened the scoring just 41 seconds into the game, added an assist, went plus-2, notched a pair of penalty minutes and took six shots on goal in Thursday's win over the Blues.
Analysis: Chris Higgins was all over the scoresheet in this one -- a much-needed positive effort for him, as he'd picked up just a single point (a goal) in the season's first five games.

10/7/2014

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN

Chris Higgins

Canucks' Higgins Could Land Top-Six Role

News: Chris Higgins finished the preseason with two goals and an assist in four games. He skated on the second line with Nick Bonino and Alex Burrows in Saturday's preseason finale against Edmonton.
Analysis: Chris Higgins was impressive in the preseason, using his wicked shot to find twine on two separate occasions. He is likely to slot in on Vancouver's second or third line this season, with second-unit power-play time a definite possibility. Higgins isn't anything special, but he should provide fantasy owners with decent goal and shot totals. His career-high 52 points came eight seasons ago with Montreal.

9/27/2014

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN

Chris Higgins

Canucks' Higgins Nets First Preseason Goal

News: Chris Higgins netted his first goal of the preseason in Thursday's win over the Flames.
Analysis: It was an absolute snipe from Chris Higgins, who took a pass from former-Duck Nick Bonino before beating Flames' goalie Jonas Hiller high over the glove. Higgins scored 17 goals last season, but is expected to drop to Vancouver's third line in 2014-2015. Don't expect anything spectacular from Higgins, whose career-high 52 points came eight seasons ago with Montreal.

4/12/2014

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN

Chris Higgins

Canucks' Higgins Out Saturday

News: Chris Higgins is sick and will not play in Saturday's game against the Oilers.
Analysis: Chris Higgins wasn't previously known to be dealing with an illness, and he probably isn't a great bet to return for Sunday's season finale against the Flames. Unless he manages to play Sunday, Higgins will finish the season with 39 points (17 goals) in 78 games.

4/8/2014

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN Canucks' Higgins Has Gone Cold

Chris Higgins

Canucks' Higgins Has Gone Cold

News: Chris Higgins only has one point in his last 10 games and is minus-5 in that span.
Analysis: Chris Higgins has arguably been the most consistent forward on the Canucks this season, but this recent drought may put that claim in jeopardy. Higgins is known for shooting the puck, but he's only been credited with 20 shots on goal in his past 10 games. He has 17 goals and 39 points in 77 games, but is now a disappointing minus-14 on the year.

3/15/2014

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN

Chris Higgins

Higgins Productive In Vancouver Loss

News: Chris Higgins notched two assists in Friday's 4-3 loss to Washington, giving him four points in the last three games.
Analysis: Chris Higgins is having one of his most productive seasons in years by his standards, closing in on both 20 goals and 40 points for the struggling Canucks. The odds of Higgins posting two-point games constantly are limited, but he's going to see scoring chances for Vancouver.

3/11/2014

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN

Chris Higgins

Two-Point Game For Canucks' Higgins

News: Chris Higgins finished with a goal and an assist in Monday's loss to the Islanders.
Analysis: The two points snapped a four-game scoreless skid for Chris Higgins, who has seen his production taper off dramatically along with his mates in recent weeks. He remains in a top-six role for the Canucks, but with Daniel Sedin out for the foreseeable future and Alexandre Burrows and Henrik Sedin noticing significant downturns in their production this season, it's hard to be optimistic about Higgins picking things up soon.

3/1/2014

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN

Chris Higgins

Canucks' Higgins Assists Kesler In Loss To Wild

News: Chris Higgins picked up an assist on Ryan Kesler's shorthanded goal in Friday's shootout loss to the Wild.
Analysis: Dating back to before the Olympic break, Chris Higgins now has three points in his last four games. Higgins has produced decently this season, collecting 34 points in 60 games, but could lose some fantasy value if linemate Kesler gets traded.

2/7/2014

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN

Chris Higgins

Canucks' Higgins Set To Return

News: Chris Higgins (undisclosed) is slated to return to action Thursday against Montreal.
Analysis: Chris Higgins, who did not play Tuesday against the Bruins, checks back into the Vancouver lineup Thursday with 31 points in 56 games to date.

2/4/2014

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN

Chris Higgins

Canucks' Higgins Out Tuesday

News: Chris Higgins (undisclosed) will not play Tuesday against the Bruins, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: Despite seeing a relatively typical 18:14 of ice time in Monday's loss to the Red Wings, Chris Higgins apparently attained an injury at some point during the game and will not be available Tuesday. The newly-recalled Pascal Pelletier takes his place in the lineup.

1/30/2014

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN Canucks' Higgins Excelling On Top Line

Chris Higgins

Canucks' Higgins Excelling On Top Line

News: Chris Higgins potted his 15th goal of the season in Wednesday's loss to Chicago.
Analysis: Chris Higgins has done well since being bumped up to the top line, tallying six points (3G 3A) in his last six games. He has 31 points in 54 games and is currently on pace for his best offensive season since 2007-08. With some key injuries in the lineup, Higgins should continue to put up solid totals in a top-six role.

1/26/2014

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN

Chris Higgins

Canucks' Higgins Notches Three Points

News: Chris Higgins scored a goal and added two assists against the Coyotes on Sunday. He was also a plus-3.
Analysis: Chris Higgins now has 14 goals and 30 points in 52 games, and he is now a plus-1 on the season after this big outing.

1/24/2014

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN

Chris Higgins

Canucks' Higgins Ends Goal Drought

News: Chris Higgins ended a six-game goal drought on Thursday, scoring the lone Canucks goal in a 2-1 loss to Nashville.
Analysis: The entire team has struggled offensively as of late, and Chris Higgins is no exception, collecting only five points in his last 13 games. Despite the recent goal drought, Higgins has remained fairly consistent this season, never going more than four games without registering a point. He averages 1:39 of power-play time per game, but is yet to register a power-play point, as all of his 13 goals and 27 points have come at even-strength.

1/8/2014

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN

Chris Higgins

Canucks' Higgins Strong In Loss

News: Chris Higgins scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's shootout loss to Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Chris Higgins spent Tuesday's game on a new-look second line that also featured Zack Kassian and Ryan Kesler. Higgins now has three points in his last three games and is up to 25 points in 44 games on the season. He isn't spectacular in terms of production, but has been quite consistent this season, never going more than four games without registering a point.

1/7/2014

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN

Chris Higgins

Canucks' Higgins Out With Flu Sunday

News: Chris Higgins missed Sunday's game against Anaheim with the flu, the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis: Though Chris Higgins missed Sunday's game, he is likely to suit up Tuesday against Pittsburgh. After going on a tear in early December, Higgins has cooled down lately, collecting only one point in his last six games.

1/7/2014

Chris Higgins, LW, VAN

Chris Higgins

Canucks' Higgins Returns To Lineup Tuesday

News: Chris Higgins (illness) will return to the ice for the Canucks on Tuesday against the Penguins, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis: Chris Higgins has been an efficient scorer for the Canucks this season with 23 points in 43 games. He missed Sunday's game against the Ducks due to the flu, but appears to have turned the corner to play Tuesday.