Josh Archibald

Josh Archibald

29-Year-Old Right WingRW
Edmonton Oilers
IR-LT
Injury Chest
Est. Return 11/15/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The 28-year-old Archibald, whose calling card is his penalty-killing expertise, played throughout the Oilers' lineup in 2020-21 and produced offensively at rates right in line with his career norms. While Archibald has made cameo appearances in Edmonton's top six over the past two seasons in Edmonton, the emergence of younger, more-skilled right wingers like Jesse Pulujarvi and Kailer Yamamoto means Archibald is likely destined for strictly third-line duties in 2021-22. He's still capable of providing double-digit goals and 25-plus points in that role over the course of an 82-game season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $3 million contract extension with the Oilers in March of 2020.
Officially placed on long-term IR
RWEdmonton Oilers
Chest
October 13, 2021
Archibald (chest) was officially designated for long-term injured reserve Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Considering Archibald is sidelined indefinitely due to myocarditis as a result of contracting COVID-19, his placement on LTIR was all but a foregone conclusion. Even if Archibald is able to play again this season, it figures to be in a bottom-six role.
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2021–22 Time On Ice Stats
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2019–20
13:14
0:03
2:17
2020–21
13:33
0:03
2:11
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Archibald returned to the 20-point mark with 12 goals and nine helpers in 62 games last year, just one point shy of his career-high 22 from the year before. Impressively, Archibald achieved those marks in a bottom-six role while adding a healthy 165 hits. The 28-year-old winger is an intriguing player in fantasy -- he saw a few games alongside Connor McDavid when Zack Kassian missed time last year. At face value, Archibald isn't likely to interest most fantasy managers outside of deeper formats. He's also not likely to shoot at an 18.8 percent clip again, so don't expect much more than 20 points out of the Regina, Saskatchewan native.
A physical fourth-liner, Archibald set career highs with 22 points and 161 hits in 68 games with the Coyotes last year. It wasn't enough for the winger to be given a qualifying offer, making him a free agent. Archibald then latched on with the Oilers on a one-year contract. His role is likely that of a fourth-liner again in 2019-20, although he may produce a few more points than a typical grinder. The Regina native will also likely add over two hits per game, but it's unlikely the physicality will be enough to overcome the lack of offense from a fantasy perspective.
Every team needs a few industrious bottom-six grinders who play relentlessly on both ends of the ice. Archibald is that guy for the Coyotes. If you project his 2017-18 numbers over the course of a full 82-game season, he would've finished with approximately 10 goals, 12 assists and a whopping 168 hits in spite of a scant role that's seen him barely muster 12 minutes of ice time per contest.
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Diagnosed with myocarditis
RWEdmonton Oilers
Chest
October 3, 2021
Archibald has been diagnosed with myocarditis and is considered out indefinitely, Ryan Rishaug of TSN.ca reports.
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Dealing with unclear medical issue
RWEdmonton Oilers
Illness
September 29, 2021
Archibald has undergone a battery of tests in an attempt to diagnose an undetermined medical issue. Coach Dave Tippet told reporters, "He's not feeling like he should be," Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.
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Absent from practice
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Undisclosed
September 27, 2021
Archibald will once again miss practice due to an undisclosed injury, Ryan Rishaug of TSN.ca reports.
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Suspension served
RWEdmonton Oilers
May 25, 2021
Archibald served his one-game suspension for Monday's Game 4 versus the Jets.
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Handed one-game ban
RWEdmonton Oilers
Suspension
May 24, 2021
Archibald has been suspended for one game for clipping Logan Stanley of the Jets.
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