Evan Rodrigues
Evan Rodrigues
27-Year-Old CenterC
Pittsburgh Penguins
IR-LT
Injury Lower Body
Est. Return 2/28/2021
2020 Fantasy Outlook
After being shipped out via trade in August, Rodrigues turned around and re-signed with the Penguins after the Maple Leafs opted to not give him a qualifying offer. In just seven regular-season contests with Pittsburgh, the depth center managed a lone goal on 11 shots, four PIM and four hits but was unable to convince coach Mike Sullivan to play him during the postseason. Still, the 26-year-old Toronto native has a pair of 25-point campaigns under his belt and is capable of contributing at a similar pace on Pittsburgh's revamped third line alongside Jared McCann and Mark Jankowski in 2020-21. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Penguins in October of 2020.
Skates solo Thursday
CPittsburgh Penguins
Lower Body
February 18, 2021
Rodrigues (lower body) is progressing in his recovery and was able to take a twirl on the ice Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Rodrigues has yet to sit out the full 10 days after being placed on injured reserve, so the earliest the center could be activated off LTIR would be Feb. 23 versus Washington. Once given the green light, Rodrigues should challenge Sam Lafferty for a spot on the fourth line but is unlikely to push for a larger role this season.
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2020–21 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    15:52
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:33
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:21
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
15:49
1:22
1:40
2019–20
11:19
0:33
0:33
2019–20
11:08
0:01
1:53
2020–21
15:52
1:33
0:21
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Rodrigues set a new career mark with 29 points in 74 games last season, but more was expected of the middle-six forward considering he added only four points in 26 extra games compared to his 2017-18 output. His ability to line up at either center or wing should ensure Rodrigues plays a meaningful role for the Sabres, though grabbing a spot on the No. 2 power-play unit and climbing onto the second line rather than the third will be pivotal for his fantasy value. If he fails to do either, Rodrigues can be ignored in all but the deepest of formats.
The third-year pro showed plenty of potential with 25 points in 48 games in a limited role, averaging close to 14 minutes per game to cap off the 2017-18 season. Even though he hasn't played alongside Boston U teammate Jack Eichel with the Sabres, Rodrigues has proven that he's a capable third-line forward in his own right. However, he'll have to fight for his roster spot and cement his spot or otherwise face splitting the season between the NHL and AHL yet again. A 15-goal season isn't out of the question for Rodrigues, but he'll need enough ice time and the right linemates to do so. Rodrigues is a medium-floor, low-ceiling young player for fantasy owners.
Rodrigues provided a bottom-six spark for the Sabres in his second pro season, appearing in 30 games and totaling six points after a midseason call-up. Though Rodrigues averaged a little less than 13 minutes per game last year, he can play both center and wing, which will help him in his case to win a roster spot for the 2017-18 campaign. His versatility may also allow him to move up the depth chart in time, but there’s no reason to count on that, considering Buffalo’s many forward options. Still, the Sabres really like the speed, energy and tenacity he brings, so he has a good chance of filling a third- or fourth-line role with the big club come Opening Night.
As a senior at Boston University last season, Rodrigues was second in team scoring only to linemate and top Sabres pick Jack Eichel, finishing with 21 goals and 61 points in 41 games. Signed as an undrafted free agent, Rodrigues has some offensive potential, but needs to play with good offensive players in order to produce. The Sabres will give him a test run as a depth scoring winger with AHL Rochester and go from there.
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Lands on long-term IR
CPittsburgh Penguins
Lower Body
January 28, 2021
Rodrigues (lower body) was designated for long-term injured reserve Thursday retroactive to Jan. 24, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Placed on IR
CPittsburgh Penguins
Lower Body
January 27, 2021
The Penguins placed Rodrigues (lower body) on injured reserve Wednesday, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
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Facing extended absence
CPittsburgh Penguins
Lower Body
January 25, 2021
Rodrigues (lower body) is set to miss some time after coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "Evan's longer-term with a lower-body injury."
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Exits Sunday's contest
CPittsburgh Penguins
Lower Body
January 24, 2021
Rodrigues (lower body) left Sunday's game against the Rangers and did not return, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
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Pots first goal of season
CPittsburgh Penguins
January 17, 2021
Rodrigues scored a goal on three shots in a 4-3 shootout win over the Capitals on Sunday.
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