Sammy Blais

Sammy Blais

26-Year-Old Left WingLW
New York Rangers
2022 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Sammy Blais in 2022. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, $1.525 million extension with the Rangers in June of 2022.
Removed from injured reserve
LWNew York Rangers
August 16, 2022
Blais (knee) was activated off injured reserve Tuesday, per CapFriendly.
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Blais missed most of the 2021-22 campaign with his last appearance for the Rangers coming Nov. 14 versus the Devils, a stretch of 87 games including the postseason. With Blais seemingly ready for training camp, he should be in the mix for a spot on the third line.
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2021–22 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    13:28
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:09
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2019–20
12:35
0:46
0:00
2020–21
12:04
0:02
0:01
2021–22
13:28
1:09
0:00
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Blais had an interesting season in 2020-21. He dealt with multiple injuries, a false positive COVID-19 test, and a two-game suspension. All told, he posted eight goals, 15 points and 103 hits in 36 games with the Blues. The goal total was a direct result of an unsustainable 25.8 shooting percentage. In their quest for "toughness", the Rangers shipped Pavel Buchnevich to the Blues in exchange for Blais and a second-round pick in late July. Buchnevich is a legitimate top-line forward and was one of New York's most popular players, making the trade all the more baffling. Blais should be a regular in the Rangers' lineup, likely playing on the fourth line alongside the likes of Kevin Rooney, Ryan Reaves and perhaps rookie Morgan Barron. That's not a position in the lineup that will lead to much fantasy production.
Blais came out of the gate hot last season, ringing up five goals and three assists over the first 14 games. A November wrist injury stymied his momentum, and he posted just five points over the final 26 regular-season games. Those latter games are on par for Blais' capabilities. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound winger causes havoc on the ice -- he averaged nearly four hits per game last season -- but he won't fill the net at a consistent rate. Expect Blais to spend a bulk of his time in the bottom six this year after signing a two-year, $3 million contract extension last April.
Blais has been a strong minor-league player over the last two years, totaling 58 points in 68 games. His potential earned him 32 games with the Blues, where he filled into a bottom-six checking role, dishing out 93 hits while serving just six PIM. The 23-year-old also suited up for the final 15 games of the Stanley Cup run, notching three points and adding 70 more hits. Blais' grit has a place with the Blues, and he should have a solid chance of sticking with the big club after training camp.
St. Louis was high on Blais making the team out of camp in 2017-18, and he played 10 games with the big club before the calendar flip. However, after a Dec. 16 outing where he suffered a concussion, the 22-year-old was called up for just one more game. Blais finished with one goal and two apples in those 11 games, but his time with AHL San Antonio (17 goals and 40 points in 42 games) was much more productive. Blais has the looks of developing into a strong, middle-six forward, and a strong preseason should force the Blues to keep him in with the big club. He could snag a third line role if Robby Fabbri, who is returning from two torn ACLs, isn't ready to begin the season.
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Signs one-year extension
LWNew York Rangers
Knee
June 16, 2022
Blais (knee) signed a one-year, $1.525 million extension with the Rangers on Thursday, per CapFriendly.
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Unlikely to play in ECF
LWNew York Rangers
Knee
June 1, 2022
Blais (knee) is "highly unlikely" to play in the Eastern Conference Finals versus the Lightning, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
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Skates with team Wednesday
LWNew York Rangers
Knee
May 18, 2022
Blais (knee) took the ice for Wednesday's game-day skate sporting a non-contact sweater. Afterward, coach Gerard Gallant told reporters "It's possible" when asked if the winger could return during the postseason, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
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Undergoes successful surgery
LWNew York Rangers
Knee
December 16, 2021
The surgical procedure on Blais' knee was successful, Mollie Walker of Newsday reports.
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Done for the season
LWNew York Rangers
Knee
November 16, 2021
Blais suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's loss to the Devils and will miss the remainder of the season, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports. The 25-year-old winger has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.
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