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Derek MacKenzie | Center

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/11/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 180
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Derek MacKenzie found the back of the net in the Blue Jackets' 3-2 victory over Montreal.
It was MacKenzie's eighth goal and 16th point in 58 games this season. The 32-year-old isn't expected to ever have much fantasy value and this might actually go down as one of his most productive campaigns from a purely offensive perspective. Mar 21 - 9:34 AM

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Derek MacKenzie scored a goal in Columbus' 3-2 loss on Monday.

It was MacKenzie's third goal and fourth point in three games. Despite his recent outburst, he doesn't typically contribute from an offensive perspective and has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Jan 28 - 9:31 AM

Derek MacKenzie had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-2 loss to Buffalo.

MacKenzie has only four goals and 10 points in 40 games this season but has two goals and four points in his last four games. He was not good at the face off dot as he won only two of seven draws.
Jan 26 - 8:03 AM

Derek MacKenzie had two assists in his first game back after serving a three game suspension.

MacKenzie drew the suspension for a hit from behind on the Coyotes Oliver Ekman-Larsson. MacKenzie was surprised at the suspension and returned with a vengeance as he now has two goals, six points and 107 hits in 34 games.
Jan 12 - 7:30 AM

Derek MacKenzie is eligible to return Saturday in Winnipeg after serving his three-game suspension.

He received the ban for hitting Phoenix defender Oliver Ekman-Larsson from behind on Jan. 2. MacKenzie has four points and 105 hits in 33 games this campaign.
Jan 11 - 11:49 AM

Derek MacKenzie was surprised that he was even suspended, never mind for three games.

MacKenzie received the suspension when he slammed Oliver Ekman-Larsson from behind into the boards on Thursday. "When it originally happened, I had no idea it would even go to review," MacKenzie said. "I went (after the game) and asked a couple of their players if he was all right, and they told me he was OK, that he didn't break anything. "But 20 minutes after the game, I found out from the league that there would be a hearing, and at that point I figured something was coming." MacKenzie is due back on January 11.
Jan 5 - 7:50 AM

The NHL has suspended Derek MacKenzie for three games.

MacKenzie is being punished for hitting Phoenix's Oliver Ekman-Larsson from behind on Thursday. Ekman-Larsson sustained an injury on the play, but MacKenzie hasn't been suspended in the past. MacKenzie is eligible to return on Jan. 11.
Jan 3 - 3:07 PM

Derek MacKenzie has a hearing scheduled to discuss his hit on Phoenix's Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

Ekman-Larsson suffered an upper-body injury when he was hit from behind by MacKenzie. He wasn't penalized for his actions during the game itself.
Jan 3 - 12:44 PM

Derek MacKenzie (lower body) was able to play on Sunday despite missing Saturday's practice.

He earned an assist in the contest to give him four points in 31 outings this campaign. MacKenzie also dished out a game-high eight hits versus the Penguins.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 11:04:00 AM

Derek MacKenzie is dealing with a lower-body injury.

MacKenzie missed Saturday's practice as a result. He was initially expected to play on Sunday, but Columbus recalled a forward, which might be an indication that his status is in doubt. It's worth adding that MacKenzie recently missed two games due to a lower-body ailment.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 09:31:00 AM

Derek MacKenzie is ready to return from his lower-body injury.

He missed Columbus' home-and-home series with Philadelphia, but he'll be back in the lineup for Monday's game versus Carolina. MacKenzie has three points and 82 hits in 28 games this season.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 02:57:00 PM

Derek MacKenzie skated on Saturday as he is trying to return from a lower body injury.

MacKenzie has missed the last two games and his presence in the lineup became more important as the Blue Jackets lost Marian Gaborik and Matt Calvert to injuries Saturday. He has two goals and five points in 28 games so his value in fantasy pools is limited at best this season.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 06:01:00 AM

Derek MacKenzie (lower body) will miss at least two contests.

MacKenzie was injured during Monday's game. He has two goals and three points in 28 games this season.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 12:47:00 PM

Derek MacKenzie sustained a lower-body injury in the first period of Monday's game.

MacKenzie has two goals and three points in 28 games this season. Consider him day-to-day until more is known about his ailment.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 09:36:00 AM

Derek MacKenzie (upper body) is expected to serve on the Blue Jackets' fourth line in his return on Friday.

MacKenzie will play alongside Mark Letestu and Corey Tropp after missing five games with a back injury. He'll help the team out defensively, but he doesn't do nearly enough offensively to make him worth considering in standard leagues.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 03:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Artem Anisimov
4Derek MacKenzie
5Ryan Craig
LW1Nick Foligno
2Matt Calvert
3Boone Jenner
4Matt Frattin
5Mark Letestu
RW1Nathan Horton
2R.J. Umberger
3Cam Atkinson
4Jared Boll
5Corey Tropp
6Blake Comeau
7Jack Skille
D1James Wisniewski
2Jack Johnson
3Fedor Tyutin
4Ryan Murray
5Nikita Nikitin
6David Savard
7Dalton Prout
8Nick Schultz
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney
3Mike McKenna