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Phil Kessel | Winger

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/2/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 202
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Phil Kessel registered a pair of goals and added an assist for Toronto as part of a 6-2 victory on Tuesday.
The offensive outburst gives the sniper points in eight of his last nine games and 34 on the season, placing him back into the NHL's top 10. The Maple Leafs also received goals from Tyler Bozak, Nazem Kadri, David Booth and Joffrey Lupul in the blowout win. Dec 16 - 11:00 PM

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Phil Kessel scored his 15th goal of the season in the Maple Leafs' 2-1 shootout triumph over the Red Wings in Detroit Wednesday night.

Kessel's goal came on a tip-in at 5:09 of the third period. It tied the game at 1-1. Assists went to Kessel's linemates, James van Riemsdyk and Tyler Bozak. They were their respective 13th and 14th assists of the season.
Dec 10 - 10:56 PM

Phil Kessel is dealing with "multiple injuries," according to Damien Cox on "Hockey Night in Canada."

Kessel has continued to deny he's hurt. Cox says that the team is debating whether Kessel needs more days off, which we’d presume to mean practice time. Kessel played 14:13 on Saturday night, the second-lowest ice time of the season. He has 13 goals and 27 points. This is a situation worth monitoring if you own him in fantasy leagues.
Dec 6 - 11:56 PM

Phil Kessel continues to deny he is hurt but does hint he is not playing at 100 percent.

What does that mean you might be asking? It means that Kessel doesn't want to make an injury his excuse for his lack of production recently (two even-strength points in past nine games) but that he is nursing some type of mild lower-body injury. Bear this in mind when making roster choices this week.
Source: TSN.ca
Dec 6 - 11:55 AM

Phil Kessel ended his season-high five-game goalless drought on Tuesday night against Dallas.

Kessel was buzzing all night and he was credited with six shots on goal in Toronto's 5-3 victory. The Leafs sniper has 12 goals and 26 points in 24 games this year.
Dec 3 - 8:52 AM

Phil Kessel exited practice early on Monday with a lower-body issue.

"It's lower body, Phil had a little soreness in his lower body so we pulled him off the ice for precautionary reasons," assistant coach Steve Spott said. "We hopefully expect him to be available (Tuesday) night." We'll keep him active for now and let you know if his status changes.
Dec 1 - 4:49 PM

Despite leaving Friday's practice with a stiff neck, the Maple Leafs are expecting Phil Kessel to be in the lineup Saturday against Detroit.

OK Kessel owners. Exhale. He's fine.
Nov 22 - 12:07 PM

Phil Kessel left Friday's practice early due to a stiff neck.

That's just an FYI because Kessel is still projected to play on Saturday. He has 11 goals and 23 points in 20 games this season.
Nov 21 - 4:46 PM

Phil Kessel scored two goals as the Toronto Maple Leafs trounced the visiting Boston Bruins 6-1 Wednesday night.

Kessel and his linemates, Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk, combined for eight points in a game that was never close. Kessel opened the scoring in the first period with his ninth goal of the season and made it 2-0 with his 10th 18 seconds into the second period. Bozak and van Riemsdyk scored their sixth and seventh goals, respectively. Each also had two assists, giving Bozak nine for the season and van Riemsdyk seven. Also scoring goals for Toronto were Morgan Rielly (his second) and Peter Holland (fourth). Holland also notched an assist and Cody Franson had two assists. Toronto lost to Boston 4-1 on Oct. 25 but is 5-1-1 since.
Nov 12 - 10:54 PM

Phil Kessel potted a goal for the Maple Leafs in their 5-4 win over the Rangers on Saturday night.

Kessel has been on fire lately, with points in six straight games. He remains one of the best pure goal scorers in the game, with the ability to win head-to-head matchups in fantasy leagues (and in real life) on his own when he’s hot. Kessel has eight goals and 19 points this season. Leo Komarov (goal, assist), Richard Panik, Peter Holland and Roman Polak got the other goals. Nazem Kadrip picked up two assists.
Nov 8 - 11:00 PM

Despite missing practice Friday and a few shifts in Thursday's game, Phil Kessel will be in the Maple Leaf lineup Saturday night against New York.

He just needed a day off for maintenance. Make sure Kessel, who is one of the NHL's top scorers, is active this weekend for games against the Rangers and Senators.
Nov 8 - 11:58 AM

Phil Kessel generated a goal and an assist in Toronto's 4-3 shootout loss to Colorado on Thursday.

The Leafs star player has compiled three goals and seven assists during his five-game point streak. Kessel also registered six shots on goal in Thursday's contest. He has 18 points in 13 contests.
Nov 7 - 8:41 AM

Phil Kessel earned an assist on both of Toronto's goals in a 3-2 loss to Arizona on Tuesday night.

He had two secondary helpers on Toronto power plays in the contest on goals by defensemen Dion Phanuef and Cody Franson. Kessel currently has a four-game point streak, where he's generated two goals and six assists. He has 16 points in 12 games, which ties him for third in the league in scoring.
Nov 5 - 9:30 AM

Phil Kessel scored a goal and two assists in Toronto’s 4-1 win over Columbus on Friday.

Kessel’s goal opened the scoring in the game, and he added two assists in the third period. The 27-year-old now has 13 points in his last eight games, including eight points in his last four games. With the win, Toronto (5-4-1) is over the .500 mark for the first time this season.
Oct 31 - 9:45 PM

Phil Kessel scored a goal and pitched in with an assist as part of Toronto's 4-0 shutout of the Sabres Tuesday night.

Despite the criticism he takes from the Toronto media, Kessel remains one of the league's most consistent scorers and that has been no different this thanks to his 10 points in nine contests. James van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak and Jake Gardiner all scored for the Maple Leafs in the easy victory.
Oct 29 - 2:42 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Bozak
2Nazem Kadri
3Peter Holland
4Mike Santorelli
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Daniel Winnik
3David Booth
4Trevor Smith
RW1Phil Kessel
2Joffrey Lupul
3David Clarkson
4Leo Komarov
5Richard Panik
D1Dion Phaneuf
2Jake Gardiner
3Cody Franson
4Morgan Rielly
5Stephane Robidas
6Roman Polak
7Korbinian Holzer
G1Jonathan Bernier
2James Reimer