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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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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

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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

Look for Phil Kessel to have a big night against the Bruins Saturday.

As the Buds' number one offensive threat Kessel is always on the ice opposite the Bruins' top defender Zdeno Chara. With Chara injured, look for Kessel to have a lot more room to dart around and create offensive chances. If you have Kessel on your fantasy team, make sure he is active as he loves to play against his former club generally, and without Chara in the Boston lineup he might actually have some fun.
Oct 25 - 12:28 PM

Phil Kessel put on quite the show Tuesday as he potted a pair of goals and added a helper in Toronto's 5-2 win on Long Island.

Though he entered the night with a respectable five points in six games, Kessel's season had been a mix of peaks and valleys until he exploded with this showing. James van Riemsdyk also scored for the Leafs in the win, as did Roman Polak and David Clarkson.
Oct 21 - 10:23 PM

Phil Kessel was targeted physically by the Wings' throughout Saturday's game.

Detroit head coach Mike Babcock put Niklas Kronwall on Kessel throughout the night. Kronwall made sure to slash Kessel on the wrist a couple of times, making the Toronto forward lose his cool. His wrist was examined by doctors in the locker room. Because he is Toronto's most dangerous forward, the 27-year-old often takes physical punishment from the opposition. Kessel has two goals and five points in six games this season.
Source: Toronto Sun
Oct 19 - 11:35 AM

Phil Kessel had four shots on goal in the Leafs’ 1-0 overtime loss to the Red Wings on Saturday night.

Kessel also finished a minus-one and had two penalty minutes. He’s among the streakiest goal scorers in the league, capable of winning weeks on his own for those who play in head-to-head leagues. Dion Phaneuf recorded a minor penalty and six shots on goal in the loss.
Oct 18 - 11:03 PM

Phil Kessel's picked up a goal and an assist Tuesday night to help the Maple Leafs upend Colorado by a score of 3-2 in overtime.

Kessel's individual effort just 34 seconds into overtime cemented a come-from-behind victory for the Maple Leafs and brings his season total to five points in four contests. Despite not playing exceptionally well thus far, the sniper has managed to find a way to rack up points, as usual. James van Riemsdyk and Joffrey Lupul rounded out the scoring for Toronto.
Oct 15 - 4:02 AM

Phil Kessel scored the winner and added an assist in helping the Leafs to a 3-2 OT win over the Avalanche on Tuesday.

Kessel scored a beauty as he cut in front of the Avalanche net to seal the deal for Toronto. The sniper followed up his three-point night against the Rangers in style with another multi-point effort. Kessel now has five points in two games after going scoreless in the first two games of the season. Line-mates Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyke also got in on the action as the Leafs’ top unit combined for five points in the win.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 15 - 3:11 AM

Depth Charts

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