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Derick Brassard | Center | #19

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 204
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (6) / CLM
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Derick Brassard had a goal and two assists in Ottawa's 5-4 shootout loss to the Washington Capitals.
It's an impressive start to the season for a guy who underwent shoulder surgery during the summer. Brassard had a disappointing first year with the Senators last year, as he only picked up 14 goals and 39 points in 81 games. It's not uncommon for players to struggle in their first year with a new team. He won't continue producing at this rate, but he does have the potential to hit the 50-point mark. Brassard only has value in deeper standard leagues. Oct 5 - 10:59 PM

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Derick Brassard (shoulder) will play in Thursday's game against the Washington Capitals.

Brassard underwent shoulder surgery during the offseason, but he was cleared for contact late last month. The 30-year-old had 14 goals and 39 points in 81 games during his first year with the Senators in 2016-17. He has the ability to improve on those numbers.
Oct 4 - 5:26 PM

Derick Brassard (shoulder) is waiting to get the green light from doctors.

"It's going to be a decision with our doctors and the doctors at the Cleveland Clinic," Brassard said. "If the surgery was like four or five days before (the exact four-month date), I would probably be OK to play. I still don't know if I can or not." He is expected to find out his status for Ottawa's opener on Thursday morning. Brassard feels ready to play, but he understands the decision isn't his to make.
Oct 4 - 8:45 AM

Derick Brassard (shoulder) could be ready for Thursday's season opener.

Brassard was cleared for contact over the weekend and if he continues to progress this week then he should play against Washington. "We got the OK from the surgeon and it's looking extremely positive for the first game of the year, so that might have an impact on who we keep," coach Guy Boucher said Saturday.
Oct 2 - 12:33 PM

Derick Brassard (shoulder) has been cleared for contact.

Brassard has missed all of training camp after undergoing shoulder surgery during the offseason. The Sens forward will practice on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and if he suffers no setbacks, he could play in Thursday's regular season opener. Brassard had 14 goals and 39 points in 81 games with the Sens last season.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sep 30 - 11:41 AM

Derick Brassard (shoulder) is ahead of schedule, per Senators coach Guy Boucher.

Brassard might be able to play in the Senators' season opener, but that's far from certain. He needs to be given full clearance by his surgeon first. He had 14 goals and 39 points in 81 contests last season.
Sep 22 - 4:13 PM

Derick Brassard (shoulder) is hoping to play in Ottawa's regular season opener on Oct. 5.

Brassard won't be allowed to practice with contact until early October, which makes his goal of playing in the opener a little difficult. "We’re aiming for Game 1, but it’s kind of complicated," Brassard said. "If that’s not happening, I’m going to try and join the team as fast as I can and try to help out."
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sep 16 - 9:50 AM

Derick Brassard (shoulder) will miss the start of training camp.

It's believe that Brassard could be a bit ahead of schedule in his recovery from off-season shoulder surgery. We'll keep you posted on his status.
Sep 13 - 7:21 PM

Though it's not official, Derick Brassard believes he's ahead of schedule in his recovery from shoulder surgery.

Brassard had the operation on June 6th and was expected to be sidelined for four-to-five months. In other words, there's a good chance that he'll miss the start of the season if his original timetable proves accurate. "I haven’t really talked to the doctors and stuff, just doing the daily routines in the gym with trainers," he said. "We’ll see where we’re going to be when training camp opens. I would say I’m probably ahead of (schedule), but they would never clear you (for contact) before four months. I’m sure (doctors) will be cautious with it to make sure I’m ready to go 100 per cent." In the meantime, Brassard joined the Senators for a pre-camp informal workout.
Sep 6 - 8:03 AM

The Senators are encouraged by the progress Derick Brassard has made in the short time following his shoulder surgery.

The surgery toook place on June 6th and Brassard is already working out, which is a very good sign. The Sens are hoping Brassard will be ready to start the season in October, but the initial recovery time put his return a few weeks later than that. Stay tuned for further updates throughout the summer.
Jun 25 - 8:50 AM

Derick Brassard underwent successful shoulder surgery on Tuesday.

Senators GM Pierre Dorion said the procedure went "according to plan." Brassard's recovery time is still projected to be four-to-five months. We'll keep you posted on his status because it could keep him on the shelf for the start of the 2017-18 season.
Jun 6 - 2:54 PM

Derick Brassard is scheduled to have shoulder surgery next week.

Brassard's procedure will repair a torn labrum and the recovery time is projected to take four-to-five months. "I think we're looking closer to the four-month range rather than the five-month range," said Senators GM Pierre Dorion. "But if it falls into the season, I don't think we're really going to change our mindset here with what we have with depth at center and there could be an opening for a guy like Logan Brown to see what he could do at the start of the year." Brassard posted 14 goals and 39 points in 81 games during his first campaign with Ottawa, but he was better in the playoffs. Still, his fantasy value will take another hit when is ready to come back from shoulder surgery.
May 31 - 9:40 AM

Derick Brassard will have surgery on a torn labrum.

Brassard was dealing with the shoulder injury during the playoffs. Ottawa GM Pierre Dorion said that Brassard is projected to need four-to-five months to recover. He hopes that Brassard will be ready for the start of the 2017-18 season.
May 30 - 1:28 PM

A shoulder injury hindered Derick Brassard during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Senators GM Pierre Dorion said that Brassard won't require surgery, but the injury was "really bad." He notched four goals and 11 points in 19 playoff games.
May 29 - 1:55 PM

Derick Brassard (undisclosed) was healthy enough to play in the third period, but Senators coach Guy Boucher decided to let him rest.

Ottawa was already down 5-0 after 40 minutes, so there wouldn't have been a point making Brassard play if he was even a little hurt. Brassard absorbed a blow from Pittsburgh's Chris Kunitz in the second period that likely contributed to the decision to rest him. Look for Brassard to be available for Game 6.
May 21 - 6:24 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Kyle Turris
2Derick Brassard
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Logan Brown
5Nate Thompson
6Colin White
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Zack Smith
3Ryan Dzingel
4Clarke MacArthur
RW1Mark Stone
2Bobby Ryan
3Alex Burrows
4Tom Pyatt
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Cody Ceci
4Mark Borowiecki
5Fredrik Claesson
6Johnny Oduya
7Chris Wideman
G1Craig Anderson
2Mike Condon