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Derek Dorsett | Winger

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/20/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 192
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The New York Rangers have sent Derek Dorsett to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a third-round pick.
Vancouver seems determined to completely remake their team by the end of the day. Dorsett is a noteworthy player in fantasy circles because he accumulates a ton of penalty minutes while still contributing a bit offensively. The golden example of that was in 2011-12 when he recorded 21 points and 235 PIM in 77 games. He has since been slowed down by injuries. This move isn't likely to change Dorsett's fantasy value much outside of the fact that he's a bit more likely to play regularly with a rebuilding Canucks squad as opposed to a contending Rangers team. Jun 27 - 4:42 PM

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As far as Derek Dorsett knows, he'll be in the lineup on Wednesday.

Dorsett only logged 5:41 minutes in the Rangers' 3-0 loss on Monday. He has an assist in 21 contests in the 2014 playoffs.
Jun 11 - 12:08 PM

The NHL has reportedly decided not to fine or suspend Derek Dorsett for headbutting Mike Weaver on Tuesday.

The Rangers aren't out of the woods yet though as John Moore still might end up getting suspended for his high hit on Montreal's Dale Weise. Dorsett has an assist in 17 playoff games this year.
May 28 - 4:52 PM

The NHL is reviewing Derek Dorsett headbutting Mike Weaver during Tuesday's game.

Dorsett might end up getting fined or suspended for his actions, but neither possibility is guaranteed. He has an assist and 19 penalty minutes in 17 postseason contests.
May 28 - 12:49 PM

Derek Dorsett recorded his first point of the postseason on Tuesday.

Dorsett has been averaging just 9:05 minutes in the playoffs. He's a physical forward with limited offensive capabilities, so his lack of playing time isn't surprising.
May 14 - 11:20 AM

Derek Dorsett saw the ice for only one shift in the second period and none in the third on Sunday.

Coach Alain Vigneault said that it was a coaching decision and not an injury that kept the tough Dorsett glued to the bench for most of the final two periods. It will be interesting to see if Dorsett is in the lineup for Game 7 on Tuesday or if Vigneault looks elsewhere as the coach may not want to tinker with a winning lineup.
May 12 - 10:14 AM

Derek Dorsett played on Friday after being a healthy scratch in Games 3 and 4.

Dorsett played 9:55 minutes and was a minus-one in a 5-1 win over the Penguins. It's doubtful that coach Alain Vigneault will want to tinker with a winning lineup so he could be back on the fourth unit Sunday night.
May 11 - 9:14 AM

Derek Dorsett will put his friendship with the Flyers Jakub Voracek on hold in the first round of the playoffs.

The two were close friends when both played for the Blue Jackets and Voracek will be an usher for Dorsett when he gets married on June 28 but all feelings will be put aside during the best-of-seven series. "Those are the guys you turned pro with," Dorsett said. "We've been through a lot together. As rookies, we were a part of the first year the Blue Jackets made the playoffs. There were some tough years after that, and all along it was a tight-knit group."
Apr 14 - 8:36 AM

Derek Dorsett scored a goal in the Rangers' 3-1 win over Philadelphia on Wednesday.

Dorsett has six points and 105 penalty minutes in 43 games this season. He's dealt with a couple injuries this season and that's why he's played in so few contests.
Mar 27 - 10:46 AM

Derek Dorsett (flu) will be a game-time decision for Monday night.

He didn't play against New Jersey on Saturday because of the flu, but he participated in Monday's morning session. Dorsett is feeling much better and his chances of playing are better if Martin St. Louis and Derek Stepan can't suit up because of the flu bug as well.
Mar 24 - 4:29 PM

Derek Dorsett led the Rangers with six hits in their 3-1 loss on Tuesday.

Dorsett is trying to earn more regular playing time with the Rangers. He has five points and 105 penalty minutes in 40 games this season.
Mar 12 - 9:43 AM

Rangers right winger Derek Dorsett was scratched for a game against Boston Sunday night, one day after returning to the lineup following an 18-game absence caused by a broken leg.

Dorsett was a minus-one in 8:42 on Saturday. Dominic Moore took his place Sunday.
Mar 2 - 10:18 PM

Derek Dorsett (leg) returned to action on Saturday.

Dorsett suffered a broken right fibula on January 3 and this was his first game back. He played 8:42 minutes and was a minus-one with a minor. He has five points and 105 minutes in penalties in 38 games this season. Pick him up if you need penalty minutes and he has been able to score in the past so he could chip in there as well.
Mar 2 - 1:56 AM

It’s very possible Derek Dorsett will play against Philadelphia today due to the physical nature of Flyers such as Wayne Simmonds and Zac Rinaldo, the New York Daily News is speculating.

Dorsett (leg) has not been played since Jan. 3 because of a broken right fibula. He has fiv e points and 103 penalty minutes in 37 games this season.
Mar 1 - 10:15 AM

Derek Dorsett (leg) will not play in Thursday's game.

The good news is that Dorsett went through Wednesday's practice. He has five points and 103 penalty minutes in 37 games this season.
Feb 27 - 10:29 AM

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