Originally written on Fantasy Sports Locker Room  |  Last updated 5/20/15

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Tyler Toffoli, drafted in the third round by the Los Angeles Kings poses for a portrait during day two of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Tyler Toffoli has adjusted to life on the left wing, and finds himself playing on Los Angeles’ top line as a result. It has been a whirlwind month for Los Angeles Kings rookie Tyler Toffoli. He was sent down on January 14th in the midst of a 15 game point scoring drought that continued after his recall on January 22nd. Toffoli continued to impress in his brief stint with the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs, and he has 16 points in 13 games at that level this season. It seems that the team figured he had little to gain from simmering at the AHL level and brought him back in just eight days. Scoreless in four games since his return, Toffoli wound up on the top line two nights ago (February 3) and tallied a goal and an assist against the Blackhawks. His demotion was never really about potential, but about production and now, playing between Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter that potential has a chance to be realized. If nothing else, expect a plus minus boost and production commensurate with playing between a pair of proven scorers. The rookie from Scarborough, Ontario played just 16:07 on Monday night but saw 18:42 in the first game of his promotion. While he saved the scoring for Monday night, Toffoli tallied an impressive six shots in that first game. He should find plenty of ice time if he can hang around the top line. On that note, we’ll have to see if he is able to stick on the top line long term, but assuming he does so coming out of the Olympic break his fantasy production is bound to flourish. Owned in just 5% of Yahoo! leagues, the near-universally available rookie could put together a second half that reflects the season we all hoped for coming into 2014. The fantasy community was intrigued with Toffoli after seeing his potential in last year’s playoff run, and while his inability to stick with the big club for long stretches and a number of extended scoring droughts haven’t exactly rewarded those who were in his corner the breakout could be coming. At this point in the season, I want to be in a position to capitalize on potential rather than judging a player by how things look in the rear view mirror. The post Playing on LA’s top line, Keep an eye on Tyler Toffoli coming out of the Olympic break appeared first on Fantasy Sports Locker Room.

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