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Top Adam Ruzicka News

  • Flames' Adam Ruzicka: Tough time drawing in

    Ruzicka has been scratched for nine of the Flames' last 11 games.

    Ruzicka was a good story early in the season when he received top-line usage. He slowly slipped down and then out of the lineup, with Walker Duehr taking his place in recent contests. Ruzicka hasn't done himself any favors with a 16-game point drought, though it's impossible for him to end that slump from the press box.

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  • Flames' Adam Ruzicka: Sits out again Monday

    Ruzicka was a healthy scratch for the second straight game Monday versus the Blue Jackets.

    Ruzicka was scratched 10 times in the first 11 games of the season before a fantastic November cemented his place in the lineup. He's since fallen out of favor, with head coach Darryl Sutter opting to give Jakob Pelletier a look instead. Prior to sitting out twice, Ruzicka had gone 11 contests without a point while working mainly on the fourth line, so the view from the press box may be to help him get back on track when he draws in again. The 23-year-old has 20 points through 36 appearances this season.

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  • Flames' Adam Ruzicka: Helpers in three straight games

    Ruzicka produced an assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Ducks.

    Ruzicka notched an assist for the third straight game when he set up Michael Stone's first-period marker. This was Ruzicka's seventh assist in his last 11 contests, but he hasn't scored a goal in that span. The 23-year-old has 20 points (six tallies, 14 helpers), 40 shots on net, 18 hits, six PIM and a plus-5 rating through 25 outings. While he's still in a fourth-line role, he's continuing to be productive.

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  • Flames' Adam Ruzicka: Records power-play assist

    Ruzicka produced a power-play assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Kings.

    Ruzicka's goal drought reached 10 games, but he has six assists, including three on the power play, in that span. The 23-year-old has been on the fourth line for the last four games, though that unfavorable role has yet to damage his offense much. He's up to six tallies, 13 helpers, 38 shots on net, 18 hits and a plus-4 rating through 24 outings.

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  • Flames' Adam Ruzicka: Chips in with helper

    Ruzicka produced an assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Sharks.

    Ruzicka's goal drought is now at nine games, but he's partially offset that with five helpers. Despite the productive play, he's slipped into a fourth-line role as the Flames work to steer out of a slump. The 23-year-old has been one of the more pleasant surprises in the league with six goals, 12 helpers, 37 shots on net, 18 hits and a plus-4 rating through 23 outings. He needs to get back into a middle-six role before fantasy managers can rely on him for offense again.

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  • Flames' Adam Ruzicka: Draws power-play assist

    Ruzicka notched a power-play assist and four shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Canucks.

    Ruzicka helped out on a Mikael Backlund tally in the first period. With a goal and seven helpers in eight games in December, Ruzicka is finding success from a third-line role while also featuring on the second power-play unit. The 23-year-old has made himself an everyday player since early November, and he's up to 17 points (five on the power play), 32 shots on net, 18 hits and a plus-4 rating through 20 contests.

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  • Flames' Adam Ruzicka: Helps out on power play

    Ruzicka notched a power-play assist in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Maple Leafs.

    Ruzicka set up the second of Noah Hanifin's two goals in the contest. Through six games in December, Ruzicka has contributed a goal and six helpers, showing his breakout in November wasn't a fluke. He's seeing third-line minutes at even strength, but his role on the second power-play unit boosts his potential. The 23-year-old is at six goals, 10 helpers, 27 shots on net, 18 hits and a plus-5 rating through 18 outings overall.

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  • Flames' Adam Ruzicka: Keeps rolling Wednesday

    Ruzicka recorded two assists in a 5-3 victory against Minnesota on Wednesday.

    Ruzicka has two goals and seven points in his last seven contests, bringing him up to six goals and 15 points in 16 games this season. He entered the contest averaging just 13:50 of ice time and he logged 13:59 against the Wild. It's impressive that the 23-year-old has maintained his offensive pace for this long given his limited role with the Flames, but it will be difficult for Ruzicka to keep this up.

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  • Flames' Adam Ruzicka: Leads Flames past Capitals

    Ruzicka provided a goal and two assists in Calgary's 5-2 win against Washington on Saturday.

    Ruzicka was involved in each of the Flames' first three goals. He has six goals and 13 points in 14 games this season. The 23-year-old forward entered the contest averaging 13:53 of ice time this season and logged just 12:32 on Saturday. Unless his ice time increases, it will be hard for Ruzicka to maintain his current scoring pace.

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  • Flames' Adam Ruzicka: Lends helper in loss

    Ruzicka posted an assist and four shots on goal in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Canadiens.

    Ruzicka had the secondary helper on an Elias Lindholm goal in the second period. Over the last few games, Ruzicka has returned to a middle-six role, and he has just two points in his last six outings. He's still been a pleasant surprise as a depth scorer for the Flames, racking up five goals and five assists -- his exact scoring line from 28 games last year -- in 13 contests this season. He's added 23 shots on net, 13 hits and a minus-1 rating.

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  • Flames' Adam Ruzicka: Finds twine on power play

    Ruzicka scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Hurricanes.

    Ruzicka snapped his longest drought of the season (three games) with his first-period tally. The 23-year-old wasn't going to keep rolling at a point-per-game pace all year, but he's still collected an impressive five goals and four assists in 11 outings. Three of his points have come on the power play, and he's added 19 shots on net, 12 hits and an even plus-minus rating. Ruzicka will be worth a speculative add in deeper fantasy formats as long as he's on the Flames' top line.

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  • Flames' Adam Ruzicka: Pops off with three points

    Ruzicka scored twice and added an assist in Saturday's 5-4 shootout win over the Panthers.

    Ruzicka's first goal of the game came on the power play in the first period. He set up Nikita Zadorov with a drop-pass in the second and then tallied again later in the middle frame. Ruzicka has multiple points in three of the last four games -- he's clearly benefiting from seeing his even-strength minutes on the first line. For the season, the 23-year-old forward has four goals, four assists, 12 shots on net and seven hits through seven outings. That scoring pace is unsustainable, but it should be good enough to keep him in the lineup over Kevin Rooney.

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  • Flames' Adam Ruzicka: Collects first game-winner

    Ruzicka scored a goal and drew an assist for a second-straight outing during Monday's 6-5 victory over the visiting Kings.

    Ruzicka, who recorded back-to-back multi-point games for the first time in his abbreviated three-year career, scored off a primary assist from Elias Lindholm with 3:24 remaining in the second period Monday. The 2017 fourth-round draft pick connected on his seventh career goal off a rebound shot, giving the Flames what appeared to be a commanding three-goal advantage. Despite the late rally, the Flames improved to 5-1-1 when leading after two periods.

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  • Flames' Adam Ruzicka: Produces two points in win

    Ruzicka scored a goal and was credited with an assist during Saturday's 3-2 victory over the visiting Jets.

    Ruzicka recorded his second career multi-point game Saturday. The 2017 fourth-round draft pick earned a primary helper on Elias Lindholm's game-opening goal and later connected on his first goal off a 2-on-1 break with Lindholm. Both points came in the opening 17:22. Ruzicka's previous multi-point game came against the Islanders on Feb. 12.

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  • Flames' Adam Ruzicka: Gets top-six, power-play look

    Ruzicka produced a power-play assist and two hits in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Devils.

    Ruzicka was a surprising direct replacement for Jonathan Huberdeau (foot), who was scratched just before warmups. With top-line and first power-play unit usage, Ruzicka was productive. He helped out on a Tyler Toffoli goal in the third period, which tied the game at 2-2. This was just the second game of the year for Ruzicka, who has often been a healthy scratch in favor of more veteran players under head coach Darryl Sutter. The 23-year-old forward has two shots on net, three hits and a minus-1 rating in his two outings. He posted 10 points in 28 games last year, but he'll have a tough time matching that mark if he doesn't get more playing time.

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  • Flames' Adam Ruzicka: Inks two-year deal

    Ruzicka agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Flames on Wednesday. The deal is a two-way deal for the first year before converting to a one-way.

    Ruzicka played in 28 games for Calgary last season in which he recorded five goals, five assists and 33 shots while averaging 10:13 of ice time. Given the terms of his contract, the 23-year-old center should be expected to spend at least a portion of the upcoming season in the minors, especially if Cody Eakin or Sonny Milano secures a permanent contract.

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  • Flames' Adam Ruzicka: Dropped to AHL

    Ruzicka was demoted to AHL Stockton on Friday, per CBS Sports.

    Ruzicka will head back to AHL Stockton for the Calder Cup Playoffs. He did not dress in a postseason game for the Flames.

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  • Flames' Adam Ruzicka: Gathers assist

    Ruzicka notched an assist in Saturday's 9-1 win over the Coyotes.

    Most of the Flames' offense was limited to their top players, but Ruzicka was able to chip in a helper on Matthew Tkachuk's first goal at 2:18 of the second period. Ruzicka had been a healthy scratch for the prior four games before replacing Ryan Carpenter on the fourth line Saturday. For the season, Ruzicka has 10 points, 31 shots on net, 21 hits and a plus-8 rating in 26 contests. He'll likely continue to see a part-time role.

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  • Flames' Adam Ruzicka: Rejoins active roster

    Ruzicka was promoted from AHL Stockton on Monday, per CBS Sports.

    Ruzicka bounced up and down between the AHL and NHL levels with Juuso Valimaki over the last two days. He could be a bottom-line option for Tuesday's game against the Kraken but will likely be a healthy scratch.

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  • Flames' Adam Ruzicka: Back to minors

    Ruzicka was demoted to AHL Stockton on Sunday, per CBS Sports.

    Ruzicka has nine points in 25 NHL games this season. He's been a healthy scratch the last two games but could be back with the big club as an injury replacement in the near future.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 209 lbs
Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia
Age: 24
Experience: 3
Shoots: Left