Radek Faksa
Radek Faksa
26-Year-Old CenterC
Dallas Stars
Out
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 9/25/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The 25-year-old turned in another solid campaign as a middle-six forward, scoring 15 goals and 30 points in 81 games while seeing a career high in average ice time. The Stars' top-heavy roster doesn't leave many prime opportunities for a player like Faksa -- his three power-play points last year were also a career high -- but he fits in well as a complementary forward, laying triple-digit hits in each of the last three seasons. He does have the hockey IQ and offensive skill set to blossom if he ever gets a chance, but the offseason additions of Joe Pavelski and Corey Perry will push Faksa firmly into a checking role, so a sudden breakout seems unlikely. Read Past Outlooks
$Faksa re-signed with the Stars on a three-year, $6.6 million contract in July of 2017.
Still sidelined
CDallas Stars
Undisclosed
September 22, 2020
Faksa (undisclosed) is still considered unfit to play ahead of Wednesday's Game 3 against Tampa Bay, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Faksa will miss a fifth straight game Wednesday and remains without a timetable for his return to action. Roope Hintz will continue to center Dallas' third line until Faksa is given the green light.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    15:53
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:28
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:27
 
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2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2017–18
15:16
0:14
1:59
2018–19
16:26
0:53
1:37
2019–20
15:53
1:28
1:27
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Faksa's second full season in the NHL was, for the most part, a success, as he scored a career-high 17 goals despite getting almost no power-play time while posting an impressive plus-21 rating. The 24-year-old plays a rock-solid two-way game, and his hockey IQ, soft hands and size give him some offensive upside, even if his merely adequate speed keeps him from being a truly dynamic weapon. The Stars would love it if the 13th overall pick in the 2012 draft took another leap forward in his development and was able to anchor a second line that can force opposition defenses to account for it, but even if Faksa doesn't become that sort of player, he should still be an asset as part of an effective and occasional dangerous checking unit.
The 13th overall pick in the 2012 draft, Faksa began to live up to his draft pedigree in 2016-17, playing a full season at the NHL level for the first time and providing 12 goals and 33 points. His lack of foot speed keeps him from profiling as a future top-line center, but otherwise the 23-year-old has a complete skill set, showing impressive hockey IQ, passing skills and effort in his own end of the rink to go along with NHL size and strength. The Martin Hanzal signing will allow Faksa to begin the season on the third line and without heavy expectations, but the youngster could quickly work his way into a role that gives him more offensive upside if he continues the development he showed last season.
Faksa had a busy 2013-14. He started the season with the OHL Kitchener Rangers, but was traded to the Sudbury Wolves midseason. He was then called up later on for a short stint in the AHL, playing in both regular-season and playoff games there. Most importantly, he didn't look out of place there, picking up three points in six regular-season games and four goals in 21 postseason contests. The 20-year-old forward has some developing to do, but the Stars have high hopes for him. He will start the upcoming season with AHL Texas. His impact may not be at hand, but Faksa will be relevant to your fantasy draft within the next couple years.
Faksa was Dallas' first-round pick in 2011, falling several spots before the Stars selected him with the 13th pick. He has good size, drawing comparisons to Jason Arnott, and should be NHL-ready after another year or two in junior/minor hockey.
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Remains shelved Monday
CDallas Stars
Undisclosed
September 21, 2020
Faksa (undisclosed) will not be in action for Monday's Game 2 matchup with the Lightning, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
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No-go for Game 1
CDallas Stars
Undisclosed
September 19, 2020
Faksa (undisclosed) won't be available for Saturday's Game 1 against the Lightning, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
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Remains unfit to play
CDallas Stars
Undisclosed
September 16, 2020
As of Wednesday, Faksa (undisclosed) is still considered unfit to play, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Still missing action
CDallas Stars
Undisclosed
September 13, 2020
Faksa (undisclosed) is unfit to play in Monday's Game 5 against the Golden Knights, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
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Unavailable for Game 4
CDallas Stars
Undisclosed
September 12, 2020
Faksa (undisclosed) won't play in Saturday's Game 4 versus Vegas, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
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