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Position
RW
 
Jersey
81
Name  Phil Kessel
Born  10/2/1987
Height  6-0
Weight  202
Shoots  R
4/5/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Toronto right wing Phil Kessel scored a goal Saturday to tie a career high and reach 80 points for the second time in his career.
Insight: Kessel has hit 80 in each of the last two full NHL seasons (he had 52 points during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign).
 
3/31/2014 3:08:00 PM
Description: Toronto right wing Phil Kessel is good to go after suffering a minor foot injury Saturday against the Red Wings. SOURCE: Chris Johnston, Sportsnet
Insight: His X-rays came back negative. Kessel (36 goals, 41 assists) is fully expected to play Tuesday against Calgary.
 
3/30/2014 11:26:00 AM
Description: Leafs right wing Phil Kessel went for X-rays Saturday after taking a puck off his foot. SOURCE: Chris Johnston, Sportsnet
Insight: We haven't heard the results yet, which is never a good sign. Kessel is currently fourth in the league in scoring with 77 points in 76 games this season. Until we get an update, we'll consider him questionable for Tuesday's game against Calgary.
 
Hot2/27/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: After putting up five goals and three assists for Team USA in Sochi to win best forward of the tournament, Toronto winger Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist Thursday in the Maple Leafs' first game back.
Insight: Kessel went into the Olympic break with a ridiculous 27 points in his last 15 games. Thursday's effort ties him with Ryan Getzlaf for second in the NHL with 67 points.
 
Hot2/17/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel has four goals and seven points for the United States.
Insight: Its a continuation of his NHL hot streak that saw him produce 30 points in his last 20 games. T.J. Oshie is getting most of the media attention, but Kessel is a huge post of the USA offense.
 
Hot2/8/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel has produced 27 points in his last 15 games.
Insight: Kessel is as hot as it gets right now. He had two more points (one goal) Saturday and now has 65 points and 227 SOG in 60 games. His 31 goals rank second in the NHL.
 
2/2/2014 9:10:00 AM
Description: Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel notched his second hat trick of the season Saturday in a win over Ottawa.
Insight: It's Kessel's fifth career hat trick. Only Washington's Alex Ovechkin (38 goals this season) has scored more goals than Kessel (30) in 2013-14.
 
Hot1/22/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Toronto right wing Phil Kessel has produced 14 points (six goals) during a seven-game points streak.
Insight: Kessel is making up for slumping from Oct. 30 to Jan. 9 (just 20 points in 32 games) in a big way and is now back up to 1.0 ppg (52 points in 52 games). Kessel is third in the NHL with 201 SOG.
 
Hot1/20/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Toronto right wing Phil Kessel continued his recent torrid stretch with two more points, including a goal, Monday against the Coyotes.
Insight: Over his last six games, Kessel has scored four goals and put up a total of 12 points (five multi-point games). The 26-year-old has 22 goals, 44 points and 186 SOG in 48 games this season.
 
12/5/2013 2:09:00 PM
Description: Toronto right wing Phil Kessel left Wednesday's practice after tweaking something, but coach Randy Carlyle said he would play Thursday.
Insight: The high-scoring winger has 15 goals and 10 assists in 28 games this season. He's a must start when on the ice.
 
12/4/2013 5:08:00 PM
Description: Toronto right wing Phil Kessel left Wednesday's practice after tweaking something, according to mapleleafs.nhl.com.
Insight: Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said he wasn't sure if the winger would be available for Thursday's game against Dallas. He didn't reveal what body part Kessel injured.
 
11/19/2013 9:46:00 PM
Description: Toronto right wing Phil Kessel played through flu-like symptoms and had two goals on four SOG Tuesday against the Islanders.
Insight: Kessel entered Tuesday's game with just one point over his last seven games after putting up monster numbers in October.
 
11/19/2013 1:52:00 PM
Description: Leafs winger Phil Kessel is questionable for Tuesday's game against the NY Islanders due to flu-like symptoms.
Insight: Kessel has averaged about a point-a-game for the last two plus seasons.The 26-year-old continues to produce like a top-five fantasy player with 10 goals and nine assists in 20 games this season.
 
Hot10/30/2013 9:49:00 AM
Description: Phil Kessel was involved in all four of the Maple Leafs' goals Tuesday night in a win over Edmonton.
Insight: Kessel netted a pair of goals to go along with two helpers. He's been red-hot over his last four contests with seven goals and three assists in that span. The 26-year-old continues to produce like a top-five fantasy player.
 
10/22/2013 10:40:00 PM
Description: Leafs right wing Phil Kessel's hat trick helped Toronto beat the Anaheim Ducks, 4-2, Tuesday night.
Insight: Kessel hadn't produced a point in the previous two games or a goal in the last four before scoring three Tuesday. The winger has five goals, six assists and 40 SOG in 10 games.
 
10/2/2013 7:23:00 PM
Description: Leafs right wing Phil Kessel agreed to an eight-year contract extension on Tuesday. SOURCE: MapleLeafs.com
Insight: He'll earn $40 million over the length of his contract. Kessel's MVP potential makes this deal somewhat of a bargain.
 
9/24/2013 7:19:00 PM
Description: The NHL has suspended Toronto's Phil Kessel for the final three preseason games for his role in an altercation with Buffalo's John Scott.
Insight: Kessell performed two two-handed slashes against Scott so he'll sit out for a few meaningless games. Fantasy owners can expect to have him for the season opener.
 
5/12/2013 10:36:00 PM
Description: Leafs right wing Phil Kessel potted the game-winning goal Sunday against Boston.
Insight: Dion Phaneuf scored Toronto's other goal in the 2-1 victory. Game 7 is Monday night in Boston.
 
4/25/2013 10:51:00 PM
Description: Toronto right wing Phil Kessel knocked in two goals Thursday night against Florida.
Insight: Kessel is sixth in the league in scoring with 51 points in 47 games. With just one game left on the Leafs' schedule, he won't be able to catch Martin St. Louis for the scoring title (58 points for Tampa Bay).
 
Hot4/11/2013 9:38:00 AM
Description: Leafs right wing Phil Kessel contributed a pair of goals Wednesday in a shootout loss to New York.
Insight: Surprisingly, Kessel didn't participate in the shootout as head coach Randy Carlyle instead went with the trio of Tyler Bozak, Nazem Kadri and Mikhail Grabovski. None of them scored. Kessel now has four goals in his last two games. That gives him 14 goals for the year.
 

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