Filip Kuba is averaging over twenty-five minutes of ice time in the month of January and while doing so is becoming one defenseman that you cannot pass on.
Analysis: Filip Kuba has climbed to thirty-eighth in the NHL among all players in average time on ice. Yet, Kuba’s biggest strength over the last few weeks has been his plus/minus. Kuba is plus ten in his last ten games and is plus sixteen for the year. He does have five assists this month but he is dominating those two fantasy categories(ATOI,+/-) at the moment. Kuba is available in over thirty percent of fantasy leagues and don’t expect him to last much longer.
Ottawa has been on fire recently and as the talented team continues to gel, expect Kuba to keep on producing. He will not be of any help in penalty minutes or shots on goal but he provides enough goals and power play points to make him a fantasy asset. Outside of Tyler Myers, Kuba is the hot defenseman on the wire right now. You can count on the ice time being fantastic and the plus/minus will be reliable as he continues on in January.