Tobias Enstrom is nearing a return to action after missing one month from injury.
Analysis: Tobias Enstrom is still probably about a week away if not more from returning to action from a shoulder injury. Enstrom is available in 10-50% of fantasy leagues but he is going fast. At the time of his injury he was having a career year averaging 24 minutes of ice time per game and an elite mark of .84 assists per game. He’s also put up 6 power play points in just 13 games played which is still a team high. For his career Enstrom is averaging .46 assists per game which is in the top ten among active defensemen.
Enstrom may not score tons of goals and his plus/minus may be pedestrian but he is one elite defensemen. His assists, ice time and power play points make him a top twenty defensemen going forward this year. The only reason he remains available in so many leagues is because he plays in Winnipeg and he’s not from North America. Holding out for an exact date for his return will cost you if you choose to wait in this situation.