The defenseman isn't helping himself out either in the plus/minus category, as he is bogged down in a 26-game goal drought, during which he has added a mere six assists.
Other than providing some production in hits (103) and blocks (59), the Ontario native doesn't offer much in terms of fantasy value, despite logging of ice time per game.
Del Zotto had been held without a point in each of his previous 12 appearances, and still hasn't lit the lamp since Dec. His rating sits at minus-9 despite his strong performance in that category here, suggesting the perennially underwhelming blueliner will continue to be tough to trust until he can string together a few more outings like this one.
Del Zotto has failed to register a point in his past 11 games. 4 and has also missed 12 games during that pointless stretch.
Del Zotto posted a minus-4 rating in Tuesday's 5-0 loss to the Ducks.
That's indubitably a large chunk of change for the oft-injured Del Zotto, but then again, proven defensemen come at a premium in today's NHL.Del Zotto collected an assist in of ice time in Tuesday's win over Calgary.Del Zotto buried his first goal in a Canucks uniform Monday against Detroit and followed up with another strong showing versus the Flames.Del Zotto is worth keeping an eye on in deep seasonal settings because he's flashed offensive upside throughout his career.Beware the porn star with an army of Twitter followers.Health permitting, the 27-year-old with 189 points in 484 career games between the Rangers, Predators and Flyers should be able to grab at least 20 minutes per contest in his new digs.Del Zotto spoke with general manager Ron Hextall after the season and was informed that the team plans to go with young players on the back end next season, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.With just four goals and 10 points through 34 games, he shouldn't be a fantasy priority.However, the Philadelphia defense lost Mark Streit at the trade deadline, and Del Zotto has logged over 22 minutes in consecutive games.Del Zotto had a pair of helpers in a 5-2 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday.That's the first time in seven games that Del Zotto has found the score sheet.