Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Hurricanes center Martin Necas (88) celebrate their victory after the game against the Colorado Avalanche at PNC Arena.
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Fantasy Hockey Feature: Unlocking Martin Necas' upside

Since returning from injury on January 19th, Carolina Hurricanes forward Martin Nečas has registered nine goals, seven assists, and 58 shots across 15 games. His 0.79 points per game are down from last season (0.87) but his 2.08 points/60 minutes at 5-on-5 are a career-high. The drop in point production is due to earning just 45.8% of the team’s power play time where he saw 59.4% a year ago. Overall, Nečas has a three-year high hits/60 to help his fantasy value. It is worth looking into what’s happened this season, how his team affects his scoring, and what we can expect looking ahead. 

It is crucial to note that none of Nečas’s percentages are out of line: Overall shooting percentage is 12.2% against a career average of 12% heading into 2023-24; individual points percentage (IPP, or rate at

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