Christian Folin
Christian Folin
29-Year-Old DefensemanD
Montreal Canadiens
Day-To-Day
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 4/15/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Christian Folin in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Canadiens in April of 2019.
Questionable for Thursday
DMontreal Canadiens
Undisclosed
March 12, 2020
Folin did not practice Wednesday and is questionable for Thursday's game against the Sabres, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
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The report doesn't provide details of the injury to Folin, who has played all nine games since returning from AHL Laval in mid-February. Karl Alzner is the likely fill-in if Folin is unavailable Thursday.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    14:26
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:00
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:34
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
15:39
0:03
1:05
2018–19
15:49
0:01
0:20
2018–19
15:33
0:02
1:29
2019–20
14:26
0:00
0:34
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Folin latched on with the Flyers as a free agent in July. He plays a sound defensive game, but his role in past years with the Wild and Kings, respectively, hadn't been heavy. The Swede has put up only 36 points (seven goals, 29 assists) in 183 career contests, albeit with 321 hits and 237 blocked shots to bolster his reputation as a quality own-zone patrolman. Fantasy owners should only consider drafting him in leagues with extremely deep rosters.
The big Swede has split his 2015-16 campaign in fairly even fashion between the Wild and its minor-league affiliate, AHL Iowa, where he picked up four goals and nine assists in 28 games. He's more of a stay-at-home type of defenseman who lugs his 6-foot-3, 214-pound body around the front of the net. Rarely will the rugged rearguard produce points, thus giving him little value in most fantasy formats.
Folin played in 40 games with the Wild last season, tallying two goals and eight assists for a total of 10 points in those contests. The Wild are pretty deep at defense, especially after landing heavily sought-after college prospect Mike Reilly this offseason, but Folin will get a chance to secure a roster spot with the big club in training camp. It's likely, however, that he will split time between the AHL and NHL in 2015-16.
Folin was one of the most sought-after free agents coming out of the NCAA last season and probably ranks as the current favorite from the pool of defensive prospects to make the Wild roster out of camp. The big-bodied Folin played just a single game last year after being signed, and wasn't eligible to suit up during the playoffs since he was inked after the trade deadline. As a consequence, there isn't much of a sample size to predict how he'll perform for the Wild. We do know that the Wild are going to give him a shot on a decent pairing and may even let him lead the second power-play unit. If you're into high-risk, high-reward moves, Folin might be worth a gamble, given his offensive upside. But it's impossible to know how many games he'll actually play and that makes it a risk to draft him. He's a great waiver grab, but don't be afraid to leverage any early hot streak he has into a trade in your re-draft league. Like Justin Schultz last year, Folin could tire over the course of a much-longer NHL season. He'll more than likely hit the proverbial wall around the 45-game mark. It'll be a couple seasons before we see his fantasy potential fully realized.
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Promoted to top level
DMontreal Canadiens
February 19, 2020
The Canadiens recalled Folin from AHL Laval on Wednesday.
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Demoted to AHL
DMontreal Canadiens
February 17, 2020
The Canadiens reassigned Folin to AHL Laval on Monday.
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Scratched Saturday
DMontreal Canadiens
February 9, 2020
Folin was a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against Toronto.
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Scores first of season
DMontreal Canadiens
February 5, 2020
Folin scored a goal on two shots and added three hits over 13:12 of ice time in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Devils.
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Jumps to big club
DMontreal Canadiens
February 3, 2020
The Canadiens recalled Folin from AHL Laval on Monday.
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