With Dustin Penner listed as day-to-day, Brad Richardson moves up to a scoring line. Last season he scored seven goals and 19 points through 68 games. He could top those totals if he sticks on the second line.
I’m going to put Richardson in there with Stoll now. I think Richie’s camp has been very good. He’s skating well. His game is in order. So the line with Richardson, Stoll and Hunter, right now, seems to be a line that would work good for me, and I’m going to go with that.
Richardson should rotate between all four lines as he remains the team's most versatile forward. Last season he scored seven goals and 19 points through 68 games. Expect around 10 goals and 20 points over a full season.
Entering training camp, Richardson would seem to be in line for a spot on the third or fourth line — he’s been practicing with Trevor Lewis and Kevin Westgarth, mostly — but everyone knows that in a pinch, Richardson is the default fill-in player for almost any situation
Richardson has filled in admirably on the top two lines but probably is behind Scott Parse on the depth chart. Last season, the versatile forward scored seven goals and 19 points. He probably won't make an impact in fantasy hockey with a career high of 14 goals.