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Fantasy Summary

All-around winger with middle-six upside


Observations

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April 2022 – Kaut has not seen additional NHL action since returning to action after 3-4 weeks on the shelf. With the Avs adding forward depth at the trade deadline, its unlikely Kaut will provide fantasy value for the remainder of the season. Despite this disappointment, fantasy owners can at least celebrate that the winger is having his best AHL yet with 15 goals and ten assists in 39 games. He has been more prolific on the powerplay than in prior campaigns, and his shot volume of nearly 3 SOG/game means that his scoring rate should be sustainable. It’s been a slow road marred with injuries but Kaut continues to project as a reliable bottom-six NHL winger, but that will happen quicker if its in another organization. Hayden Soboleski

November 2021 – Six games into his audition, Kaut has suffered a shoulder injury and is considered week-to-week. This injury and lack of offense before are major disappointments considering how many injury fill-in opportunities have been available of late. He has not looked bad, but he has not been noticeable enough on the ice to avoid potentially being replaced in the lineup by a veteran option at the tr