"When you win, that doesn’t necessarily mean that everybody played at the level you’re looking for them to be at," De Boer said, calling out Carpenter without naming names.Carpenter is on a two-way deal so he could be in the minors shortly.Burns is one of only a couple defensemen who will score 20-plus goals this season and should have been taken quite early in most drafts.
The 26-year-old is not making a good impression on coach Peter De Boer despite the Sharks winning games.
He has never really been one for big offensive totals, but he is an attractive fantasy option due to his frequent blocked shots and hits.
He recorded 161 blocked shots and 136 hits across 81 games last season in San Jose.
The 21-year-old scored his first of the season with just over five minutes remaining in the second period to help the Sharks top the Sabres.
He now has eight points in 37 career NHL games so his fantasy value is limited, but he could be worth keeping an eye on in deep leagues should he be bumped up the lineup this season.