I just looked this up – Jason Ward was minus-17 in 23 games with Tampa Bay (season and playoffs). Why did they just sign him?
The Top 200 Fantasy Prospects List is now updated. There are two new entrants in the Top 10. As well, four players that were between 50 and 60 are now in the Top 30 and a player shot up from 105 to 35. As these players get signed and more information is released, this list will be tweaked all summer long…
Toronto prospect Nikolai Kulemin is signed for one more year in Russia before he can come over. The Leafs will try and get him in for camp and then send him back to Russia.
Patrick Eaves is ready to return to the Ottawa lineup. Oleg Saprykin will sit out if Eaves goes.
Tampa Bay signed Jason Ward for two years. Not of fantasy consequence…
Sergei Kostitsyn is being courted by teams in Russia. His brother playing in Montreal will likely keep him in North America, though. However, the Habs have until June 1 to sign him or he goes back into the draft.
I failed to report this three weeks ago and I don't see this on any other fantasy site…and better late than never…but Oilers prospect Rob Schremp suffered a knee injury and is/was out for the AHL playoffs. He may need surgery but that will be determined either this week or next. It was a third-degree sprain in his MCL and there was also some meniscus damage. It is the most severe sprain (third degree) and he will be on the shelf 6-8 weeks. Surgery may extend that, but camp is pretty far off. It is his first knee injury.
Tim Connolly is centering a line with Daniel Briere on one side and Ales Kotalik on the other.
Ed Belfour and Ville Peltonen agreed to a plea bargain yesterday. In this case, Belfour agreed to serve 20 hours of community service, make a written apology to the arresting officer and make a $200 contribution to the Police Athletic League. Peltonen, 33, agreed to serve 15 hours of community service, pay $185.31 as restitution for damages and make the same $200 PAL contribution
Wow, I really didn't expect to pass on this news – the Detroit Red Wings have signed prospect Igor Grigorenko to a one-year two-way deal. Under Babcock, he'll have a year next year like Hudler did – decent production with minimal ice time. He may not like it and go back to Russia, such as Mikhnov, Kaigorodov and Lisin did. The fact remains that he is one of the top prospects to own in your keeper league and this news came just in time for today's Fantasy Prospects list update.
Mike Comrie has an upper body injury and may not play tonight.
Brett Lebda is still struggling with his ankle injury and may miss Game 1.