Player Notes

  • Reassigned to AHL
    Chaffee was placed on waivers for reassignment to the AHL on Saturday.

    Advice: Chaffee will begin the year with AHL Syracuse if he clears waivers. The 25-year-old winger signed a two-way contract with Tampa Bay in the offseason after tallying seven points (five goals, two assists) in 10 AHL games last year. Today, 1:14 am
  • Lights lamp twice Saturday
    Laine scored two goals in Saturday's 4-3 preseason loss to the Sabres.

    Advice: Centering a line between Kirill Marchenko and Emil Bemstrom, Laine found the back of the net in the first and second periods. The Blue Jackets are taking a long look at the possibility of using Laine at center during the regular season, and performances like this would seem to make that more likely to happen. The 25-year-old hasn't played more than 56 games in a season since 2018-19 due to injuries, but in the last two years for Columbus, he's maintained an 82-game scoring pace of 35 goals and 80 points. Yesterday, 11:57 pm
  • On waivers Saturday
    Angello was placed on waivers Saturday, Chris Johnston of TSN reports.

    Advice: Angello is on a two-way contract, so this is no surprise. Angello had 13 goals and 23 points in 62 AHL games in 2022-23. Yesterday, 4:53 am
  • Goes on waivers
    Rondbjerg was waived by Vegas on Saturday for the purpose of assignment to AHL Henderson.

    Advice: Rondbjerg contributed one assist in 13 outings with the Golden Knights last season. He also posted 12 goals and 28 points in 54 AHL appearances during the 2022-23 campaign. Yesterday, 4:44 am
  • Lands on waivers
    Rempal was placed on waivers by Vegas on Saturday for the purpose of assignment to AHL Henderson.

    Advice: Rempal generated 25 goals and 63 points in 70 AHL contests with the Silver Knights last season. He also appeared in one game with Vegas during the 2022-23 campaign. The 28-year-old forward doesn't have a point in 12 career NHL appearances. Yesterday, 4:37 am
  • Out 4-6 weeks
    Killorn is expected to be unavailable for four-to-six weeks after suffering a fractured finger in Wednesday's preseason contest versus San Jose.

    Advice: Killorn is poised to be a key player of the Ducks after signing four-year, $25 million contract with with the team in July. As a member of the Lightning last season, he posted personal bests with 27 goals and 64 points in 82 contests. Killorn's absence could result in a larger role for Frank Vatrano at the start of the 2023-24 campaign. Yesterday, 4:00 am
  • Playing Saturday
    Kyrou (lower body) is in the lineup for Saturday's preseason matchup with the Stars, per Jeremy Rutherford of the Athletic.

    Advice: After missing Thursday's game with a lower-body injury, Kyrou appears good to go, as he'll rejoin the Blues' first line against Dallas on Saturday. The 25-year-old winger is coming off his second consecutive 70-plus point season with 37 goals and 36 assists. Yesterday, 2:05 am
  • Good start to preseason
    Bemstrom has scored two goals, including one on the power play, and added an assist in two preseason games as he fights to secure a spot on the Blue Jackets' Opening Night roster, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

    Advice: The 24-year-old winger hasn't been able to develop into a consistent offensive force in the NHL since his arrival in 2019-20, although he did manage a career-high 22 points (seven goals, 15 assists) in 55 games last season. The Blue Jackets' crowded forward group could push Bemstrom off the roster for Opening Night, especially if new head coach Pascal Vincent doesn't see him as a defensive fit for fourth-line duty. Yesterday, 1:50 am
  • Practicing Saturday
    Nylander (illness) returned to practice Saturday, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.

    Advice: Nylander missed practice Friday with flu-like symptoms. Nylander is expected to play center this season while remaining on the first power-play unit. He had 40 goals and 47 assists in 82 games while playing primarily as a winger last season, both career highs. This is the final year of a six-year contract Nylander signed in December of 2018. Yesterday, 1:47 am