Barret Jackman D STL 5 days ago

Jackman signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Predators on Wednesday, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.

After 12 years in St. Louis, Jackman will join another franchise for the first time in his career. As was the case during his final few seasons with the Blues, Jackman will be suiting up for one of the league's deeper defensemen ranks, as he'll join a Predators roster that includes All-Stars Shea Weber and Roman Josi and promising youngsters Ryan Ellis and Seth Jones. Those four players figure to shoulder most of the offensive burden from the blue line, leaving Jackman to do what he does best -- agitating opposing forwards and providing sound decision-making in front of his own net.

Barret Jackman D STL 4 months ago

Jackman will likely be a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against the , Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Robert Bortuzzo was surprisingly paired with Petteri Lindbohm on the third line at Tuesday's morning skate, indicating that Jackman will miss a game for the first time this season. It may just be that the Blues want their 34-year-old blueliner to get a rest.

Barret Jackman D STL 4 months ago

Jackman picked up an assist Saturday in a 4-2 loss to the Penguins. He was minus-1, took one shot, and registered two hits and a blocked shot in the contest.This was Jackman's first point in over a month. He contributes value with his defensive play, especially blocked shots where he ranks right around 50th in the NHL.

Barret Jackman D STL 6 months ago

Jackman collected a pair of assists in Tuesday's win over the Oilers.

He's not known as an offensive contributor, but for what it's worth, Jackman's 12 points in 43 games put him on pace to hit 20 for the first time since the 2008-09 season. His fantasy value, such as it is, stems from his contributions in PIM and blocked shots.

Barret Jackman D STL 6 months ago

Jackman recorded an assist and five PIM in Saturday's win over the Hurricanes.

It's the first point since the middle of December for the 33-year-old, a drought that isn't all that atypical. Jackman's standing as a third-pairing defender primarily tasked with keeping his goalie clean won't present many scoring opportunities.

Barret Jackman D STL 7 months ago

Jackman scored his first goal of the year Thursday, a first-period tally in a 6-3 win over the Islanders. He added an assist and went plus-3 with three shots on goal, two blocks and a hit over just 15:42 of ice time.

Jackman's not known for his offense, but he has a three-game point streak going currently and is plus-7 in that span. As the 33-year-old sees intermittent ice time and has historically lacked in offensive production, he retains fairly minimal fantasy value even in leagues that count defensive stats like hits and blocked shots, where he provides solid, but non-elite production.

Barret Jackman D STL 7 months ago

Jackman (lower body) will play Saturday against the Wild.

Jackman was in danger of sitting out Saturday after being injured in Friday's game, but it appears he will be available for his regular role.

Barret Jackman D STL 7 months ago

Jackman suffered a lower-body injury during Friday's game but will travel on the Blues' upcoming road trip, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

It's not clear if Jackman will be able to play Saturday after picking up the injury the night before, but it does not appear he is facing a long-term absence.

Barret Jackman D STL 8 months ago

Jackman had an assist Tuesday in a 6-1 win over Buffalo. He was plus- and had one hit in 14:10 of ice time.

Jackman now has four assists (all coming in his last six games) and is plus-5 on the season. He is well ahead of his scoring pace for the past few seasons and his solid defensive play could help owners in deep leagues.

Barret Jackman D STL 8 months ago

Jackman picked up his second assist in as many games Monday in a win over the Rangers. He was plus-1 with two PIM, one hit, and a blocked shot in the contest.

Jackman is a not an offensive defenseman, so the points are a bonus. He does play a physical game adding a fair number of hits and blocked shots that make him useful in leagues that count those statistics.