Cory Conacher F VAN 7 months ago

Conacher signed a contract Thursday with SC Bern of the Swiss Elite League, David Pagnotta of reports.

After flaming out with a number of NHL clubs over the last two seasons, Conacher will now try to recoup some value over in Europe. Conacher is still just 25 years old, so the door is hardly closed for a return to the NHL down the road.

Cory Conacher F VAN 7 months ago

Conacher wasn't extended a qualifying offer by the Canucks on Monday and will become an unrestricted free agent, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports.

The fall continues for Conacher, who just two years ago fetched star goalie Ben Bishop as a trade return. Since arriving in Ottawa in that April 2013 deal, Conacher has bounced around four organizations and finished out last season at AHL Utica, where he tallied seven goals and 16 points in 20 games. He's still just 25 years old, but is likely bound for the minors to start the 2015-16 campaign.

Cory Conacher F VAN 11 months ago

The Canucks acquired Conacher from the Islanders on Monday in exchange for Dustin Jeffrey, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.

Conacher, who has recorded three points in 15 NHL games this season, provides the Canucks' organization with added depth up front, though at this stage it's unclear if he'll initially work with the big club or join the team's AHL affiliate in Utica.

Cory Conacher F VAN 1 year ago

Conacher cleared waivers Saturday and has been loaned to AHL Bridgeport.

Once a promising prospect for the Lightning, Conacher has fallen on hard times while spending the last two seasons with the Senators, Sabres, and Islanders, tallying 29 points in 94 games. An extended stay in the minors might be exactly what he needs at this time to get his career back on track.

Cory Conacher F VAN 1 year ago

Conacher was waived by the Islanders on Friday.

Given the chance to claim a top-line role for the Islanders early in the season, Conacher squandered the opportunity before soon becoming a routine healthy scratch. He ended up appearing in 15 games, producing just three points. He'll likely head to AHL Bridgeport once he passes through waivers.

Cory Conacher F VAN 1 year ago

Conacher will be a healthy scratch Thursday against the Kings, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

After starting the season on the Isles' top line, Conacher has seen his stock tumble considerably in the last couple of weeks. He was recently dropped to bottom-six duty and will now be headed to the press box for the first time this season. It remains to be seen if he'll become a regular healthy scratch for the Islanders, but Conacher doesn't seem to be on the cusp of gaining much value any time soon.

Cory Conacher F VAN 1 year ago

Conacher's outing against the Sharks on Saturday came to a premature end, after he finished the game in the penalty box when he was assessed a 10-minute misconduct.

It initially looked like an injury might result in an early exit for Conacher, as he was forced to the locker room temporarily in third period upon taking an elbow to the head from Jason Demers. He quickly returned and was charged with the penalty thereafter, resulting in him seeing less than 10 minutes of action on the night. Conacher has been averaging 14:25 of ice time over 11 games this season, but that number figures to fall in subsequent contests, with the Isles deciding to replace him on the top line with Brock Nelson.

Cory Conacher F VAN 1 year ago

Conacher collected an assist in Saturday's 7-5 win over the Stars.

Conacher was able to win a spot on the top line with John Tavares and Kyle Okposo, but that favorable position has yet to bear fruit for the former Ottawa Senator. He's mustered only two points and 15 shots on goal in eight games, putting him at risk of getting moved to the Isles' bottom-six ranks.

Cory Conacher F VAN 1 year ago

Conacher has impressed the Islanders with his play so far this preseason, according to Newsday.

Conacher had a goal and assist Tuesday versus Boston while playing on the top line with John Tavares and Kyle Okposo. While he is unlikely to stay on that line if he makes the team, it looks like he has done enough to at warrant consideration to break camp with the team.

Cory Conacher F VAN 2 years ago

Cory Conacher has inked a one-year, $600,000 contract with the New York Islanders.

Conacher became an unrestricted free agent after the Buffalo Sabres passed on the opportunity to qualify him. He still might end up establishing himself as a top-six forward, but he's far from a safe bet.