Derek Roy C EDM 5 months ago

Roy tallied a power-play assist and the game-tying goal (at the time) in Thursday's 6-4 loss to Pittsburgh.

Unfortunately for Roy and the Oilers, his game-tying tally in the third period -- which completed a comeback from a 4-0 deficit -- was counterfeited by two late Pittsburgh goals. With 16 points and a minus-12 rating in 32 games since joining the Oilers, he hasn't exactly undergone a career renaissance.

Derek Roy C EDM 5 months ago

The Oilers would rather sign Roy to a contract extension rather than trade him, according to the Oilers web site.Roy has five goals and 12 points in 23 games for the Oilers since being acquired from the Predators in late December. At 31 years old one would think it would be more beneficial to the team if he were to bring back a younger prospect or draft pick but the organization believes that Roy may finally be getting the best out of Nail Yakupov. Still, this may be all for moot if Roy, who will be an unrestricted free agent after the season, has no interest in returning to a re-building team.

Derek Roy C EDM 5 months ago

Roy ran his point streak to three games with an assist on Nail Yakupov's first-period goal in Wednesday's shootout win over the Bruins.Roy and Yakupov have shown a strong connection of late, with the latter arguably playing his best hockey since his rookie season. As is true with any Oilers forward, the plus/minus rating will remain a lingering concern with Roy, but he certainly carries more fantasy relevance with Edmonton than he did earlier in the season with Nashville. Even so, his half-point-per-game production thus far with the Oilers relegates his interest mostly to deeper formats.

Derek Roy C EDM 6 months ago

Roy found the net in the second period of Monday's win over the Sharks, giving him his fifth goal of the season.

After being acquired from the Predators in late December, Roy got off to a hot start with two goals and five assists over his first eight games with his new team. He's since seen his production slow, tallying two lone goals during his last seven games. It's probably best to let Roy sit on the waiver wire until he can provide points with a little more consistency.

Derek Roy C EDM 6 months ago

Roy notched an assist in Tuesday's loss to the Blues.

Roy has picked up points in three straight games for the Oilers, settling in quite nicely in a featured role for the struggling squad. Even if his point totals begin to dry up, the 31-year-old should continue to bring a modicum of respectability to the team's second line, which is all the Oilers can really ask for at this point.

Derek Roy C EDM 7 months ago

Roy scored a goal and chipped in two helpers in Friday's 5-2 win over the Blackhawks. He also skated to a plus-3 rating.

With the three-point outbust, Roy is now up to five points in six games as an Oiler since coming over in trade from Nashville. He's only fired four shots on net during that span, but the former 81-point man has a shot at thrusting himself back into fantasy relevance if he can continue to produce -- even if the production comes while skating for the league's worst team.

Derek Roy C EDM 7 months ago

Roy scored his first goal as a member of the Oilers on Sunday, finding twine on his only shot attempt in a victory over the Islanders.

Roy had been caught up in a numbers game at the center spot in Nashville, but the struggling Oilers shouldn't have much trouble carving out a consistent role for him in their bottom six. The 31-year-old has two points while averaging 13:41 of ice time over his four games with Edmonton.

Derek Roy C EDM 7 months ago

Roy was traded to the Oilers on Monday in exchange for Mark Arcobello.

Roy was ticketed for the AHL after clearing waivers earlier Monday, but the Oilers decided to pick him up. Roy totaled just 10 points in 26 games with Nashville and has had trouble finding playing time this month, but he could play regularly for Edmonton.

Derek Roy C EDM 7 months ago

The Predators assigned Roy to AHL Milwaukee on Monday.

The veteran center hasn't played in the AHL since 2005-06, but will head to Milwaukee after struggling so far this season.

Derek Roy C EDM 7 months ago

Roy was placed on waivers Sunday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

Roy was on a one-year contract with the Predators coming into the season, and he has been a healthy scratch multiple times lately. His once promising career took a downturn due to an injury, and now he will have to look for work with another team.