Lee Stempniak RW WPG 2 weeks ago

Stempniak supplied a goal and assist in Saturday's regular-season finale against the Flames.

With the Jets holding out several of their top players Saturday with their playoff berth secure, Stempniak took on more of a featured role than usual, and thrived against a green Calgary defense. The 32-year-old's fourth multi-point performance of the season enabled him to finish the campaign with 15 goals and 13 assists over 71 games.

Lee Stempniak RW WPG 3 weeks ago

Stempniak fired home a pair of goals -- including the game winner - in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Canucks.

As far 32-year-old NHL journeymen go, Stempniak has been sizzling of late with five points in his last six games. He's settled into a nice bottom-six role with the Jets since being traded from the Rangers on March 1, providing solid scoring depth and a veteran presence on a Winnipeg squad doing everything they can to get to the postseason.

Lee Stempniak RW WPG 4 weeks ago

Stempniak potted his 12th goal of the year Tuesday in a 3-2 loss to the Rangers.

He picked the high-glove corner on Henrik Lundqvist, getting a small measure of revenge on the team that traded him prior to the deadline this season. Life in Winnipeg has been a bit better for him so far than the Big Apple, as Stemp's got six points in 13 games -- a far better rate than the 18 points he manged in 53 contests with the Rangers.

Lee Stempniak RW WPG 2 months ago

Stempniak skated with Adam Lowry and Blake Wheeler at Tuesday's practice, and is likely to play with them on the Jets' third line when Winnipeg takes on Ottawa Wednesday, Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.

It remains unclear how much ice time Stempniak will average with his new club, however, the fact that he skated with Wheeler and Lowry on Winnipeg's third line at Tuesday's practice bodes well for the veteran winger. Judging from his soon-to-be line-mate's averages, he'll likely get a little over 13 minutes of ice time per game with the Jets. While that isn't a significant improvement on the 12:26 minutes of ice time he averaged per game with New York, the improved talent surrounding Stempniak could lead to a modest boost in production for him. Stempniak tallied nine goals and nine assists in 53 games with the Rangers this season, and will look to improve on those numbers with Winnipeg as the 2014-2015 campaign draws to a close. Fantasy owners should take a wait-and-see approach with Stempniak until his role with his new team becomes clearer.

Lee Stempniak RW WPG 2 months ago

The Jets acquired Stempniak from the Rangers on Sunday in exchange for Carl Klingberg.

Stempniak, who has recorded nine goals and 18 points in 53 games for the Rangers to date, could see a modest boost in production with the Jets, though a wait-and-see approach is in order from a fantasy perspective until his linemates and role with his new team are clarified.

Lee Stempniak RW WPG 2 months ago

Stempniak scored two goals, including the game-winner in the final minutes of the third period, Thursday against the visiting Coyotes.

Well, it's about time. Stempniak had gone four straight without a point and had totaled just two points in the prior 19 contests. Perhaps it's not such a coincidence that this big game came against the Coyotes, for whom he played a season-plus.

Lee Stempniak RW WPG 2 months ago

Stempniak is currently in the midst of a 13-game point-scoring drought.Previously a bubble fourth liner,the fourth line winger has certainly had his chances at cracking the lineup but has produced just six goals, 14 points and 50 hits through 45 games. Needless to say, the former 50-point-getter holds little-to-no value in most fantasy formats and should be avoided.

Lee Stempniak RW WPG 4 months ago

Stempniak tallied his sixth goal of the season in Thursday's win over the Kings.

Stempniak has held down a regular role on the Rangers' fourth line since returning from the mumps, but that role won't imbue him with much fantasy utility. His six goals and 14 points for the season aren't likely to stand out on the waiver wire.

Lee Stempniak RW WPG 4 months ago

Stempniak (illness) took part in Saturday's morning skate and is expected to play against the Devils, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.

Coach Alain Vigneault said he hasn't decided yet if Stempniak will replace J.T. Miller in Saturday's lineup, but given how the line arrangements played out in morning skate, it looks like Stempniak will draw back in. Stempniak hasn't played since Dec. 16 after being diagnosed with the mumps, but he was cleared to rejoin the team Tuesday and has been healthy for a few days now.

Lee Stempniak RW WPG 4 months ago

Stempniak (illness) has been scratched for Tuesday's game against the Capitals, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.

Stempniak is still recovering from a case of the mumps, and the Rangers evidently aren't willing to take any chances after Tanner Glass and Derick Brassard both already dealt with the mumps. Stempniak remains day to day with the illness, and should have a good chance of suiting up when the Rangers take on the Devils on Saturday.