Victor Bartley D NAS 1 month ago

Bartley was a healthy scratch for the ninth straight game Tuesday against the Canadiens.

Since the return of Ryan Ellis from a lower-body injury earlier this month, Bartley has not been able to secure himself a spot in the lineup. He's currently the No. 7 defenseman on the Preds' depth chart right now, and doesn't figure to see any game action anytime soon. Needless to say, he should not be in anyone's fantasy lineup for the time being.

Victor Bartley D NAS 2 months ago

Bartley saw ice time of just 9:40 during Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Devils, but assisted on Mike Fisher's second-period goal for his 10th point of the season.

While it's good to see Bartley crack the scoresheet, his stock has really fallen since Cody Franson was re-acquired from Toronto via trade last last month. Previously, Bartley had been averaging 13-14 minutes per game, however in the last three contests his ice time has been less than 10 minutes per night, including just 4:49 against the Rangers on March 2. With Franson back in the fold, Bartley is now occupying a spot on the Preds' third defensive pairing alongside Seth Jones, making him irrelevant in all but the deepest fantasy formats.

Victor Bartley D NAS 2 months ago

Bartley is expected to be a healthy scratch Thursday against Minnesota, the Tennessean reports.

Although no formal announcement has been made thus far, Bartley was on the ice for an extended period following the morning skate - typically an indication of a player's planned absence from the lineup later that day. If Bartley doesn't dress, expect Ryan Ellis to rejoin the lineup after missing the previous 21 games with a lower-body injury.

Victor Bartley D NAS 2 months ago

Bartley was a healthy scratch for Sunday's 2-1 shootout win over the Sabres.

With the Preds' having re-acquired Cody Franson from Toronto via trade last week, Bartley - who has just nine assists in 31 games this season - will now be competing for the Preds' sixth blue line spot with rookie Anthony Bitetto. Furthermore, once Ryan Ellis and Anton Volchenkov return from their respective lower-body injuries, Bartley could wind up watching even more games from the press box. Accordingly, he does not make for a great fantasy recommendation at this time.

Victor Bartley D NAS 3 months ago

Bartley skated in his 12th consecutive game Tuesday against the Maple Leafs, but failed to record a point in 13:07 of ice time.

The good news is, Bartley finally seems to have secured himself a regular spot in the lineup after serving as a healthy scratch more often than not over the first half of the season. However, he still has only seven points in 22 games thus far, and plays on the Preds' third defensive pairing most nights. This limits his opportunities to contribute offensively, making it hard to recommend him for fantasy purposes.

Victor Bartley D NAS 4 months ago

After recording five assists in six games in December, Bartley has been a healthy scratch the past three games.

Bartley has been in and out of the lineup all season as the Preds' seventh defenseman, so he's been hard to rely on for fantasy purposes this year. He's been fairly productive when called upon, but he needs to secure himself a regular spot in the Preds' lineup before we can recommend him.

Victor Bartley D NAS 4 months ago

Bartley dished out a pair of assists in Monday's 5-1 win over the Blue Jackets.

Bartley's played in just three contests in December, but he's recorded at least a point in each of them including multi-point efforts in consecutive games filling in for Anton Volchenkov. He hasn't received much playing time, but the 26-year-old has made the most of his limited opportunities so far.

Victor Bartley D NAS 4 months ago

Playing in just his sixth game of the season, Bartley contributed a pair of assists during Saturday's 6-5 OT win over Minnesota.

Subbing in for the injured Anton Volchenkov (lower body), Bartley saw just 12:11 worth of ice time, but made the most of his limited minutes. He remains a very risky fantasy play, given that he's frequently a healthy scratch and plays on the third defensive pairing when he does suit up.

Victor Bartley D NAS 6 months ago

After sitting as a healthy scratch for the first 10 games, Bartley saw his first game action of the year Sunday against the Canucks, skating 13:30 on the third defensive pairing alongside Ryan Ellis.

With Anton Volchenkov serving the first of a four-game suspension, Bartley was finally able to crack the lineup and will likely remain there for the remainder of this week at least. As such, feel free to put him in your fantasy lineup if you need a warm body. However, with just 13 points over the last two seasons combined, just don't expect a whole lot from him in the offense department.

Victor Bartley D NAS 2 years ago

Victor Bartley plans to pay the Predators back for trusting him with a one-way contract.

Bartley inked a three-year deal worth $2 million. "They've shown such support in me that I want to pay them back by playing great," Bartley said. "That means every day coming to the rink, doing my thing and working hard and being the best I can." He had seven assists and averaged 19:33 minutes of ice time in 24 games as a rookie in 2013.