Derek Roy C EDM 2 Months

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 2 Months

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.

Derek Roy C EDM 2 Months

Roy was a healthy scratch Monday versus the Blue Jackets.

The writing was certainly on the wall for Roy, given that he was skating on the fourth line and seeing less than 10 minutes of ice time prior to his benching. Roy was expected to be an impact player for the Preds this season after signing as a free agent during the summer, however he has managed just 10 points in 26 games so far, and now can't even seem to find himself a spot in the lineup. As a result, his fantasy value has dropped sharply and he should not be in your lineup.

Derek Roy C EDM 3 Months

Roy (upper body) is set to return to the lineup Thursday against the Coyotes.

After a five-game absence, Roy stepped into center the fourth line at Wednesday's practice, and figures to slot in there on Thursday with Paul Gaustad (lower body) not expected to play. Roy's return will allow the Predators to avoid calling up an extra forward, as the only other options (Gaustad and Taylor Beck) are injured.

Derek Roy C EDM 3 Months

Roy (upper body) participated in Wednesday's practice, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.

Roy substituted in for Paul Gaustad (lower body) as the center of a line that included Eric Nystrom and Gabriel Bourque. It's a sign of progress for Roy, who has missed the Preds' previous five games, but it's unclear if he'll be a lineup option for Thursday's game in Arizona.

Derek Roy C EDM 3 Months

Roy (upper body) will not play Thursday against the Predators, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

Roy will miss his third straight game with the upper-body injury, with no word on when he might rejoin the Nashville lineup. The veteran center has 10 points in 22 games this season.

Derek Roy C EDM 3 Months

Roy (upper body) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes, and remains day-to-day, Eric Stromgren of the Tennessean reports.

At this point, there is no exact word on the severity of the injury, nor is there an expected timeline for Roy's return. Keep him on your fantasy bench until further details are known.

Derek Roy C EDM 3 Months

Roy missed Saturday's game with an upper-body injury, but practiced with the team Monday, Eric Stromgren of the Tennessean reports.

We expect an update on Roy's availability for Tuesday's matchup with the Hurricanes prior to game time. Roy has a goal and nine assists in 22 games for the Preds so far this season.

Derek Roy C EDM 4 Months

Roy broke through with his first goal of the season in the first period of Tuesday's 9-2 manhandling of the Leafs.

The tally snapped a four-game point drought for Roy, who now owns a modest eight points in 18 games of the year -- a number fairly representative of his skills at this point in his career. Those 60-plus-point days are long gone and not coming back.

Derek Roy C EDM 4 Months

Roy handed out two assists in Thursday's victory over the Stars.

While Roy's dished out a modestly respectable seven helpers in 13 games, he's failed to score a goal this year. However, he did put a season-high five shots on goal Thursday, suggesting that he might be on the verge of breaking through.