Lee Stempniak RW WPG 17 Hrs

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 4 Days

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 17 Days

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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.

Lee Stempniak RW WPG 2 Months

Stempniak has been confirmed to have a case of the mumps, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

Stempniak underwent testing for the virus over the weekend, and now has a confirmed case. He will skate on his own Monday and will skate with the Rangers on Tuesday, however, which could indicate he hasn't been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Capitals.

Lee Stempniak RW WPG 2 Months

Stempniak will undergo testing for the mumps virus and will be isolated from the Rangers for the next five days, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

Though Stempniak hasn't been diagnosed with the virus, the Rangers aren't taking any chances after Tanner Glass and Derick Brassard both previously dealt with the mumps. Even if the tests don't reveal Stempniak's illness to be anything serious, the five-day timeline will force him to miss at least the Rangers' two games over the weekend. The Rangers could recall a forward from AHL Hartford to cover for Stempniak's absence.

Lee Stempniak RW WPG 3 Months

Stempniak will be a healthy scratch for Wednesday's game against the Lightning, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.

Stempniak missed two games last week with a back injury, but had received full clearance to play over the weekend. Instead of slotting a healthy Stempniak back into the lineup, coach Alain Vigneault decided to stick with youngsters Jesper Fast and Anthony Duclair in bottom-six roles Sunday against the Canadiens, and will do so again Wednesday. Stempniak may need either Fast or Duclair to slip up in the near future if he hopes to earn his way back into a regular role.

Lee Stempniak RW WPG 3 Months

Stempniak (back) practiced Saturday morning.

Stempniak likely would have been available to play Friday had the Rangers' game in Buffalo not been postponed, so his presence at practice would only seem to further reiterate that the winger is now healthy. He'll likely displace Jesper Fast from the lineup when the Rangers take on the Canadiens on Sunday.