Anton Volchenkov D NAS 3 Days

Volchenkov assisted on both of the Predators' goals in their shutout win over the Jets on Friday.

The points were Volchenkov's first of the season, but he shouldn't be counted on to offer many contributions on the offensive end. Instead, he'll play a stay-at-home role on the pairing with youngster Seth Jones, offering most of his utility in the form of hits and blocked shots.

Anton Volchenkov D NAS 4 Months

Anton Volchenkov has agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract with the Nashville Predators.

Volchenkov became a free agent after the New Jersey Devils bought out the last two seasons of his six-year, $25.5 million contract. He's a defensive defenseman that will probably end up on Nashville's third-pairing.

Anton Volchenkov D NAS 4 Months

Anton Volcehnkov cleared waivers after his buyout by the Devils.

He is now a free agent and can be signed by any NHL club. He will make a nice third-fourth rearguard on a competitive team provided he can stay healthy. That, however, is not a given.

Anton Volchenkov D NAS 4 Months

The New Jersey Devils might end up using their final compliance buyout on Anton Volchenkov.

Volchenkov comes with a $4.25 million annual cap hit for each of the next two seasons. He had eight assists in 56 contests and averaged just 16:47 minutes of playing time per game in 2013-14.

Anton Volchenkov D NAS 6 Months

Anton Volchenkov had an assist in New Jersey's 2-1 shootout loss on Thursday.

It was Volchenkov's fourth game since he returned from a lower-body injury. He has eight points in 55 contests this season.

Anton Volchenkov D NAS 7 Months

Anton Volchenkov (lower body) traveled with the Devils and took part in their Tuesday morning skate.

Volchenkov still won't play against Buffalo on Tuesday though. He has been sidelined since March 22.

Anton Volchenkov D NAS 7 Months

Anton Volchenkov sat out Sunday's game with a lower body injury.

Volchenkov was injured on Saturday when the Devils took on the Rangers. Consider him day-to-day for now.

Anton Volchenkov D NAS 7 Months

Anton Volchenkov left Saturday's game against the Rangers with a lower-body injury.

He will not play Sunday against Toronto. Volchenkov will be re-evaluated after Sunday's contest. Consider him day-to-day for now.

Anton Volchenkov D NAS 7 Months

Defenseman Anton Volchenkov was back in the lineup with the New Jersey Devils Tuesday after being a healthy scratch the previous three games.

Volchenkov replaced rookie Eric Gelinas, who was a healthy scratch. Volchenkov looked good in his return during the Devils' 2-1 win over Philadelphia, tying for the team lead with five hits and four blocked shots and helping kill off all six of the Flyers' power plays.

Anton Volchenkov D NAS 7 Months

Anton Volchenkov will be inserted back into the Devils' lineup on Tuesday.

Volchenkov spent three straight games in the press box. He's projected to serve on the team's second defensive pairing alongside Bryce Salvador.