Greg Zanon D FLA 10 Months

Colorado has used a standard buyout on defenseman Greg Zanon.

Since the Avalanche didn't use a compliance buyout it will cost them a cap hit of $750,000 for next season and the one after. Zanon will be free to sign anywhere on July 5.

Greg Zanon D FLA 10 Months

Greg Zanon has been placed on unconditional waivers.

He cleared regular waivers on Wednesday and since he had no takers, the Avalanche will probably buy out the rest of his contract. Zanon is owned $2.25 million next season in the final year of his present contract.

Greg Zanon D FLA 10 Months

Greg Zanon cleared waivers Wednesday and remains a member of the Colorado Avalanche.

The Avs threw a shot in the dark that someone would claim Zanon and allow them to jump into the free-agent pool. He remains under contract to Colorado but is a non-factor for fantasy owners.

Greg Zanon D FLA 10 Months

Colorado Avalanche place Greg Zanon on waivers.

We haven't blurbed about Zanon since he signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract last July 1, which should tell you about his fantasy value. The 33-year old had six assists, 28 penalty minutes and a minus-16 rating in 44 games this season.

Greg Zanon D FLA Jul 01 '12

Greg Zanon has inked a two-year/$4.5 million contract with the Colorado Avalanche.

Zanon had three goals and eight points in 56 games with the Minnesota Wild and Boston Bruins in 2011-12. He's a good defensive defenseman, but he doesn't have much offensive upside.

Greg Zanon D FLA Jun 12 '12

Greg Zanon is not expected to re-up with the Boston Bruins prior to July 1.

He is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent and will likely see what's available on the open market. Zanon recorded eight points, 116 hits, 136 blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in 56 games between Minnesota and Boston during the 2011-12 campaign. He also appeared in seven playoff contests with the Bruins. He doesn't have much fantasy value, aside from his work in specialty categories, so he shouldn't be on your radar for standard leagues. Still, he should attract some interest from teams looking for a veteran defender, who doesn't shy away from the grittier work.

Greg Zanon D FLA Apr 05 '12

Greg Zanon potted a goal in the Bruins' 3-1 win over the Senators Thursday night‚

Zanon is a great a physical player and does a great job moving the puck but his fantasy value is very limited.

Greg Zanon D FLA Mar 31 '12

Injuries to Boston defensemen Dennis Seidenberg and Adam McQuaid have increased Greg Zanon's ice time with the Bruins and he's made the most of it.

Zanon played 21:59 against Washington Thursday night, the most ice time he's had as a Bruin. Zanon nearly scored in the second period, but his wrist shot from the point caromed off the right post. He was credited with four hits and one blocked shot. "Zans has been a real good fit for us with the way we play, playing positional hockey vs. man on man,'' Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "He's really adapted well and done a really good job. All his strengths are still showing. He's blocking a lot of shots. He's a physical player. I think he's done a great job moving the puck.''

Greg Zanon D FLA Mar 02 '12

Greg Zanon logged 14:58 minutes in his Bruins' debut on Thursday.

The Bruins acquired Zanon from the Minnesota Wild. He started the game on the third defensive pairing with Adam McQuaid, but he began rotating partners as the Bruins' shortened to a five blueliner rotation.

Greg Zanon D FLA Mar 01 '12

Greg Zanon will make his Boston debut on Thursday night versus New Jersey.

Mike Mottau, who played his first in a Bruins uniform on Tuesday, will be the healthy scratch to make room for him. Zanon had six points, 77 hits and 104 blocked shots in 39 games with the Wild prior to being moved at the trade deadline.