Tim Gleason D CAR 3 Days

Gleason, who is second on the team in hits with 12 over four games, has renewed his focus towards playing with a physical edge, Luke DeCock of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

Gleason's increased tenacity is putting him on pace for 246, which would be the most he's registered since the 215 he tossed around back in 2010-11. Gleason doesn't score much, but for those if you in deep leagues that count peripheral stats like hits and blocked shots, Gleason typically shows well in those categories.

Tim Gleason D CAR 18 Days

Gleason's played in his fourth game of the preseason Sunday against the Capitals. He saw 18:12 worth of ice time, including 2:35 on the penalty kill.

This is a good example of how Gleason is likely to be used once the regular season gets underway. He is primarily a stay-at-home, shutdown type of defenseman whose primary responsbility is keeping pucks out of his own net. He will likely play on the Canes' third defensive pairing, either with John-Michael Liles or Jay Harrison.

Tim Gleason D CAR 4 Months

Tim Gleason is looking to bounce back after a rough campaign with Toronto.

Tim Gleason was bought out by the Toronto Maple Leafs after they acquired him from Carolina on Jan. 1. He had a minus-14 rating in 39 games with the squad. "I know some people probably look at me and say I'm over the hill or almost there, but I'm 31," Gleason said. "I want to prove to everybody that I can still do it and do it for a long time. I know I've got it in me." Gleason returned to the Hurricanes on a one-year, $1.2 million contract.

Tim Gleason D CAR 4 Months

Tim Gleason is back with the Carolina Hurricanes after inking a one-year deal with the team on Thursday.

He will earn $1.2 million, along with the $833,333 he will receive from his buyout from Toronto. Gleason posted six points, 156 hits, 65 penalty minutes and a minus-21 rating in 56 games with the Canes and Leafs last season.

Tim Gleason D CAR 4 Months

Tim Gleason has cleared waivers and is now an unrestricted free agent.

The stay-at-home defenseman will likely land a deal as a club's 5th-6th defenseman. He is not much of a scorer and does not get as many PIMs as he used to so he has little to no fantsasy value no matter where he goes.

Tim Gleason D CAR 4 Months

Tim Gleason has been placed on the waivers with the intention of buying out the remainder of his contract.

The Leafs have already used up their compliance buyouts, so this will be a regular one. Gleason will account for $833,333 against Toronto's salary cap next season then $1.83 million the year after and $1.33 million for the following two seasons. He's a hard-nosed blueliner who hits and blocks shots, but he doesn't contribute much offensively and his defensive work can be questionable at times.

Tim Gleason D CAR 9 Months

Tim Gleason (shoulder) took to the ice Thursday morning for practice.

He's expected to play Thursday night after he was hurt late in Tuesday's win over Tampa Bay. Gleason doesn't have any fantasy value, but he has been a very good acquisition for the Leafs since coming over from Carolina.

Tim Gleason D CAR 9 Months

Tim Gleason's undisclosed injury is related to his shoulder.

The good news is that Gleason underwent an X-ray and it came back negative. Although he missed Wednesday's practice, Gleason will probably play on Thursday.

Tim Gleason D CAR 9 Months

Tim Gleason suffered a "stinger" when he went down hard into the boards in Tuesday's win over Tampa Bay.

The play didn't look that serious, but it took Gleason some time before he got up from the ice. He was roughed up a couple of times in the contest and his shot-blocking prowess was on display again when he was hit in the chest during the second period. It isn't clear if he'll be ready to play on Thursday.

Tim Gleason D CAR 9 Months

Tim Gleason's ice time is increasing with his new team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and so is his confidence.

In a 5-3 win against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, Gleason played a season-high 21 minutes and 30 seconds. That included his 17 games with the Carolina Hurricanes, who sent Gleason to the Leafs for fellow blue-liner John-Michael Liles on New Year's Day. Gleason has played well with Cody Franson, and the pairing has given the young tandem of Jake Gardiner and Morgan Rielly a little more time to breathe. "We have not asked him to do anything other than play good, solid defense," Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said. "Be first on the puck, be hard to play against, move the puck effectively, and I thought he has done a pretty good job of that."