Martin Havlat RW NJ 26 Days

Havlat scored one of New Jersey's two goals in Friday's preseason loss to the Islanders.

Havlat has impressed in preseason, showing some of the skill the whole league knows he has. The Devils signed him for $1.5 million and he could end up being a bargain if he produces even slightly better than he did during his final seasons with San Jose. Havlat's health and consistency have been in issues in recent seasons but he will receive top-six minutes with New Jersey. He's worth a flier in deep leagues.

Martin Havlat RW NJ 4 Months

Martin Havlat is moving into a comfortable situation with the Devils.

He spoke with fellow Czechs Patrik Elias and Marek Zidlicky before signing with New Jersey. "So, I'm pretty close with those two guys for sure," Havlat said. "But, over the 14 years - 15 years it's going to be - I've been talking to Patty a lot, so I know a little bit about this organization. Right now, I became a free agent a couple days ago and I had to make a decision and after talking to Lou (Lamoriello) and a few of the guys I got the chance to come (to New Jersey) and I'm very happy I can be part of the Devils for the next year." Injuries have hindered him for the last three seasons and he's a risky bet to remain healthy in 2014-14.

Martin Havlat RW NJ 4 Months

The New Jersey Devils have signed Martin Havlat to a one-year/$1.5 million contract.

Martin Havlat RW NJ 4 Months

Martin Havlat will draw widespread interest around the league, once his buyout from the Sharks is complete.

Monday at 5 p.m. ET is the deadline for teams to use their compliance buyout, and multiple reports are indicating the Sharks will use theirs on Havlat. The winger market isn't deep, so it wouldn't be surprising to see the 33-year-old sign quickly at the start of free agency July 1. He had 12 goals and 10 points last season in 48 games, and battled his fair share of injuries in recent seasons.

Martin Havlat RW NJ 4 Months

The San Jose Sharks are expected to use a compliance buyout on Martin Havlat.

The Sharks already made it clear that Havlat wouldn't be back and it would have been surprising if anyone was willing to trade for him, so here we are. The Sharks will save $5 million in cap space for the 2014-15 campaign. Meanwhile, Havlat is likely to find a club willing to give him a chance to bounce back. He is still reasonably effective when healthy. The problem is that he's often not healthy.

Martin Havlat RW NJ 5 Months

San Jose GM Doug Wilson stated Thursday that forward Martin Havlat will not be with the club next season.

The marriage between the Sharks and Havlat hasn't been the greatest, but considering he's still owed $5 million for the final year of his contract, it sounds as though the team is willing to buy out the deal to rid themselves of him. In the right situation, Havlat could still be an asset to some team's offense next season.

Martin Havlat RW NJ 6 Months

Do not expect to see Martin Havlat in the San Jose lineup Sunday.

Havlat was a healthy scratch in Game 1 along with Tyler Kennedy, Matt Irwin, Bracken Kearns and Matt Tennyson and it appears based on practice lines Saturday that coach Todd McLellan will not make any changes.

Martin Havlat RW NJ 6 Months

Martin Havlat had his sixth career hat trick and he also registered an assits as the Sharks defeated the Avalanche 5-1 Friday night.

Havlat's last hat trick came Nov. 2, 2005, as an Ottawa Senator against the Buffalo Sabres. Havlat was a healthy scratch Wednesday when the Sharks lost 5-2 at Anaheim and now he returned to the lineup against Colorado, skating on the second line with Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau. Havlat now has 12 and 10 assists in 47 games this season. Marleau also had a strong game with a goal and an assist, while Couture assisted three goals in the victory.

Martin Havlat RW NJ 7 Months

Martin Havlat found the back of the net on Tuesday.

Havlat has scored four goals in six games as he tries to finish a rough season on a high note. He has eight goals and seven assists in 37 games in 2013-14.

Martin Havlat RW NJ 7 Months

Martin Havlat chipped in a goal and an assist for the Sharks as San Jose squeezed past the Islanders 4-3 on Friday night.

Havlat's season has once again been hampered by injuries. The 13 year veteran who once scored 31 goals and 68 points in 68 games as a 22 year-old has exceeded the been held to just 59 points over the past three seasons.