Andrew Desjardins
C FA
1 month ago

Desjardins was released from his professional tryout agreement with the Rangers on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Desjardins never saw any regular season action with the Rangers after being suspended for two preseason games following an illegal check. The Ontario native has mostly been a fourth-line filler wherever he has gone, but there are still teams out there that could use one of those. Regardless, he's not a fantasy asset in the majority of formats.

Andrew Desjardins
C FA
2 months ago

Desjardins (suspension) has served his two-game ban for an illegal check.

EDGE Analysis

Unfortunately for Desjardins, the suspension may have cost him a shot at securing a permanent contract from the Rangers as he is currently in camp on a professional tryout. With the preseason contests all wrapped up for New York, the center was unable to prove his value to team brass, who will now begin the process of making final cuts to get down to a 23-man roster -- one that may or may not include Desjardins.

Andrew Desjardins
C FA
2 months ago

Desjardins was assessed a two-game suspension Monday for his illegal check to the head of New Jersey's Miles Wood.

EDGE Analysis

The incident occurred Saturday and could be the dagger for Desjardins' shot at making the Rangers after he signed a tryout contract with the team on Sept. 13. He'll serve the suspension during the preseason during New York's final two tune-up games against Philadelphia, and he could very well be released prior to the season opener against Colorado on Oct. 5.

Andrew Desjardins
C FA
2 months ago

Desjardins will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Monday for an illegal check to the head on New Jersey's Miles Wood.

EDGE Analysis

Desjardins is attending the Rangers' training camp on a professional tryout agreement, and he was already considered a long shot to make their roster before Saturday's incident, so it wouldn't be surprising to see New York cut ties with the veteran forward in a timely manner. If the Rangers' send him packing, Desjardins may need to head overseas to continue his career.

Andrew Desjardins
C FA
2 months ago

Desjardins agreed to a professional tryout contract with the Rangers on Wednesday, Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old center will report to New York's training camp, where he'll be fighting with the likes of David Desharnais, Bobby Farnham, and Matt Puempel for a spot on the Rangers' fourth line. Having spent the entirety of his career with San Jose and Chicago up to this point, Desjardins brings playoff experience that includes winning the Stanley Cup in 2015. When at his best, Desjardins is gritty, hardworking, and tough to play against. While these characteristics are valuable in the game of hockey, Desjardins won't add much from a fantasy perspective if he is to stick with the Rangers.

Andrew Desjardins
C FA
7 months ago

Desjardins (lower body) didn't make the trip to Nashville, effectively ruling him out for Tuesday's tilt, Brian Hedger of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

The winger has missed the last three games, dating back to the season finale, and hasn't suited up yet for the playoffs. With only a single point in 46 regular season games, when he does get back on the ice he won't be much of a fantasy threat.

Andrew Desjardins
C FA
7 months ago

Desjardins (lower body) is close to returning but isn't expected to play in Game 2 against Nashville on Saturday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desjardins hasn't skated yet, but Coach Quenneville says he is close to returning. In 46 games this season, the pivot recorded only one assist and was minus-6. It remains to be seen if he would even dress when healthy.

Andrew Desjardins
C FA
7 months ago

Desjardins (lower body) isn't in the projected lineup for Thursday's Game 1 against Nashville.

EDGE Analysis

Desjardins only tallied a single assist in 46 games this season, so he likely would've been a healthy scratch Thursday if he wasn't still dealing with a lower-body ailment. At this juncture there's no telling when Desjardins may return to game action.

Andrew Desjardins
C FA
7 months ago

Desjardins (lower body) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's regular-season finale against the Kings, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desjardins has frequently been a healthy scratch this season and has only tallied a single assist in 46 contests, so he isn't a desirable option in any fantasy format. His next chance to return to the lineup won't come until Game 1 of the playoffs, but there's no guarantee he'll dress for that to; even if he's healthy.

Andrew Desjardins
C FA
7 months ago

Desjardins is listed as day-to-day due to a lower-body injury, Eric Lear of Blackhawks TV reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desjardins injury comes in the wake of Chicago's 4-0 loss to Anaheim on Thursday and makes his status for Saturday's regular season finale in Los Angeles unclear at the moment. That said, Desjardins has frequently been a healthy scratch this season and shouldn't be considered in the majority of fantasy formats anyway.