Barret Jackman
D FA
1 year ago

Jackman signed a one-day contract to retire as a St. Louis Blue on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Jackman retires from the NHL after 876 career games, over 800 of which were played with St. Louis. Not considered a prolific scorer, he managed just 29 goals, the gritty blueliner did rack up 1102 PIM over the course of 14 seasons. Selected 17th overall by the Blues in the 1999 NHL Draft out of the WHL, Jackman went on to win the Calder Memorial Trophy in 2002-03 as the rookie of the year.

Barret Jackman
D FA
1 year ago

Jackman will announce his retirement at a press conference Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The 35-year-old defenseman totaled career lows in ice time and points last season with Nashville, so it's clear his skills have been on the decline. He will retire as a member of the Blues, a team he played with for 13 seasons of his 14-year career.

Barret Jackman
D FA
1 year ago

Jackman was placed on unconditional waivers Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. He's facing a contract buyout from the Predators.

EDGE Analysis

After spending his first 13 NHL seasons in St. Louis, Jackman attracted Nashville in free agency ahead of the 2015-16 campaign. He was used sparingly by the Preds, averaging a career-low 13:51 of ice time. While the 35-year-old will never be mistaken for a scoring threat, he's a fearless veteran who isn't afraid to get in the way of pucks -- he's blocked 342 shots in the last three years.

Barret Jackman
D FA
2 years ago

Jackman was a healthy scratch for Tuesday's 5-3 win against the Stars.

EDGE Analysis

With Shea Weber returning from a three-game absence due to to lower-body injury, somebody had to sit, and Jackman was unlucky enough to draw the short straw. Mind you, with just five points in 61 games, he has not contributed much offensively this season. Furthermore, his plus-1 rating suggests he is barely keeping his head above water defensively. Bottom line, Jackman represents too big of a fantasy risk to be in your lineup right now. Seek out other options if you can.

Barret Jackman
D FA
2 years ago

Jackman enters the All-Star break with just three points in 49 games this season.

EDGE Analysis

Jackman registered exactly 15 points in each of the previous two seasons, but will be lucky to reach double-digits this year given his current pace. In truth, with guys like Shea Weber and Roman Josi patrolling the Preds' blue line, the team really doesn't need him to add much by way of offense anyway. Other than his team-leading 60 PIM, Jackman doesn't rank particularly well in any peripheral stat category, giving him marginal value at best in most fantasy formats.

Barret Jackman
D FA
2 years ago

Jackman left Monday's game against the Rangers briefly in the second period after taking a puck to the knee, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackman was visibly in considerable pain following the shot, hobbling around the ice as he finished his shift. Fortunately, he returned to the game later in the third period, and finished with a respectable 18:14 in ice time. Jackman has just two points in 35 games so far this season, rendering him pretty much useless in all but the deepest of fantasy formats.

Barret Jackman
D FA
2 years ago

Jackman received a fighting major and a game misconduct during Saturday's 7-0 rout of the Jets. He saw just 7:55 of ice time but was a plus-2 and had 15 PIM.

EDGE Analysis

It's an odd-looking stat line for Jackman, who plays a physical game but usually shows enough discipline to say out of penalty trouble. For example, he had just 47 PIM all of last season, but he's already up to 26 after Saturday's scrappy affair with the Jets. Consider it a nice little bonus for the handful of you out there who own him - it won't happen often.

Barret Jackman
D FA
2 years ago

Jackman (upper body) will return to the Predators' lineup for Thursday's tilt against the Ducks, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackman was forced to miss Tuesday's game against the Lightning with an upper-body injury, but is now apparently healthy enough to re-join Nashville's lineup Thursday against Anaheim. The 34-year-old veteran defender has yet to register a point this season, but enters Thursday's contest with a plus-3 rating.

Barret Jackman
D FA
2 years ago

Jackman missed Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay with an upper-body injury, Adam Vingan of the Tennessean reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 34-year-old Jackman is normally about as durable as they come - Tuesday marked just the ninth NHL game he's missed since the 2011-12 season - so this could actually be something serious. Mark him down as day-to-day for now, but the situation is worth monitoring. Check back for Jackman's official status prior to the Preds' net game - Thursday against the Ducks.

Barret Jackman
D FA
2 years ago

Jackman (elbow) returned to the ice Tuesday, recording a goal in 13:14 of ice time in a loss to the Blue Jackets.

EDGE Analysis

Jackman was dealing with a minor elbow injury that he sustained earlier in training camp but he appears to have put that behind him based on his output Tuesday. He's a veteran defenseman who has recorded 15 points in each of the last two seasons.