Benoit Pouliot
LW BUF
7 days ago

Pouliot will not face any supplemental discipline for his check to the head of Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle in Friday night's loss.

EDGE Analysis

The NHL Department of Player Safety determined that Pouliot was not intentionally targeting Yandle's head on the play, so the winger, who's been a pleasant surprise with five goals and a helper over his last eight games, avoids any kind of fine or suspension and will be all set to play in Saturday night's road contest against the Habs.

Benoit Pouliot
LW BUF
1 week ago

Pouliot will be subjected to a hearing with the NHL's safety division concerning his illegal check to the head of Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle in Friday night's game.

EDGE Analysis

No penalty was assessed on the play, but that doesn't mean Pouliot is out of the woods just yet. Fantasy owners with shares in the Canadian really have to be hoping he won't be suspended because he's stealthily managed five goals with an assist over the last eight games.

Benoit Pouliot
LW BUF
1 week ago

With a goal Tuesday against Washington, Pouliot has now scored four points in his past three games.

EDGE Analysis

After playing just 14 minutes in the season opener and seeing his ice time dip to 10 minutes five games into the season, Pouliot has finally found a home on a line with Ryan O'Reilly and Kyle Okposo. He now averages between 16-17 minutes per game, and head coach Phil Housley has been very happy with the results after promoting him. Pouliot can still be a feast or famine scorer who went from 19 goals in his first season with Edmonton to just eight goals last year, but it looks like he's got the hot hand with all five of his goals this season coming within the past two weeks. Pouliot is worth a flyer for owners looking for some additional scoring in deep leagues, but he's still not a viable long-term option.

Benoit Pouliot
LW BUF
2 weeks ago

Pouliot poured in two goals and an assist in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Coyotes.

EDGE Analysis

Pouliot's productive outing helped his team develop a 5-1 lead, with his third-period tally turning into the game-winner when Arizona closed the gap to one goal. The journeyman forward has shown tantalizing flashes like this performance throughout his career, but has never quite been able to put it all together with underwhelming career-highs of 19 goals and 36 points.

Benoit Pouliot
LW BUF
4 weeks ago

Pouliot scored the only goal in Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Red Wings.

EDGE Analysis

Pouliot made the rare appearance at center Tuesday since Zemgus Girgensons (lower body) didn't suit up. He wasn't expected to make much of an impact in a fourth-line role, but Pouliot turned out being the savior of an otherwise defensive game. The veteran winger now has a goal in two consecutive games, and he'll have a chance to extend his streak Wednesday against the Blue Jackets.

Benoit Pouliot
LW BUF
4 weeks ago

Pouliot was spotted centering the fourth line during Tuesday's morning skate, Sabres.com's Jourdon LaBarber reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Zemgus Girgensons (lower body) doubtful for Tuesday's game against Detroit and Sam Reinhart playing on Ryan O'Reilly's wing, Buffalo's shortage of centers is forcing head coach Phil Housley to deploy Pouliot at center. A career winger, Pouliot doesn't have much experience playing in the middle, but linemates Jordan Nolan and Justin Bailey are even less appetizing options. Pouliot's scored two points this season and averaging 12:50 per game, so his impact was already pretty minimal. Housley will likely lean on his top three lines against a skilled Detroit squad.

Benoit Pouliot
LW BUF
5 months ago

Pouliot secured a one-year, $1.15 million contract with the Sabres on Saturday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pouliot was bought out of the remaining two years of his previous contract with the Oilers following a campaign in which he totaled just 14 points over 67 games for the club. The fourth overall pick in 2005, Pouliot 's 2016-17 campaign was a major disappointment, but he will look to get back on track following a change of scenery to earn another long-term deal. For now, he will settle for a one-year tryout with the Sabres.

Benoit Pouliot
LW BUF
5 months ago

Pouliot was placed on waivers by Edmonton on Thursday in order to buy him out of his contract.

EDGE Analysis

The move to buyout Pouliot will save the Oilers $2.6 million over the next two seasons before costing them $1.3 million in cap space from 2019-21. The 30-year-old saw his ice time drop by two minutes compared to the prior year and was only able to record eight goals and six helpers. It is unlikely a club will step up to take the full burden of the Ontario native's deal, but he could find a new home once he clears waivers. Pouliot never played 70 games in a season during his time in Edmonton, which could be a red flag for fantasy owners, but those willing to take a risk might wind up with a 30-plus point scorer -- depending on where he lands.

Benoit Pouliot
LW BUF
7 months ago

Pouliot played just 11:49 in Edmonton's Game 3 loss to Anaheim.

EDGE Analysis

Pouliot has yet to record a point through nine postseason games and is rarely seeing more than 12 minutes of ice time in games that don't go to overtime. His value is extremely limited until he proves otherwise.

Benoit Pouliot
LW BUF
8 months ago

Pouliot (undisclosed) said Thursday that he is feeling good and healthy and will likely slot back into the Oilers' lineup for Friday night's showdown with the Penguins.

EDGE Analysis

While it can sometimes be risky to take players at their own word regarding injuries, the Oilers have been cautious with Pouliot's timetable, so there's no reason to think he won't be ready to go Friday after a 10-game absence. All the same, the winger is the holder of just three assists and a minus-3 rating since the calendar turned to 2017, so he isn't much of a fantasy asset in most formats.