Christopher Higgins
LW FA
1 year ago

Higgins was released from his tryout agreement with the Flames on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old winger put up a negative 14 plus-minus in 33 games with Vancouver last year, and only scored four points. He is past his prime, but another team could pick him up to add some organizational depth.

Christopher Higgins
LW FA
1 year ago

Higgins will join Calgary on a professional tryout agreement it was announced Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Higgins had a disappointing 2015-16 campaign, four points in 33 contests, which led the Canucks to buy him out of his contract and make him a free agent. Given those type of numbers, it should come as no surprise the Flames weren't willing to sign the 33-year-old outright. Higgins does have a shot at making the opening day roster when you consider the lack of quality depth on the wings for Calgary, but fantasy owners should probably look elsewhere for discounted value this upcoming season.

Christopher Higgins
LW FA
1 year ago

Higgins cleared waivers Tuesday, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Canucks waived Higgins for the purpose of buying out his contract. His offensive production has steadily declined over the years, and he was limited to 33 games last season with various injuries getting in the way. Higgins wears that leadership hat just as well off the ice as he does on it, and it doesn't bode well for the 12-year veteran that he went unclaimed after getting placed on unconditional waivers.

Christopher Higgins
LW FA
1 year ago

Higgins has been waived by the Canucks in order to buy him out of his contract, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.

EDGE Analysis

Higgins saw his role drastically decrease over the course of the 2015-16 campaign, so it comes as little surprise that the organization has decided to move in a different direction. By buying out the 33-year-old, Vancouver will save an estimated $833,333 in cap space for next season. It remains unclear if the 33-year-old will find a landing spot, but he could be a depth addition for a team in need of veteran leadership,although fantasy owners still holding on to him should consider waiving him as well.

Christopher Higgins
LW FA
1 year ago

Higgins is likely to get bought out by the Canucks, Matthew Sekeres of TSN 1040 reports.

EDGE Analysis

Higgins has one year remaining on his four-year, $10 million contract. If the Canucks execute a buyout on the 33-year-old, it will only cost Vancouver $833,333 against the cap in each of the next two seasons. Despite landing on waivers last January, Higgins ended up clearing and stayed in the Canucks organization. Unfortunately, he is often injured. In 2015-16, Higgins was limited to 33 games with his numbers -- there goals, one assist and a minus-14 -- rendering him useless in the majority of fantasy leagues.

Christopher Higgins
LW FA
2 years ago

Higgins (lower body) is not in the lineup Saturday night against the visiting Oilers.

EDGE Analysis

This news likely won't cause fantasy owners to blink. Higgins finishes the campaign with just four points in 33 games of an injury-plauged campaign. When he was able to take the ice, the 32-year-old was a liability defensively, as evidenced by a minus-14 rating.

Christopher Higgins
LW FA
2 years ago

Higgins (lower body) will not be in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Edmonton.

EDGE Analysis

Higgins already missed out on Monday's 3-2 victory over the Kings, and it's unclear when (or if) he will return with two additional games remaining this season.

Christopher Higgins
LW FA
2 years ago

Higgins (lower body) will not play in Monday's game against the Kings.

EDGE Analysis

Higgins initially suffered his lower-body injury Friday against the Ducks and there's been no update to his status from the team. In the absence of Higgins, Derek Dorsett (upper body) will make his return to the ice and take over on the wing.

Christopher Higgins
LW FA
2 years ago

Higgins suffered a lower-body injury in Friday's game against the Ducks and will not return.

EDGE Analysis

It's not clear exactly how Higgins was injured, but he will not be able to return to Friday's contest for the third period. The Canucks should provide further information on his status in the near future.

Christopher Higgins
LW FA
2 years ago

Higgins tallied a short-handed goal on three shots in 13:42 of ice time during Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Sharks.

EDGE Analysis

Higgins scored his first goal since Nov. 8, a span of 27 games played. Since that last goal, he's been bounced back and forth from AHL Utica, and thus hasn't been able to gather much traction this season. Despite playing in 77 games last season, the 32-year-old has only played 30 times this season, with just four points and a -14 rating in those 30 games.