IRDave Bolland
C ARI
1 year ago

Bolland (back, ankle) has likely played his final game, Sportsnet reports. "He's working towards trying to (play), but again injuries are what they are. He's been trying to comeback from that injury for the last nine months and he hasn't gotten to the stage where he can do that to be cleared," said agent Anton Thun. "His goal is to try to continue to play, but at some point in time, it may just be not happening. He may never play again."

EDGE Analysis

Bolland, a two-time Stanley Cup champion, was dealt to Arizona in late August for a pair of future draft picks. The veteran pivot has five years left on his contract at an average annual value of $5.5 million, but the 'Yotes were willing to absorb that bad contract to reach the cap floor. Also, with Bolland expected to go on long-term injured reserve after failing a physical before training camp, it will ultimately help the club with cap savings if its total payroll starts to exceed the upper limit of $73 million.

IRDave Bolland
C ARI
1 year ago

Bolland (lower body) failed his training camp physical and will be placed on long-term injured reserve, Craig Morgan of AZ Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bolland was not expected to be ready to go for the start of the season and his contract with shipped to the Coyotes to ensure they would reach the salary cap floor. It's possible the 30-year-old will be on LTIR until his contract runs out following the 2018-19 season. Fantasy owners will want to avoid the center for now until a more definitive answer comes out surrounding his future.

IRDave Bolland
C ARI
1 year ago

Bolland (lower body) was traded to the Coyotes along with Lawson Crouse in exchange for a 2017 third round pick and a 2018 second round pick, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Bolland's future still up in the air considering he played in just 25 games last campaign, this is essentially a salary dump by the Panthers who will save $5.5 million per year over the next three years. Assuming he is healthy enough to return, fantasy owners may want to avoid the center as he has seen action in less than 55 contests in each of the previous four seasons.

IRDave Bolland
C ARI
2 years ago

Bolland (lower body) was officially placed on injured reserve by the Panthers on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Having not played since before Christmas, it apparently takes the addition of multiple players for the Panthers to finally give in and move the veteran to injured reserve. He's eligible to return when healthy, but Bolland's timetable remains indefinite at this point.

IRDave Bolland
C ARI
2 years ago

Bolland (lower body) will sit through the All-Star break, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the All-Star break scheduled Jan. 30-31, the news essentially rules him out through the end of the month. His next chance to return would then come Feb. 2 against the Capitals, but more on his situation should come to light as he progresses in his recovery.

IRDave Bolland
C ARI
2 years ago

Bolland (lower body) won't play Tuesday against the Panthers, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Panthers have won six-consecutive games during Bolland's most-recent absence, so it's hardly surprising that the 29-year-old forward will serve as a scratch for Tuesday's tilt. His next chance to return to Florida's lineup will come Saturday against the Rangers, but it's hard to imagine a scenario where the Panthers opt to shake up their lines given their recent success.

IRDave Bolland
C ARI
2 years ago

Bollan (illness) has been recalled from his conditioning stint, but won't play Tuesday against the Senators, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bolland was placed on injured reserve due to a bug that had been going around the locker room, but it appears the issue is nearly behind him. He will rest through the break, but it wouldn't be surprising if he rejoins the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jackets.

IRDave Bolland
C ARI
2 years ago

Bolland (illness) has been sent to AHL Portland on a conditioning assignment, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bolland wasn't available for practice Monday due to an illness, so the conditioning stint will afford him a chance to get back into playing shape. Bolland is really struggling this season, as he only has five points in 25 games and that comes with a shooting percentage of 3.8, which is by far the worst mark for the skater in his ninth year. Making matters worse, Bolland is average 14:06 of ice time, more than two minutes less than he had last year (16:21).

IRDave Bolland
C ARI
2 years ago

Bolland was held out of practice Monday with an illness, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

There appears to be a bug going around in the lockerroom, as Bolland was one of four Panthers held out of practice with an illness. His status for Tuesday's tilt against the Islanders remains up in the air as a result.

IRDave Bolland
C ARI
2 years ago

Bolland appears destined to be scratched from Friday night's contest against the Islanders, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bolland has four assists but just one goal in 18 games this season. The trouble with Bolland is that he's hardly getting any shots to fall based on a career-worst shooting percentage of 4.2 in 2015-16.