Francois Beauchemin D ANA 3 weeks ago
Beauchemin failed to register a point for the eighth consecutive game during Friday's 2-1 win over Calgary.
The veteran defenseman has seen his power-play time vanish during the scoreless stretch, and he was also a healthy scratch for a game during the drought. With Anaheim's blue line back at full health, Beauchemin has been pushed into a bottom-pairing role, and barring upcoming injuries, he's likely to remain there. There's modest fantasy appeal in cavernous settings because of his decent cross-category contributions in the peripheral statistics, but offensive expectations should remain in check.
Francois Beauchemin D ANA 1 month ago
Beauchemin scored his second goal of the season, dished out an assist, blocked seven shots and was credited with four shots on goal in Tuesday's loss to Vegas.
Beauchemin hasn't made much of a fantasy impact this season, managing just six points through 23 games. He logged 21:42 of ice time Tuesday and is a great defensive player, but the offense just isn't there. While he's got four points in his last five games, make sure you know what you're getting with the veteran blueliner. His best days are behind him.
Francois Beauchemin D ANA 2 months ago
Beauchemin failed to register a point for the eighth consecutive game during Sunday's 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay.
The veteran is holding on by a thread this season, and he probably wouldn't be a regular in the lineup if Cam Fowler (leg) were healthy. After all, Beauchemin sports a discouraging 47.1 Corsi For percentage despite beginning 53.7 percent of his five-on-five shifts in the offensive zone. Additionally, he's hardly moving the fantasy needle in any particular category with 33 blocked shots through 16 games his best contribution. It's probably safe to ignore Beauchemin in the majority of settings.
Francois Beauchemin D ANA 3 months ago
Beauchemin has averaged 21:10 of ice time with 2:37 on the power play the past two games.
The veteran defenseman is a stopgap top-four defenseman for Anaheim, as Beauchemin projects to settle into a third-pairing role once Hampus Lindholm (shoulder) and Sami Vatanen (shoulder) are back in the mix next month. For the time being, though, Beauchemin offers fleeting fantasy value -- especially in the peripheral categories (shots, hits, blocked shots and PIM).
Francois Beauchemin D ANA 5 months ago
Beauchemin put pen to paper on a one-year, $1 million deal with Anaheim on Monday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Beauchemin likely won't find ice time easy to come by, but given the number of injuries that impacted the Ducks last season, it's not surprising to see them add some additional blue line depth. As expected, the 37-year-old will not be getting anywhere close to the $4.5 million annual cap hit he carried before Colorado bought him out of his contract. At best, Beauchemin will probably be a 20-point player, yet until his role is more finalized -- fantasy owners may want to hold off on utilizing him for their lineups.
Francois Beauchemin D ANA 7 months ago
Beauchemin will be bought out of the last year of his $4.5 million contract.
Beauchemin saw a significant drop in production this season as he registered a mere five goals and 13 helpers in 81 games. The 37-year-old logged 21:31 of ice time -- which includes lining up on both the power play and penalty kill -- but didn't contribute enough to justify a $4.5 million cap hit. By buying out his contact the Avs will save $3 million in 2017-18 that they can use to kick off their rebuild after a disastrous season. If the veteran can secure a role with another club, it will likely be for a significant discount.
Francois Beauchemin D ANA 9 months ago
Beauchemin scored his fifth goal of the season in Sunday's 3-2 loss against the Blues.
Beauchemin's biggest contributions for fantasy owners comes in the blocked shots (156) and hits (73) categories, and he rarely contributes on offense. But he finished the regular season with a three-game point streak with two rare goals.
Francois Beauchemin D ANA 10 months ago
Beauchemin scored just his third goal of the year Thursday against the Devils, but it came at a huge time, breaking a 2-2 tie late in the third period and holding up as the game-winner.
Having managed exactly zero points and a minus-8 rating over his prior 15 games, Beauchemin wasn't exactly a likely hero. He has just 14 points on the season, leaving the veteran blueliner's fantasy value quite low. At 36, he has one year left on the contract he signed with Colorado, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Beauchemin retire after next season.
Francois Beauchemin D ANA 11 months ago
Beauchemin chipped in a helper Saturday against the Jets. He also skated to a plus-3
It was the 12th point of the season for the 36-year-old, who is well off the pace of last year's 34-point output. It's been a rough year for pretty much everyone in an Avs sweater, and the fact that Beauchemin's minus-4 rating is best on the team (among players that have logged 24 games or more) exemplifies that point. Further adding to the fantasy disappointment in deeper leagues has been his reduction in blocked shots, as his 106 equate to a pace of 181 after he piled up 256 in 2015-15.
Francois Beauchemin D ANA 1 year ago
Beauchemin (illness) will play Thursday night versus the Ducks, NHL.com reports.
Beauchemin returns from a one-game absence to face a team for which he spent parts of nine seasons. The 36-year-old's workload has been sporadic from one game to the next, and he's only averaging 20:38 of ice time with a teaspoon's worth of time on the power play -- that's nearly five minutes less than he averaged in the 2015-16 campaign. Beauchemin has also gone scoreless on 51 shots; nobody was mistaking him for Brent Burns of San Jose, but he's starting to slip into irrelevancy in the fantasy realm.