Jay McClement
C FA
2 months ago

McClement was released from Penguins training camp Saturday, TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The journeyman had latched on with the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions upon signing a PTO in mid-September, but it appears that Greg McKegg and Carter Rowney will round out the bottom-six forward group behind the celebrated pair in Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

Jay McClement
C FA
3 months ago

McClement (lower body) joined his group on the ice for training camp Friday.

EDGE Analysis

If McClement doesn't suffer any setbacks from his lower-body ailment that ended his 2016-17 campaign early, he stands a good shot of securing a permanent move to Pittsburgh considering how top heavy it is at center. The 34-year-old's chance of making the 23-man roster could take a hit if the Pens bring in the third-line center they have been hoping to acquire throughout the offseason.

Jay McClement
C FA
4 months ago

McClement (lower body) signed a professional tryout contract with the Penguins on Friday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran was reportedly pondering his future early in the offseason, but will apparently give it another go -- with the defending champs no less. Just on a professional tryout initially, McClement will attempt to prove his worth in fall camp to earn a spot as a bottom-six forward. Given his current age and declining output the last few seasons, it's unlikely the veteran will gain fantasy relevance in 2017-18 even if he earns a roster spot with the potent Penguins lineup.

Jay McClement
C FA
8 months ago

McClement, who missed the last 15 games with a lower-body injury, told the media he's "not too sure what's going to happen" for him hockey-wise this offseason.

EDGE Analysis

Now at the end of a two-year contract extension, McClement will become an unrestricted free agent this summer but may not garner much interest at the ripe old age of 34. McClement registered just eight points in 65 games and remains more of a defensive specialist whose primary tasks are winning faceoffs and killing penalties. At this point, it remains to be seen whether he will re-sign with another team or decide to retire after 12 seasons in the NHL.

Jay McClement
C FA
9 months ago

McClement (lower body) is projected to be sidelined for the next two weeks, per coach Bill Peters.

EDGE Analysis

The Hurricanes will have to account for McClement's absence in their bottom six for the next two weeks, but considering he's notched just two points in his last 25 games, the veteran forward's injury isn't likely to make much noise in the fantasy realm. Rookie Lucas Wallmark could benefit from more playing time while McClement remains sidelined.

Jay McClement
C FA
9 months ago

McClement was forced out of Tuesday's game against the Islanders due to a lower-body injury and he did not return.

EDGE Analysis

McClement is a bottom-six forward so this news won't affect too many fantasy owners. However, if you normally rely upon him in deeper formats you should reserve him immediately.

Jay McClement
C FA
9 months ago

McClement posted an assist Friday against the Coyotes, giving him points in back-to-back games for the first time this season.

EDGE Analysis

McClement now has just eight points on the season, which isn't surprising considering his bottom-six role and average ice time of 11:37 per game. His fantasy value remains limited to ultra-deep leagues.

Jay McClement
C FA
11 months ago

McClement skated just 9:49 in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jackets.

EDGE Analysis

McClement has the misfortune of centering the Hurricanes' seldom-used fourth line, alongside linemates Joakim Nordstrom and Viktor Stalberg. Outside of short-handed ice time, where he leads all Canes forwards with 1:53 per game, there is really not much to like about McClement from a fantasy perspective, since he doesn't rank well in any other peripheral stat category, including shots on goal, blocked shots, hits or PIM. His real-life worth to the Canes far exceeds any value he might have in the fantasy realm. Avoid.

Jay McClement
C FA
12 months ago

McClement recorded an assist in Saturday's 2-1 shootout win over the Sabres.

EDGE Analysis

After an excruciating 21-game pointless drought to open the season, McClement now has three points in his last 10 games. Still, it's best to keep your expectations low for the Canes' fourth-line center; after all, he only had 11 points in 77 games last season, and he spends most of his time keeping the puck out of his own net and killing penalties. That rarely adds up to fantasy success in most formats these days.

Jay McClement
C FA
1 year ago

McClement picked up his first point of the year Tuesday, assisting on a first-period goal in a 3-2 loss to the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Welcome to the season, Mr. McClement -- the veteran had been held off the scoresheet with only 16 shots on net over 21 games to open the campaign. Of course, the veteran isn't known for his offensive production; he's a fourth-line grinder whose contributions usually don't show up on the scoresheet.