Martin Havlat
RW FA
5 months ago

Havlat officially announced his retirement Wednesday, stepping away after 14 NHL seasons, the NHLPA reports.

EDGE Analysis

Havlat last played for the Blues -- appearing in two games last season -- but the crafty scoring winger also represented the Senators, Blackhawks, Wild and Sharks in his illustrious career. This latest report on the Czech cites "sharp pain on both sides of my groin from overuse and too many tears" as a major reason why he's decided to hang up his skates at the age of 35. Havlat contributed 242 goals and 352 assists in 790 career games and perpetually factored on the man advantage. His name is also synonymous with the word "clutch," as he collected 44 game-winning goals -- half of those came in his first four NHL seasons.

Martin Havlat
RW FA
2 years ago

Havlat was placed on unconditional waivers Friday.

EDGE Analysis

At Havlat's request, he was placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of being released from his contract. He will need to clear waivers in order to do so, but teams usually do not make claims for players who wish to be released from their contracts. The only information as to why Havlat wished to be released was for personal reasons, so there is no indication if he will eventually sign with another team at some point this season.

Martin Havlat
RW FA
2 years ago

Havlat stuck it to his former team by scoring the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Devils.

EDGE Analysis

In his season debut for the Blues, Havlat scored the decisive goal and finished plus-1 in a surprising 14:14 of ice time. Keep an eye on Havlat, since St. Louis is a high-scoring team and he has the ability to score when given enough playing time.

Martin Havlat
RW FA
2 years ago

Havlat will make his season debut Tuesday against New Jersey, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Havlat signed with the Blues on November 6, and will be making his debut just four days later against the team he suited up for in 2014-15, the New Jersey Devils. Havlat struggled in New Jersey, playing only 40 games and scoring 14 points. Havlat is slated to play on a line with David Backes and Robby Fabbri, which may lead to Havlat's indisputable offensive abilities reemerging in St. Louis.

Martin Havlat
RW FA
2 years ago

Havlat has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Blues, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, adding that the contract is valued at $600,000 in the NHL and $200,000 in the AHL.

EDGE Analysis

Havlat came into the picture for St. Louis on Oct. 27, when he was inked to a professional tryout contract following a significant ankle injury to winger Jaden Schwartz. The Blues also brought on Dainius Zubrus for a PTO at that time, but he's reportedly been released. Havlat adds a veteran scoring presence to a Blues team that has been slammed with injuries early on this campaign. Ironically, Havlat has sustained a long list of injuries over the course of his career and he's never played all 82 games in a given season despite 14 years of service time between five different clubs, including the Devils in 2014-15.

Martin Havlat
RW FA
2 years ago

Havlat has been invited by the Blues to a professional tryout contract.

EDGE Analysis

Havlat has 14 years of service time in the NHL. He last played with the Devils last season, adding five goals and nine assists in 40 games. With a number of Blues forwards dealing with injuries, including winger Jaden Schwartz, who is out at least 12 weeks following ankle surgery, the team is looking at ways to add some healthy bodies to the roster. The report adds that Dainius Zubrus has also been invited to a PTO for St. Louis.

Martin Havlat
RW FA
2 years ago

Havlat will not sign with the Panthers, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Havlat wasn't able to find a spot on one of the Panthers' top-three lines, and isn't really suited for fourth-line duties, which means the veteran winger will have to keep looking for a new home if he plans on suiting up for an NHL team early on in the 2015-16 campaign. Havlat did, however, recently purchase a home in Florida, which means the Panthers could offer him a contract at some point down the road if and when injuries strike. The 34-year-old tallied 14 points (five goals, nine assists) in 40 games with the Devils last season.

Martin Havlat
RW FA
2 years ago

Havlat signed a professional tryout contract with the Panthers on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The 34-year-old skated with the Devils last season, potting five goals and adding nine assists in 40 games. The winger often found himself a healthy scratch after the All-Star break, but perhaps the change of scenery could allow him to resurface as a regular bottom-six forward. His chances of making the Panthers' roster will likely hinge on how the team's young forwards perform during camp.

Martin Havlat
RW FA
2 years ago

Havlat is slated to be a scratch Tuesday against the Sabres, according to Tom Gulitti of The Record.With Stephen Gionta set to return to the New Jersey lineup, Havlat -- who has notched 14 points in 37 games -- will take a seat on Tuesday night.

Martin Havlat
RW FA
2 years ago

Havlat racked up an assist and three shots on goal in Monday's win over the Sharks.

Havlat has notched a point in three straight games, which qualifies as his longest stretch of production on the season. With just 12 points, a minus-10 rating, and seemingly, a litany of injury concerns, Havlat isn't someone worth investing heavily in.