OUTMatt Beleskey
LW FA
4 days ago

Beleskey took a puck to the face during a 3-2 defeat to AHL Bridgeport on Friday, and suffered a broken orbital bone from the incident Mark Divver of The Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

While this is awful luck for Beleskey who had been playing for AHL Providence since he was designated for assignment Dec. 15, he's not expected to be out for an extended period, and could return to the ice with a cage as early as Saturday. The 29-year-old has scored three goals in 10 games in the minors this season, and should be a popular option for a recall to Boston should injuries hit its forward core.

OUTMatt Beleskey
LW FA
1 month ago

The Bruins have placed Beleskey on waivers, the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

The gritty winger has been a healthy scratch since Nov. 26, and prior to that Beleskey had logged zero points in 14 games for the B's, who signed him to five-year contract in July of 2015 that carries an average annual salary cap hit of $3.8 million. Per the report, if Beleskey goes unclaimed, the Bruins will gain $1.025 million in cap relief. In that scenario, the team could elect to send the 29-year-old to the AHL in order to give Beleskey a chance to get his game, in particular his scoring touch, back on track.

OUTMatt Beleskey
LW FA
2 months ago

Beleskey was scratched from Wednesday's game against Lightning, Fluto Shinzawa of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Bruins have opted to play with seven defensemen and sit Beleskey. The 29-year-old winger has zero points and a minus-8 rating through 14 games, and his best contributions have been dropping the mitts, which he's done three times this season.

OUTMatt Beleskey
LW FA
2 months ago

Beleskey was a healthy scratch for Saturday's 3-1 victory over San Jose.

EDGE Analysis

This marks the second straight game that Beleskey has been scratched after appearing in seven straight contests. The 29-year-old has certainly had an off year as he's yet to record a point after playing in 13 games this season, and has gone minus-seven during that stretch as well. With his recent play it's easy to forget Beleskey recorded 37 points back in 2015-16, but he needs to carve out consistent ice time if he wants to start see some goals and assists roll in.

OUTMatt Beleskey
LW FA
3 months ago

Beleskey had a minus-1 rating, one shot on goal, and four hits in just over 10 minutes of time on ice during Sunday's 3-1 loss to Vegas.

EDGE Analysis

The team's marquee signing entering the 2015-16 season endured a horrendous 2016-17, scoring three goals and eight points in 49 games. However, Beleskey had a strong training camp that had B's fans hoping for a bounce-back this campaign, yet five games in to 2017-18, this hasn't come to fruition. Beleskey has yet to score, has a minus-2 rating, and has just five shots on goal.

OUTMatt Beleskey
LW FA
4 months ago

Beleskey (foot) will be in the lineup for Saturday's preseason game against the Red Wings, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

Beleskey will be looking to bounce back in a major way this season after an abysmal 2016-17 campaign in which he only tallied eight points (three goals, five assists) in 49 games. The 29-year-old forward is expected to skate in a bottom-six role this season, but he could also see time on the man advantage as a member of the Bruins' second power-play unit.

OUTMatt Beleskey
LW FA
4 months ago

Beleskey is considered day-to-day with a foot injury suffered in Monday's clash with Montreal.

EDGE Analysis

The team's announcement effectively rules Beleskey out for Thursday's preseason contest against the Flyers; however, fantasy owners can probably expect him to be ready for Opening Night against Nashville. The 29-year-old appeared in a mere 49 outings last season due to various ailments. If Beleskey can stay healthy -- which is by no means guaranteed given his history -- he should get back to being a 30-point producer for the Bruins.

OUTMatt Beleskey
LW FA
4 months ago

Beleskey is day-to-day with an unspecified injury, Eric Russo of the Bruins' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Beleskey, who was hit with a puck during preseason action Monday night, did not skate on Tuesday. The 29-year-old winger is coming off a down season in which he recorded just three goals and eight points in 49 games. When healthy, Beleskey brings grit and shooting ability to the table, but at this point he profiles more as a secondary scorer for the Bruins despite his annual cap hit of $3.8 million.

OUTMatt Beleskey
LW FA
7 months ago

Beleskey remains with the Bruins after the Golden Knights selected Colin Miller in Wednesday's expansion draft, NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Beleskey's annual $3.8 million cap hit likely deterred Vegas, especially after the winger logged just three goals and eight points in 49 games last season. An injured knee that caused Beleskey to miss time and led to some conditioning issues factored into his dip in productivity, so with a full offseason to mend, there's reason to believe that the 29-year-old could bounce back this coming season. At this stage though, Beleskey profiles more as a secondary scorer than the sniper the Bruins presumably envisioned when they signed him as a free agent after he racked up 22 goals in 65 games for the Ducks in 2014-15.

OUTMatt Beleskey
LW FA
7 months ago

Beleskey wasn't protected by the Bruins from the upcoming NHL expansion draft, TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Beleskey had a bit of a down year in 2016, likely leading to his availability in the draft. He's one of the better names made available by the Bruins, so it wouldn't be surprising if he ends up on the board and headed to Vegas, but that's still yet to be determined. If not, he remains under contract with Boston for another three seasons.