Matt Beleskey
LW NYR
6 months ago

Beleskey was recalled from AHL Hartford on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Considering the Rangers have one game remaining in the season, it seems unlikely the team would summon Beleskey from the AHL without the intention to play him in the contest. He could battle for an Opening Night roster spot next season after totaling six points -- a goal and five assists with AHL Hartford.

Matt Beleskey
LW NYR
7 months ago

While it originally appeared Beleskey would start off with the Rangers, he's in the lineup for AHL Hartford on Sunday, Mark Divver of The Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 29-year-old will stay at the same level he was in Boston, and begin his career with the Rangers in the minors. Beleskey was only able to put up six points (four goals, two assists) in 21 games for AHL Providence, and will look to better those numbers in a new environment.

Matt Beleskey
LW NYR
7 months ago

Beleskey was recalled from AHL Hartford on Sunday after being traded to the Rangers, per the AHL's official transaction log.

EDGE Analysis

Although the 29-year-old wasn't able to get anything going this season in Boston, as he played just 14 games and wasn't able to record a point, perhaps a new change of scenery will help him revamp his game. After all, it was just two seasons ago he posted his career high points total of 37, but it's still hard to see Beleskey receiving anything other than a bottom six role on Broadway.

Matt Beleskey
LW NYR
7 months ago

The Rangers acquired Beleskey, defenseman Ryan Lindgren, forward Ryan Spooner and a 2019 seventh-round pick from the Rangers on Sunday in exchange for forward Rick Nash.

EDGE Analysis

A massive bust after inking a five-year, $19 million deal with the Bruins in the summer of 2015, Beleskey has spent most of the season at AHL Bridgeport after he was placed on waivers upon going without a point for 14 games in Boston. The change of scenery can only help the 29-year-old, but it's unclear if the Rangers have any real plans of carving out a role for him at the NHL level or if he'll continue to languish in the AHL with their affiliate in Hartford.

Matt Beleskey
LW NYR
8 months 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.

Matt Beleskey
LW NYR
9 months 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.

Matt Beleskey
LW NYR
10 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.

Matt Beleskey
LW NYR
10 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.

Matt Beleskey
LW NYR
11 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.

Matt Beleskey
LW NYR
12 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.