Matt Beleskey
LW FA
4 weeks ago

The Rangers placed Beleskey (shoulder) on waivers Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Beleskey has been sidelined for the first nine games of the campaign due to a shoulder injury, but that's evidently no longer an issue for the veteran winger. If he goes unclaimed, the 2006 fourth-round pick will almost certainly be assigned to AHL Hartford.

Matt Beleskey
LW FA
4 weeks ago

Beleskey (shoulder) is considered day-to-day, Rick Carpiniello of The Athletic reports, which means he could be available Tuesday against Florida.

EDGE Analysis

Beleskey's original timeline put him returning Oct. 25, but his upgraded status could be an indication the winger is ahead of schedule. Whenever the Ontario native is given the green light to return, he will need to activated off injured reserve and would likely replace Vinni Lettieri or Cody McLeod in the lineup.

Matt Beleskey
LW FA
1 month ago

Beleskey (shoulder) took to the ice as part of Thursday's optional skate, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

The fact that Beleskey -- who remains on injured reserve -- was able to skate with his teammates is certainly an important step in his recovery, but his timeline remains unchanged with an expected return date of Oct. 25 against Chicago.

Matt Beleskey
LW FA
1 month ago

Beleskey (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Sept. 24, per the NHL's official media site.

EDGE Analysis

Beleskey isn't expected to be ready until Oct. 25 anyway, but his place on injured reserve frees up a roster spot. The 30-year-old winger has been a bottom-six asset in recent years and his absence won't have drastic effects on the fantasy realm.

Matt Beleskey
LW FA
2 months ago

Beleskey is expected to miss 2-4 weeks due to a separated shoulder, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Beleskey saw action in just 15 NHL games last season, split between Boston and New York, instead spending the bulk of the year in the minors. If the winger is out for the longer end of his time frame, it could open the door for Filip Chytil or Brett Howden to cement their place in the 23-man roster and once again relegate Beleskey to the minors.

Matt Beleskey
LW FA
2 months ago

Belesky injured his shoulder and will not return to Monday's preseason contest against New Jersey.

EDGE Analysis

Belesky laid a hit on Stefan Noesen and then got into a scrap with Eric Gryba, so the injury likely occurred during one of those two incidents. The Rangers should provide an update on the injury in the next day or so, but for now he should be considered day-to-day.

Matt Beleskey
LW FA
7 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 FA
9 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 FA
9 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 FA
9 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.