Matt Moulson
LW FA
1 week ago

Moulson was reassigned to AHL Ontario on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Rather than sending Moulson to the Sabres' affiliate -- AHL Rochester -- he instead will go out on loan to AHL Ontario, which is tied to Los Angeles. General manager Jason Botterill stated the team "felt that with our young forwards in place in Rochester, we did not want to take away from their development and ice time by adding another veteran player at this time,". If the winger is going to be traded to another club, the Kings would appear to have the inside track, although Buffalo would likely have to retain some of his $5 million cap hit.

Matt Moulson
LW FA
2 weeks ago

Moulson was placed on waivers Monday for the purpose of reassignment, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

The move to send Moulson down to the minors could indicate Jacob Josefson (ankle) is nearing a return and could be back in the lineup against Colorado on Tuesday.The 34-year-old Moulson has played in a mere 14-games (sitting for another 13), so it doesn't come as a huge surprise he is headed down to the minors -- if he goes unclaimed.

Matt Moulson
LW FA
2 weeks ago

Moulson will play Tuesday against Tampa Bay after sitting out as a health scratch, the Olean Times Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Moulson last played on Nov. 14 against Pittsburgh, skating just 8:57 before sitting out for six straight games. Not much has changed for the Sabres, who have the worst record in the Eastern Conference and the second-worst goal differential in the league. Moulson has yet to score this season and scored just 22 goals over the past two seasons, so it's unlikely he can even move the scales against Tampa. He'll skate on the right wing with Zemgus Girgensons, who is also struggling, and rookie Kyle Criscuolo. Moulson is not a valuable fantasy asset.

Matt Moulson
LW FA
1 month ago

Moulson skated for 12:29 and threw one shot on net in Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to Montreal.

EDGE Analysis

Moulson still has yet to find the scoresheet this season after 11 games, which is surprising since he put up 32 points in 81 games while playing in a bottom-six role last season. The 34-year-old has only shot the puck on goal eight times this year as well, despite averaging 1:32 of power-play time. Moulson is to talented to be held pointless for much longer, but it's clear his best days are behind him.

Matt Moulson
LW FA
2 months ago

Moulson is likely to tag into Saturday's lineup versus the Islanders, who are playing host in the contest, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Swords are making some adjustments to their lineup amour, as Moulson's projected to tag in after missing Opening Night against the Habs. He produced 32 points (14 goals, 18 assists) despite averaging only 11:36 of ice time last season, and you're likely to find him cheap in daily formats since he's a bottom-six filler who didn't get to play in that first game.

Matt Moulson
LW FA
6 months ago

Moulson was not protected and will be exposed for the expansion draft.

EDGE Analysis

The move comes to no surprise, as the Sabres look to offload Moulson's hefty contract, which has two years remaining with a $5 million cap hit. Despite missing just seven games over the past three seasons, Moulson has been very disappointing, scoring just 35 goals during that span and saw his ice time dip to a career-low 11:36 this past season. Moulson's play and production doesn't make him particularly valuable to Vegas, but remember they have to take $45 million worth of contracts for the expansion and meet or exceed the cap floor by the start of the season, so Moulson's contract could come in handy. If Vegas passes on Moulson, it's still unlikely the Sabres will be able to move his contract, which means he'll play a bottom-six role yet again for the 2017-18 season.

Matt Moulson
LW FA
6 months ago

Moulson could be courted by Golden Knights GM George McPhee in the upcoming expansion draft, The Buffalo News reports.

EDGE Analysis

There's a personal connection here; as noted in the report, the Vegas boss is the godfather to Moulson's wife, Alicia. The winger is a virtual lock to be exposed in the expansion draft, given that he's a 33-year-old on the books for $5 million in each of the next two seasons. Moulson showed that he could still be productive, however, as he notched 14 goals, 18 assists and 18 points on the man advantage over 81 games this year. NHL teams won't be giving up their top assets if they can help it, so a third-liner on the downslope of his career in Moulson could prove to be a perfect fit -- if he does move to Vegas, expect a significant rise in ice time over the 11:36 he mostly recently averaged with the Swords.

Matt Moulson
LW FA
8 months ago

Moulson will return to the Buffalo lineup Wednesday against the Canadiens, the Sabres' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Sabres, who are down to their last three regular season games, will re-introduce Moulson and Nicolas Deslauriers to their lineup Wednesday, at the expense of C.J. Smith and William Carrier. Per the report, Moulson -- a healthy scratch Monday -- is projected to skate on a line with Deslauriers and Zemgus Girgensons in his return to the mix. The 33-year-old winger has recorded 14 goals and 32 points in 78 games to date.

Matt Moulson
LW FA
8 months ago

Moulson is not in the Sabres' lineup for Monday's game against the Maple Leafs.

EDGE Analysis

With Moulson not in the lineup Monday, C.J. Smith is slated to skate on the Sabres' second line along with Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart.

Matt Moulson
LW FA
9 months ago

Moulson registered two assists -- one on the power play -- during Monday's win over Florida.

EDGE Analysis

After scoring just eight goals and 21 points last year, Moulson has improved to 14 tallies and 17 assists this season. However, he's playing primarily in a fourth-line role and 18 of his points (11 goals) have come with the man advantage. There aren't many seasonal settings where he's a reliable asset, but Moulson is a potential low-priced flier in daily contests, considering he has two goals and nine points through his past 16 games.