Michael Stone
D CGY
3 weeks ago

Stone recorded a goal, six shots and a plus-2 rating through a season-high 24:10 of ice time during Sunday's 5-4 win over New Jersey.

EDGE Analysis

With Travis Hamonic on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury, Stone climbed the depth chart and skated with T.J. Brodie on the second pairing Sunday. Stone has a track record of fantasy success when given top-four minutes, and he also offers a cross-category profile. He's a potential addition for defense-needy teams in seasonal league, and Stone could also be a sneaky option in daily contests for the immediate future.

Michael Stone
D CGY
1 month ago

Stone has recorded a single assist while averaging 16:47 of ice time per contest through six games this season.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old defenseman has flashed excellent fantasy potential throughout his career, but his supporting role for the Flames won't provide many chances to move the needle. It will probably take an injury for Stone to see top-four minutes and power-play time. As a result, he's currently nothing more than a desperation option in the majority of settings.

Michael Stone
D CGY
5 months ago

Stone signed a three-year deal with Calgary on Friday worth an average annual value of $3.5 million, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stone struggled to recreate his 2015-16 numbers this past season as he tallied a mere 15 points in 64 outings split between Arizona and Calgary. With the Flames, the blueliner averaged just 18:51 of ice time -- well below the 20:13 he was seeing in the desert. The 27-year-old is unlikely to see a significant uptick in minutes heading into the upcoming campaign, which will limit his opportunities to get on the scoresheet.

Michael Stone
D CGY
5 months ago

Stone was left unprotected by the Flames ahead of Wednesday's expansion draft, TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stone appeared in 64 games over the course of an injury-plagued season for both Arizona and Calgary. He was much more impressive in his 19 games with the Flames to end the season, as he posted six points in those contests compared to the nine points he recorded in 45 games to start the season with the Coyotes. Coming off an inconsistent season that came with injury, however, may lead to Vegas staying away from the 27-year-old.

Michael Stone
D CGY
6 months ago

Stone produced just 15 points in a 64-game injury-shortened campaign split between Arizona and Calgary.

EDGE Analysis

Stone received a significant upgrade in supporting cast when he was dealt to Calgary in February, but his 19 games (six points) with the Flames weren't enough to make up for his horrendous start with the Coyotes (nine points in 45 contests). Once known as an elite fantasy asset on the blue line in the defensive categories, notably in 2014-15 when he racked up 202 hits and 189 blocked shots, Stone's production in 2016-17 decreased to 125 hits and 143 blocks. That said, the 26-year-old was hampered by injury and challenged with a change of scenery, so it'll be interesting to see what he can do in his first full season with the Flames starting in October.

Michael Stone
D CGY
8 months ago

Stone posted an assist, a plus-4 rating and three shots in a 5-2 victory against the Sharks on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

While his career night in the plus/minus pushes him out of the negative for the season, his scoring totals are way down this season. In 2015-16, he recorded six goals and 36 points with 161 shots in 75 games. This season, he owns three goals and 15 points with 76 shots in 61 games. With Calgary since the trade deadline, Stone should continue to excel in the plus/minus category, but he's lost his scoring value.

Michael Stone
D CGY
8 months ago

Stone (shoulder) will return to the lineup Friday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The FAN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 26-year-old blueliner will get settled in after missing the past three games. Since arriving in Calgary via a trade from Arizona, Stone's registered four points and a plus-6 rating over eight contests. He'll also mix in an abundance of hits and blocked shots for those of you that count the defensive categories.

Michael Stone
D CGY
8 months ago

Stone (shoulder) will miss another contest Wednesday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The FAN reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Stone has a propensity for laying body checks (98 hits) and blocking shots (102), the Flames have won 10 straight games, including the last two sans the former Coyotes defenseman. He'll be reevaluated ahead of Friday's home game against the Stars.

Michael Stone
D CGY
8 months ago

Stone (shoulder) will not be available for Monday's contest against the Penguins.

EDGE Analysis

Stone exited Thursday's game due to a shoulder injury after notching two points in the contest and will miss at least two games because of the issue. His absence opens the door for Dennis Wideman's second straight contest in the lineup, while Stone's status should be updated once he's fit to return to action.

Michael Stone
D CGY
8 months ago

Stone (shoulder) will not play Saturday, NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

What a bummer for the Flames to have picked up Stone in a late-February trade only to see him get injured less than a month into his tenure with the Calgary club. He even enjoyed a two-point, plus-3 effort before sustaining the malady during Thursday's game against the Habs. Look for Dennis Wideman to tag in while Stone's out.