Patrick Wiercioch
D VAN
4 weeks ago

Wiercioch was recalled from AHL Utica on Monday, Dan Murhpy of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

After spending just two games in the minors, Wiercioch will return to the NHL. He's consistently logged 50-to-60 games each of the last four seasons, but will likely serve as a depth defensemen as Alexander Edler (lower body) and Troy Stecher (lower body) deal with injuries.

Patrick Wiercioch
D VAN
4 weeks ago

Wiercioch was sent back down to AHL Utica on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

He was originally called up while Erik Gudbranson served his one-game suspension for boarding, but Gudbranson will be eligible to play in Sunday's road game against the Red Wings. Wiercioch has never played in more than 57 games over a single season, proving that he's little more than a spare defenseman to shore up a tough position when injuries threaten the parent club.

Patrick Wiercioch
D VAN
1 month ago

Wiercioch was promoted from AHL Utica on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Wiercioch potted a goal in his first two games of the season with the Comets -- his first stint in the minors since 2012-13. The 27-year-old will likely be watching from the press box as an emergency depth option following the suspension of Erik Gudbranson.

Patrick Wiercioch
D VAN
2 months ago

Wiercioch will be placed on waivers Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The move to wave Wiercioch was necessitated by Vancouver's decision to bring in Derrick Pouliot via trade. If he goes unclaimed, the 27-year-old Wiercioch will likely be reassigned to the minors where he last played in 2012-13 when with AHL Binghamton.

Patrick Wiercioch
D VAN
5 months ago

Wiercioch joined the Canucks on Saturday upon signing a one-year, one-way contract valued at $650,000.

EDGE Analysis

Canucks GM Jim Benning issued his own a scouting report on the incoming blueliner. "Patrick has excellent mobility for a player his size and possesses a big shot from the point," said Benning. "He'll add to our depth on the blue line and we're excited to give him the opportunity to play for his hometown team." The 26-year-old from British Columbia spent parts of five seasons with the Senators before joining the Avalanche last campaign. He's collected 74 points (16 goals, 58 assists) with a minus-5 rating over 268 career games.

Patrick Wiercioch
D VAN
5 months ago

Wiercioch wasn't extended a qualifying offer by the Avalanche, making him eligible for unrestricted free agency Saturday, The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The blueliner got into 57 games last year -- his first in Colorado after spending his first five NHL seasons with Ottawa -- and recorded 12 points to go with a hideous minus-18 rating. Wiercioch didn't offer any redeeming stats (52 hits, 57 blocks, 62 shots) to make up for the lack of offensive production, so regardless of where he signs this summer, he'll still be miles off the fantasy radar.

Patrick Wiercioch
D VAN
8 months ago

Wiercioch (undisclosed) will return to action on Sunday against the Blues, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wiercioch missed just one game to the mystery ailment and is projected the reclaim his place on Colorado's third defensive pairing Sunday. The 26-year-old has netted just one goal in the last seven games he's played, making him undesirable at the moment.

Patrick Wiercioch
D VAN
8 months ago

Wiercioch (undisclosed) will not play Saturday against the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

While Wiercioch is listed as the top left defenseman on the depth chart, he's only tallied 12 points this season and he's a minus-18. It remains to be seen why Wiercioch is missing this game, and how long he may be out. For now, consider him day-to-day, and he'll have a chance to return to action Sunday.

Patrick Wiercioch
D VAN
9 months ago

Wiercioch has just 11 points and a minus-17 rating in 48 games this season.

EDGE Analysis

Despite the lackluster offensive production, the veteran defenseman's 41 hits and 48 blocked shots, while modest, have him on pace for new career highs. That said, there's not much to see here from a fantasy perspective, so Wiercioch is probably best left to the waiver wire for the remainder of the season.

Patrick Wiercioch
D VAN
10 months ago

Wiercioch has just a single point in his last 22 contests, dating back to Nov. 26.

EDGE Analysis

The former Senator also has also skated to an ugly minus-15 during that span, which isn't overly surprising considering the Avalanche are dead-last in the league in goal differential and have had a horrible season. With nine points (none on the power play) and not much else to provide value from a fantasy perspective (47 shots, 35 hits, 39 blocked shots, 19 PIM) Wiercioch can safely be left on the waiver wire in the vast majority of settings.