Tom Gilbert
D FA
4 months ago

Gilbert reached a deal with the Nuremberg Ice Tigers of Germany's DEL on Friday, theScore reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gilbert's racked up the frequent flyer miles over the years, as he's been associated with seven different NHL organizations. His final appearance at hockey's highest level came with the Kings last season, and he made a brief run with AHL Ontario before skipping over to Washington's minor-league affiliate in Hershey. A mobile minute-munching defenseman in his heyday, Gilbert's NHL career included 198 points (45 goals, 178 assists) in 655 games.

Tom Gilbert
D FA
9 months ago

The Kings traded Gilbert to the Capitals on Wednesday for a conditional fifth-round draft pick in 2017, and he'll start out with AHL Hershey.

EDGE Analysis

The low-end defenseman was waived by the Kings at the beginning of February, so it's a bit curious that the Caps didn't bid for his services at that time. At any rate, the 11th-year journeyman won't be taken seriously in the fantasy realm given that he's shaping up to be a minor-league depth option.

Tom Gilbert
D FA
10 months ago

Gilbert was placed on waivers Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gilbert has cracked the lineup a mere 18 times this season, including making just one appearance in the Kings' last 17 outings. Unsurprisingly, the defender was waived and will likely be reassigned to AHL Ontario if he clears. Without any additional blue line depth, Los Angeles will likely call up another player unless Matt Greene (undisclosed) is ready to be activated off IR.

Tom Gilbert
D FA
10 months ago

Gilbert hasn't dressed in 11 straight contests and has seen action in just nine of the Kings' last 20 games since returning from a three-game suspension in November.

EDGE Analysis

Gilbert's tallied just five points (a goal and four assists) in 17 games this season as he's struggled to separate himself from a group of depth blueliners in the Kings' bottom pair. There's little reason to expect any more production given his current role.

Tom Gilbert
D FA
1 year ago

Gilbert has served his three game suspension, and is eligible to return to the Kings' lineup for Thursday's game against the Canadiens, TSN 690's Amanda Stein reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kings coach Darryl Sutter declined to confirm whether Gilbert would be in the lineup for Thursday's tilt, indicating the 33-year-old blueliner may end up being a healthy scratch for the contest. The 2002 fourth-round pick has been a solid contributor for the Kings this season, notching three assists in eight games while averaging 2:04 of ice time on the man advantage.

Tom Gilbert
D FA
1 year ago

Gilbert was suspended by the league for three games on Thursday for boarding Nick Ritchie during a 4-0 loss to the Ducks on Tuesday night, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gilbert launched himself at Ritchie's back and into the boards during Tueday's game, leading to a player safety hearing and the subsequent suspension. Gilbert's play has been passable for Los Angeles this year, as he's posted three assists in eight games while averaging 16:31 of ice time, so this is less of a blow to fantasy owners than it is to the Kings, whose defense has been reeling since the loss of Brayden McNabb. He'll be eligible to return on November 10th in Montreal.

Tom Gilbert
D FA
1 year ago

Gilbert picked up an assist while skating 15:06 during Thursday's 4-3 overtime victory in Dallas.

EDGE Analysis

A healthy scratch in the season's first two games, Gilbert's gotten in the lineup twice in a row now and has surprisingly picked up a pair of helpers while seeing big power-play minutes. It's hard to see that continuing, though, as the 33-year-old blueliner has enjoyed precious little time on the man advantage over the past couple seasons and generally offers little on the offensive end. Indeed, he's equaled last year's point total already -- Gilbert notched a goal and an assist over 45 games with Montreal in 2015-16.

Tom Gilbert
D FA
1 year ago

Gilbert was benched for Friday's home game against the Flyers, NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gilbert also missed Wednesday's season opener against the Sharks, but there's no injury to report with the 33-year-old. It's likely going to take some time for the veteran defender to get his conditioning up to par following a long offseason rehabbing a knee ailment.

Tom Gilbert
D FA
1 year ago

Gilbert (knee) signed a one-year, $1.4 million deal with the Kings on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Gilbert is a steady and unspectacular, bottom-pairing defender who'll hopefully be better on the ice than in fantasy. He played just 45 games in 2015-16 because of a knee injury, and delivered just one goal and one assist.

Tom Gilbert
D FA
2 years ago

Gilbert had surgery on his left knee Wednesday and is expected to need six months to recover.

EDGE Analysis

The operation reportedly was performed by Dr. James Andrews, a renowned orthopedic surgeon in the sports world. Montreal was starting to rely more heavily on Gilbert, as he averaged 19:11 of ice time in nine February games -- more than a two-minute boost against his season average -- before sustaining the knee injury last Friday in a game against the Flyers. Greg Pateryn, who skated for 21:38 in the last game, could see the largest minutes boost on the blue line now that Gilbert is out of the picture.