Vernon Fiddler
C FA
2 months ago

Fiddler announced his retirement from the NHL on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Primarily a checking center, Fiddler managed 261 points in 877 games over a 14-year NHL career. Fiddler suited up for Phoenix, Dallas, New Jersey, and twice for Nashville -- the team that he began and finished his career with.

Vernon Fiddler
C FA
6 months ago

Fiddler is expected to sit out Game 3 in favor of Harry Zolnierczyk against the Penguins on Saturday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fiddler hasn't exactly thrived in playoff action over the course of his career, posting just 13 points with a cumulative minus-16 rating over 51 games. The Preds will hope that the move to Zolnierczyk invigorates the fourth line.

Vernon Fiddler
C FA
7 months ago

Fiddler was ejected for a knee-on-knee hit on Blues defenseman Colton Parayko in Friday's Game 2 loss.

EDGE Analysis

The NHL's Department of Player Safety will take a closer look at this play, which resulted in a kneeing major and game misconduct for Fiddler, who happened to be the one to provide the game-winning goal for the Predators in the series opener Wednesday.

Vernon Fiddler
C FA
7 months ago

Fiddler scored the game-winning goal in the third period against St. Louis in Game 1 on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

After sitting in the press box for all four games of Round 1, Fiddler drew into the lineup and came up huge for the Preds. The veteran logged just 8:51 of ice time and didn't play in any special-team situations, so while his timely heroics made an impact Wednesday, it's probably safe to continue fading Fiddler in all fantasy settings going forward.

Vernon Fiddler
C FA
7 months ago

Fiddler could be a healthy scratch for Game 1 against the Blackhawks on Thursday, NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fiddler's playing status is said to be contingent on the availability of Calle Jarnkrok, who is dealing with a lower-body injury, but either way, the journeyman is not going to be an attractive option for folks in playoff pools since he only mustered four points in 59 games split between the Devils and Preds in the regular season.

Vernon Fiddler
C FA
8 months ago

Fiddler (upper body) will not play Saturday against the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Fiddler has managed just one goal in 20 games since his trade from the Devils this season. If you are in contention for a fantasy title and have him rostered, we'd be interested in your secrets.

Vernon Fiddler
C FA
8 months ago

Fiddler won't suit up for Thursday's away game against the Stars due to an upper-body injury.

EDGE Analysis

Fiddler has no points in the last 10 games he's played for the Preds, so his absence isn't likely to be noticed by the majority of fantasy owners. Austin Watson will center Nashville's fourth line with Fiddler sidelined.

Vernon Fiddler
C FA
9 months ago

Fiddler has a single goal in 13 games since joining the Predators in early February.

EDGE Analysis

Fiddler has been centering the Preds' fourth line and averaging just 10 minutes of ice time since the Devils traded him to Nashville. Needless to say, he does not make for an attractive fantasy play in the majority of leagues at the present time.

Vernon Fiddler
C FA
10 months ago

Fiddler has been traded to the Nashville Predators for a 2017 fourth-round pick, Adam Vingan of the Tennessean reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fiddler only has three points in 39 games, so this may not make much of a difference for the Predators. Given the relative rosters of these two teams, it seems unlikely Fiddler will have a bigger role with Nashville than he had with New Jersey.

Vernon Fiddler
C FA
10 months ago

Fiddler (lower body) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The injury prevented Fiddler from playing at all this month, but that will change Saturday as the Devils have reassigned Blake Coleman to the minors to make room for the veteran pivot on the fourth line. Fiddler managed to clear the 20-point barrier in each of his last three seasons with the Stars, but life in New Jersey hasn't been so kind to the 36-year-old, as he's posted a mere there points against a minus-7 rating in 35 games this campaign.