The Hurricanes have signed Lee Stempniak to a two-year deal worth $5 million ($2.5M AAV).
Stempniak’s tour around the NHL continues as he has now signed with his 10th NHL team and seventh in the last four seasons. Despite moving around frequently, his offensive ability has remained consistent. He is coming off of a great season, where he recorded 19 goals and 32 assists (51 points) in 82 games with the Devils (63) and the Bruins (19). Stempniak figures to play a top-6 role in Carolina.
The Bruins have acquired Lee Stempniak from the Devils for two draft picks.
Stempniak, 33, is no stranger to being traded at the deadline and will now report to his ninth different NHL team. Stempniak rejuvenated his career in New Jersey this season, picking up 16 goals and 25 assists (41 points) in 63 games and now finds himself in Boston where he looks to continue that strong pace.
Stempniak (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Islanders.
Stempniak missed Saturday's practice with an illness and his status for today's game in uncertain. The Devils and Islanders faceoff at 5 p.m ET so they won't have a morning skate, so we likely won't get an update on Stempniak's status until a few hours before the game or in warmups.
The Jets have traded Carl Klingberg to the Rangers for Lee Stempniak.
Stempniak has scored nine goals with nine assists (18 points) in 53 games with the Rangers this season. This could be just a cap-dump, but it is not a big one considering Stempniak’s cap-hit is just $900K. He should play a consistent bottom-6 role with Winnipeg.
Stempniak (mumps) is back in the Rangers lineup tonight.
There were some rumblings that Stempniak would be back in the lineup tonight, but coach Alain Vigneault would not confirm that this morning. Stempniak is on the ice for warmups, skating with Kevin Hayes and Carl Hagelin.
Rangers confirm that Stempniak has tested positive for mumps.
Stempniak has missed the last two games with an illness that has been diagnosed as mumps. Despite having the virus, Stempniak skated on his own this morning and is expected to join the team on Tuesday. That suggests that he is past the infectious stage.
Stempniak will be isolated from the team for five days and is being tested for mumps.
Stempniak is expected to be isolated from the team until Tuesday which means he will likely miss the next three games and won’t be back until after the Christmas break. The Rangers are already without Derick Brassard who is out with mumps.
The Rangers signed Lee Stempniak to a one-year, $900K deal.
Stempniak, 31, had 12 goals and 22 assists (34 points) in 73 games between the Flames and Penguins last season. He provides the Rangers with depth at right wing, but likely won't play a big enough role to have a fantasy impact in 2014-15.
Stempniak has arrived in San Jose, but no official word if he will play tonight.
It is believed that when Stempniak makes his was into the Penguins lineup, that he will skate on a line with Chris Kunitz and Sidney Crosby. Nothing has been confirmed by coach Bylsma, so we will wait for warmups to determine if he even plays tonight vs. the Coyotes.
The Flames have traded Lee Stempniak to the Penguins for a third-round pick.
The Penguins were shopping for a winger that can replace Pascal Dupuis, who was lost for the season. with a knee injury. Stempniak is expected to replace Brian Gibbons on Sidney Crosby's wing, which will obviously make him an intriguing pick-up. Stempniak has eight goals and 15 assists in 52 games this season. Despite likely landing on a line with Crosby, he has not scored 20 goals since 2006-07. He makes for a speculative add in 12-team leagues.