Smith left last Frida’s game vs. the Red Wings with a concussion and is expected to miss some time, starting with tomorrow’s game vs. the Maple Leafs. With Smith out, Nick Bjugstad will move up in to the top-6.
The Panthers signed Reilly Smith to a five-year deal worth $25 million ($5M AAV).
Smith, 25, had a great debut season in Florida, registering 25 goals and 25 assists (50 points) in 82 games and an ultra-impressive eight points (4G / 4A) in six playoff games. Smith has only missed one game in his first three full NHL seasons and has already turned in two 20-plus goal seasons. He has a top-6 role for a good team and should have a shot at 30 goals in 2016-17.
The Bruins have signed Reilly Smith to a two-year, $6.85M contract extension.
Smith, 23, was set to become a restricted free agent in the offseason. After a breakout season in 2013-14, Smith has regressed a little bit, but has still managed to register 12 games and 23 assists (35 points) in 63 games.
Smith has been moved to the Bruins fourth line on Wednesday.
After a breakout season (20G / 31A) in 2013-14, Smith has just two goals and two assists through 11 games this season, despite playing slightly more and his shooting percentage (13.3%) remaining in-line with last season. The 23-year-old is a good scorer, but he will have to work his way back into the top-6 to be a consistent fantasy contributor.
The Bruins' signed Reilly Smith to a one-year, $1.4 million deal.
Smith, 23, was originally considered a 'throw-in' in the Tyler Seguin trade, but showed that he is much more than that. He had 20 goals and 31 assists (51 points) in 82 games in his debut season with the Bruins. Smith will be an even more important part of the Bruins' top-6 this season after the departure of Jarome Iginla.
Smith moved up to the second line on Satruday and will stay there vs. the Red Wings.
As soon as Smith was moved to a line with Patrice Bergeron and Loui Eriksson he recorded an assist on his first shift. He had just nine points in 37 games with the Stars last season, so he might not become a fantasy option. However, he is worth keeping an eye on him when he is playing with players as skilled as Eriksson and Bergeron.
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, July 4, that the club has acquired forwards Loui Eriksson, Matt Fraser, Reilly Smith and defenseman Joe Morrow from the Dallas Stars in exchange for forwards Rich Peverley, Tyler Seguin and defenseman Ryan Button.
Smith does not expect to have any fantasy significance.
Dallas Stars recall forward Reilly Smith from AHL on emergency conditions
The guess is that neither Alex Chiasson (shoulder) nor Lane MacDermid (upper body) will be ready to go Thursday. Or, if either is questionable, the Stars would like to have Smith at practice Wednesday and ready to go on Thursday vs. Vancouver.