McKegg was claimed off waivers from Florida on Monday, Pierre LeBrun of ESPN reports. The 2010 third-round pick can fill a bottom-six role and provide some additional forward depth to his new team. McKegg has played 50 games in his NHL career, including 31 in 2016-17, tallying five goals and three assists.
McKegg was put on waivers Sunday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. The winger has a paltry six points in 33 games in the NHL this season, so he hasn't been much of a scoring threat. If he clears waivers, and with his scoring output he should, he'll head to AHL Springfield.
McKegg has spent five of the last seven games as a healthy scratch. With just six points in 31 contests this year, it's not surprising that McKegg has been banished to the press box to make room for the Panthers' big guns that recently returned from injury (Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau and Nick Bjugstad). With an average ice time of 10:13 and no redeeming stats to make up for his minuscule production, McKegg isn't likely to become fantasy relevant in the near future.
McKegg (upper body) will return to the Panthers' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Flames. McKegg's return to action will undoubtedly solidify the Panthers' bottom-six forward group. However, with just four points (two goals, two assists) in 23 games this season, the 24-year-old pivot isn't a practical option in season-long fantasy formats.
McKegg (upper body) will remain sidelined for the next two games, Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel reports. McKegg has missed the last two games with the ailment and, according to this assessment, he could be ready to go when the Panthers begin their four-game road trip in Calgary on Tuesday. The Ontario native would likely slot back into his bottom-six role upon his return, and that doesn't make him a very appealing fantasy option going forward.
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