Cramarossa (foot) is having trouble walking and is unlikely to play the rest of the Canucks' road trip. It appears that the ailment Cramarossa sustained will be enough to keep him out multiple games, making him the seventh Vancouver forward dealing with an injury of some kind. Regardless, the 24-year-old hasn't posted a point since Feb. 14, so he is not on the fantasy radar in the majority of formats.
Cramarossa missed practice Wednesday due to a right foot injury, Dave Tomlinson of TSN 1040 reports. Cramarossa reportedly sustained the injury after getting in the way of a shot during Tuesday's overtime win over the Blackhawks. The rookie winger, who has 10 points in 49 games, will be reevaluated ahead of Thursday's road match with the Blues.
Cramarossa was claimed off waivers by Vancouver on Wednesday, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reports. While hockey fans are mostly interested in seeing which NHL stars swap jerseys ahead of Wednesday's trade deadline, minor transactions such as this one involving Cramarossa commonly transpire. Simply put, the Canadian forward didn't get enough rink run with the Ducks, as he averaged a mere 9:49 of ice time over 49 games. However, he's likely to be thrown into the mix with the Canucks immediately, as the team has had to hold several players out of the starting lineup due to the mumps.
The Ducks waived Cramarossa on Tuesday, ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun reports. Cramarossa has only notched 10 points while averaging just under 10 minutes of ice time in 49 games with the Ducks this season, so this move doesn't come as much of a surprise. The 24-year-old forward will likely be assigned to AHL San Diego if he passes through waivers unclaimed.
Cramarossa scored the only goal during Tuesday's win over Minnesota. It was the first goal in 16 games for the 24-year-old forward, and with just four tallies and 10 points through 45 games this season, Cramarossa's fantasy value is limited. It's safe to leave him to the waiver wire in seasonal leagues and fade him in daily contests.
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