Reinhart has been selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, John Shannon of Sportsnet reports. A colossal bust over the course of his brief NHL career, Reinhart will get a fresh start in Vegas. Selected fourth overall by the Islanders in the 2012 Entry Draft, Reinhart was eventually traded to Edmonton for a draft pick that the Isles used to select top prospect Mathew Barzal. It's a trade that the Oilers' brass could regret for years to come. As for Reinhart, he has no goals and two assists in 37 career NHL games. His defensive play is erratic, and he's shown below-average puck skills. While he's young enough at 23 that it makes sense for Vegas to take a chance on him, fantasy owners shouldn't expect much.
Reinhart has been recalled from Bakersfield of the American Hockey Leagues. Reinhart appears to be an insurance callup in case Oscar Klefbom (lower leg) is unable to participate in Game 3 of Edmonton's first-round playoff series against the Sharks. Reinhart, 23, has 21 points with the Condors this season.
Reinhart was reassigned to AHL Bakersfield on Sunday. Reinhart has totaled 11 points (five goals, four assists) with the team's AHL affiliate this season, but has yet to see any action at the top level this season. It's unlikely he will obtain a significant role with the Oilers this season, so he can safely be avoided in the vast majority of fantasy leagues.
Reinhart was called up from AHL Bakersfield on Saturday. Forward Jujhar Khaira (upper body) and defenseman Matt Benning (undisclosed) were both placed on injured reserve Saturday, so the Oilers decided to patch the holes with Reinhart and another blue-line prospect in Jordan Oesterle. If you're looking for the bread and butter in Reinhart's game, it's in the form of blocked shots -- he's redirected 46 of those in 29 games this season.
Reinhart is in Edmonton getting his back looked at by Dr. Naidu, Bob Stauffer of 630 CHED reports. Reinhart has played in only four games for AHL Bakersfield this season, likely due to the issue with his back, and the 22-year-old will now seek a medical diagnosis so he can correct the problem. The No. 4 overall pick in the 2012 draft has yet to have a significant impact at the NHL level but given his age, there's no telling what the blueliner might have in store down the road.
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