Noesen scored his sixth goal of the season in Friday's 6-4 loss against the Penguins. Noesen has scored in two of the past four games. While he has picked up the pace offensively over the past week, he is only worth a look in the deepest of fantasy pools for his semi-frequent trips to the penalty box lately.
Noesen has skated more than 13 minutes in four consecutive contests after eclipsing that mark in just three of his first nine appearances with the Devils. Noesen has been promoted to a third-line role, and he could stay in that position for the rest of the season with New Jersey further depleting its forward depth at the trade deadline. The 24-year-old has two goals and two assists in 13 games since being claimed off waivers from Anaheim.
Noesen was snatched off waivers from the Ducks on Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. The good news for Noesen is that he will finally stop bouncing between Anaheim and AHL San Diego, but he will have to relocate to the East Coast. With the Devils dealing with a handle of injuries, this move will allow them to boost their depth down the middle of their lineup. In order to create space on the 23-man roster, New Jersey placed Beau Bennett (lower body) on injured reserve.
Noesen was placed on waivers Tuesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Noesen has been constantly moving between the NHL and AHL this season, with this transaction just the latest in the Ducks ongoing salary cap moves. If the 23-year-old goes unclaimed, which seems likely considering he has just 14 career contests under his belt, he will almost certainly be sent down to the minors. Until the center can secure a consistent spot in the 23-man roster, he will offer very limited fantasy value.
The Ducks recalled Noesen from AHL San Diego on Thursday. Noesen has notched a single goal while averaging just 6:49 of ice time in nine games with the big club this season, so he isn't worth consideration in daily or season-long fantasy formats. The 23-year-old pivot is nothing more than a depth option for the Ducks at this stage in his career.
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