Oleksy signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Penguins on Friday worth $575,00 at the NHL level, Stephen Whyno of AP Sports reports. The 30-year-old never actually made an appearance for the Penguins last season, and there's no guarantee that he'll be given that opportunity during the 2016-17 season either.
Oleksy was recalled from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Tuesday, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Oleksy hasn't seen any time in the NHL this season, but could have a legitimate shot at seeing action in playoffs with multiple Pens defensemen suffering from injuries. Even if that's the case, his ice time and fantasy upside will likely be limited given the other options along the blue line.
Oleksy was reassigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Thursday according to AHL transaction page. Oleksy's demotion likely means that the immigration issues for fellow blueliner Justin Schultz have been resolved. The 30-year-old has yet to appear in an NHL game for the Penguins. Barring injury, it's unlikely that trend will change for the remainder of the 2015-16 campaign.
Oleksy has been called up Tuesday by the Penguins. Oleksy has been logging some significant mileage of late after bouncing back and forth between Pittsburgh and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The team was in need of depth on the blue line after the Devils claimed David Warsofsky off waivers. Despite the promotions, the 30-year-old has yet to suit up for the Penguins this season, but has logged 45 games with the Baby Pens where he garnered 11 points and 78 PIM. Oleksy's fantasy value remains depressed as it is unclear if he will get on the ice at any point.
Oleksy was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette reports. The journeyman defenseman didn't appear in a game for the Penguins during his stint in the NHL, and played just one NHL game last season for the Washington Capitals. Oleksy is a gritty defenseman that can provide a team some additional depth on the blueline, but the Penguins have an excess of bodies on defense, so don't expect Oleksy to return to the NHL roster this season.
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