Stoll was let go from his professional tryout agreement by the Blue Jackets on Monday, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports. Stoll saw a significant drop in production last season, just nine points in 80 contests, which no doubt factored into the center being unable to secure anything more than a PTO over the summer. The young talent down the middle in Columbus was likely the reason he was unable to lock in a roster spot. Stoll hasn't played in the minors since 2004-05 with the Edmonton Roadrunners, but may have to pursue that route if he wants to continue his professional career. Needless to say, fantasy owners will want to look elsewhere for a sleeper pick in their lineups.
Stoll returned to the Blue Jackets training camp following a death in his family, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports. Stoll is reportedly good to go for Columbus' preseason matchup against St. Louis. The 34-year-old defender is currently signed to a professional tryout agreement and is performance in the team's upcoming preseason games could determine whether he secures an Opening Night roster spot.
Stoll will attend Blue Jackets training camp on a tryout. After playing with the Rangers and Wild, Stoll will have a chance for his third team in two years when he tries out for Columbus. After only putting up nine points on 49 shots last year, the 34-year-old wouldn't bring top-six talent to the Jackets, but he could provide a valuable veteran locker room presence.
Stoll was a healthy scratch in Sunday's loss to St. Louis. Head coach John Torchetti said he wanted to make changes to the Wild's penalty kill where Stoll had been on the ice for 10 power-play goals in the past 15 games, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Stoll may just sit out one game while Torchetti experiments with new lineups, but it creates uncertainty about his role going forward.
Stoll scored his first goal as a member of the Wild in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Ducks. It took Stoll 17 games to score his first goal with Minnesota, and it could easily take him at least as many to get his next. The fourth-line center is mostly off the fantasy radar with just five points in 46 games between the Rangers and Wild this season.
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