Lazar (upper body) is projected to be a healthy scratch for Thursday night's matchup with the Canadiens. It would appear that Lazar is healthy enough to play, but the Flames likely can't find a place in their current lineup to slot him. As a result, Lazar's Calgary debut will have to wait at least one more game. From a fantasy perspective, he's played in only 33 games this season and has only one assist to show for it, so he should be very far off the radar for the majority of owners.
Lazar (upper body) will sit out again Sunday against the Islanders, Wes Gilbertson of Postmedia reports. Despite being dealt to the Flames as the calendar flipped to March, Lazar will miss out on his first two opportunities to draw in with his new club. Calgary will employ the same lines for a second straight contest, making the youngster's next chance to play Thursday against the Canadiens. Even when healthy, he's no lock to be in the everyday lineup considering his one point through 33 games this season. However, his move to a club with less forward depth could result in a bit more ice time.
Lazar (upper body) will not debut with the Flames on Friday, Kristen Odland of Postmedia reports. Lazar is rounding out his recovery from an upper-body ailment while getting used to a new environment following his trade from Ottawa as part of Wednesday's deadline frenzy. After producing six goals and 14 assists with the Senators in 2015-16, Lazar fell out of favor with that club this season, managing only an assist for his lone point in 33 games before getting dealt. In order for him to carry any fantasy value, garnering more than 10 minutes of ice time per game would be a vital first step. One would think he'll at least be able to spell 33-year-old Matt Stajan from time to time.
General manager Pierre Dorion said the team is not going to deal Lazar (upper body) before Wednesday's trade deadline unless it's a good deal, Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia reports. The GM said the team invested a lot in Lazar, and apparently he is still in their plans. The team brought in Alex Burrows and Viktor Stalberg for depth down the stretch, adding to the logjam at forward and making it even more difficult for the 2013 first-round pick to draw into the lineup. Still, it sounds like Lazar will be staying put. On a positive note, Lazar was able to skate in practice on Wednesday, although he is likely to continue on as a scratch even when healthy.
Lazar (upper body) was traded to the Flames by the Senators along with Mike Kostka for a second-round pick and defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka on Wednesday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. GM Pierre Dorion said ahead of the deadline that he wouldn't deal Lazar unless it was a good deal, and apparently he felt this one qualified as the right price for the 2013 first-rounder, who's just returned to the ice from his upper-body ailment. Lazar has been absolutely worthless for fantasy purposes this year -- one lonely assist and a minus-10 rating in 33 games -- but perhaps he'll see more opportunity with Calgary. He could also find himself spending some time in the AHL to refine his game.
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