Quincey picked up a goal with a plus-1 rating, a minor penalty and a hit in Sunday's 3-2 loss against the Capitals. Quincey has managed just six goals and 15 points this season, but two goals and three points have come over the past five outings. Despite the slight uptick in production, he still cannot be trusted outside of deeper fantasy pools.
Quincey will watch Tuesday's game against the Devils from the press box, per Tom Reed of The Columbus Dispatch. Quincey faced his former Devils team Sunday, picking up four hits with two PIM and a plus-1 rating, but he'll reportedly give way to rookie Markus Nutivaara in this next contest. However, neither player carries much weight in the fantasy realm, as they figure to continue rotating on the third pair with Ryan Murray.
The Devils traded Quincey to the Blue Jackets on Wednesday in exchange for fellow defenseman Dalton Prout, The Columbus Dispatch reports. Quincey will settle in with his fifth different NHL organization since entering the league with Detroit in 2005-06. Fortunately for him, he's been acquired by a playoff contender, though it comes with the tradeoff of learning a new system. Quincey is perpetually banged up, and his output of 12 points in 53 games with the Devils this season hasn't caused a stir in the fantasy realm, so it's quite reasonable to leave him on the waiver wire despite the change of landscape.
Quincey will be held out of Monday's tilt with Montreal, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports. The seasoned defender has reportedly been the subject of various trade discussions ahead of Wednesday's deadline, and the Devils will protect their asset by keeping him out of the lineup. New Jersey next plays Thursday in Washington, so whether Quincey's a member of the Devils or not will be resolved by then. John Moore will take Quincey's place in the lineup.
Quincey (upper body) will make his return to the lineup Tuesday against Ottawa, Andrew Gross of The Record reports. The veteran defenseman has been sidelined for the team's last six games, and will skate with Damon Severson on the second pairing. Quincey has never provided much offense, but is a reliable defender who isn't afraid to sacrifice his body, as evidenced by his 71 hits and 69 blocked shots through 51 games in 2016-17.
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