• Jets Assign Festerling To AHL St. John's

    News: The Jets activated Brett Festerling (upper body) from injured reserve and sent him to AHL St. John's on Tuesday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
    Analysis: Brett Festerling appeared in five games with the Jets in early November before landing on IR. He'll likely be a candidate to be recalled once he is back at full speed.
  • Jets' Festerling Skating Again

    News: Brett Festerling (upper body) has resumed skating, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
    Analysis: Brett Festerling skated without a no-contact jersey Friday, so it appears he is close to returning to action. Consider him a possibility for Saturday's game against the Devils.
  • Jets' Festerling Suffers Upper Body Injury

    News: Brett Festerling suffered an upper body injury at Friday's practice, the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
    Analysis: The extent of the injury is not known, but head coach Claude Noel noted that Brett Festerling is likely to miss some time. Festerling will be replaced in the Jets' lineup by Paul Postma.
  • Thrashers Acquire Festerling

    News: The Habs have traded Festerling to Atlanta for goalie Drew MacIntyre, reports TSN's Bob McKenzie.
    Analysis: Festerling is entirely unremarkable from a fantasy perspective. This is the second time he's been traded this year (and, interestingly, the last player he was traded for, Maxim Lapierre, was also traded Monday). He'll probably head to the AHL and will provide support in case any of the Thrashers' defensemen go down.
  • Habs Acquire Festerling From Ducks

    News: Festerling was traded to the Ducks for Maxim Lapierre, Jeff Marek of CBC.ca reports.
    Analysis: He's a depth blueliner for his new organization and is likely to spend his immediate future with the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL) until the Habs have a need for another blueliner.
  • Ducks Send Festerling to AHL

    News: The Ducks reassigned Festerling to Syracuse (AHL) on Thursday, the team's official site reports.
    Analysis: Anaheim recalled Festerling after Andy Sutton fractured his thumb, but now that Toni Lydman (double vision) has been cleared to play, the extra blueliner is no longer needed.
  • Ducks Recall Festerling

    News: The Ducks recalled Festerling from AHL Syracuse on Saturday, the team's official site reports.
    Analysis: Fellow defenseman Andy Sutton fractured his thumb in Friday's game against Detroit, so Festerling will provide some blue-line depth while Sutton is out.
  • Ducks Festerling Clears Waivers

    News: Festerling cleared waivers Friday, according to the Orange County Register.
    Analysis: Festerling will be assigned to Syracuse of the AHL. He'll be called up once the Ducks need help on their blue line.
  • Ducks Place Festerling on Waivers

    News: The Ducks placed Festerling on waivers Thursday, the team's official site reports.
    Analysis: Festerling had played in just one preseason game and was unable to carve out a role as blue-line depth in Anaheim. He'll report to the AHL if he clears waivers.
  • Ducks call up four from minors

    News: The Ducks have recalled D Brett Festerling, D Brendan Mikkelson, RW Dan Sexton and G Timo Pielmeier from the minors.
    Analysis: Apart from Sexton, who is a decent prospect, the rest of these players are pretty much just organizational depth and are likely only up to increase the numbers at practice until the Olympics are over. Continue to ignore them in Fantasy play.