Niclas Havelid

D / New Jersey Devils / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None

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  • Havelid no longer part of NHL

    News: Free agent defenseman Niclas Havelid has signed a contract with Linkoping HC of the Elitserein (Sweden).
    Analysis: Havelid played in the SEL in 2004-05 and for many years before coming to the NHL in 1999, so it will be like a homecoming of sorts. It's just very shocking to see him leave the NHL game at this stage since he still has a few years left in the tank. Havelid's offensive prowess did drop the last few seasons and so did his Fantasy value. He could return to the NHL at some point, but it's safe to ignore him in all Fantasy formats.
  • Havelid gets back on the ice

    News: Devils D Niclas Havelid (lower body) returned to action Saturday afternoon against Carolina. He took four shots on goal and finished with an assist. He also finished the game with a plus-two rating.
    Analysis: Havelid got a chance to play in the regular season finale and appears to be ready for the playoffs. He never quite made the impact New Jersey had hoped for when he was picked up before the trade deadline from Atlanta. Havelid's offensive prowess has declined the last few seasons and the veteran defenseman will be a low-end option on Draft Day 2009 no matter where he signs in the offseason.
  • Havelid held out vs. Senators

    News: Devils D Niclas Havelid (lower body) did not return to the lineup Thursday against the Senators. He has missed the last three games and remains questionable for Saturday against the Hurricanes.
    Analysis: Havelid might play during Saturday's season finale against the Hurricanes or get another game to rest up for the playoffs. He hasn't quite made the impact New Jersey had hoped for when he was picked up before the trade deadline from Atlanta. Havelid's offensive prowess has declined the last few seasons and the veteran defenseman will be a low-end option on Draft Day 2009 no matter where he signs in the offseason.
  • Havelid held out a second game

    News: Devils D Niclas Havelid missed a second straight game Tuesday against the Maple Leafs with a lower-body injury. He remains questionable for Thursday against the Senators.
    Analysis: Havelid has no goals, three assists and a minus-4 rating in 14 games since joining the Devils' lineup at the trade deadline. He really hasn't made the offensive impact many envisioned, and as expected, hasn't taken as many shifts either. Havelid's Fantasy value hasn't increased moving to a contender and remains a very low-end Fantasy option.
  • Havelid out with lower-body injury

    News: The Sports Xchange reports Devils D Niclas Havelid missed Saturday game against the Sabres with lower-body soreness. "We want to make sure we don't fool around with it," Devils coach Brent Sutter said.
    Analysis: Havelid has no goals, three assists and a minus-4 rating in 14 games since joining the Devils' lineup at the trade deadline. He really hasn't made the offensive impact many envisioned, and as expected, hasn't taken as many shifts either. Havelid's Fantasy value hasn't increased moving to a contender and remains a very low-end Fantasy option.
  • Havelid gets first Jersey point

    News: According to The Sports Xchange, Devils D Niclas Havelid played his second game with the Devils and notched his first point, an assist, with his new team on Tuesday against the Flames. "When you win you feel good about yourself," he said after registering a plus-1 and assisting on Brian Rolston's power-play goal. "You just try to feel comfortable out there."
    Analysis: Havelid has gone from a typically cellar-dwelling team like the Thrashers to a legitimate Cup contender in the Devils. The veteran defenseman has two goals and 14 assists on the season as he hasn't been as good of an offensive blue liner since signing with Atlanta in 2005-06. He was a developing presence with the Ducks and could rekindle his game on a top contender like the Devils. Havelid still has low-end Fantasy appeal at this time, but his value could increase if he proves to be effective with his new team.
  • Devils acquire Havelid in trade

    News: The New Jersey Devils added an experienced defenseman two days before the NHL trade deadline, acquiring Niclas Havelid from the Atlanta Thrashers for rookie defenseman Anssi Salmela. "Niclas Havelid is a veteran defenseman who brings a wealth of experience to our hockey team," Devils general manager and president Lou Lamoriello said in a statement on Monday.
    Analysis: Havelid is set to become a free agent in the offseason and it has been well speculated that he would get traded. It finally happened Monday. The veteran defenseman has two goals and 13 assists in 63 games. He hasn't been as good of an offensive blue liner since signing with Atlanta in 2005-06. He was a developing presence with the Ducks and could rekindle his game on a top contender like the Devils. Havelid still has low-end Fantasy appeal at this time, but this trade increase his value.
  • Havelid likely to be traded

    News: The Calgary Sun reports the Thrashers have been shopping defensemen Ron Hainsey and Niclas Havelid. Both players are expected to be traded as the March 4 deadline approaches.
    Analysis: Havelid is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the season and Atlanta is willing to shed his $2.7 million salary. The veteran defenseman got off to a hot start under first-year coach John Anderson, but then cooled off. He has struggled offensively over the last three seasons, so a chance of scenery could do Havelid some good. Until we see where he lands, Havelid has low-end Fantasy appeal.
  • Havelid scores for second time

    News: For the second time this season, Ducs D Niclas Havelid has scored a goal. This goal came against the Ducks in what turned out to be an 8-4 victory. He now has 13 points on the season with 11 assists to go with his two goals.
    Analysis: Havelid is clearly not a goalscorer and not much of an offensive weapon overall. He has been the subject of trade rumors recently and could be on his way out of Atlanta. No matter where he plays, he's only a low-end option.
  • Havelid has first point in 16 games

    News: Thrashers D Niclas Havelid assisted on Slava Kozlov's goal Tuesday against the Lightning for his first point 16 games.
    Analysis: Havelid's name has popped up in trade rumors and he might not finish the season with Atlanta. He has been a disappointing Fantasy option after a fast start to the season and just doesn't have much appeal at this time.
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