• Bruins Land Beleskey

    News: The Bruins signed Matt Beleskey to five-year contract on Wednesday, TSN.ca reports.
    Analysis: Per the report, the deal is worth $19 million, with an average annual value of $3.8 million. The 27-year-old Matt Beleskey, who notched a career-high 22 goals with the Ducks in 2014-15, while adding 10 assists in 65 games, slots in as a top-six forward for the B's, a role that should allow him to retain fantasy utility in his new uniform. He'll be counted on to help replace fellow left winger Milan Lucic, who was recently traded to the Kings.
  • Ducks, Beleskey Can't Reach Agreement

    News: Ducks GM Bob Murray acknowledged Tuesday that Matt Beleskey will become a free agent on July 1 after the team's best offer was rejected, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.
    Analysis: In a weak free-agent class, Matt Beleskey figures to be one of the more highly sought-after wingers, which will likely price out the cap-conscious Ducks. Beleskey's value was almost exclusively tied to his ability to finish off feeds from top-line studs Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf, so there likely won't be too many destinations league-wide that would project as more favorable for his production. That being said, it's hard to fault Beleskey for making what looks to be a solid decision from a financial standpoint in electing to pursue free agency.
  • Ducks' Beleskey Nets Overtime Winner

    News: Matt Beleskey gave the Ducks a 3-2 series edge over the Blackhawks with his early-overtime winner in Game 5 on Monday.
    Analysis: Matt Beleskey increased his postseason goal total to seven with his biggest tally of the season so far. After his team squandered a two-goal lead late in regulation, Beleskey finished off a two-on-one started by Ryan Kesler just 45 seconds into the overtime period. Beleskey has thrived in the playoffs despite not spending much time on the top line, which he did in the regular season. Instead, Beleskey has been able to add some punch to a second line with Jakob Silfverberg and Ryan Kesler, giving his team even more scoring depth.
  • Point Streak Hits Six Games For Ducks' Beleskey

    News: Matt Beleskey pushed his point streak to six games with an assist in Sunday's Game 1 victory over the Blackhawks.
    Analysis: After registering a goal in each of the five second-round games against the Flames, Matt Beleskey served as a setup man in the Western Conference Finals opener, earning a secondary helper on Hampus Lindholm's first-period tally. Beleskey isn't being used on the Ryan Getzlaf-Corey Perry line, but a role on the second trio with Ryan Kesler and the red-hot Jakob Silfverberg has been an almost equally favorable situation in the playoffs.
  • Ducks' Beleskey Scores GWG In Game 4

    News: Matt Beleskey scored for the fourth straight game Friday, netting the game-winning goal in Game 4 against the Flames.
    Analysis: What a series this man is having. Matt Beleskey has scored in every game of the second round and has fired 11 shots on goal in that span. Skating on the second line with Ryan Kesler, the 26-year-old has notched two-game-winning goals and is contributing on the power play. If the Ducks can continue to get production from guys not named Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, the Stanley Cup Final isn't out of the realm of possibility.
  • Ducks' Beleskey Scores GWG In Game 2

    News: Matt Beleskey scored the game-winning goal in Game 2 against Calgary.
    Analysis: It was an all-around productive night for Matt Beleskey, who also finished with four hits and five shots on goal. While he's no longer playing on the top line, the 26-year-old is skating on the second line with Ryan Kesler and has scored in back-to-back games. Considering he's seeing power play time and potted 22 goals in the regular season, it's fair to assume Beleskey might find twine a few more times this postseason. With seven shots on goal in Round 2 thus far, things appear to be trending upwards for Beleskey.
  • Ducks' Beleskey Nets Goal In Game 1

    News: Matt Beleskey notched a goal in Thursday's Game 1 win over the Flames.
    Analysis: Matt Beleskey kicked off the scoring for Anaheim midway through the first period, when Kyle Palmieri fielded a carom off the boards and dished it out to the winger, who buried the puck past a helpless Jonas Hiller. It's the first goal and point in six games for Beleskey, who finished the regular season third on the Ducks with 22 markers. Many of those tallies came when he was a member of the top line next to Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, but with Patrick Maroon since replacing him, Beleskey's fantasy value appears to be on the decline.
  • Ducks' Beleskey Likely Back In Wednesday

    News: Matt Beleskey (lower body) is likely back in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Stars.
    Analysis: Matt Beleskey missed the last three games with the injury, but was skating on the Ducks' second line next to Ryan Kesler and Kyle Palmieri without incident at Wednesday's morning skate. The 26-year-old has been an unheralded, but steady contributor in the Ducks' top-six ranks this season, accruing 22 goals, 32 points, and a plus-15 rating.
  • Ducks' Beleskey Skates On Top Line At Practice

    News: Matt Beleskey (lower body) skated on the top line at Monday's practice, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
    Analysis: It's a promising sign that Matt Beleskey might return to the lineup Wednesday against the Stars, but coach Bruce Boudreau has yet to comment on the matter. There should be a better read on the situation following Wednesday's morning skate.
  • Ducks' Beleskey (Lower Body) Out Again Friday

    News: Matt Beleskey (lower body) will not play in Friday's game against the Avalanche, the Orange County Register reports.
    Analysis: Matt Beleskey will miss a third consecutive game, but with the Ducks not playing again until Wednesday against Dallas, this could mark the end of the winger's absence. Jiri Sekac has been skating alongside Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry on the first line.