• Boston Trades For Ouellet

    News: Boston received Michel Ouellet and a fifth-round pick in exchange for Benoit Pouliot on Saturday, BostonBruins.com reports.
    Analysis: Michel Ouellet has been fairly productive in the AHL in recent years, but the fact that he has mostly been out of the NHL since 2007 means he probably won't do anything especially noteworthy with Boston.
  • Bolts' Ouellet Clears Waivers

    News: Michel Ouellet cleared waivers Wednesday and will report to Norfolk of the AHL.
    Analysis: He may get a call-up at some point in the season but we'll need to see immediate production even then to consider him as a waiver recommendation.
  • Bolts' Waive Ouellet

    News: Michel Ouellet was waived Sunday for the purpose of sending him to the minors, reports Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times.
    Analysis: He was looking for a second chance at the NHL but he'll have to earn that riding the buses in the AHL.
  • Bolts' Ouellet Eager To Get NHL Career Back On Track

    News: Michel Ouellet is eager to re-establish his NHL reputation after spending the last two seasons in Europe, reports the St. Petersburg Times.
    Analysis: "It's a second chance for me," he said. He last played in Tampa in 2007-08 but was limited to 64 games because of a dislocated shoulder. He'll need to work fast at camp because there's only one spot open and about seven or eight other guys vying for the same jersey. Camp opens Friday.
  • Bolts Lure Ouellet Back To NHL

    News: Ouellet is returning to North America on a one-year deal with the Lightning, reports the Tampa Tribune. It's a two-way deal.
    Analysis: He spent the last two seasons playing in Switzerland and Germany so the return to smaller ice could prove to be a challenge. The competitive level overseas -- particularly in those two countries -- isn't near that of the NHL. Expect him to start in the AHL and get occasional call-ups. Ouellet last played for Vancouver but was a Bolt prior to that. He has 52 goals and 116 points in 190 NHL games.
  • Ouellet has 11 January points in AHL

    News: Canucks minor league forward Michel Ouellet is making the most of his time with Manitoba of the AHL. He has totaled five goals, six assists and a plus-7 rating in 11 January games. His season total stands at 13 goals, 26 assists and a plus-13 rating in 41 appearances.
    Analysis: Ouellet spent some time earlier this season with the Canucks, but when he failed to produce he was sent to the minors. Ouellet has had some success in the past in the NHL, but just can't seem to crack a roster at this point. It's safe to ignore him in Fantasy until further notice.
  • Ouellet sent down to AHL

    News: The Canucks sent down LW Michel Ouellet to the AHL on Wednesday.
    Analysis: Ouellet has shown some decent offensive flair over his career in the NHL, but he has never been able to sustain for long periods and that is why he appears to be organizational depth at this time. Ouellet is not worth owing while he's in the minors.
  • Ouellet removed from top line

    News: The Sports Xchange reports RW Michel Ouellet's shot to play on the Canucks' top line with C Henrik Sedin and LW Daniel Sedin didn't last long. After two periods, he spent most of the third period on the bench Thursday against Phoenix and was on the checking line with C Ryan Kesler and LW Alex Burrows on Saturday against Minnesota. His next stop may be back in the AHL because RW Jannik Hansen is skating and, after missing four games with a groin injury, could be back on that line Wednesday against Colorado.
    Analysis: Ouellet has shown some decent offensive flair over his career in the NHL, but he has never been able to sustain for long periods and that is why he appears to be organizational depth at this time. Ouellet remains a poor Fantasy option since he could be back in the AHL shortly.
  • Ouellet jumps from AHL to top line

    News: The Province reports that Canucks LW Michel Ouellet, who was only called up from the AHL on Tuesday, will play on the top line in Vancouver with the Sedin twins on Thursday night against Phoenix. He replaces Mason Raymond.
    Analysis: First it was Steve Bernier. Then it was Raymond. Now Ouellet, who was acquired via a trade with the Lightning back in early October will get thrown onto the top line in Vancouver. Maybe they'll get third time lucky, who knows. Ouellet has 116 points in three NHL seasons, so he has proved he be a semi-decent offensive contributor in the league, but he's hardly top-line talent. The experiment might work though, who knows? For now, Ouellet remains only a low-end Fantasy forward, but he might be worth keeping an eye on over the next few games. Raymond's value takes a hit with this news, so only rely on him in the deepest of leagues as a reserve forward.
  • Ouellet clears re-entry waivers

    News: TSN reports that Canucks LW Michel Ouellet has cleared re-entry waivers.
    Analysis: Ouellet could have found his way on to another team vie the re-entry waiver process, but no one bit. Consider him only in the deepest of leagues as a flier option if he somehow earns ice time in Vancouver.