Boedker agreed to terms on a two-year deal with HC Lugano on Tuesday. Boedker's deal won't kick in until the 2020-21 campaign, so he will still be available for the Senators should the league resume regular-season contests. Even with a 24-team playoff model, Ottawa won't be partaking in a postseason, so at most, Boedker has 11 more games remaining before jetting off to Europe. At 29 years of age, this may mark the end of the winger's NHL career, which would see him eventually retire having registered 118 goals and 209 helpers in 709 games for the Coyotes, Sharks, Senators and Avalanche over the course of his 12-year career.
Boedker played just 20 games in 2019-20 before the hiatus, nine of which came directly before the league suspended play. The reality is that Boedker is probably not going to be around when the Senators are ready to contend again. Unless he's moved in the offseason, he's probably not worth considering from a fantasy standpoint in 2020-21.
Boedker scored a shorthanded goal during Thursday's 4-3 win over the Islanders. Appearing in just his 17th game of the season, Boedker scored his second goal of the 2019-20 campaign. He's barely played for the Senators this year, which makes Boedker a non-factor in all fantasy formats.
Scoring his first goal of the season didn't help Boedker get back on the ice, as he was a healthy scratch in his team's recent games against Toronto and Dallas. It's clear that Boedker does not fit coach D.J. Smith's plans. If the former is not in the Senators' plans for this season, there is no reason he should be in yours unless the Senators can move him by Monday's trade deadline. Even then, you'll likely be able to get him cheap.
Boedker has been on the ice for Ottawa, but is nowhere near a return to action, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. Garrioch also reports that Ottawa has tried to trade him but has not found a partner yet. Boedker came over in the forced trade of Mike Hoffman, which has continued to be a disaster for the Senators, as he's done next to nothing in Ottawa and carries a $4 million cap hit, making him very difficult to deal. Odds are that he'll only have value if he's traded, but it's hard to see him helping a contender if he can't crack the lineup for the Senators, who sit 14th in the Eastern Conference.
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