Bogosian picked up an assist Saturday in a 5-3 win over the Bruins. His ice time jumped from 15-17 minutes a night to 22, including a whopping 3:22 shorthanded. Bogosian's ice time shot up after Victor Hedman got hurt and it will likely stay high if the big Swede is out for long. Bogosian isn't much of a fantasy force. But Bogey might be a short-term fit on your roster if Hedman is out and he gains a more prominent role.
Bogosian signed a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Lightning on Sunday. After failing to report to AHL Rochester, Bogosian's contract was terminated by the Sabres on Feb. 21. The 29-year-old blueliner has just one goal and five points in 19 games this season. It's unclear what his role with the Lightning will be, but the right-handed defenseman will likely skate on the bottom pairing.
Bogosian cleared waivers and is now a free agent, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports. The 29-year-old defenseman will likely join a contending team in the near future to provide depth on the blue line, but don't expect Bogosian to suddenly become relevant in fantasy. In 2019-20, he's managed only five points in 19 games.
Buffalo plans to put Bogosian (suspension) on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract Friday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports. As long as he goes unclaimed, the disgruntled defenseman, who was recently suspended by the Sabres for failing to report to their AHL affiliate, will be free to sign with another team once his contract is officially terminated. If that comes to fruition, he'll end up being a nice depth addition for a contender, but he won't suddenly vault into fantasy relevancy.
The Sabres suspended Bogosian for failing to report to AHL Rochester after clearing waivers Saturday. Bogosian officially requested a trade from Buffalo in December, but the team couldn't find a willing trade partner. The team placed him on waivers last Friday. No team claimed him, though, which was expected because the 29-year-old blueliner carries a $5.1 million cap hit and has often been a healthy scratch in Buffalo. If he chooses not to report, he'll be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
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