Desjardins agreed to a professional tryout contract with the Rangers on Wednesday, Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports. The 31-year-old center will report to New York's training camp, where he'll be fighting with the likes of David Desharnais, Bobby Farnham and Matt Puempel for a spot on the fourth line. Having spent the entirety of his career with San Jose and Chicago up to this point, Desjardins brings playoff experience that includes winning the Stanley Cup in 2015. When at his best, Desjardins is gritty, hardworking, and tough to play against. While these characteristics are valuable in the game of hockey, Desjardins won't add much from a fantasy perspective even if he does stick with the Rangers.
Desjardins (lower body) didn't make the trip to Nashville, effectively ruling him out for Tuesday's tilt, Brian Hedger of The Athletic reports. The winger has missed the last three games, dating back to the season finale, and hasn't suited up yet for the playoffs. With only a single point in 46 regular-season games, when he does get back on the ice he won't be much of a fantasy threat.
Desjardins (lower body) is close to returning but isn't expected to play in Game 2 against Nashville on Saturday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Desjardins hasn't skated yet, but coach Joel Quenneville says he is close to returning. In 46 games this season, the pivot recorded only one assist and was minus-6. It remains to be seen if he would even dress when healthy.
Desjardins (lower body) isn't in the projected lineup for Thursday's Game 1 against Nashville. Desjardins only tallied a single assist in 46 games this season, so he likely would've been a healthy scratch Thursday even if he wasn't still dealing with a lower-body ailment. At this juncture, there's no telling when Desjardins may return to game action.
Desjardins (lower body) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's regular-season finale against the Kings, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Desjardins has frequently been a healthy scratch this season and has only tallied a single assist in 46 contests, so he isn't a desirable option in any fantasy format. His next chance to return to the lineup won't come until Game 1 of the playoffs, but there's no guarantee he'll dress for that one, even if he's healthy.
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