Mashinter signed a one-year deal with San Jose on Monday, returning to the organization he was part of from 2009-13. The 6-foot-4, 212-pounder has suited up for 64 NHL games in his career, picking up four goals and five points along the way. The team did not specify whether the contract is a one- or two-way deal, though it's more likely a team-friendly, two-way deal. If this is indeed the case, expect Mashinter to spend a lion's share of the season at the AHL level -- where's he's produced a respectable 232 points in 471 games -- to provide leadership for the younger players, and only be called to the NHL in the event that the Sharks' forward group is hit with injuries.
Mashinter was placed on waivers Monday by the Blackhawks, Bob McKenzie of TS reports. Mashinter split time between the majors and minors last season, as he saw action in 41 NHL contests. In those outings, the winger recorded four goals along with one assist and 23 PIM. Undrafted coming out of the OHL, the 28-year-old has yet to secure regular minutes and will likely spend the majority of the 2016-17 campaign in the AHL.
Mashinter signed a one-year contract with Chicago on Thursday. Mashinter recorded a paltry five points on the year, despite suiting up in 41 NHL games. Despite his limited production, the Hawks seem to believe he was worth extending a new one-year deal, although fantasy owners will want to consider dropping him from their rosters, if they even had him in the first place.
Mashinter (illness) will return to action Wednesday against the Blues, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports. Fantasy owners don't need to concern themselves with Mashinter's availability, as the big-bodied winger has tallied just four points (three goals, one assists) in 33 games this season. He'll slot back into the lineup as a bottom-six forward Wednesday against St. Louis.
Mashinter (illness) will not dress for Sunday's game against the Red Wings, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports. The winger skipped out on practice Saturday because of the illness, and it appears a night's rest didn't do enough for him. Richard Panik should draw into the lineup in his place, but even when Mashinter is healthy, his role as a bottom-six forward averaging less than 10 minutes of ice time per game doesn't really make him much of a fantasy prospect. The illness shouldn't hold him out long, so it wouldn't be surprising if the 27-year-old rejoins the lineup for the team's next game Wednesday against the Blues.
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