Davidson will attend Chicago's training camp on a professional tryout offer, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports. The Blackhawks are pretty deep at defense, so Davidson will likely have a hard time securing a spot on the Opening Night roster. Either way, the 2010 sixth-round pick only totaled four goals and seven points in 51 contests last campaign, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to have him on their radars.
Davidson turned down a professional tryout offer from the Oilers, Reid Wilkins of 630 CHED reports. Davidson is familiar with the Oilers, as the Western Conference club made him a 2010 sixth-round draft choice, plus he spent parts of four seasons in Edmonton. However, the Alberta native is seeking an actual contract and not merely a tryout deal. It's worth avoiding him in all fantasy settings, at least until we get a better sense of where he might end up.
Davidson had a goal, assist, and was a minus-8 in 15 games for the Islanders this past season. Davidson was acquired by the Islanders from the Oilers at the trade deadline. The Islanders at that time were starting anywhere from 3-4 rookie defenders and wanted a defensemen with more NHL experience. Davidson is a restricted free agent and it's unknown if the Islanders have any interest in bringing him back for the 2018-19 season. If he were to return he would once again be a bottom pair defender who would see little to no power play time.
Davidson (undisclosed) will be active for Saturday's home game against the Blackhawks. The 26-year-old blueliner, who's capping off his fourth NHL season, reportedly will replace Dennis Seidenberg in the upcoming contest. Davidson packs a heavy shot from the point, but he's been associated with three different teams this season to discombobulate his true direction in fantasy hockey. He has one goal working against a minus-6 rating through eight games with the Islanders in 2017-18.
Davidson (undisclosed) isn't in the lineup for Thursday's game against Tampa Bay. Davidson will miss a third consecutive game Thursday, and the Islanders have yet to release any details regarding a potential timetable for his return. Either way, fantasy owners shouldn't need to concern themselves with the 26-year-old blueliner's availability, as he's only notched four goals and six points in 44 games this campaign
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