McKegg penned a one-year, two-way deal with the Pens on Saturday worth $650,000. McKegg played in 46 games with the Lightning and the Panthers last year, but figures to see more time in the minors this upcoming season given Pittsburgh's depth down the middle. Considering his limited production -- just nine career NHL points -- and lack of a clear role with the Penguins, fantasy owners will likely want to pass on the 25-year-old for the time being.
McKegg recorded an assist Sunday against the Blackhawks. It was his first point as a member of the Lightning. McKegg has played nine games with the Bolts and 31 with the Panthers. His seven points (three goals, four assists) in 40 games just isn't fantasy worthy in any format except the deepest.
McKegg was claimed off waivers from Florida on Monday, Pierre LeBrun of ESPN reports. The 2010 third-round pick can fill a bottom-six role and provide some additional forward depth to his new team. McKegg has played 50 games in his NHL career, including 31 in 2016-17, tallying five goals and three assists.
McKegg was put on waivers Sunday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. The winger has a paltry six points in 33 games in the NHL this season, so he hasn't been much of a scoring threat. If he clears waivers, and with his scoring output he should, he'll head to AHL Springfield.
McKegg has spent five of the last seven games as a healthy scratch. With just six points in 31 contests this year, it's not surprising that McKegg has been banished to the press box to make room for the Panthers' big guns that recently returned from injury (Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau and Nick Bjugstad). With an average ice time of 10:13 and no redeeming stats to make up for his minuscule production, McKegg isn't likely to become fantasy relevant in the near future.
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