Schroeder agreed to terms on a two-year, two-way contract with Columbus on Tuesday. Acquired during the 2017 NHL Draft, Schroeder's new deal will be a two-way contract for the first season before it converts to a one-way contract for the 2018-19 campaign. The 26-year-old played in 37 contests for the Wild this past year, tallying six goals and seven helpers while averaging just 9:47 of ice time. Fantasy owners probably shouldn't expect an immediate jump in ice time, but don't be surprised to see him competing for more minutes alongside Tyler Motte and Lukas Sedlak.
Schroeder was traded to Columbus on Friday in exchange for Dante Salituro. Schroeder possesses the pedigree (first-round pick in 2009) of a player that could be productive at the NHL level, but he's yet to put it together. The Blue Jackets hope another change of scenery will finally unlock his potential after his stay in Minnesota soured last season. He finished 2016-17 with just 13 points (six goals, seven assists) over 37 contests and averaged just 9:47 of ice time.
Schroeder was a healthy scratch in Sunday's loss to Winnipeg. Schroeder continues to bounce between the active roster and bench, but he's been unable to get on the ice in March. Since scoring a goal on Feb. 27.he's played in just two games with no points.
Schroeder collected a goal and an assist during Monday's overtime win against Los Angeles. The former first-round pick from the 2009 draft has never been able to consistently crack an NHL roster, and this season has been no different. Schroeder has played 27 games this season and posted a career-high 11 points, but he's still nothing more than a speculative low-priced flier in daily contests. While there is an outside chance he carves out a fourth-line role down the stretch, it's unlikely to translate into reliable fantasy production.
Schroeder was a healthy scratch in Saturday's loss to Los Angeles. Kurtis Gabriel played instead of Schroeder as the two may alternate games off on the fourth line.
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