Stanton signed a two-year contract with Edmonton on Saturday. Stanton will likely be fighting for a spot on the Oilers' 23-man roster along with Eric Gryba. Last season, the 27-year-old Stanton failed to get onto the ice with Colorado, instead suiting up with AHL San Antonio and AHL Cleveland for the year. Considering the blueliner last tallied an NHL point back in 2014-15 with Vancouver, fantasy owners probably shouldn't be pinning their hopes on him suddenly becoming an offensive force in the league.
Stanton was traded to Columbus on Monday in exchange for Cody Goloubef. Neither defenseman has set foot on NHL ice this season, so needless to say this transaction doesn't exactly send shockwaves across the fantasy community. Stanton will immediately join Columbus' AHL affiliate looking to build on his four points in 15 games at AHL San Antonio this season.
Stanton was recalled from AHL Hershey on Friday. Stanton has yet to play in the NHL this season, and likely has been recalled just to provide an insurance option for the Capitals with John Carlson and Brooks Orpik missing out on this weekend's games.
Stanton was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Friday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports. Marcus Johansson may receive a suspension for his hit to Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey's head in Thursday's matchup with New York, so the Capitals reassigned Stanton on Friday to open up a roster spot in case they need to recall a forward. Stanton did not crack the Capitals' lineup during his one-week stay with the big club.
The Capitals recalled Stanton from AHL Hershey on Friday, The Washington Post reports. Stanton will take the roster spot of fellow defenseman Connor Carrick, who was assigned to Hershey in the corresponding move. Stanton has not appeared in a game for Vancouver this season after playing in a combined 118 games with the club over the last two seasons.
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