Noesen inked a one-year, two-way contract with New Jersey on Wednesday. After being claimed off of waivers by the Devils in January, it appears Noesen is apparently happy with his switch to the East Coast. While in the Ducks' organization, the winger was forced to split time between leagues, but after joining New Jersey, he was used exclusively in the NHL, where he logged 32 contests. In those appearances, the 24-year-old averaged 12:50 of ice time and recorded six goals and a pair of helpers. Although his contract is of the two-way variety, fantasy owners can likely expect Noesen to see the bulk of his minutes in the NHL this season.
Noesen scored his sixth goal of the season in Friday's 6-4 loss against the Penguins. Noesen has scored in two of the past four games. While he has picked up the pace offensively over the past week, he is only worth a look in the deepest of fantasy pools for his semi-frequent trips to the penalty box lately.
Noesen has skated more than 13 minutes in four consecutive contests after eclipsing that mark in just three of his first nine appearances with the Devils. Noesen has been promoted to a third-line role, and he could stay in that position for the rest of the season with New Jersey further depleting its forward depth at the trade deadline. The 24-year-old has two goals and two assists in 13 games since being claimed off waivers from Anaheim.
Noesen was snatched off waivers from the Ducks on Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. The good news for Noesen is that he will finally stop bouncing between Anaheim and AHL San Diego, but he will have to relocate to the East Coast. With the Devils dealing with a handle of injuries, this move will allow them to boost their depth down the middle of their lineup. In order to create space on the 23-man roster, New Jersey placed Beau Bennett (lower body) on injured reserve.
Noesen was placed on waivers Tuesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Noesen has been constantly moving between the NHL and AHL this season, with this transaction just the latest in the Ducks ongoing salary cap moves. If the 23-year-old goes unclaimed, which seems likely considering he has just 14 career contests under his belt, he will almost certainly be sent down to the minors. Until the center can secure a consistent spot in the 23-man roster, he will offer very limited fantasy value.
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