Vatanen agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Swiss club Geneve-Servette on Monday. Vatanen split last season between New Jersey and Dallas after being claimed off waivers by the Stars in April. In total, the 30-year-old blueliner appeared in 39 games in which he tallied just six points. Given his limited offensive upside, few fantasy players should be impacted by his move away from the NHL.
Vatanen (upper body) had two shots and one block in Saturday's 2-1 overtime win over Detroit. Vatanen missed Thursday's tilt with the Red Wings but returned to log 13:41 of ice time on the back end, all of it at even strength. The 29-year-old, who is looking for his first point with Dallas, has two goals and four assists in 36 games overall this season between the Stars and Devils.
Vatanen (upper body) will be available for Saturday's game versus the Red Wings, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports. At this point it isn't clear if Vatanen will be in the lineup against Detroit, but he'll be available if needed. The 29-year-old blueliner has tallied six points through 30 games this campaign.
Vatanen (upper body) won't suit up in Thursday's game against Detroit, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but the Finn will miss his first game since Feb. 16. Vatanen has had a decent season to this point, supplying six points and 37 blocks across 17:14 of average ice time. Vatanen's next chance to suit up is in Saturday's game against Detroit, and he'll be replaced by Joel Hanley in the lineup Thursday.
The Stars claimed Vatanen off waivers from the Devils on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Vatanen recorded six points through 30 games with the Devils this season, and he'll get a fresh start with the Stars. It's an interesting pickup by the Stars, as they're on the outside looking in at a playoff spot, though there's little risk because of Vatanen's reasonable one-year, $2 million contract. Vatanen could make his Stars debut as early as Tuesday versus the Panthers.
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