Megan announced his retirement from professional hockey Thursday, Cap Carey of NNY360.com reports. Megan only played in 11 games with Detroit last season, in which he notched one helper, 16 shots and four hits while averaging a mere 7:53 of ice time. Following a four-year collegiate career with Boston University, the 29-year-old was unable to earn regular minutes in the NHL and will retire after just 15 appearances.
Megan cleared waivers Thursday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports. Megan presumably will head to AHL Grand Rapids having passed through waivers unclaimed. The depth pivot has a lone assist representing his point total over 15 career games at the top level, so it's safe to ignore him in all fantasy formats.
Megan delivered a primary assist Sunday in a 5-4 overtime road loss to the Maple Leafs. This was Megan's first point in nine games since joining the Red Wings as a free agent this past July. He doesn't play enough to warrant fantasy hockey consideration.
Megan was called up from AHL Grand Rapids on Friday. Megan has been pulled back to the NHL in the wake of news that net-front winger Anthony Mantha will miss 4-to-6 weeks with a broken hand. The Red Wings called up Megan in late October, but he ended up posting a minus-3 rating over six contents in which he was held without a point. Even without Mantha, we can't envision a scenario where Megan would pick up enough playing time to warrant fantasy consideration.
Megan was returned to AHL Grand Rapids on Tuesday. Megan assuredly benefited from a lengthy stay at the top level upon his initial call-up. He was held off the scoresheet over a six-game span, but the rookie generated an acceptable 51.5 Corsi rating over that span and Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill was comfortable starting the 28-year-old in the offensive zone over 60 percent of the time at even strength. Still, veteran Thomas Vanek is due back from a lower-body injury Wednesday against the Bruins, and Megan naturally gets bumped down by virtue of having the least amount of NHL experience.
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