Bellemare (undisclosed) put pen to paper on a two-year, $3.6 million contract with the Avalanche on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Bellemare dealt with an undisclosed injury at the end of the 2018-19 campaign that was expected to be good to go in 2-3 weeks, so it seems likely the veteran center will be good to go for the start of training camp. The Frenchman's ceiling is likely in the 15-20 in a bottom-six role, but his gritty style of play should endear him to fans and teammates alike.
Updating a previous report, Bellemare (undisclosed) dealt with an injury during the conference quarterfinals that was met with a 2-to-3 week return timetable, Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. While Bellemare missed Game 7 against the Sharks -- amounting to a 5-4 overtime loss -- his injury shouldn't carry over to the offseason to a significant degree, and at this rate, he should be just fine for training camp ahead of the 2018-19 campaign. The bigger question is whether fantasy owners will want to consider drafting a bottom-six grinder who only mustered six goals and nine assists through 76 regular-season contests -- frankly, we highly doubt it.
Bellemare (undisclosed) was on the shelf for the Golden Knights' Game 7 loss to San Jose, which means his season ends on the injury report. The team didn't provide much in terms of an explanation as to why Bellemare was out of the lineup, but could clear up the situation during the team's locker room cleanout. Still, unless it's something significant, the veteran center should be ready to go for 2019-20, assuming he lands with a team during free agency this summer. If he does continue to play next season, the 34-year-old figures to be just below the 20-point mark given he has never reached that threshold in his career.
Bellemare missed Tuesday's Game 7 versus the Sharks with an undisclosed injury, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports. Bellemare was pointless in the first six games of the season, but he contributed a physical presence with 15 hits in that span. If the Golden Knights don't win this game, it could be Bellemare's last game with the team since he'll become an unrestricted free agent in July.
Bellemare scored a goal with five shots and four blocked shots in Monday's 3-1 win over the Oilers. Bellemare's tally came in the dying seconds of the third period to insure a positive result for Vegas. He's tallied six goals and nine helpers as well as 103 shots in 74 games this year. The four blocks give him 50 overall this season, which is the lowest total of his career.
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