The 33-year-old suffered a hip injury in the 2016 World Cup that eventually required surgery and cost him nearly five months, but when he returned he was the same old Ales Hemsky, teasing with his skill and scoring four goals and seven points in 14 games in March. Swapping places with fellow free agent Alexander Radulov this offseason, Hemsky joins a Habs squad with enough talent on the wing to keep him out of a top-six role, limiting his offensive potential even beyond the ceiling imposed by his inconsistent play. Despite his occasional highlight-reel plays he hasn't broken the 40-point mark since 2013-14 and seems highly unlikely to do it again this year.
Hemsky (hip) was cleared to suit up at Habs' training camp. Hemsky joined Montreal on a one-year deal during the offseason and appears to be back to 100 percent after playing in just 15 games last year due to various injuries. The winger will likely find himself competing with Andreas Martinsen for ice time throughout the 2017-18 campaign, which will certainly be a red flag unless fantasy owners can be assured he is logging regular minutes.
Hemsky (hip) penned a one-year deal with Montreal on Monday worth $1 million. After suffering a hip injury early in the season, Hemsky suited up for just 15 contests for Dallas last year in which he netted four goals and three helpers. The fast start seemed to have the winger poised for a third-straight 30-point campaign, but unfortunately he was never able to get back into the lineup. While the veteran's production is unlikely to replace that of Alexander Radulov -- who departed for Dallas -- the 33-year-old Hemsky should provide some important depth scoring from the Habs' third or fourth line.
Hemsky (hip) will not play for the rest of the season, Mark Stepneski of Stars Inside Edge reports. The former Edmonton Oiler was able to get into just 15 games this season, recording four goals and seven points along the way. Hemsky is an immensely talented forward, but he's now 33 years old and has struggled with consistency and injuries, meaning his shelf life as a viable fantasy option may be nearing an end.
Hemsky (hip) will miss another contest Sunday against the Lightning, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports. Hemsky continues to sit with a day-to-day tag, but his time to return is running out. The club has three games remaining following Sunday's contest against the Lightning, with his next chance to rejoin the lineup arriving Tuesday versus the Coyotes.
Hemsky (hip) will sit out Saturday against the Hurricanes. Hemsky missed 58 games this season after hip surgery, and it seems like he aggravated this injury Thursday in Boston. Since returning from injury, he has averaged 14:20 of ice time, scoring four goals and tallying three assists in 15 games. The 33-year-old has reached 30 points in each season that he played 60 games, showing promise if he can stay healthy in the future. His next chance for return will be Sunday in Tampa Bay.
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