Viel was demoted to AHL San Jose on Monday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Viel has frequently shifted between the NHL and AHL this year but has yet to get into a game for the Sharks. As such, the winger shouldn't be expected to offer much in the way of fantasy value the rest of the way.
Viel was recalled by San Jose on Saturday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Although Viel's been recalled, he isn't expected to be in the lineup for Saturday's game versus Washington. Viel has yet to crack San Jose's lineup this season.
Viel (finger) was reassigned to AHL San Jose after being activated off injured reserve. Viel will see game action for the first time since undergoing finger surgery back in mid-October, albeit in the minors with the Barracuda. Barring any setbacks, the winger should be in the mix for a promotion later in the year, though he is unlikely to log significant minutes with the club regardless.
Viel has opted to undergo surgery on the finger he injured during a preseason fight and will be sidelined long term, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports. The Sharks have yet to release a specific timetable for Viel's recovery, but he only appeared in 11 NHL contests last season and went scoreless with a minus-7 rating over that span, so fantasy managers shouldn't need to track his status.
Viel (upper body) was designated for non-roster injured reserve by the Sharks on Monday. Viel was going to be hard-pressed to secure a spot on the 23-man roster for Opening Night. Even once cleared to play, fantasy players should expect him to spend the bulk of the campaign playing in the minors with AHL San Jose.
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