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Top Josh Leivo News

  • Hurricanes' Josh Leivo: Joins Storm Surge

    Leivo inked a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Hurricanes on Wednesday.

    Leivo figures to serve primarily as a depth or bottom-six option for Carolina and certainly could spend some time watching from the press box as a healthy scratch. Still, the Ontario native does have a decent scoring touch (he scored 10 goals in 49 games back in 2018-19).

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  • Flames' Josh Leivo: Goal and assist Sunday

    Leivo scored a goal, dished an assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 6-5 overtime win over the Canucks.

    Leivo tallied in the first period and set up a Milan Lucic goal in the second. The 27-year-old Leivo is up to six goals and three assists in 38 outings. Sunday was his second multi-point effort as a Flame.

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  • Flames' Josh Leivo: Clears virus protocols

    Leivo has been activated off the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.

    Leivo has been sidelined for over two weeks while going through the league's virus protocols, so he'll likely need to participate in a number of practices before rejoining Calgary's lineup. He's picked up seven points through 36 games this season.

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  • Flames' Josh Leivo: Added to protocols list

    Leivo was added to the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list Friday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.

    Leivo will have to submit multiple negative COVID-19 tests before being cleared to rejoin the Flames, so for now, he can be considered out indefinitely. The 27-year-old winger has notched seven points in 36 games this season.

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  • Flames' Josh Leivo: Chips in with insurance goal

    Leivo scored a goal on four shots and doled out three hits Wednesday in a 4-1 win over Montreal.

    Leivo expanded Calgary's lead to 3-1 in the third period, stealing the puck puck in the offensive zone and fighting his way to the slot before lifting a backhander past netminder Jake Allen. It was the fifth goal of the season for the first-year Flame, who has seven points in 34 games.

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  • Flames' Josh Leivo: Opens scoring Saturday

    Leivo scored a goal on two shots in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Jets.

    Leivo opened the scoring at 17:13 of the first period. That snapped an eight-game point drought for the 27-year-old winger. The Ontario native hasn't been able to replicate his scoring rate from last year -- he has six points in 30 contests this season, compared to 19 points in 36 outings in 2019-20.

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  • Flames' Josh Leivo: Scores both goals in win

    Leivo scored twice in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Canadiens.

    Leivo entered Thursday with just one goal in 20 appearances, but he's up to three tallies and five points after his 21st game as a Flame. The 27-year-old winger worked with Derek Ryan and Sam Bennett on the fourth line -- both of his linemates assisted on his two goals. Leivo can fit in just about anywhere in the lineup, but head coach Darryl Sutter will likely keep his fourth line together for a bit after they played well Thursday.

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  • Flames' Josh Leivo: Deposits first goal with Flames

    Leivo scored a goal on two shots in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Senators.

    Leivo corralled a pass from Johnny Gaudreau and beat Matt Murray in the final minute of the first period. That tally stood as the game-winner Thursday, and it was also Leivo's first goal as a Flame. The 27-year-old winger has added two assists, 27 shots on net and a minus-4 rating in 19 appearances. Leivo will be in the rotation for top-six minutes, but he'll need to show more consistent chemistry with players like Gaudreau and Sean Monahan if he wants to stick on a scoring line.

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  • Flames' Josh Leivo: Supplies helper Tuesday

    Leivo notched an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Jets.

    Leivo only saw 7:16 of ice time, lowest among Flames skaters, but he had a secondary assist on linemate Byron Froese's tally in the second period. The limited usage is because Leivo has struggled in the start to his Flames career -- he has just two assists, 15 shots on goal and six hits through 11 contests. With such low production, there's a chance the 27-year-old winger could face challenges from Dominik Simon or Zac Rinaldo for playing time.

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  • Flames' Josh Leivo: Opens camp in top six

    Leivo (kneecap) is skating on a line with Matthew Tkachuk and Elias Lindholm on the first day training camp, Hailey Salvian of The Athletic reports.

    Leivo has put his injury in the rear-view mirror and has also opened camp in an enticing top-six role. It remains to be seen whether he can hold on to this spot in the lineup, but if he does, Leivo could become a serviceable option in deeper fantasy formats thanks to his deployment alongside a pair of players who have averaged over 60 points in the last two seasons.

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  • Flames' Josh Leivo: Signs with Calgary

    Leivo (kneecap) signed a one-year, $875,000 contract with the Flames on Saturday.

    Leivo was limited to just 36 games with the Canucks last season due to a kneecap injury, but he was pretty productive when healthy, notching seven goals and 19 points over that span. He likely won't produce at the same rate with Calgary in 2020-21, but he'll still be a rock-solid, bottom-six option that can chip in on the power play from time to time.

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  • Canucks' Josh Leivo: Expected to be cleared soon

    Leivo (kneecap) is trending in the right direction and is expected to be given the all-clear ahead of the 2020-21 season, TSN Radio Vancouver reports.

    Leivo has been on the shelf since mid-December due to his kneecap injury. While it's certainly good news that the winger is getting close to playing, he will need to be given a new contract by the Canucks or another club, as he will hit free agency Friday.

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  • Canucks' Josh Leivo: Still not skating

    Leivo (kneecap) has joined his teammates in Vancouver, but he has yet to resume skating, freelance Canucks beat writer Irfaan Gaffar reports.

    Leivo hasn't skated since suffering a fractured kneecap in late December, which doesn't bode well for his chances of returning for the playoffs, which are scheduled to get underway Aug. 1. The 27-year-old winger notched seven goals and 19 points in 36 games prior to the NHL halting play in March.

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  • Canucks' Josh Leivo: Could be sidelined for season

    Leivo (kneecap) continues to work on his rehab but could be out of action until 2020-21, per Farhan Lalji of TSN.

    Leivo was originally expected to miss the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign prior to the league going on hiatus. With the NHL shut down, there was some speculation he could see the ice in the postseason; however, it appears that the winger won't be ready any time soon.

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  • Canucks' Josh Leivo: Recovery not progressing well

    Leivo's rehab from his broken kneecap has not gone as expected and he may still not be ready when the playoffs begin, Iain MacIntyre of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Leivo has been sidelined since mid-December with his injury and evidently hasn't made a ton of progress in his recovery despite having over five months to rehab. The Canucks likely won't be playing meaningful games for at least two more months, but at this point it's looking like Leivo might not be ready to participate in his team's pre-postseason training camp, which should begin sometime in July.

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  • Canucks' Josh Leivo: Continuing rehab

    Leivo (kneecap) is working on his recovery but hasn't been cleared for action yet, according to general manager Jim Benning.

    Leivo was originally ruled out for the rest of the 2020-21 campaign after suffering his kneecap injury. However, with the league going on hiatus, there is a chance he could be cleared to play once playrestarts. Despite playing in just 36 contests this year, the Ontario native needed just one more point to reach the 20-point mark for the second time in his young career.

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  • Canucks' Josh Leivo: Done for regular season

    Leivo (kneecap) won't return for the regular season, though he could be back during the playoffs.

    Leivo's prolonged absence no doubt factored into the team's decision to trade for Tyler Toffoli. Prior to getting hurt, the 26-year-old Leivo racked up five goals and three helpers in his previous 11 contests. With Brock Boeser (ribs) also slated to miss significant time, Loui Eriksson figures to continue filling a top-six role.

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  • Canucks' Josh Leivo: Faces 2-to-3 month absence

    Leivo has a fractured kneecap and will miss two to three months, Dan Murphy of Sportsnet reports.

    Leivo has spent a good chunk of the season in a top-six role, and his absence should allow Jake Virtanen and Loui Eriksson more opportunities with the scoring lines. The 26-year-old Leivo has accrued 19 points through 36 games, and he'll aim to return in late February.

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  • Canucks' Josh Leivo: Hits injured reserve

    Leivo (leg) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports.

    Leivo sustained the apparent leg injury during Thursday's matchup with Vegas. Now that he's been placed on IR, he'll miss the Canucks' next two games at a minimum . Vancouver recalled Zack MacEwen from AHL Utica on Friday to provide some depth up front for Saturday's game against the Penguins.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Innisfil, ON
Age: 28
Experience: 8
Shoots: Right