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  • Joseph Blandisi: Set for free agency

    Blandisi will hit the open market after the Canadiens opted against giving him a qualifying offer, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    Blandisi has 101 games of NHL experience having played with New Jersey, Anaheim and Pittsburgh over the course of his six-year professional career. In those contests, the 2012 sixth-round pick notched 20 goals and 21 helpers. Considering Blandisi is unlikely to cost much more than the league minimum, there could be a team or two willing to bring him in on a two-way deal.

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  • Canadiens' Joseph Blandisi: Drops to AHL

    Blandisi was assigned to AHL Laval on Thursday, per CapFriendly.

    Blandisi didn't get into an NHL game for the Canadiens this year, although he was often on the taxi squad as emergency depth.

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  • Canadiens' Joseph Blandisi: Jumps to taxi squad

    Blandisi was added to the taxi squad Monday, CapFriendly reports.

    Blandisi has 21 points in 28 games with AHL Laval this season but hasn't seen any NHL action. He's likely just a depth piece with Montreal at this point.

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  • Canadiens' Joseph Blandisi: Back with Montreal

    Blandisi cleared waivers Monday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

    Blandisi now becomes eligible for Montreal's taxi squad but will likely be assigned to AHL Laval.

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  • Canadiens' Joseph Blandisi: Added to waivers

    The Canadiens placed Blandisi on waivers Sunday, Matt Cudzinowski of the Canadiens' official site reports.

    Blandisi, who was shipped to the Canadiens from the Penguins last season, now becomes a candidate for Montreal's taxi squad if he goes unclaimed. The 26-year-old center, who has 101 games of NHL experience, had two goals and three assists over 21 games for Pittsburgh in 2019-20.

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  • Canadiens' Joseph Blandisi: Re-ups with Montreal

    Blandisi signed a one-year, two-way contract extension with the Canadiens on Friday.

    Blandisi spent most of the 2019-20 season in the minors, picking up 18 points in 30 games split between AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and AHL Laval, but he also appeared in 21 contests with the Penguins, notching five points over that span. The 26-year-old forward will likely spend the majority of the 2020-21 campaign in the minors, so he won't be a viable fantasy option.

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  • Canadiens' Joseph Blandisi: Shipped to Montreal

    Blandisi was part of a two-for-two player trade Thursday that will send both him and Jake Lucchini from the Penguins to the Canadiens for Riley Barber and Philip Varone.

    Blandisi has seen a fair amount of action between the NHL and AHL over the last few seasons, posting five points (two goals, three assists) over 21 games with the Penguins in 2019-20. He will get a change of scenery that could bring with it a larger opportunity for action with the big club in Montreal.

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  • Penguins' Joseph Blandisi: Sent to bus league

    Blandisi was sent down to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Tuesday.

    Blandisi was a healthy scratch for two games during his most recent stint with the Penguins. He'll continue to bounce between the two leagues, serving in a depth role while with the parent club.

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  • Penguins' Joseph Blandisi: Returning to big club

    The Penguins recalled Blandisi from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Monday.

    Blandisi has bounced around between the NHL and AHL levels this season as the Penguins have dealt with various injuries. He's tallied five points in 21 games with the big club. It's unclear if the 25-year-old will be in the lineup for Tuesday's game in Philadelphia.

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  • Penguins' Joseph Blandisi: Sent to AHL affiliate

    The Penguins assigned Blandisi to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Tuesday.

    Blandisi's demotion paves the way for Sidney Crosby (groin) to return to action Tuesday against Minnesota. The 25-year-old picked up an assist while posting a minus-2 rating in five appearances during his stay with the big club.

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  • Penguins' Joseph Blandisi: Designated for waivers

    Blandisi was placed on waivers by the Penguins on Wednesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    By waiving Blandisi, Pittsburgh is clearing the way for him to eventually be reassigned to the minors, which would free up a roster spot to activate a certain captain off injured reserve. The move could just be a precursor, which means Blandisi's potential demotion to the minors will likely depend on Sidney Crosby's (groin) availability against Colorado on Friday.

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  • Penguins' Joseph Blandisi: Produces assist in win

    Blandisi recorded an assist, two hits and two PIM in Monday's 5-2 win over the Senators.

    Blandisi found Dominik Simon for the tally at 11:44 of the first period. Through 18 games this year, the 25-year-old center has five points, 12 shots on goal and 24 hits. He's used in a low-scoring, bottom-six role, which will keep fantasy owners from paying much attention.

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  • Penguins' Joseph Blandisi: Recalled from minors

    Blandisi was promoted from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday.

    Blandisi figures to slot into a fourth-line center role with Sidney Crosby (groin) and Nick Bjugstad (groin) both still on injured reserve. The team also called up Thomas Di Pauli, but the 25-year-old Blandisi has already appeared in 16 games for the Penguins this season. In those outings, the Ontario native has notched two goals, two helpers and 10 shots while averaging a mere 8:31 of ice time.

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  • Penguins' Joseph Blandisi: Heads to minors

    The Penguins assigned Blandisi to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday.

    Blandisi has played 16 games at the top level this year, recording two goals and two assists. The Penguins don't play again until Friday, but there's no guarantee Blandisi will be back up for that contest, as Sidney Crosby (groin) could be back by then.

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  • Penguins' Joseph Blandisi: Promoted to top level

    The Penguins recalled Blandisi from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Saturday.

    Blandisi's promotion indicates Evgeni Malkin (illness) likely won't be available Saturday against L.A. If Malkin is in fact unable to go, Blandisi will slot into a bottom-six role against the Kings.

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  • Penguins' Joseph Blandisi: Headed back to minors

    Blandisi was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday.

    Blandisi logged 9:04 of ice time in Thursday night's matchup with Columbus as a result of Evgeni Malkin (illness) being out of the lineup. The Penguins shipping Blandisi back to the Baby Pens bodes well for Malkin's return versus the Kings on Saturday. At this point, Blandisi should be considered a fringe NHL player, but he could earn the occasional call-up as injuries dictate.

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  • Penguins' Joseph Blandisi: Recalled from minors

    Blandisi was emergency recalled from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Thursday.

    The Penguins don't currently have an extra healthy forward on the 23-man roster, so Blandisi's promotion could be as simple as providing depth heading into Thursday's clash, though it could also be a sign that another player picked up an injury or illness. If the center does slot into the lineup versus Columbus, it will almost certainly be in a bottom-six role.

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  • Penguins' Joseph Blandisi: Shifted to AHL

    The Penguins reassigned Blandisi to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday.

    The 25-year-old was designated for waivers Dec. 2, but with no team staking a claim, he'll shift down to the Penguins' minor league affiliate. Blandisi's demotion likely won't shake things too much from a fantasy perspective, as he's scored one goal and three points in 11 games this year.

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  • Penguins' Joseph Blandisi: Drops to waivers

    The Penguins waived Blandisi for the purpose of reassignment to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Blandisi is no longer exempt from waivers after playing in Saturday's loss to the Blues, so the Penguins are hoping to sneak the 25-year-old to the minors. The center has averaged 9:11 of ice time and recorded three points through 10 games.

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  • Penguins' Joseph Blandisi: Still up with big club

    Despite his designation for waivers, Blandisi is still practicing with the Penguins on Tuesday, Pens Inside Scoop reports.

    The move to waive Blandisi may be as simple as providing the club with the roster flexibility it needs down the road, rather than a demotion to the minors. With the injuries piling up for Pittsburgh, Blandisi could be in the NHL for another extended stretch.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 187 lbs
Birthplace: Markham, ON
Age: 27
Experience: 5
Shoots: Left