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Penguins' Austin Wagner: Joining Pittsburgh's training camp
Wagner inked a professional tryout agreement with Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Wagner had a goal and an assist in seven games with the Blackhawks last season. He also contributed nine goals, 12 points and 33 PIM in 24 AHL outings with Ontario. The 26-year-old will compete for a fourth-line spot during the Penguins' training camp.... See More ... See Less
Austin Wagner: Expected to reach free agency
Wagner is not expected to receive a qualifying offer from the Blackhawks, Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Wagner will be eligible for free agency Saturday. He played in seven NHL games and racked up two points in 2022-23 but missed time in March due to an infection in his hand. The 26-year-old winger may be able to earn a two-way contract with another team as bottom-six depth.... See More ... See Less
Blackhawks' Austin Wagner: Nets game-winning goal Tuesday
Wagner contributed a goal in the Blackhawks' 4-3 win over Calgary on Tuesday.
Wagner's marker came early in the third period and proved to be the game-winner. He was playing in his third contest this season and was held off the scoresheet over his previous two outings. Wagner logged 10:38 of ice time Tuesday while serving on the fourth line.... See More ... See Less
Blackhawks' Austin Wagner: Medically cleared
Wagner's hand infection has cleared, and he's been given the green light from a medical standpoint, but he'll need to participate in a few practices before potentially seeing game action, Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Although he's now healthy, it remains unclear when Wagner will make his Blackhawks debut. The 25-year-old winger hasn't appeared in an NHL contest since 2020-21, when he picked up eight points through 44 games with the Kings.... See More ... See Less
Blackhawks' Austin Wagner: Remains sidelined
Wagner (undisclosed) didn't take part in Monday's practice, Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Wagner has been recovering from an undisclosed injury that became infected prior to being traded from Los Angeles to Chicago. He hasn't been cleared to resume skating yet, but, per Roumeliotis, he is scheduled to meet with doctors later this week. Depending on the diagnosis, Wagner could join his teammates for Chicago's five-game road trip at some point.... See More ... See Less
Blackhawks' Austin Wagner: Traded to Chicago
Wagner was traded to the Blackhawks from the Kings in exchange for future considerations Friday.
Wagner has drawn into 24 games with AHL Ontario this season, picking up nine goals, 12 points and 33 PIM over that span. The 25-year-old forward is expected to report to the Blackhawks rather than AHL Rockford.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Austin Wagner: Loaned to AHL Ontario
Wagner was loaned to AHL Ontario on Monday.
Wagner was brought up from the minors Sunday along with defenseman Jacob Moverare. The former has one goal and one assist in three minor-league contests this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Austin Wagner: Recalled from AHL
Wagner was promoted from AHL Ontario on Sunday.
With Alex Iafallo (lower body) placed on long-term injured reserve, Wagner was recalled to take his roster spot. The 25-year-old forward has tallied two points in three AHL games this season.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Austin Wagner: Waived by LA
Wagner was waived by the Kings on Thursday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
This doesn't come as a surprise, as Wagner spent the entirety of the 2021-22 campaign in the minors, picking up 22 points and 107 PIM in 55 games with AHL Ontario. In the likely scenario he passes through waivers unclaimed, he'll be assigned to Ontario.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Austin Wagner: Sent to AHL
The Kings reassigned Wagner to AHL Ontario on Sunday, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.
Wagner returns to Ontario a day after being a healthy scratch against the Red Wings.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Austin Wagner: Joins NHL club
The Kings recalled Wagner from AHL Ontario on Saturday, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.
The 24-year-old figures to serve as a depth forward for the Kings but could slot into the lineup at some point. Wagner has four goals and three assists in 19 games for AHL Ontario this season.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Austin Wagner: Lands on waivers
The Kings placed Wagner on waivers Sunday, according to CBS Sports.
Wagner appeared in 44 games with Los Angeles last season, notching four goals and eight points while averaging 10:30 of ice time. He'll likely see time at the AHL and NHL levels during the 2021-22 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Austin Wagner: Finishes in single digits
Wagner managed just eight points in the shortened season, posting four goals and four assists.
Wagner still has time to improve his offensive capabilities and get back to the level of his 20-point rookie season, but he's certainly trending in the wrong direction. He's not likely to attract a lot of fantasy attention next season.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Austin Wagner: Tallies in loss Monday
Wagner scored a goal in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Golden Knights.
Wagner opened the scoring at 9:41 of the first period. The 23-year-old ended a nine-game point drought with the tally. He's seen mostly bottom-six usage in 2020-21 with eight points, 58 shots on net, 82 hits and a minus-7 rating through 33 contests.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Austin Wagner: Ends slump with helper
Wagner picked up an assist, two shots on goal and a pair of hits in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Sharks.
Wagner's helper on Matt Roy's goal in the second period was the former's first point in seven appearances in March. Wagner has been limited to bottom-six duties when he's in the lineup. The 23-year-old has seven points, 39 shots, 58 hits and 11 PIM through 23 games.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Austin Wagner: Snipes on breakaway
Wagner scored on his lone shot and added two hits in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to Minnesota.
Wagner blocked a shot in the defensive zone to spring himself on a breakaway, then muscled a shot through netminder Kaapo Kahkonen to pull the Kings to within 3-2 in the second period. It was the third goal of the year for Wagner, who entered the night stuck in a six-game goal rut.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Austin Wagner: Posts assist in win
Wagner notched an assist and four hits in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Blues.
Wagner set up Andreas Athanasiou for what was the game-winning goal late in the second period. The helper snapped a four-game point drought for Wagner. In 14 games this year, the 23-year-old has five points, 23 shots on goal and 36 hits. Expect the Alberta native to continue working in a bottom-six capacity.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Austin Wagner: Lights lamp Thursday
Wagner scored a goal on four shots, doled out two hits and added two PIM in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Sharks.
Wagner's first-period tally, on a feed from rookie blueliner Tobias Bjornfot, stood as the game-winner Thursday. Wagner has two goals and an assist in his last four games, although he saw less than 10 minutes for the second consecutive outing. The limited usage puts a dent in Wagner's fantasy appeal, but the 23-year-old has four points, 19 hits and 20 shots on net in nine contests.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Austin Wagner: Points in consecutive games
Wagner posted an assist and a team-high five hits in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Golden Knights.
Wagner had the secondary helper on Jaret Anderson-Dolan's second-period goal. Two of Wagner's three points this year have come in the last two games. The 23-year-old has added 16 hits, 16 shots on goal and a minus-4 rating through seven contests.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Austin Wagner: Finds twine Friday
Wagner scored a goal on a team-high six shots and added four hits in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Golden Knights.
Wagner spoiled Marc-Andre Fleury's shutout bid at 7:47 of the third period. In recent games, the Kings have attempted to get Wagner more offense-friendly assignments. It's encouraging to see the 23-year-old lead the team in shots. Wagner only has two points to go with 15 shots, 11 hits and a minus-5 rating through six appearances this season. While he operates in the top six, Wagner hasn't produced enough to pique the interest of most fantasy managers.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 185 lbs|
|Birthplace: Calgary, AB|