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Top John Leonard News

  • Coyotes' John Leonard: Waived Monday

    In order to send him to AHL Tucson, Leonard was placed on waivers Monday.

    Leonard compiled 17 goals and 44 points in 67 games for AHL Milwaukee last season. He also picked up one goal in six NHL appearances with Nashville during the 2022-23 campaign.

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  • Coyotes' John Leonard: Lands one-year deal

    Arizona signed Leonard to a one-year contract worth $775,000 on Sunday, Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports reports.

    Leonard spent most of last season with AHL Milwaukee, scoring 17 goals and 44 points in 67 games. He was held to one goal in six NHL appearances. The 24-year-old could split time between the two levels again during the 2023-24 campaign.

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  • John Leonard: No qualifying offer

    The Predators didn't qualify Leonard on Friday, making him an unrestricted free agent, John Glennon of NHL.com reports.

    Leonard had one goal in six NHL games last season. He played in 67 AHL games with Milwaukee in 2022-23, scoring 17 times and adding 27 assists.

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  • Predators' John Leonard: Heads back to minors

    Leonard was sent to AHL Milwaukee on Wednesday.

    Leonard was placed on waivers Tuesday and went unclaimed. He has a goal in six games with the Predators this season. At the AHL level in 2022-23, Leonard's contributed 14 goals and 38 points in 61 contests with Milwaukee.

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  • Predators' John Leonard: Hits waivers

    Leonard was placed on waivers Tuesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Despite being waived, Leonard may remain with the Predators and skate in a bottom-six role versus Vegas on Tuesday. He's picked up one goal through five top-level appearances this year.

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  • Predators' John Leonard: Recalled from AHL Milwaukee

    Leonard was elevated from the minors Monday.

    Leonard has played in just four NHL games this season, in which he notched one goal, two shots and two hits while averaging 12:31 of ice time. With the Admirals, the winger has been significantly more productive, racking up 14 goals and 24 assists in 61 contests. An injury to Cole Smith (undisclosed) could open the door for Leonard to suit up versus the Stars on Monday.

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  • Predators' John Leonard: Back in AHL

    Leonard was reassigned to AHL Milwaukee on Friday.

    Leonard has played four games at the NHL level this season, scoring once on two shots on net. Leonard played 52 games with Milwaukee before his recall, scoring 11 goals and adding 21 assists.

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  • Predators' John Leonard: Ascends to top level

    Leonard was recalled from AHL Milwaukee on Saturday.

    Leonard played in his first NHL game of the season Thursday, scoring the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Florida. Leonard was returned to the AHL on Friday, making him eligible for the AHL playoffs. Leonard saw first-line action with the Predators versus the Panthers and should play alongside Cody Glass and Matt Duchene versus Chicago on Saturday.

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  • Predators' John Leonard: Dropped to AHL

    Leonard was demoted to AHL Milwaukee on Friday, CapFriendly reports.

    Leonard scored a goal in his team debut Thursday against the Panthers. He has 32 points in 52 AHL contests this season and could be promoted before Saturday's tilt with Chicago.

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  • Predators' John Leonard: Up with big club

    Leonard was promoted from AHL Milwaukee and will play on the first line Thursday versus the Panthers, Emma Lingan of the Predators' official site reports.

    Leonard will go from the minors to an advanced role right after his first call-up of the season. The 24-year-old has 32 points in 52 contests with the Admirals this season.

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  • Predators' John Leonard: Cut from camp Saturday

    Leonard was sent down to AHL Milwaukee on Saturday, per CapFriendly.

    Leonard was one of the bigger names cut from Predators camp Saturday. The 24-year-old should be near the top of the list for a call-up if injuries arise among Nashville's forwards.

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  • Predators' John Leonard: Records four shots Monday

    Leonard (lower body) registered four shots and one block in 17:13 of ice time Monday.

    Leonard missed the final 13 games of the regular season with San Jose last year due to his lower-body issue. After signing with Nashville in the offseason, the 24-year-old center is far from a lock for the lineup on a nightly basis and may find himself as a healthy scratch periodically, though a strong camp showing could move him up the pecking order.

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  • Predators' John Leonard: Inks two-way deal

    Leonard (lower body) signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Predators on Monday, per CapFriendly.

    Leonard was acquired from the Sharks earlier this month as part of the Luke Kunin trade. He scored two points in 14 NHL games and 32 points in 45 AHL contests last season. The 23-year-old forward will likely fill a similar depth role with the Predators during the 2022-23 campaign.

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  • Predators' John Leonard: Traded in Draft Day deal

    Leonard (lower body) was traded to Nashville along with a third-round pick in a deal for San Jose's Luke Kunin on Friday.

    Leonard spent most of 2021-22 with the Sharks' AHL affiliate, where he scored 17 goals and added 15 assists. His 32 points were good for fifth on the squad. Leonard also tallied two points in 14 NHL games after a call up; he delivered 13 points in 44 NHL games as a rookie in 2020-21. The pivot has pedigree -- he was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award in 2019-20.

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  • Sharks' John Leonard: Likely done for season

    Leonard (lower body) is not expected to return this season, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Leonard has already missed San Jose's last 10 games and it looks like he'll miss the final three as well. The 23-year-old dressed in just 14 games for the Sharks this season, tallying two points while averaging 11:17 of ice time. It's unclear how severe Leonard's injury is or if he'll need any sort of procedure over the offseason.

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  • Sharks' John Leonard: Set to miss out again

    Leonard (lower body) will not be in the lineup to face Nashville on Tuesday.

    Leonard will be sidelined for his third consecutive contest due to his lingering lower-body issue. Even once given the all-clear, the 23-year-old Leonard is far from a lock for the lineup and could still find himself watching from the press box from time to time. When the New Jersey native has played this year, he has generated two points in 14 games while averaging 11:17 of ice time.

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  • Sharks' John Leonard: Not expected to play

    Leonard (lower body) isn't expected to be in the lineup for Thursday's game versus the Flames, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.

    Leonard's absence will test the Sharks' depth up front, but it shouldn't impact any fantasy lineups, as he's only picked up two points through 14 contests this campaign. Another update on his status should surface once he's cleared to rejoin the lineup.

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  • Sharks' John Leonard: Won't finish game

    Leonard (lower body) won't return to Tuesday's game versus the Oilers, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Leonard was injured blocking a shot in the second period off of his foot or ankle. The 23-year-old has played in seven straight games, but it's unclear if the injury will force him to miss time. The Sharks' next game is Thursday versus the Flames.

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  • Sharks' John Leonard: Tallies first goal in loss

    Leonard scored a goal on five shots and added two hits in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Stars.

    Leonard sparked a late push by the Sharks with his goal at 15:21 of the third period. Logan Couture scored as well, but the Sharks came up one short. Leonard has two points in 13 games this season, but his goal and assist have both been in the last three contests. The American forward could continue to get a look in the last four weeks of the campaign, though he's most likely to serve in a bottom-six role.

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  • Sharks' John Leonard: Finds first assist of season

    Leonard provided a power-play assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Coyotes.

    Leonard needed 11 games to get on the scoresheet this season. He's spent a large part of the campaign with AHL San Jose, but injuries to Sharks forwards have allowed him to play in six of the team's last eight contests. The 23-year-old forward has added 18 shots on net, 11 hits and a minus-2 rating while mainly seeing bottom-six usage when he's in the lineup.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 183 lbs
Birthplace: Westwood, NJ
Age: 25
Experience: 3
Shoots: Left