Frolik was added to Montreal's taxi squad Saturday.
Frolik has yet to crack the Canadiens' lineup this season and isn't expected to have a regular NHL role this year. He picked up 14 points in 57 games split between the Flames and Sabres last campaign.
Frolik has been assigned to AHL Laval for conditioning purposes.
Frolik has yet to play an NHL game this season, so he'll head to minors to get some ice time. The 32-year-old will play a couple of games. He'll return to the team's taxi squad Saturday.
Frolik skated at left wing on the fourth line during Friday's practice, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Frolik took the spot of Paul Byron, who left Thursday's game after taking a Shea Weber slapshot off his foot. Byron's status for Saturday's game in Vancouver is uncertain, so Frolik could make his season debut. He's currently on Montreal's taxi squad.
Frolik cleared waivers and was assigned to Montreal's taxi squad, Steve Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
The Canadiens waived both Frolik and Corey Perry on Monday, figuring teams would have rosters already set, minimizing the chances either forward would be claimed. Frolik and Perry join fellow forward Ryan Poehling, defenseman Cale Fleury, and goalie Charlie Lindgren on the taxi squad.
The Canadiens placed Frolik on waivers Monday.
Frolik and Corey Perry were added to waivers and become eligible for Montreal's taxi squad. Thus far during practices, Frolik has been working on a fifth line with Perry and Ryan Poehling.
Frolik signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Canadiens on Wednesday.
Frolik drew into 57 games split between the Flames and Sabres last year, picking up 14 points over that span. He'll be a rotational bottom-six player with very little offensive upside in 2020-21, so he won't be a viable fantasy option.
With the Sabres being one of seven NHL teams that won't be part of the playoffs, Frolik has played his last game of 2019-20 and will soon become an unrestricted free agent, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Frolik was acquired by the team from the Flames at the trade deadline, and while the team's intent to boost the penalty kill made sense, he didn't really pan out in the sworded jersey. Lysowski feels he's one of the least likely UFAs to return to Buffalo based on his lousy production in 19 games with the team (just one empty-net goal and three assists). Frolik, 32 years of age, will be coming off a season where he produced just 14 points over 57 games between two teams, so his demand won't be all that high as he hits the open market. Perhaps the Sabres will be willing to keep Frolik if a really cheap offer does the trick.
Frolik will be a healthy scratch during Friday's matchup with Vegas, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Frolik had collected two assists in his past three outings, but he went the prior 10 contests without reaching the scoresheet. He was brought in to provide secondary scoring for the Sabres, yet he's accumulated just four points through 18 games. He'll sit out while Dominik Kahun makes his Sabres debut.
Frolik (illness) is expected to return to action Saturday against Pittsburgh, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.
Frolik returned to practice Friday, which was the first sign he'd likely be available against the Penguins. The former Flame will slot into a bottom-six role Saturday.
Frolik (illness) won't travel with the team for Tuesday's game versus the Senators.
Frolik didn't participate in Monday's practice, and he'll miss his second straight game. The severity of the illness isn't clear, but he has until Saturday's matchup versus the Penguins to get back to full health.
Frolik (illness) will not suit up for Sunday's game against Toronto, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Frolik didn't participate in practice over the weekend and his lingering illness will hold him out of Sunday's game. The 31-year-old winger has a goal and two points in 15 games since being acquired by the Sabres. His next chance to play will be Tuesday in Ottawa.
Frolik (illness) didn't participate in Saturday's practice, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Frolik should be considered questionable for Sunday's matchup versus the Maple Leafs, and his status could become more clear during morning skate. It looks like Marcus Johansson (upper body) could be ready in time, so he'd simply swap places with Frolik if Frolik can't go.
Frolik is in the midst of a 10-game point drought.
Frolik started out his tenure in Buffalo with a goal and an assist through his first five appearances. Since then, he's gone 10 contests without hitting the scoresheet. There was some optimism that the trade could inflate Frolik's fantasy value, but it appears to have had the opposite outcome. He sits at 12 points through 53 outings.
Frolik potted a goal and led the team with five shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Stars.
Frolik's goal came shorthanded and went into an empty net in the third period. He's up to two points in five games with the Sabres, earning minutes in all situations. The 31-year-old has three shorthanded points and 12 points overall in 43 contests between the Sabres and Flames this season.
Frolik picked up an assist in Sunday's win over the Red Wings.
In his third game with the club, Frolik got his first point wearing the blue and gold. While he's been skating on the second line, he hasn't seen any time on the power play yet. His fantasy value will likely remain limited until he can earn some time with the man advantage.
Frolik went scoreless in Thursday's loss to St. Louis.
While Frolik didn't crack the scoresheet, he did see 16:44 of ice time. It's his highest total since Nov. 21 which was also against the Blues. He didn't see any time on the man advantage, but the Sabres only had one power play -- a high-sticking call drawn by Frolik. He put up three hits and two blocks with two shots on goal. Three hits isn't a high total, but it's the most Frolik's thrown in a game this season.
Frolik is expected to make his Sabres debut in Thursday's tilt with the Blues.
Frolik was dealt to the Sabres nearly a week ago, but he didn't practice with the team right away due to visa issues. With that resolved, he's expected to join Buffalo's top six and play on a line with Marcus Johansson and Conor Sheary. Frolik had just 10 points in 38 games with Calgary, but he only averaged 11:56 of ice time per game, none of which was on the man advantage. With an expanded role in the blue and gold, Frolik should see an uptick in production.
Frolik appears to have resolved his visa issues following his trade to Buffalo six days ago and is expected to practice Wednesday,
Frolik wasn't seeing time on Calgary's power play before the deal, but he's got plenty of experience on special teams and Buffalo's power play is poor, ranking 22nd in the league and even worse in recent times. With Jeff Skinner and Victor Olofsson on the shelf, there's a chance Frolik sees power-play time right away. There's also room in the top six at even strength, though we'll see how the Sabres shuffle up their lines ahead of Thursday's game in St. Louis.
The Flames traded Frolik to the Sabres on Thursday in exchange for a 2020 fourth-round pick.
With the Sabres dealing with a plethora of injuries to their forward group, they chose to acquire solid depth in the form of Frolik. The 31-year-old was palatable in his bottom-six role with the Flames, potting five goals and 10 points through the first 31 games of the 2019-20 campaign. The Sabres will roll with 11 forwards for Thursday's game against Edmonton, but it's likely Frolik will step into a bottom-six role with his new team for Saturday's game against Florida.
Frolik potted a shorthanded goal in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Blackhawks.
Frolik's tally at 15:30 of the third period cut the Blackhawks' lead to 4-2. The goal is Frolik's second shorthanded point in the last three games -- the Czech winger is a notable penalty-killing specialist. He's now amassed 10 points, 44 shots on goal and a minus-10 rating through 38 appearances. Despite the recent surge in offense, Frolik doesn't carry much fantasy value in a bottom-six role.
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