Player Updates

October 3, 2016 08:12 PM
David Jones: Released by Ducks
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Jones was released by the Ducks on Monday, Dhiren Mahiban of the New York Times reports.

Jones was unable to impress the Ducks' coaching staff after being signed by the team to a professional tryout agreement in September. He'll head back to the open free agent market following his release and could find some potential suitors looking for additional help on the wing.

September 23, 2016 02:20 PM
Ducks' David Jones: Signs PTO
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Jones signed a professional tryout agreement with Anaheim for training camp, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

Jones logged a total of 75 contests between Calgary and Minnesota last year in which he tallied 11 goals and seven assists along with 10 PIM. Given his minimal production, especially compared to his 30-point 2014-15 season. The Ducks seem to be set on the right side, but if he is willing to switch to the left side, it's possible Jones secures himself a permanent deal.

April 1, 2016 05:59 PM
Wild's David Jones: Ready to rock Friday
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Jones (illness) is ready to play Friday night against the Red Wings, Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune reports.

Jones missed the past two games due to an illness, but he'll return to the ice and reprise his role as a bottom-six forward Friday. His presence is important to the Wild, who are trying to lock down a playoff spot, but the activation likely won't cause many to blink in the fantasy realm as Jones has just 18 points in 78 games this campaign.

March 29, 2016 05:59 PM
Wild's David Jones: Out Tuesday
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Jones (illness) won't suit up for Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Fantasy owners' shouldn't need to keep tabs on Jones' availability, as the veteran winger has only notched 18 points in 71 games this season, leaving him off the radar in the vast majority of fantasy leagues. Jason Zucker, who has been a healthy scratch for four of the Wild's last eight games, will slot into the lineup Tuesday against Chicago in Jones' absence.

March 28, 2016 03:13 PM
Wild's David Jones: Misses practice Monday with illness
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Jones missed Monday's practice due to an illness, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

It's not clear if he'll be able to play Tuesday. If not, Jason Zucker would likely take his spot after being scratched four of the last eight games.

March 20, 2016 12:21 PM
Wild's David Jones: Scores 11th goal
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Jones scored his 11th goal of the season, and second with the Wild, in Saturday's win over Carolina.

Jones has increased his scoring output slightly with the Wild with three points in eight games after 15 points in 59 games with Calgary. He's had 14 or more minutes of ice time the past two games, so he may gaining the confidence of the coaching staff.

March 5, 2016 04:22 PM
Wild's David Jones: Scores first with new team
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Jones notched a goal -- the first with his new squad -- and just 7:20 of ice time in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win against Buffalo.

Jones was on ice for 12:30 in his debut with Minnesota, so the drop-off in usage is concerning, although it is just two outings. The 31-year-old winger last found twine on Feb. 17, a span of six games without recording points. Jones' minutes may fluctuate as he gets more comfortable with the new scenery, but it doesn't look like there will be a noteworthy increase from the 12:47 of ice time he saw with Calgary this year.

March 3, 2016 12:35 PM
Wild's David Jones: Will play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (personal) will debut with the Wild on Thursday.

Jones missed out on Tuesday's game against the Avalanche due to some visa issues, but it appears those are now behind him. It seems unlikely he will be a member of the team's top-six forwards, as the veteran winger averaged just 12:47 of ice time with Calgary, and the Wild have similar depth in the forward ranks. Jones can safely be avoided in most fantasy formats, but he does provide a bit of a boost in leagues that count hits (115 this season).

March 1, 2016 09:41 PM
Wild's David Jones: Out Tuesday with Visa issues
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Jones will miss Tuesday's game against the Avalanche as he deals with a visa issue, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports.

Jones was dealt from the Flames to the Wild just before the trade deadline Monday, but it appears as though the Canadian won't be able to get everything sorted out in time to make his debut with his new club Tuesday. It appears to be a minor issue, though, so the winger could be cleared to play in time for Thursday's tilt against the Maple Leafs.

February 29, 2016 06:27 PM
Wild's David Jones: Traded to Wild
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Jones was acquired by the Wild from Calgary on Monday for Niklas Backstrom and a sixth-round pick in the 2016 draft.

Jones tallied nine goals and six assists in 59 contests with Calgary this season prior to the trade. The 31-year-old winger has totaled 188 points in 446 games played with Calgary and Colorado over the course of his career. It is unclear how big of a role he will have with Minnesota at this point, but it seems likely the veteran Jones will push for playing time on one of Minnesota's forward lines.

February 18, 2016 11:57 AM
Flames' David Jones: Scores in return to lineup
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Jones recorded his ninth goal of the season in a 5-3 loss to Minnesota on Wednesday.

Jones had missed the previous two games, but appeared no worse for the wear Wednesday. He has never been a fantasy dynamo, but seems to be even less of an offensive factor this season, racking up only 65 shots and 15 points in 54 games.

February 17, 2016 05:47 PM
Flames' David Jones: Will play Wednesday
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Jones (lower body) will return to the lineup Wednesday against the Wild.

After skipping out on the previous two contests due to the lower-body issue, Jones will make his return to the lineup Wednesday. Even so, the veteran doesn't really possess the offensive skills he once did. He's expected to serve as the right wing on the Flames' fourth line for the contest against the Wild, but remains a non-factor in season-long fantasy leagues.

February 15, 2016 04:13 PM
Flames' David Jones: Won't play Monday
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Jones will actually miss Monday's game against the Ducks because of a lower-body injury.

Once a formidable forward, Jones' offensive impact isn't nearly as much as in past seasons. To account for it, Jones has picked up his physical game, collecting 105 hits through 53 games while still totaling 64 shots on net and 14 points to keep himself useful. The veteran was expected to return to the lineup Monday, but the apparently the issue isn't behind him yet. Instead, he'll now aim to rejoin his teammates Wednesday when the Wild arrive in Calgary.

February 14, 2016 01:51 PM
Flames' David Jones: Returning Sunday
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Jones (lower body) will make his return to the lineup Monday against Anaheim.

The once-effective winger has just eight goals and six assists in 53 games this season, and has played on each of the Flames' forward lines at one point or another. Expect Jones to play on one of the bottom-two lines for Monday's tilt.

February 12, 2016 04:23 PM
Flames' David Jones: Out again Friday
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Jones (lower body) will not return to the lineup for Friday's game against the Coyotes, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.

Jones exited Thursday's game after just 3:44 of action due to the lower-body issue issue, and it appears the team will add Josh Jooris to the lineup Friday to replace the ailing Jones. The added rest before the team's next contest Monday against the Ducks could be enough time to regain his health, but the Flames should again update the veteran's status prior to then.

February 12, 2016 12:55 AM
Flames' David Jones: Won't return Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones suffered a lower-body injury in Thursday's game against the Sharks and will not return

Jones skated just 3:44 total in Thursday's game before exiting with the injury, failing to make an impact in the box score. The 6-foot-2, 210 winger offers a physical presence (103 hits) when he's on the ice, but his early exit Thursday could result in some time missed. Expect the Flames to update his status prior to Friday's game against the Coyotes.

February 10, 2016 12:19 PM
Flames' David Jones: Hasn't scored in 10 games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones is currently mired in a 10-game scoreless streak after not finding the scoresheet in Tuesday's 4-3 victory against Toronto.

Jones put up a decent 30-point season in 2014-15, but has struggled to duplicate that this year. He's also only put seven shots on goal during that 10-game span, evidence that he is really not a factor in Calgary's offense.

January 25, 2016 12:17 PM
Flames' David Jones: Decrease in playing time
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Jones played less than 10 minutes in a 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes on Sunday.

Jones usually is up near the 13-minute range in playing time, but saw a lot less of the ice on Sunday. He has skated quite a bit with Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau this season but has not seen an uptick in production, as he is at 14 points in 46 games.

January 6, 2016 12:22 PM
Flames' David Jones: Lights lamp in Tuesday's win
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Jones netted a goal in a 3-1 victory over the Lightning on Tuesday.

Jones snapped a six-game scoreless streak with the goal. He's about on pace to replicate his 30-point performance from a year ago, and that's right around his ceiling for production.

December 7, 2015 01:48 PM
Flames' David Jones: Ready for Tuesday
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Jones (lower body) is "good to go" for Tuesday's game against the Sharks, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The FAN reports.

Jones exited Friday's contest after playing just 2:07 due to the lower-body issue, and didn't take part in practice Sunday. However, he rejoined his teammates at practice Monday, and appears set to play alongside Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan once again Tuesday.