Jackman signed a one-day contract to retire as a St. Louis Blue on Tuesday.
Jackman retires from the NHL after 876 career games, more than 800 of which were played with St. Louis. He was not a prolific scorer -- he managed just 29 goals -- but the gritty blueliner did rack up 1,102 PIM over the course of 14 seasons. Selected 17th overall by the Blues in the 1999 NHL Draft out of the WHL, Jackman went on to win the Calder Memorial Trophy in 2002-03 as the league's top rookie.
Jackman will announce his retirement at a press conference Tuesday.
The 35-year-old defenseman totaled career lows in ice time and points last season with Nashville, so it's clear his skills have been on the decline. He will retire as a member of the Blues, a team he played with for 13 seasons of his 14-year career.
Jackman was placed on unconditional waivers Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. He's facing a contract buyout from the Predators.
After spending 13 NHL seasons in St. Louis, Jackman attracted Nashville in free agency ahead of the 2015-16 campaign. He was used sparingly by the Preds, averaging a career-low 13:51 of ice time. While the 35-year-old will never be mistaken for a scoring threat, he's a fearless veteran who isn't afraid to get in the way of pucks -- he's totaled 342 blocked shots in the last three years.
Jackman was a healthy scratch for Tuesday's 5-3 win against the Stars.
With Shea Weber returning from a three-game absence due to to lower-body injury, somebody had to sit, and Jackman was unlucky enough to draw the short straw. Mind you, with just five points in 61 games, he has not contributed much offensively this season. Furthermore, his plus-1 rating suggests he is barely keeping his head above water defensively, so it's not hard to see why the Preds' coaching staff might be losing confidence in him. Bottom line, Jackman represents too big of a fantasy risk to be in your lineup right now. Seek out other options if you can.
Jackman enters the All-Star break with just three points in 49 games this season.
Jackman registered exactly 15 points in each of the previous two seasons, but will be lucky to reach double-digits this year given his current pace. In truth, with guys like Shea Weber and Roman Josi patrolling the Preds' blue line, the team really doesn't need him to add much by way of offense anyway. Other than his team-leading 60 PIM, Jackman doesn't rank particularly well in any peripheral stat category, giving him marginal value at best in most fantasy formats.
Jackman left Monday's game against the Rangers briefly in the second period after taking a puck to the knee, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.
Jackman was visibly in considerable pain following the shot, hobbling around the ice as he finished his shift. Fortunately, he returned to the game later in the third period, and finished with a respectable 18:14 in ice time. Jackman has just two points in 35 games so far this season, rendering him pretty much useless in all but the deepest of fantasy formats.
Jackman received a fighting major and a game misconduct during Saturday's 7-0 rout of the Jets. He saw just 7:55 of ice time but was a plus-2 and had 15 PIM.
It's an odd-looking stat line for Jackman, who plays a physical game but usually shows enough discipline to say out of penalty trouble. For example, he had just 47 PIM all of last season, but he's already up to 26 after Saturday's scrappy affair with the Jets. Consider it a nice little bonus for the handful of you out there who own him - it won't happen often.
Jackman (upper body) will return to the Predators' lineup for Thursday's tilt against the Ducks, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.
Jackman was forced to miss Tuesday's matchup with the Lightning with the upper-body injury, but is now apparently healthy enough to re-join Nashville's lineup Thursday against Anaheim. The 34-year-old veteran defender has yet to register a point this season, but enters Thursday's contest with a plus-3 rating.
Jackman missed Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay with an upper-body injury, Adam Vingan of the Tennessean reports.
The 34-year-old Jackman is normally about as durable as they come - Tuesday marked just the ninth NHL game he's missed since the 2011-12 season - so this could actually be something serious. Mark him down as day-to-day for now, but the situation is worth monitoring. Check back for Jackman's official status prior to the Preds' net game - Thursday against the Ducks.
Jackman (elbow) returned to the ice Tuesday, recording a goal in 13:14 of ice time in a loss to the Blue Jackets.Jackman was dealing with a minor elbow injury that he sustained earlier in training camp but he appears to have put that behind him based on his output Tuesday. He's a veteran defenseman who has recorded 15 points in each of the last two seasons.
Head coach Peter Laviolette told reporters on Saturday that Jackman will likely play in the Predators' two remaining preseason contents, NHL.com's Brooks Bratten reports.Jackman was dealing with an elbow injury that kept him sidelined during the early portion of Nashville's training camp, but it appears the veteran defender is now fully healthy and ready to log some preseason action. Jackman tallied 15 points (two goals, 13 assists) in 80 games with St. Louis last season.
Jackman is dealing with a minor elbow injury which will sideline him for the next few days, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.A few days of missed practice won't have any impact on the veteran defenseman's ability to get adequately prepared for the upcoming season. Jackman registered 15 points (two goals, 13 assists) in 80 games with the Blues last season.
Jackman signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Predators on Wednesday, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.
Jackman will likely be a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against the , Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.Robert Bortuzzo was surprisingly paired with Petteri Lindbohm on the third line at Tuesday's morning skate, indicating that Jackman will miss a game for the first time this season. It may just be that the Blues want their 34-year-old blueliner to get a rest.
Jackman picked up an assist Saturday in a 4-2 loss to the Penguins. He was minus-1, took one shot, and registered two hits and a blocked shot in the contest.This was Jackman's first point in over a month. He contributes value with his defensive play, especially blocked shots where he ranks right around 50th in the NHL.
Jackman recorded an assist and five PIM in Saturday's win over the Hurricanes.It's the first point since the middle of December for the 33-year-old, a drought that isn't all that atypical. Jackman's standing as a third-pairing defender primarily tasked with keeping his goalie clean won't present many scoring opportunities.
Jackman (lower body) will play Saturday against the Wild.Jackman was in danger of sitting out Saturday after being injured in Friday's game, but it appears he will be available for his regular role.
Jackman suffered a lower-body injury during Friday's game but will travel on the Blues' upcoming road trip, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.It's not clear if Jackman will be able to play Saturday after picking up the injury the night before, but it does not appear he is facing a long-term absence.
Jackman had an assist Tuesday in a 6-1 win over Buffalo. He was plus- and had one hit in 14:10 of ice time.Jackman now has four assists (all coming in his last six games) and is plus-5 on the season. He is well ahead of his scoring pace for the past few seasons and his solid defensive play could help owners in deep leagues.
Jackman picked up his second assist in as many games Monday in a win over the Rangers. He was plus-1 with two PIM, one hit, and a blocked shot in the contest.Jackman is a not an offensive defenseman, so the points are a bonus. He does play a physical game adding a fair number of hits and blocked shots that make him useful in leagues that count those statistics.