Kelly was hired as a development coach for the Senators on Wednesday.
The 37-year-old spent eight years with the Senators, six with the Bruins, and he finished his NHL career with the Ducks in 2017-18. Kelly -- who won the Stanley Cup with the B's in 2011 -- produced 123 goals and 168 assists over 845 contests at the top level, plus he was in contention for the Selke Trophy four times. His next career step is to develop prospects in Ottawa.
Kelly snagged two assists in 2017-18, but just played in 12 games averaging 7:39 of ice time.
The highlight of Kelly's season actually didn't come in the NHL, as he served as Team Canada's captain for the 2018 Olympics, pitching in two goals and an assist in six games while leading his team to bronze. Back in America, he did play in 12 straight games in March, but was benched the final six contests and didn't appear in the playoffs. The 37-year-old will become a free agent for 2018-19, but could provide strong veteran leadership for a younger team, especially with his Olympic experience and Stanley Cup Final trip with Boston.
Kelly logged just 6:54 of ice time over 13 shifts during Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to Winnipeg.
The veteran has now dressed for 11 games with Anaheim, and he's collected two assists and five shots while averaging just 7:51 of ice time per contest. It's unlikely Kelly carves out a more meaningful role leading into the playoffs, either.
Kelly signed a one-year, $1.25 million deal with the Ducks for the remainder of the 2018 season, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
Kelly suited up for Team Canada in the 2018 Winter Olympics and played well enough to secure an NHL contract. He scored a pair of goals and had three points in six Olympic contests. The 37-year-old forward played all 82 games for Ottawa last season, logging 12 points. It remains to be seen what type of role he'll have, but he shouldn't have much of a fantasy impact.
Kelly signed a professional tryout agreement with AHL Belleville on Tuesday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Kelly has not abandoned his hopes of joining up with an NHL team this season, but he will have to do so through the AHL affiliate of his former team in this situation. The veteran winger could receive a call-up at some point, but he's never broken 40 points in a season during his career and isn't likely to be any more effective on this sad Senators team, so he can be passed over for fantasy purposes regardless.
Kelly has been skating with Carleton University, but he's not giving up on his goal to latch on with an NHL team, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Kelly secured a PTO with Edmonton ahead of the 2017-18 campaign, but he left without securing a deal that would give him the right to play at least one season in "The Big E." Originally drafted by the Senators in 1999, Kelly's recorded 289 points (123 goals, 166 assists) over 833 career contests between Ottawa and Boston.
Kelly was scratched for Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to Washington.
Despite appearing in all 82 games for Ottawa last season, Kelly has been a healthy scratch for every game in 2017-18. This is especially surprising given Edmonton's recent struggles offensively and Kelly's veteran leadership, but it appears that he'll continue to sit in the press box unless injuries arise.
Kelly will attend the Oilers' training camp on a professional tryout agreement, Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports.
Kelly only totaled 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in 82 games with Ottawa last season, but he also averaged over two minutes of ice time as a penalty killer, so he could bolster the Oilers' special teams in 2017-18. However, the 36-year-old forward doesn't produce enough offense to be a viable option in season-long fantasy formats.
Kelly won't receive a contract offer from the Senators initially, but he may be re-signed by the club at some point ahead of the 2017-18 campaign, Postmedia's Bruce Garrioch reports.
The Senators will likely wait to see how their roster looks after the expansion and entry drafts before making a decision on Kelly. In the meantime, the 36-year-old winger is free to sign with another NHL club, but it remains to be seen whether any other teams will exhibit any interest in the aging forward. He only tallied 12 points (five goals, seven assists) while registering an ugly minus-17 rating in 82 games with Ottawa last season.
Kelly will make an appearance in Game 5 against the Bruins on Friday.
The veteran will sub in for the injured Tom Pyatt (upper body). Kelly will provide leadership intangibles that are so crucial around playoff time, but he's not worth a look in playoff pools since his playing time currently depends on the health of others.
Kelly appears likely to be a healthy scratch for Game 1 against the Bruins on Wednesday, Ian Mendes of TSN reports.
Kelly struggled down the stretch, going scoreless over his final 15 appearances dating back to March 11. His playing time had dwindled under the 10-minute mark for a five-game stretch from March 30 to April 6 before he played a larger role in the final two games with several veterans resting. Kelly appeared in all 82 games this season, but it appears he'll have to wait to tag in for the postseason.
Kelly enters Saturday's game against the Jets without a goal in 24 outings dating back to Feb. 9 against the Stars.
Offense hasn't exactly been Kelly's specialty over the years, but he has recorded seven NHL seasons with 10 or more goals. Over the past few seasons he has been a bottom-six forward mostly finding work due to his ability on the penalty kill. He remains nothing more than filler in deeper fantasy pools.
Kelly will work with Max McCormick and Jean-Gabriel Pageau in Tuesday's game against the Devils, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Kelly has managed just five goals and 10 points with a team-worst minus-13 rating, so he has a long way to go before he gets back into the good graces of fantasy owners. He should see more opportunity to get on track with Mike Hoffman (groin), Bobby Ryan (finger) and Mark Stone (neck) sidelined. Kelly is also a boon to fantasy owners rewarded for work in the faceoff circle.
Kelly (undisclosed) is in the lineup for Sunday's meeting with the Blue Jackets.
Kelly didn't even have to miss a game after sustaining the injury on Saturday night. The Senators will gladly welcome back the depth that Kelly provides, but the majority of fantasy owners shouldn't be concerned over this bottom-six stalwart.
Kelly (undisclosed) was forced out of Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs after falling awkwardly along the boards, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
Kelly was scoreless in 6:20, and he was unable to return. The source and severity of Kelly's injury is not yet known. We'll keep you apprised of the situation, but only fantasy owners in the deepest of pools will want to bother with Kelly when healthy.
Kelly picked up four hits in 13:34 of ice time during Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Canadiens.
Kelly seemingly can't wait until November is over. The 36-year-old veteran has not reached the box score in 11 games, posting a minus-2 rating in that span. Those who hoped the 1999 third-round pick would find the fountain of youth during his second stint with the Sens should look elsewhere, as Kelly has just one goal and two assists through 19 contests.
Kelly assisted on an empty-net goal and added two hits during Sunday's 2-0 victory against the Oilers.
Kelly isn't one to reach the scoresheet often -- he's sitting at just three points through eight games. The 35-year-old had a surprising multi-point effort against Arizona, but he's gone pointless in all other games with the exception of Sunday. Needless to say, the veteran can be ignored in almost all formats.
Kelly scored his first goal, dished out an empty-net assist, went plus-2 and notched two PIM in Tuesday's win over the Coyotes.
Not typically a big source of offense, Kelly had gone scoreless over the Sens' first three games, but almost every forward got in on the offensive shenanigans this time around. Still, fantasy owners in deep formats should mostly look to the tough pivot for hits and PIM rather than significant point production. The best news is that he's come back healthy after playing just 11 games with Boston last year due to a broken leg.
Kelly was on ice for 16:04 and recorded no points during Saturday's 4-3 shootout win against the Canadiens.
Kelly played just 11 games last year with Boston, but even when he's on ice, the winger is not a threat to produce. Don't be surprised if the 35-year-old continues to put up duds, as he is a better asset to Ottawa than fantasy owners.
Kelly (leg) is listed as healthy on the Senators' training camp roster, the Ottawa Citizen reports.
A broken femur limited Kelly to 11 games with Boston last season, but now he's ready to reprise his role as a suffocating line defender for the Senators. The 35-year-old veteran was selected by Ottawa in the third round of the 1999 NHL draft and spent six and a half seasons with the Canadian club. Kelly's a role player who won't touch the puck all that often, so you can disregard him in most fantasy pools.
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