Chimera, who totaled three goals and 13 points in 74 games this campaign, will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Chimera had a quiet campaign in 2017-18 after posting a respectable 20 goals and 33 points a season ago, so it remains to be seen if any NHL club will express interest in signing the 38-year-old winger to a short-term deal this offseason. If he's unable to land a short-term contract with a contender, it wouldn't be surprising to see Chimera hang up his skates after a successful NHL career which has spanned 18 seasons.
Chimera set up a Brandon Montour goal and scored a marker of his own Wednesday in a 3-0 win over Vancouver.
Chimera has been a depth player for his NHL club this year in both New York and Anaheim, which seldom bodes well for any fantasy value a player has. Wednesday marked his first goal and first assist in a Ducks sweater since he was traded on Feb. 26, and that provides a pretty good picture of his virtually nonexistent fantasy value. With no valuable contributions in any statistical category this year, Chimera simply isn't going to be much help from a fantasy standpoint.
Chimera was traded from the Islanders to the Ducks in exchange for Chris Wagner on Monday.
Chimera, who pitched in 11 points against a minus-11 rating over 58 games with the Islanders this season, is slated to be an unrestricted free agent this summer. He figures to make the Ducks faster in transition, as well as improving upon an already robust penalty kill ranked 10th in the league with a stave-off rate of 82 percent.
Chimera pitched in an assist during a 5-4 overtime loss to Nashville on Monday.
The tally brought Chimera up to two assists in his last 10 games, and since he's skating on the third line averaging 11:25 of ice time, it's unlikely he picks up his pace anytime soon -- especially since he doesn't appear on the power-play. After notching 20 goals each of the last two seasons, the 38-year-old has only found the twine twice this season, and his nine assists bring his point total to just 11. His shooting percentage of three has to pick up eventually, but he's just not filling the statsheet like he did in 2016-17.
Chimera recorded an assist during a 7-2 victory over the Rangers on Saturday.
Chimera got his name on the scoresheet with the last goal of the night, recording a primary assist on Cal Clutterbuck's snap shot. The tally broke a six game pointless streak for the 38-year-old -- tied for his second longest of the year -- and brought him up to nine points (two goals, seven assists) in 44 games this season. The veteran's production has certainly dropped from his 33 point effort last year, and since he plays on the fourth line receiving limited offensive opportunities, it's becoming more and more likely that he won't match the mark from 2016-17.
Chimera has one goal, six assists, and is a minus-2 in 36 games this year.
Chimera started off slow last season, as well, before finishing with 20 goals and 33 points. He plays on the fourth line in a checking role most nights, but although his role is more of a defensive one, the team would still like to see him chip in more offensively. At 38 years of age (and in the last year of his contract), it's likely that Chimera is playing his last season for the Isles.
Chimera finally lit the lamp and added an assist in a 6-5 loss to Ottawa on Friday.
Chimera hasn't contributed much of anything in fantasy value this year, putting up just five points the entire season to date. Considering that he's now at three points through his past 22 games after this outburst, his potential is minimal at best.
Chimera recorded an assist during Saturday's 5-3 win over the Lightning.
The 38-year-old winger is definitely starting to show his age as he now has just three assists in 19 games after recording 20-goal, 30-plus point campaigns in the last two years. Chimera's best days are clearly behind him, and his fantasy value is limited to all but the deepest of leagues.
Chimera hasn't registered a point in his last 12 games and only has two assists with zero goals for the entire season.
It's no wonder that many are questioning why Chimera is still a mainstay in the Islanders lineup. The 38-year old forward is in the last year of his contract but one has to believe that sooner or later the Isles will bench the veteran forward for a wing who can provide more offense to a bottom line. This could happen as soon as the organization believes Joshua Ho-Sang is ready to return to the big club.
Chimera only has two assists in six games for the Isles so far this season.
The 38-year old wing could eventually lose playing time once Alan Quine (upper body) and/or Shane Prince (ankle) return from injured reserve if he doesn't start to produce. Chimera is on the team to provide veteran influence to the younger forwards but the Isles still need him to produce offensively or he will be watching games from the press box.
Chimera is not protected by the Islanders ahead of the upcoming expansion draft.
The Islanders chose to protect four defensemen, which led to an overwhelming number of forwards being exposed. Chimera is coming off a solid campaign, having scored 20 goals and eclipsed the 30-point mark for the second straight season. However, he turned 38 in May, and Vegas is likely to choose a younger presence to build its organization around.
Chimera scored a goal in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Senators.
Chimera reached the 20-goal mark for the third time in his career. The veteran is a bit of a late bloomer, posting 73 points over his past two seasons. Over his first eight NHL campaigns he totaled 83 goals, but over his past six seasons he has amassed 85.
Chimera found twine in Sunday's 5-2 road loss to the Flames.
The brawny veteran is off to a hot start in March with points in three consecutive games. Only once this season has Chimera managed two points in a single contest, but that would probably be asking too much from a third-liner who has been clocking fewer than 13 minutes on average. Chimera is a serviceable fantasy commodity in deep leagues, or even a chancy bargain play in daily settings.
Chimera scored a goal on two shots over 13:44 of ice time in Thursday's 3-1 win over Philadelphia.
He's now hit 20 points for the season, and if that doesn't sound like much, well, it isn't -- Chimera is on pace to fall well short of last year's 40-point output. At 37 years old, the ex-Capital plays just a bit part for the Islanders.
Chimera scored a goal and added an assist during Monday's win over Boston.
The veteran winger has now marked the goal column in three consecutive outings, but with just eight goals and 16 points over 42 games, Chimera still doesn't boast much fantasy upside. Additionally, he entered Monday's game averaging just 12:45 of ice time per night. Without a more significant role, it'll be tough for him to provide more offensive production and gain fantasy relevance.
Chimera logged a season-high 16:05 of ice time in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Flyers, having collected two PIM and just as many hits and blocks.
The Islanders toyed with the idea of putting Chimera on the top line to start the season, but he's largely been a third-line penalty killer after dropping 20 goals and 40 points with the Capitals last season. Chimera has just three assists to go along with a minus-5 rating in 11 games, so fantasy owners are advised to look in another direction -- it may take an injury for the 37-year-old to ascend to the top-six group of forwards.
Chimera could start the season on the top line with John Tavares and Andrew Ladd, Mark Hermann of Newsday reports.
This may be a new season but it's still the same old problem for the Islanders, trying to find someone to play with Tavares. Chimera has the speed to play on the top line but whether or not he has the skill remains to be seen. Either way it won't matter much as coach Jack Capuano loves to tinker with his lines and although Chimera may start on the top line that may only last a shift, period, or a game if he doesn't produce.
Chimera agreed to a two-year deal with the Islanders on Friday.
Chimera will be entering his 16th season in the league after spending seven years with the Capitals. The 37-year-old played in at least 77 games in six of those past seven seasons and will provide reliable depth on the wings for New York.
Chimera scored a very odd game-winning goal in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Flyers.
Chimera redirected a clearing attempt from center ice that miraculously found it's way past Flyers goaltender Steve Mason in the second period. The surreal nature of the play notwithstanding, the 36-year-old winger's tally turned out to be the game-winner as the Capitals now have a 2-0 lead as the series moves to Philadelphia on Monday.
Chimera recorded 20 goals and 40 points in 82 games in the 2015-16 regular season.
The elder statesman of the Capitals, Chimera bounced back from a disappointing 2014-15 campaign to record the second-best season of his career. The speedy winger continues to defy expectations for a 36-year-old third-liner as he enters the twilight years of his career. It's unclear how much longer he can continue to produce at this level, but those in deeper leagues may want to keep him on their radar in the late rounds of next season's draft.
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