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December 17, 2018 02:20 PM
Rangers' Matt Beleskey: Demoted to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beleskey was sent down to AHL Hartford on Sunday.

The 30-year-old forward has played four games with the Rangers this season, scoring just one goal in the process. It seems that the options for Beleskey at this point were a demotion to the AHL or to become a regular in the press box.

December 7, 2018 01:32 AM
Rangers' Matt Beleskey: Back with big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beleskey was recalled from AHL Hartford on Thursday.

Beleskey was demoted earlier in the week as a means to get the left winger some much-needed ice time. The 30-year-old has appeared in just one NHL game in 2018-19 and has been a non-factor since arriving in New York last season via trade. This year, the veteran has posted three goals and 10 points in 15 games with AHL Hartford.

December 3, 2018 11:12 AM
Rangers' Matt Beleskey: Sent down to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beleskey was reassigned to AHL Hartford on Monday.

Beleskey's demotion is likely about getting him playing time, considering he has appeared in just one game for the Rangers this season. New York is off until Saturday's matchup with Florida, while its minor-league affiliate the Work Pack have a pair of games Wednesday and Friday. Beleskey will almost certainly be recalled ahead of Saturday's tilt.

December 2, 2018 01:16 PM
Rangers' Matt Beleskey: Back with big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rangers recalled Beleskey from AHL Hartford on Sunday, Jon Lane of reports.

Beleskey could make his Rangers debut Sunday versus the Jets if Mats Zuccarello (groin) and Vladislav Namestnikov (groin) continue to sit out. The 30-year-old didn't record a point and posted a minus-9 rating in 15 NHL games last year, so his fantasy value is negligible.

October 24, 2018 12:24 PM
Rangers' Matt Beleskey: Waived by New York
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rangers placed Beleskey (shoulder) on waivers Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

Beleskey has been sidelined for the first nine games of the campaign due to a shoulder injury, but that's evidently no longer an issue for the veteran winger. If he goes unclaimed, the 2006 fourth-round pick will almost certainly be assigned to AHL Hartford.

October 23, 2018 01:33 AM
Rangers' Matt Beleskey: Upgraded to day-to-day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beleskey (shoulder) is considered day-to-day, Rick Carpiniello of The Athletic reports, which means he could be available Tuesday against Florida.

Beleskey's original timeline put him returning Oct. 25, but his upgraded status could be an indication the winger is ahead of schedule. Whenever the Ontario native is given the green light to return, he will need to activated off injured reserve and would likely replace Vinni Lettieri or Cody McLeod in the lineup.

October 11, 2018 02:08 PM
Rangers' Matt Beleskey: Skates Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beleskey (shoulder) took to the ice as part of Thursday's optional skate, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.

The fact that Beleskey -- who remains on injured reserve -- was able to skate with his teammates is certainly an important step in his recovery, but his timeline remains unchanged with an expected return date of Oct. 25 against Chicago.

October 5, 2018 10:33 PM
Rangers' Matt Beleskey: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beleskey (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Sept. 24, per the NHL's official media site.

Beleskey isn't expected to be ready until Oct. 25 anyway, but his place on injured reserve frees up a roster spot. The 30-year-old winger has been a bottom-six asset in recent years and his absence won't have drastic effects in the fantasy realm.

September 26, 2018 04:45 PM
Rangers' Matt Beleskey: Out with shoulder injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beleskey is expected to miss 2-4 weeks due to a separated shoulder, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

Beleskey saw action in just 15 NHL games last season split between Boston and New York, instead spending the bulk of the year in the minors. If the winger is out for a while, it could open the door for Filip Chytil or Brett Howden to take Beleskey's roster spot.

September 24, 2018 08:01 PM
Rangers' Matt Beleskey: Out with shoulder injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Belesky injured his shoulder and will not return to Monday's preseason contest against New Jersey.

Belesky laid a hit on Stefan Noesen and then got into a scrap with Eric Gryba, so the injury likely occurred during one of those two incidents. The Rangers should provide an update on the injury in the next day or so, but for now he should be considered day-to-day.

April 6, 2018 10:52 PM
Rangers' Matt Beleskey: Recalled for finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beleskey was recalled from AHL Hartford on Friday.

Considering the Rangers have one game remaining in the season, it seems unlikely the team would summon Beleskey from the AHL without the intention to play him in the contest. He could battle for an Opening Night roster spot next season after totaling six points -- a goal and five assists with Hartford.

February 25, 2018 10:44 PM
Rangers' Matt Beleskey: Now with Wolf Pack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

While it originally appeared Beleskey would start off with the Rangers following a trade, he's in the lineup for AHL Hartford on Sunday, Mark Divver of The Providence Journal reports.

The 29-year-old will begin his career with the Rangers in the minors. Beleskey was only able to put up six points (four goals, two assists) in 21 games for AHL Providence and will look to better those numbers in a new environment.

February 25, 2018 02:17 PM
Bruins' Matt Beleskey: Headed back to NHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beleskey was recalled from AHL Hartford on Sunday after being traded to the Rangers, per the AHL's official transaction log.

Although the 29-year-old wasn't able to get anything going this season in Boston, as he played just 14 games and wasn't able to record a point, perhaps a new change of scenery will help him revamp his game. After all, it was just two seasons ago he posted his career-high points total of 37, but it's still hard to see Beleskey receiving anything other than a bottom-six role on Broadway.

February 25, 2018 11:05 AM
Rangers' Matt Beleskey: Dealt to Rangers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rangers acquired Beleskey, defenseman Ryan Lindgren, forward Ryan Spooner and a 2019 seventh-round pick from the Rangers on Sunday in exchange for forward Rick Nash. Per Bob McKenzie of TSN, the Bruins will retain 50 percent of the money remaining on Beleskey's contract.

A massive bust after inking a five-year, $19 million deal with the Bruins in the summer of 2015, Beleskey has spent most of the season at AHL Bridgeport after hitting waivers upon going without a point for 14 games in Boston. The organizational change can only help the 29-year-old, but it's unclear if the Rangers have any real plans of carving out a role for him at the NHL level or if he'll continue to languish in the AHL with their affiliate in Hartford the rest of the season.

January 15, 2018 12:08 AM
Bruins' Matt Beleskey: Breaks orbital bone
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beleskey took a puck to the face during a 3-2 defeat to AHL Bridgeport on Friday, suffering a broken orbital bone from the incident, Mark Divver of The Providence Journal reports.

While this is awful luck for Beleskey, who had been playing for AHL Providence since he was designated for assignment Dec. 15, he's not expected to be out for an extended period and could return to the ice with a cage as early as Saturday. The 29-year-old has scored three goals in 10 games in the minors this season.

December 14, 2017 12:48 PM
Bruins' Matt Beleskey: Placed on waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bruins have placed Beleskey on waivers, the Boston Herald reports.

The gritty winger has been a healthy scratch since Nov. 26, and prior to that Beleskey had logged zero points in 14 games for the B's, who signed him to five-year contract in July of 2015 that carries an average annual salary cap hit of $3.8 million. Per the report, if Beleskey goes unclaimed, the Bruins will gain $1.025 million in cap relief. In that scenario, the team could elect to send the 29-year-old to the AHL in order to give Beleskey a chance to get his game, in particular his scoring touch, back on track.

November 30, 2017 04:45 PM
Bruins' Matt Beleskey: Scratched Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beleskey was scratched from Wednesday's game against the Lightning, Fluto Shinzawa of The Boston Globe reports.

The Bruins have opted to play with seven defensemen and sit Beleskey. The 29-year-old winger has zero points and a minus-8 rating through 14 games, and his best contributions have been dropping the mitts, which he's done three times this season.

November 21, 2017 01:57 AM
Bruins' Matt Beleskey: Struggling to find consistent role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beleskey was a healthy scratch for Saturday's 3-1 victory over San Jose.

This marks the second straight game that Beleskey has been scratched after appearing in seven consecutive contests. The 29-year-old has certainly had an off year, as he's yet to record a point after playing in 13 games while skating to a minus-7.

October 16, 2017 11:24 AM
Bruins' Matt Beleskey: Searching for first point
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beleskey had a minus-1 rating, one shot on goal and four hits in just over 10 minutes of time on ice during Sunday's 3-1 loss to Vegas.

Beleskey, the team's marquee signing entering the 2015-16 season, had a horrendous 2016-17, scoring three goals and eight points in 49 games. However, Beleskey had a strong training camp that had B's fans hoping for a bounce back this campaign, yet five games in to 2017-18, this hasn't come to fruition. Beleskey has yet to score, has a minus-2 rating, and has just five shots on goal.

September 23, 2017 06:40 PM
Bruins' Matt Beleskey: Returning to action Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beleskey (foot) will be in the lineup for Saturday's preseason game against the Red Wings, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports.

Beleskey will be looking to bounce back in a major way this season after an abysmal 2016-17 campaign in which he only tallied eight points (three goals, five assists) in 49 games. The 29-year-old forward is expected to skate in a bottom-six role this season, but he could also see time on the man advantage as a member of the Bruins' second power-play unit.

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