Gaunce put pen to paper on a one-year, two-way contract with Tampa Bay on Friday.
Gaunce only made two appearances for the Lightning this season, during which he tallied seven PIM, two shots on goal and a plus-3 rating while averaging 15:40 of ice time. How the 29-year-old fits into the 23-man roster next year will depend on what the club does this offseason in regards to free agents Braydon Coburn, Dan Girardi and Anton Stralman.
Tampa Bay reassigned Gaunce to AHL Syracuse on Wednesday.
Gaunce was brought up to the big club to serve as an emergency depth option for Games 3 and 4, but the Lightning were eliminated from the playoffs by Columbus on Tuesday, so they're obviously no longer in need of the 29-year-old's services. He'll head to Syracuse to aid the Crunch in their quest for the Calder Cup.
Gaunce was recalled from AHL Syracuse on Sunday.
Gaunce was shipped to the minors Thursday, but quickly found his way back with the big club. With fellow defenseman Victor Hedman (undisclosed) and Anton Stralman (lower body) uncertain for Game 3, Gaunce could find his way into the lineup. If the 29-year-old does play, however, it likely won't have an effect from a fantasy perspective, as he's tallied no points in two games this season.
Gaunce was reassigned to AHL Syracuse on Thursday.
Gaunce didn't play in Game 1 against the Blue Jackets on Monday, with the Bolts squandering a lead and ending up with a 4-3 loss at home. With Gaunce back in the minors, Jan Rutta and Braydon Coburn could rotate on the bottom pair throughout the series.
Gaunce was recalled from AHL Syracuse on Wednesday.
Gaunce was sent to AHL Syracuse on Tuesday after fulfilling the role of extra skater in his short stint with Tampa Bay. The Ontario native currently leads Crunch defensemen in goals (10), assists (33) and points (43) over 57 games.
The Canucks reassigned Gaunce to AHL Syracuse on Tuesday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Gaunce didn't draw into the lineup in his brief stay with the Bolts and has played in no more than 12 games in an NHL season, so there's little to like in terms of fantasy surrounding the 29-year-old defenseman. His demotion could signal that either Anton Stralman (lower body) or Dan Girardi (lower body) is ready to return.
Gaunce was called up from AHL Syracuse on Monday.
Gaunce has yet to step foot in an NHL game this season, but with an injury to Anton Stralman (lower body), his time could come soon. In 48 games in the AHL, Gaunce has produced a solid 40 points. Even with the call-up, the 28-year-old doesn't provide any fantasy value.
Gaunce was reassigned to AHL Syracuse on Friday.
Even with Victor Hedman (upper body) missing the past seven games, Gaunce hasn't stepped foot on NHL ice this season. The reigning Norris Trophy winner is said to be on the verge of returning to action, which explains why Gaunce is heading back to the minors. The physical defenseman has two points and nine PIM over six games with the AHL's Crunch.
Gaunce was recalled from AHL Syracuse on Saturday, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.
With Victor Hedman (upper body) expected to miss at least a week, the Lightning needed help on the blue line. Playing for AHL Syracuse, Gaunce has bagged two points in six games so far this season. The 28-year-old defenseman yet to play an NHL game in 2018-19.
Gaunce signed a one-year, two-way deal with Tampa Bay on Sunday.
The 28-year-old blueliner spent all of last year with AHL Cleveland, scoring three goals and 24 points in 67 games. Gaunce has played just 32 games at the NHL level, most recently with Pittsburgh during the 2016-17 campaign. He should head to AHL Syracuse next season and shouldn't see much time with the big club.
Gaunce was reassigned to AHL Cleveland on Sunday, Brian Hedger of the Blue Jackets' official site reports.
Gaunce was called up Saturday to provide extra defensive depth in the second half of back-to-back games, but his services are no longer needed with the Blue Jackets off until Tuesday. The 27-year-old has yet to play in an NHL game this season, but he suited up for 12 games for Pittsburgh last campaign and scored one goal and added three helpers. Columbus currently has seven healthy defensemen, so it's tough to see Gaunce being called up again soon.
Gaunce was recalled from AHL Cleveland on Saturday.
Gaunce has yet to appear in an NHL game this season. Instead, he's collected two goals, 10 helpers and 46 PIM with the Monsters. Every team needs depth, and Gaunce will provide that with fellow defenseman Ryan Murray (upper body) still on injured reserve ahead of Saturday's road clash with the Islanders.
Gaunce was sent down to AHL Cleveland on Saturday.
Gaunce was on the NHL roster for eight days, but he never cracked the lineup and was used as a traveling depth player. The Blue Jackets have four days off, so there's no need for Gaunce's services for the time being.
Gaunce was recalled from the Cleveland Monsters of the AHL on Sunday.
The 27-year-old defenseman has featured in 32 NHL games in his career, recording two goals and five points. He had spent the entirety of 2017-18 in the minors prior to the recall, where he logged five assists and an even rating in 20 contests. Gaunce will give Columbus more experience and depth on its blue line but likely won't offer much from a fantasy standpoint.
The Blue Jackets placed Gaunce on waivers Tuesday, James Mirtle of The Athletic Toronto reports.
Gaunce was solid in limited action with the Penguins last season, notching four points (one goal, three assists) while posting a plus-1 rating over 12 games, but he was never expected to win a spot on the Jackets' Opening Night roster. If the 27-year-old blueliner goes unclaimed, he'll be assigned to AHL Cleveland, where he'll spend the majority of the 2017-18 campaign.
Gaunce signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Blue Jackets on Saturday, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Terms were not disclosed. The 27-year-old played 12 games for the Penguins in 2016-17, scoring a goal and four points with 13 PIM, and Gaunce should provide the Jackets with some blue-line depth and a physical presence at AHL Cleveland.
Gaunce was placed on waivers in order to be reassigned to the minors, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Gaunce, who the team previously announced was being sent down to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, will actually need to clear waivers first, which effectively rules him out for the Baby Pens' matchup with AHL Providence on Friday. Look for the blueliner to suit up in Game 2 of that Calder Cup series Sunday.
Gaunce was sent down to the minors Friday.
Gaunce's stay with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton figures to be short term, as he will likely be recalled prior to the Pens' next outing. In the meantime, the blueliner will have the opportunity to get into some game action as the Baby Pens kick off the Calder Cup playoffs against AHL Providence on Friday.
Gaunce posted his first goal of the season -- and second of his NHL career -- while also adding an assist in Friday's 4-3 loss against the Islanders.
The light-scoring defenseman entered the game with just one goal and three points across 27 NHL contests, so this was a very unexpected offensive showing. Don't get terribly excited about this multi-point performance. He is not worth using in most fantasy pools.
Gaunce was promoted from the minors Wednesday.
Gaunce's call-up comes at the expense of Derrick Pouliot, who was sent back to the Baby Pens in a corresponding roster move. With the infusion of experienced defenders at the trade deadline, Gaunce has found himself on the outside looking in. In order to crack the lineup, the 26-year-old would need to knock off Chad Ruhwedel, which might be a tough task.
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