The Predators have added Sbisa (COVID-19) to their active roster.
Sbisa was unavailable for Nashville's season opener Thursday due to the NHL's COVID-19 protocol, but he'll be an option for Saturday's rematch with the Blue Jackets, although it wouldn't be surprising to see him serve as a healthy scratch. The 30-year-old blueliner, who the Predators claimed off waivers Tuesday, picked up 10 points in 44 games with the Jets last campaign.
Sbisa is unavailable due to the league's COVID-19 protocols.
The specifics of his placement remain unclear, but Sbisa will not be able to practice or travel with the team until he's been cleared. This news likely rules the Swiss-born player out of Thursday's game against the Blue Jackets, and there's no specific timeline for his return.
Sbisa was claimed off waivers by the Predators from the Jets on Monday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
Sbisa will be playing for his fifth franchise in as many seasons with his move to Nashville. Considering he will have to cross the border, there is no guarantee the 30-year-old blueliner will be available for Opening Night against the Flames on Thursday. Even if he does arrive in time, Sbisa may be hard-pressed to force his way into the lineup over Mark Borowiecki or Matt Benning but should serve as a capable emergency option in the case of injury.
Sbisa was placed on waivers by Winnipeg on Monday, Rick Ralph of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports.
The fact that Sbisa was waived Monday likely clears the way for Tucker Poolman to take on a more prominent role this season. Given his veteran experience, the 30-year-old Sbisa will almost certainly be placed on the taxi squad which will allow him to continue practicing with the Jets during the season.
Sbisa signed a one-year, $800,000 deal with the Jets on Friday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
Sbisa suited up in 44 games with the Jets last season, scoring a pair of goals and 10 points. The 30-year-old blueliner was dealing with an upper-body injury before the league's shutdown, but he was a healthy scratch for all four of Winnipeg's postseason games.
General manager Kevin Cheveldayoff believes Sbisa has recovered from the upper-body injury he was dealing with prior to the suspension of the NHL's season in mid-March, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Sbisa missed Winnipeg's final 10 games prior to the league's stoppage with an upper-body issue, but he's had over three months to recover at this point. The Jets have a ton of options at defense, so it currently isn't clear where the 30-year-old Italian will fit into the lineup once postseason play gets underway.
Sbisa is dealing with an upper-body injury that will keep him out of the lineup for a week at minimum, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports.
Sbisa was just two games back from a lower-body issue and will now go back onto the injury list. With just 10 points in 44 contests this year, the blueliner doesn't offer much in terms of offensive production even when healthy, Sbisa's absence will allow Sami Niku (undisclosed) to get back into the lineup versus Los Angeles on Tuesday. Considering he will miss at least the next four contests, Sbisa figures to be placed on IR soon.
Sbisa recorded four hits in just under 14 minutes of ice time during Friday's 3-2 loss to the Sharks.
The veteran blueliner had missed the prior three games with a lower-body injury. but Sbisa looked like his usual rugged self in his return, albeit in a smaller than normal workload. He has only two goals and 10 points through 43 games this season, but he provides more value in formats with a deeper mix of categories as he's added 88 hits and 71 blocked shots to his ledger.
Sbisa (lower body) is set to play in Friday's matchup with San Jose, Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Sbisa missed the previous three games due to his lower-body issue but appears ready to go Friday. With Tucker Poolman (lower body) also slated to return to the lineup, both Anthony Bitetto and Sami Niku could find themselves relegated to the press box.
Sbisa (lower body) will miss Tuesday's matchup with the Rangers, Mike Sawatzky of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Sbisa will be on the shelf for his third straight game due to his lower-body issue. Considering the blueliner is stuck in a 21-game goal drought, during which he's registered just four helpers, fantasy owners probably shouldn't be banking on him for offensive production once he's cleared to play.
Sbisa (lower body) isn't expected to play in Sunday's game against the Blackhawks, Sara Orlesky of TSN.ca reports.
Sbisa missed Saturday's game against Ottawa, and with the team rolling with the same lineup, he's set to miss more time. The 30-year-old suffered the injury in Thursday's game against St. Louis, blocking a shot in the leg, and his timetable to return has yet to be clarified. Anthony Bitetto and Nathan Beaulieu will continue to operate as the team's third defensive pair for Sunday's contest.
Sbisa (lower body) won't be in the lineup against the Senators on Saturday, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Sbisa has been a mainstay in the Jets' lineup since being claimed off waivers by the club. In 42 outings, the blueliner has notched two goals, eight helpers and 49 shots while averaging 18:06 of ice time. Given his limited offensive upside, the Italian likely won't provide more than mid-range fantasy value, at best.
Sbisa (lower body) won't return to Thursday's game against the Blues.
Sbisa suffered the injury when he stuck his leg out to block a David Perron shot in the second period. The blueliner struggled to put weight on his leg, suggesting some severity of the injury. Expect the team to update Sbisa's status ahead of Saturday's clash with Ottawa.
Sbisa produced two helpers, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Sbisa had a hand in goals by Mason Appleton and Kyle Connor in the first period. The 29-year-old blueliner is up to 10 points, 48 shots on goal, 78 hits and 65 blocked shots in 38 contests. Sbisa has three assists in his last three games, but that's an unusually productive run for the typically defense-first blueliner.
Sbisa notched an assist, five hits and two blocked shots in Sunday 5-2 loss to the Blackhawks.
Sbisa snapped an 11-game drought with the helper. The defense-first blueliner has eight points, 72 hits, 63 blocked shots and 47 shots on goal in 36 games, which isn't enough production for most fantasy owners to consider.
Sbisa registered three shots, three hits and two PIM in 20:51 of ice time against Montreal on Monday.
Sbisa is far from an offensive powerhouse, as he has topped the 20-point mark just once in his career. The Italian is currently stuck in a seven-game pointless streak and hasn't scored a goal in his last 10 appearances. Considering his limited offensive upside, the 29-year-old should be considered a low-end fantasy option, even in formats that value hits and blocks.
Sbisa scored a goal on one shot against the Flyers on Sunday.
Sbisa brought a nine-game goal drought to a close with his tally. Since joining the Jets off waivers in October, the blueliner notched two goals, four helpers and 43 hits while averaging 17:53 of ice time. Not exactly an offensive force, the Italian could still reach the 20-point mark for the first time since the 2011-12 campaign.
Sbisa (undisclosed) missed Wednesday's practice session, but is expected to suit up versus Dallas on Thursday, Mitchell Clinton of JetsTV reports.
Sbisa was injured late in the third period against Dallas on Tuesday, but will join the team on the reverse trip to Big D. The Italian notched one goal and three assists in his previous eight games while averaging 18:25 of ice time. With Dmitry Kulikov (upper body) out long term, Sbisa should see the most significant uptick in ice time.
Sbisa left Tuesday's game versus the Stars with an undisclosed injury, Ken Wiebe of The Athletic reports.
Sbisa was hit with Alexander Radulov's skate late in the third period. After the game, coach Paul Maurice had no update on Sbisa's condition, per Wiebe. The Jets have a rematch against the Stars on Thursday -- an update on Sbisa's availability for that contest should surface in the coming days.
Sbisa produced an assist and four blocked shots in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.
Sbisa had the secondary helper on David Gustafsson's tally in the first period. Sbisa has produced an unlikely scoring burst with three points in his last five games. That accounts for all of his offense this year, to go with 24 hits and 21 blocked shots through 13 outings.
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