Barrie signed a one-year, $3.75 million contract with the Oilers on Saturday.
According to Darren Dreger of TSN, Barrie received two offers for more money elsewhere, but he opted to sign in Edmonton. This will serve as a sort of "prove it" deal for Barrie after last year's disappointing output in Toronto, as he posted 39 points -- 12 on the power play -- through 70 games. It wasn't a bad stat line, but he posted at least 57 points and 25 power-play points in each of the previous two seasons. In Edmonton, he'll be locked into a top-four role and should quarterback a power-play unit. The Oilers have plenty of star power led by Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, so Barrie should be able to boost his offensive numbers again and be an intriguing fantasy option next season.
Barrie (undisclosed) suffered concussion-related symptoms after hitting his head on the ice in Game 5, telling reporters, "I banged my head on the ice pretty hard and had some headaches. They're pretty careful with the concussion stuff. Thankfully I'm feeling pretty good right now but I had to take care of it," NHL.com's Dave McCarthy reports.
With the Leafs knocked out of the postseason, Barrie's focus will no doubt turn to the offseason and his pending free agency. There should still be plenty of suitors for Barrie despite a down season in which he failed to reach the 50-point mark for the first time since 2016-17 when he was with Colorado. The 28-year-old defenseman could benefit from finding a new team where he can feature on the top power-play unit.
Barrie sustained an undisclosed injury in the second period of Sunday's Game 5 against Columbus and will not return.
The defenseman was on the wrong end of a thunderous (and clean) body check by the Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner. Barrie headed to the locker room almost immediately, and it's not yet known how severe the injury might be. If the Leafs are able to come back from a 1-0 deficit in the third period and advance to Round 1 against Tampa, interested parties should check in on Barrie's status in a day or two.
Barrie delivered two more assists in a 4-2 win over Vancouver on Saturday.
That makes three two-helper games in his last four outings. Barrie often gets a bad rap because of his perceived shortcomings in his own zone. But he's showing real leadership among the Leafs' current crew of AHL defenders. Keep him rolling right now. Bad rap aside, six points in four games is fantasy gold.
Barrie posted an assist at even strength and on the power play along with a plus-1 rating, two hits, one shot and one block in a 4-3 victory over the Lightning on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old went four straight games without a point in the middle of the month, and now he has four assists in the last two games. He's not scoring as much because of a drop in shooting percentage, but Barrie's bread and butter has always been helpers, and he's still racking those up regularly. He already has his sixth straight season with 30 assists, and he needs eight more in the last 18 games to reach the 40-assist plateau for the third straight campaign. Barrie has five goals and 37 points with a minus-7 rating in 64 games this season.
Barrie picked up two assists Saturday in a 6-3 loss to Carolina.
Barrie gutted out the game after taking a hard hit into the end boards in the first. He missed most of that period and the injury looked bad. But he returned and played hard. There are lots of rumors circulating that Barrie could get traded -- he just hasn't been a fit in Toronto. But a serious injury could derail that option. The points are his first in five games.
Barrie fired six shots on net and went minus-1 in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Penguins.
The Maple Leafs struggled immensely in the Eastern Conference clash, but Barrie still managed to generate fantasy value off of his shot volume. The 28-year-old Barrie has enjoyed an increase of two minutes of ice time per game with Morgan Rielly (foot) out of the lineup, but he's only seen a marginal uptick in production with 0.60 points per game compared to 0.52 with Rielly in the fold.
Barrie finished Wednesday's 5-3 win over Dallas with two points.
Barrie began Wednesday's game with an assist on Auston Matthews' opening goal, following it up with a goal of his own midway through the second period that made it 3-1 for the visiting Maple Leafs. The pending free-agent defenseman has points in four straight games, and Barrie has looked like a completely different player since Sheldon Keefe took over head coaching duties from Mike Babcock.
Barrie produced an assist and went minus-3 in Sunday's 8-4 loss to the Panthers.
Consider it a mixed-bag type of game for the blueliner. Barrie has a goal and eight helpers in his last nine outings overall. For the season, the 28-year-old is up to 24 points, 118 shots on goal and a minus-6 rating in 46 games. He's shaken off a cold start to his Maple Leafs career and should be able to get over the 40-point threshold by the end of the campaign.
Barrie had his five-game point streak snapped Saturday against the Islanders.
There isn't a player on the Leafs who's benefited more under coach Sheldon Keefe than Barrie, who had a miserable start under Mike Babcock. In 23 games under Babs, Barrie had seven assists. In 20 games with Keefe, he has four goals and 11 helpers. And five of his six power-play points have come since the coaching change. Barrie is poised for a strong second half. He won't come cheap, but he could help carry you to a title.
Barrie posted a pair of assists with six shots on net and a plus-3 rating in a 5-3 victory over the Sabres on Tuesday.
So much for the ankle injury. Barrie was terrific, tying a season high in shots and points while posting a new best in plus/minus. He has three helpers in the last three games after going six games without a point. Barrie has three goals and 15 points with a minus-8 rating in 35 games this season.
As expected, Barrie (ankle) will play Tuesday against Buffalo, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
Barrie suffered an ankle injury during Saturday's win over Edmonton, but he was never expected to be sidelined for long. The 28-year-old will slot into his usual role skating on the Maple Leafs' top pairing and first power-play unit against the Sabres.
Barrie (ankle) "should be good" to play in Tuesday's matchup against the Sabres, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
Barrie will need to make it through Tuesday's morning skate without a setback, but all signs are pointing to the 28-year-old being ready to go. It has been a disappointing season for Barrie thus far, recording 13 points -- three on the power play -- and a minus-11 rating over 24 games.
Barrie's X-rays came back negative, indicating he won't be sidelined long by an ankle injury, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports.
Barrie was hurt blocking a shot in Saturday's contest versus the Oilers. The Maple Leafs next play Tuesday against the Sabres. It's unclear if Barrie will available by then, but he shouldn't be out for much more than a handful of games in the worst-case scenario.
Barrie (ankle) left Saturday's contest in Edmonton and will not return.
Barrie blocked a shot off his leg and was in some noticeable pain afterward. An update on the 28-year-old status will be available before Tuesday's game against the Sabres.
Barrie scored a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 6-0 win over the Red Wings.
Arguably nobody has enjoyed the Leafs' coaching change more than Barrie, who's now scored a goal in three straight games under new bench boss Sheldon Keefe -- his first three tallies of the year. The outburst extended his point streak to five games, during which he's recorded seven of his 12 points on the season. Barrie's still seeing power-play time, and if he got dropped during his rough start to his Toronto tenure, it's past time to scoop him back up.
Barrie recorded a goal and assist in Saturday's 5-3 victory over Colorado.
New coach Sheldon Keefe has unleashed Barrie, putting him with Morgan Rielly at times at even strength and hoisting him up for time on the top power-play unit. Keefe does a lot of line juggling, so it remains to be seen how Barrie's usage will settle down. But suffice to say Barrie's game looks like it's finally arriving in Toronto.
Barrie scored a goal on two shots and added four hits in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Coyotes.
Barrie finally found twine in his 24th game of the campaign, striking for the first tally in the final minute of the first period. The defenseman is on a three-game point streak, and he's gone minus-4 with six hits and six shots on goal in that span. For the year, Barrie has eight points and a minus-10 rating with 61 shots on goal.
Barrie had an assist, a pair of hits and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Golden Knights.
Barrie's assist came on a Zach Hyman power-play goal. However, the defenseman also had a brutal turnover that led to Tomas Nosek's goal for the Golden Knights, so it wasn't all positive for Barrie. The 28-year-old has assists in consecutive games. For the year, he's at seven helpers and a minus-11 rating in 23 contests, a severe drop-off from his 59-point campaign in 2018-19.
Barrie has gone 10 games without a point and has just four assists in 13 games in Toronto.
Barrie is clearly off his game, but the reason isn't readily apparent. Yes, coach Mike Babcock is using him in far more defensive-zone start situations than in his past. He's adjusting to a new partner and he's not getting top power-play unit time. But Barrie is talented enough to push through all that and he's still struggling to feed pucks out of his zone. We're not saying there's an injury here, but some kind of adjustment is desperately needed. Given his cold streak, you'd be wise to sit him until he shows signs of warming.
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