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July 18, 2019 09:40 AM
Ryan Spooner: Joining Swiss club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spooner agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Lugano (Switzerland) on Wednesday.

Spooner played in 52 games for New York, Edmonton and Vancouver last season, in which he tallied three goals, six helpers and 67 shots. After failing to impress with the Canucks, the 27-year-old was bought out and now will head overseas for the upcoming season.

June 29, 2019 12:12 PM
Canucks' Ryan Spooner: To be bought out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Canucks placed Spooner on waivers Saturday with the intention of buying out the remainder of his contract, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

Spooner was never able to build off of a promising 2015-16 campaign, turning in one of his worst to date last season with just nine points over 52 games with three different teams. Assuming he goes unclaimed, Spooner will hit free agency looking for another chance to revive his career elsewhere.

March 29, 2019 10:56 AM
Canucks' Ryan Spooner: Five shots in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spooner (undisclosed) pumped five shots on goal and added three hits over 13:59 of ice time in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Kings.

Spooner missed 11 games with the injury. He remains at eight points in 48 games this season, which would stand as the lowest total in a full season in his career.

March 28, 2019 11:20 PM
Canucks' Ryan Spooner: Back in lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spooner will return to the Canucks lineup ahead of Thursday's game versus Los Angeles, Farhan Lalji of TSN reports.

Spooner hasn't appeared in the Canucks' past 11 outings. At first, he was out with an injury (undisclosed), then became a healthy scratch. He enters the lineup in place of Sven Baertschi. Spooner has played six contests for Vancouver, posting three assists in the process.

March 25, 2019 11:20 AM
Canucks' Ryan Spooner: Scratched Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spooner (undisclosed) is a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against Columbus, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.

Spooner has not played since March 3 and will be absent again Sunday, though it appears, considering the "scratch" designation, whatever injury was keeping him from playing is now behind him. He'll have to work his way back into the lineup, with his next chance to do coming Tuesday against the Ducks.

March 13, 2019 04:44 PM
Canucks' Ryan Spooner: Aiming to return next week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spooner disclosed to Colin Stephenson of Newsday on Thursday that he's aiming to return to the lineup by the end of next week.

Spooner's timetable was rather open-ended, but he has put a target date on the map. After weak showings with both the Rangers (two points in 16 games) and Oilers (three points in 25 games), Spooner may have finally found a home with the Canucks. Through six games with his new club, Spooner has racked up three assists. He remains under contract for the remainder of the year and next season and should get ample opportunity to prove his worth on a Vancouver squad that has fallen out of the playoff picture.

March 7, 2019 07:16 PM
Canucks' Ryan Spooner: Remains unavailable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spooner (undisclosed) won't play Thursday against the Oilers.

Spooner's absence will continue to test Vancouver's depth up front, but it will almost certainly go unnoticed in most fantasy circles, as he's only totaled eight points in 47 games this campaign. The Canucks have yet to release any details regarding a potential timetable for the veteran forward's return to game action, but another update on his status will undoubtedly surface once he's given the green light to rejoin the lineup.

March 6, 2019 04:12 PM
Canucks' Ryan Spooner: No go against Toronto
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spooner (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Maple Leafs.

Spooner's absence will test the Canucks' depth up front, but it won't impact most fantasy lineups, as he's only tallied eight points in 47 contests this campaign. The 26-year-old will be reevaluated ahead of Thursday's matchup with Edmonton.

March 5, 2019 04:16 PM
Canucks' Ryan Spooner: In doubt Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spooner is dealing with an undisclosed injury and is questionable against Toronto on Wednesday.

Spooner remains bogged down in an 18-game goal drought that extends back to his time with the Oilers, but has managed to tally three helpers in six games with the Canucks. The Ottawa native is enjoying significantly more play time with Vancouver (12:33 compared to 9:40 in Edmonton), which likely explains his offensive uptick. If Spooner is unable to give it a go, Tyler Motte figures to slot into the lineup, while Tanner Pearson could get bumped up to the top line with Bo Horvat.

February 28, 2019 06:16 PM
Canucks' Ryan Spooner: Picks up apple
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spooner collected an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Avalanche.

Spooner's assisted in back-to-back games, as he's starting to build cohesion with his third team of the 2018-19 campaign. He's best served in a bottom-six role, but the power-play minutes are there, even though he hasn't converted in that spot this season. Temper your expectations for Spooner, but know that he can help in small doses.

February 19, 2019 03:52 AM
Canucks' Ryan Spooner: Called up from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spooner was recalled from AHL Utica on Sunday, TSN reports.

Spooner -- who was just acquired from the Oilers on Saturday -- originally reported to the Comets, but will get a look with Vancouver. The Ottawa native appeared in 25 games for Edmonton this season, in which he recorded two goals, one assist and 25 shots while averaging 9:40 of ice time. Once Brandon Sutter (undisclosed) or Jake Virtanen (undisclosed) is cleared to return, Spooner figures to be headed back to Utica.

February 17, 2019 03:40 PM
Canucks' Ryan Spooner: Dished to Vancouver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Oilers traded Spooner to the Canucks in exchange for Sam Gagner on Saturday, Sportsnet reports.

Spooner has spent nearly a month toiling in the minors after posting an unimpressive three points and a minus-6 rating over 25 games with the Oilers. He has the remainder of this year plus one more season on his two-year contract, a duration during which the Canucks hope to unlock the potential that made him a second-round draft pick in 2010. His best season at the NHL level came in 2015-16, when he notched 49 points -- 13 goals and 36 assists -- over 80 games.

January 23, 2019 04:36 PM
Oilers' Ryan Spooner: Heads to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Oilers demoted Spooner to AHL Bakersfield on Wednesday, Jonathan Willis The Athletic reports.

Despite drawing into the last game for the Oilers, Spooner saw just 6:56 of ice time during the contest. He will use the break to get in some extra action at the AHL level but seems a likely candidate to be recalled ahead of the team's next game, Feb. 2 versus the Flyers.

January 22, 2019 04:52 PM
Oilers' Ryan Spooner: Will play Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spooner -- who cleared waivers Monday -- will remain with the Oilers for at least Tuesday's clash with Detroit, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

Spooner will stick around the NHL for the time being, but figures to be headed down to the minors once the club needs a roster spot to activate Oscar Klefbom (finger) off injured reserve. The 26-year-old Spooner served as a healthy scratch in each of the previous three games. A $4 million salary is a lot to be paying a guy to watch from the press box, which is why the center was designated for waivers in the first place.

January 21, 2019 12:32 PM
Oilers' Ryan Spooner: Finds himself on waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spooner was placed on waivers Monday.

Spooner has been ineffective since joining the Oilers, managing a total of three points in 24 games and posting a minus-6 rating. If he goes unclaimed, Spooner will report to AHL Bakersfield.

December 3, 2018 01:28 PM
Oilers' Ryan Spooner: Will play, despite illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spooner is under the weather, but is expected to suit up versus Dallas on Monday.

Spooner -- who missed Monday's practice session -- ended a 13-game pointless streak versus Vegas on Saturday. The Ottawa native is off to a slow start to the 2017-18 campaign, with just two points in 16 outings. If he can't turn his season around soon, the 26-year-old may miss the 30-point mark for the first time since the 2014-15 campaign.

December 2, 2018 09:40 AM
Oilers' Ryan Spooner: Pulls through for Edmonton
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spooner registered his first goal as an Oiler on Saturday, netting the game-winner in a 2-1 home win over the Golden Knights.

Teammate Jujhar Khaira was about to be trapped along the end boards, but he found Spooner in the high slot for the clutch goal. Acquired from the Rangers in the Ryan Strome deal, it took eight games for Spooner to factor into a scoring play for Edmonton, but he's versatile and capable of heating up on short notice.

November 16, 2018 09:14 PM
Oilers' Ryan Spooner: Acquired via trade
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spooner was brought in by the Oilers from the Rangers in exchange for Ryan Strome on Friday.

This move involves two players who were struggling with their respective teams and could benefit from a change of scenery. Spooner was limited to a mere two points over 16 outings, despite averaging 12:41 of ice time, including 1:43 on the power play.

November 6, 2018 06:00 PM
Rangers' Ryan Spooner: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spooner (lower body) will return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Canadiens, MSG Network's John Giannone reports.

Spooner will return to a bottom-six role Tuesday, skating with Filip Chytil and Cody McLeod on the Rangers' fourth line, but he should also receive looks on the man advantage as a member of his team's second power-play unit. The veteran forward has tallied one goal and two points in 12 appearances this season.

November 4, 2018 10:53 PM
Rangers' Ryan Spooner: Out with lower-body issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spooner (lower body) will not play Sunday against Buffalo, Rick Carpiniello of The Athletic reports.

The 5-foot-11 forward has just one goal and two points in 12 games this season, so his absence shouldn't hurt too many fantasy owners. Pavel Buchnevich will replace him for the time being.

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