Davidson was promoted to the active roster Sunday.
Davidson is now available for Sunday's game versus the Islanders. It's unclear if he'll draw into the lineup, and fantasy players shouldn't be too concerned anyway. The 29-year-old has no points and a minus-1 rating through three games this year.
Davidson was designated for the taxi squad Monday.
Davidson logged 16:17 of ice time during Sunday's loss to the Flyers. The 29-year-old will join Jacob Bryson on the taxi squad, and one of the two blueliners likely will be promoted for Tuesday's road contest versus the Rangers.
Davidson was promoted to the active roster ahead of Sunday's game versus the Flyers.
Davidson has played two games for the Sabres this year, but he could take the place of Jacob Bryson, who was designated for the taxi squad, in Sunday's game. Fantasy managers shouldn't have Davidson on their radar regardless.
Davidson was assigned to the taxi squad Tuesday.
Davidson logged 14:25 of ice time in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Islanders, firing three shots on net and dishing out two hits. The 29-year-old will sit out Tuesday. He should stick around with the big club following news that Jake McCabe (knee) is out for the year and Will Borgen (forearm) is out 6-to-8 weeks.
Davidson was promoted from the taxi squad ahead of Monday's game versus the Islanders.
Davidson will play in his second NHL game of the season. Moreover, he'll make his case to stay in the lineup moving forward, as fellow left-shooting defenseman Jake McCabe (knee) is out for the year.
Davidson was reassigned to the Sabres' taxi squad Tuesday.
Jake McCabe has been removed from the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list and is eligible to play Tuesday against the Islanders, so Buffalo is no longer in need of Davidson's services on the back end. The 29-year-old logged 11:36 of ice time in his season debut Monday against the Isles.
Davidson was added to the active roster and could make his season debut in Monday's game against the Islanders.
Davidson should make his season debut as about half of the Sabres' blue line is still on the COVID-19 protocol list. The 29-year-old hasn't scored an NHL point since the 2018-19 season and will head back to the taxi squad once Buffalo's roster is healthy.
Buffalo placed Davidson on waivers Sunday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Davidson is 29 years old and has a ton of NHL experience, most recently with the Sharks in 2019-20, so he'll be a prime candidate for the Sabres' taxi squad assuming he passes through waivers. The 2010 sixth-round pick has amassed nine goals, 23 points and 78 PIM in 174 career NHL appearances over the past seven seasons.
Davidson signed a one-year deal worth $700,000 with Buffalo on Friday.
Davidson appeared in 12 NHL games with San Jose and Calgary last season but failed to score a point. The 6-foot-2 blueliner will likely be a depth insurance policy for the Sabres next season.
The Sharks acquired Davidson from the Flames for future considerations Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
The Flames had a surplus of blueliners after trading for Erik Gustafsson and Derek Forbort on Monday, so Davidson should get more opportunities with San Jose. The 28-year-old Davidson has played seven NHL games this year without a point, but the Sharks could use the depth after trading Brenden Dillon to Washington and ruling Erik Karlsson (finger) out for the season.
Davidson has appeared in four of the Flames' last eight games.
The 28-year-old is still in search of his first point of the year. Davidson has 15 blocked shots, 13 shots on goal and 10 hits through seven appearances this year. While he's with the parent club, he's sharing a spot on the third pairing with Alexander Yelesin -- that timeshare makes neither player worth a look in fantasy.
Calgary recalled Davidson from AHL Stockton on Thursday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
The Flames placed Mark Giordano (lower body) on injured reserve in a corresponding move, so Davidson will stick with the big club for the foreseeable future. The 28-year-old blueliner has gone scoreless while posting a minus-3 rating in three appearances with Calgary this campaign.
The Flames assigned Davidson to AHL Stockton on Monday.
With T.J. Brodie (undisclosed) returning to the lineup, Davidson will return to the minors. The 28-year-old failed to record a point and went minus-3 over three NHL games during this stint, and he's racked up 10 points over 10 AHL games.
Davidson blocked two shots and skated 12:29 in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Avalanche.
Davidson worked with Oliver Kylington on the third defense pairing in the contest. Davidson drew into the lineup due to injuries to T.J. Brodie (undisclosed) and Travis Hamonic (lower body). Once of those players can return, the 28-year-old would likely return to the press box or AHL Stockton.
Calgary recalled Davidson from AHL Stockton on Thursday.
Davidson has been highly productive in the minors this season, racking up two goals and 10 points in 10 games. The 28-year-old blueliner could make his season debut with the Flames as soon as Thursday against New Jersey.
Davidson signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Flames on Monday.
Davidson only appeared in 10 NHL contests last season, tallying one assist while posting a minus-4 rating in 10 games with the Blackhawks. The 27-year-old simply isn't an NHL-caliber defender, and will likely spend most of the upcoming campaign in the minors.
The Blackhawks assigned Davidson to AHL Rockford on Sunday.
Davidson cleared waivers earlier this month, so the Blackhawks are free to move him down a rank without risk of losing the 27-year-old blueliner. With Friday's trade acquisition of Slater Koekkoek from the Lightning, the Blackhawks already have seven healthy defensmen and are looking to activate Gustav Forsling (upper body) from injured reserve in the near future, so Davidson will benefit from more consistent minutes in the minors.
The Blackhawks placed Davidson (leg) on waivers Wednesday, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports.
The Blackhawks have a surprising amount of depth at defense, so now that he's healthy, there's no need for them to keep Davidson around as a fringe bottom-pairing player. If he goes unclaimed, the 27-year-old will be assigned to AHL Rockford.
Davidson underwent leg surgery Tuesday and will be out 6-to-8 weeks, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports.
Dr. Michael Terry deemed Davidson's surgery a success, and the timeline will have him returning Jan. 9 at the earliest. It shouldn't affect the fantasy realm as he notched just seven points in 51 games last year.
The Blackhawks placed Davidson (leg) on injured reserve retroactive to Nov. 13 on Friday.
Chicago has yet to release any details regarding a potential timeline for Davidson's return, but he'll miss the team's next two games at a minimum now that he's been moved to IR. The 27-year-old blueliner's absence will test the Blackhawks' depth at defense, but it shouldn't affect many fantasy lineups, as his lack of offensive upside and unpredictable role keep him from being a viable option in all but the deepest of formats.
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