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.
Davidson (leg) won't be in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blues.
Davidson has only tallied one assist while posting a minus-4 rating in seven appearances this season, so his absence shouldn't impact any fantasy lineups. With Davidson unavailable, look for Gustav Forsling or Brandon Manning to draw into the lineup against St. Louis.
Davidson won't practice Tuesday due to a leg injury.
Davidson's absence from practice leaves his status for Wednesday's game against the Blues up in the air. If he's unable to go, Brandon Manning or Gustav Forsling will likely take his spot in the lineup against St. Louis
Davidson is expected to make his Blackhawks debut Saturday against Columbus, Eric Lear of the Blackhawks' official site reports.
Davidson inked a one-year contract with Chicago after impressing during training camp while on a professional tryout offer, but he's been relegated to the press box for the first six games of the campaign. The 27-year-old blueliner is expected to skate with Jan Rutta on the bottom pair against the Blue Jackets.
Davidson signed a one-year contract with the Blackhawks on Thursday that will net him $650,000.
Davidson initially signed a professional tryout offer with Chicago in hopes of this outcome, and now the 27-year-old blueliner will provide some depth at a position of weakness last season. From a fantasy perspective, Davidson doesn't possess a ton of upside having collected just seven points over 51 games between three different NHL teams last season.
Davidson will attend Chicago's training camp on a professional tryout offer, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports.
The Blackhawks are pretty deep at defense, so Davidson will likely have a hard time securing a spot on the Opening Night roster. Either way, the 2010 sixth-round pick only totaled four goals and seven points in 51 contests last campaign, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to have him on their radars.
Davidson turned down a professional tryout offer from the Oilers, Reid Wilkins of 630 CHED reports.
Davidson is familiar with the Oilers, as the Western Conference club made him a 2010 sixth-round draft choice, plus he spent parts of four seasons in Edmonton. However, the Alberta native is seeking an actual contract and not merely a tryout deal. It's worth avoiding him in all fantasy settings, at least until we get a better sense of where he might end up.
Davidson had a goal, assist, and was a minus-8 in 15 games for the Islanders this past season.
Davidson was acquired by the Islanders from the Oilers at the trade deadline. The Islanders at that time were starting anywhere from 3-4 rookie defenders and wanted a defensemen with more NHL experience. Davidson is a restricted free agent and it's unknown if the Islanders have any interest in bringing him back for the 2018-19 season. If he were to return he would once again be a bottom pair defender who would see little to no power play time.
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