VandeVelde was released from his professional tryout agreement with the Senators on Tuesday.
VandeVelde played in 81 games last season for the Flyers, but he was only able to tally six goals and nine helpers while averaging 11:34 of ice time. At this point, it's unclear what's next for the 30-year-old, as he may have to settle for an AHL-only contract or head overseas if he wants to continue playing.
VandeVelde signed a professional tryout agreement with Ottawa on Monday, Ian Mendes of TSN reports.
Having played nearly every game for the Flyers over the past three seasons, VandeVelde will have a shot to make the Sens in a similar bottom-six role that he filled in Philadelphia. Though he's far from the most offensively gifted player in the league, VandeVelde was able to produce 15, 14 and 15 points in the past three seasons while logging at least 114 hits in each. Unlike many of the other players agreeing to PTOs around the league, VandeVelde seems to have a realistic shot of landing on an Opening Night roster.
VandeVelde won't be in the lineup for Sunday's game against Carolina, Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post reports.
The winger will miss his first game of the year in the last contest of the season. With no games remaining, VandeVelde's concludes his campaign with just 15 points in 81 games.
VandeVelde has failed to register a point in each of his past eight games.
The 29-year-old pivot has just one goal, two points and 35 shots through his past 44 games and remains completely off the fantasy radar. After all, he's averaged just 11:40 of ice time per outing during that stretch and is locked into a depth role.
VandeVelde played just 7:57 and did not register a shot, hit or blocked shot against Florida on Thursday.
VandeVelde entered the game averaging 13:18 of ice time through his previous five games, but the addition of Valtteri Filppula will likely continue to cut into VandeVelde's playing time. The minute hit is warranted, too. The 29-year-old pivot has just a single assist through his past 34 games, after all. VandeVelde is completely off the fantasy radar.
VandeVelde has recorded a single assist while averaging just 12:37 of ice time through his past 20 games.
The 29-year-old veteran was well on his way to a career year before the cold stretch, and he'll still likely top his previous career-high 15 points this season. His fantasy value remains limited, though. Without a promotion up the depth chart or more consistent offensive production, VandeVelde can be ignored in all virtual settings.
VandeVelde scored a goal and added an assist in Sunday's 5-3 victory over Calgary.
The depth forward now has four points over a three-game point streak to give him seven in 22 contests this year. With an average ice time of less than 11 minutes per game and an assignment in the Flyers' bottom six, it's unlikely this hot streak will continue. That said, it's always wise to cash in on players while they're rolling, so he might be worth a look in daily formats in the short-term.
VandeVelde (upper body) will practice Monday and has been cleared to play by GM Ron Hextall, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly reports.
The depth forward departed after just 1:21 of ice time in Saturday's game against the Lightning with the injury, but apparently it wasn't serious enough to hold him out of additional game action. His presence in the Flyers' lineup doesn't have much fantasy significance, anyway, as VandeVelde has just three points, 14 shots on goal and a minus-5 rating in 19 games this season.
VandeVelde has been ruled out of the remainder of Saturday's game against the Lightning with an upper-body ailment.
CSN Philly's Tim Panaccio believes VandeVelde is likely dealing with a concussion or concussion-like symptoms, but at this point there's been no official word on the exact nature of the 29-year-old forward's injury. The Flyers should provide another update on VandeVelde's status once a timetable for his return to action is established.
VandeVelde scored a second-period goal and registered three shots on net during Wednesday's game against Detroit.
VandeVelde has just two points and 11 shots on net through the first 11 games of the season. He is unlikely to improve his offensive production enough to become a fantasy factor.
VandeVelde received just 13 shifts and 7:00 of ice time against the Ducks on Thursday.
The fourth-line forward failed to even register a shot on net Thursday, and after scoring 14 points and averaging 13:33 per night last year, VandeVelde appears locked into an even smaller role to start 2016-17. Philadelphia did have seven power-play opportunities, which cut into VandeVelde's ice time, but it also reinforces how limited his offensive chances are likely to be.
VandeVelde collected an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to Toronto.
It's his first point since March 15. VandeVelde has struggled to find decent ice time this season, and that's resulted in just 14 points in 77 games. He's got two more games to adjust his stat line. He'll face the Penguins on Saturday, and suit up against the Islanders on Sunday.
VandeVelde has been scratched from Tuesday's game against Columbus.
VandeVelde is now eligible to return from a two-game suspension he served for his hit on the Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews. The 29-year-old center hasn't been much of a fantasy force this season, notching just 13 points in 69 contests.
Vandevelde has received a two-game suspension for his hit on the Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports.
VandeVelde could appeal the two-game ban, but if it holds as is, his next chance to return would come next Tuesday against the Blue Jackets. While the Flyers may miss his physical presence, the 29-year-old forward's absence shouldn't have much of an impact in fantasy circles.
VandeVelde grabbed his first point in nine games with an empty-net assist in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Montreal.
He added two PIM in just under 13 minutes of ice time. The fourth-liner has started off the right way after the All-Star pause, though with just eight points in 48 games, we'd be Pinocchio if we said this pace will continue.
VandeVelde scored a goal and added an assist in Monday's 4-3 win over St. Louis.
VandeVelde effectively increased his point total by 50 percent in this one, as he's now got six points in 34 games this year. With just eight PIM, 42 shots on goal and a minus-4 rating, his value lies solely with his grinder-role with the Flyers and isn't likely to enter the fantasy conversation any time soon.
VandeVelde collected his second assist of the season in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Capitals.
He's off to a quiet start, with just three points on the season, though not much is expected of the fourth-line winger. With his team struggling to find any offense, VandeVelde has meager value even in the deepest of leagues.
VandeVelde re-signed with the Flyers on Monday, agreeing to a two-year, $1.425 million contract, Frank Seravalli of TSN reports.
VandeVelde scored on his lone shot attempt in Saturday's loss to the Bruins.VandeVelde went a little over a month between goals, which isn't overly surprising given his status as a fourth-line player. He'll struggle to maintain much fantasy relevance while averaging only 13 minutes per game.
VandeVelde scored his fifth goal in seven games in Thursday's shootout loss to the Islanders.VandeVelde's goal on Thursday was filthy, as he put a perfectly placed shot over the glove of Isles' goaltender Jaroslav Halak. While he plays on the fourth line and sees no power-play time, VandeVelde has a great shot, meaning he could continue to find twine at a decent pace. Skating with former 100-point-getter Vincent Lecavalier, VandeVelde is worth looking at in the deepest of leagues.