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March 10, 2020 06:08 PM
Coyotes' Aaron Ness: Designated for waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ness was placed on waivers by the Coyotes on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

Ness's potential demotion could be an indication that Jakob Chychrun (hip) will be ready to play in Thursday's clash with Vancouver. Assuming he clears, the 29-year-old Ness will rejoin AHL Tucson, where he has registered two goals, seven helpers and 14 PIM in 17 appearances this season.

February 18, 2020 05:56 PM
Coyotes' Aaron Ness: Called up from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ness was promoted from AHL Tucson on Tuesday.

In 29 appearances for the Yotes this season, Ness has notched one assist, 11 shots and 16 hits while averaging 12:34 of ice time. Given his minimal usage, the blueliner is unlikely to offer much in terms of fantasy value, if he even plays during Arizona's two-game road trip.

February 14, 2020 02:28 AM
Coyotes' Aaron Ness: Headed back to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Coyotes demoted Ness to AHL Tucson on Thursday.

Ness's name figured to be among those considered for a trip back to Tucson with Barrett Hayton's (shoulder) return on the horizon, and he's indeed the odd man out. Considering he owns just one point (an assist) over 21 tilts this season, the move shouldn't shake many fantasy leagues.

February 4, 2020 11:48 AM
Coyotes' Aaron Ness: Promoted from AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Coyotes summoned Ness from the AHL ranks Tuesday.

Ness dropped out of the NHL ranks in late December and has been toiling in the minors since then. The veteran fringe defenseman may take another turn in the lineup Tuesday if both Oliver Ekman-Larsson (lower body) and Ilya Lyubushkin (illness) aren't cleared to rejoin the action.

January 1, 2020 01:08 PM
Coyotes' Aaron Ness: Sent down to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ness was demoted to AHL Tucson on Wednesday.

Ness was a healthy scratch in four of the Yotes' previous five contests, so his move to the minors shouldn't come as a surprise. The defender will log significantly more ice time with the Roadrunners, which will certainly help his long-term development. With the available roster spot, the team promoted Kyle Capobianco.

December 31, 2019 01:00 PM
Coyotes' Aaron Ness: Placed on waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arizona waived Ness on Tuesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

Ness has been a healthy scratch for 17 of 35 games since being promoted Oct. 19, so this move doesn't come as a huge surprise. However, assuming he goes unclaimed, the 29-year-old American will remain with the big club, so he won't be heading to the minors just yet.

November 25, 2019 09:36 AM
Coyotes' Aaron Ness: Scratched again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ness served as a healthy scratch against the Oilers on Sunday, his seventh time in the press box since being called up Oct. 19.

Considering Ness hasn't scored an NHL goal since the 2013-14 season when he was with the Islanders, fantasy owners probably shouldn't be banking on him for offensive contributions. To be fair, the 29-year-old has only appeared in 30 NHL contests since leaving the Islanders organization, but could set a new career high in games played this year.

October 19, 2019 11:40 AM
Coyotes' Aaron Ness: Called up to big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ness has been recalled from AHL Tucson, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.

Ness is expected to take the roster spot of Jordan Oesterle (concussion), but it remains to be seen whether he actually skates in Saturday's game against the Senators, with six other healthy defensemen still available for Arizona.

July 1, 2019 03:56 PM
Coyotes' Aaron Ness: Acquired by Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ness signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Coyotes on Monday.

Ness had been deployed sparingly with the Capitals, with the left-shot defenseman registering only 18 games over a three-year span. Arizona generally lacks experience on the bottom defensive pairings, meaning Ness should have an easier time finding top-level work than he did in Washington. However, the two-way nature of his contract makes it likely that he'll spend some time in the minors. This is a player to avoid in fantasy until Ness proves he can handle a permanent NHL gig.

November 12, 2018 06:41 PM
Capitals' Aaron Ness: Demoted to minors Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ness was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Monday.

Ness will head down to the minors, while fellow blueliner Jonas Siegenthaler remains with the club for its upcoming four-game road trip. In 12 minor-league contests this season, the 28-year-old Ness has notched four helpers, four PIM and a minus-1 rating. If the Caps pick up another injury on the blue line, Ness is a near lock to be the one brought back up to help provide some extra depth.

November 9, 2018 10:21 PM
Capitals' Aaron Ness: Called up Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ness was recalled from AHL Hershey on Friday.

Ness and Jonas Siegenthaler were called up to the parent club in the wake of lower-body injuries to veteran Brooks Orpik and John Carlson. The Capitals have a home game scheduled against the visiting Blue Jackets on Friday, so there's a chance that Ness -- who has four assists in 12 games with the AHL's Bears -- will be inserted into the lineup for his season debut.

November 4, 2018 01:28 PM
Capitals' Aaron Ness: Heads to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ness was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Sunday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

Ness didn't play a game in this NHL stint, as he was used in a reserve role while Brooks Orpik tended to a lower-body injury. It appears Orpik is nearing a return, so Ness was sent back down.

October 31, 2018 05:08 PM
Capitals' Aaron Ness: Summoned by big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Capitals recalled Ness from AHL Hershey on Wednesday.

Brooks Orpik (lower body) won't be available for Thursday's game against Montreal, so Ness will fill in as the Capitals' seventh defensemen against the Canadiens. The 28-year-old blueliner has notched four assists in 11 AHL appearances this season.

October 1, 2018 01:37 PM
Capitals' Aaron Ness: Placed on Waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ness was waived by the Capitals on Monday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

The 28-year-old has only once played double-digit games in an NHL season, appearing in 20 contests back in 2013-14 as a member of the Islanders. Ness has shown promise in glimpses but has yet to perform adequately on a consistent basis and as such, finds himself bound for minor-league duty to begin the 2018-19 season.

May 16, 2018 08:24 PM
Capitals' Aaron Ness: Secures one-year, two-way extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ness garnered a one-year, two-way contract extension with the Capitals on Wednesday. He'll earn $650,000 at the NHL level or $425,000 in the AHL.

Ness logged one assist over eight NHL games this season, though most of his service time was spent with AHL Hershey, where he compiled four goals and 25 assists over 55 games. He's certainly not the biggest defenseman standing at 5-foot-11, and various scouts have noted that Ness could stand to add muscle to his 184-pound frame, yet he's still profiled as an offensive defenseman with long-term upside.

November 28, 2017 12:36 PM
Capitals' Aaron Ness: Placed on waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ness was waived by the Capitals on Tuesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Frankly, we're surprised it took this long for the Caps to waive Ness, as he watched the past nine games from the press box. Listed at 5-foot-10 and 184 pounds, the American defenseman needs to compensate for his lack of size by flashing his wheels and getting the puck in the net. Originally drafted by the Islanders with a 2008 second-round (40th overall) pick, Ness managed 45 points (eight goals 37 assists) with AHL Bridgeport in 2014-15. He hasn't been short on potential, but fantasy owners can obviously ignore him as he goes through the waiver process.

November 14, 2017 04:37 PM
Capitals' Aaron Ness: Scratched on Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ness didn't play in Sunday's 2-1 overtime victory over Edmonton.

The 27-year-old has now been scratched in 10 of the last 12 games and is clearly having a hard time carving out a role in Washington's lineup. Despite being a strong skater and having good passing ability, Ness could be sent down to the minors when Matt Niskanen (upper body) returns -- especially since he's played in more AHL games than NHL games for each of his seven professional seasons.

October 9, 2017 04:14 AM
Capitals' Aaron Ness: Picks up helper Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ness had an assist in Saturday's 6-1 rout over the Canadiens.

The helper was Ness's first point since the 2015-16 season in only his fourth NHL game over the last two campaigns. Aside from a couple of bad penalties in the season opener, the second-round pick of the Minnesota Wild in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft has acquitted himself fairly well on the third pairing alongside Taylor Chorney. With youngster Christian Djoos pining for regular duty and top prospect Madison Bowey waiting in AHL Hershey, Ness will need more outings like this to keep his spot in the lineup. His fantasy value remains fairly limited for the time being.

February 26, 2017 10:00 AM
Capitals' Aaron Ness: Assigned to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ness was assigned to AHL Hershey on Sunday.

Ness has skated in the Capitals' last two games with Brooks Orpik (lower body) and Matt Niskanen (lower body) missing action, but the defenseman's demotion suggests that at least one of the injured blueliners will be back in action Tuesday against the Rangers. The 26-year-old Ness should see regular ice time with Hershey, with whom he's posted five goals and 16 points in 41 games.

February 23, 2017 03:20 PM
Capitals' Aaron Ness: Promoted to big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Capitals recalled Ness from AHL Hershey on Thursday.

Defensemen Brooks Orpik (undisclosed) and Matt Niskanen (lower body) are both questionable for Friday's game against Edmonton, so if they're both unable to go, Ness will likely draw into the lineup against the Oilers. The 26-year-old blueliner has notched 16 points in 41 games with AHL Hershey this season.

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