Elson (knee) was waived by the Red Wings on Monday, Max Bultman of The Athletic Detroit reports.
A knee injury that Elson sustained in an intrasquad scrimmage decimated his already slim chances of making the team. However, he is a familiar face in the AHL, having notched 70 goals and 78 assists between 365 career contests, predominantly with the Griffins.
Elson sustained a knee injury in the team's intrasquad scrimmage Tuesday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Elson was likely a long shot to make the 23-man roster for Opening Night against Carolina on Jan. 14. Even if the injury is minor, the quick turnaround before the start of the season likely closes the door on any outside chance Elson had. As such, the British Columbia native figures to provide low-end fantasy value even in deeper formats.
Elson signed a one-year contract extension with the Red Wings on Saturday.
Elson spent the 2019-20 season with AHL Grand Rapids, notching nine goals and 22 points in 61 games. The 28-year-old forward is nothing more than a full-time minor-leaguer at this stage in his career.
Elson signed a two-year contract with Detroit on Tuesday.
Though the terms aren't specified, the 25-year-old likely signed a two-way AHL/NHL deal with the Red Wings since he's currently with the farm team. In 44 games with the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins, Elson has 28 points. With a new contract and one game of NHL experience, the Canadian could get a crack with the big club at some point in the near future.
Elson was waived by the Red Wings on Tuesday, James Mirtle of The Athletic Toronto reports.
The 25-year-old signed a one-year contract with the Red Wings in July, but his career trajectory is that of an organizational depth player. It's safe to pass over the undrafted center in all fantasy settings.
Elson has agreed to terms with the Red Wings on a one-year contract.
The undrafted center has only played in one NHL game, having done so with the Flames in 2015-16. He'll almost assuredly spend the bulk of next season in the AHL unless injuries rip apart the Winged Wheel for the second straight season.
The Flames have assigned Elson to AHL Stockton.
Elson, who recorded an assist in his first and only game with the big club this season, will return to Stockton, where he has notched 13 goals and 29 points in 59 AHL games to date. The 23-year-old forward will thus look to make a run next fall at a more stable role with the Flames, as the 2016-17 campaign approaches.
Elson was recalled from AHL Stockton on Friday.
The 23-year-old could end up making his NHL debut for the Flames on Saturday after spending the better portion of the last three seasons in the minors. Even if that does wind up being the case, it's unlikely he will see enough ice time for consideration in fantasy leagues.
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