Graovac signed a two-way contract with the Canucks on Monday.
The exact term of the deal for Graovac is unclear, but the two-way nature of the pact suggests that he could spend enough time in the minors to leave him without much value in the fantasy realm. Minnesota selected him in the seventh round of the 2011 draft, but he's since compiled only nine points -- all in the 2016 campaign -- through 62 NHL games split between the Wild and Capitals. Graovac signed a deal with the Flames at this time last year, but he never ended up playing for them.
Graovac was waived by the Flames on Tuesday, TSN reports.
Graovac signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Flames in July. He's primarily played in the AHL since the Wild took him in the seventh round (191st overall) of the 2011 draft. His NHL totals are comprised of seven goals and two assists over 62 games between the Wild and Capitals. Assuming he clears waivers, the depth pivot's next destination will likely be AHL Stockton, which is the Flames' top minor-league affiliate.
Graovac signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Flames on Sunday.
The 25-year-old only played five games with the Capitals last season, with most of his campaign spent with AHL Hershey. He netted 29 points in 53 games in the minors.
Graovac was designated for waivers Thursday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.
Graovac appears to be the odd man out as the Caps are expected to activate Andre Burakovsky (thumb) off injured reserve. The 24-year-old Graovac will be reassigned to AHL Hershey -- assuming he goes unclaimed -- where he has notched two points in four games this year. The center will likely remain on the short list of potential call-ups throughout the season as injuries inevitably pop up.
Graovac (upper body) will play Saturday against the Maple Leafs, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.
Graovac hasn't played since Oct. 17, also against the Maple Leafs. He compiled seven goals and two assists through 52 games last season while averaging just 9:50 per game. He's likely to see an increased role, as he's slotted for the third line Saturday, but the 24-year-old forward hasn't proven to be worthy of fantasy consideration yet.
Graovac (upper body) is likely to take warmups before Friday's game against the Lightning, but he isn't expected to play, Tarik El-Bashir of NBC Sports Washington reports. However, he may return Saturday against the Maple Leafs.
Based on this latest report, it seems like we can write off Graovac returning Friday. Saturday is a possibility, especially since Graovac was just recalled from the AHL after a long-term conditioning stint.
The Capitals recalled Graovac (upper body) from AHL Hershey on Friday.
Graovac was sent to the minors on a long-term conditioning loan, so his promotion to the big club indicates he's no longer feeling the effects of his upper-body injury. The 24-year-old forward is still technically on injured reserve, but he'll be eligible to return to the Capitals' lineup as soon as he's activated.
Graovac (upper body) was assigned to AHL Hershey on a long-term conditioning loan Tuesday.
After Graovac plays a few games with the Bears, the Capitals will need to decide if they want to recall him to the big club or if they want to waive him with the hope of keeping him with the minor-league team more permanently. The 24-year-old was not particularly effective last season with Minnesota and, between injury and poor play, has not done much to earn his keep in Washington just yet.
Graovac (upper body) will not suit up for Friday's clash with Pittsburgh, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Graovac will miss his 10th consecutive outing due to his upper-body malady. Even prior to getting hurt, the center had been unable to secure a regular role in the lineup, as he served as a healthy scratch in four other contests. Considering the Ontario native is not guaranteed ice time even once give the all-clear, fantasy owners should probably consider other forward options.
Graovac (upper body) is "getting closer" to returning according to coach Barry Trotz, but no timetable has been given, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports. He also took some contact during Monday's skate.
Graovac has missed Washington's last seven games. Even when he returns, Graovac was only averaging 5:13 per game before his injury, so there's zero fantasy relevance here.
Graovac (upper body) will not travel with the team on its three-game trip through Western Canada, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Considering Graovac is expected to be out of the lineup until Nov. 2 against the Islanders, he would seem to be a lock for injured reserve. Even when healthy, the center has been a non-factor, appearing in three of the Caps' nine outings this season. Once given the all-clear, fantasy owners probably shouldn't expect the 24-year-old to suddenly start logging regular minutes.
Graovac (upper body) was deemed week-to-week by coach Barry Trotz, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.
It has been a disappointing start to the 2017-18 campaign for Graovac, who has been held to less than seven minutes of ice time per game in his limited appearances in the game-day lineup. Now it seems the center will be sidelined for at least a week, if not more, with his upper-body malady. Even once cleared to return, the Ontario native will likely offer minimal return on investment considering the frequency with which he is watching from the press box.
Graovac (upper body) was injured during Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Maple Leafs
Graovac took a couple of hard hits in the first period, but was forced out of the game and did not return. Head coach Barry Trotz indicated that the 24-year-old forward is "likely to miss some time" with the injury during the post-game press conference, but would not elaborate further. Consider him day-to-day for the time being pending further updates.
Graovac will play on the fourth line Wednesday against the Penguins, Tarik El-Bashir of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Graovac played in the season opener but had been spelled by the pesky Nate Walker in recent contests. Playing alongside Jay Beagle and Devante Smith-Pelly, Graovac had a minus-1 rating and two penalty minutes, so his fantasy value is strictly confined to deeper formats that count peripheral stats like penalty minutes and hits even when he does enter the lineup.
Graovac was traded to the Capitals from the Wild on Wednesday for a 2018 fifth-round draft pick, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The 24-year-old forward dressed for 52 contests with the Wild last season, notching nine points (seven goals, two assists). The big-bodied forward also supplied 54 hits over that span while averaging 9:50 of ice time. Should he earn a roster spot out of camp, Graovac figures to provide the Capitals with a physical presence. He has a history of some offensive success at the AHL level, but it has yet to translate to consistent production at the top level of competition.
Graovac was recalled from AHL Iowa on Thursday.
With the Wild facing a 3-1 deficit in their series with St. Louis, it's unlikely that Graovac's recall will last all that long; the same goes for the 15 other players the Wild have called up for depth. They'll have separate practices from the members of the team who have been on the Minnesota roster from the beginning of the postseason, so Graovac and his fellow call-ups have nearly no chance of seeing any game action for the remainder of the 2016-17 season.
Graovac was reassigned to AHL Iowa on Monday.
Graovac logged three games during this most recent call-up in which he averaged only 7:57 of ice time but managed to garner an assist. The center has certainly shown some promise this season -- seven goals in 52 contests -- but is stuck behind a lot of forward depth in the Wild organization.
Graovac will be recalled from AHL Iowa on Tuesday, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Graovac spent the past week with Iowa, but will likely shuffle back to the big club as insurance at center with Martin Hanzal (illness) expected to miss the Wild's two-game road trip that kicks off Tuesday. If Graovac appears in either contest, don't expect him to see major ice time, as he'd likely settle in on the Wild's third or fourth line.
Graovac was demoted to AHL Iowa on Monday.
Graovac proved a sneaky daily option following his recall a week ago, notching a point in two of his three games with the club. He averaged less than 10 minutes of ice time in those contests, however, so it's unlikely the young winger will establish enough fantasy value to be worthy of ownership in the vast majority of leagues.
Graovac was called up from AHL Iowa on Monday.
The forward was called up to replace Zac Dalpe, who was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jackets. Graovac has six points in 46 NHL games this year, but eight points in 10 AHL games. If his NHL scoring could match his performance in the minors, he would be a much more valuable fantasy player than he currently is, but for now, assume he isn't much of a fantasy threat.
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