Ceci managed an assist and two hits in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Devils.
Ceci has been warm on offense lately with a goal and five helpers in his last eight games. The 27-year-old blueliner has 12 points in 39 contests overall -- much better than the eight points he produced in 56 outings for the Maple Leafs last year. In non-scoring production, Ceci has a plus-15 rating, 41 shots on goal, 57 hits, 54 blocked shots and 10 PIM.
Ceci scored a goal on his only shot in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Flyers. He also added two hits and one block with a plus-2 rating.
Ceci joined the play to finish off a 4-on-2 rush, giving the Penguins a 4-2 lead with 7:52 remaining in the third period. It was Ceci's second goal of the season and his first since Jan. 28. The first-year Penguin has six points and 10 PIM in 18 games.
Ceci collected two assists and was plus-3 in Sunday's 6-3 victory over the Capitals. He also provided three shots and three blocks.
Ceci was in on a pair of go-ahead tallies, including Jake Guentzel's game-winner midway through the second period. He also drew an assist on Brandon Tanev's goal that had given the Penguins a 2-1 edge midway through the first period. Ceci has contributed a goal and four assists through his first 10 games in Pittsburgh.
Ceci is a healthy scratch and will not play Tuesday against Washington, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Ceci made his Penguins debut in the first game of the season, recording a hit and a blocked shot in 16:29 of ice time against Philadelphia. He'll spend his second straight game in the press box in favor of Chad Ruhwedel.
Ceci penned a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Penguins on Saturday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
Ceci appeared in 56 games with the Maple Leafs last season, notching eight points while posting a plus-7 rating. The 26-year-old blueliner will compete with Chad Ruhwedel for ice time on Pittsburgh's bottom pairing in 2020-21, so don't expect him to be a viable fantasy option.
Ceci will test free agency, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
There's still a chance that Ceci will re-sign with the Maple Leafs, but he'll see what kind of offers are out there on the open market before making a final decision. The 26-year-old blueliner appeared in 56 games with Toronto in 2019-20, picking up eight points while registering a plus-7 rating and averaging 20:32 of ice time over that span.
Ceci netted a shorthanded goal and doled out three hits in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss in Game 3 versus the Blue Jackets.
Ceci opened the scoring with the shorty at 18:52 of the first period. The 26-year-old isn't known for his offense -- he had just one goal and seven helpers to go with 92 hits and 79 blocked shots in 56 regular-season contests. Despite his top-pairing usage, Ceci is primarily on the ice for defensive purposes.
Ceci (ankle) will return to the lineup Friday against the Ducks, Sportsnets' Chris Johnston reports.
Ceci missed 14 games with an ankle injury. He was activated off of injured reserve earlier Friday. Expect Ceci to pair with Calle Rosen on the Maple Leafs' third pairing.
Toronto activated Ceci (ankle) off injured reserve Friday.
Ceci isn't expected to play Friday against Anaheim, but he should return to the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with Tampa Bay. The former Senator has notched eight points in 54 games with the Maple Leafs this season.
Ceci (ankle) will travel with the team on its three-game road trip in California but won't play in any games, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
Ceci has been skating for a few days, and head coach Sheldon Keefe believes he'll move into day-to-day territory within the next week. Morgan Rielly (foot) is in the same boat, as the Maple Leafs could have the two blueliners back as soon as March 10 against the Lightning.
Ceci (ankle) skated Saturday morning and will travel with the team on its upcoming three-game road trip, Lance Hornby of The Toronto Sun reports.
Ceci still needs to absorb contact before re-entering the lineup, but he's not far off and is expected to get back in the fold in early or mid-March. The Maple Leafs could use him as soon as possible, as Morgan Rielly (foot) and Jake Muzzin (hand) are both slated for late-March returns.
Ceci (ankle) is considered out indefinitely and will be reevaluated in a month, the club announced Friday.
Ceci was officially designated for injured reserve with Timothy Liljegren promoted from the minors to fill his spot on the blue line. The absence of both Ceci and Morgan Rielly (foot) could force the Leafs into making a deadline acquisition in the hope of avoiding missing the playoffs.
According to general manager Kyle Dubas, Ceci will be "out for a while" with an ankle injury, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports.
Ceci's absence will test the Maple Leafs' depth at defense, but it won't impact any fantasy lineups, as he's only picked up eight points in 54 games this campaign. The 26-year-old will be placed on injured reserve for the duration of his recovery.
Ceci has seven points, including six assists, in 43 games with the Maple Leafs this season.
He's not scoring, but he's not helping all that much either. Ceci's overall Corsi For Percentage (CF%) is 43.3; his CF% at even strength is 49.8. Basically, the Leafs control the puck less than 50 percent of the time when he's on the ice. Ceci is about as average as they come. There's no reason to have him rostered.
Ceci picked up an assist and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Canucks.
Ceci went 22 games without a point prior to his recent uptick with two helpers in his last three outings. He's got six points in 32 contests overall. The blueliner has added 58 blocked shots and 51 hits this season, but the lack of offense makes it safe to leave Ceci off fantasy rosters.
Ceci hasn't hit the scoresheet in the last 14 games.
It's a month-long point drought for the defenseman in his first year with the Buds. Ceci turned heads by crafting a three-game point streak at the onset of the season, but he's obviously cooled off considerably. Still, the Ontario native does have 36 hits and 41 blocked shots through 21 games, so he may have some low-end value in fantasy leagues that tally defensive contributions.
Ceci collected an assist and two blocked shots in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Blues.
Ceci's up to a goal and two assists through four games this season. Theoretically, the blueliner is the more defensive player on a pairing with Morgan Rielly, but a move to a strong offense like Toronto's could see Ceci challenge his career high of 26 points, which he achieved both last year and in 2015-16.
Ceci has a goal and an assist in three games and is averaging around 23 minutes of ice time.
Ceci is great illustration of the differences between on-ice and fantasy value. He's chewing up huge minutes, as coach Mike Babcock is relying heavily on his top-four, and he's getting points. But his in-game decision-making is questionable at best and his missed reads were glaring Saturday night against Montreal. So far, the assignments haven't been tough given the opposition, but Ceci's flaws will be exposed against elite teams. Still, if he can put up offense, fantasy owners will be happy.
Ceci has been skating on the top pairing with Morgan Rielly.
Ceci will be a stay-at-home pillar that will allow Rielly to roam with Toronto's elite forwards at even strength. The young blueliner needs to step up his game to earn a lucrative next contract. Ceci has talent, but his game is a better fit in the real arena than in a fantasy one, especially given his role.
Ceci inked a one-year, $4.5 million contract with Toronto on Thursday.
Ceci was acquired by the Leafs from the Sens as part of the Nikita Zaitsev trade. The Ottawa native joins a revamped blue line that also added Tyson Barrie, Ben Harpur and Kevin Gravel during the offseason. The 24-year-old tied his career best 26 points last year and should be capable of pushing for the 30-point mark this year.
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