Legwand announced his retirement from the NHL on Thursday.
The first-ever draft pick for the Predators in 1998, Legwand had a decently successful career in Nashville with his most successful campaign coming during the 2006-07 season when he posted 27 goals and 36 assists. He finishes his career with 228 goals, 390 assists, and 551 penalty minutes.
Legwand has not scored since Nov. 27, and has just eight points in 39 games thus far this season.
When the Predators opted to part ways with their second overall pick in 1998, their first-ever draft pick after joining the NHL, they knew his best days were over. Now a wily veteran who's counted on for his defense and leadership, the biggest surprise this season may be how much Legwand has played this season, dressing in 39 of the Sabres' 42 games. The 35-year-old is a fourth-line player with no fantasy value.
Legwand scored his first goal of the season late in the second period Monday against St. Louis.
Legwand's tally represented Buffalo's lone goal in a tough 2-1 loss. The veteran center picked up a loose puck from the end boards and slid it backhand past Jake Allen. The 35-year-old has five points in 18 games this season and has long lost his relevance in fantasy.
Legwand will not play against Toronto on Wednesday, reports Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald.
Stepping in for the veteran will be Johan Larsson, who has a higher offensive ceiling to take advantage of some shaky Toronto goaltending. Legwand's best days are behind him and has a minus-3 rating in four games.
Legwand was traded to the Sabres on Friday.The Sabres will send Legwand and netminder Robin Lehner to Buffalo while Ottawa sends back the No. 21 overall pick in the 2015 draft. Legwand appeared in 80 games last season, notching nine goals and 18 assists for 27 points in an average of 13:54 of ice time. The 34-year-old is slated to make roughly $3 million next season.
Legwand is slated to be scratched from the Sens' lineup Wednesday against Montreal.Legwand, who notched 27 points in 80 regular season games, has not recorded a point in three playoff tilts thus far. He'll be replaced in the team's Game 4 lineup by Zack Smith.
Legwand captured an assist and went plus-3 in Thursday's win over the Canadiens.Legwand has settled into a bottom-six role with the Senators this season, where his talent level is better suited at this stage in his career. He's only managed 24 points on the season and has only a goal and two assists since the start of February, but he remains one of the Sens' top faceoff specialists. Unfortunately, that won't translate to much fantasy value.
Legwand collected a pair of assist in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Coyotes.Legwand now has seven points (one goal, six assists) in his last seven games, which qualifies as his best stretch of production all season. During that run, he was a healthy scratch for two games, so there's no guarantee he'll maintain a lineup spot despite his ample production. The inconsistency of Legwand's ice time doesn't make him particularly enticing as a fantasy option.
Legwand will rejoin the lineup for Saturday's game against the Coyotes, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports.A healthy scratch the past two games, Legwand will rejoin the lineup due to an injury to Alex Chiasson (undisclosed), who is considered day-to-day. Legwand has seven goals and 12 assists in 45 games this season, with four points in his last five appearances.
Legwand will be a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against the Stars, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.Legwand had managed to compile five points in his last six games despite seeing spotty ice time, but he's now been a healthy scratch for two straight games. The Senators seem satisfied with the play of young centers Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Curtis Lazar, so until either player begins to struggle, Legwand could remain a fixture in the press box.
Legwand was credited with an assist and picked up two PIM in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Hurricanes.Legwand has tallied a point in five straight games, but it's a hot streak that doesn't offer much optimism about his future production. He saw less than 10 minutes of ice time Saturday and typically slots in as a member of the team's bottom six, where scoring chances are typically scarce.
Legwand pointed in his third straight game Tuesday against the Stars, notching a power-play assist over his 11:07 of ice time. He won only four of his 15 faceoffs (26.7 percent) in the defeat, however.The Senators continue to carve out time for Legwand on the man advantage, but his lack of even-strength minutes will probably prevent him from sustaining this scoring pace much longer. Though he's averaging 14:53 of ice time for the season, Legwand has fallen below the 14-minute mark in five consecutive games.
Legwand recorded an assist in Thursday's loss to the Avalanche.Legwand enjoyed a five-game point streak earlier in the first half of December, but his slate has been pretty dry ever since. His assist Thursday gives him just two points over his last 11 games.
Legwand improved his point streak to five games by scoring a power-play goal in Saturday's win over the Bruins.Legwand's streak has flown under the radar since he's scored exactly one point in each of the games, but it's probably significant enough for deep leaguers to take notice. He's seeing ample time on the power play and should remain an important supporting cast player for Ottawa.
Legwand potted his fifth goal of the season in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Canucks.Legwand's power-play tally came about halfway through the second period and helped ignite the Sens' comeback from a 3-0 deficit. The former No. 2 overall pick typically saves his best work for the faceoff circle, where he leads all Ottawa pivots with a 51 percent win percentage, but he's started to increase his offensive production of late as well. He's picked up a point in three straight games and five of his last six.
Legwand was a central figure in Thursday's comeback victory over the Avalanche, recording a goal and assist in the 5-3 win.
Legwand signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Senators on Friday, TSN's Aaron Ward reports.
Legwand scored a game-winning power-play goal and had an assist against the Lightning on Sunday.Legwand has not contributed a ton since moving from Nashville to Detroit. He has three goals and six assists in 13 games.
Legwand assisted on Brendan Smith's first-period power-play goal, then added a PP-marker of his own as the Wings tamed the Wild 3-2 on Saturday.
Legwand tallied a helper in a 3-2 victory against Toronto on Tuesday.Legwand has been a bit up and down with the Red Wings so far, but does have five points in seven games to combat a minus-two. He's scoring about at the same clip he was with Nashville, so use him as you normally would.
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