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January 11, 2021 12:16 PM
Flyers' Chris Bigras: Placed on waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bigras was placed on waivers Monday.

Bigras is expected to report to AHL Lehigh Valley should he clear the waiver wire. The 25-year-old defenseman posted two goals and 16 points in 39 games with the Phantoms during the 2019-20 season.

July 1, 2019 02:52 PM
Flyers' Chris Bigras: Syncs up with Philly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bigras signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Flyers on Monday.

The Rangers opted not to tender Bigras a qualifying offer as a restricted free agent, so he hit the open market and now latches on with the Flyers. Colorado took him in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, but it's clear that the shipped has sailed on his prospect status. In fact, Bigras has only accumulated a goal and three helpers over 46 NHL contests, and the Rangers didn't use him at all at the top level when they signed him to a one-year deal last July.

June 26, 2019 05:52 PM
Chris Bigras: Not tendered by New York
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bigras didn't receive a qualifying offer from the Rangers on Tuesday.

Bigras was a steady producer from the blue line for AHL Hartford last season, notching 22 points in 52 games, so although his time with the Rangers has likely come to an end, he should be able to land a two-way deal with another organization with relative ease this offseason.

September 28, 2018 08:32 PM
Rangers' Chris Bigras: Lands on waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bigras was designated for waivers by New York on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Bigras was a near lock to be sent down to the minors at some point during training camp. However, the fact he lasted this long bodes well for his chances of earning a call-up at some point this season.

July 16, 2018 01:44 PM
Rangers' Chris Bigras: Accepts qualifying offer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bigras accepted his qualifying offer with the Rangers for the 2018-19 season Sunday.

After being acquired from the Avalanche last season, Bigras spent the rest of the year with AHL Hartford, scoring two goals and 13 points in 18 games. There's no guarantee he'll have an NHL roster spot for the 2018-19 campaign and can be ignored in nearly all fantasy formats.

June 27, 2018 04:21 PM
Rangers' Chris Bigras: Picks up qualifying offer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bigras has received a qualifying offer from the Rangers.

Bigras was one of 10 Rangers to receive a qualifying offer. The 23-year-old blueliner has made 46 career NHL appearances with the Avalanche, but he'll be looking for his first action on Broadway in 2018-19.

February 27, 2018 12:04 AM
Rangers' Chris Bigras: Heading to Big Apple
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bigras was acquired from Colorado in exchange for Ryan Graves on Monday, Jon Lane of reports.

A second-round pick in 2013, Bigras has thus far suited up for 46 NHL games in his career, including 15 for Colorado this season. That said, Bigras has been in the minors since late November and will continue his season with the Rangers' AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolfpack. The Canadian blueliner will be hoping that a change of scenery will provide a better chance to establish himself in an NHL lineup.

November 28, 2017 04:32 PM
Avalanche's Chris Bigras: Sent down to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bigras was reassigned to AHL San Antonio on Tuesday.

Considering Bigras was a healthy scratch in three of the Avs' last five games and hasn't registered a point since Opening Night, it shouldn't come as a surprise the team opted to demote him. With Anton Lindholm (jaw) healthy, the 22-year-old Bigras will likely spend the bulk of the season with the Rampage developing his game.

November 21, 2017 02:13 AM
Avalanche's Chris Bigras: Finding points hard to come by
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bigras has not registered a point since his Opening Night assist against the Rangers.

In addition to his 13-game pointless streak, Bigras has also served as a healthy scratch on another five occasions. Despite an outstanding OHL career -- which includes a 20-goal, 51-assist campaign in 2014-15 -- the 22-year-old has failed to translate his game to the NHL level. With his offensive contributions limited and his role clearly in doubt, it seems unlikely the defenseman will offer anything more than bottom-end value in only the deepest of formats.

October 17, 2017 02:26 PM
Avalanche's Chris Bigras: Receiving limited minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bigras has averaged just 13:39 of ice time per contest through the first six games of the season.

The 2013 second-round pick plays a low-risk game and will probably remain a depth defenseman for the Avalanche throughout the 2017-18 campaign. While Bigras posted huge offensive numbers in the OHL, his scoring hasn't translated to the professional ranks, and he also doesn't move the needle in any peripheral categories. There's a decent chance he develops into a serviceable NHL player, but it's unlikely he ever makes a significant fantasy impact.

October 8, 2016 03:42 PM
Avalanche's Chris Bigras: Sent to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bigras was sent down to the AHL on Thursday, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.

Bigras spent 31 games with the big club last season in Denver, recording just three points. He fared significantly better at AHL San Antonio (19 points in 37 games), which is where he'll suit up -- and receive much more ice time than he would with the Avalanche -- to begin the 2016-17 season. J.T. Compher and fellow blueliner Anton Lindholm were also sent down as part of this round of roster cuts.

October 5, 2016 11:42 AM
Avalanche's Chris Bigras: Finds back of net Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bigras went plus-1 with a goal in Tuesday's preseason win over the Wild.

Bigras looks rejuvenated after dealing with a concussion last March. It's critical for the 21-year-old to protect his noggin, as he's known for his hockey smarts and reliability within the defensive zone, though such traits make him more valuable in "real life" than the fantasy realm.

March 18, 2016 03:19 PM
Avalanche's Chris Bigras: Rejoining lineup Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bigras (concussion) will return to the lineup Friday against the Flames, Marc Moser of Altitude TV reports.

Sidelined for over a week with a concussion, the Avalanche will regain his services at the perfect time, with only 11 forwards available and the team instead rolling with seven defensemen. It's unclear exactly where the blueliner will slot in, but Bigras remains off the fantasy radar with just two points in 23 games NHL games this season.

March 16, 2016 04:33 PM
Avalanche's Chris Bigras: Out again Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bigras (concussion) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Canucks.

Bigras is still dealing with the effects of a concussion dating back to early March, so he'll need to clear the league protocol before a return to the lineup is possible. The 21-year-old blueliner does have 12 points through 38 games this season, but remains off the radar in most fantasy leagues.

March 12, 2016 05:47 PM
Avalanche's Chris Bigras: Remains out with concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bigras (concussion) will not suit up for Saturday's game against the Jets, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

Bigras did not travel with the team to Winnipeg and it is unclear if he will join them for their next game on Wednesday in Vancouver. Bigras, who suffered the concussion on March 5 against Nashville, has a goal and an assist in 23 games since being called up and will be replaced by Andrew Bodnarchuk or Zach Redmond.

March 9, 2016 05:10 PM
Avalanche's Chris Bigras: Doubtful for Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bigras (concussion) is doubtful for Wednesday's matchup with Anaheim, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

Bigras didn't participate in the Avs' morning skate Wednesday and isn't likely to return until the team plays the Jets in Winnipeg on Saturday. Since first entering the lineup Jan. 14, Bigras had played in 23 consecutive games before being injured, recording a goal and an assist along the way.

March 7, 2016 09:40 PM
Avalanche's Chris Bigras: Out Monday against Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bigras will miss Monday's game against Arizona with a head injury.

Bigras can be considered day-to-day until more information becomes available. Zach Redmond and Andrew Bodnarchuk could draw into the lineup in his place. The 21-year-old defender's next chance to return will come Wednesday when Colorado hosts Anaheim. Bigras has notched just two points through 23 contests this season so his absence shouldn't hurt fantasy teams too much, except possibly in the deepest of leagues.

March 1, 2016 11:20 PM
Avalanche's Chris Bigras: Scores first NHL goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bigras tallied a goal -- the first of his NHL career -- and a hit in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Wild.

It took 21 games, but Bigras finally found the back of the net. While it certainly hasn't been a flashy debut season for the 20-year-old, he has gone plus-5 in 21 games and is averaging just over 13 minutes a night while playing on the third defensive pairing. He's shown flashes of offensive promise in juniors and the AHL, so the 2013 second-round pick has an intriguing NHL future.

February 15, 2016 04:45 PM
Avalanche's Chris Bigras: Making most of his call-up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bigras has recorded an assist, collected 10 penalty minutes and skated to a plus-2 rating in his first 15 games in the NHL.

The 20-year-old defenseman isn't making a significant impact in the box score and likely won't be in a fantasy lineup in the near future but has been gaining invaluable experience at the NHL level. With the Avs in need of defensive talent, Bigras has found himself in a position to showcase his defensive prowess while skating on the third defensive pairing alongside Zach Redmond and Andrew Bodnarchuk. While he is still in a developmental phase and lacks big minutes, Bigras will be a major part of the Avs' defensive future.

January 13, 2016 04:54 PM
Avalanche's Chris Bigras: Recalled by Avs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bigras was called up from AHL San Antonio prior to Thursday's game against the Devils, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

The No. 32 pick in the 2013 draft was brought up along with Nikita Zadorov to fill the roster spots of Nate Guenin and Brandon Gormley, both of whom were placed on waivers, while Erik Johnson and Brad Stuart are out with injuries. Bigras, who has six goals and 13 assists in 37 games with San Antonio this season, will be skating in his first NHL game Thursday.

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