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February 18, 2020 01:24 PM
Sabres' Taylor Leier: Clears waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leier has cleared waivers and will remain in AHL Rochester, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

Leier signed an NHL contract on Monday, and he had to clear waivers to remain eligible for AHL Rochester. The contract suggests he would be one of the first options for a call-up should there be injuries to the Sabres forward group.

February 17, 2020 10:40 PM
Sabres' Taylor Leier: Secures NHL deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leier agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with Buffalo on Monday worth $700,000.

Leier has been playing for AHL Rochester on a minor-league deal and appears to have shown the organization enough to warrant a two-way contract. The 26-year-old has notched seven goals and one helper in 17 outings for the Americans this season. With his contract in hand, the winger is eligible to be promoted to the NHL, though he will need to clear waivers first.

December 11, 2019 06:00 PM
Sabres' Taylor Leier: Long-awaited return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leier, finally recovered from labrum surgery, plans to make his season debut Wednesday for Rochester of the AHL, Bill Hoppe of The Buffalo News reports.

The forward tore his labrum in a freak off-ice accident and has yet to make his debut for the 2019-20 season. Leier finished well after being acquired by the Sabres organization in exchange for Justin Bailey last season, finishing with 23 points in 35 games, so he'll finally get a chance to get back at it and prove he deserves more than just a one-way deal.

October 22, 2019 10:44 AM
Sabres' Taylor Leier: Out indefinitely
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leier (shoulder) is considered out indefinitely.

Leier has yet to play this season after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery and remains without a timetable for his return to the lineup. Once he's healthy, the 25-year-old will be a key piece up front for AHL Rochester, but he won't have a role with the big club in 2019-20.

June 29, 2019 06:52 PM
Sabres' Taylor Leier: Re-ups with Buffalo organization
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leier (undisclosed) signed a one-year contract with Rochester of the AHL for the 2019-20 season, Jason Wolf of The Buffalo News reports.

Leier is currently recovering from an undisclosed surgery, but is expected to be ready for the upcoming season. While Leier posted a solid 42 points in 69 games last season for a couple of AHL organizations, he's viewed as more of a depth piece than anything else.

January 18, 2019 01:36 PM
Sabres' Taylor Leier: Traded to Buffalo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Flyers traded Leier to the Sabres in exchange for Justin Bailey on Thursday.

This is nothing more than a swap of minor-league assets, as Leier and Bailey both have yet to appear in an NHL contest this campaign. The 24-year-old forward will undoubtedly report to his new club's AHL affiliate.

October 1, 2018 01:09 PM
Flyers' Taylor Leier: Placed on waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leier was designated for waivers by the Flyers on Monday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

While Leier will likely begin the season in the minors, a looming legal situation for Jori Lehtera could muddy the waters for the Flyers lineup. In the meantime, the youngster Leier will suit up with the Phantoms for the start of the 2018-19 campaign.

July 15, 2018 10:40 AM
Flyers' Taylor Leier: Inks new deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leier signed a one-year extension with the Flyers on Sunday, CapFriendly reports. The deal is worth $720,000.

As noted by CapFriendly, Leier actually accepted a less lucrative deal in order to ensure that he wouldn't fall under two-way terms. This means he should be up for most -- if not all -- of 2018-19. He has accumulated seven points and maintained a minus-8 rating over 55 NHL games, so the Flyers will be expecting improvement from Leier in the upcoming season.

July 6, 2018 11:04 AM
Flyers' Taylor Leier: Takes arbitration step
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leier applied for salary arbitration Thursday, according to

Leier hasn't been given much of a chance to shine, as he's only drawn into 55 NHL games and averaged 9:56 of ice time. Over that span, the pivot's recorded a mere two goals and five assists. Leier protects the puck well and he's being groomed on the penalty kill, but we can't see him being worth much more than the $806,558 that he received on his last one-year deal with the Flyers.

June 25, 2018 03:44 PM
Flyers' Taylor Leier: Won't hit free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leier was extended a qualifying offer from the Flyers on Monday, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Leier saw action in just 39 games for Philadelphia last season, but didn't spend any time in the minors for the first time in his career. While it's a step in the right direction, the winger's inability to secure regular minutes limits his fantasy value. Even when he is in the lineup, the 23-year-old figures to be in a bottom-six role.

April 23, 2018 10:12 PM
Flyers' Taylor Leier: Small role in 2017-18
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leier skated in 39 games during 2017-18, averaging 10:29 of ice time while pitching in a goal and four assists.

After starting the season with the bottom six, Leier appeared in 21 of the first 23 games, but then entered the rotation between the ice and press box before being a healthy scratch for the last 22 games. Leier flashed offensive ability in the minors in 2015-16 scoring 37 points (13 goals, 24 assists) in 48 games, and although he plays a sound two-way game, he likely needs more time adjusting to professional play and needs to keep adapting with his small 5' 10" frame. The 24-year-old should push again for a roster spot, but even if he makes the team, he'll likely appear on the fourth line.

March 1, 2018 11:48 AM
Flyers' Taylor Leier: Could be unglued from pine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leier is likely to draw into the lineup Thursday evening against the Hurricanes, Adam Kimelman of reports.

Leier, who's a third-year winger, has naturally seen an increase in playing time as he picks up the nuances of a fast-paced NHL game, though his pace of development has been painfully slow. Certainly, it doesn't help matters that the 2012 fourth-round draft pick has only converted one goal on 45 shots for a 2.2 shooting percentage this campaign, but at least for Thursday's game, he's projected for duty on the No. 2 power-play unit, making for an incredibly sneaky value play in DFS settings.

February 12, 2018 12:52 PM
Flyers' Taylor Leier: Rarely playing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leier has dressed for just seven of the past 23 games.

Leier has scored in the WHL and AHL, so it wouldn't be shocking if he made strides over the coming seasons. However, as it stands, he's obviously not receiving the opportunity to succeed at the highest level. The 23-year-old winger has collected a goal and four assists through 35 games for the campaign, so it's safe to continue ignoring him in most seasonal settings.

December 23, 2017 07:08 PM
Flyers' Taylor Leier: Slotting in Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leier (upper body) will man the fourth line Saturday against the Blue Jackets, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Leier wasn't expected to play Saturday and was a late addition to the lineup, replacing Jordan Weal. The 23-year-old winger has one goal and three assists through 28 games this season.

December 23, 2017 04:41 PM
Flyers' Taylor Leier: Sitting out Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leier (upper body) will not dress for Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets, Bill Meltzer of reports.

Leier continues to nurse an upper-body ailment that surfaced prior to Wednesday's game against the Red Wings. His absence shouldn't cause major ripples in most fantasy leagues considering he's collected just four points (one goal, three assists) through 28 games this season. Leier's next opportunity to rejoin the action arrives Thursday against the Panthers.

December 22, 2017 05:33 PM
Flyers' Taylor Leier: Status quo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Ron Hextall did not provide an update on Leier's (upper body) status heading into Friday's clash with Buffalo, Dave Issac of the Courier Post reports.

The news effectively rules Leier out of the lineup considering he was a late scratch Wednesday due to his upper-body malady. Even when healthy, the winger has not offered much in terms of fantasy value, as he has tallied one helper, two PIM and 11 shots on goal in his previous seven outings. Jori Lehtera figures to remain on the fourth line in Leier's stead.

December 22, 2017 12:52 AM
Flyers' Taylor Leier: Late scratch Wednesday with upper-body ailment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leier was scratched late from Wednesday's lineup against the Red Wings due to an upper-body ailment.

Leier's absence is unlikely to have many ramifications from a fantasy standpoint, but the 23-year-old will miss at least Wednesday's contest as a result of the injury. Jori Lehtera drew into the lineup in his place and seems the likely candidate to do so moving forward should Leier miss additional time.

November 23, 2017 02:01 PM
Flyers' Taylor Leier: Scores in overtime loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leier scored a goal through just 7:34 of ice time during Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Islanders.

Not only did the tally snap a 10-game point drought, it was also the first of the season for the 23-year-old winger. Leier is averaging just 11:20 of ice time per game this season, and he's currently skating on the fourth line and not receiving power-play time. With the single goal and just two helpers through 20 games for the campaign, Leier is not a viable option in the majority of fantasy setups.

October 26, 2017 02:08 AM
Flyers' Taylor Leier: Healthy scratch Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leier (undisclosed) was cleared to play, but head coach Ron Hextall elected to keep him on the bench for Tuesday's game against the Ducks, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

It was previously implied that he was going to continue sitting out due to his mystery ailment, but it appears that Hextall is just opting for Dale Weise. Now that Leier is healthy, though, he'll have to work his way back into the lineup. His next chance will be Thursday in Ottawa.

October 24, 2017 07:04 PM
Flyers' Taylor Leier: Surprise scratch Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leier (undisclosed) won't play Tuesday against the Ducks, Bill Meltzer of reports.

Per Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Leier was expected to return to the lineup for Tuesday evening's contest, but it appears as though he may have tweaked something during pregame warmups. Dale Weise will replace the 23-year-old forward on the Flyers' fourth line against Anaheim.


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Philadelphia Flyers

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