Leipsic inked a two-year contract with CSKA Moscow (KHL) on Friday, Sport-Express.ru reports.
Leipsic -- who was released by the Capitals in May -- will make his first foray into European hockey. Given the circumstances surrounding his release, even a strong two years in Russia likely won't be enough for the winger to return to the NHL. He may end up finishing his professional career overseas.
Leipsic cleared waivers Saturday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports
Leipsic was waived for the purposes of contact termination following scandalous content on his Instagram account becoming public in recent days. The 25-year-old winger is now a free agent, though the recent controversy will likely be a barrier toward him finding NHL employment in the near future.
Leipsic was placed on unconditional waivers by the Capitals on Friday for the purpose of terminating his contract.
The team's decision to part ways with Leipsic follows the release of social media messages in which the forward took part in misogynistic and otherwise distasteful comments targeted toward various women. The winger's contract will be terminated immediately upon his 24-hour waiver clearance.
Leipsic registered an assist and two hits during Monday's 4-2 win over the Canadiens.
The helper is just the second point for Leipsic in nine games during the month of January. With little ice time (9:18 average) and scant production (11 points in 50 games), the 25-year-old winger fails to merit fantasy consideration at this time.
Leipsic registered an assist in Sunday's 5-4 overtime win versus San Jose.
Leipsic ended an eight-game pointless streak with his helpered but remains stuck in a 17-game goal drought. Considering the winger is averaging just 9:18 of ice time, fans and fantasy owners should be content with the fact he's registered three goals and seven helpers in 43 appearances. Without an increased role, the WInnipeg native's ceiling is probably in the area of 20 points.
Leipsic tallied an assist and three shots during Saturday's 5-2 win over the Lightning.
The helper snapped a seven-game point-less streak for Leipsic, bringing him to three goals and nine points in 34 games this season. The third-round pick of the Predators in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft has entrenched himself in Washington's bottom six but will need more ice time (averaging 9:21) to be of any value in fantasy formats.
Leipsic scored on his only shot and had a pair of hits in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Panthers.
The fourth liner broke in on a partial breakaway midway through the third period and beat Sergei Bobrovsky with a nifty deke to put Washington up 4-2. The goal, just the third for Leipsic this season, proved to be the game-winner. He only saw 10 shifts and logged just under eight minutes of ice time, fulfilling his typical bottom-six role.
Leipsic scored a goal on three shots in Wednesday's 2-1 shootout win over the Flyers.
Leipsic, who logged just 7:04 of ice time, opened the scoring six minutes into the second period, picking up his second goal of the year. Both of those goals have came in November after the 25-year-old endured a 14-game goal drought to open the season. Now with his fifth team since 2015-16, Leipsic has never scored more than five goals in a season and will continue to serve a bottom-six role for the Caps.
Leipsic picked up a goal and an assist and was plus-2 in Friday's 6-1 win over the Sabres.
The first-year Capital had gone 14 games without finding the net but ended the drought midway through the first period when he converted a back-door feed. Leipsic also assisted on Chandler Stephenson's goal earlier in the period. The 25-year-old is already with his fifth NHL team and has never topped five goals in a season, so nights like tonight will be few and far between.
Leipsic produced an assist in Friday's 6-5 shootout win over the Canucks.
Leipsic served up the primary helper on Michal Kempny's game-tying goal in the third period, helping to complete a four-goal comeback. The 25-year-old winger now has three assists in 13 appearances. Last year, Leipsic produced a career-high 23 points in 62 games between the Kings and Canucks, but he also averaged over 13 minutes per game, versus a 9:45 average entering Friday's appearance. He's only likely to see fourth-line minutes in a deeper Capitals' forward group.
Leipsic registered a power-play assist while logging 10:06 of ice time during Saturday's 4-1 win over the Stars.
Leipsic has been quietly productive while serving on the Capitals fourth line with two helpers in his first six games. Despite the efficiency, the 25-year-old winger is not likely to get enough opportunity to merit fantasy consideration, as his 2:29 of power-play time during Saturday's win was well above his season average (00:45).
Leipsic (lower body) will be in the lineup versus Chicago on Monday.
Leipsic will get the opportunity to play on the Caps' first line alongside Travis Boyd and Tom Wilson on Monday, but figures to be a bottom-six forward once the regular season kicks off Oct. 2 versus St. Louis. While Leipsic should have the inside track for a spot in the lineup, he will likely have to stave off challenges for ice time from Chandler Stephenson and Garnet Hathaway throughout the 2019-20 campaign.
Leipsic signed a one-year deal with the Capitals on Monday, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site reports.
Leipsic posted seven goals and 23 points in 62 games between the Canucks and Golden Knights during the 2018-19 season. The former CHL standout is expected to settle into a fourth-line role with the Capitals but may struggle to get consistent ice time in a crowded bottom six which could significantly limit his fantasy appeal.
Leipsic (lower body) was not extended a qualifying offer ahead of Tuesday's deadline and will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.
Splitting time between Vancouver and Los Angeles, Leipsic collected a total of 23 points over 62 games in 2018-19. Just 25 years of age, the winger's youth should be enough to earn him a contract somewhere, but it'll likely only be a one-year deal.
Leipsic (lower body) isn't expected to play again this season, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Assuming that holds true, Leipsic will finish the 2018-19 season with 23 points over 62 games between the Canucks and Kings, both career-high totals. The 24-year-old winger may never be a fantasy juggernaut, but he may possess some utility in deep leagues next season.
Leipsic (lower body) will not play in Monday's tilt against Calgary.
Leipsic will miss his sixth consecutive game with the lower-body issue. He has 18 points in 45 points with the Kings this season, the most he's produced with any of the three franchises he's played for over the last two seasons.
Leipsic (lower body) remains scratched Saturday against the Blackhawks, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
Leipsic has now been out over a week, last suiting up March 21. His next chance to return will come Monday against the Flames. That's the first of four April games on the Kings' schedule before the end of their season.
Leipsic (lower body) isn't in the projected lineup for Thursday's game against Vancouver, NHL.com's Kevin Woodley reports.
Leipsic will miss a fourth consecutive game Thursday, and he remains without a clear-cut timetable for his return to action. The Kings aren't in contention for a spot in the playoffs, so there's no incentive for them to rush the 24-year-old winger back before he's fully recovered.
Leipsic (lower body) remains out of the lineup Tuesday in Edmonton, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
The Kings went back to a traditional 12-forward, six-defenseman lineup for this one, but Leipsic's not part of that equation. He'll hope to get back in there when Los Angeles wraps up its Western Canada trip Thursday in Vancouver.
Leipsic (lower body) will not be available in Calgary on Monday.
Leipsic has now missed the last two contests after notching five points in his previous nine games. Though he doesn't have an official timetable to return, the 5-foot-10 winger will likely miss Tuesday's game in Edmonton as well.
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