McKenzie (undisclosed) found himself designated for waivers Monday for the purpose of reassignment to the minors, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
McKenzie -- who had been dealing with an undisclosed injury -- will likely spend the bulk of the 2018-19 campaign in the minors. The winger logged just seven games for the Stars last season and could face a similar workload this year.
McKenzie (undisclosed) is close to being 100-percent healthy, but he won't be available Friday versus the Kings, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
That leaves Sunday's game opposing the visiting Sharks as McKenzie's final chance for a tune-up ahead of the regular season. He could certainly use more seasoning, as the winger only appeared in seven games at the top level with Dallas in 2017-18; two helpers represent his point total over that span.
Mckenzie (undisclosed) did not take the ice for Saturday's exhibition against San Jose, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
While it's not entirely clear if this is injury-related, McKenzie looks like he will miss his fourth straight in as many games this preseason. Vegas has a very deep group of young players, so his absence could be related to this reality.
McKenzie was wearing a non-contact jersey at Friday's training camp session, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
McKenzie appeared in a mere seven contests for the Stars last season and may be hard-pressed to earn a spot on the 23-man roster for the Golden Knights given the organization's depth on the wings. An extended absence due to his undisclosed injury will only serve to make this more of an uphill battle. Even if he does land a spot on the roster, the British Columbia native could find himself watching from the press box more often than not.
McKenzie penned a two-year, $1.5 million contract with Vegas on Sunday, Rick Dhaliwal of Sportsnet.ca reports.
McKenzie shined with AHL Texas by racking up 25 goals and 48 points, but his NHL play hasn't fully surfaced. The 27-year-old will have a tough battle for a bottom-six role with Vegas, so he may have to start the season with AHL Chicago.
McKenzie was returned to AHL Texas on Friday, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.
The forward position is generally the deepest in fantasy, so poolies can probably head to the waiver wire to find someone that can do as much -- if not more -- than McKenzie was with the NHL's Stars, including his output of two assists over seven games this season.
The Stars recalled McKenzie from AHL Texas on Tuesday.
Jason Spezza (back) and Brett Ritchie (lower body) will both be unavailable Tuesday against Washington, so McKenzie will round out Dallas' depth up front against the Capitals. The 27-year-old forward has racked up 24 goals and 45 points in 45 games in the minors this campaign.
The Stars reassigned McKenzie to AHL Texas on Friday.
McKenzie's demotion indicates Antoine Roussel (illness) will likely be available for Saturday's matchup with Vegas. The 26-year-old winger tallied one helper while averaging just 7:51 of ice time during his four-game stint with the big club.
The Stars recalled McKenzie AHL Texas on Saturday, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.
Martin Hanzal is day-to-day with an undisclosed ailment, so McKenzie will round out the Stars' depth up front against the Blackhawks on Saturday. The 26-year-old forward has racked up 10 goals and 19 points in 19 contests with AHL Texas this campaign.
McKenzie is on the road again as he was reassigned to AHL Texas on Thursday, Sean Shapiro of NHL.com reports.
McKenzie spent just one day in the NHL -- having been promoted Wednesday -- before being promptly sent back to the minors in favor of defenseman Julius Honka. The 25-year-old McKenzie should probably make sure to get his car tuned up ahead of winter, as he will likely continue to shuffle back and forth between leagues for much of the season.
McKenzie was recalled from AHL Texas on Wednesday, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.
McKenzie will be looking for his first NHL action of the season, as the Stars look to fill in their forward depth with Martin Hanzal (hand) still on the mend. Even if he does see game action though, the 26-year-old isn't likely to see significant enough ice time to justify his usage in most fantasy formats.
McKenzie was reassigned to AHL Texas on Saturday, TSN reports.
Well, that was quick. McKenzie had been called up Friday, only to pinball right back to the minors. From a fantasy perspective, there's no reason to hold onto the B.C. native, as he obviously has no tangible value playing in the minors.
McKenzie was recalled from AHL Texas on Friday, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.
The B.C. native was waived after training camp but stayed with the Stars organization upon clearing. While it's not uncommon for lower-tiered players to get waived for the sake of the team staying roster compliant, we're guessing coach Ken Hitchcock is happy to still have McKenzie at his disposal since Tyler Pitlick (undisclosed), Radek Faska (lower body) and Brett Ritchie (upper body) are all currently ailing.
McKenzie cleared waivers Tuesday and will be assigned to AHL Texas, reports Mike Heika of The Dallas Morning News.
McKenzie played 53 games in the NHL last season, tallying six goals and 10 assists. The 26-year-old looked like he was developing into a role player after not playing any AHL games last season. Nonetheless, his value was limited even if he kept his spot on the NHL roster.
McKenzie was designated for waivers by the Stars on Monday, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.
McKenzie averaged 10:51 of ice time in his 53 appearances for Dallas last season. In those contests, the winger compiled six goals, 10 assists and 66 shots -- including three game-winning tallies. The 26-year-old will report to AHL Texas if he goes unclaimed off waivers.
McKenzie (eye) is ready to go for the start of training camp, according to general manager Jim Nill.
McKenzie missed the final five games of the 2016-17 season after taking a stick to the eye. Considering the Stars had already been eliminated from playoff contention, it didn't come as a surprise they opted to shut him down for the year. Back to 100 percent, the winger will no doubt be looking to make a bigger impact after appearing in just 53 outings last year.
McKenzie (eye) is not likely to come back this season.
There are only three games left for the Stars this campaign, so it's not like the winger has a whole lot of time to heal and still be able to make an impact. If McKenzie doesn't return, he'll finish with 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) and 103 hits over a career-high 53 games.
McKenzie (eye) will fly back to Dallas on Friday to be evaluated and will not have any activity for the next five days.
Considering there are just five games left on the schedule for the Stars and McKenzie is already guaranteed to miss two of them, there's a distinct possibility that the 26-year-old could be done for the season depending on how he responds to treatment. Even if that ends up being the case though, the loss of McKenzie isn't likely to affect most fantasy owners since he's an inconsistent offensive contributor.
McKenzie took a stick to the face in Thursday's game against Boston and required a hospital trip to stitch up a cut to his eye, which will force him to miss Saturday's contest in Carolina.
The winger doesn't see much playing time, averaging 10:53 per game, so he doesn't have much fantasy value even when healthy. His next chance to return will come Sunday in Tampa Bay, but if he's not traveling for Saturday's game, it seems likely that he'll sit out the entire weekend.
McKenzie picked up two assists with a plus-2 rating in Friday's 6-1 win against the Sharks.
McKenzie has managed a goal with four points over his past six outings. Despite the decent offensive production lately he remains useful only in the deepest of fantasy leagues for his hits (94) and penalty minutes (67).
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