Helgeson signed a two-year, two-way contract extension with the Islanders on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. The deal is worth $650,000 next season, but it gets bumped up to $700,000 in 2019-20, with the AHL rates set at $250,000 each year.
We mean no disrespect to Helgeson -- he plays a physical game and appears resolute in his quest to land a stable NHL role -- but all eyes are on Islanders captain John Tavares as he mulls over an offer to re-sign with the Metropolitan Division club or hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent Sunday. Helgeson has accrued one goal, three assists and 50 PIM in as many career contests, so take that for what's its worth.
Helgeson was placed on waivers by the Islanders on Friday, Newsday reports.
Formerly with the Devils, Helgeson signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Isles on July 1. Assuming he clears waivers, Helgeson will wind up in AHL Bridgeport to start the season.
Helgeson signed a one-year two-way contract with the Islanders on Saturday.
Helgeson is likely ticketed for Bridgeport of the AHL and will be called upon if and when injuries arise. He played with the Devils last season and scored one goal in nine games.
Helgeson was assigned to AHL Albany on Wednesday.
With the potential return of Pavel Zacha (concussion) looming, the Devils needed to unload one of their eight defensemen. The 26-year-old drew into just four games since being recalled Jan. 30, netting a goal and posting a plus-2 rating.
Helgeson cleared waivers Saturday, but the Devils didn't immediately send him to AHL Albany, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
The team's hesitancy to send Helgeson directly to its minor-league affiliate could signal that a trade is in the works. A brawny blueliner listed at 6-foot-4 and 214 pounds, it's conceivable that the 26-year-old ends up in a packaged trade since he qualifies as a rental player with unrestricted free-agent status this summer. However, if he stays put in the Devils system, something has to give as the team currently has a lopsided roster composition comprised of eight healthy defensemen and the bare minimum up front.
Helgeson was waived by the Devils on Friday, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
The Devils are yielding 31.4 shots per game this season to the detriment of starting goalie Cory Schneider, so it's no surprise to see a bit of a shakeup on the blue line. Helgeson has found a second home in the press box, appearing in just nine games this campaign, so he may be hoping for another team to scoop him up. Otherwise, the third-year defender likely would take a step back by toiling in the minors with AHL Albany.
Helgeson was recalled from AHL Albany on Monday.
Prior to getting sent down, Helgeson was a healthy scratch in six of the Devils' last seven outings, but with Andy Green (upper body) and John Moore (concussion) still on injured reserve, Helgeson could suit up when the team travels to Detroit on Tuesday.
Helgeson was sent down to AHL Albany on Thursday.
The blueliner has been fruitless in both leagues this year, with no points in five games in the NHL and five points in 30 games in the AHL. If he finds his way back to the big league before the season ends, don't expect much fantasy production from the 26-year-old.
Helgeson was recalled from AHL Albany on Thursday.
Helgeson was called up due to concerns regarding Andy Greene's (eye) availability for Friday's matchup with Toronto. If Greene is unable to play, the 26-year-old Helgeson figures to slot into the Devils' third pairing alongside Steve Santini.
Helgeson was returned to AHL Albany on Saturday, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
Helgeson drew into each of the last two games for the Devils, his first NHL action of the season. It's possible he's been returned to get some extra action in before the Devils return from break Tuesday, but his roster status shouldn't be of much concern in most fantasy leagues.
Helgeson was recalled from AHL Albany on Thursday, Chris Ryan of The Star-Ledger reports.
Helgeson's ascension to the parent club corresponds to the team placing forward Jacob Josefson on injured reserve with a concussion. There's no need to pluck Helgeson from the waiver wire, but he's a physical and efficient presence on the back line, having picked up 33 PIM and a plus-7 rating in 27 AHL games this season.
Helgeson was placed on waivers Tuesday, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
Helgeson will still count as one the Devils' 23 players until he clears waivers or is claimed by noon Wednesday. The 25-year-old played in 19 NHL games with the Devils last season, recording three assists and 35 penalty minutes.
Helgeson was reassigned to AHL Albany on Monday.
Helgeson was in the NHL on an emergency recall and needed to be returned to the minors with David Schlemko returning from injury Saturday. The defenseman garnered a lone helper in his 19 outings with the Devils, so it is unlikely he will be brought back up, barring another injury.
Helgeson was added to the Devils roster on an emergency basis Tuesday.
Counting Helgeson, who stands tall at 6-foot-4, the Devils have eight defensemen on the active roster ahead of Thursday's road game against the Sharks. Of course, fellow d-man David Warsofsky is dealing with a lower-body injury and four forwards are on injured reserve, so Helgeson can be viewed as insurance in case some of the injuries stick by the time the next game rolls around. He's certainly not an option in fantasy leagues, having recorded a measly three points in 34 career matches.
Helgeson was assigned to AHL Albany on Saturday.
Helgeson registered his first point of the season with the Devils a couple weeks ago, but has done nothing else scoring wise. He'll head back to Albany for now, but should make a quick return after Monday when the 23-man roster limit is lifted, Tom Gulitti of The Record speculates.
Helgeson was recalled by the Devils on Monday.
Helgeson was sent to the minors as part of a mass exodus of players during the All-Star break for extra playing time. Now that the recess has completed, he'll rejoin the Devils, and should slot back into the lineup Tuesday with only six defensemen on the current roster.
Helgeson was sent down to AHL Albany on Wednesday, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.
The big defenseman was one of four young players sent down to the AHL for the All-Star break to keep them playing. Helgeson won't pick up a ton of points, or any for that matter, but he did pick up five hits in 12:13 of ice time on Wednesday.
Helgeson was recalled on an emergency basis from AHL Albany on Friday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Helgeson's recall comes as John Moore was placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. The former Minnesota Golden Gopher is a big, stay-at-home defender, and will be the Devils' sixth defenseman until at least the All-Star break.
Helgeson signed a two-year contract with the Devils on Saturday. The first year of the contract is two-way. The second year of the contract is one-way.Helgeson suited up for 22 games with the Devils last season, tallying two assists in those contests. In 49 games with AHL Albany in 2014-15 he tallied a total of 12 points (two goals, ten assists). He will likely once again split time between the AHL and NHL this season.
Helgeson was reassigned to AHL Albany on Friday, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.With Helgeson and Raman Hrabarenka returning to Albany, expect one or both of Eric Gelinas (ribs) or Jon Merrill (leg) to play in Saturday's regular-season finale against the Panthers. Helgeson has appeared in 22 games this season with the Devils, tallying no goals, two assists, and 18 PIM.
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