The Senators traded DeMelo to the Jets for a 2020 third-round pick Tuesday.
The Jets have been desperate for defensive depth after trading Jacob Trouba to the Rangers and seeing Dustin Byfuglien not report. DeMelo will add just that, as he's averaged 19:55 per game this year and accrued 10 points through 49 games. The right-handed shooter is a strong defender, too, with a 53.1 Corsi For percentage. The 26-year-old will be an unrestricted free agent in July. It's unclear if he'll be ready for Tuesday's game versus the Kings.
DeMelo compiled an assist, four hits and four blocked shots in Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Maple Leafs.
DeMelo has three points (all assists) over the last four games. The ex-Shark is averaging a career high in ice time at 20:01 to complement his plus-7 rating. Look no further if you're seeking a burgeoning defender for fantasy purposes.
DeMelo (finger) will return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against Washington.
DeMelo is expected to return to a prominent role following his 10-game absence, skating with Thomas Chabot on the Senators' top pairing against the Capitals. The 26-year-old blueliner has been a solid shut-down option for Ottawa this season, recording a plus-7 rating in 32 games, but he's only picked up six points over that span, so he can be ignored in standard fantasy formats.
Coach DJ Smith said he's "real hopeful" that DeMelo will play in Tuesday's game versus the Capitals, Ian Mendes of TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.
DeMelo returned to practice for the first time Friday after recovering from a broken finger, and he worked on the top pairing with Thomas Chabot during Monday's practice, according to Hailey Salvian of The Athletic. It looks like he's on track to be activated from IR before Tuesday's clash as long as he avoids a setback.
DeMelo (finger) is expected to practice for the first time since suffering a broken finger Friday, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
DeMelo is three weeks into the 3-4 week recovery timetable he was assigned Dec. 13, so his rehab appears to be right on schedule. Once healthy, the 26-year-old, who's picked up six helpers while posting a plus-7 rating in 32 games this campaign, will return to a top-four role for the Senators.
DeMelo (hand) will be sidelined 3-4 weeks after suffering a broken finger, Hailey Salvian of The Athletic reports.
DeMelo will be on the shelf through the remainder of 2018 due to his broken finger. The blueliner's absence will likely lead to Max Lajoie earning a regular spot in the lineup, and the Senators may also opt to recall a player from AHL Belleville to bolster their defensive depth. Considering DeMelo has registered just six assists in 32 games, fantasy owners shouldn't be banking on him for significant offensive contributions. Given the 26-year-old's recovery timeline, Ottawa will almost certainly designate him for injured reserve.
DeMelo suffered an apparent hand injury during Wednesday's loss to Montreal, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
The Senators have yet to release any details regarding a potential timetable for DeMelo's recovery, but at this point it's safe to assume he won't be available for Saturday's clash with Columbus. Either way, the 26-year-old has only picked up six points in 32 games this campaign, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to track his status.
DeMelo contributed two assists in Monday's 5-2 win over the Bruins.
DeMelo assisted on the opening tally by Artem Anisimov in the first period. DeMelo also assisted Anthony Duclair on his empty-net goal in the final second of the game. The blueliner has four assists in his last three games after a 17-game point drought. DeMelo also took four PIM, dished two hits and fired two shots on goal in Monday's game. In 2019-20, the 26-year-old has six helpers, 21 PIM and 56 hits in 31 appearances.
DeMelo notched an assist and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Oilers.
DeMelo hadn't etched his name on the scoresheet since a two-assist performance versus the Sharks on Oct. 27. He added two hits, two blocked shots and two PIM in Wednesday's contest. The 26-year-old has only three helpers this season, with 54 hits and 40 blocks rounding out the blueliner's unspectacular stat line.
DeMelo hasn't posted a point in his last 14 games despite skating 19 minutes or more in all but one of those contests.
DeMelo might be valuable to the Senators, but his value doesn't carry over to fantasy, where he doesn't really produce anywhere but hits and blocked shots.
DeMelo posted a pair of assists, five blocked shots and two hits in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Sharks.
Skating a season-high 21:56 in the contest, DeMelo set up goals by Brady Tkachuk and Anthony Duclair for his first two points of the year. DeMelo has added 25 hits and 16 blocked shots in 11 appearances. The defenseman posted a career-high 22 points, 121 hits and 130 blocks in 77 games last year.
DeMelo's lone contribution in Saturday's 4-2 win over Tampa Bay was a first-period fight against Yanni Gourde.
DeMelo has operated as more of a defensive-focused blueliner so far, which is helpful to the Senators but not so much for fantasy owners. Don't expect much to change over the course of the season, so DeMelo isn't likely to be much use to your squad.
DeMelo's fourth goal was all the Senators could muster in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Flames.
DeMelo has picked up a goal and four assists in his last three games, as well as 10 blocked shots in that span. His tally Thursday gives him a second consecutive 20-point season, reaching the mark in 69 contests.
DeMelo exploded for three assists and five blocked shots in Wednesday's 7-4 loss to the Canucks.
He recently weathered a five-game pointless stretch, but DeMelo now has four helpers over his last two games. He's up to 19 points (three goals, 16 assists) in 68 games in his first year in Ottawa, just one point shy of his career high from last season with the Sharks. Potential fantasy owners can take note of his 105 hits and 112 blocks this season as added value in formats that score those categories.
DeMelo recorded a power-play assist -- his 12th helper of the season -- in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Panthers.
It was DeMelo's first point in 15 games, and he now has 15 points in 61 games this season. The Sens' blueliner also logged a season-high 4:33 of power-play time in the win.
DeMelo registered an assist in Wednesday's 2-1 win over Anaheim.
DeMelo is on a three-game point steak (all assists) and has four helpers in his last five outings. The defenseman still hasn't scored a goal since Dec. 4, a stretch of 11 contests, but the fact that he is chipping in offensively makes him a decent mid-range fantasy option.
DeMelo (upper body) will return Friday evening against the Devils.
DeMelo has officially been removed from injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site. The former Shark has been a pleasant surprise with three goals and five assists to complement a plus-9 rating that leads all Ottawa blueliners.
DeMelo (upper body) is targeting a return to the lineup in Friday's matchup with New Jersey, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
DeMelo was on the ice at Monday's game-day skate in a non-contact sweater, but with several days of practice to get ready, the blueliner could be cleared prior to puck drop Friday. Considering he has just one point in his previous 18 outings, the Ontario native won't offer much in terms of fantasy value once ready to suit up.
DeMelo (upper body) was placed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.
The move means DeMelo will miss at least Ottawa's next three games. Considering the team has yet to put a timeline on the 25-year-old's return, DeMelo could be looking at an extended absence. In 30 games, the fourth-year pro has three goals and eight points and has posted a plus-9 rating. In a corresponding move, Ottawa recalled Stefan Elliott from AHL Belleville on Monday.
DeMelo won't suit up for Sunday's game versus the Bruins due to an upper-body injury, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
DeMelo suffered his injury on a hit from Riley Sheahan during Saturday's game versus the Penguins. Coach Guy Boucher has no timeline for DeMelo's return. Erik Burgdoerfer will slot into the defensive rotation for the time being.
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