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May 2, 2020 12:16 AM
Predators' Ben Harpur: Earns one-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harpur signed a one-year, two-way contract extension with Nashville on Friday.

Harpur was brought in by the Predators at the trade deadline in a swap for forward Mikka Salomaki. Though he failed to crack the lineup this season, the 25-year-old Harpur tallied one helper in seven games with AHL Milwaukee before the league went on hiatus. Harpur hasn't played in the NHL since 2018-19, when he was with Ottawa, for which he logged 51 outings and registered five points. Even if he makes the team coming out of camp next year, the Ontario native doesn't offer enough offensive upside to warrant a spot in most fantasy formats.

February 23, 2020 12:44 PM
Predators' Ben Harpur: Dealt to Predators
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harpur was traded to Nashville by the Maple Leafs in exchange for Miikka Salomaki on Saturday.

The 25-year-old defenseman had yet to appear in an NHL game with Toronto this season after collecting five points in 51 games with Ottawa last year. Harpur will join the Predators' organization but will likely begin his tenure in the minors, with AHL Milwaukee.

July 1, 2019 11:16 AM
Maple Leafs' Ben Harpur: Acquired via trade
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harpur was brought in by the Leafs from the Senators, along with Cody Ceci, Aaron Luchuk and a 2020 third-round pick, in a swap for Nikita Zaitsev, Connor Brown, and Michael Carcone.

Harpur played in a career-high 51 games last season and could be a regular on the blue line this upcoming season. Even if the 23-year-old plays in all 82 contests, his offensive upside is limited and he likely will top out around the 10-point mark. The Ontario native could offer some fantasy value in deeper formats that account for hits and blocks.

April 8, 2019 09:28 AM
Senators' Ben Harpur: Misses final three games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harpur (illness) missed this last three games of the year and will turn his attention to 2019-20.

Harpur has slowly pushed his way into the lineup for the Senators, as he logged a career-high 51 games this season, in which he tallied one goal, four assists and 50 shots (all personal bests) while averaging 17:37 of ice time. Considering Ottawa doesn't have any unrestricted free agents on the blue line, the 24-year-old won't find minutes any easier to come by next season and will face challenges from youngsters Christian Wolanin, Erik Brannstrom and Maxime Lajoie. In terms of fantasy value, Harpur's limited offense upside makes him a hard pass in all but the deepest of formats.

April 4, 2019 12:12 PM
Senators' Ben Harpur: Out again Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harpur (illness) will not play in Thursday's road game against the Sabres, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

Harpur missed Wednesday's contest due to illness, and appears unable to go for Thursday's clash. His absence won't effect much in the fantasy realm, however, as he sits at just five points in 51 games this campaign.

April 3, 2019 11:48 AM
Senators' Ben Harpur: Scratched with illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harpur is dealing with an illness to render him unavailable against the Rangers on Wednesday, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports.

Harpur reportedly will be replaced by Christian Wolanin, who was called up from AHL Belleville. The former hasn't shown much in the way of offensive production, as he's posted only one goal and four helpers through 51 games. However, the Senators seem to miss Harpur's physicality and shot-blocking prowess when he's out of commission.

March 28, 2019 11:24 AM
Senators' Ben Harpur: Getting solid ice time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harpur has skated at least 18 minutes in his team's past five games and has had at least 20 shifts in every game he's played in March.

Harpur had been a forgotten man in Ottawa in late January, but with the Senators' roster much thinner after selling off its best assets, he's getting regular chances to play a lot. That just hasn't translated to fantasy success, which suggests that he can be safely ignored in fantasy circles. For all his time on the ice in March, he has just three points in 12 games, production that you can get from just about anyone.

February 1, 2019 01:16 PM
Senators' Ben Harpur: Healthy scratch Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harpur (undisclosed) will not play in Friday's game against the Penguins, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

Harpur missed six of the Senators' last eight games before the All-Star break, but it's still unclear if there was an injury behind his absences. The Ontario native has just two points in 25 contests this season while sporting a minus-6 rating on the season. The next possible action for Harpur is Saturday's contest against the Red Wings.

January 22, 2019 07:28 PM
Senators' Ben Harpur: Sitting out Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harpur (undisclosed) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Coyotes, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

It's unclear if there's an injury tied to Harpur's absence, but he sat out four games before returning versus the Blues on Saturday and recording a minus-2 rating. He has just two points in 25 games, so it wouldn't be surprising if he was simply a healthy scratch. The Senators don't play again until Feb. 1 against the Penguins.

January 19, 2019 01:08 PM
Senators' Ben Harpur: Punching in for work Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harpur (upper body) will play Saturday against the Blues, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.

Harpur missed the last four games and he's only drawn into three of a possible eight contests this month. Selected in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 2013 draft, the Ontario native with a shutdown role won't be a viable fantasy option in this cross-conference affair.

January 17, 2019 01:47 PM
Senators' Ben Harpur: Will travel with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harpur (upper body) will join the team for its two-game road trip, Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

Harpur has been sidelined for the last three games, but would seem to be nearing a return to the lineup. The blueliner is far from a guarantee to slot into the lineup even once given the green light to return to action, but if he does, it will likely come at the expense of Christian Jaros or Max Lajoie.

January 14, 2019 02:48 PM
Senators' Ben Harpur: Practices Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harpur (upper body) was on the ice for Monday's practice session, Steve Lloyd of TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.

Harpur appears to be trending in the right direction for a return to action versus Colorado on Wednesday, though coach Guy Boucher didn't confirm the defenseman's status after practice. Even if he does suit up, fantasy owners will want to consider other blue-line options considering the 23-year-old has just two points in 24 contests.

January 11, 2019 01:20 PM
Senators' Ben Harpur: Out for extended period
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harpur (upper body) will be out for "weeks," according to head coach Guy Boucher, Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

Don't be surprised if the Senators ultimately decide to place Harpur on injured reserve. This team is incredibly banged up at the moment, and the blue line will remain suspect offensively until rising star Thomas Chabot (upper body) makes his way back to game ice.

January 11, 2019 12:48 AM
Senators' Ben Harpur: Won't play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harpur will not dress for Thursday's game against the Kings due to an upper-body injury, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.

Harpur will take off his second game in the last three, though this is the first mention of an injury. With him out of commission, Christian Wolanin will draw in for the Senators. Considering he owns just two points through 24 games this season and only four career points at the top level, Harpur's absence shouldn't impact much in terms of fantasy.

November 23, 2018 11:04 AM
Senators' Ben Harpur: Taken off IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harpur (undisclosed) was activated from injured reserve Friday, CapFriendly reports.

Harpur's activation comes one day after fourth-year defenseman Chris Wideman was dealt to the Oilers, so the former could see an uptick in rink run starting with Friday night's road game against the Stars. Harpur has averaged 19:33 of ice time this season, but he's been held without a point through three contests.

November 22, 2018 03:49 PM
Senators' Ben Harpur: Nearing return to action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harpur (undisclosed) could return to the lineup for Friday's game against the Stars, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

Harpur has been on injured reserve since Oct. 27 due to an undisclosed issue, but he was a full participant in Monday's practice, which was the first indication he was likely closing in on a return to the lineup. Another update on the 23-year-old blueliner's status should surface prior to puck drop Friday night.

November 19, 2018 04:55 PM
Senators' Ben Harpur: Full participant in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harpur (undisclosed) took part in Monday's team skate as a full participant for the first time since his injury. However, this is still no timetable for his return.

Harpur played the first three games of the season before hitting injured reserve. Since he will have to come off IR before he can return to action, we will get some sign of when his return to the ice will be imminent. Of course, the 23-year-old had only one point all of last season, so fantasy owners likely aren't sweating his return.

October 28, 2018 06:25 PM
Senators' Ben Harpur: Status quo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harpur (undisclosed) remains on injured reserve ahead of Sunday's road game against the Golden Knights.

With less than three hours to go before puck drop, Harpur remains on injured reserve, so he'll almost assuredly miss his third straight game. The good news for the Senators is that Mark Borowiecki is eligible to return from his one-game suspension, so the Ottawa defense seems to be in OK shape despite Harpur being in recovery mode.

October 27, 2018 02:05 PM
Senators' Ben Harpur: Moves to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harpur (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, CapFriendly reports.

If the Senators make Harpur's injured reserve transaction retroactive to his last game played -- which is entirely possible -- he'll be able to return as soon as Sunday night against the Golden Knights. However, he's missed the last three games and there hasn't been anything to suggest that he's dealing with a minor issue.

October 26, 2018 09:32 PM
Senators' Ben Harpur: Ruled out with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harpur will not play against the Avalanche on Friday due to an undisclosed injury.

Harpur has been held to three outings this season as a result of injuries. It's not clear whether this latest issue is related to the separated shoulder that limited him during training camp or something else that came up. With the Ontario native unavailable, it appears the Sens will dress a more traditional 12/6 lineup rather than skating seven defensemen.

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