Agostino signed a two-year, one-way contract with the Maple Leafs on Monday, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports. The deal is worth $1.4 million.
Agostino chipped in six goals and 18 assists between the Canadiens and Devils this past season. He's sampled power-play action in his five-year NHL career, and Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas will hope to get key bottom-six minutes from this 27-year-old forward who will not break the bank from a salary cap standpoint.
Agostino is likely to sign a two-year, one-way contract with Toronto, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
Agostino ended the 2018 campaign with New Jersey, scoring 13 points while registering nine assists over 27 games. Assuming the deal becomes official Monday, Agostino could find himself battling with Zach Hyman (knee) and Tyler Ennis for playing time.
Agostino was held scoreless in Saturday's season finale against the Panthers, finishing the year with six goals and 18 assists in 63 games between the Canadiens and Devils.
Thirteen of Agostino's points came in 27 games with New Jersey. Don't be surprised if the Devils seek a reunion with the soon-to-be 27-year-old unrestricted free agent based on his success with the club down the stretch.
Agostino registered a goal and four shots during Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Capitals.
Agostino has been heating up with three goals, 15 hits and six points in his last six games. However, the 26-year-old winger should only be considered in the deepest of formats at this time.
Agostino scored the opening goal and added an assist in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Oilers.
The winger added two hits and two shots in the contest. Over his last three games, he's picked up a pair of tallies and a pair of helpers, while dishing out 11 hits. Agostino's season totals are up to five goals and 14 assists in 52 games, as well as 120 hits.
Agostino provided a goal on two shots and added four hits in Tuesday's 9-4 loss to the Flames.
The winger, who played ten games with Calgary over parts of two seasons, got a small measure of retribution with his fourth marker of the season. In 51 games between the Canadiens and Devils this year, Agostino has 17 points and 118 hits.
Agostino scored his first goal as a Devil in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Rangers.
Agostino is getting plenty of opportunity because of injuries and he's already put up three points in seven games. That doesn't make him fantasy worthy yet, but he's worth watching. Agostino's value could quietly sneak up because of the opportunities given.
Agostino was claimed off waivers by the Devils from the Habs on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
With Taylor Hall (lower body) and Miles Wood (upper body) both on injured reserve and Joey Anderson still working his way back to 100 percent, it doesn't come as a shock to see New Jersey bolstering its forward depth. Agostino figures to be a short-term rental for the club and likely will wind up back on the waiver wire once the aforementioned wingers are activated off IR.
The Canadiens waived Agostino on Sunday, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
Agostino has been a healthy scratch for five of the last six games, and he was minus-1 in the only game he suited up. Agostino's placement on waivers will make room for Dale Weise, who recently came aboard via trade from Philly. If Agostino clears waivers, he'll head to minors.
Agostino was a healthy scratch for Wednesday's game against the Coyotes.
Agostino, who has spent time on Montreal's power play this season, was replaced on the fourth line by Matthew Peca. No reason was given for the change, but we notice Agostino had a season-low 8:03 of ice time with no power-play time in the Habs' previous game, a loss to the Flyers. That suggests coach Claude Julien didn't like what Agostino brought to that game.
Agostino joined the Canadiens' first power-play unit for Saturday's game against the Avalanche. He finished with 3:10 of power-play ice time in a 3-0 win.
The Habs were coming off a poor effort in St. Louis, and their beleaguered power play sits last in the NHL (12.5 percent). That prompted wholesale line changes by coach Claude Julien, who told Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette his combinations "were stale." Despite Agostino's fourth-line status, he's been on the fringes of Montreal's power play, contributing a career-high three points while on the man advantage. "We see the smarts in this player who makes good plays," Julien said about Agostino, who has two goals and nine assists in 31 games. "When you watch him play, he creates things with his hockey IQ. For us, you're trying to find solutions on the PP." Until Montreal improves its power-play success rate, this may not give Agostino much additional value, but he's here to stay for the season.
Agostino was ejected from Monday's game against the Wild for a late hit on Minnesota's Eric Fehr, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports. He finished with 20 PIM and 25 seconds of ice time.
Fehr was injured on the play early in the first period when he fell into the boards in front of the Wild bench and hit his head on the lip of the boards. Nick Seeler avenged the hit and traded punches with Agostino. When order was restored, Agostino was assessed majors for interference and fighting along with a game misconduct for intent to injure. The New Jersey native typically plays the game the right way, which might be a mitigating factor when the league reviews the hit.
Agostino scored a goal on two shots and added a hit in Saturday's 6-5 loss to Tampa Bay.
Agostino brings the hard work every night and was rewarded with a goal when he redirected Jordie Benn's pass. The goal was the second of the season and snapped a 17-game drought for Agostino, who has 11 points over 24 games. That's good production for a fourth liner.
Agostino assisted on two goals in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Hurricanes.
Agostino has four assists over the last four games and continues to provide an offensive element to the fourth line. He has one goal and eight assists in 17 games since being called up from AHL Laval. A role on Montreal's second-unit power play also boosts Agostino's fantasy interest.
Agostino had an assist, a shot and four hits in Sunday's 3-2 win over Chicago.
Agostino has assists in two straight games and six points over the last 10. The Habs are pleased where they've landed with their fourth line. Agostino has an offensive skill set that's earned him minutes on the second-unit power play (1:24 PPTOI/G). He joins center Michael Chaput, the team's leader in faceoff percentage (58.4), and the uber physical Nicolas Deslauriers (3.0 Hits/G).
Agostino scored a goal on two shots and added two hits and a minor penalty in Monday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Capitals.
The goal was Agostino's first as a member of the Canadiens. He'll get more chances to build on that goal, as both Paul Byron (lower body) and Joel Armia (knee) are sidelined, but Agostino needs to be more active. A prolific offensive player in the AHL, Agostino has just seven shots on net in six games with Montreal.
Agostino was in the active lineup Thursday, registering a shot and a hit over 13:06 of ice time in a 6-5 overtime loss to the Sabres.
Agostino was called up from AHL Laval on Wednesday after the Canadiens announced that Joel Armia (lower body) was injured. We later learned that Armia will be sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks, so Agostino may be in Montreal for a stretch. He started at left wing on the third line with Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Artturi Lehkonen. Agostino has proven to be a proficient scorer at the AHL level but he has just 23 games of NHL experience since 2013.
The Canadiens recalled Agostino from AHL Laval on Wednesday.
Joel Armia is currently dealing with a lower-body injury, so if he's unable to go Thursday, Agostino may draw into the lineup against the Sabres. The 26-year-old forward has totaled four goals and 10 points in 12 AHL appearances this season.
Agostino was placed on waivers by Montreal on Sunday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Agostino has scored just two goals and six points in 22 NHL games over the last four seasons and was simply a depth signing for Montreal this offseason. He'll likely clear waivers and be sent to AHL Laval.
Agostino inked a one-year, two-way deal worth $700,000 with Montreal.
Agostino has just 22 career NHL games under his belt, posting one assist in five games with the Bruins last season. However, he did score 16 goals and 53 points in 64 games with AHL Providence during the 2017-18 campaign. Agostino will have to fight for a spot on the NHL squad prior to the start of next season.
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