Lemieux was issued a qualifying offer from the Rangers on Tuesday.
After he was buried on the fourth line in Winnipeg, Lemieux caught a break after he was dealt to the Rangers in the Kevin Hayes deal at the trade deadline. He tallied 12 goals and 17 points in 63 games between the Jets and Rangers last campaign. The 23-year-old could be in line for a larger role as the roster begins to take shape heading into the 2019-20 season.
Lemieux finished the season with 12 goals, five assists and 108 PIM in 63 games between the Jets and Rangers.
Lemieux was buried on the fourth line in Winnipeg, but he quickly endeared himself to the Rangers' faithful after coming over in the Kevin Hayes deal at the deadline. On Broadway, the physical forward amassed six points and 44 PIM in 19 games. Lemieux will likely be penciled in on the third line next season with New York and can certainly help out fantasy owners in search of enforcers with a bit of touch.
Lemieux produced a Gordie Howe hat trick in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Oilers on Monday.
Lemieux got the fight out of the way first, dropping the mitts with Jujhar Khaira in the second period. Seven minutes later, he scored his 11th goal of the season, and then supplied a helper on Brett Howden's equalizer in the third period. Lemieux has two goals and three assists in seven contests since being traded from the Jets, clearly succeeding with almost five more minutes of ice time per game. While it's unlikely the fourth-liner continues this pace, he could be a valuable DFS option for Wednesday in Vancouver.
Lemieux assisted on both Rangers goals in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to Detroit.
Both goals were scored by linemate Pavel Buchnevich. A change of scenery at the trade deadline has done wonders for Lemieux's value, as he has three points in five games with the Rangers after recording 11 points in 44 games with Winnipeg, where he was buried near the bottom of a significantly more talented forward corps. Remarkably, this performance matched Lemieux's previous career assist total, accrued over 57 games.
Lemieux will make his Rangers debut Wednesday night against the Lightning.
The Jets castoff reportedly will operate on a line with highly-touted rookie Lias Andersson and burgeoning winger Pavel Buchnevich. While that projected line generally lacks experience, Lemieux is bound to see more than the 7:30 of average ice time that he saw in Winnipeg, and we wouldn't underestimate the second-round (31st overall) pick from 2014's fantasy prospects in an expanded role.
The Jets traded Lemieux -- along with a 2019 first-round draft pick and another conditional pick -- to the Rangers for Kevin Hayes on Monday, TSN reports.
Lemieux was caught in a bottom-six role for the Jets, but he showed flashes of offensive potential based on 10 goals and a pair of helpers between 53 games and 7:30 of average ice time. Getting dealt to a rebuilding team figures to do wonders for his development, and he'll be under club control as a restricted free agent this offseason in case the Blueshirts like what they see from the 2014 second-round, 31st overall pick.
Lemieux (undisclosed) skated 7:31 and registered a hit and a shot in Sunday's 3-1 victory over the Sabres.
A blocked shot in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Senators threatened Lemieux's availability for Sunday, but he stayed in action. He has four points (three goals, one assist) in his last six games, but with Nikolaj Ehlers (upper body) close to returning, the battle for forward minutes will be tougher. Lemieux will need to keep scoring to stay in the lineup.
Lemieux (undisclosed) will be in the lineup for Sunday's game in Buffalo, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Lemieux was a game-time call but he'll slot into his normal role in the Jets' bottom six. The rookie winger has been a decent supplier of secondary scoring with nine goals and 11 points in 39 games this season.
Lemieux (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game versus the Sabres, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Lemieux blocked a shot during Saturday's loss to the Senators and was laboring Sunday morning. He'll take pregame warmups, where a decision will be made, and Nicolas Petan will enter the fold if he can't go. Lemieux has added some surprising offense lately with six goals over the last nine games despite averaging just 9:34 per outing.
Lemieux scored a pair of goals in Thursday's 5-1 win on the road in Nashville.
The last time Lemieux found the scoresheet was back on Dec. 31, in a game that saw the 22-year-old find the net twice. His two lamplighters Thursday ended a seven-game pointless drought, as Lemieux logged a season-high 10:10 of ice time versus the Preds. He'll try to stay hot Saturday in Dallas, facing a Stars team that has not conceded a point to the youngster in two career contests.
Lemieux scored two goals on two shots despite playing less than eight minutes in a 4-3 victory against the Oilers on Monday.
The 22-year-old had two goals in his first 31 NHL games, so he just doubled that total. Lemieux picked up an assist a couple games ago as well, so he has three points in the last three games. He posted one point in the first 20 games this season. Owners in deeper leagues might want to take a flier on Lemieux just in case he actually has figured some things out over the past week.
Lemieux has failed to get his name on the scoresheet in nine consecutive games.
Considering Lemieux is averaging a mere 6:15 of ice time this season, it makes sense he has just one point to show for it. The Denver native could find himself down in the minors before long, if only to get him some more ice time. Once Andrew Copp (undisclosed) returns, the Jets will likely be forced to choose between Lemieux and Mason Appleton for a spot on the 23-man roster.
Lemieux has served his two-game suspension and could return to the lineup against Washington on Wednesday.
There is certainly no guarantee that Lemieux will slot back into the Jets' fourth line, as Nicolas Petan is unlikely to give up his spot easily. Prior to his ban, the 22-year-old Lemieux was averaging a meager 5:32 of ice time in his nine outings and was still looking for his first point of the 2018-19 campaign.
Lemieux was suspended for two games for an illegal check to the head of Panthers' Vincent Trocheck, per the NHL Department of Player Safety.
Lemieux was cited for making the head the main point of contact in addition to failing to avoid the hit. The winger is still looking for his first point of the 2018-19 campaign and will have to wait until Nov. 14 versus Washington when he will be eligible to return to the lineup. In the meantime, Jack Roslovic figures to slot into a fourth-line role in Lemieux's absence.
Lemieux has a hearing scheduled with the NHL's Department of Player Safety for Friday's illegal check to the head of Florida's Vincent Trocheck.
Lemieux received a match penalty for the hit, so it comes as no surprise that additional punishment in the form of a possible suspension is on the table. With no points in nine games this season, the 22-year-old forward likely won't be missed much even if he's forced to sit for a few games.
Lemieux has served as a healthy scratch for each of the Jets' first two games.
The emergence of Kristian Vesalainen has pushed Lemieux into the press box for the time being. While the Denver native will likely log as many games in the press box as he does on the bench this season, he should get a look at some point -- especially if any forwards pick up an injury.
Lemieux was reassigned to AHL Manitoba on Thursday.
Lemieux has played in just two of Winnipeg's previous 14 outings, so it shouldn't come as a surprise to see him rejoining the Moose -- who are in action against AHL Grand Rapids on Thursday. The winger will likely suit up in that contest before returning to the Jets ahead of Friday's tilt versus Colorado.
Lemieux was back at practice Tuesday after dealing with a lower-body malady, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Lemieux will likely be a healthy scratch more often than not, so his absence from practice likely flew under the radar of most fantasy owners. If the Denver native doesn't get on the ice soon, the Jets may ship him back to the minors in order to further his development and get him some game action.
Lemieux was recalled from AHL Manitoba on Monday.
With Adam Lowry (upper body) being added to injured reserve Monday, Lemieux and Nic Petan were recalled to provide cover for the Jets. That said, it's unclear whether head coach Paul Maurice plans to utilize Lemieux in Tuesday's contest with Arizona, though if he does, it'll likely be in a fourth-line role. While Lemieux has been a scoring force in the minors this season -- 12 goals and 28 points in 30 outings -- in eight games with Winnipeg, Lemieux has just a single goal and 19 penalty minutes.
Lemieux was sent down to AHL Manitoba on Friday.
With the Jets off for the NHL All-Star break, Lemieux will suit up for the Moose in order to keep playing. Whether the winger gets called back up ahead of Tuesday's clash with Tampa Bay will likely depend on the health of Shawn Matthias and Adam Lowry -- who are both still on injured reserve with upper-body ailments.
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