The Oilers reassigned Cave to AHL Bakersfield on Saturday.
We could read into this move as the Oilers opening a roster spot for Connor McDavid (quadriceps) being activated from IR, but tread lightly. Bakersfield plays Saturday, so Cave could get some ice time and still be recalled for Sunday's game versus the Kings.
Cave was recalled from AHL Bakersfield on Sunday.
Cave had a brief NHL stint in December but hasn't appeared in a contest with the big club since November. The 6-foot-1 forward has 20 points in 40 AHL appearances this season and one goal in five NHL games. Both Connor McDavid (knee) and James Neal (ankle) are questionable for Tuesday's game against Chicago. If either aren't able to suit up, Cave could make his way into the lineup
The Oilers reassigned Cave to AHL Bakersfield on Sunday.
With the Oilers activating Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (hand) off injured reserve, they made room on the roster by shifting Cave to the AHL. Cave played just five games with the big club this season, potting one goal and averaging 10:52 of ice time.
The Oilers recalled Cave from AHL Bakersfield on Wednesday.
With Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (hand) on IR and Zack Kassian (back) ruled out for Wednesday's matchup against the Senators, Cave will serve as the 13th forward for the contest. Cave has accrued five points and a minus-11 rating over 16 AHL games, and he'll likely top out at a bottom-six role with Edmonton if he enters the lineup.
Cave was demoted to the minors Thursday.
Sending Cave to AHL Bakersfield is a good indication Riley Sheahan (undisclosed) is nearing a return to the lineup ahead of Friday's tilt versus New Jersey. The 24-year-old Cave garnered one goal, two shots and 12 hits in five games with the Oilers this season. While he figures to be atop the list of potential call-ups, Cave figures to play the bulk of his games in the minors this year.
Cave scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's 2-1 overtime win over the Penguins.
Called up from AHL Bakersfield on Friday, Cave made a quick impact as he opened the scoring in the second period by beating Marcus Pettersson wide then cutting to the net and waiting out Matt Murray before tucking the puck home past the sprawling netminder. Cave managed only three goals and eight points in 53 games last year while splitting time between Boston and Edmonton, and his fourth-line assignment won't give the 24-year-old too many more opportunities to hit the scoresheet while he's on the NHL roster.
The Oilers recalled Cave from AHL Bakersfield on Friday.
Riley Sheahan is dealing with an undisclosed injury, so Cave will be on hand in case the former is unable to go Saturday against Pittsburgh. The 24-year-old Cave has picked up three helpers in six games with Bakersfield this campaign.
Edmonton placed Cave on waivers Saturday.
Cave has been a healthy scratch for the Oilers' last two games and only averaged 9:50 of ice time through the first two contests of the campaign, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. In the likely event that he goes unclaimed, the 24-year-old forward will be assigned to AHL Bakersfield.
Cave provided an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win against the Islanders.
Cave had gone without a point in 10 games since being claimed off waivers from the Bruins on Jan. 15. He went plus-2 in the contest. Cave is not likely to move the needle in fantasy, with only six points in 31 games this season.
The Oilers have claimed Cave off waivers from the Bruins.
The 24-year-old logged a goal and five points in 20 games with Boston this season, but as the team's forward corps gained more healthy options, Cave became the odd man out. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder -- who had been called up by the Bruins after scoring 18 points in 15 games for AHL Providence -- should fill a bottom-six role with the Oilers, a scenario that likely won't deliver much of a fantasy impact.
Cave was placed on waivers Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Cave has served as a healthy scratch the past four games and now will have to be passed up by every team in the league if he's to return to AHL Providence. The 24-year-old has posted 18 points in 15 minor-league games so far in 2018-19, but Cave has struggled at the NHL level with only a single goal and five points in 20 contests.
Cave scored a goal and an assist in Monday's win over the Canadiens.
Cave had a secondary assist on Joakim Nordstrom's opening score. Late in the second period, he dashed toward the front of the net, received a pass from Charlie McAvoy and cashed in on his first career NHL goal. He continues working on the second line with Patrice Bergeron (ribs) out and now has three points in 13 games.
Cave assisted on the game's opening goal during a 4-2 loss to the Red Wings on Saturday.
The assist was Cave's first point in the NHL in his eighth career game. The 23-year-old has spent the majority of his time centering Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak on the first line, but points have not come easily. Cave won't be patrolling the first line much longer if he can't help the team create offense.
The Bruins recalled Cave from AHL Providence on Tuesday.
Patrice Bergeron is expected to be sidelined for four weeks due to a shoulder injury, so Cave will round out the Bruins' depth down the middle for the foreseeable future. The 23-year-old has been highly productive in the minors this season, racking up six goals and 18 points in 15 contests.
Cave was re-assigned to AHL Providence on Tuesday.
Cave didn't get a chance to suit up for an NHL game, as he was brought up in case of last-minute injuries since the team currently has just 20 healthy players. The Bruins don't play again until Saturday against the Hurricanes, a game he could be recalled for if the injury plague continues.
Cave was recalled from AHL Providence on an emergency basis.
Cave has played eight games with AHL Providence this season, scoring five goals and adding five assists. The 23-year-old center has played exceptionally well in the minors and could get a chance to showcase his talent with the big club if David Backes (upper body) remains out of the lineup past Tuesday's contest in Carolina.
Cave was waived by the Bruins -- along with Jordan Szwarz, Mark McNeill, Cody Goloubef and Anton Blidh -- Tuesday morning, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Cave has only appeared in three games at the top level, so it's no surprise to see the Bruins taking the first step in affording him more seasoning with AHL Providence. He'll have to clear waivers to wind up in that position, but that's likely how it will all shake out for the undrafted left-shooting center.
Cave signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Bruins on Saturday, Matt Porter of the Boston Globe reports.
Cave spent the majority of the 2017-18 season in the minors, totaling 11 goals and 33 points in 72 contests. The 23-year-old forward will almost certainly spend most of his time with AHL Providence over the next two campaigns, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to have him on their radars.
The Bruins have made a qualifying offer to Cave.
The 23-year-old forward logged 11 goals and 33 points in 72 games with AHL Providence this past season. Cave also appeared in three games with the big club, recording zero points and two PIM in that span. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder figures to spend the bulk of the 2018-19 season with Providence, but Cave is at least a candidate to see occasional bottom-six duty in Boston when injuries hit the NHL squad up front.
The Bruins assigned Cave to AHL Providence on Friday, Mark Divver of The Providence Journal reports.
Cave's demotion indicates Tommy Wingels (hand) will likely be available for Saturday's matchup with the Senators. The 23-year-old pivot will return to a prominent role with AHL Providence, where he's totaled 11 goals and 33 points in 68 games this campaign.
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