Di Giuseppe secured a contract from the Rangers on Thursday.
Di Giuseppe logged 24 games for the Hurricanes and Predators last season in which he notched one goal, three assists and 31 shots. While the team didn't provide any specifics, the 2012 second-round pick is likely sitting on a two-way deal and figures to split time between leagues this year.
Di Giuseppe was not extended a qualifying offer by Nashville ahead of Tuesday afternoon's deadline, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.
Di Giuseppe has yet to crack 20 points in a single season, his best year having come in his rookie campaign when he found the scoresheet 17 times in 41 games. While he's sure to receive interest on the open market, the 25-year-old is not guaranteed an NHL roster spot after only managing four points in 2018-19.
Di Giuseppe has a pair of assists in six games with the AHL Milwaukee Admirals after being placed on waivers in January.
The Predators' forward ranks are relatively healthy at the moment, leaving little room for a fourth-liner like Di Giuseppe to fit in. He will likely play out the remainder of the season with the Admirals, unless the big club runs into injury trouble. The 25-year-old Toronto native has just four points in a combined 24 games with the Preds and Hurricanes this season.
Di Giuseppe was put on waivers Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
The 25-year-old was claimed off waivers by Nashville (via Carolina) back on Jan. 1, but Di Giuseppe failed to record a single point in three games. If he goes unclaimed, Di Giuseppe will report to AHL Milwaukee. The Predators have not yet announced a corresponding roster move.
The Predators claimed Di Giuseppe off waivers -- via the Hurricanes -- on Tuesday.
Di Giuseppe packed plenty of promise as Carolina's second-round (38th overall) draft pick from 2012, but the University of Michigan product simply failed to garner a level of ice time that would allow him to thrive in Raleigh. At least in Nashville, he gets a clean slate with a club that has struggled with injuries up front.
Di Giuseppe was placed on waivers Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Di Giuseppe has served as a healthy scratch in each of the previous three games, so his potential demotion to the minors figures to give him an opportunity to play. The winger is currently bogged down in an 18-game goal drought, during which he has tallied three assists and 22 shots while averaging 10:11 of ice time.
Di Giuseppe scored his fourth point of the season with an assist in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Canadiens.
The good news is, after sitting out nine straight games from Oct. 13 to Nov. 6, Thursday marked Di Giuseppe's 15th consecutive time in the lineup. He still doesn't move the fantasy needle, and may not even crack double-digits in scoring this year, but at least he's seeing regular ice time.
Di Giuseppe skated in his fourth consecutive game Saturday against the Blue Jackets following a nine-game stint where he sat as a healthy scratch.
With Valentin Zykov currently undergoing a conditioning stint in the minors for an undisclosed injury, Di Giuseppe will likely continue to see regular minutes for the foreseeable future. However, he's still very much a depth option for the Hurricanes at this point, and will likely return to healthy-scratch status upon Zykov's return. Di Giuseppe currently has just two points in six games played, and should not be a part of any fantasy lineups outside of ultra-deep leagues.
The Hurricanes recalled Di Giuseppe from AHL Charlotte on Wednesday.
The Hurricanes only had 12 healthy forwards on their roster prior to Di Giuseppe's promotion, so he'll round out the club's depth up front for the foreseeable future. The 2012 second-round pick has gone scoreless while racking up 19 PIM in two AHL appearances this campaign.
Di Giuseppe was reassigned to AHL Charlotte on Thursday.
Di Giuseppe initially stuck around with the Hurricanes after clearing waivers in mid-October, but his luck has run out with the NHL club. The 25-year-old winger has drawn into just two contests this season for Carolina, failing to record a point while racking up four penalty minutes. He fared rather well at the AHL last season and will look to recapture that success in 2018-19 for a potential recall later in the season.
Di Giuseppe will remain in the NHL despite clearing waivers Thursday, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Di Giuseppe has long since exhausted his prospect status as a second-round (38th overall) pick to Carolina in the 2012 draft. A former standout for the University of Michigan, the left winger simply hasn't panned out for the top-level club, adding only 13 goals and 24 assists over 128 career contests. He can safely be passed over in any fantasy format.
The Hurricanes placed Di Giuseppe on waivers Wednesday, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
Di Giuseppe has only appeared in two of the first seven games of the campaign, averaging just 7:16 of ice time in those contests, so this move doesn't come as much of a surprise. If he goes unclaimed, the 25-year-old winger will be assigned to AHL Charlotte.
Di Giuseppe will slot into the lineup for the first time this season against the Rangers on Sunday, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Di Giuseppe has split time between Carolina and AHL Charlotte over the last three seasons, scoring just 37 points in 126 NHL contests during that span. He'll suit up in place of rookie Valentin Zykov.
Di Giuseppe re-signed with the Hurricanes on Monday to a one-year, $750,000 contract, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Di Giuseppe wasn't tendered a qualifying offer earlier in the day, but ended up receiving a one-year deal instead. That means he'll be back with the Hurricanes for a fourth straight season and should slot in as depth on the wing once again. During the 2017-18 campaign, Di Giuseppe posted five goals and eight assists across 49 games.
Di Giuseppe set up two of his team's three goals as his side played spoiler in a 3-2 overtime win over Tampa Bay on Saturday.
Di Giuseppe scored four points in his first 40 games of the year. He's scored nine points in his final nine games, however, taking full advantage of his opportunity. Remember his name in 2018-19, because if this surge was real and the Hurricanes continue to use him properly, he'll be a big sleeper that only savvy owners know about in the fall.
Di Giuseppe tallied a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-2 win over Ottawa.
That makes five points in his last two games. Di Giuseppe continues to show off the reason he was a second-round pick. The extra ice and plum linemates show that the winger can produce in the right situation. Di Giuseppe will be a decent waiver pick if he continues to skate up the lineup.
Di Giuseppe recorded a goal on five shots to complement two assists Thursday, with the Hurricanes defeating the Coyotes at home, 6-5.
A second-round (38th overall) selection for Carolina in the 2012 NHL Draft, Di Giuseppe benefited from the second-most ice time (15:56) that he'd seen all year. It looks as though he'll be relied upon a lot more with Victor Rask (shoulder) out for the season. As a result, he could be a sneaky value play in all fantasy settings.
Di Giuseppe played his ninth consecutive game Saturday against the Red Wings but saw just 4:52 of ice time.
Although it's nice to see Di Giuseppe finally suiting up on a consistent basis after spending much of the season as a healthy scratch, the fact remains he is still firmly entrenched in a fourth-line role and does not move the needle in most fantasy settings.
Di Giuseppe scored his first goal of the season in Friday's 4-1 win over the Canucks.
Playing in just his 22nd game, Di Giuseppe has mostly been relegated to bench duty this year, rendering his fantasy value almost non-existent in the majority of formats. When he does play, he typically sees ice time of less than 10 minutes per game skating on a bottom line.
Di Giuseppe, who has served frequently as a healthy scratch this season, played in three consecutive games leading up to the All-Star break. However, he went pointless over that span with an average ice time of just 8:53 and a combined minus-3 rating.
Di Giuseppe broke into the Canes' lineup two seasons ago and had a decent showing for a rookie, notching 17 points in 41 games, and even spent some time playing in a top-six capacity. Since then, however, he has mostly been a spare part for the Canes, as the arrival of impact players Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen has dropped Di Giuseppe to the bottom of the depth chart. With just a single assist in 20 games this season, he should not be on your fantasy radar.
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