Hannikainen signed a one-year, $735,000 extension with the Blue Jackets on Monday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Hannikainen notched four goals and seven points during 44 regular-season contests during the 2018-19 campaign. The 26-year-old Finn will likely slot into a bottom-six role again next season.
Hannikainen (illness) was removed from injured reserve Sunday.
The depth winger missed the last five games with his ailment and hasn't scored a point since Dec. 1. With the team's recent additions of Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel, Hannikainen will likely be a healthy scratch most nights.
Hannikainen (illness) has been ruled out for Friday's matchup with the Senators, Tom Reed of The Athletic reports.
It was reported Thursday that Hannikainen was healthy and ready to play in Friday's game, with the Finn logging a practice with Brandon Dubinsky and Riley Nash. Of course, the change of plans could be a moot point, as the winger hasn't registered a point in 24 consecutive games, and there probably isn't a fantasy following here anyway.
Hannikainen (illness) was back at practice Thursday, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
As expected, the Finn practiced on the fourth line with Brandon Dubinsky and Riley Nash. Hannikainen is no longer showing on injured reserve, per the Blue Jackets' official site, which serves as additional proof that he's ready to rock. Still, there's not much fantasy value to be gleaned from a guy who has produced only seven points through 42 games.
The Blue Jackets placed Hannikainen (illness) on injured reserve Tuesday.
Columbus has yet to release any details regarding a potential timeline for Hannikainen's recovery, but there's no reason for fantasy owners to keep tabs on his availability, as he's only tallied seven points while averaging 9:25 of ice time in 42 appearances this season.
Hannikainen (illness) won't be in the lineup versus Tampa Bay on Monday, Craig Merz of NHL.com reports.
Hannikainen is currently bogged down in a 24-game pointless streak, so even once he gets healthy, he could struggle to earn his way into the lineup. The winger's lack of production is probably due in part to his limited minutes, as he is averaging just 9:19 of ice time during his slump. If he does rejoin the lineup, it will likely be at the expense of Lukas Sedlak or Kole Sherwood.
Hannikainen won't play Saturday against Chicago due to an illness, Blue Jackets reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
With Hannikainen unavailable, Kole Sherwood will draw into the lineup and make his season debut against the Blackhawks. The 25-year-old winger will hope to recover in time for Monday's clash with the Lightning.
Hannikainen (elbow) will rejoin the lineup Tuesday against the Sabres, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
Hannikainen will take the place of Boone Jenner (undisclosed), who will be unavailable for the contest. Although he owns a career-high seven points this season, the winger doesn't really work as anything more than a daily fantasy flier given his minimal ice time. He should slot into the bottom six Tuesday.
Hannikainen (elbow) suited up for practice Sunday, Tom Reed of The Athletic reports.
The 25-year-old Finn was placed on injured reserve Jan. 10 and hasn't practiced since. He missed the team's final six games before All-Star break but appears to be nearing a return to action. Hannikainen has four goals and seven points in 34 games this season.
Hannikainen was designated for injured reserve Thursday due to an elbow injury that will keep him out for at least a week.
Hannikainen will for sure miss the Jackets' next four games due to his elbow problem. The winger's absence is unlikely to affect the majority of fantasy owners, considering he is bogged down in a 16-game pointless streak in which he's talled a meager 19 shots while averaging 9:22 of ice time. With Brandon Dubinsky (hamstring) also on the shelf, the club may call up a forward from the minors for some emergency depth.
Hannikainen (upper body) will be out for "at least a little while," Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Columbus has yet to release any details in terms of a potential timetable for Hannikainen's recovery, but he'll miss Thursday's game against the Predators at a minimum. With Hannikainen unavailable, Lukas Sedlak will likely draw into the lineup against Nashville.
Hannikainen won't return to Tuesday's game versus the Lightning due to an upper-body injury, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
Hannikainen left the game before recording a point, marking his 16th straight pointless effort. He left the game along with Brandon Dubinsky (lower body), which eliminates two of the three fourth-line players for Columbus. Expect an update before Thursday's home game versus the Predators.
Hannikainen has failed to notch a point in 10 consecutive games.
Considering Hannikainen is logging a mere 9:45 of ice time during his drought, it shouldn't come as a surprise he is struggling to write his name on the scoresheet. The winger may have to stave off a challenge from Lukas Sedlak in order to hold onto his spot in the lineup.
Hannikainen was a healthy scratch for Thursday's win over the Panthers.
He's been in the press box for all four games to begin the season, continuing his sporadic playing time pattern from last season. At some point, coach John Tortorella will want to send a message to one of his regular wingers and give Hannikainen a chance to break into the lineup, but the 25-year-old likely won't do much with any opportunities he gets -- he has only four goals and eight points in 47 career NHL games.
Hannikainen was in action for just 33 contests this season, despite frequently traveling between AHL Cleveland and Columbus.
Hannikainen appeared to be the organization's primary emergency depth option and, as a result, he played in 33 NHL games and only eight AHL matchups. With the Blue Jackets, the winger tallied three goals and a trio of helpers, while he managed another three assists with the Monsters. If the Finn can get some consistent minutes next year, he might be able to show off the scoring touch that saw him rack up 37 points in 57 minor-league outings in 2016-17.
Hannikainen was called up from AHL Cleveland on Monday.
It's another day and another transaction involving Hannikainen, who has been used sparingly in the NHL this season. He's only averaged 7:58 of ice time with four points through 29 games, so fantasy owners should keep expectations for him largely in check for the balance of the season.
Hannikainen was reassigned to AHL Cleveland on Sunday.
Despite playing in 29 games in Columbus and posting four points (two goals, two assists) in the contests, Hannikainen will head back to the minors. With the trade deadline approaching he very well could've been bumped down to create extra roster room.
Hannikainen was recalled from AHL Cleveland on Saturday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports.
The Finn participated in Friday night's home win over the AHL's Heat, managing only one shot to go along with a plus-1 rating. In the absence of a stable NHL role, we can't recommend Hannikainen outside of keeper leagues at this time.
Hannikainen was returned to AHL Cleveland on Friday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports.
The Finn had been watching too many NHL games from the press box, and the majority of fantasy owners have probably soured on him based on the fact that he's only averaged 7:58 of ice time between the 29 times that he has managed to draw into the lineup. Still, with Columbus only possessing a 33-percent chance of making the playoffs, Hannikainen could see a lot of rink run if -- or more likely, when -- this team gets eliminated from postseason contention.
Hannikainen is not dealing with an injury, per George Richards of The Columbus Dispatch, clarifying that he intended to report on Markus Nutivaara, who has been designated for injured reserve with an upper-body malady.
While this Markus is not believed to be dealing with any type of malady, he has watched the past two games from the press box. The Finn is still picking up the nuances of being a defenseman at the highest level, but he projects to be a serviceable fantasy option long term. He's gathered three goals and 15 helpers through 51 games this season, despite averaging only 16:06 of ice time.
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