Auvitu signed a two-year contract with HC Sochi of the KHL on Monday, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.
Auvitu accumulated 13 points (five goals, eight assists) over 58 games split between the Devils and Oilers from 2016-18. He was expected to emerge as a consistent power-play quarterback, but evidently, the French defenseman feels that he's better off in the top Russian league.
Auvitu finished his lackluster season injured (undisclosed) and without a guaranteed role for 2018-19.
Auvitu was unable to play the final two games of the 2017-18 season with an undisclosed injury -- he finished the campaign with nine points (three goals, six assists) in 33 games. The French blueliner played a minimal role (13:33 average time on ice) and was deemed a healthy scratch more often than not in the closing months. As an unrestricted free agent in 2018, Auvitu's future remains uncertain -- regardless of his next endeavor, he will have to prove himself to earn a major role with any club. The 28-year-old defenseman is best left alone on draft day for now.
Auvitu (undisclosed) won't play in Saturday's game against the Canucks, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 reports.
Since this is the final game of the season for the Oilers, that simply means Auvitu is done for the year. The defenseman also missed Thursday's contest, so Edmonton will likely just roll with the same lineup it used against the Golden Knights. The fantasy impact of Auvitu's absence will be minimal, given he only managed nine points this season.
Auvitu (undisclosed) is unlikely to play Thursday against Vegas.
The nature of Auvitu's injury and when he sustained it are still unknown, but it's possible that additional information will be released prior to the end of the regular season. Auvitu's scored three goals and six assists in 33 games this season while playing in a limited role, so he shouldn't be thought of as a reliable fantasy option.
Auvitu scored a goal and registered an assist in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Hurricanes.
The goal was Auvitu's first since Dec. 9. The French blueliner now has nine points in 29 games in 2017-18. Prior to this multi-point showing, Auvitu had been deemed a healthy scratch in nine consecutive games. He is best left on the waiver wire for now.
Auvitu notched an assist in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Sharks.
The Oilers relied heavily on Auvitu with Adam Larsson (personal) and Andrej Sekera (face) on the shelf. The French blueliner made the most of this opportunity by earning an assist, three hits and two blocks in the contest. Auvitu has been scratched in eight of the team's last 10 games and isn't reliable enough to be depended on at this moment.
Auvitu has been a healthy scratch in seven straight outings.
Tuesday's matchup with Los Angeles was more of the same for Auvitu, who has been relegated to the role of press box observer. It will likely take a string of injuries for the winger to see the ice, as he is probably behind fellow scratch Anton Slepyshev as the next man up. In his limited opportunities (19 games), the 28-year-old Auvitu has put together a decent performance with two goals, three helpers and 47 shots on net. Until he can secure a regular role, the Frechman won't offer much in terms of fantasy value.
Auvitu registered two assists, four shots, and a plus-2 rating during Wednesday's 6-2 victory over the Red Wings.
The French blueliner has three assists in his last two games after going pointless in his first six contests of the season. A lack of consistent playing time continues to limit Auvitu's fantasy value in all formats.
Auvitu picked up his first point of the season against the Golden Knights on Tuesday.
Auvitu has thus far sat in more games (11) than he has played in (seven), so it shouldn't come as a surprise it took a while for him to contribute offensively. Even when he is in the lineup, the blueliner's minutes are limited, as he is averaging a mere 14:46 of ice time. Until he can secure a more consistent role, the Frenchman will not offer much in terms of fantasy value.
Auvitu made his season debut in Saturday's game against Ottawa. He played just 15:23, contributing a shot and a minus-1 rating.
Auvitu isn't likely to be a big contributor to fantasy rosters, as evidenced by playing just once in four games.
Auvitu signed a one-year deal with the Oilers on Monday. The deal is worth the NHL minimum $650,000.
The soon-to-be 28-year-old has spent the majority of his professional career in Finland, where he tallied 57 points and a plus-33 rating in 216 Liiga games. Auvitu got into 25 games with New Jersey last year but wasn't very productive offensively, turning in just two goals and two assists. That said, he could be in the mix for a job on the Oilers' back end come October with a strong training camp, so those interested should keep an eye on him in September's preseason.
Auvitu (lower body) was activated from injured and reassigned to the Albany Devils of the AHL on Tuesday.
The Frenchman has been out of New Jersey's lineup since Jan. 9, missing seven games during that span. While he has found some success in the minors this season (three assists in seven games), don't expect Auvitu to be a reliable fantasy contributor even if he is recalled again at some point this season.
Auvitu (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
The poor guy was called up to big club Saturday, only to sustain the ailment on his first shift against the Oilers that evening. Auvitu's IR placement was made retroactive to that game, but he'll still be ineligible for the next two contests. This all but assures that Seth Helgeson will hold down the fort on the third pair.
Auvitu's (lower body) injury has still not improved and he will be sidelined again for Monday's matchup with the Panthers, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
While he's out, Auvitu will be replaced in the lineup by Seth Helgeson. Even when healthy, Auvitu has been used sparingly, as he has appeared in just two of New Jersey's last six outings. Considering the defenseman is on a nine-game pointless streak, fantasy owners may want to consider leaving him out of their lineup even when he is cleared to return.
Auvitu exited Saturday's game against the Oilers with a lower-body injury and will not return.
Auvitu left after recording just 0:39 of ice time over one shift. There's yet to be a report as to the severity of the ailment but fantasy owners keeping tabs on the 27-year-old blueliner's status can expect an update prior to their upcoming contest against the Panthers on Jan. 9.
Auvitu was called up to New Jersey on Saturday, Devils play-by-play announcer Matt Loughlin reports.
The Devils will go with a retooled blue line after watching starting goalie Cory Schneider get lit up for three goals on five shots against the Maple Leafs on Friday. Look for Auvitu, who has collected four points and 54 shots in 24 games as a rookie, to bump Seth Helgeson from the lineup while slotting on the third pair alongside Steve Santini.
Auvitu was reassigned to the minors Monday.
After picking up Reid Boucher off waivers, the team needed to make a roster move, with Auvitu the odd man out. The 27-year-old was a healthy scratch in three of New Jersey's previous four outings, which made him expendable. It is unlikely the last we have seen of Auvitu in the NHL this season, especially if the Devils' blue line is further impacted by injuries.
Auvitu was recalled from AHL Albany on Tuesday, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
The rookie defenseman reportedly will be available for the evening's contest against the Penguins. With four points in 23 games, Frenchy has yet to take off in the attacking zone, though he has been quite good defensively, as he has a plus-2 rating on a team currently posting a conference-low minus-22 goal differential.
Auvitu was sent down to AHL Albany on Wednesday.
Auvitu has been struggling of late and was a healthy scratch Sunday, so the team may be trying to jump-start his game by sending him to Albany for Wednesday's contest. With no additional depth on their blue line after promoting Luke Gazdic, it seems likely the Devils will bring back Auvitu or another defenseman prior to Thursday's matchup with St. Louis.
Auvitu (upper body) will play Wednesday against the visiting Maple Leafs, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
After missing the past three games, the undrafted Frenchman should be ready to reprise his role as a top-four defenseman who's commonly been situated on the power play, averaging 2:20 of ice time in those situations. He'll reportedly replace Jon Merrill, who'll be a healthy scratch.
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