Jones was traded by the Oilers to the Blackhawks, along with a third-round draft pick, for Duncan Keith on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Jones hasn't done much offensively in parts of three NHL campaigns, producing just 19 points across 93 games from 2018-21. The 24-year-old Texas native also received a career-low 13:36 of average ice time last year, so his fantasy needle is pointing down as he looks set to battle for a bottom-pairing spot on the Chicago blue line come September.
Jones produced an assist in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Canadiens.
Jones helped out on a Dominik Kahun goal in the second period. The 23-year-old Jones has split time with William Lagesson while Kris Russell (lower body) has been out. In 32 contests this year, Jones has four helpers, 23 shots on net, 27 hits and 35 blocked shots in a third-pairing role.
Jones notched an assist and two hits in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Canadiens.
Jones made a heads-up pass to Connor McDavid, and the latter scored on another strong individual effort. The helper was Jones' second point in eight games in April. The 23-year-old blueliner has just three assists, 19 shots on net, 17 hits and 28 blocked shots in 25 contests overall. He has played in a highly limited third-pairing role.
Jones recorded an assist and two hits in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Senators.
Jones has played the last four games for the Oilers, and he finally got on the scoresheet Thursday. His assist on Devin Shore's third-period tally snapped a 19-game point drought. Jones has only two helpers, 16 shots on net and 25 blocked shots in 21 contests, but he's seemingly surpassed William Lagesson on the depth chart for a third-pairing role.
Jones has not gotten on the scoresheet since Opening Night, a span of 16 appearances.
In that stretch, Jones has sat out of 17 games. He's remained on the Oilers' active roster, but he's frequently been a healthy scratch. The 23-year-old has added 18 blocked shots, 14 shots on net and a minus-3 rating in 17 outings. Jones has yet to establish himself as a full-time NHLer -- instead, William Lagesson has found frequent playing time on the second pairing in 2020-21 when healthy.
Jones has appeared in only seven of the Oilers' 16 games this season.
The 23-year-old blueliner has been in street clothes for the last five contests. Jones has one assist, seven shots on goal, five blocked shots and a minus-1 rating in seven outings. The Oilers are carrying nine defensemen on their roster, but they'd need to dress seven blueliners in a game to give Jones a decent shot of breaking into the lineup. It'll be even tougher for the Texas native to play when Ethan Bear returns from a head injury.
Jones had an assist but went minus-2 in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Canucks.
Jones helped out on Adam Larsson's third-period tally that brought the Oilers within a goal. Despite being listed as the second pairing, Jones and Larsson saw the least ice time among the Oilers' blueliners. The 23-year-old Jones is expected to be a full-time player in the lineup, but he'll need to be better defensively than he was Wednesday to avoid moving down the depth chart.
According to Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic, Jones (undisclosed) was on the ice for pregame warmups but didn't participate in line rushes, which suggests he'll be a healthy scratch for Saturday's Game 1 against Chicago.
It will likely take an injury for Jones to crack the Oilers' lineup during the playoffs. The 23-year-old rookie picked up nine points while averaging just 14:08 of ice time per contest in 43 top-level contests during the regular season.
Jones picked up an injury that caused him to miss Tuesday's exhibition clash with Calgary, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.
Coach Dave Tippett described Jones as being "nicked up," so it sounds like the defenseman's injury isn't too serious. Even if cleared to play against Chicago on Saturday, the youngster could struggle to break into the lineup over Ethan Bear or Matt Benning.
Jones (undisclosed) took the ice for practice Friday, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.
Jones missed the first four days of training camp after being deemed "unfit to practice" Monday, but his presence on the ice Friday bodes well for his availability for the playoffs. The 23-year-old American emerged as a solid bottom-pairing defender during the second half of the regular season, finishing the campaign with nine points while averaging 14:08 of ice time per contest in 43 top-level appearances.
Jones was not on the ice Monday and is considered unfit to practice at this time, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Fantasy players should get used to the phrase "unfit to practice", as the league won't be offering any additional details during the postseason. If he is able to play versus the Blackhawks, the young blueliner should be a regular in the lineup and could provide solid value in DFS contests, as he recorded nine points in 43 outings this year.
Jones scored a goal on two shots and supplied two hits in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Blue Jackets.
Jones' tally at 15:29 of the third period stood as the game-winning goal, his first such goal in his career. The 22-year-old defenseman has four goals, five assists, 37 shots on net and 46 blocked shots through 42 contests. He's typically served in a third-pairing role -- Jones isn't likely to generate enough offense for fantasy owners to take notice.
Jones recorded two assists -- one on the power play -- in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Kings.
Jones had a hand in the first two goals for the Oilers. The 22-year-old defenseman has a career-high eight points to go with 40 blocked shots, 29 shots on net and a minus-1 rating in 35 games this year. The acquisition of Mike Green via trade from the Red Wings could eat into Jones' ice time, both at even strength and on the power play.
Jones scored a goal on two shots and blocked two shots in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Lightning.
The defenseman has all three of his goals this season in his last six appearances. Jones is up to six points, 36 blocks and 27 shots on net through 30 games. He's unlikely to see more than third-pairing minutes -- the 22-year-old probably won't help fantasy owners much.
Jones scored a goal on three shots in Saturday's 8-3 win over the Flames.
Jones has scored in consecutive outings. The defenseman has just five points, 31 blocked shots and 25 shots on net in 26 games this season. His recent improvement offensively still isn't enough to warrant attention from fantasy owners.
Jones potted a goal on three shots and went plus-3 in Friday's 4-2 win over the Blues.
Jones tallied only 17 seconds after Leon Draisaitl opened the scoring in the first period. The 22-year-old defenseman has been limited to four points, 22 shots on goal and 30 blocked shots in 25 contests this season while almost exclusively skating in a bottom-pairing role. Jones will maintain a strong grip on his role while Kris Russell (concussion) is sidelined, but he's not likely to move the needle enough for fantasy consideration.
Jones signed a two-year contract extension worth $850,000 AAV with the Oilers on Wednesday, Sportsnets' Chris Johnston reports.
Jones was set to be a restricted free agent this summer, but the Oilers have locked him down well ahead of time. Jones has split time between the AHL and NHL this season, accruing 11 points over 14 games in the minors and three points over 23 games at the top level. He'll likely have to compete for a full-time NHL role next year depending on whether the Oilers sign their other four pending RFA defensemen (Darnell Nurse, William Lagesson, Ethan Bear and Matthew Benning).
Jones collected an assist, two blocked shots and two PIM in Monday's 6-4 win over the Maple Leafs.
Jones skated only 9:09 in the contest, the fourth time he's failed to crack 10 minutes this season. The 22-year-old has just three assists, 23 blocked shots and a minus-4 rating in 20 games. Jones will likely return to AHL Bakersfield when Matt Benning (head) returns -- his long-term development would benefit from earning regular minutes at a lower level.
Jones posted an assist and three blocked shots in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Canucks.
Jones set up Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for a first-period goal. It's just the second assist of the year for Jones, who has added 20 blocks and 16 shots on goal in 17 games. He had six points in 17 outings last season -- the drop in the 22-year-old's production is likely caused by a five-minute drop in his ice time (19:48 in 2018-19 versus 14:20 in 2019-20).
Jones registered an assist in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Hurricanes.
Jones had the primary helper on Zack Kassian's first goal of the game, which came in the second period. It was his first point of 2019-20 -- Jones has added 10 blocked shots, eight hits and five shots on goal in 10 contests. He's likely to bounce between the Oilers and AHL Bakersfield for much of the season. It's unlikely the 22-year-old makes a fantasy impact this year, but owners in dynasty formats may want to stash him.
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