Lappin agreed to terms with the Blues on a two-way contract Monday.
Lappin is best known in New Jersey, as his hockey resume includes 60 games played for the Devils (2016-18). Over that span, the winger tacked on five goals and three assists, but he struggled to a minus-21 rating. The American skater needs a perfect storm to be considered anything more than a depth option in fantasy circles.
Lappin was reassigned to AHL Binghamton on Wednesday.
The depth winger was pressed out of the lineup with the return of Kurtis Gabriel (undisclosed) on Tuesday, and now Lappin will be confined to the minor league for the rest of the season -- that is, unless the Devils find themselves in need of an emergency call-up or tap into a finite number of standard recalls.
Lappin was recalled from AHL Binghamton on Wednesday.
Lappin will provide some emergency depth given the lengthy list of Devils forwards currently in the infirmary; including John Quenneville (undisclosed) and Miles Wood (lower body). who were both injured in Monday's tilt versus Montreal. In 45 minor-league contests this season, the 26-year-old Lappin has racked up 16 goals and 11 helpers and could provide some quality depth scoring if he does slot into the lineup.
The Devils assigned Lappin to AHL Binghamton on Tuesday.
Lappin drew into three contests during his time with the Devils, but he failed to make an impression on the box score despite seeing considerable power-play time for the first time in his career. The 26-year-old owns 22 points through 44 games with Binghamton this season, but there's nothing to this point in his career to suggest he will be a consistent contributor at the top level.
Lappin was called up from AHL Binghamton on Saturday, Chris Ryan of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Lappin's call-up directly corresponds to Miles Wood's placement on injured reserve. The former has registered 12 goals and 10 assists over 43 games for the AHL's Devils this season.
Lappin was placed on waivers by the Devils on Tuesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Lappin signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Devils in late July. He wasn't exempt from waivers, so he'll need to pass through unclaimed in order for the Devils to assign him to AHL Binghamton.
Lappin penned a one-year, two-way contract with New Jersey on Friday.
Lappin saw action in just six outings for the Devils last season, instead spending the majority of the year with AHL Binghamton. In 65 minor-league contests, the winger racked up an impressive 31 goals and 22 helpers. If he can show some of that same scoring touch during training camp, the 25-year-old could earn a more consistent role heading into the 2018-19 campaign.
Lappin has received a qualifying offer from the Devils.
Lappin suited up for 43 games with New Jersey in 2016-17, but that number dropped to six last season as the team acquired more quality contributors up front. Look for Lappin to get brought back on a cheap contract and compete for a roster spot in camp.
Lappin just lit the lamp once in 2017-18, playing just six games on the season.
After skating in 43 games during 2016-17 at the NHL level, Lappin took a step back this season, but his offensive ability was on full display in the minors. The Illinois native was able to score 31 goals and collect 22 assists in 65 games, which was the 35th best points-per-game rate of all players with at least 40 games under their belt. Expect Lappin to make a push for the roster in training camp, but if he doesn't make the top four lines, he'll likely return to the AHL to receive consistent playing time. Although, he is a restricted free agent, so there's always a chance he winds up with a different team in 2018-19.
Lappin was reassigned to AHL Binghamton on Wednesday.
Lappin was originally called up as a reinforcement option with Brian Boyle questionable to play in a Feb. 13 contest against the Flyers -- he didn't suit up for that one or the following two games, but has since returned for a Devils team looking to secure a playoff spot. Lappin is lauded for his ability to contribute in all situations, but he'll have to bide his time in the minors awhile longer. The undrafted winger will look to build upon his season total of 29 points (17 goals, 12 assists) through 42 games for the AHL's Devils.
Lappin was recalled from AHL Binghamton on Monday.
The former Brown University Bear has already suited up for two games with New Jersey this season, tallying a goal along the way, as well as 17 goals and 29 points in 42 AHL contests. With Brian Boyle's injury status in the air after he made an early exit from Sunday's loss to the Bruins, either Lappin or Christoph Bertschy will likely enter the lineup Tuesday if Boyle is unable to play.
Lappin was reassigned to AHL Binghamton on Saturday, Chris Ryan of NJ.com reports.
The Devils don't play again until Monday, a home clash with the Ducks, but New Jersey's top development affiliate will play host to Belleville on Saturday, affording Lappin -- who tallied his fifth career goal against Dallas on Friday -- more playing time as he continues to polish his game anywhere he can. Also, as noted by Ryan in this latest report, Lappin's reassignment suggests that at least one of Taylor Hall (knee), Marcus Johansson (ankle) and Kyle Palmieri (foot) could be fit to play in the next game. Lappin won't have much fantasy appeal while his playing time is linked to the health of others.
The Devils recalled Lappin from AHL Binghamton on Wednesday.
The Devils placed Marcus Johansson (ankle) on injured reserve in a corresponding move Wednesday, so Lappin will round out the team's depth up front until Johansson or Taylor Hall (knee) is cleared to play. The 25-year-old winger has notched 12 goals and 18 points in 23 games with New Jersey's minor-league affiliate this campaign. He'll likely skate in a bottom-six role Thursday against the Canadiens.
The Devils assigned Lappin to AHL Albany on Friday.
Lappin has only managed to tally seven points in 43 games with the big club this season, so the Devils may opt to fill the spot he's had on their roster with another young -- and perrhaps more promising -- prospect down the stretch. Lappin will likely finish the 2016-17 campaign in the minors.
Lappin (undisclosed) will play Tuesday against the Rangers, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
Lappin's return to the lineup will bolster the Devils' depth up front, but it won't mean much to fantasy owners, as the 24-year-old winger's minimal offensive production -- seven points in 42 games this season -- keeps him from being a practical fantasy option. The American forward will return to a bottom-six role against the Rangers, skating with Miles Wood and Blake Coleman on New Jersey's fourth line.
Lappin will sit out Sunday's game against the Blue Jackets due to some minor injuries, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
While Lappin has played in 42 games fo the Devils this season, his absence from Sunday's lineup shouldn't make many ripples in fantasy leagues. The young winger's next chance to rejoin the lineup arrives Tuesday against the Rangers, but expect an update from the team when he's healthy and ready to play.
Lappin was called up from AHL Albany and will play Saturday in Boston, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
After news that Andy Greene (personal) will sit out, Lappin was called up and placed in Saturday's lineup. Lappin has played 35 games in the NHL, albeit with only four goals and three assists. Naturally, the 24-year-old winger found more success with AHL Albany, scoring nine goals and notching 11 helpers over 24 games. His lack of NHL production and the fact that he's averaging only 11:55 of ice time are valid reasons to leave him out of fantasy lineups in almost any format
Lappin was assigned to AHL Albany on Friday.
The 24-year-old has been on quite a cold streak lately, failing to record a point in his last 17 games. With three points in six AHL contests, a trip down to the minors might allow him to find his scoring touch again and make his way back up to the NHL.
Lappin (illness) will suit up against Toronto on Friday, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
Lappin, who missed practice Thursday with an illness, will have the opportunity to end his 13-game point drought versus a Leafs squad that is allowing the fifth-most shots per game in the league at 32.6. While Toronto may be giving up shots, the winger doesn't appear to be taking them, as he has just 16 during his pointless streak.
Lappin was held out of Thursday's practice due to an illness, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
Lappin has shown flashes of ability as a rookie this season, netting four goals with three assists in 31 games despite only averaging 12:08 of ice time. He's sure to be reevaluated ahead of Friday's home game against the Leafs.
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