Rooney dished out an assist in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over Florida, finishing the season with six goals and four helpers in 41 games.
Rooney was a warm body for the injury-riddled Devils, but he'll be 26 by the time next season rolls around and has shown no indication that he's ready to be a fantasy factor. Just turning into a replacement-level NHL player would be a step up for Rooney.
Rooney netted his sixth goal of the season in a 3-2 shootout win over the Canucks on Friday.
Rooney has three points in his last two games, giving him nine in 31 contests this year. The center also has 59 hits and 27 shots on goal. He's shooting 22.2 percent this season, which is likely an unsustainable pace for the 25-year-old in the long run.
Rooney scored a goal and added an assist in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Oilers.
In his second game back from an illness, Rooney played a big role in the high-scoring win for the Devils with the two points. His assist came on Kenny Agostino's opening goal, and Agostino returned the favor as Rooney completed a three-goal second period for the Devils that tilted the game in their favor. Rooney has five goals and three helpers in 30 games this year, so his fantasy appeal is limited despite his usage as a second-line center on the injury-stricken squad from New Jersey.
Rooney (illness) had three hits and won nine of his 17 faceoffs in a 9-4 loss to the Flames on Tuesday.
Rooney missed two games with the illness, but saw his mini-drought extend to three games without a point. He has four goals and two assists in 29 games this year. The center finds himself on the second line while the Devils' roster continues to look like a MASH unit.
Rooney (illness) is expected to return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Flames, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Rooney has missed the Devils' last two games due to an illness, but he was never expected to be sidelined long term. The 25-year-old American will return to a top-six role Tuesday, centering Drew Stafford and Kenny Agostino on New Jersey's second line.
Rooney (illness) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Rooney will sit for a second straight night, slowed by an illness. He'll benefit from two days off between games, with New Jersey next playing Tuesday in Calgary.
Rooney -- who is dealing with an illness -- won't be available versus the Capitals on Friday, but might be ready in time for Saturday's clash with the Rangers, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
It's at least some good news from the infirmary that Rooney might be healthy enough to dress Saturday. If the center does slot into the lineup, it will likely come at the expense of Kurtis Gabriel or Kenny Agostino.
Rooney (undisclosed) won't play Friday against the Capitals, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Rooney's absence will test New Jersey's depth up front, but it won't impact any fantasy lineups, as he's only totaled six points in 28 games this campaign. At this point, the 25-year-old pivot should be considered a long shot for Saturday's matchup with the Rangers.
Rooney was absent from Thursday's practice session due to an undisclosed injury and could miss the Devils' two-game road trip against Washington and New York on Friday and Saturday, respectively, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Rooney had been playing in a top-six role with Nico Hischier (upper body) sidelined, but he appears to have picked up an injury of his own. If the 25-year-old Rooney is unable to make the trip, the team may need to promote a player from the minors if Pavel Zacha (upper body) or John Quenneville (upper body) remain out of the lineup as well.
Rooney lit the lamp Wednesday, but he was the only Devil to strike in a 2-1 home loss to the Flames.
The Devils have been devastated by injuries up front, so it will be up to guys like Rooney to at least keep this team in a competitive frame of mind down the stretch. Still, at the end of the day, Rooney is merely a bottom-six contributor, with the American center having only scribbled three goals and two assists on the scoresheet through 25 games this season.
Rooney potted his second career goal in a career-best 14:28 of ice time in Thursday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Islanders.
Rooney solved Thomas Greiss 5:32 into the opening frame, but nobody else could get a puck past the German netminder through overtime and four rounds of the shootout. The grinder earned some extended run with that early contribution, but it's telling that he was deployed for 3:58 on the penalty kill and no time on the power play. If the 25-year-old Rooney had any serious scoring upside, he would have shown it by now.
Rooney was called up from AHL Binghamton on Sunday.
Rooney was sent to Binghamton during the NHL's All-Star break, but it appears that he'll remain on the parent club roster for Monday's road game against the Penguins. Technically a third-year rookie, Rooney has one goal representing his point total over 14 NHL games. We can't see him garnering enough ice time to make a tangible fantasy impact.
The Devils reassigned Rooney to AHL Binghamton on Saturday.
Rooney has only averaged 9:44 of ice time in the four games he's appeared in since being promoted Jan. 10, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. He'll return to a prominent role with AHL Binghamton, where he's notched 17 points in 34 appearances this campaign.
Rooney (illness) scored a goal, tallied three hits, and logged four penalty minutes across 9:43 of ice time Monday in the Devils' 8-5 win over the Blackhawks.
Rooney had missed the Devils' 3-2 victory Saturday over the Flyers after falling ill but reclaimed a role on the checking line in his return to the lineup. The 25-year-old turned in the most noteworthy statistical performance of his career, as the goal was his first point in 11 career NHL contests.
Rooney (illness) will return to action versus the Blackhawks on Monday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Rooney missed Saturday's clash with the Flyers, but figures to slot back into a fourth-line role now that he is healthy. The center is pointless in his five appearances this season, which shouldn't come as a surprise considering he is averaging just 9:36 of ice time. Blake Pietila will be relegated to the press box with Rooney back in the lineup.
Rooney (illness) will not play Saturday against the Flyers, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Illness is the culprit behind Rooney's absence for both Friday's practice and Saturday's game, so it's unlikely he will remain on the shelf too long. His next opportunity to dress comes Monday when the Devils host the Blackhawks. Meanwhile, Blake Pietila will draw into the lineup Saturday in his place.
Rooney will miss Friday's practice due to an illness, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
This puts the Devils in a bit of a pickle considering Rooney was called up from AHL Binghamton as a reinforcement option Thursday. He'll presumably be checked out further ahead of Saturday's game against the Flyers.
Rooney was brought up from AHL Binghamton on Thursday.
The Devils were without an extra forward for Thursday's matchup with Toronto, so Rooney's call-up gives the team an emergency depth option. In order to make space for the center on the 23-man roster, the club designated MacKenzie Blackwood (lower body) for injured reserve.
The Devils assigned Rooney to AHL Binghamton on Friday.
Rooney has seen action in four contests so far this season, recording just one shot to go along with five hits while averaging 9:56 of ice time. He doesn't have an extensive history playing at the top level but likely remains one of the top options to rejoin the NHL roster if injuries should arise again.
Rooney was called up from the minors Monday.
Rooney will provide some emergency forward depth for the club in the event Travis Zajac (lower body) is not available against the Predators on Thursday. In five minor-league contests, the 25-year-old Rooney tallied a pair of assists. The potential return of Jesper Bratt (jaw) to the lineup could serve to keep Rooney in the press box Thursday.
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