Derek Roy signed with SC Bern of the Swiss National League A on Saturday, Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports.
Roy performed quite well during the preseason while on a professional tryout contract with the Capitals, but was ultimately unable to secure a spot on the team's 23-man roster. Rather than wait for another potential offer from an NHL club at some point during the regular season, the 32-year-old forward will head overseas to play with SC Bern of the Swiss National League A. Roy's time in the NHL has likely come to an end.
Roy was released from the Capitals Monday.The 32-year-old forward was brought in to help shore up the offense while Nicklas Backstrom (hip) continues to work his way back into the lineup. However, Roy was unable to leapfrog Andre Burakovsky into the top-six, and so he will hope to catch on with another team.
Roy scored a power-play assist during Washington's 3-1 win over the Islanders on Monday.Roy has been a productive player for the Capitals thus far in preseason with a goal and an assist in three games. With Nicklas Backstrom (hip) questionable to start the season, the versatile playmaker has a good chance to make the opening night roster and get some action at least in the first few games. However, Roy hasn't been successful in jumping Andre Burakovsky on the depth chart and into a top-six role, so his fantasy upside remains somewhat limited to deeper leagues unless or until he secures more meaningful ice time. Continue to monitor the situation as training camp winds down.
Roy scored a goal during and registered two shots during Washington's 2-0 win over Carolina on MondayRoy made an excellent first impression for the Capitals coaching staff after being signed on a professional tryout offer on Sept. 14. A journeyman forward over the last few seasons, Roy's playmaking skills and experience playing center give him a solid chance to make the Capitals' opening night roster given the uncertainty surrounding star center Nicklas Backstrom as he recovers from offseason hip surgery. If he can work his way into a top-six role, the 32-year-old center could make for an interesting late-round flier in standard leagues, but his value is limited to deeper leagues if he can't carve out a more meaningful role over the next few weeks.
Roy tallied a power-play assist and the game-tying goal (at the time) in Thursday's 6-4 loss to Pittsburgh.Unfortunately for Roy and the Oilers, his game-tying tally in the third period -- which completed a comeback from a 4-0 deficit -- was counterfeited by two late Pittsburgh goals. With 16 points and a minus-12 rating in 32 games since joining the Oilers, he hasn't exactly undergone a career renaissance.
The Oilers would rather sign Roy to a contract extension rather than trade him, according to the Oilers web site.
Roy ran his point streak to three games with an assist on Nail Yakupov's first-period goal in Wednesday's shootout win over the Bruins.
Roy found the net in the second period of Monday's win over the Sharks, giving him his fifth goal of the season.After being acquired from the Predators in late December, Roy got off to a hot start with two goals and five assists over his first eight games with his new team. He's since seen his production slow, tallying two lone goals during his last seven games. It's probably best to let Roy sit on the waiver wire until he can provide points with a little more consistency.
Roy notched an assist in Tuesday's loss to the Blues.Roy has picked up points in three straight games for the Oilers, settling in quite nicely in a featured role for the struggling squad. Even if his point totals begin to dry up, the 31-year-old should continue to bring a modicum of respectability to the team's second line, which is all the Oilers can really ask for at this point.
Roy scored a goal and chipped in two helpers in Friday's 5-2 win over the Blackhawks. He also skated to a plus-3 rating.With the three-point outbust, Roy is now up to five points in six games as an Oiler since coming over in trade from Nashville. He's only fired four shots on net during that span, but the former 81-point man has a shot at thrusting himself back into fantasy relevance if he can continue to produce -- even if the production comes while skating for the league's worst team.
Roy scored his first goal as a member of the Oilers on Sunday, finding twine on his only shot attempt in a victory over the Islanders.Roy had been caught up in a numbers game at the center spot in Nashville, but the struggling Oilers shouldn't have much trouble carving out a consistent role for him in their bottom six. The 31-year-old has two points while averaging 13:41 of ice time over his four games with Edmonton.
Roy was traded to the Oilers on Monday in exchange for Mark Arcobello.Roy was ticketed for the AHL after clearing waivers earlier Monday, but the Oilers decided to pick him up. Roy totaled just 10 points in 26 games with Nashville and has had trouble finding playing time this month, but he could play regularly for Edmonton.
The Predators assigned Roy to AHL Milwaukee on Monday.The veteran center hasn't played in the AHL since 2005-06, but will head to Milwaukee after struggling so far this season.
Roy was placed on waivers Sunday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.Roy was on a one-year contract with the Predators coming into the season, and he has been a healthy scratch multiple times lately. His once promising career took a downturn due to an injury, and now he will have to look for work with another team.
Roy was a healthy scratch Monday versus the Blue Jackets.
Roy (upper body) is set to return to the lineup Thursday against the Coyotes.After a five-game absence, Roy stepped into center the fourth line at Wednesday's practice, and figures to slot in there on Thursday with Paul Gaustad (lower body) not expected to play. Roy's return will allow the Predators to avoid calling up an extra forward, as the only other options (Gaustad and Taylor Beck) are injured.
Roy (upper body) participated in Wednesday's practice, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.Roy substituted in for Paul Gaustad (lower body) as the center of a line that included Eric Nystrom and Gabriel Bourque. It's a sign of progress for Roy, who has missed the Preds' previous five games, but it's unclear if he'll be a lineup option for Thursday's game in Arizona.
Roy (upper body) will not play Thursday against the Predators, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.Roy will miss his third straight game with the upper-body injury, with no word on when he might rejoin the Nashville lineup. The veteran center has 10 points in 22 games this season.
Roy (upper body) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes, and remains day-to-day, Eric Stromgren of the Tennessean reports.At this point, there is no exact word on the severity of the injury, nor is there an expected timeline for Roy's return. Keep him on your fantasy bench until further details are known.
Roy missed Saturday's game with an upper-body injury, but practiced with the team Monday, Eric Stromgren of the Tennessean reports.We expect an update on Roy's availability for Tuesday's matchup with the Hurricanes prior to game time. Roy has a goal and nine assists in 22 games for the Preds so far this season.