McClement was released from Penguins training camp Saturday, TSN reports.
The journeyman had latched on with the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions upon signing a PTO in mid-September, but it appears that Greg McKegg and Carter Rowney will round out the bottom-six forward group behind the celebrated pair in Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.
McClement (lower body) joined his group on the ice for training camp Friday.
If McClement doesn't suffer any setbacks from his lower-body ailment that ended his 2016-17 campaign early, he stands a good shot of securing a permanent spot in Pittsburgh considering how top heavy it is at center. However, the 34-year-old's chances of making the 23-man roster could take a huge hit if the Pens bring in the third-line center they have been hoping to acquire throughout the offseason.
McClement (lower body) signed a professional tryout contract with the Penguins on Friday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The veteran was reportedly pondering his future early in the offseason, but will apparently give it another go -- with the defending champs, no less. McClement will attempt to prove his worth in training camp to earn a spot as a bottom-six forward. Given his current age and declining output the last few seasons, it's unlikely the veteran will gain fantasy relevance in 2017-18 even if he earns a roster spot with the potent Penguins lineup.
McClement, who missed the last 15 games with a lower-body injury, told the media he's "not too sure what's going to happen" for him hockey-wise this offseason.
Now at the end of a two-year contract extension, McClement will become an unrestricted free agent this summer but may not garner much interest at the ripe old age of 34. McClement registered just eight points in 65 games and remains more of a defensive specialist whose primary tasks are winning faceoffs and killing penalties. At this point, it remains to be seen whether he will re-sign with another team or decide to retire after 12 seasons in the NHL.
McClement (lower body) is projected to be sidelined for the next two weeks, per coach Bill Peters.
The Hurricanes will have to account for McClement's absence in their bottom six, but considering he's notched just two points in his last 25 games, the veteran forward's injury isn't likely to make much noise in the fantasy realm. Rookie Lucas Wallmark could benefit from more playing time while McClement remains sidelined.
McClement was forced out of Tuesday's game against the Islanders due to a lower-body injury and did not return.
McClement is a bottom-six forward who doesn't put up much in the way of offensive or defensive stats, so this news won't affect too many fantasy owners.
McClement posted an assist Friday against the Coyotes, giving him points in back-to-back games for the first time this season.
McClement now has just eight points on the season, which isn't surprising considering his bottom-six role and average ice time of 11:37 per game. His fantasy value remains limited to ultra-deep leagues.
McClement skated just 9:49 in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jackets.
McClement has the misfortune of centering the Hurricanes' seldom-used fourth line, alongside linemates Joakim Nordstrom and Viktor Stalberg. Outside of short-handed ice time, where he leads all Canes forwards with 1:53 per game, there is really not much to like about McClement from a fantasy perspective, since he doesn't rank well in any other peripheral stat category, including shots on goal, blocked shots, hits or PIM. His real-life worth to the Canes far exceeds any value he might have in the fantasy realm. Avoid.
McClement recorded an assist in Saturday's 2-1 shootout win over the Sabres.
After an excruciating 21-game pointless drought to open the season, McClement now has three points in his last 10 games. Still, it's best to keep your expectations low for the Canes' fourth-line center; after all, he only had 11 points in 77 games last season, and he spends most of his time keeping the puck out of his own net and killing penalties. That rarely adds up to fantasy success in most formats these days.
McClement picked up his first point of the year Tuesday, assisting on a first-period goal in a 3-2 loss to the Rangers.
Welcome to the season, Mr. McClement -- the veteran had been held off the scoresheet with only 16 shots on net over 21 games to open the campaign. Of course, the veteran isn't known for his offensive production; he's a fourth-line grinder whose contributions usually don't show up on the scoresheet.
McClement, who has yet to record a point this season, saw ice time of just 7:21 Friday against the Canadiens - his second-lowest TOI of the season.
McClement has seen his average ice time steadily decline over the last few seasons, from 15:15 four seasons ago with the Maple Leafs, to just 10:14 currently. His value to the Hurricanes remains tied to his ability to take faceoffs and kill penalties, two stat categories that carry little to no weight in most fantasy formats. As such, he should not be on your roster outside of very deep leagues.
McClement has zero points and a minus-2 rating in three games this season.
McClement had just 11 points in 77 games last year, so it's no surprise he's off to such a slow start - when your job is centering the team's fourth line, generating offense is not exactly your first priority. The 33-year-old McClement has reached the 20-point plateau just twice in the past six seasons, so fantasy owners should manage their expectations accordingly. His value is confined to very deep formats only.
McClement, coming back from a four-game absence due to an undisclosed injury, netted a shorthanded goal in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win against the Senators.
The goal was only his second of the year and he still skated just 7:56, the second-lowest mark on the team, which is reflective of how little fantasy value McClement generally brings to the table. Not only does he contribute minimal offense, he also doesn't offer much in secondary fantasy categories like hits and PIM. Now that he's healthy again, he'll again occupy fourth-line minutes for the Hurricanes.
McClement (undisclosed) will play Tuesday against the Senators.
McClement will skate on Carolina's fourth forward line alongside Brendan Woods and Chris Terry. The 33-year-old center has notched just nine points in 61 games this season, so this shouldn't have much of an impact on the fantasy landscape.
McClement (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup Saturday versus Tampa Bay, per Hurricanes coach Bill Peters.
McClement is a journeyman with 10 years of NHL service time. His biggest strength may be in the faceoff circle, as the forward is winning 56.9 percent of his draws this season. He'll try to overcome his undisclosed issue in time for Tuesday's home game against the Senators.
McClement (upper body) will return to the lineup Sunday against the Blues, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Originally expected to be a scratch, McClement was a late addition to Sunday's lineup following the team's trade of Eric Staal to the Rangers. While the 32-year-old center isn't really worthy of a roster spot in nearly all fantasy formats, it is worth noting that he'll at least be back on the ice Sunday for anyone with interest in the situation.
McClement (upper body) will not play Friday against the Bruins, per coach Bill Peters.
Even when healthy, McClement's averaged just 11:29 of ice time this season which is consistent with a fourth-line role. He won't command attention in the fantasy realm, but McClement has "real life" value as a big center who plays sound line defense. He'll look to return Sunday against the Blues.
McClement is considered questionable to return Thursday due to an upper-body injury.
McClement's departure shouldn't have much of an overall impact on the fantasy landscape, considering he has just nine points through 60 games this season. The team should update his status again before Friday's game against the Bruins, but expect either Nathan Gerbe or Riley Nash to sub in the lineup for him should he miss the contest.
McClement posted a rare assist and fired a season-high five shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Blackhawks.
The helper was McClement's seventh point of the season and first in 23 games, dating back to Dec. 6. McClement still offers very little by way of fantasy value centering the Hurricanes' fourth line. He should be on your roster only if you're in an extremely deep fantasy format.
McClement tallied his first goal of the season Sunday against Arizona.
McClement has played in all 27 of Arizona's games this season, yet averages less than 12 minutes of ice time per game. Last season, the 32-year-old center recorded just seven goals in 82 games. McClement's opportunities continue to be sparse, playing on Carolina's fourth line.