Scuderi will join the Junior Islanders as the Player Development Coach.
Considering Scuderi didn't play anywhere last season, it's not surprising to see him transitioning into an off-ice role. The two-time Stanley Cup Champion logged 783 regular-season contests in which he tallied eight goals, 102 assists and 198 PIM -- adding another 14 points in 122 playoff outings.
Scuderi was returned to AHL Ontario on Tuesday, effectively helping the Kings maximize the benefits of designating another player to long-term injured reserve, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
Rosen expects that either starting goalie Jonathan Quick (groin) or veteran forward Marian Gaborik (foot) is headed for LTIR. This will provide the club with extra cap relief against the upper limit in conjunction with Scuderi's move to the minors. The move makes a lot of sense given that the veteran blueliner hasn't even drawn into a game this season.
Scuderi was recalled from AHL Ontario on Monday, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Scuderi has yet to play in a game with the Kings or the Reign this season. His recall is due to the injury to fellow blueliner Brayden McNabb (upper body), who was placed on IR on Sunday. It's unclear whether the Kings plan to dress the 37-year-old veteran, but even if they do, he's known as a shut-down depth defender that's never put up more than 16 points in a full NHL season.
Scuderi was waived Monday for the purpose of reassignment, Seth Rorabaugh of DK on Pittsburgh Sports reports.
Scuderi bounced around the league last season as he was traded twice before ending the season with the Kings. In total, the veteran logged 63 contests, while failing to record a goal and garnering just 10 helpers. The 37-year-old seems a long-shot to get picked up off the waiver wire, and if unclaimed will head to AHL Ontario.
Scuderi was a late scratch from Tuesday's matchup with the Flames, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Scuderi's absence is being listed as a coach's decision, though it remains unclear exactly what the cause is. The defenseman has 10 assists over 61 games this season and isn't worth much of a look in terms of his fantasy value. We should see his status updated prior to Thursday's game against the Ducks.
Scuderi notches pair of helpers in 5-2 win over the Stars on Tuesday.
In his 41st game of the season, Scuderi finally managed a multi-point outing. The 37-year-old has certainly been having a bit of a rough year so far, as he's now with his third team of the season. With four points in nine games, he's already matched the number of points he put up in 25 games in Pittsburgh earlier this season.
Scuderi logged nearly 20 minutes of ice time and added an assist in his first game since rejoining the Kings on Saturday.
Scuderi hasn't been a fantasy factor since leaving Pittsburgh years ago and he figures to see most of his minutes with the Kings in a stay-at-home role in addition to killing penalties so don't jump the gun here and expect this type of production going forward.
Scuderi was traded to the Kings in exchange for Christian Ehrhoff on Friday.
Scuderi wasn't able to carve out a meaningful role with the Blackhawks, registering a minus-1 rating with zero points in just seven games with Chicago. The 37-year-old blueliner's cap hit is slightly smaller than Ehrhoff's, which is why the Kings were willing to move Ehrhoff in exchange for the aging defender. Scuderi will likely spend the rest of the 2015-16 campaign with AHL Ontario.
Scuderi cleared waivers and was assigned to AHL Rockford on Wednesday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Scuderi has struggled considerably since coming over from Pittsburgh in mid-December. With no points and a minus-6 to go along with a hefty cap hit, Scuderi easily cleared waivers and will head down to AHL Rockford. He hasn't played in the AHL since the 2005-06 season when he was with the Penguins.
Scuderi was placed on waivers Tuesday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.
Scuderi has drawn into the lineup on 17 occasions since he was acquired by the Blackhawks on Dec. 15, logging zero points and a minus-6 rating over that span. Chicago likely waived the 37-year-old blueliner in order to free up some cap space ahead of the NHL's Feb. 29 trade deadline, as the 'Hawks may be interested in making a move to bolster the team's depth at forward. The former fifth-round pick will likely pass through waivers unclaimed, at which point he will almost certainly be assigned to AHL Rockford.
Scuderi was traded to the Blackhawks on Monday in exchange for defenseman Trevor Daley, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.
This explains why Scuderi was a healthy scratch for Monday's loss to the Capitals. He's averaging 17:05 of ice time this season, with 14 or more minutes in each of the last nine games. He'll give Chicago a stronger defensive presence along the blueline, but he's never topped 16 points or 36 PIM in a season, despite playing 70+ games seven times.
Scuderi will be back in the lineup Friday, Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Scuderi gets back into the lineup following the injury to Kris Letang (undisclosed). It has been a low scoring season for the veteran defenseman, with just four points in 24 games. The 36-year-old is a defender, not a scorer, having never reached the 20 point mark in his 11 year NHL career.
Scuderi will skate with Kris Letang on Thursday following the injury sustained by Olli Maatta on Tuesday.
Coach Mike Johnston said he picked the 36-year-old Scuderi to pair with Letang because of his defensive prowess -- which allows Letang to work in the offensive end of the rink. Scuderi has four assists through 16 games but has never totaled more than 16 points in any of his previous 11 seasons.
Scuderi was credited with an assist in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Senators.Scuderi only has nine points in 80 games this season, as he's mostly tasked with shot-blocking duties in front of the Pens' net. Perhaps his greatest attribute this season has been staying healthy, as all of Olli Maatta, Kris Letang, Paul Martin, and Christian Ehrhoff have missed significant time due to injuries.
Scuderi (foot) returned to action Sunday against the Blue Jackets, logging 18:26 of ice time.Scuderi hurt his foot in the Penguins' previous game against the Capitals last Wednesday, but the team's three-day break in the schedule before Sunday's game afforded him enough recovery time. Christian Ehrhoff sat out Sunday to accommodate Scuderi's placement in the lineup.
Scuderi (foot) participated in Saturday's practice, Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.Scuderi had been off the ice since logging 16:47 of action in Wednesday's win over the Penguins, but his return to practice suggests he might be available for the Pens' next game Sunday against the Blue Jackets. The team should have a clearer idea on Scuderi's status before pregame warmups.
Scuderi missed Thursday's practice with a suspected foot injury, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.It sounds like Scuderi might have taken a shot off his foot during Wednesday's win over the Capitals, but the defenseman indicated he's not dealing with a fracture or anything serious. The Penguins will see if Scuderi is able to get in a skate within the next couple of days before determining his status for Sunday's game against the Blue Jackets.
Scuderi registered an assist and went plus-2 in Friday's win over the Flames.Scuderi has no goals and six assists in 52 games. With no lofty hit, block, or PIM totals to make up for his lack of offense, Scuderi will have difficulty carving out fantasy value in any format.
Scuderi tallied two assists in Pittsburgh's 4-1 win in Minnesota on Tuesday.The stay-at-home defenseman went out for dinner and came back with his first two helpers of the year. Scuderi, who continues to skate with Simon Despres on the Pens' third pairing, also collected three blocked shots. The 35-year-old is in the second year of a four-year, $13.5 million deal. He's picked up his play after a dismal 2013-14 but has little fantasy value with the possible exception of blocked shots.
Scuderi has two assists in 29 games at the Olympic break.The blueliner doesn't usually chip in on offense much, so his steady play on the back end is probably more valuable to the Penguins than it is to fantasy owners.