Hayden agreed to terms on a one-year, $750,000 contract with Buffalo on Thursday.
Hayden recorded two goals, three assists and 84 hits while averaging 9:49 of ice time in 29 games for Arizona last season. While the center could have more opportunities to crack the lineup with the rebuilding Sabres, he still is unlikely to offer much in the way fantasy value given his limited offensive upside.
Hayden wasn't qualified by the Coyotes, which means he'll hit the market as an unrestricted free agent Wednesday, CapFriendly reports.
Hayden drew into 29 games with Arizona last season, picking up five points, 37 PIM and 84 hits over that span. The 26-year-old winger shouldn't have much trouble catching on with a new team this offseason.
Hayden (COVID-19) is in Monday's lineup against the Kings, Alexander Kinkopf of the Coyotes' official website reports.
Hayden will come off the COVID-19 protocols list after missing just one game. The 26-year-old has five points this season and will skate in a bottom-line role.
Hayden was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Saturday, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Hayden was expected to play Saturday versus the Golden Knights, but Lane Pederson took his spot in the lineup instead. It's unclear if Hayden tested positive or if he's a close contact of someone who has. He won't be able to return until he's cleared the virus protocol.
Hayden scored a goal on two shots and added seven hits in Friday's 3-0 win over the Golden Knights.
Hayden tallied from the slot after a scramble in front of Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner. The 26-year-old Hayden has five points in 26 outings this year, and three of those points have come in the last four games. The tough forward has added 76 hits, 33 PIM and 18 shots on net.
Hayden recorded an assist and four hits in Monday's 6-4 loss to the Sharks.
Hayden earned the secondary assist on the first of Jakob Chychrun's two tallies in the third period. The 26-year-old Hayden has managed four points, 68 hits and 33 PIM through 24 contests this year. He's matched his scoring output from last season, which took 43 games to earn in 2019-20.
Hayden scored a goal on three shots and added two hits in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Kings.
Hayden put away his first goal as a Coyote at 12:47 of the first period, and Darcy Kuemper made it stick as the game-winner. The 26-year-old Hayden has played a limited role this season. He has three points, 16 shots on net, 64 hits and 33 PIM through 23 appearances. When he's in the lineup, he plays in the bottom six.
Hayden earned an assist and a fighting major in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Ducks.
Hayden set up Jakob Chychrun's first-period tally to tie the game at 1-1. In the second period, Hayden dropped the mitts with Ducks forward Sam Carrick after the latter caused a disruption in front of Coyotes goalie Adin Hill on a previous shift. The 26-year-old Hayden has just two helpers in 19 contests this season. He's made up for the lack of offense with plenty of grit, adding 50 hits and 33 PIM in a bottom-six role.
Hayden produced an assist and four hits in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Avalanche.
Hayden earned his first point as a Coyote with the primary helper on Lawson Crouse's third-period marker. The 26-year-old Hayden has contributed 42 hits, 15 PIM and seven shots on net through 14 contests. He's a fourth-line option for the Coyotes, but fantasy managers need not track his production.
Hayden (COVID-19 protocol) was activated from the non-roster list Wednesday, per CapFriendly.
Per TSN, Hayden has also cleared the NHL's COVID-19 protocol. He won't play in Wednesday's game versus the Kings, but the 26-year-old forward should be in the mix for bottom-six minutes going forward.
Hayden (COVID-19 protocol) was placed on the non-roster list Saturday, per CapFriendly.
Hayden is likely going to miss an extended period of time with this designation. With the 26-year-old Hayden sidelined, the Coyotes will likely deploy Dryden Hunt in a similar bottom-six role.
Hayden was added to the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list Saturday, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Hayden previously went on the protocol list on Feb. 12, but he was cleared within a few days. It's unclear if he's tested positive for the virus or if he's a close contact of someone who has. Hayden will miss at least Saturday's game versus the Avalanche.
Hayden is expected to clear the NHL's COVID-19 protocol and play in Monday's game versus the Blues, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
The 26-year-old is slated to return to the lineup after missing two games while in the league's virus protocol. Hayden averaged 12:08 of ice time per contest through the first four games against the Blues, recording no points, five PIM and 11 hits.
Hayden was placed on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list Friday, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Hayden has appeared in five games for Arizona this season, including the last four, but he has yet to score a point. His placement on the protocol list will rule him out of Friday's tilt with the Blues and his status for Saturday's game is in doubt.
Hayden inked a one-year contract with Arizona on Friday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports. The deal is worth $750,000.
Hayden spent the first three years of his career with the Blackhawks before playing 43 games with New Jersey last season. He only recorded four points while averaging 9:43 of ice time with the Devils, so he'll likely be a fantasy non-factor -- even if he spends most of his time in the NHL, which isn't a guarantee.
The Devils will not extend Hayden a qualifying offer, which means he'll become an unrestricted free agent Friday.
Hayden appeared in 43 games with the Devils last season, but he was highly ineffective, managing just four points over that span. He did, however, rack up 77 PIM, as he's never been afraid to drop the mitts, but that's not enough to warrant keeping him around going forward. He'll likely to have to settle for a two-way deal with another NHL organization if he wants to continue his career in North America.
Hayden recorded four hits and a fight in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to Montreal.
Hayden doesn't contribute offensively often -- he has just three points through 29 games -- but he adds physicality to the fourth line. This is Hayden's third fight of the season, and he can be safely looked over in the fantasy realm, even in leagues that reward physicality.
Hayden scored a goal on two shots, served two hits and amassed 17 PIM in Monday's 7-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Hayden fought Dennis Gilbert in the first period and also received an instigator minor and a misconduct. He redeemed himself with the third of four Devils goals in the second period. The former Blackhawk has been limited to two points, 27 hits and 21 PIM through 13 games this season while skating almost exclusively on the fourth line.
Hayden dished out a helper while adding three hits and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Red Wings.
The assist was Hayden's first point in 10 games played as a member of the Devils. Fantasy owners can continue to ignore the 24-year-old Chicago native, as he can barely carve out a consistent spot in the lineup on one of the league's worst teams.
Hayden finished with a plus-2 rating over 12:49 of ice time in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.
Hayden has now dressed for three games with New Jersey, but he's still searching for his first point. Coming off a five-point season in 54 games with Chicago, Hayden's not expected to contribute much offensively.
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