Appleton scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Kings.
Appleton finished off an odd-man rush late in the second period for his second goal in as many games. The 24-year-old isn't asked to be a big offensive contributor, but he has found the net four times in his last 11 games after scoring just once in his first 25. Appleton is a real-life bottom-six winger who's best left on the fantasy waiver wire.
Appleton scored a goal on five shots and dished a helper in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Blackhawks.
Appleton's two points came in the second period to help the Jets take a 2-1 lead at the time. The 24-year-old is up to seven points, 40 shots and a minus-9 rating through 35 games this season. His lack of physicality -- Appleton has just 17 hits and 10 PIM -- makes him unlikely to help fantasy owners much.
Appleton scored a goal on three shots in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Predators.
Appleton struck just 2:46 into the game, but it would be the Jets' only tally. The 24-year-old now has three goals and an assist through 29 contests this season. He saw second-line usage Tuesday, but it's still too early to trust the winger from a fantasy perspective.
Appleton potted a goal on three shots in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Appleton scored at 4:38 of the first period, but Seth Jones tied the game just 1:28 later. It's just the third point of the season for Appleton, who has added 27 shots on goal and 15 hits in 26 contests. The sixth-round pick from 2015 is likely to remain in the bottom six and shouldn't be counted on for offense.
Appleton scored a shorthanded goal in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Maple Leafs.
Appleton stole the puck from John Tavares in the neutral zone and buried his lone shot of the game on the ensuing breakaway. The goal was Appleton's first shorthanded point in his young career, and also his first tally of 2019-20 in 19 games. He is likely to remain in a fourth-line role, which will keep the 23-year-old from making much of a fantasy impact.
Winnipeg promoted Appleton from AHL Manitoba on Wednesday.
The Jets also placed Andrew Copp (upper body) and Mathieu Perreault (concussion) on injured reserve in corresponding moves, so Appleton could be in for an extended stay with the big club. The 23-year-old American has gone scoreless in nine appearances with Winnipeg this season.
Appleton (foot) was reassigned to AHL Manitoba on Tuesday.
Appleton will be given the opportunity to recover from his foot injury by playing some games with the Moose. If he performs well, the natural center should earn his way back to the NHL. In nine games prior to getting hurt, the Wisconsin native notched nine shots, two PIM and six hits for the Jets.
Appleton has been cleared for a return to game action but won't dress Sunday against the Ducks, Mitchell Clinton of JetsTV reports.
Appleton remains on injured reserve, per the NHL's media site, and must be activated before he can return to game action. The news is nonetheless positive for the winger, and Appleton will now hope to draw into Winnipeg's lineup Tuesday when it takes on the Red Wings.
Appleton (foot) might be ready to play in Sunday's clash with Anaheim, Ken Wiebe of The Athletic reports.
Appleton is far from a lock for the lineup Sunday, but that fact that he has returned to practice without a non-contact sweater, per Mitchell Clinton of JetsTV, is certainly a step in the right direction. Once cleared to play, Appleton figures to start in a bottom-six role. but could challenge Jack Roslovic for a spot on the second line.
Appleton (foot) was designated for injured reserve Monday.
The team still hasn't provided a specific timeline for Appleton's recovery, but given the nature of the injury, he should probably be considered week-to-week at best. The youngster averaged 10:21 of ice time in nine appearances this year but is still looking for his first point of the 2019-20 campaign. Once cleared to play, Appleton may find himself shipped off to the minors in order to rediscover his scoring touch.
Appleton broke his foot before practice Friday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
Appleton was playing football prior to practice when the injury occurred. The 23-year-old will be out for a while -- a specific timeline hasn't been offered yet, but it can be assumed he'll miss multiple weeks given the nature of the injury. Jack Roslovic or Gabriel Bouque will probably enter the lineup in Appleton's fourth-line spot.
Appleton (lower body) missed practice Friday and was later seen with crutches and a walking boot, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Considering that image, it's safe to rule Appleton out of Saturday's Heritage Classic showdown with the Flames. The forward has no points and just nine shots on goal in as many games this year, but he could be in line for an extended absence.
Appleton will be on the Jets' Opening Night roster versus the Rangers on Thursday.
Appleton played in 36 games for Winnipeg last season, in which he tallied three goals, seven helpers and 29 shots while averaging just 8:12 of ice time. The Green Bay, Wisconsin native could find himself headed to the minors once Bryan Little (concussion) is cleared to return, but for now he will stick around the big club.
Appleton was one of six Black Aces promotions from AHL Manitoba on Wednesday, along with forwards Kristian Vesalainen, Marko Dano and Logan Shaw and blueliners Cameron Schilling and Logan Stanley.
Appleton appeared in 36 games for the Jets this season, in which he recorded three goals, seven helpers and 29 shots while averaging 8:12 of ice time. In the minors, the Green Bay, Wisconsin native notched 32 points in 40 games, putting together another strong campaign. The 23-year-old should have a good chance at securing a spot on the 23-man roster coming out of camp in the fall.
Appleton was shipped down to AHL Manitoba on Monday.
Appleton's demotion comes as the team picks up Matt Hendricks at the trade deadline. The 22-year-old Appleton would have spent more time watching from the press box than playing had he remained in Winnipeg, so the move will allow him to continue to develop in the minors.
Appleton notched a helper in Tuesday's 4-3 victory over New York.
Appleton appears to have adjusted to the pace of the NHL game, as he has five points in his last seven games, despite averaging a mere 9:36 of ice time. Once Nikolaj Ehlers (upper body) is cleared to return, the Jets will face a difficult choice of who to send back to the minors and could decide to place Nicolas Petan on waivers rather than demote Appleton or fellow breakout wingers Brendan Lemieux and Jack Roslovic.
Appleton picked up two assists in Saturday's 9-3 win over the Ducks.
It's Appleton's first multi-point game in the NHL. He's a depth player for the Jets, which minimizes any fantasy value.
Appleton picked up an assist in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Stars.
The rookie hasn't had much of a chance to flash his offensive skills while skating on the fourth line, but Appleton has still managed a goal and three points in his last seven games. The 23-year-old posted strong numbers in college and the AHL, but he'll need a more prominent role if he's going to do the same for Winnipeg.
Appleton tallied his first NHL goal in Thursday's clash with San Jose.
It took Appleton 11 games to find the back of the net, which is a bit of a surprise considering his 0.88 points-per-game pace in the minors. The Green Bay, Wisconsin native is averaging just 7:26 of ice time, which no doubt factored into his delayed first goal. Once Andrew Copp (undisclosed) and Adam Lowry (upper body) are both healthy, Appleton could find himself rerouted to the AHL.
Appleton will make his NHL debut Saturday evening against the Devils, Murat Ates of The Athletic reports.
Appleton was a standout for Michigan State University before parlaying his deft offensive skills to AHL Manitoba over parts of the last two seasons. The 22-year-old has recorded 30 goals and 54 assists over 95 games for the AHL's Moose. With Andrew Copp (concussion) returning as well, Nic Petan and Brendan Lemieux reportedly will be the healthy scratches at forward for the Jets in the next game.
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