Appleton (shoulder) is healthy and available for the 2020-21 campaign, Mitchell Clinton of JetsTV reports.
Appleton missed the final three games of the Jets' playoffs due to his shoulder problem. The Wisconsin native ended the year stuck in an 11-game pointless streak and chipped in just eight points in 46 appearances this year. The natural center figures to remain in a bottom-six role for the club this season and at best would be a mid-range fantasy option.
Appleton (shoulder) signed a two-year, $1.8 million contract extension with the Jets on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Appleton was dealing with an injured shoulder in early August that held him out of Winnipeg's final three games of the season, but he's expected to be healthy before the 2020-21 campaign. The 24-year-old forward tallied eight points in 46 games last season.
The Jets extended a qualifying offer to Appleton (shoulder) on Sunday.
The 24-year-old was solid in a depth role during the 2019-20 season, when healthy, supplying eight points across 11:10 per contest in 46 games over that span. Appleton will likely elect to stay in Winnipeg for the 2020-21 season before becoming an unrestricted free agent next offseason.
Appleton is dealing with a shoulder problem that was set to sideline him for 2-3 weeks, Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
While Appleton appeared in a career-high 46 games this season, he didn't offer much offensively with just eight points while averaging 11:10 of ice time. The Wisconsin native should see more games next year as a full-time NHL player but he'll need to produce more points if he wants to challenge for a top-six role.
Appleton (undisclosed) is not on the ice for pregame warmups Thursday ahead of Game 4 against Calgary and will not play, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.
Appleton has missed Games 2 and 3 with the issue and hasn't resumed skating in practice, so this absence doesn't come as much of a surprise. The Jets have their work cut out for them Thursday, as they try to stave off elimination without Appleton and star forwards Mark Scheifele (leg) and Patrik Laine (wrist).
Appleton (undisclosed) was not in attendance for Thursday's game-day skate.
Appleton missed the club's previous two games due to his undisclosed injury, which has stretched a Jets squad that has been without Patrik Laine (wrist) and Mark Scheifele (leg). If Appleton remains sidelined Thursday, it will likely mean Jansen Harkins retains his spot in the lineup.
Appleton (undisclosed) will miss Tuesday's Game 3 matchup against the Flames, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.
Tuesday will be the second consecutive missed game for Appleton. With Mark Scheifele (leg) and Patrik Laine (wrist) also set to miss Tuesday's clash, the team will continue to operate with Mathieu Perreault in the lineup.
Appleton (undisclosed) will miss Monday's Game 2 matchup with Calgary, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports.
Appleton logged 10:17 of ice time in a third-line role for the Jets in Game 1 before sustaining an undisclosed injury. With Mark Scheifele (leg) and Patrik Laine (wrist) also unavailable, Andrew Copp is set to join the top line while Mathieu Perreault gets a bumped to the second unit.
Appleton (undisclosed) did not participate in Sunday's practice.
It's unclear if Appleton is injured or if it was simply a maintenance day. His status is questionable for Monday's Game 2 against Calgary.
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.
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