Stajan will hang up his skates and end his professional career.
Stajan played just one season in the DEL before opting to call it a career. The 35-year-old racked up 33 points in 52 games for Munich. Before making the move to Germany, the center saw action in 1,003 NHL games over 15 years with Toronto and Calgary, in which he racked up 146 goals, 267 assists and 22 game-winners.
Stajan agreed to terms on a one-year contract with DEL club EHC Munchen on Wednesday.
In 1,003 NHL contests split between the Maple Leafs and Flames, Stajan racked up 146 goals, 267 assists and 526 PIM. The center was limited to just 68 games last year and failed to reach the 15-point mark for the first time in his career. The move overseas likely marks the end of the 2002 second-round pick's time in the NHL.
Stajan notched four goals and a career-low 12 points through 68 games in 2017-18.
At one point, Stajan was a top-six center that racked up over 50 points twice in his career. However, in his eighth full season with the Flames, Stajan has been relegated to a fourth-line role where he played less than 11 minutes per game. Stajan is making $3.125 million per year, and he's set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and will likely take a hefty pay cut on his next contract.
Stajan registered three shots through 8:47 of ice time (4:07 while shorthanded) during Tuesday's 2-0 loss to Dallas.
The veteran has actually begun to show an uptick in offense this month with two goals and four assists through 14 February games. However, Tuesday's usage highlights his lack of upside. Stajan is averaging 1:36 of shorthanded ice time per game, starting 61.2 percent of his five-on-five shifts in the defensive zone and centering the fourth line.
Stajan recorded a minus-2 rating through 10:20 of ice time during Sunday's 3-2 win over the Islanders.
The veteran has provided a modest uptick in offense with two goals and an assist through his past six games, but Sunday's poor outing was more representative of how his season has gone. After all, among all forwards in the league with at least 500 minutes of ice time, Stajan's 0.59 points per hour rank third last. It's safe to continue fading him in all fantasy settings.
Stajan notched one assist in Sunday's 6-1 victory over Vancouver.
The helper put the rest a 29-game scoreless streak for the veteran, who hadn't hit the scoresheet since last season. Despite the lack of points, Stajan has been averaging 11:04 of ice time while logging 31 hits on the year, and since the 33-year-old notched 23 points in 2016-17, perhaps he'll be able to rediscover his offensive game.
Stajan was a healthy scratch for Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Vancouver.
The veteran center has suited up for 12 games this season and is still looking for his first point. At this stage of Stajan's career, he's locked into a depth role and offers very little fantasy value.
Stajan will watch Saturday's game against the Wild from the press box, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
The veteran center isn't injured, but he's certainly experienced his share of struggles in the infancy of the 2017-18 campaign. Specifically, he's been held without a single point and has a minus-3 rating through six games. Perhaps resting and watching the game from a different vantage point will help him get back on track for the next contest.
Stajan finished with a minus-1 rating through 13:49 of ice time during Friday's 6-0 loss to Ottawa. He still hasn't recorded a point this season.
Stajan is a defense-first depth center for the Flames, and he last posted a double-digit goal total in 2013-14. The 33-year-old veteran is off the fantasy radar in the majority of settings, and it's unlikely that changes given his limited offensive upside.
Stajan collected an assist during Wednesday's loss to Boston.
Make it two games in a row that the veteran center has marked the assist column. However, Stajan is locked into a fourth-line role and has notched just five goals and 22 points through 70 games for the season. As such, his fantasy value is extremely limited.
Stajan chipped in an assist in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the visiting Wild.
The veteran snapped a 10-game point drought with the apple, a span in which he only managed seven shots on goal while averaging 11:58 of ice time. Stajan now has 17 points -- the exact same total he put up in each of the previous two seasons -- so additional production from here on out should be gravy for anyone in deeper leagues that opted to roll with him this year.
Stajan's fourth goal of the season held up as the game-winner Saturday against Vancouver.
Stajan now has 16 points on the season, making him a decent bottom-six scorer for the Flames. While the veteran can catch fire at times, his lack of power-play time and previous career high of just 16 goals only make him worth owning in very deep leagues.
Stajan has three goals and 12 assists in 41 games this year.
Fifteen points over half a season is nothing to get excited about, but it's important to note that Stajan had just 17 over 80 games last year. That's a marked improvement for the 32-year-old, who's averaging his most ice time (13:11) in three years and sits second on the team with a plus-7 rating.
Stajan contributed a goal and two assists in Sunday's blowout win over the Ducks.
It was the third goal of the season for Stajan, who brought the offense in an 8-3 win. The 32-year-old is up to 10 points in 28 games on a surging Flames squad that has won three straight. Stajan has a history of being inconsistent and plays on the third line, so given the fact he doesn't see power-play time, he's only valuable in some deeper leagues.
Stajan has gone eight games without a point and has just four assists on the season.
The lack of production shouldn't come as much of a surprise from the 32-year-old, as he found his way onto the scoresheet just 17 times in 80 games last year. At this point, those holding out for a return to his 55-point Maple Leaf days from 2009 would be best served forgetting about such things, as Stajan isn't likely to make many fantasy waves anytime soon given his downward career trajectory.
Stajan dished out an assist in Tuesday's overtime victory over the visiting Sabre
Not much of a fantasy factor these days, the 32-year-old now has a pair of points in four games to start the season. Stajan managed just 17 points across 80 contests in 2015-16 while averaging 12:42 of ice time and hardly shoots the puck (52 SOG last year), so anyone still clinging to hope for a return to his 57-point form from 2009-10 would be wise to move on.
Stajan recorded three assists -- one shorthanded -- and a plus-4 rating in Thursday's 7-3 victory over the Canucks.
Surely one was not expecting Stajan to erupt for his first multi-point outing of the season, especially in the second-to-last game of the year. Well, that happened, and it was also (easily) the 32-year-olds best rating to date. With this explosion, the veteran has equaled his last campaign at 17 points.
Stajan (face) returned to game action Saturday, but recorded just one shot on goal and saw just 8:10 of ice time against the Blackhawks.
Stajan remains off the fantasy radar in the majority of leagues, notching just 14 points in 73 contests this season. He appears to be good to go moving forward, so injury shouldn't be a concern for those looking to add him to daily lineups or in the deepest of season-long leagues.
Stajan left Thursday's game against the Wild after taking an elbow to the face, Kristen Odland of Postmedia reports.
No update was offered on Stajan following the contest, but his situation should be revealed in the next couple days. The 32-year-old doesn't provide much production, so an absence beyond Thursday still shouldn't have much impact on fantasy leagues.
Stajan netted a shorthanded goal in Monday's loss to the Maple Leafs.
On a night the Flames lost by three goals, Stajan actually had a fairly productive night with a plus-1 rating, a pair of hits, and winning eight of 15 faceoffs. The 32-year-old has occupied the team's fourth line for much of the season though, so he won't provide much fantasy value on a consistent basis.
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