Player Updates

July 3, 2019 08:52 PM
Maxime Talbot: Calls it a career
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talbot announced his retirement and will move into a player development role, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.

Talbot remains a hero in the Steel City for his efforts in securing a Stanley Cup championship in 2009. The 25-year-old played 11 years in the NHL before closing out his career overseas. With the Penguins, Flyers, Avalanche and Bruins, the center racked up 91 goals, 113 assists and 933 hits in 704 outings.

August 24, 2018 04:49 PM
Maxime Talbot: Staying in Russia
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talbot agreed to terms on a contract with Avangard Omsk (KHL) on Friday, Jean-Francois Chaumont of Le Journal de Montreal reports.

Talbot has spent the last two seasons playing in Russia after he was relegated to the AHL in 2015-16. The 34-year-old lifted the Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 2009, but will likely finish out his career abroad. In the NHL, the center logged 704 games in which he tallied 91 goals, 113 assists and 495 PIM.

May 27, 2016 09:00 PM
Bruins' Maxime Talbot: Heading for KHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talbot signed a one-year contract with KHL team HC Lokomotiv on Friday.

Talbot saw his minutes drop off this season and played in a mere 38 games with Boston before being sent down to AHL Providence. A Stanley Cup champion with the Penguins in 2009, the 32-year-old will head to Europe to prolong his professional career. Given his experience, the center could manage a return to the NHL, but fantasy owners will want to look elsewhere for low-end depth.

April 11, 2016 07:05 PM
Bruins' Maxime Talbot: Joins Providence for the AHL stretch run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bruins have assigned Talbot to AHL Providence.

Talbot, who notched two goals and seven points over 38 games with the big club this past season, will give Providence a versatile and experienced presence up front for the team's stretch run/AHL playoff push. Talbot is slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and there's a decent chance that the respected veteran forward won't be re-signed by the Bruins.

April 6, 2016 05:11 PM
Bruins' Maxime Talbot: Back with big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talbot has been recalled by the Bruins on an emergency basis.

Talbot, who has notched two goals and six points over 36 games in previous stints for the B's this season, gives the team a versatile veteran to bolster the team's forward corps, but it's unclear if he'll draw into the team's lineup Thursday against the Red Wings. If so, he'd be destined for third- or fourth-line duty.

February 29, 2016 05:27 PM
Bruins' Maxime Talbot: Headed to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talbot has been assigned to AHL Providence.

Talbot, who has recorded six points in 36 games for the B's to date, is likely to return to Boston before long, though in his fourth-line role with the team, he's off the fantasy radar.

February 28, 2016 02:47 PM
Bruins' Maxime Talbot: Clears waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talbot has cleared waivers, WEEI.com reports.

It remains to be seen when Talbot next suits up for the B's, but with just six points and a minus-10 rating in 36 NHL games this season, the veteran fourth-liner is off the fantasy radar.

February 27, 2016 12:29 PM
Bruins' Maxime Talbot: Let loose
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talbot was waived by the Bruins on Saturday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.

Talbot has 10 years of NHL service time but is best viewed as a depth forward at this juncture. In 36 games with the Bruins this season, the 32-year-old registered just six points and an ugly minus-10 rating. You can safely pass over Talbot in virtually any fantasy league.

December 27, 2015 05:04 PM
Bruins' Maxime Talbot: Back from suspension, in Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talbot has served his two-game suspension and is back in the lineup Sunday against the Senators.

Talbot will center the fourth line in his return to the lineup alongside Zac Rinaldo and Landon Ferraro. However, he's recorded just one goal in 13 games this season and averages just 10:59 of ice time, so don't expect a ton from him.

December 21, 2015 05:58 PM
Bruins' Maxime Talbot: Suspended two games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talbot has been suspended two games for a late hit on Jiri Tlusty, CSN's Joe Haggerty reports.

Barring an appeal, Talbot will miss the next two games against the Blues and the Sabres. He will be eligible to return to action Dec. 27 at Ottawa. It is unclear who will take his place on Boston's fourth forward line in his absence.

December 17, 2015 10:02 AM
Bruins' Maxime Talbot: Scores first goal of season Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talbot scored his first goal of the season in Wednesday's 3-0 win over Pittsburgh.

It's been a rough year for the 31-year-old, who's been limited to just 11 NHL games due to multiple AHL stints and being places on waivers, so it was nice to see him finally get his first point of the campaign -- the game-winner no less -- against his former team. Even though he's got a 19-goal season and oodles of playoff experience -- including a Stanley Cup -- under his belt, Talbot doesn't provide much by way of fantasy value anymore.

December 8, 2015 03:00 PM
Bruins' Maxime Talbot: Recalled from AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talbot has been recalled from AHL Providence, Mark Divver of The Providence Journal reports.

The Bruins are set to travel to Montreal for Wednesday's match with the Habs, and Talbot will be on hand since fellow center Joonas Kemppainen didn't make the trip because of an undisclosed injury. Unfortunately, Talbot hasn't recorded a point in seven games this campaign and isn't advisable in the vast majority of fantasy leagues.

November 30, 2015 12:44 PM
Bruins' Maxime Talbot: Reassigned to AHL Providence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talbot has been reassigned to AHL Providence after clearing waivers on Monday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.

Talbot has been largely ineffective when used this season, going pointless with five shots on goal in seven games. This will be Talbot's third stint in the minors this season, and barring an injury, he may not be recalled for a while. The Bruins' addition of Landon Ferraro has seemed to solidify Boston's fourth line, while Ferraro is also a better penalty killer than Talbot at this point in the former Penguin's career.

November 29, 2015 03:32 PM
Bruins' Maxime Talbot: Placed on waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bruins placed Talbot on waivers Sunday, CSN New England reports.

The move frees up a roster spot for blueliner Kevan Miller, who appears poised to come off IR, with Talbot likely to head back to AHL Providence, assuming he clears waivers.

November 21, 2015 10:37 AM
Bruins' Maxime Talbot: Recalled from minors Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bruins have recalled Talbot from AHL Providence, Mark Divver of The Providence Journal reports.

A number of Boston forwards are ailing, prompting the call-up for Talbot, who is commonly summoned in these types of situations. The 31-year-old recorded one goal and five assists in seven games with the Baby Bruins prior to getting his name called by the parent club Saturday.

November 9, 2015 06:21 PM
Bruins' Maxime Talbot: Assigned to AHL Providence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bruins assigned Talbot to AHL Providence on Monday.

Talbot appeared in three games after being recalled from Providence last week, but the Bruins are apparently interested in going a different direction moving forward. It remains to be seen who will take Talbot's place on the roster, however.

November 4, 2015 11:29 AM
Bruins' Maxime Talbot: Recalled by big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bruins have recalled Talbot from AHL Providence.

The 31-year-old, who recorded four assists in three games for Providence, rejoins the B's forward mix, with Chris Kelly out for the season. While Talbot is off the fantasy radar in his projected fourth-line role, he'll provide the Bruins with experience, depth and versatility up front, in the wake of Kelly's injury.

October 27, 2015 12:43 PM
Bruins' Maxime Talbot: Assigned to AHL Providence on Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bruins assigned Talbot to AHL Providence on Tuesday.

Talbot was a non-factor during his stay with the big club, appearing in two games in which he failed to register a single point or shot on goal. He will likely get another shot with the Bruins at some point this season, but will head to AHL Providence for the time being.

October 13, 2015 10:15 AM
Bruins' Maxime Talbot: Skating on fourth line
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talbot saw 11:45 worth of ice time in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Lightning.

Talbot, who saw four minutes of penalty-killing duty in Monday's game, has not recorded a point in two games this season, with his fantasy upside capped by the fact that he's working on the Bruins' fourth line.

October 8, 2015 01:00 PM
Boston Bruins' Maxime Talbot Projected scratch Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talbot is among the Bruins' projected scratches for Thursday's season opener against the Jets.

With the B's expected to roll out a fourth line comprised of Chris Kelly, Joonas Kemppainen and Zac Rinaldo, it looks like Talbot and Tyler Randell are on track to serve as the team's spare forwards for the team's regular season opener Thursday.