Richardson (thumb) signed a one-year, $1 million contract with Nashville on Monday.
The 35-year-old forward underwent surgery on his thumb after the Coyotes were knocked out of the playoffs, and it's unclear what his rehab timeline will look like. Richardson scored just six goals and 11 points in 59 games with Arizona last season. Expect the veteran to fill a bottom-six role with the Predators next season.
Richardson (thumb) will be allowed to hit the open market, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
While Richardson won't be re-signed prior to the opening of free agency Friday, the Coyotes appear to still have interest in bringing him back into the fold if the price is right. The 34-year-old center has reached the 20-point mark in just one of his previous four seasons, so fantasy players shouldn't be banking on him producing at high levels offensively.
Richardson suffered a thumb injury during the playoffs that will require offseason surgery, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
They Coyotes have yet to release an expected timetable for Richardson's recovery, but at this point there's no reason to believe he won't be ready when next season's training camp opens in mid-November. Richardson will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and at 35 years old, it remains to be seen how much interest he'll draw on the open market. The 2003 fifth-round pick notched 11 points in 59 regular-season contests before adding two goals and an assist in nine playoff games while skating in a fourth-line role for Arizona.
Richardson scored the overtime, and series, winner during Friday's 4-3 victory over the Predators in Game 4 of their Stanley Cup Qualifier.
The 35-year-old grinder scored only six goals and 11 points in 59 games during the regular season and came into Friday with zero points in three games during the series, but Richardson found himself in the right place at the right time a little over five minutes into the extra period, banging home his own rebound to send Arizona into the next round. If Coyotes fans are looking for a good omen, here it is -- the last time Richardson scored a postseason goal came in the first round of the 2012 playoffs for the Kings, and they went on to hoist the Stanley Cup.
Richardson (groin) took part in Monday's Phase 3 training camp practice, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Richardson underwent surgery back in mid-May after playing through the injury for much of the season. It seems the extra time off afforded the center the opportunity to get healthy. The veteran center should be expected to take on a bottom-six role when the club faces off with Nashville on Aug. 2.
Richardson underwent groin and hip surgery two days after the season was paused in mid-March, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
Richardson has evidently been playing through pain in his back and core throughout the season due to issues with his groin and hips, which at least can partly explain the steep drop-off in production he's experienced this season (six goals, 11 points) after racking up 19 goals and 27 points in 66 games a year ago. The 35-year-old pivot believes he'd likely be skating at this point if he had access to Arizona's training facility, and that he could be ready to play within a few weeks from a health standpoint, so if/when the NHL season resumes, he should be ready to rock.
Richardson scored a shorthanded goal on four shots in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Panthers.
Richardson converted on a pass from Vinnie Hinostroza to put the Coyotes up 1-0 at 14:16 of the first period. This was the only puck to get behind Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. Richardson has scored in consecutive outings and now has six tallies and 10 points in 55 games this season. The goal was the first shorthanded point of the year for the penalty-killing forward.
Richardson (lower body) scored a goal on three shots and won 10 of 13 (76.9 percent) faceoffs in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to Chicago.
Richardson got the Coyotes on the board with a rebound goal midway through the second period. It was only his fourth goal of the season, but three of those have come over eight games since the New Year. The 34-year-old scored a career-high 19 goals a year ago but got off to a brutal start in 2019-20 with just one goal in his first 35 games. Richardson appears to be figuring things out since Christmas but still does not offer much fantasy appeal.
Richardson (lower body) took part in warmup and is expected to play Saturday against Chicago, Richard Morin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Richardson returns after missing the last four games with a lower-body injury. With only three goals and three assists in 42 games this season, the 34-year-old's return to Arizona's lineup doesn't change fantasy lineups all that much.
According to coach Rick Tocchet, Richardson (lower body) is close to being cleared for contact, Alexander Kinkopf of the Coyotes' official website reports.
It's safe to assume Richardson won't be available for Wednesday's matchup with the Ducks, but the veteran forward should be ready to rejoin the lineup sooner rather than later. The 34-year-old's impending return will bolster the Coyotes' depth up front, but it won't impact any fantasy lineups, as he's only picked up six points in 42 games this campaign.
Richardson (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.
Richardson won't be available Thursday against Vancouver or Saturday against Edmonton, but he'll be eligible to return following the All-Star break Jan. 29 against the Ducks. Either way, the veteran forward has only picked up six points in 42 games this campaign, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to track his status.
Richardson (lower body) won't play in Thursday's game versus the Canucks, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
Richardson exited Tuesday's win over the Sharks with an injury, and it will keep him out of this divisional clash. The veteran center went pointless with a minus-6 rating over the previous five contests. Michael Chaput was recalled from AHL Tucson and is expected to fill Richardson's fourth-line center role.
Richardson (lower body) will not return to Tuesday's game versus the Sharks, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
It's not clear how Richardson suffered the injury, which occurred in the second period. He skated 8:33 and blocked a shot in the game before his exit. Richardson's absence will affect the Coyotes on the ice more than it will in fantasy. Expect Christian Fischer to enter the lineup if Richardson is forced to miss games.
Richardson potted a goal, dished two hits and went plus-2 in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Flyers.
Richardson opened the scoring at 12:33 of the first period, the first of four straight Coyotes goals in the first 40 minutes. The 34-year-old has goals in back-to-back games now, but he's at only six points in 37 appearances overall. With a bottom-six role, Richardson won't often factor into the offense much, and it's virtually impossible for him match the 27-point output he had in 2018-19.
Richardson scored a goal on two shots and had two PIM in a 4-2 win versus Anaheim on Thursday.
Richardson's second goal of the season, which came just under seven minutes into the third period, stood as the game-winner for the Coyotes. The 34-year-old hadn't scored in his last eight games, although that's a minor skid compared to his season-opening 26-game drought. Richardson scored a career-high 19 goals in 66 games last year, but he has shown no indication of rediscovering that touch in 2019-20.
Richardson scored a goal on two shots and was plus-2 in Thursday's 5-2 win over Chicago.
The 34-year-old finally netted his first goal of the season, deflecting a Jacob Chychrun shot late in the first period to extend Arizona's lead to 3-0. It was Richardson's first goal since the 2018-19 regular-season finale. Never known for his offensive abilities, Richardson did nonetheless score a career-high 19 goals in 66 games last season. That's obviously not happening again this year.
Richardson (upper body) recorded four hits and one shot with a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 4-3 loss to Minnesota.
The 34-year-old was back in the lineup after missing seven games and logged a team-low 15 shifts and 10:55 of ice time. He did tie for the team lead in hits, which is about what you can expect on a nightly basis from the bottom-six role player.
Richardson (upper body) will play in Saturday's game against the Wild, Alexander Kinkopf of the Coyotes' official website reports.
Richardson is expected to return to the bottom six. He posted one point and averaged 13:33 TOI before missing the last seven games, so his fantasy aptitude is negligible.
Richardson (upper body) is listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.
Richardson will miss a sixth consecutive game Tuesday against Calgary and remains without a clear-cut timetable for his return to the lineup. The veteran forward can be considered out indefinitely until the Coyotes provide another update on his status.
Richardson (upper body) is not expected to be in the lineup versus Edmonton on Monday, Alexander Kinkopf of the Coyotes' official website reports.
It will be the fifth straight absence for Richardson who continues to deal with an upper-body issue. With the 'Yotes heading into a back-to-back, it's hard to imagine the center will be ready to play versus Calgary on Tuesday, though no official determination has been announced by the club. In the meantime, Nick Schmaltz figures to continue slotting into a top-six role with Richardson on the shelf.
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