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February 13, 2018 01:04 AM
James Wisniewski: Seeking NHL return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wisniewski will try and sign an NHL contract after the Olympics, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

Even though Wisniewski was given a PTO with Tampa Bay and a chance with AHL Chicago following the ACL injury he suffered in 2015-16, he isn't calling it quits for North America's top league just yet. He's been playing in Germany with the EC Kassel Huskies in 2017-18, notching 44 points (nine goals, 35 assists) in 35 games, and will try and use the Olympics to showcase his skills to NHL suitors. Head coach Tony Granato did praise his shot following Team USA's practice, and if a team needs a right-handed defenseman for its second power-play unit, the 33-year-old could receive an offer.

October 12, 2017 10:29 PM
James Wisniewski: Inks deal with German club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wisniewski signed a contract with the EC Kassel Huskies in Germany on Wednesday, TSN reports.

Once a fantasy relevant power-play quarterback, Wisniewski sustained a devastating ACL injury Opening Night of the 2015-16 season for the Hurricanes, and hasn't played in an NHL regular-season contest since. He did find his way into 21 games for AHL Chicago to supplement 16 more appearances with the Vladivostok Admiral of the KHL last season, but it looks as though he's content trying out the various leagues overseas.

January 26, 2017 08:35 PM
Blues' James Wisniewski: Signs PTO with AHL Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wisniewski signed a 25-game professional tryout contract with AHL Chicago on Thursday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

Wisniewski gets another crack at an NHL roster, but he will have to impress in the AHL first before getting a call to the big club. The 32-year-old put up four points and 39 penalty minutes this season for the KHL's Vladivostok Admiral, so he'll likely be looking to make his mark as an enforcer if he can get a chance with St. Louis.

October 27, 2016 06:03 PM
James Wisniewski: Headed to KHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wisniewski has signed a contract with the KHL's Vladivostok Admirals that includes an NHL out clause, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

Wisniewski has yet to play a 70-game season in the NHL and, despite the out clause in his deal, that's not likely to change with this move to Russia. He's completely off the radar for fantasy purposes.

October 2, 2016 03:14 PM
Lightning's James Wisniewski: Released by Lightning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wisniewski was released by the Lightning on Sunday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Wisniewski was with the Lightning on a professional tryout agreement and despite optimism about potentially making the final roster, it appears Wisniewski will have to look elsewhere for work. The 32-year-old defenseman missed a full year after undergoing ACL surgery, so he could still be shaking off some rust and may find another team willing to give him a shot.

October 2, 2016 02:52 AM
Lightning's James Wisniewski: Shaking off rust
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wisniewski has shown his vision and passing ability at Bolts' camp, but he's still shaking off the rust after missing a full year after ACL surgery. "His reads sometimes are just ... it's based on rust and indecision on how we like to play," said associate coach Rick Bowness. "But for the most part, his positional play is good. He's where he's supposed to be. You've got to keep in the back of your mind he's missed a lot of time (and) he's coming off a very serious injury. You just have to be a little bit patient there."

Wiz played 19:49 Saturday against the Preds and picked up an assist. He'll be a bottom pair guy if he makes the final roster for the Bolts.

September 17, 2016 11:36 PM
Lightning's James Wisniewski: Good fit on power play if he can make team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wisniewski, who played just one game last season due to an ACL injury, says "this is probably the most excited I've ever been coming into a training camp" even though he's entering the season on a tryout agreement, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

"(General Manager Steve Yzerman) told me they really wanted a right-shot power play defenseman," Wisniewski said. "I've been in that role the last six years or so. So what better team to come to than a team that loves being here?" Wiz is a low-risk, high-reward fantasy pick this season, as he could slot into a specialty role on the power play for the Bolts. The team ranked 28th in 2015-16 with just a 15.8 percent success rate. And new Bolts assistant coach Todd Richards understands the value Wisniewski can bring -- the defender played for him in Columbus. Five D spots are all but locked up, leaving Wiz to fight with two or three other guys for the remaining opening. But coach Jon Cooper likes to roll seven guys on the back end and Wiz might just be able to resurrect his career with a potential Stanley Cup fave.

August 10, 2016 06:28 PM
Lightning's James Wisniewski: Will attend Lightning's camp on PTO
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wisniewski will attend Tampa Bay's training camp on a professional tryout agreement, James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail reports.

Wisniewski logged just 47 seconds of ice time in 2015-16, as he suffered a season-ending ACL tear in the first period of Carolina's season opener on Oct. 8. The 32-year-old Michigan native's health remains a huge question mark, which is likely why he hasn't garnered more interest from defenseman-needy clubs this offseason. Wisniewski will hope to secure a bottom-pairing role with the Lightning in September's training camp.

August 4, 2016 04:56 PM
James Wisniewski: Ready for 2016-17 season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wisniewski (knee) wrote on Twitter that he is back to 100 percent ahead of the upcoming NHL season.

Wisniewski is still looking for a place to call home after being bought out of his contract by the Hurricanes in June. The 32-year-old played in just one contest last year after undergoing surgery on his knee. If he can return to the form that saw him notch at least 30 points in four of his last seven seasons, which is far from guaranteed, the blueliner could be a discounted value play -- assuming a team is willing to take a risk on him.

June 30, 2016 05:34 PM
James Wisniewski: Bought out of contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wisniewski (knee) will be a free agent after his contract was bought out by the Hurricanes on Thursday.

Wisniewski was injured less than a minute into the opening game of the season and sat out the entire year rehabbing from surgery. Given his age, it is not surprising that the 32-year-old has been released and it seems unlikely he will be re-signed by Carolina. Since his recovery time remains vague, the blueliner's chances of landing with a new team seem equally uncertain.

February 23, 2016 04:23 PM
Hurricanes' James Wisniewski: Spotted ahead of morning skate Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wisniewski (knee) was on the ice prior to morning skate Tuesday, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

The Hurricanes have been relatively mum on Wisniewski since the defenseman sustained a torn ACL in the first game of the season. We'll take the lack of substantial information as a sign that he still has several hurdles to overcome in his rehab before he'd be able to return. Only 22 games remain on the regular-season schedule for the Hurricanes, who still have work to do in order to secure a spot in the playoffs.

January 29, 2016 05:17 PM
Hurricanes' James Wisniewski: Still in recovery mode
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wisniewski is still rehabbing from left knee surgery performed early last October, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

Wisniewski has logged just 47 seconds of ice time this campaign as he tore his ACL in the first game of the season. The team hasn't disclosed much information about his recovery progress though it's worth noting that Wisniewski's return timetable of six months falls right around the tail end of the regular season.

October 9, 2015 04:15 PM
Hurricanes' James Wisniewski: Out six months after tearing ACL on Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wisniewski is expected to be sidelined six months after undergoing surgery on his left knee Friday to repair the torn ACL he suffered in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Predators, NHL.com's Michael Smith reports.

Wisniewski suffered the injury after just 47 seconds of ice time in Thursday's tilt. Injuries have been a consistent issue for the 31-year-old throughout much of his NHL career. He was forced to miss 26 games due to injury last season alone, and is now slated to miss the entirety of the 2015-16 regular season with his latest injury. The Hurricanes will need to make the playoffs for Wisniewski to have any shot at suiting up for an NHL contest this season.

October 8, 2015 08:39 PM
Carolina Hurricanes' James Wisniewski Done with lower-body injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wisniewski left the game in the first period with a lower-body injury and will not return.

Wisniewski suffered the injury on just his second shift of the night, playing just 47 seconds before going down. He had to be helped off the ice, which is never a good sign, but the team should provide a follow-up on his status at some point in the near future.

October 5, 2015 06:30 PM
Rejoins lineup following groin injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wisniewski (groin) played in the Hurricanes' final preseason game Friday, skating 17:30 and registering a goal and an assist in a 2-1 win over the Penguins.Earlier in the week, the 31-year-old Wisniewski was forced to miss Wednesday's game against Washington due to the injury, along with Monday's practice. However, after rejoining the ranks for Friday's friendly against the Pens, he looks good to go for Thursday's season opener against the Predators. Keep in mind, however, that the injury-prone Wisniewski has never played a full 82-game schedule in his 10-year career, so don't be surprised if he winds up back in the trainers' room at some point. He's a solid fantasy play when healthy, but given his track record, he should be considered a high-risk fantasy option. Draft with caution.

September 28, 2015 11:10 PM
Misses practice with groin injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wisniewski missed Monday's practice with a groin injury, The News & Observer reports.So far, there has been no mention of the severity of the injury, so hopefully it's something relatively minor that clears up before the start of the regular season. If healthy, Wisniewski projects as a top-four defenseman for the Canes this season - someone who can log heavy minutes and help quarterback the power play alongside Justin Faulk. Keep an eye on his status prior to the Canes' season opener Oct. 8 against the Predators.

July 10, 2015 09:58 AM
The Hurricanes traded Wisniewski to Anaheim in exchange for Anton Khudobin on Saturday, TSN's Jason Gregor reports.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Hurricanes traded Wisniewski to Anaheim in exchange for Anton Khudobin on Saturday, TSN's Jason Gregor reports.

June 1, 2015 02:47 PM
Wisniewski will not take the ice Saturday against Winnipeg, the Orange County Register reports.Wisniewski was a healthy scratch in game one and will remain out for the second game of the Ducks' series against the Jets. Clayton Stoner and Sami Vatanen are expected to comprise Anaheim's third defensive pairing.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wisniewski will not take the ice Saturday against Winnipeg, the Orange County Register reports.Wisniewski was a healthy scratch in game one and will remain out for the second game of the Ducks' series against the Jets. Clayton Stoner and Sami Vatanen are expected to comprise Anaheim's third defensive pairing.

June 1, 2015 02:49 PM
Wisniewksi will be a healthy scratch for Game 1 of the Ducks' first-round playoff series Thursday against the Jets, the Los Angeles Times reports.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wisniewksi will be a healthy scratch for Game 1 of the Ducks' first-round playoff series Thursday against the Jets, the Los Angeles Times reports.

June 1, 2015 03:13 PM
Wisniewski notched an assist in Sunday's win over the Devils, giving him three straight games with a helper.Wisniewski had a healthy scratch sprinkled into the streak, but he's nonetheless beginning to make an impact offensively for the Ducks. However, he remains without a goal in his 10 games with the team.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wisniewski notched an assist in Sunday's win over the Devils, giving him three straight games with a helper.Wisniewski had a healthy scratch sprinkled into the streak, but he's nonetheless beginning to make an impact offensively for the Ducks. However, he remains without a goal in his 10 games with the team.

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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2005-06Chicago192570000001
2006-07Chicago5028103000001
2007-08Chicago687192612110000
2008-09Anaheim48321249100000
2009-10Anaheim6932730-5200000
2010-11Montreal75104151-14702000
2011-12Columbus4862127-13202001
2012-13Columbus305914-1400000
2013-14Columbus75744510301000
2014-15Anaheim6982634-13702000
2015-16Carolina10000000000
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MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2005-06Chicago258.0301:3540623:5628:59362013
2006-07Chicago553.6949:371237107:5274:13391017
2007-08Chicago828.51156:501478108:3996:291039219
2008-09Anaheim893.4953:03114097:02109:32300015
2009-10Anaheim1462.11679:561833175:36239:57564018
2010-11Montreal1586.31720:371871334:3375:25380018
2011-12Columbus996.11190:171372186:4687:24371016
2012-13Columbus628.1684:5575398:2645:1815105
2013-14Columbus1664.21696:381839273:46149:47611123
2014-15Anaheim1475.41462:081702210:19122:59440022
2015-16Carolina00.00:4720:000:000000
10295.211796:23136331616:551030:03459193166
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SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2008-09Anaheim121230000000
2010-11Montreal6022-3000000
2013-14Columbus6022-7000000
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2008-09Anaheim166.3244:3731321:4027:5410005
2010-11Montreal70.0134:2017220:520:047101
2013-14Columbus120.0148:3217323:1714:5310005
352.9527:2965865:4942:51271011
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/208
Birthdate:
2/21/1984
Age:
35
Hometown:
Canton, MI, USA
Team:
Tampa Bay Lightning
School:

NHL Experience:
11