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