Chipchura signed a contract with Slovan Bratislava of Russia's KHL on Monday, TSN reports.
Chipchura was selected 18th overall by Montreal in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, but struggled to live up to the lofty standards expected from such a high draft pick. While serving in a bottom-six role, his 2015-16 campaign with Arizona included four goals, eight assists and a minus-10 rating in 70 games.
Chipchura (personal) is expected to rejoin the team Wednesday.
Chipchura was away from the team while tending to the birth of his daughter. He's expected to be back with the Coyotes Wednesday, although he's unlikely to see much ice time, as he continues to be relied upon as just a deep depth option off the bench.
Chipchura has temporarily left the team to be with his expecting wife.
Even if he were with the team and playing, the veteran doesn't produce enough (12 points in 64 games) to be worth consideration in most fantasy leagues. He shouldn't be away from the team too long, but he's scheduled to skip out on Monday's contest at a minimum.
Chipchura registered a goal and an assist in Monday's win over the Maple Leafs.
Chipchura failed to work his way onto the scoresheet in the first four contests of the season, but he's now tallied four points in his last four. The forward doesn't have much value in most fantasy formats though, as he's skating in a bottom-six role and hasn't topped the 20-point plateau any year in his career.
Chipchura picked up an assist Tuesday in a 3-2 loss to the Flames. He was plus-2 and added three hits and a blocked shot in the contest.
Chipchura assisted on Jordan Szwarz's first-period goal in Thursday's overtime win over the Sabres.As the third-line center for the league's second-worst scoring attack, Chipchura presents very little in the form of fantasy value. The 29-year-old has 13 points and a minus-22 rating over 63 games this season.
Chipchura earned an assist in Monday's loss to the Avalanche.Chipchura has three goals on the season and only two points over his last 15 games. He's already passed through waivers unclaimed, so it's clear he's not a valued commodity around the league. Fantasy owners won't be of mind to scoop him up any time soon either.
Chipchura tallied a goal and assist in Saturday's win over the Blue Jackets.The floodgates were open throughout the night against Sergei Bobrovsky, whose uncharacteristic struggles allowed Chipchura to take advantage. In so doing, the fourth-liner broke a five-game scoring drought, but it's unlikely to portend any sort of breakout. His limited even-strength minutes and absence of a role on the power play will make points an infrequent occurrence.
Chipchura contributed his second goal of the season in Saturday's loss to the Kings.Waived by the Coyotes earlier this month, Chipchura ended up sticking around with the team after going unclaimed and continues to see regular duty on the club's fourth line. It's not a role that will yield much production, so the Coyotes will consider it a bonus any time Chipchura provides offense. Fantasy players need not pay him much attention.
Chipchura was waived by the Coyotes on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.It's not clear what motivated the Coyotes' decision to waive Chipchura, as the team already had an existing roster spot open to accommodate the impending return of David Moss (lower body) from injured reserve. Regardless, Chipchura will now be available to claim by any NHL team, though it wouldn't be surprising if he went untouched. The 28-year-old has three points and has gathered 23 PIM in 16 games this season.
Chipchura scored his first goal of the season Wednesday against Edmonton. He was plus-1 on the night.Chipchura was a healthy scratch for the Coyotes' first two games of the season, so it is nice to see him get in the action right away in his debut. The 28 year-old remains a bottom-six forward in Arizona, which limits his value to fantasy owners.
Chipchura was ejected Friday for boarding San Jose's Logan Couture during the Coyotes' loss.At this time, Chipchura is not expected to receive a suspension for the hit, but it was a reckless play for the veteran. He is ready to assume his usual role as a defensive center and role player for the Coyotes this year.
Chipchura scored his fifth goal of the season during the Coyotes' 3-2 shootout loss to the Oilers on Friday.After a painfully quiet season, Chipchura now has five points in his last seven games and is looking to finish the season in style. The 28-year-old center has just 18 points over 78 games this season and while he's been productive lately, he's definitely not someone on whom to rely this late in the season.
Chipchura scored a goal on his only shot and added an assist in Monday's overtime loss to the Rangers.The goal -- just his third of the year and first since way back on Oct. 29 -- was a fluky one, as it went off the Rangers' Chris Kreider and into the net. But hey, they all count.
Chipchura picked up two assists Thursday in a win over Vancouver. He has three assists over his last three games after going without point since mid-January.Chipchura has collected 12 points on the year playing primarily on the Coyotes fourth line, although he moved up to replace Martin Hanzal Thursday and clicked with Radim Vrbata, setting up both of his goals.
Chipchura (lower body) returned to the Coyotes' lineup Saturday after missing their previous game and notched an assist in a loss to Anaheim.It was only Chipchura's eighth point of the season as he continues to see fourth line minutes.
Chipchura (lower body) is available for Saturday's game against Anaheim, but will be a game time decision according to the Arizona Republic's Sarah McLellan.If you would normally consider having Chipchura active, check back for his status closer to game time.
Chipchura is nursing a lower-body injury and will not play Thursday vs. the Wild, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.The Coyotes are listing Chipchura as day-to-day, so he may only be sidelined for one game with the injury. In any case, Tim Kennedy figures to rejoin the Phoenix lineup in his stead.
Chipchura skated in place of the injured Shane Doan at the Coyotes' practice Tuesday, according to the Coyotes' website.Chipchura would benefit from skating with Mike Ribeiro and David Moss, however, it is worth noting that Doan is listed only as day-to-day with a lower body injury. Stay on top of news ahead of Wednesday's game if you could benefit from a small boost from Chipchura.
Chipchura potted his first goal of the season Thursday in the Coyotes' opening night win over the Rangers.He was plus-1 and registered two shots on net in 9:56 of ice time.Chipchura is starting the year on the third line with Antoine Vermette and David Moss. Despite the goal Thursday, he is not likely to be a fantasy contributor in 2013-14.
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