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March 31, 2016 07:27 PM
Devils' Tyler Kennedy: Draws in Thursday
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Kennedy (lower body) will rejoin the lineup Thursday against the Panthers, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Kennedy was expected to play Thursday, and that is indeed the case after missing four straight contests because of the issue. While the veteran has tallied 14 points in 46 games this season, it's hardly enough to keep him in consideration for fantasy leagues, so his return will likely go unnoticed for the most part.

March 25, 2016 05:43 PM
Devils' Tyler Kennedy: Out again Friday
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Kennedy (lower body) won't play Friday against the Capitals, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Kennedy has now missed back-to-back games with a lower-body injury he sustained in Sunday's matchup with Columbus, and remains without a definitive timetable for his return to action. Those keeping tabs on Kennedy's availability can expect an update on the 29-year-old winger's status once he's able to resume skating.

March 23, 2016 10:15 PM
Devils' Tyler Kennedy: Won't travel with team
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Kennedy (lower body) will not travel with the team to Pittsburgh on Thursday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Kennedy exited Tuesday's contest with the lower-body issue, and it appears ti will require some added recovery time. Joe Blandisi took his place on the top line during Wednesday's practice session and appears the likely candidate to grab the spot Thursday as well, while Kennedy will now aim to return Friday against the Capitals

March 20, 2016 11:35 PM
Devils' Tyler Kennedy: Exits with lower body injury
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Kennedy left Sunday's game against Columbus with a lower-body injury, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Kennedy left in the second period and was considered questionable to return, but he never made it back into the contest. He's been unusually productive of late, recording five points over his previous three games before Sunday. Kennedy will have four days to recover before the next game, as the Devils don't play again until Thursday.

March 18, 2016 02:21 PM
Devils' Tyler Kennedy: Racks up three helpers in win
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Kennedy was a driving force behind the New Jersey offense Thursday, racking up three assists and a plus-2 rating in a 7-4 win over Minnesota.

He helped out on Devante Smith-Pelly's goal in the game's first minute, which got the Devils started on their best offensive output of the year. Kennedy's uncommonly warm right now, having put together five points over the course of a three-game streak. Don't count on it to continue.

February 17, 2016 12:55 AM
Devils' Tyler Kennedy: Scores first of year
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Kennedy finally scored his first goal of the season Tuesday, opening the scoring in a 6-3 loss to Philadelphia with a power-play tally.

Perhaps not coincidentally, Kennedy also enjoyed a season-high 19:18 of ice time -- solidly three minutes more than he's averaged this year. With a mere seven points to show for 31 games, Kennedy still doesn't merit fantasy consideration in the overwhelming majority of formats, but it's worth monitoring his minutes in the coming days to evaluate whether this game was a fluke.

January 10, 2016 08:16 PM
Devils' Tyler Kennedy: Will play Sunday
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Kennedy (upper body) is active for Sunday's game against the Wild, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Kennedy missed two games due to the upper-body ailment. The winger will skate on the Devils' third line, joining Jim O'Brien and Paul Thompson.

January 8, 2016 07:16 PM
Devils' Tyler Kennedy: Out again Friday
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Kennedy (upper body) was on the ice for warm-ups Friday, but will not play against the Bruins, Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger reports.

Kennedy didn't play in Wednesday's game because of the upper-body issue, and it will hold him out Friday as well. The winger's next chance to play now comes Sunday against the Wild.

January 6, 2016 07:40 PM
Devils' Tyler Kennedy: Last-minute scratch Wednesday
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Kennedy (upper body) is out Tuesday against the Canadiens.

The nature of Kennedy's ailment is unclear, as there was no indication that the 29-year-old winger was in danger of missing Wednesday's contest until he was announced as a last-minute scratch a few moments before puck drop. Expect an update on his status ahead of Friday's matchup with Boston.

December 3, 2015 10:46 PM
Devils' Tyler Kennedy: Picks up first two points with Devils on Thursday
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Kennedy picked up his first two points with New Jersey -- a pair of assists -- in Thursday's 5-1 win against the Hurricanes.

Kennedy also played a season-high 15:39 and finished plus-1 in his fourth game with the Devils since signing a one-year deal last Friday. He was bumped down to the fourth line after starting on the third, but still managed to get plenty of ice time. It's unclear if Kennedy will get this much playing time consistently, but he's worth monitoring.

November 27, 2015 11:44 AM
Devils' Tyler Kennedy: Inks one-year, two-way deal with NJ
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Kennedy has a signed a one-year, two-way contract valued at $600,000 for the NHL level, Rich Chere of The Star-Ledger reports.

Kennedy, who has largely been a part-time player in the NHL, reportedly will bank $200,000 if he ends up in the AHL. The Devils evidently felt like he was worth taking a chance on after bringing him aboard on a professional tryout contract Nov. 18. He has 199 points in 477 career games with the Penguins, Islanders and Sharks.

November 18, 2015 03:03 PM
Devils' Tyler Kennedy: Signs PTO with Devils
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Kennedy signed a professional tryout contract with the Devils on Wednesday.

Kennedy signed a professional tryout contract with the Devils in September, but wasn't able to secure a spot on the team's 23-man roster in training camp. With Tuomo Ruutu (foot) and Patrik Elias (knee) both still on injured reserve, New Jersey could use some additional depth at forward. Kennedy, who tallied 14 points in 38 NHL games last season, will join the Devils in Calgary on Wednesday for practice.

September 30, 2015 12:00 PM
Dealing with personal matter
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Kennedy (personal) will be away from the team for the next couple of days and the team is unsure if he'll be back for Friday's preseason game, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.Kennedy is fighting for a roster spot after signing a PTO earlier in September. It's unknown what the personal matter is, but Kennedy will need to get back on the ice if he wants to make the team. He had 14 points in 38 NHL games last season, split between the Sharks and the Islanders and is a hard-nosed grinder whose value comes not from the points he scores but for his willingness to forecheck and scrap in the corners.

June 1, 2015 03:08 PM
Kennedy is expected to serve as a healthy scratch for the Islanders in Thursday's game against the Blue Jackets, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.Eric Boulton is expected to get back in the lineup in place of Kennedy. Since being acquired by the Islanders at the trade deadline, Kennedy has produced two goals and four points in 10 games.
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Kennedy is expected to serve as a healthy scratch for the Islanders in Thursday's game against the Blue Jackets, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.Eric Boulton is expected to get back in the lineup in place of Kennedy. Since being acquired by the Islanders at the trade deadline, Kennedy has produced two goals and four points in 10 games.

June 1, 2015 03:42 PM
Kennedy tallied a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs.Making his first appearance with his new club after being acquired by the Islanders on last Monday's trade deadline, Kennedy notched his second multi-point effort of the season. The 28-year-old has been limited to just 26 games this year, but his 11 points won't help most fantasy owners.
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Kennedy tallied a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs.Making his first appearance with his new club after being acquired by the Islanders on last Monday's trade deadline, Kennedy notched his second multi-point effort of the season. The 28-year-old has been limited to just 26 games this year, but his 11 points won't help most fantasy owners.

June 1, 2015 03:42 PM
Kennedy (upper body) will debut with the Islanders on Monday against the Maple Leafs, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.Kennedy was acquired from the Sharks Mar. 2 in exchange for a third-round draft pick. His debut with his new team was delayed due to the upper-body injury, but it will finally come Monday against the Maple Leafs. In 25 games with the Sharks this season, the winger has four goals and five assists along with a plus-1 rating.
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Kennedy (upper body) will debut with the Islanders on Monday against the Maple Leafs, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.Kennedy was acquired from the Sharks Mar. 2 in exchange for a third-round draft pick. His debut with his new team was delayed due to the upper-body injury, but it will finally come Monday against the Maple Leafs. In 25 games with the Sharks this season, the winger has four goals and five assists along with a plus-1 rating.

June 1, 2015 03:45 PM
Kennedy (upper body) resumed skating Saturday morning.It doesn't sound like Kennedy will draw back in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Panthers, but Monday's tilt with the Maple Leafs may be a realistic target for his Islanders debut. The trade-deadline acquisition had nine points in 25 games with the Sharks.
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Kennedy (upper body) resumed skating Saturday morning.It doesn't sound like Kennedy will draw back in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Panthers, but Monday's tilt with the Maple Leafs may be a realistic target for his Islanders debut. The trade-deadline acquisition had nine points in 25 games with the Sharks.

June 1, 2015 03:47 PM
Kennedy (upper body) has joined the team on their current road trip, according to Newsday.Kennedy had been sent back to new your to get examined but apparently all signs point to the injury not being serious. There still is no word on whether or not he will play Saturday but a return to the team should signify that he will make his Islanders debut sooner rather than later.
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Kennedy (upper body) has joined the team on their current road trip, according to Newsday.Kennedy had been sent back to new your to get examined but apparently all signs point to the injury not being serious. There still is no word on whether or not he will play Saturday but a return to the team should signify that he will make his Islanders debut sooner rather than later.

June 1, 2015 03:50 PM
Kennedy (upper body) was sent back to New York Wednesday to visit with team doctors.Kennedy was a late scratch for Tuesday's game after suffering an upper-body injury. It's possible he could re-join the team on short notice, but at this point it would appear his status for Thursday's game in Nashville is iffy. The exact nature and extent of the injury is still unclear, but there may be more news available after he meets with the team doctors.
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Kennedy (upper body) was sent back to New York Wednesday to visit with team doctors.Kennedy was a late scratch for Tuesday's game after suffering an upper-body injury. It's possible he could re-join the team on short notice, but at this point it would appear his status for Thursday's game in Nashville is iffy. The exact nature and extent of the injury is still unclear, but there may be more news available after he meets with the team doctors.

June 1, 2015 03:51 PM
Kennedy was a late scratch for the game Tuesday with an upper-body injury, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.There is no word yet on when Kennedy suffered the injury, as he was believed to be fully healthy when the Islanders acquired him from the Sharks prior to Monday's trade deadline. Obviously, this isn't an ideal start for Kennedy's stint with the Islanders, but the team appears to be considering him day-to-day at this time. Kael Mouillierat will remain in the lineup with Kennedy unavailable.
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Kennedy was a late scratch for the game Tuesday with an upper-body injury, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.There is no word yet on when Kennedy suffered the injury, as he was believed to be fully healthy when the Islanders acquired him from the Sharks prior to Monday's trade deadline. Obviously, this isn't an ideal start for Kennedy's stint with the Islanders, but the team appears to be considering him day-to-day at this time. Kael Mouillierat will remain in the lineup with Kennedy unavailable.