Jason Demers News
The Coyotes acquired Jason Demers from the Panthers for Jamie McGinn.
After just one season in Florida, Demers is on the move to his third team in three years after being traded to the Coyotes on Sunday. Arizona was in need of a right-shot defenseman and they have found their man in the 29-year-old Demers. The Canadian-born blueliner is coming off of a season in which he collected a career-high nine goals with 19 assists (28 points) in 81 contests for Florida. With Jakob Chychrun to miss a lot of this season, Demers will slide right into a top-4 role, likely alongside Alex Goligoski.
The Panthers have signed Jason Demers to a five-year deal worth $22.5 million ($4.5M AAV).
Demers was acquired mid-season in 2014-15, so 2015-16 was his first full season with the Stars. He missed 20 games, but still picked up 23 points (7G / 16A) in 62 games. He is a solid two-way defenseman who solidifies the Panthers’ second pairing and should look good as the third best defenseman on the team behind Aaron Ekblad and Keith Yandle.
Demers (upper-body) will miss an extended period of time; could miss the rest of the regular season.
Demers left Tuesday’s game after playing just 11:01 TOI and could miss the remainder of the regular season. The Stars are now down to five healthy defensemen on the roster with John Klingberg also day-to-day. Expect them to make a call-up prior to Friday’s game vs. the Blackhawks.
Demers (illness) is expected to return to the Stars lineup on Saturday.
Demers missed Thursday’s game in Chicago with an illness, but is expected to play tonight vs. Washington. Demers has 19 points (7G / 12A) in 48 games this season.
Demers (lower-body) is expected to play on Friday.
Demers missed Tuesday’s game against Ottawa but will be back in the lineup tonight vs. Vancouver. Demers comes in with 10 points (4G / 6A) and a plus-6 rating in 19 games this season.
Demers (lower-body) could play on Tuesday.
Demers was injured in Saturday’s game vs. the Sabres, but is expected to play on Tuesday. Demers has been solid for the Stars this season, posting 10 points (4G / 6A) in 19 games. Monitor his status in the Stars’ morning skate.
The NHL has suspended Jason Demers for two games for elbowing Nick Bonino on Thursday.
Demers (illness) will not play on Tuesday.
Demers was a game-time decision and was a late scratch because of an illness that forced him out of the morning skate. Consider him day-to-day and monitor his status leading up to Thursday’s game in Carolina.
Demers will make his Stars debut on Saturday.
Demers was acquired from the Sharks on Friday and he skated on the Stars’ second pair with Trevor Daley. “He’s a good puck-moving guy, a right-handed shot,” said Daley. “He’s a guy that can jump in to be in your top four and eat up a lot of minutes.” Daley will also man the point with Alex Goligoski on the Stars second power-play unit.
The Stars have traded Brenden Dillon to the Sharks for Jason Demers and a 2016 third round pick.
Demers, 26, has three assists and a minus-6 rating in 20 games with the Sharks. Demers addresses the Stars need for a right-handed D-man. He is just two of seven blueliners on the Stars' squad that is a righty. He is a better puck moving defenseman than Dillon, but obviously is not nearly as big.
Demers (undisclosed) will return to the Sharks lineup Sunday.
Demers missed Saturday's game with what the Sharks called a 'minor health issue'. He will likely replace Matt Irwin and be paired with Scott Hannan.
The Sharks signed Jason Demers to a two-year deal worth $6.8 million.
The deal means that both sides will avoid an arbitration hearing for the 26-year-old blueliner, who was a restricted free agent. Last season, Demers had a career-high 34 points (5G / 29A) in 75 games. Demers was fourth amongst Sharks D-men in power-play time per game and with Dan Boyle new in New York, Demers should move up one spot in the pecking order.
Demers will miss Saturday’s game in Colorado due to illness, according to Todd McLellan.
Demers remained at the team hotel on Saturday afternoon, as the Sharks will try and isolate him from the rest of the group to try and avoid a bug going through the team with just six games remaining. Demers will fly back to San Jose with the Sharks after the Avalanche game. In 69 games, Demers has four goals and 28 assists for 32 points. He is the team’s leading scorer among defensemen. Scott Hannan, who was scratched against the Jets on Thursday, will return to the lineup.