The Maple Leafs have placed Ben Smith (upper-body) on IR.
Smith will miss his second straight game with an upper-body injury, so they moved him to IR to crease a roster spot to recalled Byron Froese. Smith won’t be back until after the Christmas break.
Smith (lower-body) will not play on Monday.
Smith is day-to-day with a lower-body injury and will not play Monday vs. the Ducks. With Smith out, Josh Leivo will be in the lineup
Source: Ian Shantz 12/19/16, 6:29 am EST
The Maple Leafs have claimed Ben Smith from the Avalanche.
Smith appeared in four games with the Avalanche this season, but returns to the Maple Leafs via waivers—he had six points (2G / 4A) in 16 games with Toronto last year.
The Avalanche signed Ben Smith to a one-year, two-way contract.
Smith, 28, was with the Sharks and Maple Leafs last season, splitting time between both of their AHL and NHL squads. He finished the year with a total of six points (2G / 4A) in 22 NHL games and 16 points (12G / 4A) in 19 AHL contests. Smith will look to crack the Avs’ opening night roster in training camp.
Source: Terry Frei 08/17/16, 4:40 am EST
The Maple Leafs placed Ben Smith on waivers on Wednesday.
The Maple Leafs have recalled Ben Smith from Toronto (AHL).
Smith, 27, was acquired via trade from San Jose on February 27. He has split this season between the Sharks and Barracuda. The Avon, Connecticut native has skated in six games with the Sharks this season. In 14 games with the Barracuda, he has collected 10 points (eight goals, two assists). In 181 NHL games between San Jose and the Chicago Blackhawks, Smith has recorded 25 goals and 19 assists for 44 career points.
The Maple Leafs have acquired Ben Smith, Alex Stalock and a 2018 conditional 4th round pick from the Sharks for James Reimer and Jeremy Morin.
Smith was acquired from the Blackhawks last season, but only appeared in 19 games with the Sharks last season and six this season. He has picked up 10 points (8G / 2A) in 14 games with the Barracuda (AHL) and was likely only a part of the trade for salary purposes.
The Sharks have sent Ben Smith to San Jose (AHL).
Smith cleared waivers on Thursday and has been sent to San Jose (AHL) this afternoon. Smith had no points and averaged just 5:59 TOI in six games with the Sharks this season.
Smith will be back in the Sharks lineup on Sunday.
Smith will play in his first NHL game since October 31st. He was out with an injury, then was with San Jose (AHL) on a conditioning stint and now will replace Joel Ward in the lineup tonight. Prior to getting hurt he had no points and a minus-1 rating in four games.
The Sharks have recalled Ben Smith from San Jose (AHL).
Smith failed to record a point in two games during his conditioning stint. He returns to the Sharks, but is not expected to be in the lineup on Tuesday. Smith has no points and a minus-1 rating in four games with the Sharks.
The Sharks have sent Ben Smith to San Jose (AHL) on a conditioning stint.
Smith (head) is expected to return to the Flames lineup on Wednesday.
Smith has missed the last three games with a head injury, but he is expected to return to the lineup tonight vs. Nashville. Smith has no points while averaging just 6:28 TOI.
Source: Kevin Kurz 10/28/15, 9:55 am EST
Smith (undisclosed) will not play on Monday.
Smith suffered an undisclosed injury in Saturday’s loss to the Islanders. With Smith out, the Sharks have recalled Bryan Lerg, who will make his season debut tonight on the fourth line.
Source: Kevin Kurz 10/19/15, 9:06 am EST
The Sharks have acquired Ben Smith from the Blackhawks for Andrew Desjardins.
Smith, 25, has one more year on his deal with a $1.5M cap-hit. Smith is a physical two-way forward, who is a few years younger than Andrew Desjardins who went the other way. Smith had five goals and four assists in 61 games with Chicago.
Ben Smith will be a healthy scratch on Friday.
Smith has not registered a single point since December 27th, so he will take a seat tonight vs. the Devils. With Smith coming out, Ryan Hartman will make his NHL debut.
Source: Chris Kuc 02/13/15, 7:32 am EST
Blackhawks forward Ben Smith will replace Jimmy Hayes vs. Tampa Bay on Saturday.
Smith will skate on the Hawks third line with Brandon Saad and Andrew Shaw. He had a goal in his only game with Chicago last season and also netted 27 with 20 assists (47 points) in 54 games with the Rockford IceHogs (AHL).
“Ben Smith has suffered a right hip labral tear and a hernia. He will undergo endoscopic surgery next Thursday (March 15) to repair both issues. We anticipate a full recovery in approximately 16 weeks.”
Smith is now lost for the regular season and the playoffs. He scored two goals in 13 games with the Blackhawks this season.
#Blackhawks have assigned Ben Smith and Brandon Pirri to Rockford of the AHL.
Expect Smith to come back up after the break. He has two goals in 13 games, primarily playing on the fourth line.
Smith is playing. 1/3 of forwards tonight are rookies.
Look for Smith to fill in on the third line. The rookie has two goals in nine games with the Blackhawks.
#Blackhawks recall Ben Smith
Smith is on a tear in the AHL with 12 goals and 21 points over 22 games. Look for him to add some depth to the Blackhawks forward corps.