The Islanders have signed Derick Brassard to a one-year contract.
Brassard was a great No.2 centre during his time in New York but has struggled since—averaging 16 goals and 20 assists in the last three seasons. He isn’t suited for a checking role, so signing with the Islanders could provide him a chance to return to a top-6 role.
Brassard (illness) is expected to play in Game 1 in San Jose.
Brassard missed the final three games of the first round with an illness but is expected to replace Gabriel Bourque for Game 1 against the Sharks. Brassard did not record a point in two games in round one and had just four goals in 20 games after being acquired by the Avalanche.
The Avalanche have acquired Derick Brassard from the Panthers for a third-round draft pick.
The Panthers are in Colorado tonight so Brassard will likely walk down the hall and face his former team. The Avalanche are looking for some help offensively and adding Brassard to their middle-6 should help. The 31-year-old centre has had an off-year, scoring just 10 goals with nine assists (19 points) in 50 games with the Penguins and Panthers.
Brassard will be scratched Saturday vs. the Kings.
Brassard is a potential trade chip for the Panthers so they will rest him against the Kings to make sure he doesn’t suffer an injury.
The Panthers have acquired Derick Brassard, Riley Sheahan, a 2019 2nd round pick and two 2019 4th round picks from the Penguins for Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann.
Brassard (lower-body) will be back in the Penguins lineup on Saturday.
Brassard has missed the last nine games with a lower-body injury, but he is set to return on Saturday night. Brassard is expected to centre the Penguins second line with Phil Kessel and Jake Guentzel with Sidney Crosby out with an upper-body injury. Brassard has one goal and four assists (five points) in eight games this season.
Brassard (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Saturday.
Brassard has missed the last nine games with a lower-body injury, buts on the ice on Friday and declared himself a game-time decision. Brassard’s return would be welcomed, as Sidney Crosby is questionable with an upper-body injury. Brassard had five points (1G / 4A) in eight games before getting hurt.
Brassard (lower-body) will not travel for Thursday’s game vs. the Islanders.
Brassard will miss his third straight game with a lower-body injury. The Penguins did not provide much of an update on Brassard, so his status for Saturday’s game vs. the Maple Leafs is also in doubt.
Brassard (lower-body) will not play on Tuesday.
Brassard will miss his second straight game with a lower-body injury. Brassard had been skating on the top line with Sidney Crosby, so with him out again Dominik Simon will get a shot in that spot. Brassard is day-to-day.
Brassard will not play Saturday because of a lower-body injury.
Brassard will return to the Penguins lineup for Game 1.
Brassard (lower-body) will be a game-time decision for Game 1.
Brassard missed the final five games of the regular season but practiced each of the last two days and it looks like he will play in Game 1 vs. the Flyers. Brassard has been a notoriously good playoff performer, picking up 55 points (22G / 33A) in 78 career postseason games with the Rangers and Senators.
Source: @penguins 04/11/18, 8:14 am EST
Brassard (lower-body) was on the ice for Monday’s practice; questionable for Game 1.
Brassard missed the final five games of the regular season, but his availability for Monday’s practice is a good sign that he will be available during the Penguins’ first round matchup with the Flyers. The 30-year-old centre picked up three goals and five assists in 14 games since joining the Penguins and has been a quality playoff performer during his career. Game 1 goes on Wednesday, so keep an eye on Brassard’s status over the next few days.
Brassard (lower-body) will not play Saturday vs. the Canadiens.
Brassard did not take part in the Penguins’ morning skate and will miss his second straight game with a lower-body injury. With Brassard out, Riley Sheahan will continue to skate on the third line.
Source: @penguins 03/31/18, 11:46 am EST
Brassard (lower-body) will not play Thursday; listed as day-to-day.
Source: Josh Yohe 03/29/18, 4:29 pm EST
Brassard will make his Penguins debut on Tuesday.
After being acquired from the Senators on February 23rd, Brassard missed the first two games with the Penguins while resolving his visa issues. Brassard had 18 goals and 20 assists (38 points) in 58 games with Ottawa and should centre a lethal third line behind Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin—he could also play alongside sniper Phil Kessel.
The Penguins have reportedly acquired Brassard in exchange for G Filip Gustavsson, D Ian Cole and a 2018 first-round draft pick.
Brassard (undisclosed) will be back in the Senators lineup on Saturday.
Brassard has missed the last two games but will draw back onto the second lineup tonight in Toronto. Brassard has just one goal in his last 10 games, but the 30-year-old has two goals and one assist in three games vs. Toronto this season.
Brassard (undisclosed) was a full participant in Friday's practice; expects to play on Saturday.
Brassard (undisclosed) will not play on Thursday.
Brassard will miss his second straight game with an undisclosed injury. The Senators have not said a lot about Brassard’s injury, but he was possible for tonight’s game on Wednesday, so that suggests it is minor and that he could be back on Saturday.
Source: @Senators 02/8/18, 11:55 am EST