The Ducks have acquired Jason Chimera from the Islanders for Chris Wagner.
Chimera has picked up just two goals and nine assists (11 points) in 58 games with the Islanders this season. The 38-year-old brings a lot of speed but not a lot of offence to the Ducks bottom-6.
Chimera will be in the Islanders opening night lineup.
Chimera has been skating as an extra forward since the end of training camp, but the Islanders will go with an experienced roster vs. the Blue Jackets, meaning Josh Ho-Sang will sit. Chimera is coming off of a shocking 20-goal, 13-assist season while shooting 16.5 percent.
The Islanders signed Jason Chimera to a two-year deal worth $4.5 million ($2.25M AAV).
The Islanders lost a bottom-6 forward in Matt Martin, so they’ve added 37-year-old Chimera to the fold, bringing some experience and speed to their third or fourth line. He is coming off of a strong season in Washington, having collected 20 goals and 20 assists (40 points) in 82 games.
Chimera is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Chimera suffered a lower-body injury in the Capitals loss to the Sharks on Tuesday and was not on the ice for practice on Wednesday. With Chimera potential out on Thursday, expect Alex Ovechkin to return and Stanislav Galiev to remain in the lineup.
The Washington Capitals have re-signed left wing Jason Chimera to a two-year contract extension. Chimera will earn $2.0 million per year from 2014-15 through the 2015-16 season.
Chimera, 34, has recorded 11 points (five goals, six assists) and 10 penalty minutes in 16 games this season. Chimera has registered 107 points (45 goals, 62 assists) and 251 penalty minutes in 265 career games with Washington. The 6’3”, 216-pound forward has played in 726 career regular-season games with Edmonton, Columbus and Washington, recording 279 points (126 goals, 153 assists)
Jason Chimera suffered a lower body injury at practice. He and Nick Backstrom both questionable for tomorrow
Chimera is not fantasy relevant.
#Caps Forward Lines This AM: 25-85-28
Chimera moves onto the second line during today's practice. He has 15 goals and 28 points in 60 games.
Chimera gets bumped down to the third line after playing on the second. He has 14 goals and 22 points through 46 games.
Chimera moves back up to the third line for today's morning skate. He has 14 goals and 21 points through 42 games.
Despite scoring the game winning goal in the Caps recent win, Chimera moves down to the fourth line. The grinding winger has 14 goals in 41 games.
Chimera moves up to the second line where he will add some grit to a scoring line. He has five goals and eight points through his first 14 games.
Jason Chimera - Marcus Johansson - Alexander Semin
Chimera moves up to the second line, replacing Mike Knuble. The speedy winger has four goals and an assist over nine tilts this season, playing primarily on the third line.
The Capitals have signed Jason Chimera to a two-year contract extension, with an annual salary cap hit of $1.75 million. The veteran winger is now under contract with Washington through the 2013-14 season.
Chimera is a very capable winger who can play anywhere between the second and fourth lines. Last season he scored 10 goals and 26 points through 81 games. Expect him to fight for his playing time over the year.
Chimera was back on the ice Monday, though he won't play against the Blue Jackets Monday night. He said he just “tweaked” something a little bit - “nothing major.”
Chimera likely won't miss much time due to his tweak. Last season, the winger scored 10 goals and 26 points through 81 games with the Caps. He will need to battle for his playing time with the team adding Troy Brouwer and Joel Ward to their wings.
Jason Chimera missed practice again Sunday, though Boudreau deemed that precautionary as well. Chimera hasn't been on the ice since leaving Friday while feeling “a little off,” in Boudreau's words.
Chimera will face heavy competition and could get demoted all the way down to the fourth line. Last season he scored 10 goals and 26 points in 81 games. Don't draft unless you litterally need a roster plug.
Jason Chimera, who was originally scheduled to suit up in Chicago, left the ice this morning becuase he “felt a little off,” according to Coach Bruce Boudreau.
Chimera probably won't miss any actual playing time. The left wing scored 10 goals and 26 assists last season for the Caps but somehow managed a minus-10 rating. No need to draft him unless you're league features deep rosters.