Leopold in; Prosser out.
Leopold will make his Wild debut on Tuesday.
Leopold was acquired from the Blue Jackets yesterday and will make his Wild debut tonight with Marco Scandella out with an undisclosed injury. Leopold has one goal and two assists in 25 games this season.
The Wild have acquired Jordan Leopold from the Blue Jackets for Justin Falk and a 5th round draft pick.
Leopold, 34, who is from Minnesota, rarely played in Columbus. Overall he has one goal and two assists in 25 games with the Blue Jackets and Blues this season. As one of the best stories of the trade deadline, Leopold’s young daughter wrote a letter to the Wild to bring her dad home. Who knows if this had any weight, but Leopold is now a member of the Wild.
Blues trade defenseman Jordan Leopold to Columbus Blue Jackets for a 2016 fifth round pick.
Leopold, 34, has appeared in seven games this season, averaging just 13:04 minutes per night. He saw pretty limited action in St. Louis, yet the Blues’ deep defense probably accounts for some of that drop-off. He averaged as many as 23:20 minutes per game during his peak usage with the Buffalo Sabres in 2010-11 and has 659 NHL regular season games on his resume.
Leopold (ankle/illness) will be back in the Blues' lineup on Thursday.
Leopold has missed the last 18 games. It is believed that he was cleared to return from the ankle injury eight games ago, but an illness has kept him sidelined. Leopold is expected to replace Carlo Colaiacovo on the Blues' blueline. He has six points (1G / 5A) in 24 games.
Leopold (ankle) has been cleared to play, but won't because of an illness.
Leopold missed the last 10 games with an ankle injury, but will miss his 11th consecutive game tonight because of the flu. He will likely return to the lineup on Wednesday vs. Chicago.
Leopold left Saturday's game with a leg injury and did not return.
Leopold only played 2:43 before he limped off to the dressing room. Original reports are that the injury is serious and he could be sidelined for an extended period of time. A more detailed report will be released in the next 24-48 hours.
Leopold will be a healthy scratch with Roman Polak returning to the lineup.
Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock said that Ian Cole has earned the right to stay in the lineup, so he has elected to scratch Leopold instead. Leopold has three assists and a plus-2 rating in four games since returning from a hand injury.
Source: Lou Korac 01/14/14, 8:32 am EST
Leopold will play for the first time since November 7.
Leopold missed nearly two months after having surgery on a damaged ligament in his hand. In 13 games this season, Leopold has two assists.
Source: Lou Korac 01/4/14, 7:48 am EST
Jordan Leopold will be out two months following surgery on his hand.
Leopold suffered the injury over the weekend and missed Saturday's contest. Following an evaluation it was announced he would need surgery to repair a ligament. Ian Cole will fill the void on the St. Louis blueline. Leopold has two assists in 13 games, but will be out until January.
Leopold (hand) will not play tonight; Ian Cole is in.
Leopold is scheduled to go for tests, consider him day-to-day for now. The Blues next play on Tuesday.
Source: Lou Korac 11/9/13, 9:10 am EST
Leopold's deal is $4.5 million over 2 years ($2.25 AAV)
Leopold will be a decent streaming option next year if he ends up with substantial powerplay time.
Jordan Leopold to start off playing with Kevin Shattenkirk but will eventually get a look with Pietrangelo #stlblues
This is good news for Leopold's fantasy value. Shattenkirk is 15th in the NHL in terms of defenseman scoring with 20 points while Pietrangelo is 17th with 19. Leopold should be much more valuable in St. Louis than he was in Buffalo.
BUF trades D Jordan Leopold to STL for a second round draft pick and a conditional fifth round draft pick.
Leopold has two goals, six assists and a minus-6 in 24 games this season. Leopold is a solid defenseman who can contribute on the offensive end. He put up 24 points in 79 games last season. Moving to a better team should increase his fantasy value, however he is still a low-end fantasy option.
Leopold back in lineup tonight.
Leopold has missed the Sabres last nine games but he will be back on the blueline tonight. Buffalo continues to struggle and defence is a big part of their problems, so getting Leopold back should certainly help.
Jordan Leopold will be scratched tonight.
Leopold has 1 G, 3 A and is a -7 in 16 games this season. The Sabres defence has been bad this year and this is simply Lindy Ruff trying to wake his players up.
Source: John Vogl 02/19/13, 7:42 am EST
Leopold paired with McNabb.
Leopold probably draws back into the lineup, replacing Joe Finley on the bottom pairing. He has five goals and nine points over 24 games.
#Sabres Jordan Leopold is also a possibility for the weekend.
Leopold was only expected to miss last weekend but is unable to play last night. The Golden Valley, Minnesota native scored five goals and four assists in 24 games prior to getting hurt. He can return to the lineup at any time.
Source: Bill Hoppe 12/8/11, 9:37 am EST
Jordan Leopold placed on IR according to #Sabres
Leopold was only expected to miss last weekend but is unable to play tonight. The Golden Valley, Minnesota native scored five goals and four assists in 24 games prior to getting hurt. He can return to the lineup at any time.
#Sabres Leopold and Gaustad out Wednesday.
Leopold is close to returning but already ruled out for Wednesday's game. The Golden Valley, Minnesota native scored five goals through 24 games before getting hurt. Expect the team to make a corresponding roster move and for Andrej Sekera to stay on the power play.
Source: Bill Hoppe 12/5/11, 9:59 am EST