News: The Canucks have opted not to re-sign Victor Oreskovich, the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis: That means Victor Oreskovich will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. The big (6-3, 215) right winger has totaled just four points over the past two seasons with the Canucks. He could catch on as a fourth-line option elsewhere, but regardless of where he lands big point totals are unlikely.
News:Victor Oreskovich was reassigned to AHL Chicago on Wednesday after Vancouver's 6-0 route of Colorado, the team's official site reports.
Analysis:Victor Oreskovich registered seven PIM, no points, and an even plus/minus in Tuesday's blowout of the Avs. The winger has been up and down, but has failed to find a consistent spot on Vancouver's fourth line for now.
News:Victor Oreskovich was called up from the AHL by the Canucks on Monday.
Analysis: The Canucks needed to add some depth as Chris Higgins is out with a foot injury. Victor Oreskovich battled for a roster spot with Vancouver in training camp but lost out on the job and was sent to AHL Chicago.
News: The Canucks have assigned Victor Oreskovich to Chicago of the AHL, the team's official site reports.
Analysis:Victor Oreskovich cleared waivers, allowing Vancouver to assign him to its AHL affiliate. The 25-year-old forward could see a promotion during the season, but it would be in a limited fourth-line role.
News:Victor Oreskovich will be assigned to AHL Chicago if he does not get claimed off waivers, the Canucks' official site reports.
Analysis:Victor Oreskovich lost out on his bid to open the season with the parent club after the Canucks claimed Dale Weise off waivers from the Rangers on Tuesday. Players still looking for an NHL gig this close to the season generally don't carry weight in fantasy hockey. Oreskovich is no exception.
News: The Canucks have waived Victor Oreskovich, the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis:Victor Oreskovich had been in the mix for a spot on Vancouver's fourth line, but evidently the team's claiming Dale Weise off the waiver wire has made the former expendable.
News:Victor Oreskovich won a spot on the Canucks' fourth line, the Vancouver Sun
Analysis:Victor Oreskovich was basically handed the gig after Steve Pinizzotto suffered a separated shoulder last week. While Oreskovich will start the season with the Canucks, he'll have to continually impress to hold on to his role long term.
News:Victor Oreskovich is battling for one of two spots on the Canucks' fourth line this preseason, the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis: After appearing in 16 regular season games and all 19 postseason contest for the Canucks last season, Victor Oreskovich figures to have a leg up on the competition, but he's getting a push from Mike Duco and others. In the end, Oreskovich's two-way contract means he'll likely end up bouncing back and forth between the minors and NHL.
News: The Canucks signed Victor Oreskovich to one-year, two-way contract Thursday, the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis:Victor Oreskovich split time between Vancouver and Manitoba of the AHL last season. He'll serve as a depth forward for the organization once again in 2011-12.
News: The Canucks tendered a qualifying offer to Oreskovich on Monday, the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis: As a restricted free agent, the Canucks will now havethe right to match any offers Oreskovich receives this summer. The 25-year-old blueliner bounced between the minors and the big pond throughout the 2010-2011 season. He'll likely play a depth role on the back end if he stays in Vancouver.
News: The Canucks recalled Oreskovich from Manitoba of the AHL on Monday, the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis: Oreskovich will likely see time on the Canucks' fourth line during the playoffs. He dished out three assists in 16 appearances with the Canucks during the regular season.
News: Oreskovich was assigned to the AHL on Monday, Canucks.NHL.com reports.
Analysis: Oreskovich has just three points in 16 NHL appearances this year, so he remains mostly outside of the fantasy radar.
News: The Canucks recalled Oreskovich on Tuesday, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports.
Analysis: Oreskovich has bounced between Manitoba of the AHL and Vancouver quite a bit the past few weeks. His latest stint with the Canucks is to fill in for Mikael Samuelsson, who will miss Wednesday's game with an undisclosed injury.
News: Oreskovich has been assigned to the AHL, Canucks.NHL.com reports.
Analysis: With just one point in 10 NHL appearances this year, Oreskovich is unlikely to make a fantasy impact if he should be called up again.
News: The Canucks have recalled Oreskovich from AHL Manitoba, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Oreskovich, who has appeared in nine games for the Canucks this season, recording one assist, gives the team some added depth up front, but his upside on offense is limited at this point.
News: The Canucks have sent Oreskovich to AHL Manitoba, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Oreskovich has appeared in nine games for the Canucks this season, recording one assist and four penalty minutes. He figures to be back up at some point when Vancouver needs some RW depth.
News: The Canucks recalled Oreskovich from AHL Manitoba on Monday, The Province reports.
Analysis: Oreskovich will serve as insurance in case Mason Raymond (shoulder) can't play Tuesday at Phoenix. Oreskovich had one assist, two PIMs and a minus-1 rating in eight games during his previous call-up.
News: The Canucks assigned Oreskovich to AHL Manitoba on Monday, James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail reports.
Analysis: He appeared in eight games since being recalled by Vancouver and made a minimal impact -- even though he did play a nice game Saturday -- recording no goals and one assist.
News: Oreskovich has been called up by the Canucks, Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis: He'll likely replace Aaron Volpatti on the fourth line in a checking role, and even then, Oreskovich could be a healthy scratch at times as well.
News: Oreskovich, who is playing for Manitoba of the AHL, will miss at least the next two games with a head injury, the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis: Oreskovich sustained the injury this past weekend when he was elbowed in the head by Grand Rapids defenseman Brendan Smith. He's listed as day-to-day going forward.
News: Oreskovich fell short in his bid to win a third or fourth line role, the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis: Oreskovich was outplayed by the likes of Tanner Glass, Alex Bolduc, Guillaumes Desbiens and Joel Perrault.
News: Oreskovich has a chance to win a third- or fourth-line role with the Canucks in training camp, the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis: The big (6-3, 225) winger has a chance to win one of two open spots thanks to his physical play. He could add a much-needed physical presence to the Canucks' bottom six, but as evidenced with his six points in 50 appearances with the Panthers last season, Oreskovich won't be of much help in fantasy.
News: Panthers RW Victor Oreskovich was back in the lineup on Tuesday against the Senators after missing one game with a lower-body injury. He had no points in 12:22 of ice time and finished at even. He took three shots on net, all coming in the third period.
Analysis: Oreskovich was only recently recalled from the minors. He is mostly a checking-line presence when active in the NHL and has marginal Fantasy appeal.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Panthers RW Victor Oreskovich left Thursday's game against the Bruins with an undisclosed lower body injury and missed Saturday's game against the Rangers.
Analysis: Oreskovich played only three games since his latest recall before getting injured. He is a favorite of coach Peter DeBoer going back to their days in junior hockey, but Oreskovich is more of a checking-line presence when active in the NHL. It's safe to ignore him in Fantasy.
News: The Panthers recalled RW Victor Oreskovich from Rochester (AHL) on Monday. Oreskovich replaced RW Byron Bitz in Florida's lineup against the Predators. He had no points in 13:14 of ice time and spent two minutes in the penalty box. Panthers coach Pete DeBoer said Bitz was out with an elbow injury, which occurred Saturday in Ottawa.
Analysis: Oreskovich is likely on his way back to the AHL as soon as a roster spot is needed. He has two goals, six points and a minus-7 rating in 44 games this season. He is a favorite of DeBoer going back to their days in junior hockey, but Oreskovich is more of a checking-line presence when active in the NHL. It's safe to ignore him in Fantasy.
News:The Sports Xchange reports the Panthers recalled Victor Oreskovich on Tuesday, putting the big winger in the lineup against Carolina for the first time since he was sent back to the minors in January. Oreskovich, a rookie who quit hockey a few years back before returning this summer, once played for DeBoer in the Canadian juniors and was a physical presence when he initially came up. But, Oreskovich lost some of that physicality in the final stages of his initial 40 games with the Panthers and he was sent back to the minors. "He has to play like he did when he first made the team," DeBoer said. "Toward the end, when we sent him back, he got away from that."
Analysis: Oreskovich doesn't think his physical play tailed off, but says the demotion might have worked out in his best interest. "You never want to get sent down, but the demotion back to Rochester might have been good for me," Oreskovich said. "It gave me a chance to play, especially after taking a couple of years off. I just want to do my best to stay up here." Oreskovich is nothing more than roster depth and can be ignored in Fantasy.
News: The Panthers have recalled RW Victor Oreskovich from the AHL.
Analysis: Oreskovich has played in 40 NHL games this season, but has only managed five points and 15 PIM. A second-round pick by the Avs in 2004, Oreskovich is plodding through his first full pro season since 2006-07 and has no Fantasy value at this time.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Florida made two call ups from its AHL affiliate on Saturday, bringing up Victor Oreskovich and Keaton Ellerby from Rochester. Ellerby was brought up as a precaution for Bryan Allen, but Allen played in his first back-to-back game this season as Ellerby watched from the press box.
Analysis: Oreskovich, who had quit hockey a few years back citing burnout, made his NHL debut at age 23. Oreskovich played junior hockey for Pete DeBoer, and after deciding to get back into the game, got a tryout with the Panthers this training camp. He did well enough to garner a contract offer from Rochester where he has played well. In Saturday's game, Oreskovich played 13:42 and was a plus-1. "It's absolutely incredible. I really can't describe the feeling," said Oreskovich. "What an amazing opportunity to say I had a chance to play in an NHL game." Still, Oreskovich is nothing more than organizational depth and can be ignored in Fantasy.
News: The Colorado Avalanche assigned Dan DaSilva, David Jones, Mitch Love, Victor Oreskovich, Andrew Penner, Dale Purinton and Michael Vernace to Lake Erie of the AHL on Wednesday.
Analysis: Purinton has had decent experience at the NHL level, but is only worth a look in deeper leagues which heavily reward penalty minutes. Oreskovich might also see time at the NHL level, but none of these players are worth a look in Fantasy leagues at this point.