News:Peter Harrold scored the Devils' only goal in a 2-1 loss to the Canadiens on Saturday night. It's his first point in seven games with the Devils this season and just his ninth in 182 career games.
Analysis: There was a time when Peter Harrold was in Los Angeles that he looked like he might develop into a two-way defender. But that was five seasons ago and he hasn't been able to establish himself as a full-time NHLer since then.
News:Peter Harrold will not play Sunday against the Islanders, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis:Peter Harrold made his season debut Saturday and logged a little over 11 minutes against the Penguins, but he'll be a healthy scratch Sunday.
News:Peter Harrold has seen time with the Devils' second power-play unit during practice this week, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis:Peter Harrold played solidly during the team's run to the Stanley Cup Final last spring and recorded six points in 28 games with the Devils. The odds are that Ilya Kovalchuk will be on the ice for almost the entire two minutes when the Devils are on the power play, so Harrold's value is affected by that and the likely presence of Andy Greene on the second unit as well. If Harrold sees more ice time, he's worth a look in extremely deep leagues.
News:Peter Harrold agreed to a contract extension with the Devils on Friday, the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Contract details have not yet been released. Peter Harrold tallied six points in 28 games with the Devils last season.
News:Peter Harrold was a healthy scratch for Wednesday's Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals, ceding his spot in the lineup to Henrik Tallinder.
Analysis:Peter Harrold had been playing solidly for New Jersey since entering the lineup in the Eastern Conference finals, but, like most of the New Jersey players, he had no points through the first three games of the finals.
News:Peter Harrold will play in Monday's Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the third-consecutive game in which he's been in the lineup, the Newark Star-Ledger's Rich Chere reports.
Analysis:Peter Harrold was inserted into the lineup for Wednesday's Game 2 and likely will remain in the lineup. He gives the Devils a strong-skating defenseman that can make outlet passes, but likely won't contribute much offensively. He does see time with the team's second power-play unit.
News:Peter Harrold posted an assist while playing forward in New Jersey's 4-1 Game 2 win over Philadelphia in their Eastern Conference semifinal. He also saw minutes with the team's top power-play unit.
Analysis:Peter Harrold was moved up to right wing in the wake of Ilya Kovalchuk's back injury and subsequent scratch for Game 2. Of all the Devils' defensemen, Harrold may be the best suited to see minutes at forward, but odds are he won't make too make of an impact offensively, despite seeing power play minutes.
News:Peter Harrold will play right wing in Tuesday's Game 2 against the Flyers, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis: With Ilya Kovalchuk (lower body) set to miss Tuesday's contest, Peter Harrold will play right wing while Adam Larsson makes his NHL playoff debut on the defensive side.
News:Peter Harrold has one assist in four playoff games, not playing more than 15:03 in any game.
Analysis:Peter Harrold has taken the place of rookie Adam Larsson in the team's lineup and has been seeing a steady amount of power-play time the last four games. Harrold won't chip in too many points, but he has given the Devils another option for the point on the man advantage.
News: The Devils have recalled Peter Harrold from AHL Albany, the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: In five NHL games this season, Peter Harrold has failed to record a point and has a minus-1 rating. He brings little to the table from a fantasy perspective.
News:Peter Harrold was assigned to the AHL on Saturday, Bergen Record writer Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis:Peter Harrold hasn't posted a point in five NHL appearances this year, and he looks like a career two-way player at this point.
News:Peter Harrold played 19:53 in Sunday's win over Montreal after being called up from Albany (AHL) on Saturday.
Analysis:Peter Harrold finished the contest with no points and an even rating, but was busy blocking shots, as he was credited with five. Harrold likely won't chip in too much offensively, like most New Jersey defenders, but the Devils would rather him shut down the opposition than attempt to score much.
News:Peter Harrold was called up from Albany (AHL) for Sunday's game against Montreal, according to the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti.
Analysis:Peter Harrold has played two games for the Devils this season, posting a minus-2 rating and no points. He's a defensive defender with 17 points in 47 AHL games this season. There's no guarantee that Harrold will get into Sunday's game against Montreal, but the Devils need another body on the blue line with Adam Larsson (back) recently going on injured reserve.
News:Peter Harrold has been returned to AHL Albany, Bergen Record writer Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis:Peter Harrold, who was called up on Saturday, figures to be back in time, when the Devils are looking to add some blue line depth. He has not recorded a point in two NHL games to date this season.
News:Peter Harrold played 8:01 in his season debut for the Devils, logging minutes at forward.
Analysis:Peter Harrold had 11 points in 41 AHL games this season and saw time as the team's fourth-line winger. His offensive impact will be minimal during his tenure with the team.
News: The Devils have recalled Peter Harrold from Albany (AHL), the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis:Peter Harrold is merely a defensive player with no fantasy value. He had a goal and 11 assists in 41 AHL games, stat totals that would put him near the team's lead for defensemen scoring on the Devils, though that won't translate to a meaningful offensive role with the big club.
News:Peter Harrold was optioned to the AHL Monday after going through training camp with the Devils, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.
Analysis:Peter Harrold was signed by the team in the summer, and the Devils just didn't find a niche for him during training camp, thanks to the team's many options for third-pairing blue liners.
News: The Devils signed Harrold to a two-way contract Friday, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis: Harrold played 19 games for Los Angeles last season with a goal and three assists and gives the Devils yet another defender to battle for the team's final few blue line spots. Harrold likely will start the season in the AHL.
News: Harrold could be replaced by rookie defender Jake Muzzin on man-advantage situations during Monday's contest against Ottawa, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Analysis: Kings coach Terry Murray reportedly is considering the swap in order to fix the team's power play, which has only succeeded once in their past 15 tries. Even if Harrold officially gets demoted, the move probably won't be felt in fantasy circles since neither player posseses much value.
News: Harrold played 20:59 and fired a shot on goal while finishing even in his season debut against Phoenix on Thursday night.
Analysis: He saw time with Willie Mitchell and Davis Drewiske, which could continue while Drew Doughty is sidelined by an upper body injury. Harrold has been a fringe lineup contributor in Hollywood for the better part of five seasons now with just 22 points (7 G, 15 A) in 146 NHL games thus far.
News:The Sports Xchange reports D Peter Harrold is sticking in the Kings' lineup. A natural defenseman who had played forward almost exclusively this season, Harrold moved back to defense and played his fifth consecutive game on the blue line Saturday against Detroit. "I do like what Peter has brought," coach Terry Murray said. "He has been very competitive and played well, with composure." Harrold got rewarded for it, as he scored the game-tying goal in the third period.
Analysis: Even with the goal, Harrold has two points in 29 games. It's great that he is finally getting steady minutes, but Harrold still has a long way to go to becoming a viable Fantasy option.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Kings D Peter Harrold returned to the lineup on Thursday against the Ducks, as a defenseman. That's an important distinction, because Harrold had appeared in 24 games this season, but his first 23 were as a forward. Harrold, referred to by coach Terry Murray as the Kings' "utility player," is a natural defenseman and returned to the blue line Thursday because Murray was dissatisfied with the play of D Alec Martinez, who was a healthy scratch. Harrold played 13 minutes, 12 seconds, recorded one hit and had a plus-1 rating.
Analysis: Harrold really hasn't thrived as a forward, so getting a chance to play his natural position might jump start his game. However, Harrold has a long ways to go to becoming a reliable Fantasy option.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Kings D Peter Harrold made his season debut Tuesday against the Sharks in place of D Alec Martinez, who missed the game with an undisclosed lower-body injury. Harrold, who split time between forward and defense in training camp, recorded an assist and finished at plus-1 in 16:01 of ice time.
Analysis: Harrold appeared in 69 games last season and had four goals and eight assists. Harrold really developed his game as a puck-moving defender in the minors after being an undrafted free agent out of Boston College. Unfortunately, he hasn't gotten the chance for steady blue-line minutes in the NHL. Until Harrold becomes a regular contributor, he has low-end Fantasy appeal.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Kings D Peter Harrold will be in a unique situation entering training camp. Harrold, a natural defenseman, spent roughly half of last season playing forward for the Kings. The Kings intend to go into camp with an open mind, in terms of which position Harrold would play. As a forward, he would contend for a fourth-line spot. As a defenseman, he would likely be a sixth or seventh defenseman. Harrold, 26, had four goals and eight assists in 69 games last season.
Analysis: Harrold really developed his game as a puck-moving defender in the minors after being an undrafted free agent out of Boston College. Unfortunately, he hasn't gotten the chance for steady blue-line minutes in the NHL. It doesn't seem that will change unless Harrold has a standout camp. It would definitely help his Fantasy appeal if Harrold becomes a forward with defenseman eligibility. However, Harrold still has low-end Fantasy appeal Draft Day.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Kings D Peter Harrold returned to the lineup Tuesday against the Blues after being a healthy scratch in the previous game. Harrold played 11:40, and recorded one shot on goal.
Analysis: The 25-year-old defenseman played in his 100th career game Tuesday. Too bad he doesn't have a point since Jan. 20. Harrold's minutes fluctuate in L.A., so he is best used as a Fantasy reserve.
News: Kings D Peter Harrold's one-timer to the glove side at 18:02 of the second period spoiled Lightning goalie Mike Smith's shutout bid Monday during a Tampa Bay 3-1 win. It was Harrold's third goal of the season and first in seven games. Harrold has 10 points in 35 games.
Analysis: All three of Harrold's goals have come in the last nine games and he is finally starting to get aggressive on the offensive end for Los Angeles. He has been in the defensive rotation for most of the season, but Harrold is still going through the motions in his first full NHL season. Harrold has low-end Fantasy appeal for the time being.
News: Kings defenseman Peter Harrold tallied an assist and finished at plus-1 in 14 minutes Saturday against the Predators. Harrold now has an assist in two straight games and three of five.
Analysis: Harrold has been a healthy scratch for a few games this season, but has been able to produce five assists in 12 games. However, he is 0-for-17 with shots on goal. Harrold has played both on defense and up front in 2008-09, but until he becomes a frequent scorer, he has low-end Fantasy appeal.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Kings D Peter Harrold took several shifts as a winger Saturday against the Flames as the Kings returned D Tom Preissing to the lineup and dressed seven defensemen. Harrold skated on the Kings' fourth line. Harrold logged 10:40 of ice time and didn't record a point.
Analysis: Harrold has just two assists in six games this season, but he has shown solid offensive skills in the minors and the Kings would like to utilize that on a more nightly basis. Perhaps getting him in as a winger is a way to do that, but for now, Harrold remains more of a wait-and-see Fantasy project.
News: Kings D Peter Harrold made his season debut Tuesday against the Ducks. He had an assist in 17:55 of ice time and finished at minus-1. He was also hit with a minor hooking penalty.
Analysis: Harrold got onto the ice because Jack Johnson is now out 2-3 months with a shoulder injury. Harrold was a big-time offensive contributor for the Manchester Monarchs (AHL) last season and the Kings are hoping that can translate into NHL success. Only time will tell, so view Harrold as a low-end Fantasy reserve.
News: The Kings signed restricted free agent D Peter Harrold to a three-year contract Monday. Terms of the deal were not announced.
Analysis: Harrold, 25, played in 25 games for the Kings last season, recording five points (two goals). Harrold also played in 49 regular season games for the Manchester Monarchs (AHL), recording 43 points (seven goals). There is a chance for Harrold to get serious playing time in 2008-09 since Los Angeles doesn't have a plethora of experienced talent along the blue line. Harrold is nothing more than a low-end Fantasy flier for the deepest of formats.
News: Defenseman Peter Harrold opened the scoring for the Kings with his first NHL goal on Saturday. But Los Angeles could not build well enough on that and ended up losing 6-5 to Chicago in overtime. Harrold was recalled from the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL to take the roster spot of Jaroslav Modry, who was traded to the Flyers on Tuesday.
Analysis: The 24-year-old Harrold has played in 49 games with the Monarchs this season and has recorded seven goals and 36 assists. The Ohio native has played in 13 career NHL games -all with the Kings - and has two assists. He was originally signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 12, 2006. Harrold has minimal Fantasy value at this time.
News: The Los Angeles Kings have recalled D Peter Harrold from the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL to take the roster spot of Jaroslav Modry, who was traded to the Flyers on Tuesday.
Analysis: The 24-year-old Harrold has played in 49 games with the Monarchs this season and has recorded seven goals and 36 assists. The Ohio native has played in 12 career NHL games - all with the Kings - and has two assists. He was originally signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 12, 2006. Harrold has minimal Fantasy value at this time.
News: The Los Angeles Kings have assigned D Peter Harrold to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League on Wednesday. Harrold did not play in Tuesday's game at Edmonton after he was just called up on Monday.
Analysis: The 24-year-old Harrold has played in 39 games with the Monarchs this season and has recorded seven goals and 31 assists. The Ohio native has played in 12 career NHL games -all with the Kings - and has two assists. He was originally signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 12, 2006. Harrold has minimal Fantasy value at this time.
News: The Los Angeles Kings recalled D Peter Harrold and RW Teddy Purcell from their AHL affiliate in Manchester, N.H. on Monday, reports the L.A. Daily News.
Analysis: Purcell leads the Manchester Monarchs with 53 points and was selected as a starter for the Canadian AHL All-Star team, while Harrold is first among AHL defensemen with 38 points and was named to the USA AHL All-Star team. The Kings need all the help they can get at the moment, so it appears the team wants to see what some of their young talent in the minors has to offer. If you think either of these two can contribute this season, then grab them in deeper leagues, but we tend to think they are only worth owning in deeper keeper leagues at this point.
News: The Kings recalled D Peter Harrold from Manchester of the AHL and put him in the lineup on Tuesday at Chicago.
Analysis: Harrold is only worth a look as a reserve in the deepest of Fantasy formats at this point.
News: The Los Angeles Kings assigned Peter Harrold to Manchester of the AHL on Thursday.
Analysis: Harrold made his NHL debut and had one assist against San Jose on Nov. 22. He has two assists and eight penalty minutes in 10 games. He might be back at some point, but he is not a recommended Fantasy option.