Defensemen Piskula Signs One-Year, Two-Way Deal With Predators
News:Joe Piskula signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Predators on Monday, NHL.com reports.
Analysis:Joe Piskula would earn $135,000 at the AHL level and $550,000 at the NHL level under the terms of the deal. The defenseman registered 14 points in 69 games last year with the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals and Abbotsford Heat.
News: The Flames have traded Joe Piskula to the Predators for Brian McGrattan, the team's official site reports.
Analysis:Joe Piskula, who is scoreless in 10 career NHL games to date, will now serve as a depth blueliner for the Preds' organization.
News: The Flames assigned Joe Piskula to AHL Abbotsford on Friday, according to the team's official website.
Analysis:Joe Piskula recently lost his spot on the third line, and now cedes his spot on the roster to Clay Wilson. Piskula will have a chance to be recalled later in the season.
News:Joe Piskula's spot on the Flames' third-line defense corps has been taken over by Brett Carson, the team's official site reports.
Analysis:Joe Piskula may get some spot time as the team's seventh defenseman once in a while, but his time to majorly contribute in Calgary is still likely a season or two away. Piskula had no points and a minus-5 in five games this season.
News:Joe Piskula will make his third start of the season Tuesday, according to the team's offical site.
Analysis:Joe Piskula is taking the place of the injured Mark Giordano, and is a minus-3 in two games so far.
News:Joe Piskula called up by the Flames on Thursday, the Flames' official site reports.
Analysis:Joe Piskula is a defenseman. He was playing for the AHL's Abbotsford Heat. Piskula should be filler for the end of the bench. He's played 18 games with the Heat this season and only amassed nine PIMs.
News: The Kings re-signed defenseman Joe Piskula to a one-year contract Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Analysis: Piskula recorded 12 points (all assists), 40 penalty minutes and a team-leading plus-11 rating in 67 regular season games with the Manchester Monarchs (AHL) in 2008-09. He has not appeared in the NHL since 2006-07 with the Kings. Piskula is merely organizational depth and can be ignored in Fantasy.
News: The Kings re-signed restricted free agent forward Gabe Gauthier to a two-year contract, goaltender Erik Ersberg to a one-year contract, forward Matt Moulson to a one-year contract and defenseman Joe Piskula to a one-year contract Wednesday. Terms of the agreements were not announced.
Analysis: Piskula played in 55 regular season games with Manchester (AHL) last season, recording six points (all assists) and 57 penalty minutes. He has played in five NHL games, all with the Kings, and has zero points and six penalty minutes. There is no need to bother with Piskula in Fantasy.
News: The Los Angeles Kings assigned Marc-Andre Cliche, Trevor Lewis, Matt Moulson, Scott Parse, Joe Piskula and Teddy Purcell to Manchester of the AHL on Wednesday.
Analysis: Moulson is the most impressive of the six players, but none are expected to have much in the way of Fantasy value this season.