News:Mike Santorelli skated 14:14 in his Jets debut Thursday, firing three shots on goal and winning two of three face-offs in a 3-1 loss to Montreal.
Analysis:Mike Santorelli got some good minutes in his first game with Winnipeg, but will probably settle into more of a third-line role in time.
News: The Jets have claimed Mike Santorelli off waivers from the Panthers, cbc.ca reports.
Analysis:Mike Santorelli has just three points in 24 games to date, but perhaps a change of scenery will help revive his production. He notched 20 goals for the Panthers in 2010-11, but has just 11 in 84 games since then.
News:Mike Santorelli scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Islanders. The points give him three (two goals, one assist) in 16 games this season.
Analysis: There's not much value there right now, but Mike Santorelli isn't without a touch of scoring flare. He potted 20 goals and finished with 41 points in 82 games in 2010-11, so anything is possible. Just don't leap to pick him up just yet. We'd like to see a bit more out of him.
News:Mike Santorelli was recalled from AHL San Antonio on Monday, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Setinel reports.
Analysis:Mike Santorelli has only played in three games this season, and has yet to record a point. Even though he has been called up, he will see limited action for the Panthers in the near future.
News:Mike Santorelli was sent to AHL San Antonio on loan Wednesday, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis:Mike Santorelli hasn't recorded a point and has a minus-two rating in three games so far this season (42:36 minutes of ice time). He'll probably be back up before long, but it's hard to see Santorelli being a major factor.
Panthers' Santorelli Could See First Line Duty Saturday
News:Mike Santorelli is expected to skate with the first line in Saturday's season opener if Kris Versteeg (undisclosed) does not play, the Miami Herald's George Richards reports.
Analysis: With Versteeg looking doubtful, Mike Santorelli is likely to skate on the Panthers' top line only two days after being placed on waivers. He could work his way into more ice time if he makes a strong early impression, but is expected to be the team's 13th forward for now.
News: Updating a previous report, Mike Santorelli cleared waivers and is back on the Panthers as their 13th forward.
Analysis:Mike Santorelli will make the trip to Carolina to play the Canes on Saturday. He had 41 points in 82 games in 2010-2011 but slowed down in 2011-2012, ending the season with 11 points in just 60 games.
Santorelli Expected To Make Panthers If He Clears Waivers
News:Mike Santorelli was released Thursday but is expected to make the team if he clears waivers, according to George Richards of the Miami Herald.
Analysis:Mike Santorelli would likely be the 13th forward if he makes the roster, which will be finalized by 5 p.m. Friday. He played in 60 games last year, with just 11 points, but nine goals.
News:Mike Santorelli has been placed on waivers, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.
Analysis:Mike Santorelli signed a two-year contract worth $3.2 million after tallying 41 points during the 2010-11 campaign. He wasn't able to build on the breakout season, however, and finished last season with only 11 points. His $1.6 million cap figure will likely scare most teams away, although he'll be owed less than $1 million once you factor in the salary proration for the shortened season.
News:Mike Santorelli has left Tingsryd of the Hockey Allsvenskan as a result of his dissatisfaction with team management, EliteProspects.com reports.
Analysis:Mike Santorelli had registered just one assist in four games and reportedly grew disgruntled with his role. Expect him to wait out the lockout back in North America, though he may look for another opportunity overseas if the work stoppage drags on.
News:Mike Santorelli will sit out Game 1 against the Devils, the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Roster limitations forced Mike Santorelli to the bench for Game 1. He saw his ice time decrease toward the end of the regular season with more talented centers ahead of him, so the decision to deactivate him shouldn't be overly surprising.
News:Mike Santorelli scored twice in Tuesday's 5-3 win over Toronto.
Analysis: Considering Mike Santorelli had seven goals on the season heading into Tuesday, we're going to call the outburst the likely outlier in his season's data.
Panthers' Santorelli Has Past Success Against Capitals
News:Mike Santorelli enters Wednesday's game against the Capitals with six points (5 G, 1 A) in seven career games against the Caps. The output is the most versus any NHL opponent.
Analysis:Mike Santorelli is typically best reserved for only the deepest of leagues, but his ability to score against the Capitals is at least worth considering when making lineup decisions.
News:Mike Santorelli scored a late first period goal in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Jets. The goal was Santorelli's sixth of the season.
Analysis:Mike Santorelli has the potential to be a decent low-end option, but his lack of production is keeping him best reserved for only the deepest of leagues at this point. Santorelli has six goals and two assists in 38 games played this season.
News:Mike Santorelli enters Monday's game against the Canucks with only one point over his last five games and three points over his last 15.
Analysis:Mike Santorelli is coming off a 20-goal season and needs to pick up the pace if he plans on getting there again. Santorelli could be a decent sleeper in deeper leagues should he begin to put the puck in the back of the net on a somewhat consistent basis.
News:Mike Santorelli scored a goal in Monday's 5-4 win over the Capitals. The goal was his fourth of the season.
Analysis:Mike Santorelli has struggled to make a fantasy impact this season and should be reserved for only the deepest of leagues until he can begin to light the lamp on a more consistent basis. In 20 games played this season, Santorelli has four goals and one assist.
News:Mike Santorelli enters Saturday night's game against the Penguins having registered a point in three of his last four games.
Analysis: Against the Blues on Thursday, Mike Santorelli scored a goal, his third of the season, and registered a season-high 17:36 minutes of ice time. Santorelli, who is working his way back from an early-season shoulder injury, is starting to pick up the scoring pace and is slowly creeping back into fantasy relevance.
News:Mike Santorelli scored a power-play goal, his second goal of the season, in the Panthers' 5-2 win over the Jets on Thursday.
Analysis: The goal was only Mike Santorelli's second point (both goals) in eight games played since returning from injury. Santorelli does have value in deeper leagues, however, his name should appear on the scoring sheet a few more times before he is worthy of being played on a more consistent basis.
News: In his season debut Monday, Mike Santorelli played 10:42 and put two shots on goal in the win over Montreal.
Analysis:Mike Santorelli had missed the first several games of the season while recovering from a shoulder injury. He's a two-way center that could be more valuable to the Panthers than to your roster outside of very deep leagues.
News:Mike Santorelli (shoulder) will be in the lineup for Monday night's game against the Canadiens, the Panthers' official Twitter feed reports.
Analysis: He'll begin by centering the team's third line with Marco Sturm and Jack Skille on the wings. Mike Santorelli is coming off a 41-point 2010-2011 campaign and is worth keeping an eye on in deeper leagues.
News:Mike Santorelli (shoulder) will make his season debut against Montreal on Monday, the Panthers' official Twitter feed reports.
Analysis: He'll begin by centering the team's third line with Marco Sturm and Jack Skille on the wings.
News:Mike Santorelli (shoulder) will travel with the team on the Panthers' upcoming three-game road trip, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis:Mike Santorelli will not be activated for Saturday's game, but it appears there is a chance he could return to the team sometime next week.
News:Mike Santorelli practiced for the second-consecutive day as he works to return from a shoulder injury, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis:Mike Santorelli is inching closer to a return, but an official return date has not yet been set. Once he does return, the Panthers will have to decide whether to keep Santorelli on their roster or send him to the AHL. Santorelli's fantasy value is minimal at the moment, but he is a player worth keeping tabs on as the season progresses.
Panthers' Santorelli To Miss 3-4 Weeks With Shoulder Injury
News: Florida's Mike Santorelli is expected to miss at least 3-to-4 weeks with a shoulder injury he sustained in Tuesday's overtime loss to Dallas, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis:Mike Santorelli was looking to improve on a respectable 41-point rookie season but his time spent recovering will open up a spot on the Panther's forward-heavy roster. He will likely return to the AHL once healthy and is no sure bet for the Panthers at this stage.
News: The Panthers have re-signed Santorelli to a two-year deal, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Santorelli broke out this past season with 20 goals and 41 points overall, which was good for second on the Panthers in scoring. If he can manage to improve on his minus-17 rating on the reconfigured Panthers squad, Santorelli could be worth a look in deeper leagues this year.
News: Santorelli scored his 20th goal of the season Friday night as Florida fell to Tampa Bay 4-2.
Analysis: He also added an assist and finished the night with a plus-2 rating. Santorelli's really broken out this season with 20 goals and 21 assists through 81 games. Keep him on your radar for next season's drafts as he could help in deeper leagues.
News: Santorelli scored the lone goal for the Panthers on Monday afternoon as they were downed by the Islanders, 5-1.
Analysis: The goal marked Santorelli's 31st point on the season (17G, 14A) as he's become one of the few offensive bright spots on a team that routinely struggles to put the puck in the back of the net. It's worth noting that Monday's score is Santorelli's second in as many games.
News: Santorelli picked up a power-play goal in regulation and scored the winner in the shootout in a 3-2 victory over the Lightning on Saturday night.
Analysis: He has a remarkable 16 goals on the season. His ceiling is likely as a body-sacrificing, third-line center with a bit of a scoring touch. But center is deep so your roster definitions are going to determine his long-term value.
News: Santorelli picked up his 15th goal of the season in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Sharks.
Analysis: Santorelli is making the best of regular playing time in Florida. On top of those 15 scores, the 6-foot center from Vancouver has 14 helpers and seven points on the power play. Look for close to 40 points from Santorelli by season's end.
News: Santorelli posted a goal and an assist Tuesday in the win over the Rangers, ending a six-game goal drought.
Analysis: He had four assists in six games despite not scoring and has scoring streaks of four and seven games, respectively. Thirteen of his season's 27 points have come since the end of December.
News: Santorelli scored two of Florida's four goals Saturday in a win over the New York Islanders.
Analysis: It was his first multipoint game in the NHL. And he now has four goals in his last five games. Nice effort from a former sixth-round pick but center is far too deep for him to have any fantasy relevance.
News: Santorelli found the back of the net in a 2-1 victory over the Wild on Friday night.
Analysis: Santorelli and Chris Higgins scored just 53 seconds apart in the first period, giving Tomas Vokoun all the offensive support he needed to hold off the Wild for the win. The goal was Santorelli's third score and fifth point of the season.
News: Santorelli will get another opportunity to skate on the second line Saturday against the Islanders, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Coach Pete DeBoer continues to shuffle his lines in hopes of creating an offensive spark. "We're looking for something," he said. "The only line consistently that has shown some chemistry the first five games-not just for a period-is Reasoner, Dvork, and Stillman....Matthias...didn't get the job done last night, so Santorelli goes in, he'll get an opportunity." Santorelli will skate alongside Rostislav Olesz and Chris Higgins.
News: As expected, Santorelli will skate on the second line in Sunday's season opener against Edmonton, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Santorelli, who entered training camp fighting for a roster spot, will make his regular season debut for the Panthers at center on the second line with Chris Higgins and Rostislav Olesz.
News: Santorelli has apparently secured a roster spot as he has been moved to the second line, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Coach Pete DeBoer shifted center Steve Reinprecht to left wing on the third line in order to make room for Santolleri, who arrived in Florida in August via a trade with Nashville. "He's definitely challenged for a job," DeBoer said of the 24-year-old Santorelli. "He's got speed...some offensive touch, a lot of enthusiasm, and he's got lively legs."
News: Predators C Mike Santorelli claimed his first NHL goal and point when he scored in Wednesday's win over the Wild.
Analysis: Santorelli had new line mates on Wednesday and seemed to enjoy playing with Martin Erat and Joel Ward, as he got his name on the scoresheet for the first time. Santorelli has minimal Fantasy value at this time.
News: The Tennessean reports that Predators coach Barry Trotz tweaked the lines at practice on Tuesday. The lines were RW Steve Sullivan, C Colin Wilson and RW Patric Hornqvist; C David Legwand, RW J.P. Dumont and C Dave Scatchard; and RW Martin Erat, C Mike Santorelli and RW Joel Ward. "We're trying to get on something that maybe works," Trotz said. "Not that you don't have a game plan, but sometimes you throw things together."
Analysis: With the offensive struggles in Nashville right now, it's really not clear which two lines are the scoring lines and which is the checking line, so it's a little difficult to predict any change in Fantasy value for these guys just yet. Dumont remains the most Fantasy-viable member of the group as a low-end starting forward in 12-team leagues, while Sullivan is definitely worth using in deeper leagues. Hornqvist, Erat, Legwand and Wilson are stashable bench options in larger formats. The other three have minimal value.
News: The Predators have assigned C Mike Santorelli to the AHL.
Analysis: Santorelli was a pretty good goal scorer in college and in the minors, but was no guarantee to make the Preds squad out of training camp. Continue to ignore him in Fantasy play while he's in the minors.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Predators LW Mike Santorelli made the most of his first NHL shootout opportunity, scoring what proved to be the game-winner in the 3-2 win at Dallas on Saturday.
Analysis: Santorelli was given every chance to make the team during training camp. He didn't have to go out and win the job, but it was his job to lose. He held onto it and has opened the season as a second-line winger with David Legwand and Martin Erat. Santorelli was a pretty good goal scorer in college and in the minors. He is a late bloomer as a prospect, but is only 23 and could stick around all year with Nashville. Consider him a potential Fantasy sleeper for deeper formats.
News: Nashville assigned Mike Santorelli to Milwaukee of the American Hockey League after Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: Santorelli is just organizational depth at this time and has minimal Fantasy appeal. He obviously has no value when he's not with the big club.
News: The Predators recalled Mike Santorelli from Milwaukee of the AHL Monday to replace Martin Erat, who broke his leg Sunday against the Red Wings.
Analysis: Santorelli scored three goals on Sunday and leads the Admirals with 70 points (27 goals, 43 assists) in 67 games. He had no points and a minus-4 rating in six games earlier this season for Nashville. Santorelli is just organizational depth at this time and has minimal Fantasy appeal.
News:The Sports Xchange reports the line of LW Steve Sullivan, C Mike Santorelli and RW J.P. Dumont was not impressive Saturday against the Thrashers. It was announced after the game that Santorelli and LW Ryan Jones had both been reassigned to Milwaukee of the American Hockey League. Earlier in the day it was announced that D Alexander Sulzer had also been reassigned to Milwaukee. "I didn't have a lot of impressions of them, unfortunately," coach Barry Trotz said.
Analysis: All three players are just organizational depth for the Predators at this time as they try to crack the NHL ranks for good. Jones and Sulzer might be worth hanging onto in long-term Fantasy keeper leagues, but it is not essential.
News: The Predators have recalled C Mike Santorelli from Milwaukee (AHL).
Analysis: Santorelli made his NHL debut Thursday night, playing just under 13 minutes and taking three shots on goal. He has no Fantasy value at this time.