News:T.J. Brennan assisted on both of Florida's regulation goals in a 3-2 shootout win over the Lightning.
Analysis: He'd cooled since notching points in two of his first three games as a Panther, going four straight without finding the score sheet before Tuesday. He's got great offensive upside, but T.J. Brennan's production is limited by his third-pairing minutes.
News:T.J. Brennan played just 12:18 Thursday against the Rangers, but picked up an assist on Brian Campbell's first-period goal in the 3-1 win.
Analysis: That's two points in two games for T.J. Brennan since coming over to Florida, as he appears to be enjoying the change of scenery. Remember, Brennan was nearly a point-per-game scorer in the AHL this year, so keep a close eye on him in fantasy. He should already be owned in keeper leagues.
News:T.J. Brennan scored his first goal as a member of the Panthers in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Islanders. He played 23:42, fired four shots and laid three hits.
Analysis: This is precisely the opportunity T.J. Brennan needed to showcase his skills. The Panthers have been hit by injuries on the back end and Brennan will get plenty of chances to show off his offensive skills. We like what he brings.
News: The Sabres traded T.J. Brennan to the Panthers on Friday in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2013 Entry Draft.
Analysis: It seems Buffalo soured on T.J. Brennan's potential as an impact player at the NHL level. The 23-year-old defenseman has been able to put up numbers at the AHL level, including 35 points (14G, 21A) in 36 games this year, but he has just two points (goals) in 21 career NHL games.
News:T.J. Brennan, freshly moved to Buffalo's top power-play unit, answered with his first goal of the year, a man-advantage tally in the third period of Tuesday's loss to Carolina.
Analysis:T.J. Brennan's been a killer for AHL Rochester this year, ripping off 35 points in 36 games, but the NHL hadn't been so kind to him, as he'd managed zero points in seven games this season while seeing fairly minimal ice time. With his new role on the power play, he makes for a sneaky free-agent pickup.
News:T.J. Brennan will get a chance to play on the Sabres' first power-play unit Tuesday in Carolina, reports Jon Vogl of The Buffalo News.
Analysis:T.J. Brennan has the offensive upside to produce at the NHL level, as evidenced by his 35 points in 36 games with AHL Rochester during the lockout. Keep an eye on this situation, as the Sabres will likely do just about anything to get rolling with the man advantage.
News:T.J. Brennan will not play Sunday against the Bruins, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis:T.J. Brennan will be a healthy scratch Sunday after appearing in each of the team's last four games.
News:T.J. Brennan will play Sunday against the Panthers, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis:T.J. Brennan saw his first action of the season Tuesday, and will get another opportunity Sunday with Andrej Sekera (lower body) out.
News:T.J. Brennan skated 14:27 and went minus-1 in his first action of the year Tuesday in an OT loss to the Leafs.
Analysis:T.J. Brennan may only have one point in 12 NHL games so far, but don't sleep on his skill -- the blue-liner's got 35 points in 36 games for AHL Rochester this year.
News:T.J. Brennan will play Tuesday against the Maple Leafs, reports Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News.
Analysis:T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch this season, but should see some ice time while Robyn Regehr nurses a lower-body injury.
News:T.J. Brennan will be a healthy scratch when the Sabres open up their season Sunday against the Flyers, according to The Buffalo News.
Analysis: The second-rounder has plenty of upside, but this is a crowded, healthy blue line right now and there are several ahead of T.J. Brennan with more NHL polish. The problem is, he's kind of stuck where he is because the team can't send him back to the AHL without him clearing waivers. And he'd certainly be snatched up by another organization.
News:T.J. Brennan will come to camp with the Sabres when that starts up, GM Darcy Regier told The Buffalo News on Tuesday.
Analysis: The former second-rounder is a big prospect for the team given his AHL production and potential offensive skills at the NHL level. The Sabres have a crowded blue line, though perhaps working in his favor is that T.J. Brennan can't be sent back to the AHL without clearing waivers, where it's almost a certainty someone else would take him. The team may need to get creative given that there are as many as 10 guys worthy of a regular roster spot.
News:T.J. Brennan has been named AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Dec. 30, 2012. He recorded one goal and five assists in three games; five of those points came in a career night last Wednesday.
Analysis: He's a great skater and has a rocket of a shot, and he's quickly climbing the ranks of Sabres prospects. He has a shot at the number six spot on the big club's blue line and would surely get second-unit power-play time if he makes the club. There's fantasy value in that.
News:T.J. Brennan had the best night of his pro career on Wednesday, picking up five points in a 7-6 Rochester win over Lake Erie.
Analysis: He scored a power-play goal and added four helpers, two of which came on special teams. And his 28 points in the same number of games leads his team. The Sabres are hopeful he can be a power-play force so the special-teams performance is music to the ears of Buffalo brass ... and fantasy owners.
Sabres Prospect Brennan Turning Heads In Rochester
News:T.J. Brennan is off to a hot start with the Sabres' AHL affiliate in Rochester, recording 10 points in the season's first 10 games.
Analysis: It's still early, but a point-per-game clip from the blue line is tough to ignore. If T.J. Brennan can continue to outplay fellow prospect Brayden McNabb, he will have the inside track on a roster spot with the big club when the NHL finally resumes.
News: Buffalo signed T.J. Brennan to a one-year deal Tuesday, Sabres.NHL.com reports.
Analysis:T.J. Brennan has been productive in the AHL, but with just one point in 11 NHL appearances he's mostly off the fantasy radar, at least in the short term, as Brayden McNabb looks like the young blueliner the Sabres will turn to first for the coming season.
News:T.J. Brennan will play in the season finale before heading back to the AHL, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: The Sabres aren't heading to the playoffs, but need to keep T.J. Brennan around to help round out their banged-up blue line corps. He will then join the Rochester Americans for their run in the AHL playoffs.
News:T.J. Brennan will sit as a healthy scratch on Tuesday night, according to John Vogl of the Buffalo News.
Analysis: Mike Weber is back in the fold, making T.J. Brennan the seventh defenseman. He figures to stick around for the rest of the week with a banged up defensive corps in Buffalo.
Sabres' Brennan Has Done All He Can Do In Rochester
News:T.J. Brennan, recently recalled by the Sabres because of injuries to Christian Ehrhoff and Tyler Myers, has 30 goals over his last two seasons in Rochester, the most by any defenseman in the league over that span.
Analysis: His success has yet to translate in Buffalo, with only one goal in nine games during various call-ups to the club.
News: Buffalo recalled T.J. Brennan on Saturday, Buffalo News writer Mike Harrington reports.
Analysis:T.J. Brennan's AHL production is encouraging (29 points in 48 games), but he's mostly just a player to monitor for now.
News:T.J. Brennan has been loaned to Rochester of the AHL, according to the Sabres' official site.
Analysis: With the Sabres' blue line finally on the mend, the youngster was no longer needed at the NHL level. At this early stage of his career, he doesn't bring much fantasy value, but will be a welcome addition to Rochester's lineup.
News:T.J. Brennan did not come to the arena Saturday morning because of the flu, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: The rookie, who has one point in eight games so far while seeing 14:14 in average ice time, will likely be replaced in the lineup by Joe Finley when the Sabres take on the Blues.
News: The Sabres have recalled T.J. Brennan from AHL Rochester, the team's official site reports.
Analysis:T.J. Brennan, who returns to the mix as a depth blueliner for the Sabres, has one goal in five games to date this season. He has some upside on offense, as demonstrated by his 17 points in 29 AHL games to date, but he'll need to produce more with the big club to merit fantasy consideration.
News:T.J. Brennan has been recalled from Rochester (AHL) in the wake of Christian Ehrhoff's upper-body injury Friday night, according to The Buffalo News.
Analysis:T.J. Brennan had the first goal of his career in his last call-up and hopes to help out a severely thin defensive corps in Buffalo.
News:T.J. Brennan is still recovering from an upper body injury with Buffalo's AHL affiliate in Rochester, according to The Buffalo News.
Analysis:T.J. Brennan is missing a golden opportunity with the laughable number of injuries on the blueline in Buffalo.
News:T.J. Brennan has been sent to Rochester (AHL), the Sabres' official Twitter feed reports.
Analysis: With a few of the lineup regulars nearing a return, T.J. Brennan was deemed expendable after potting his first NHL goal during a three-game stint in Buffalo along with an even rating during that span.
News:T.J. Brennan scored his first career NHL goal in his first career NHL game in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Bruins.
Analysis:T.J. Brennan has been known to be an offensive minded defenseman in the minors and could be worth keeping an eye on as a potential sleeper for the second half of the season.
News: With defenseman Mike Weber out, the Sabres have recalled T.J. Brennan from AHL Rochester, WGR 550 reports.
Analysis:T.J. Brennan has 62 points in his last two AHL seasons and has a reputation as a point-producing defenseman. With his offensive skills, he could get some chances in the power play in this stint with the Sabres.
News: The Sabres have signed their top two picks from the 2007 draft. Sabres general manager Darcy Regier says 20-year-old lefty defensemen T.J. Brennan and Drew Schiestel (SHIS'-tuhl) agreed to three-year, entry level contracts that will begin in the 2009-10 season. Brennan was the 31st overall selection. Schiestel was 59th.
Analysis: Brennan played three seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the St. John's/Montreal franchise. He finished with 116 points in 192 games and was the defensive rookie of the year in 2006-07. Schiestel is coming off a career season in which he had 48 points in 63 games with the Ontario Hockey League's Niagara IceDogs. In four seasons he had 111 points in 237 games. Both players obviously have potential but will have to prove themselves at the NHL level.