News:Jack Skille (upper body) is slated to return to action Saturday, according to George Richards of the Miami Herald.
Analysis:Jack Skille, who has been dealing with an upper-body injury, participated in practice Wednesday and will look to return to play against the Capitals on Saturday. Skille posted six points in his previous eight contests before being injured.
News:Jack Skille (upper body) skated before practice Monday, but will not play in Tuesday's tilt against Tampa Bay, Craig Davis of the Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis:Jack Skille's pre-practice skate is good news, but there is still no timetable for his return. Before his injury, Skille was starting to show decent consistency, notching six points in his last eight outings.
News:Jack Skille has an upper-body injury and will miss Sunday's game against the Islanders, according to George Richards of the Miami Herald.
Analysis: Other than hits (74), Jack Skille doesn't provide much offense, so we assume not many are scrambling with this news. Greg Rallo has been called up from the AHL to take Skille's place on one of the bottom lines.
News:Jack Skille (upper body) will return for the third period of Saturday's game against the Hurricanes, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Apparently the injury that forced Jack Skille from Saturday's game is minor, as he'll be fine for the final period against Carolina.
News:Jack Skille left Saturday's game against Carolina with an upper-body injury, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: After notching his fifth point of the season (an assist) Thursday, Jack Skille skated just 5:39 on Saturday before exiting with the injury.
News:Jack Skille, who has been a healthy scratch the last two games, will be playing Thursday against Philadelphia, Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Coach Dineen has been unhappy with the offensive production as of late and has decided to shake things up. Jack Skille has no points in seven starts this season and is unlikely to make the score sheet Thursday.
News:Jack Skille will be a healthy scratch Sunday against the Sabres, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis:Jack Skille has averaged close to 13 minutes in his seven games this season, but he'll watch from the press box Sunday.
News: Panthers coach Kevin Dineen (shoulder) said Jack Skille had season ending shoulder surgery Monday morning, the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis:Jack Skille finishes the season with a minus-9 rating with 10 total points in 46 games. He is also expected to be sidelined through the postseason.
News:Jack Skille's (shoulder) season appears to be over, the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: He's under contract through next season, while the rehab for his injury (even without surgery) figures to sideline him through the postseason.
News:Jack Skille (shoulder) could be out for months, Miami Herald writer George Richards reports.
Analysis: Specifics on Jack Skille's condition should be available eventually, but in the meantime it seems safe to say that those using him in deep leagues should look elsewhere.
News:Jack Skille missed Sunday's game against the Hurricanes with a lower body injury, the Associated Press reports.
Analysis: Aside from a rare two-point outburst a week ago, Jack Skille hasn't provided much for the Panthers as of late.
News:Jack Skille scored a goal and added an assist Sunday against Ottawa. He was also plus-2.
Analysis:Jack Skille was once a vaunted prospect -- he was drafted seventh overall in 2005 -- but he has never made good on that potential, and he only has four goals and 10 points in 44 games this season.
News:Jack Skille (shoulder) will return to the lineup for Sunday's game against the Islanders, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis:Jack Skille has been dealing with a bad shoulder since mid-December. He returned on Jan. 20, and played two games before being sidelined again. The 24-year-old isn't much of a scoring option (six points in his 33 games this season), but he does pile up some penalty minutes (24 this season).
News: Florida placed Jack Skille (shoulder) on IR on Friday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: The move in itself doesn't necessarily reveal anything about Jack Skille's condition, as he remains out on a mostly indefinite basis.
News:Jack Skille (shoulder) did not practice Monday, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: There's still hope that he'll return to action this season, but that line seems to indicate that he's out indefinitely for the time being.
News: After missing 12 games with a shoulder injury, Jack Skille made his return to the ice Friday against the Blackhawks, according to the Miami Herald.
Analysis:Jack Skille returned to the second line with Scottie Upshall and Shawn Matthias and logged 12:26 in ice time. He finished with an even rating and registered one shot on goal.
News:Jack Skille, who hasn't played since injuring his shoulder Dec. 16, looks to make his return Friday against the Blackhawks, The Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: He'll get to face his former team, and appears to be slotted on a line with Shawn Matthias and Scottie Upshall after skating with those two at Thursday's practice.
News:Jack Skille (shoulder) sported a non-contact jersey during Panther practice Sunday, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis:Jack Skille is still on pace for a post All-Star break return and more should be known over the next couple of days as he begins to be more of a participant in each Panthers practice.
News:Jack Skille (shoulder) skated prior to the Panthers' practice Wednesday morning. Skille has not participated in a full team practice since injuring his shoulder in December, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis:Jack Skille is not yet ready to rejoin the team and is targeted to return shortly after the All-Star break. In 31 games played this season, Skille has tallied two goals and four assists.
News:Jack Skille is expected to miss a couple weeks with a shoulder injury suffered in Friday's game, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: It's not entirely clear how long Jack Skille will be out, but he'll miss at least seven games if he does not return before the new year. Greg Rallo was recalled from AHL San Antonio to replace Skille on the roster.
News:Jack Skille suffered an undisclosed injury in Friday's victory over the Flames, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: The severity of the injury is unknown, but the Panthers are likely to call up a player from the AHL, which indicates Jack Skille will miss at least one game. Expect an update on Skille's status as more details become available.
News:Jack Skille's shorthanded marker proved to be the game-winner as the surging Panthers beat the Sharks in San Jose on Saturday.
Analysis: This is only his second tally of the season, so it probably didn't leave much of a mark on fantasy standings boards. But if your league counts goals, shorties, and game-winners as separate categories, this one was a sweet three-in-one.
Panthers' Skille (Lower Body) To Return For Wednesday's Game
News:Jack Skille (lower body) will play against St. Louis on Wednesday night, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis:Jack Skille is still on the mend, but he should be a decent contributor against the Blues. For now, take a wait-and-see approach to determine if he'll be assigned a role where offensive production might follow.
News:Jack Skille (lower body) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game when the Panthers travel to Dallas to take on the Stars, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: An official timetable has not been set for his return, however, Jack Skille is expected to be out for only the short-term. Skille has been off to a slow start and will need to pick up the scoring pace in order to be once again fantasy relevant.
News: The injury that knocked Jack Skille out of Sunday's game was a lower body injury, the Associated Press reports.
Analysis:Jack Skille's injury plus Stephen Weiss's subsequent ejection really left the Panthers short-handed later in the game.
News:Jack Skille was forced to leave Florida's game Sunday night with an undisclosed injury, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis:Jack Skille has only four points and one goal through the first 15 games, but with 39 shots, it's not like he hasn't been attacking the goal. If this injury is serious, though, any chance of a return to scoring form could be lost.
News:Jack Skille has only one point in 11 games played for the Panthers this season. Skille, who spent much of the 2010-2011 season with the Blackhawks, will look to get his scoring back on track when his former club visits Thursday.
Analysis:Jack Skille has been off to a disappointing start, but it isn't for a lack of taking shots. Skille is currently fourth on the team with 27 shots on goal through the first 11 games. At this point, Skille's fantasy relevance will remain low until he can start racking up points on a consistent basis.
News: The Panthers signed Skille to a two-year deal Tuesday, the Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: The deal comes with an annual cap hit of $825,000. Skille spent much of the 2010-11 season with the Blackhawks before making the move to the Panthers in February. Skille tallied eight goals and 11 assists in 62 games on the season, but was hampered by an ankle injury for much of his time in Florida.
News: Skille (ankle) scored a goal in his return to the Panthers' lineup Saturday against Pittsburgh.
Analysis: The goal was Skille's first in a Florida uniform and it came in his 10th game overall with the club since coming over from Chicago in the Michael Frolik deal.
News: Skille (ankle) will return by next week at the latest, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Saturday's game against Pittsburgh is a possible return target for Skille, though his production has really fallen off in Florida.
News: Skille (ankle) sat a second straight game in the Panthers' loss to the Penguins Sunday, the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Skille just returned to the lineup March 23 after being out since suffering an ankle injury on February 23.
News: Skille (ankle) is ready to play Tuesday against the Rangers, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: With just 18 points in 56 games this season, Skille is a marginal fantasy option, but his return will bolster the Panthers' depth up front.
News: Skille (ankle) will be going on Florida's five-game trip that starts with Tuesday's game against the Rangers, Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Skille is expected to return to the lineup this coming week, but with just 18 points in 56 games this season, he is a fringe fantasy factor.
News: Skille could return from a high ankle sprain in two-to-four weeks, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: Skille, who was acquired via trade with the Blackhawks on Feb. 9, was previously expected to miss the remainder of the season, but there appears to be a chance he could still return to the ice.
News: Skille suffered a high ankle sprain Feb. 23 and will likely not return this season, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Skille was acquired in a trade with the Blackhawks on Feb. 9 and will likely finish the season with seven goals, 11 assists and 27 PIMs.
News: Skille suffered a high ankle sprain in Wednesday's game, Brent Wallace of TSN reports.
Analysis: Head coach Peter DeBoer said that Skille "will be out for a while," so we'll consider him week-to-week with a likely upcoming stint on IR unless the Panthers suggest otherwise in the next 24-48 hours.
News: Skille led all skaters in hits with 10 Thursday in his debut for the Panthers, who acquired him earlier in the week for Michael Frolik.
Analysis: That's a way to make a first impression; no one else had more than six hits in the game. Overall, Skille skated 17:45, went minus-1, took a couple shots on goal and blocked one. The former first-round pick, seventh overall, by the Blackhawks was fairly productive in the AHL last year, recording 49 points in 63 games, but hasn't carried that over to the big leagues yet.
News: Skille was sent to the Panthers in the Michael Frolik deal, the Associated Press reports.
Analysis: The Blackhawks hoped that Skille would step it up with so many key components gone from last year's Stanley Cup team, but he had just seven goals and 10 assists in 49 games before the trade.
News: Skille scored a pair of goals in Chicago's 4-1 win over Nashville on Wednesday night.
Analysis: He now has six goals and eights assists on the season. Skille was named the game's first star and played a little over 15 minutes.
News: Skille registered his first career two-goal game Saturday as the Blackhawks fell at Nashville, 4-3. He finished the game plus-2.
Analysis: Unless he's sent back to the first line, he isn't likely to post many more crooked numbers this season.
Skille Heads to Blackhawks' Top Line for Wednesday
News: Skille was moved up to the first line for Wednesday night's game against the Kings, Daily Herald reports.
Analysis: Skille moved up from the fourth line to skate with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp. Skille has only two assists in nine games and playing only an average of nine minutes while on the fourth line. Hawks' coach Joel Quenneville said the move has to do with getting some speed on the top lines. It also might be just to shake things up and balance the lines. Depending on the success, Skille, a former first-round pick, might only be on the first line for short period of time.
Skille is Healthy Scratch for Blackhawks on Saturday
News: Skille was a healthy scratch Saturday night against the Sabres.
Analysis: The Blackhawks did not state why he was a scratch, but Skille has not shown much in the early going. Ironically, Skille registered his first point of the season Friday against Columbus with an assist and also was on the ice the most this season with 13 minutes. Before Friday's game he had skated between seven and 10 minutes each game.
Hawks' Skille Looking for First Point of the Season
News: Skille has yet to record a point this season in four games with the Blackhawks.
Analysis: Skille, a former first-round pick, plays on the fourth line with Jake Dowell and Viktor Stalberg right now. Given the limited minutes and the unproven linemates, you're better off leaving him on the waiver wire for now.
News: Skille (arm) was able to skate Saturday, the Chicago Sun-Times' Adam Johns reports.
Analysis: Skille is making progress and sounds like he could return to full action soon, which bodes well for his chances of making Chicago's season-opening roster.
News: Skille (arm) is not participating in Saturday's practice, the Chicago Sun-Times' Adam Jahns reports.
Analysis: Skille has been having a strong preseason and seemed on track for a roster spot, but it's still unclear whether this injury might prevent that from happening. He remains day-to-day.
News: Skille injured his left arm in Thursday's preseason game against the Blues, Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: Skille, who remains in the hunt to claim a roster spot with the Blackhawks, is day-to-day.
News: Skille had a goal and an assist on Saturday against the Red Wings in a preseason game and might have secured a starting spot, Daily Herald reports.
Analysis: With several positions open during the preseason, Skille might even have a bigger role that would fulfill some of the promise that the team has expected from him.
News: The Blackhawks recalled RW Jack Skille from Rockford (AHL). Skille has been assigned to Rockford and recalled four times this season for salary cap reasons. He was the Blackhawks' first round pick in 2005.
Analysis: Skille is an interesting 22-year-old prospect, but will be stuck on Chicago's lower lines for now when he's playing in the NHL. Continue to ignore him in seasonal play for now.
News: The Blackhawks have recalled RW Jack Skille from the AHL.
Analysis: Skille is an interesting 22-year-old prospect, but will be stuck on Chicago's lower lines for now. Continue to ignore him in seasonal play for now.
News: The Blackhawks have assisgned RW Jack Skille to Rockford of the AHL. He had one goal and a minus-2 rating in three preseason games.
Analysis: Skille's chances of making the roster increased after checking-line forward Adam Burish tore his ACL. Unfortunately, Chicago went a different way to start the season. The critics are split on Skille's long-term potential. Some folks thinks he can turn into a top-six forward. Others believe he is destined for a checking-line role. Skille remains nothing more than a long-term Fantasy keeper until his breakout run in the NHL.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Blackhawks RW Jack Skille, a first-round draft choice in 2005, has spent most of the last two seasons in Rockford (AHL), but coach Joel Quenneville named him a strong candidate to fill RW Adam Burish's spot on the fourth line following Burish's knee surgery.
Analysis: The critics are split on Skille's long-term potential. Some folks thinks he can turn into a top-six forward. Others believe he is destined for a checking-line role. It seems that is what he will get to do at the beginning of 2009-10 with Burish out. Skille remains a low-end Fantasy flier.
News: Blackhawks RW Adam Burish will be out for six months following surgery on his right knee. Burish suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during a preseason game Sunday against Minnesota. He said the team expects Burish to make a complete recovery.
Analysis: The 26-year-old Burish has 309 penalty minutes, 10 goals and seven assists in 156 regular-season games over the last three years with Chicago. He would have been just a flier in leagues that reward PIM, but now he can be ignored in all formats. With this injury, 22-year-old RW Jack Skille will see a rise in his Fantasy value.
News: The Chicago Tribune reports the Blackhawks recalled center Tim Brent from Rockford of the AHL Tuesday and sent forward Jack Skille back to the minor league team.
Analysis: Skille was recalled by Chicago last week and appeared in two games before his demotion Tuesday. He has just one goal in eight games this season. Skille has been very slow to develop since being a first-round pick. He is still a young pup at 21 years old, so his career is far from over. But Skille still remains more of a long-term Fantasy keeper.
News: Blackhawks RW prospect Jack Skille has scored four goals and added five assists in seven January games for Rockford of the AHL. On the season, the 2005 first-round pick has 15 goals and 19 assists in 36 games.
Analysis: Skille has been very slow to develop since being a first-round pick, but he is finally starting to pick up the pace in the minors. He is still a young pup at 21 years old, so his career is far from over. But Skille still remains more of a long-term Fantasy keeper.
News: The Chicago Blackhawks have sent RW Jack Skille to Rockford of the AHL.
Analysis: Skille is a former 2005 first-round pick that has had a slow trek to the Blackhawks. He is looking like a first-round bust, but we can't write him off just yet. For now, he remains a wait-and-see Fantasy project worth hanging on to in deeper keeper leagues.
News: Blackhawks RW Jack Skille scored about 11 1/2 minutes into Saturday's game against the Capitals, chipping in his own rebound past Jose Theodore. "Well," Theodore said, "I was really not happy with myself."
Analysis: Skille is a former 2005 first-round pick that has had a slow trek to the Blackhawks. He is looking like a first-round bust, but we can't write him off just yet. For now, he remains a wait-and-see Fantasy project.
News: Blackhawks G Nikolai Khabibulin sprained a knee during Chicago's 7-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets Wednesday and the team has recalled Corey Crawford from Rockford (AHL). GM Dale Tallon also announced Thursday that forward Jack Skille has been assigned to Rockford.
Analysis: Skille was recalled by the Blackhawks on Jan. 28 and had appeared in three games without scoring a goal. This season with the Blackhawks, Skille has played in 16 games and has three goals and five points. The 20-year-old American was drafted seventh overall in 2005. Skille's Fantasy value remains in long-term keeper leagues.
News: RW Jack Skille and D Jordan Hendry were recalled from Rockford of the American Hockey League on Monday.
Analysis: Both Skille and Hendry played in their first career NHL games earlier this season. They are nothing more than a long-term keepers at this juncture.
News: The Chicago Blackhawks have assigned forwards Jack Skille and Jacob Dowell along with defenseman Jordan Hendry to Rockford in the AHL on Friday.
Analysis: Skille played in his first career NHL game on Dec. 30 against the Los Angeles Kings. He scored his first career NHL goal on Jan. 8 at Montreal. He is nothing more than a long-term keeper at this juncture.
News: Blackhawks rookie RW Jack Skille scored his first career goal 5:46 into his fifth game Tuesday against the Canadiens. Skille tied it at 1 just 1:24 after Saku Koivu's goal when he put a rebound past Cristobal Huet for his first NHL goal. "I'm just excited about it," Skille said. "I'm happy to get it off my back and I just hope my parents saw it."
Analysis: Skille also had an assist in the game and finished at plus-2. Skille has been playing down on the third line and made his debut Dec. 30 against the Kings. Skille was the Blackhawks' No. 1 draft pick in 2005, but it took him more than two years to make his debut. There is a chance he gets bounced back to the minors as soon as a roster spot is needed, so he is nothing more than a long-term keeper at this juncture.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Blackhawks RW Jack Skille was called up from Rockford (AHL) on Sunday and inserted into the third line against Los Angeles. Seven Rockford forwards had been called up before him. General manager Dale Tallon thought it was time to "see what (Skille's) got," according to coach Denis Savard.
Analysis: Skille was the Blackhawks' No. 1 draft pick in 2005, but it more than two years to finally make his debut Sunday. There is a chance he gets bounced back to the minors as soon as a roster spot is needed, so he is nothing more than a long-term keeper at this juncture.
News: Jack Skille was one of the final cuts for the Chicago Blackhawks, as he'll start the season with Norfolk of the AHL.
Analysis: The No. 7 pick overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft is nearing a regular role with the Blackhawks, but he is only worth a look in deeper Fantasy leagues and long-term keeper formats at this point.