News: The Jets activated Brett Festerling (upper body) from injured reserve and sent him to AHL St. John's on Tuesday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Analysis:Brett Festerling appeared in five games with the Jets in early November before landing on IR. He'll likely be a candidate to be recalled once he is back at full speed.
News:Brett Festerling (upper body) has resumed skating, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Analysis:Brett Festerling skated without a no-contact jersey Friday, so it appears he is close to returning to action. Consider him a possibility for Saturday's game against the Devils.
News:Brett Festerling suffered an upper body injury at Friday's practice, the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Analysis: The extent of the injury is not known, but head coach Claude Noel noted that Brett Festerling is likely to miss some time. Festerling will be replaced in the Jets' lineup by Paul Postma.
News: The Habs have traded Festerling to Atlanta for goalie Drew MacIntyre, reports TSN's Bob McKenzie.
Analysis: Festerling is entirely unremarkable from a fantasy perspective. This is the second time he's been traded this year (and, interestingly, the last player he was traded for, Maxim Lapierre, was also traded Monday). He'll probably head to the AHL and will provide support in case any of the Thrashers' defensemen go down.
News: Festerling was traded to the Ducks for Maxim Lapierre, Jeff Marek of CBC.ca reports.
Analysis: He's a depth blueliner for his new organization and is likely to spend his immediate future with the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL) until the Habs have a need for another blueliner.
News: The Ducks reassigned Festerling to Syracuse (AHL) on Thursday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Anaheim recalled Festerling after Andy Sutton fractured his thumb, but now that Toni Lydman (double vision) has been cleared to play, the extra blueliner is no longer needed.
News: The Ducks recalled Festerling from AHL Syracuse on Saturday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Fellow defenseman Andy Sutton fractured his thumb in Friday's game against Detroit, so Festerling will provide some blue-line depth while Sutton is out.
News: Festerling cleared waivers Friday, according to the Orange County Register.
Analysis: Festerling will be assigned to Syracuse of the AHL. He'll be called up once the Ducks need help on their blue line.
News: The Ducks placed Festerling on waivers Thursday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Festerling had played in just one preseason game and was unable to carve out a role as blue-line depth in Anaheim. He'll report to the AHL if he clears waivers.
News: The Ducks have recalled D Brett Festerling, D Brendan Mikkelson, RW Dan Sexton and G Timo Pielmeier from the minors.
Analysis: Apart from Sexton, who is a decent prospect, the rest of these players are pretty much just organizational depth and are likely only up to increase the numbers at practice until the Olympics are over. Continue to ignore them in Fantasy play.
News: The Ducks have reassigned D Brett Festerling to the AHL so he can play there during the Olympic break.
Analysis: The 23-year-old Festerling has three points (all assists) in 30 games for the Ducks this season. He has no Fantasy value at this time.
News: The Ducks have re-assigned D Brendan Mikkelson to the AHL and recalled D Brett Festerling.
Analysis: Both of these guys are just basically organizational depth with Anaheim and have no Fantasy value at this time.
News: The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed defenseman Brett Festerling to a two-year contract through the 2010-11 season. Festerling played 40 games with Anaheim as a rookie last season, recording five assists and 18 penalty minutes. He also played extensively for the Ducks' top minor league affiliate in Iowa.
Analysis: Festerling will face tough competition for a roster spot when Anaheim opens training camp Sept. 13. Sheldon Brookbank and Ducks newcomers Nick Boynton, Luca Sbisa and Steve McCarthy will vie for playing time behind established defensemen Scott Niedermayer, Ryan Whitney and James Wisniewski. It's best to ignore Festerling on Draft Day since he is a long shot to make the roster. We will probably see him at some point this season, but he is not worth owning in Fantasy just yet.
News: The Orange County Register reports Ducks D Bret Hedican was scratched for a third straight game Friday against the Stars because of a back injury. He remains questionable heading into Sunday against the Wild. Brett Festerling was recalled from Iowa of the AHL to take Hedican's place.
Analysis: Festerling was up for a considerable amount of time earlier this season when Anaheim was devastated by injury. He recorded no goals, five assists and a plus-6 rating in 37 games. It appears his time in the NHL could be short this time around, so he has little to no Fantasy value.
News: Anaheim D Brett Festerling has two assists in an 8-4 loss to the Thrashers on Sunday. He now has five points on the season, all of them being assists.
Analysis: Festerling is not much of an offensive presence as much as defensive. He is best used in Fantasy leagues that reward heavily for short-handed stats.
News: Anaheim D Brett Festerling returned to action on Tuesday night after sitting out two games with a bruised knee. Festerling did not record any points in the game or penalty minutes. He played 14 minutes.
Analysis: Festerling is not much of an offensive presence as much as defensive. Festerling is best used in Fantasy leagues that reward heavily for short-handed stats.
News:The Sports Xchange reports D Brett Festerling sat out games Friday and Saturday at Pittsburgh and Minnesota, respectively, because of a bruised left knee after having appeared in 21 consecutive games. An MRI exam performed Thursday revealed no significant damage, but Festerling did not arrive in Pittsburgh until Friday morning after taking a red-eye flight from Southern California.
Analysis: Festerling, who is considered day-to-day, did not return after blocking a Marian Hossa slap shot late in the second period of a 4-3 loss to visiting Detroit Wednesday. It appears as though the injury won't keep him out for long and Festerling could be back Tuesday against the Rangers. He is not much of an offensive presence as much as defensive. Festerling is best used in Fantasy leagues that reward heavily for short-handed stats when healthy.
News:The Sports Xchange reports already missing injured defensemen Kent Huskins (foot) and Francois Beauchemin, who is out for the season after having undergone reconstructive knee surgery, the Ducks might have lost rookie blue-liner Brett Festerling in Wednesday night's 4-3 loss to the visiting Detroit Red Wings. Festerling did not return after taking a Marian Hossa shot on the inside of his left knee 16 minutes into the second period. An X-ray did not look favorable, Coach Randy Carlyle said. The Ducks scheduled Festerling to undergo an MRI exam Thursday, meaning he would not travel with the team on an early morning flight to Pittsburgh for Friday's game against the Penguins.
Analysis: Festerling has been averaging 17 minutes per game since his recall from the minors and has been a key part of the blue line since Anaheim has been ravaged by injury. He is not much of an offensive presence as much as defensive. He is best used in Fantasy leagues that reward heavily for short-handed stats when healthy.
News: Ducks D Brett Festerling recorded his first career point during Wednesday's game against the Blackhawks when he assisted on Chris Pronger's sixth goal of the season.
Analysis: Festerling had a plus-2 rating and four penalty minutes in his first seven games before recording an assist Wednesday. He is up in the NHL since Anaheim needs healthy bodies along the blue line. He is getting a decent amount of PT, but Festerling remains a Fantasy reserve.
News: The Ducks have recalled D Brett Festerling from Iowa (AHL) and assigned G David LeNeveu to Iowa.
Analysis: This move with LeNeveu was necessary because Jean-Sebatien Giguere is back with the team after taking some time off for personal reasons. Neither of these guys has any Fantasy value.
News: Ducks D Brett Festerling made his NHL debut Sunday against the Kings after having been recalled from American League affiliate Iowa on Saturday. Skating alongside D Scott Niedermayer for the most part, Festerling logged 17:42 of ice time, had one blocked shot and finished at even.
Analysis: With Francois Beauchemin almost certainly lost for the season after having suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, Festerling has a chance to stick with the Ducks if he can remain productive. The undrafted free agent had no goals and five assists in 14 games with Iowa. He has never been a top offensive player and has limited Fantasy appeal at this time.
News: Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin will miss about six months after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. An MRI done Saturday revealed the tear that Beauchemin sustained in a 4-3 overtime loss to Nashville on Friday. He will be placed on long-term injured reserve. The Ducks recalled forward Bobby Ryan and defenseman Brett Festerling from their AHL affiliate in Iowa. "This is an unfortunate injury for Francois and we feel badly for him," general manager Bob Murray said. "However, knowing his character as a player and person, we know he will rebound from this and return to the ice at full strength."
Analysis: Beauchemin had four goals and one assist in 18 games this season. He was tied for the second-most playing time on the team. Beauchemin is still more of a low-end Fantasy option at this time, however, so your team shouldn't be feeling a major hit with this loss. Out six months, Beauchemin will likely miss the rest of the regular season, at least. Ryan and Festering are only long-term keepers, at best, for the time being.
News: The Anaheim Ducks sent Bobby Bolt, Joe Callahan, Stephen Dixon, Andrew Ebbett, Brett Festerling, Mike Hoffman, Shane Hynes, Matt Keith, Dan LaCouture, Jean-Philippe Levasseur, Brendan Mikkelson, Brian Salcido and Clay Wilson to Portland of the AHL on Wednesday.
Analysis: The team also released Tyler Bouck and assigned youngsters Maxime Macenauer to Rouyn-Noranda of the QMJHL and Eric Tangradi to Belleville of the OHL to the juniors. None of the players mentioned above are worthy of any Fantasy consideration.