News:Sebastien Caron was dealt along with a pair of second-round picks and a third-round pick to the Predators on Friday, the Globe and Mail's James Mirtle reports.
Analysis: The Lightning received Kyle Wilson, Andres Lindback and a seventh-round draft pick in return. Sebastien Caron is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, so Nashville likely had their eyes on the second round picks over the 32-year old goalie.
News:Sebastien Caron, making just his second NHL start of the year, allowed five goals on 25 shots in Wednesday's loss to the Canadiens.
Analysis: He'd actually looked good in limited exposure in the approximately 75 minutes of NHL hockey he'd played for the Bolts before this one, but Sebastien Caron is a middling goalie and a victim of circumstance behind the less-than-responsible Tampa defense.
News:Sebastien Caron was the first goalie off the ice at Wednesday's morning skate, suggesting that he will start the Lightning's evening game against Montreal, the team's official site reports.,
Analysis:Sebastien Caron is an option if you are digging deep for a stretch-run goalie filler, but Wednesday's outing will be just his second start of the season, so temper your expectations.
News: In his first NHL start since playing with the Blackhawks in 2006-2007, Sebastien Caron turned away 26 of Winnipeg's 28 shots on net Saturday. The Lightning went on to win the contest in overtime.
Analysis: Though a net-minder adjusting to the pace of the NHL so quickly after taking his reps in Germany for the past five seasons is certainly impressive, Sebastien Caron should in no way be employed on any fantasy roster at this stage in the game.
Lightning To Start Caron Between Pipes Saturday Vs. Jets
News:Sebastien Caron is expected to start Saturday against Winnipeg, according to Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Times.
Analysis: This will be Sebastien Caron's first NHL start since 2006-07 following several seasons playing overseas. This year with the Iserlohn Roosters of the DEL (German Ice Hockey League), Caron was 25-23-0 with a .932 save percentage and 2.57 GAA. It will be interesting to see how long it takes him to re-acclimate himself to the more demanding NHL style of play.
News:Sebastien Caron may start one of the Lightning's back-to-back games at the beginning of next week, reports Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Times.
Analysis: It's a tough straw to pull either way -- Philly on Monday or Boston on Tuesday. Sebastien Caron has not played in the NHL in five years and adrenaline will make or break him. Either way, he's not really a viable fantasy option unless you're really pained between the pipes. Really pained.
News:Sebastien Caron cleared re-entry waivers Tuesday and joined the Lightning, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.
Analysis:Sebastien Caron's last extended run in the NHL in 2005 resulted in an 8-9-5 record and a 3.98 GAA. It's not likely that he'll have a positive impact if/when he sees the ice.
News:Sebastien Caron, who has been playing in Germany, has signed a contract with the Lightning, reports NBC Sports.
Analysis: He will have to clear re-entry waivers before he can dress. He last played in the NHL in 2006-07 with the Ducks and his signing will allow the Bolts to return Dustin Tokarski to the AHL. He'll team up with Dwayne Roloson to get the team to season's end.
News: Ducks G Sebastien Caron, who appeared in just one game for the Ducks after being recalled from American League affiliate Portland, Maine, on Dec. 30, was reassigned to the Pirates on Thursday.
Analysis: It is now safe to cut Caron in all Fantasy leagues. He will only be back up if one of Anaheim's goalie go do with injury, again.
News: Ilya Bryzgalov allowed four goals on 13 shots in Tuesday's game against the Blues before being pulled midway through the second period of Sebastien Caron.
Analysis: Caron played pretty well, but he is likely heading back for the minor leagues shortly with Jean-Sebastien Giguere nearing a return from a groin injury.
News: Ducks G Sebastien Caron, acquired Thursday in a minor-league trade with the Chicago Blackhawks organization and recalled Saturday from American League affiliate Portland, Maine, dressed as the backup to rookie G Michael Wall on Sunday.
Analysis: Caron is merely a stopgap for the Ducks as two of their top goalies recover from injury. He will not be of much Fantasy help for long.
News: The Anaheim Ducks traded minor-league C Pierre Parenteau and D Bruno St. Jacques to the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday for G Sebastien Caron, LW Chris Durno and RW Matt Keith.
Analysis: Caron will give the Ducks organization some depth with Ilya Bryzgalov (groin) and Jean-Sebastien Giguere (groin) nursing injuries, but Michael Wall is ahead of him on the organizational depth chart. Caron will start out his Anaheim career in the AHL.
News: Sebastien Caron was assigned to Norfolk of the AHL on Tuesday, as the team is expected to activate Nikolai Khabibulin (finger) from injured reserve to return on Thursday at Phoenix.
Analysis: Caron might be back if either the 'Bulin Wall or Brian Boucher suffers a long-term injury, but he has very little Fantasy appeal.
News: Sebastien Caron stopped 24 shots in his debut in goal for Chicago on Friday in a 3-1 win over the Blues.
Analysis: The Blackhawks signed Caron as a free agent on Aug. 8 and recalled him on Oct. 22 from Norfolk. Nikolai Khabibulin is expected back any day and that could mean Caron could be sent down again. There is no need to add Caron to Fantasy teams just yet.
News: According to chicagoblackhawks.com, goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin, who has missed six games in a row with a broken finger, might not return until Sunday's game against Columbus.
Analysis: If so, Yawney will have to decide between Boucher and backup Sebastien Caron in goal against St. Louis Friday. Despite a respectable 3.38 goals-against average, Boucher is 0-7-1 and still seeking his first win since playing with Calgary in February. Caron has yet to appear in a game since being recalled Oct. 22 from Norfolk of the AHL. Obviously, Boucher is the better play in Fantasy leagues, despite being winless, if he's getting starts over Caron.
News: Patrick Lalime is expected to have back surgery on Friday and he will be sidelined anywhere between four and 12 weeks while recovering. He was already recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament which ended his 2005-06 season prematurely.
Analysis: With Lalime on the shelf, the backup job to starter Nikolai Khabibulin will be a battle between Brian Boucher and Sebastien Caron. In any event, neither Boucher or Caron are not worthy of any Fantasy consideration.
News: Sebastien Caron signed a contract with the Chicago Blackhawks. Terms of the deal are undisclosed.
Analysis: Caron will battle with Patrick Lalime for the backup job in Chicago to starter Nikolai Khabibulin.
News: Sebastien Caron stopped all 29 shots he faced in Friday's game at N.Y. Islanders to pick up his fourth-career shutout.
Analysis: Despite the impressive performance, Caron's Fantasy value remains minimal. He might get another on Sunday afternoon against the Devils, however.
News: Sebastien Caron stopped all eight shots he faced in Wednesday's game against the Panthers after replacing an ineffective Marc-Andre Fleury midway through the second period.
Analysis: Caron might be rewarded with a start in Pittsburgh's next game on Friday at N.Y. Islanders, but his Fantasy value remains minimal.
News: Sebastien Caron allowed five goals on 41 shots in Wednesday's game at Washington to lose in a rare start.
Analysis: Caron was unable to get it done against one of the weaker teams in the league. He is not a recommended Fantasy starter in any format unless Marc-Andre Fleury suffers a long-term injury.
News: Caron allowed four goals on just 14 shots on Sunday at Nashville before being pulled by coach Michel Therrien early in the second period in favor of Marc-Andre Fleury.
Analysis: Caron is not worth using in most Fantasy leagues until he starts performing more consistently.
News: Sebastien Caron (quadriceps) is healthy and has been recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL on Wednesday.
Analysis: Caron was 5-3-3 with a 3.95 GAA in 13 games before suffering an injury and then returning to the AHL. He will serve as a backup to Marc-Andre Fleury as long as the club decides to keep him around.
News: Sebastien Caron is back with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL after clearing waivers earlier in the week.
Analysis: Caron might be back at some point, but for now it is Marc-Andre Fleury's show in Pittsburgh.
News: Caron was placed on injured reserve on Thursday due to his strained quadriceps.
Analysis: With Caron out of action, Marc-Andre Fleury will get another opportunity to take hold of the starting job.
News: Sebastien Caron left Wednesday's game at Atlanta with about three minutes to go in the third period due to a strained left quadriceps.
Analysis: Caron's status is uncertain. If he has a long-term injury, it is likely the Penguins will recall Marc-Andre Fleury from the AHL to take his roster spot.
News: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Sebastien Caron will likely start in Jean-Sebastien Aubin's (knee, calf) place Sunday against Philadelphia.
Analysis: Caron should remain reserved in all leagues despite the starting nod.
News: Caron was sent down to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL and Andy Chiodo was recalled.
Analysis: Caron will likely be back with the big club at some point, but coach Ed Olcyzk has not been pleased with his play of late.
News: Sebastien Caron allowed five goals on 22 shots on Wednesday against the Islanders and was relieved by Jean-Sebastien Aubin.
Analysis: Make sure to reserve Caron the next time he squares off against the Islanders. He has allowed 12 goals in two games this year.
News: Caron made 32 saves in Saturday's 3-3 tie at Philadelphia.
Analysis: Caron will split starts with Marc-Andre Fleury, limiting both players Fantasy appeal until one emerges as the clear-cut starter.
News: Caron is expected to start Thursday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Caron has played well of late and might share starting goaltender duties with Johan Hedberg. He has minimal Fantasy value.
News: The Penguins might soon return Caron to the minors. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that once Jean-Sebastien Aubin returns to action, the team will have three active goalies. Caron is more useful in keeper leagues at this point.
News: Caron will continue to serve as back up to starter Johan Hedberg. Jean-Sebastien Aubin (hand) was able to practice Tuesday, but there is no timetable for his return. Caron has minimal Fantasy value.
News: Caron will backup Johan Hedberg Saturday at Boston. Jean-Sebastien Aubin (finger) will miss the game. Hedberg is returning from a collarbone injury and will re-claim his job as starter. Either Aubin or Caron will be sent to Wilkes-Barre of the AHL. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Caron is the likely candidate, as management feels it is more beneficial for him to play everyday. Caron will have no Fantasy value if demoted, but is worth a reserve roster spot in keeper leagues.
News: Caron might be sent back to Wilkes-Barre of the AHL on Thursday. Johan Hedberg (collarbone) appears ready to return from injury and re-claim his starting goaltender job. Caron has been impressive at times during Hedberg's absence, but most likely will return to the minors for more seasoning. Caron is worth a roster spot in keeper leagues.
News: Caron recorded his second shutout in six career games on Tuesday. He is clearly Pittsburgh's starter and should be activated in all leagues while he takes advantage of the opportunity. He has made 167 of 173 saves and has a sparkling 1.05 GAA with two shutouts since his recall from Wilkes-Barre of the AHL. Monitor the situation closely, as Caron might still get playing time even when Johan Hedberg (collarbone) returns from injury.
News: Caron recorded his first NHL shutout on Wednesday at Carolina 2-0. Caron might start in place of the struggling Jean-Sebastien Aubin until starter Johan Hedberg can return from injury. Caron has stopped 75 of 76 shots since his recall from Wilkes-Barre of the AHL. He is worth adding as a Fantasy reserve.
News: Caron got his first NHL win on Monday night. He stopped 31 shots and looked impressive. Jean-Sebastien Aubin has struggled since taking over for the injured Johan Hedberg and Caron might get more starts after the performance on Monday. Monitor the situation and consider adding Caron in larger leagues.
News: Caron is expected to start on Monday. Caron replaced Jean-Sebastien Aubin on Saturday and stopped all 18 shots he faced in his NHL debut. Monitor Monday's start. Aubin has struggled mightily while starter Johan Hedberg has been injured and Caron might be a surprise Fantasy starter until Hedberg can return.