News:Spencer Machacek was traded by the Jets to the Blue Jackets for Tomas Kubalik on Sunday, the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Analysis:Spencer Machacek, who checks in with 25 points in 57 games with AHL St. John's to date, heads to Columbus in a flip of depth forwards by the two organizations.
News: Making final cuts before the start of the season, the Jets reassigned Spencer Machacek to St. John's of the AHL, the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Analysis:Spencer Machacek had been playing for the IceCaps during the lockout and had recorded eight goals and 10 assists over 36 games. He also had a minus-19 rating on the ice. While he was expected to compete for a roster spot on the Jets, he became a less likely candidate once the team claimed James Wright off waivers from the Florida Panthers. Machacek could be up with the club at some point if they need another forward, but he doesn't have much in the way of fantasy value.
News:Spencer Machacek had a single shot on goal to go with a minus-1 rating in Saturday's 2-1 win over the AHL Hershey Bears.
Analysis:Spencer Machacek has three goals and two assists for a total of five points in 13 AHL games this season. He played strongly in 13 appearances with the Jets last year and is one of the more likely AHL regulars to make the jump to the NHL whenever the lockout comes to an end.
News:Spencer Machacek managed three shots on goal and finished with a minus-1 rating in a 3-0 shutout loss to the Portland Pirates on Friday night.
Analysis:Spencer Machacek has three goals and two assists to go with a minus-7 rating in nine games with the IceCaps this season. He could hammer out a starting spot with the Jets if and when the NHL lockout ends but is not going to be much of a fantasy factor even when big league play resumes.
News:Spencer Machacek picked up an assist in his first game of the season Saturday to go along with a plus-1 rating.
Analysis:Spencer Machacek is one of the players that would have been battling for a regular spot in the lineup with the Jets if not for the lockout.
News:Spencer Machacek will play for the St. John's IceCaps along with six other skaters signed today, the Jets' official website reports.
Analysis:Spencer Machacek notched nine points in 13 games with the Jets last season and should get a look in the big leagues when the NHL's labor dispute is resolved.
News:Spencer Machacek has agreed to terms on a contract with the Jets, the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Analysis:Spencer Machacek saw sporadic opportunities during his second year last season, recording nine points and a plus-eight. He could have an expanded role at right wing for the Jets this season.
News:Spencer Machacek found the Jets' first goal of the night Wednesday in a 4-2 loss to the visiting Rangers. The recent call-up has tallied seven points in six games since being recalled from St. John's.
Analysis: Though Spencer Machacek's production is certainly impressive, Jets forwards Chris Thorburn and Nik Antropov are likely to return from injury to the team's lineup by Friday. The 23-year-old native of Alberta may already have seen his last NHL ice time for this season, but Machacek certainly has the makings of a curious sleeper candidate later in his career.
News: In just his fifth NHL start this season, Spencer Machacek contributed a goal and an assist to Friday night's overtime win over Washington. Machacek has tallied five points in three games since being called up from St. John's.
Analysis:Spencer Machacek and teammate Ben Maxwell, both filling in as the Jets deal with injuries to their regular forward lineup, are making the most of their current NHL stints. While their fantasy prospects are shaky for the balance of this regular season, big opportunities could abound in 2012-2013.
News: The Jets have recalled Spencer Machacek from AHL St. John's, the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Analysis:Spencer Machacek will help fill in for Eric Fehr, who suffered an upper-body injury in Friday's victory over the Caps.
News: The Jets assigned Spencer Machacek to AHL St. John's on Tuesday, Dan Kamal of CJOB-AM Winnipeg reports.
Analysis:Spencer Machacek didn't record a point in his brief stint with the Jets this season (two games). He'll continue to work on his game in the AHL, where he's put up 34 points (11G, 23A) in 44 games so far in 2011-12.
News: Winnipeg has recalled Machacheck from AHL St. John's, the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Analysis: Machacheck is nothing more than added roster depth, since the Jets have been hit with the injury bug lately.
News: The Thrashers reassigned Machacek from AHL Chicago on Monday, Ben Wright of the Thrashers' official site reports.
Analysis: Machacek has not recorded a point in 10 games with Atlanta this season.
News: The Thrashers have recalled Machacek from AHL Chicago, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Analysis: Machacek, who is tied for third in goals with 16 and tied for third in points with 42 for AHL Chicago, will give the Thrashers needed depth up front with Alex Burmistrov sidelined.
News: The Thrashers assigned Machacek to AHL Chicago on Wednesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Analysis: Machacek, called up January 9, saw action in four games but did not record a game. He will head back to Chicago, where he recorded 33 points (14G, 19A) in 39 games.
News: The Thrashers have recalled Machacek from AHL Chicago, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Analysis: Machacek, who has played 39 games for AHL Chicago this season with 14 goals and 19 assists, will provide the Thrashers with some forward depth, with Evander Kane, Jim Slater, Fredrik Modin and Ben Eager unavailable Sunday against the Hurricanes.
News: The Thrashers have sent RW Spencer Machacek back to the AHL only one day after he was called up.
Analysis: Machacek was only up in case Ilya Kovalchuk remained out, but the Russian star returned to action on Thursday. While Machacek doesn't have any seasonal value, he is worth a look in deeper dynasty leagues.
News: The Thrashers have recalled RW Spencer Machacek from the AHL.
Analysis: Machacek, a third-round pick from 2007, is in his second AHL season after putting up 48 points in 77 games last season. He has 10 points in 13 games this season and while he doesn't have any seasonal value, he is worth a look in deeper dynasty leagues.
News: The Atlanta Thrashers have assigned nine players, including forwards Joey Crabb and Jason Krog, to AHL Chicago. Also assigned to Chicago were forwards Spencer Machacek and Tim Stapleton, defensemen Arturs Kulda, Grant Lewis, Paul Postma and Mike Vernace and goaltender Drew McIntyre.
Analysis: Crabb had nine points in 29 games with Atlanta last season. Krog signed with the Thrashers as a free agent after playing in four games with Vancouver last season. Machacek is one of the Thrashers' top prospects, while Kulda, Lewis and Postma are also among Atlanta's top 20 prospects. Still, most of these guys are just organizational depth and have little to no Fantasy value.
News: The Thrashers recalled RW Spencer Machacek from Chicago of the AHL Monday.
Analysis: The 20-year-old Machacek has 42 points (20 goals, 22 assists) in 66 games during his first professional season with Chicago. Machacek was selected by the Thrashers in the third round of the 2007 NHL draft. He is nothing more than organizational depth at this time and can be ignored in Fantasy.