News:Christian Hanson signed a one-year, two-way contract with Boston on Monday, Bruins.NHL.com reports.
Analysis:Christian Hanson hasn't seen the NHL ice since 2010, so he's purely a depth consideration for Boston.
News: Hanson has signed with the Capitals, reports James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail.
Analysis: Hanson spent most of last season in the AHL, recording 34 points in 58 games (13 G, 21 A). He did not score a point in his six NHL games in 2010-11, but has nine points in 42 career games with the Maple Leafs.
News: The Leafs reassigned Hanson to the AHL on Tuesday, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports.
Analysis: Hanson appeared in six games with the Leafs after being recalled earlier this month, but did not record a point.
News: The Maple Leafs recalled Hanson from AHL Toronto on Monday, the Globe and Mail reports.
Analysis: He'll take the roster spot vacated by Kris Versteeg, who was traded to the Flyers on Monday. Hanson is scoreless in three games with the Leafs this season.
News: Hanson was sent to the Leafs' AHL affiliate in Toronto on Friday morning, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
Analysis: This doesn't come as much of a surprise as the Leafs need someone to head to the AHL and log big minutes with the Marlies after their decision to call up Nazim Kadri.
News: The Maple Leafs recalled Hanson from the AHL on Saturday, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.
Analysis: Hanson has been playing on the third line in the AHL, but the Leafs want to develop him as a third-line NHL player. For now, however, his fantasy value remains minimal.
News: Hanson was one of the last cuts from the Leafs' roster, according to a report in the Toronto Star. He will start the season in the AHL.
Analysis: He will likely team with Luca Caputi and Nazem Kadri, two other late cuts, to form a relatively potent offense with the Marlies. He will see action with the Leafs in the event of injury but his fantasy value is nil right now (unless you're in a deep, deep keeper league).
News: Hanson agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Maple Leafs on Tuesday, the Toronto Star reports. The deal will pay him $605,000 if he plays in the NHL, $105,000 if he plays in the AHL.
Analysis: Hanson will likely compete for a spot as the fourth-line center, but it won't be easy thanks to a series of offseason signings designed to bolster Toronto up front. Hanson bounced between the Leafs and Marlies last season.
News: The Maple Leafs have assigned C Christian Hanson and Viktor Stalberg to the AHL.
Analysis: In 10 games this season, Hanson averaged 13:18 of ice time, putting up just one point. Stalberg managed three points in 19 games, but has some keeper value. Continue to ignore them both in seasonal leagues.
News: Maple Leafs C Christian Hanson returned to the lineup on Friday against the Blues after missing one game with food poisoning. He had no points in 16:22 of ice time and finished at minus-2.
Analysis: Don't blame the food poisoning for Hanson's poor performance. The entire Maple Leafs' team suffered in a 4-0 loss. Hanson was only recently recalled from the minors after a few trades depleted the forward depth. Hanson might stick around through the end of the season, but he has minimal Fantasy appeal until further notice.
News: Maple Leafs C Christian Hanson was held out of Monday's game against the Sharks because of an illness, believe to be food poisoning.
Analysis: The Maple Leafs don't take the ice again until Friday against St. Louis, so Hanson will get some time to rest. He has been playing on the team's third line since being recalled from the minors. Hanson has some offensive ability, but he has marginal Fantasy appeal until further notice.
News: The Globe and Mail reports that Maple Leafs C Christian Hanson and RW Fredrik Sjostrom both appear to be out of Monday's game vs. the Sharks because of food poisoning.
Analysis: Luckily for Fantasy owners, both of these guys are just minimally-viable Fantasy options when healthy. Continue to ignore them in the majority of leagues.
News: The Maple Leafs have called up C Christian Hanson from the AHL.
Analysis: The undrafted Hanson is playing very well in the minors so far this season with 29 points (12G, 17A) in 30 games. He has 11 NHL games under his belt over the last two campaigns, with one goal and two assists. He isn't any kind of a prospect though, so continue to ignore him in seasonal and most long-term keeper leagues.
News: The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed goalie Vesa Toskala and forward John Mitchell on injured reserve and recalled goalie Joey MacDonald and forward Christian Hanson on Tuesday. Jonas Gustavsson is expected to resume the starting duties for Toronto with Toskala sidelined.
Analysis: Hanson ranks first on the Marlies in scoring and second among all AHL rookies with 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists) in 18 games. Hanson spent some time with the Maple Leafs last season, but he is clearly organizational depth at this juncture. Ignore him in Fantasy until further notice.
News: The Toronto Maple Leafs have returned forward Nazem Kadri to the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. The Leafs on Sunday also assigned forward Christian Hanson and defenseman Jonas Frogren to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, and released defenseman Andy Rogers.
Analysis: Frogren and Hanson will likely be up at some point in 2009-10 for Toronto, but until they have regular roles, they have limited Fantasy appeal. Rogers is not worth owning in any Fantasy format.