News:Benn Ferriero has been assigned to AHL Connecticut.
Analysis:Benn Ferriero, who recorded an assist in four games with the Rangers, is cycled out by the team while fellow forwards J.T. Miller and Brandon Mashinter are on their way to the big club.
News:Benn Ferriero collected an assist, two shots and a plus-1 rating Tuesday in a win over the Flyers.
Analysis: Despite skating just 8:21, Benn Ferriero collected his first point as a Ranger in his second game with the team. Ryan Callahan left with an injury Tuesday, which may mean an opportunity for Ferriero to get some top-six minutes.
News: With Chris Kreider out with bone-chip issues, Benn Ferriero logged nearly 13 minutes of ice time in Saturday's 5-2 win versus the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: Despite a minus-1 outcome, his coach John Tortorella seems impressed with his effort. A former seventh-round pick of Phoenix, Benn Ferriero most often skated with Brian Boyle and Carl Hagelin in the come-from-behind win.
News:Benn Ferriero was traded to the Rangers from the Penguins for Chad Kolarik on Friday, the Rangers' Official Website reports.
Analysis:Benn Ferriero scored four goals and added 14 assists this season with the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The 25-year old will likely remain in the minors and provide depth for the Rangers should they need an extra skater at forward this season. He has 14 career goals and eight assists in the NHL over three seasons played with the Sharks.
News:Benn Ferriero did not receive a qualifying offer from the Sharks, David Pollak of MercuryNews.com reports.
Analysis:Benn Ferriero will become an unrestricted free agent this off-season, after scoring 14 goals over the past three seasons with San Jose. The 25-year-old was unable to establish himself as a regular in the Sharks lineup, partially due to the depth they possess on the right side.
News:Benn Ferriero scored the lone goal as the Sharks beat Calgary 1-0 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: The goal occurred in a scramble in front of the net as Benn Ferriero was able to put it away. Ferriero enters the All-Star break with seven points in 21 games for the Sharks, who are currently leading the Pacific Division.
News:Benn Ferriero scored for the Sharks in the second period Wednesday night to give them the lead for good versus Anaheim.
Analysis:Benn Ferriero scored 27 seconds after Brad Winchester's goal on a hustle play in front of the net. It was his second goal in as many games and is showing that he's deserving of a role on the Sharks roster while injuries continue to keep Martin Havlat out.
News:Benn Ferriero scored a goal in the second period of San Jose's win over Vancouver on Monday night.
Analysis:Benn Ferriero scored with limited playing time Monday as Martin Havlat continues to remain out due to his surgery. This was the least amount of playing time he has received since being recalled over a week ago and it couldn't have come at a better time as the Sharks have struggled against Vancouver as of late.
News:Benn Ferriero scored the opening goal Wednesday night as the Sharks beat Tampa Bay, 7-2.
Analysis: If Benn Ferriero keeps producing he should remain on the Sharks' roster until Martin Havlat returns from his surgery, which could be up to eight weeks.
News: The Sharks recalled Benn Ferriero from AHL Worcester on Tuesday, according to the team's official website.
Analysis:Benn Ferriero scored a goal in four games with the Sharks earlier this season before being sent down. However, he earned a return trip to San Jose by averaging a point per game (9G, 11A in 20 games) with Worcester. He could jump right into the lineup with Martin Havlat (ankle) out at least one more game.
News:Benn Ferriero provided a game-winning goal for the Sharks in Saturday night's 4-2 win over Boston.
Analysis:Benn Ferriero is a Boston native, so it's fitting that he notched his first score of the season in that city. No. 78 has plenty of scoring upside but there's no telling how long he'll stay in the NHL before requiring a trip back to Worcester, the Sharks' minor league affiliate.
News:Benn Ferriero, called up by the Sharks on Thursday, will play in Friday night's game against the Devils, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
Analysis:Benn Ferriero provides additional depth at the wing for the San Jose. He could spend much of the season bouncing between the NHL and the AHL.
News: The Sharks recalled Benn Ferriero on Thursday, CSN's Brodie Brazil reports.
Analysis:Benn Ferriero notched two goals and an assist in two games with AHL Worcester this season. He'll provide extra depth at forward for the Sharks.
News:Benn Ferriero was sent to Worcester (AHL) on Monday, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: He'll be one of the first forwards recalled this season when the Sharks have injury issues and are in need of a replacement.
Ferriero's Late PP Tally Propels Sharks To Home Win
News: In a game dominated by defenses, Benn Ferriero's power-play goal late in the third won Saturday's preseason game against Phoenix, 1-0.
Analysis: Don't go making season-long projections for his power-play ice time based on this game; many of the Sharks' regulars rested Saturday, since San Jose takes the ice again Sunday. At best, he'll make the second power-play line.
News: The Sharks signed Ferriero to a one-year contract Friday, according to the Contra Costa Times.
Analysis: Ferriero was the Sharks' yo-yo guy last season, splitting time between the AHL and with the big boys. He found his way into San Jose's lineup 33 times, ending up with a modest nine points. With Devin Setoguchi not around this season, there's and extra permanent spot on the wing for the 24-year-old to go out and try to secure.
News: The Sharks have extended a qualifying offer to Ferriero, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: The Sharks have shuffled Ferriero between the parent club and AHL Worcester the past two seasons, and the promising forward gained valuable playoff experience by playing in all seven games in the 2011 semifinal playoff series against the Red Wings. Sending a qualifying offer in Ferriero's direction gives the Sharks leverage over other teams that might have hoped to pull him away from the Bay Area.
News: Ferriero replaced Jamal Mayers in the Sharks' lineup for Game 2 on Wednesday, the Sharks' official site reports.
Analysis: Ferriero will play on the fourth line, limiting the minutes and impact he'll likely have on the game.
News: Ferriero took pregame warmups for the Sharks ahead of Wednesday's Game 3 against the Red Wings, CSN's Brodie Brazil reports.
Analysis: Ferriero hasn't seen much ice time in the semifinal series, though he was the Sharks' hero in Game 1, having notched the game-winning goal in overtime.
News: Ferriero Scored the game winning goal in overtime for San Jose on Friday.
Analysis: Ferriero was only called up to San Jose a few weeks ago to give the Sharks some depth up front. Logan Couture and Dan Boyle assisted on the goal to give the Sharks a 1-0 series lead.
News: The Sharks recalled Ferriero from AHL Worcester on Saturday, CSN's Brodie Brazil reports.
Analysis: The Sharks will play their final game of the regular season Saturday against Phoenix. Ferriero has appeared in 32 games with the team this season, recording five goals and four assists.
News: The Sharks reassigned Ferriero to AHL Worcester on Saturday, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: The Sharks have more options on the blue line with the recent acquisition of Ian White. So, Ferriero heads back to the minors, where he has posted a point per game in 2010-11.
News: The Sharks recalled Ferriero from AHL Worcester on Friday, Brodie Brazil of CSNBayArea.com reports.
Analysis: Ferriero has played very well during his time with the Sharks this season, posting a plus-8 rating, though his nine points in 32 games don't give him much fantasy value in standard-sized leagues.
News: The Sharks sent Ferriero down to AHL Worcester on Sunday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: At plus-8, Ferriero owns the best rating of anyone who has dressed in Teal this season and is not named Logan Couture (plus-11). It wouldn't be a surprise to see him back before the regular season ends.
News: Ferriero has been sent to Worcester (AHL), the Sharks' official site reports.
Analysis: He could very well be right back with the big club after the All-Star weekend is over, but keep in mind that he's been seeing checking-line minutes in San Jose and has limited opportunities to contribute to the score sheet as a result.
News: Ferriero came up with the game-winning goal Saturday, helping the Sharks clip the Wild, 4-3.
Analysis: This was the first game-winning score for Ferriero in his young career. He is skilled offensively, but fantasy owners generally like their players to skate for more than the 13:31 TOI average that Ferriero gets on the third line.
News: Ferriero returned Thursday against Vancouver after missing a game with facial injuries. Playing on a new line with Kyle Wellwood and Ben Eager, he skated 9:20 and recorded two shots on goal in the shootout win.
Analysis: Ferriero has definite offensive ability, but it's going to be tough for him to put up a lot of points in a checking-line role and checking-line minutes for the Sharks.
News: Ferriero (facial injuries) was unable to play Monday against the Coyotes in what ended up as a 4-2 win for the Sharks.
Analysis: Andrew Desjardins took Ferriero's place in the lineup. From a fantasy perspective, neither player has much to offer being away from Team Teal's scoring line.
News: Ferriero is dealing with a swollen eye that he originally sustained after a fight with the Blues' Ian Cole on Saturday, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Ferriero is considered questionable for Monday's afternoon game against the Coyotes.
News: Ferriero deposited his first goal of the season Saturday in a 4-3 win over Edmonton.
Analysis: Ferriero saw playing time with forwards Scott Nichol (eye) and Devin Setoguchi (undisclosed) absent from the contest with injuries. The Sharks have been devastated by injuries recently, so Ferriero could have a chance to stick around, particularly if he keeps playing like this.
News: The Sharks have recalled Ferriero, Brodie Brazil of CSN Bay Area reports.
Analysis: With a couple of the Sharks' forwards dealing with minor ailments, Ferriero is getting another run with the big club. Don't be surprised if he's returned to the AHL in the coming days, however.
News: Ferriero was sent back to Worcester (AHL) on Wednesday, the Sharks' official site reports.
Analysis: With Joe Thornton's return to action, the Sharks deemed Ferriero expendable, so he'll return to the AHL where he was Worcester's leading scorer at the time of his departure.
News: Sharks coach Todd McLellan "gave the distinct impression" that Ferriero will play in Tuesday's home game against the Ducks, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Ferriero made his season debut last Saturday against the Lightning, and was held without a point in 9:29 of ice time.
News: Ferriero received 9:29 of ice time against the Lightning in his season debut Saturday.
Analysis: Ferriero failed to record a shot on goal in limited action. We cannot recommend him in fantasy leagues until his role increases beyond emergency depth for Team Teal.
News: Ferriero has been called up from the minors by the Sharks, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Team Teal will be without captain Joe Thornton for a pair of games, so Ferriero will be on hand for potential fourth-line duty. Ferriero scored twice, and had three helpers in 24 games with the Sharks last season.
News: Ferriero collected three assists against Anaheim in the Young Stars Rookie Tournament on Sunday, the Sharks' official site reports.
Analysis: Ferriero, a product of Boston College, really turned heads in last year's preseason that saw No. 78 deposit three goals, ultimately leading to an NHL job right out of training camp. Even though the majority of his 2009-10 campaign was spent with Worcester of the AHL, Ferriero probably has an edge over other prospects given that he has already had a taste of the big league.
News: Sharks D Dan Boyle was scratched on Thursday against the Ducks because of an upper-body injury, reports the San Jose Mercury News. Boyle is also considered doubtful for Saturday against the Sabres. Boyle and coach Todd McLellan were vague about the details of the injury. Jason Demers was summoned from Worcester of the AHL and Benn Ferriero was sent down to the minors.
Analysis: Ferriero began the season with San Jose, but he hasn't been able to stick with the Sharks. He has played in 24 games, producing two goals and five points. It's safe to ignore him in Fantasy until further notice.
News: The Sharks sent rookies D Jason Demers, who had 13 points his first 27 NHL games, and C Benn Ferriero to Worcester of the AHL Saturday to make room for Rob Blake and Devin Setoguchi, who returned from injuries on Sunday against the Canucks.
Analysis: Ferriero really wowed the coaching staff in training camp and was a surprise addition to the opening night roster. He stuck around for 22 games, but after his production tailed off, he became expendable. He could be back this season, but Ferriero shouldn't be owned in Fantasy.
News: The Sharks recalled forwards Benn Ferriero and Steven Zalewski and defenseman Joe Callahan from Worcester of the AHL for Wednesday's game against the Blackhawks.
Analysis: These players are at best low-end prospects with the Sharks and do not need to be active in any Fantasy format at this point.
News: The Sharks have recalled forwards Benn C Ferriero, LW Jamie McGinn and C Logan Couture from the AHL.
Analysis: All three of these guys have been up already this season for San Jose. None of them are particularly quality prospects, so continue to ignore them in the majority of Fantasy leagues.
News: The Sharks recalled Benn Ferriero, Frazer McLaren and Logan Couture from their AHL affiliate Tuesday, and all three played against Nashville.
Analysis: Ferriero has two goals on the season but only low-end Fantasy appeal. He could return to the AHL at any time.
News: Sharks C Benn Ferriero scored his second goal of the season on Thursday in a 4-1 loss to the Capitals. The goal came 14:07 into the first period on a wrist shot, tying the game at 1.
Analysis: Ferriero, 22, never signed with Phoenix after the Coyotes drafted him in 2006. Instead, Ferriero played four seasons at Boston College, became a free agent this summer and signed just before training camp with the Sharks. He has never spent a day in the minor leagues and is stepping right into the NHL. It might be worth Fantasy owners' time to keep tabs on Ferriero since San Jose is looking for some secondary scorers. However, he still has low-end Fantasy appeal until further notice.
News:The Sports Xchange reports it took just one game for Sharks rookie RW Benn Ferreiro to impress in a real game the same way he did all training camp and preseason. As a result, Ferreiro found himself playing alongside C Joe Thornton and LW Dany Heatley Saturday night in Anaheim after lining up on the team's third line in Thursday's opener. "He had a good game in Colorado. He's helping. And that's what some of the younger players have to do," coach Todd McLellan said.
Analysis: Ferriero, 22, never signed with Phoenix after the Coyotes drafted him in 2006. Instead, Ferriero played four seasons at Boston College, became a free agent this summer and signed just before training camp with the Sharks. He has never spent a day in the minor leagues and is stepping right into the NHL. He has done well thus far and has a goal in two games. It might be worth Fantasy owners time to keep tabs on Ferriero since San Jose is looking for some secondary scorers. However, he still has low-end Fantasy appeal until further notice.
News:The Sports Xchange reports RW Benn Ferriero and D Jason Demers made their NHL debuts Thursday night against Colorado, but both took quite different routes to appearing in their first career game. Demers, 20, starred in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with Victoriaville, got drafted by the Sharks in 2008, spent last season in the minors with Worcester and won a job in camp. Ferriero, 22, never signed with Phoenix after the Coyotes drafted him in 2006. Instead, Ferriero played four seasons at Boston College, became a free agent this summer and signed just before training camp with the Sharks. He has never spent a day in the minor leagues and is stepping right into the NHL.
Analysis: Both players are occupying spots on the Sharks' lower lines and it will be interesting to see what kind of impact they make this season. Neither player is high up on the Fantasy radar just yet, so ignore them in Fantasy until further notice.