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24 Simon Despres D
Height/Weight: 6-4/215 | Birthdate: 7/27/1991 | Birthplace: Laval, Quebec, Canada | Team: Anaheim Ducks | College: None | NHL Experience: 3 | Salary: $810,000 | Owned/Started%: 32/21 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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4/1/2015

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Simon Despres

Despres Scores First Goal As A Duck

News: Simon Despres scored in the second period of Anaheim's win over the Oilers on Wednesday.
Analysis: The goal comes as his first in 14 games since being acquired from the Penguins at the trade deadline. Despite not scoring goals, Simon Despres has contributed nicely with five assists and 20 penalty minutes since the trade.

3/26/2015

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Simon Despres

Ducks' Despres Stuffs Scoresheet In Win

News: Simon Despres assisted on Ryan Getzlaf's overtime winner and collected six penalty minutes, seven hits, two shots on goal and a plus-1 rating Thursday against Boston.
Analysis: Life in Anaheim has seen a little boost in Simon Despres' fantasy production, as he's got a respectable five helpers and 14 PIM in 11 games. It's not crazy productivity, but it's a better rate than the 17 points in 59 games he managed with Pittsburgh before being traded to the Ducks.

3/20/2015

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Simon Despres

Ducks' Depres Records Assist Friday

News: Simon Despres collected an assist in Friday's win over the Avalanche.
Analysis: The point was Simon Despres' third in his past four games and his fourth as a Duck since being acquired at the trade deadline. However, he's only managed to top the 20 minute mark three times in nine games with his new team, and he could stand to see even less ice with the return of Sami Vatanen. Look for other fantasy options for the time being.

3/3/2015

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Simon Despres

Despres Hits Scoresheet In Ducks Debut

News: Simon Despres tallied an assist and recorded a plus-3 rating in his first game as a Duck on Tuesday night in Arizona.
Analysis: Simon Despres fit nicely into the Ducks' lineup skating alongside Cam Fowler on the second pairing. Despres was just one in a number of deadline acquisitions for the Ducks on defence, so we'll have to wait and see exactly where he'll fit into the Ducks' strategy on the blue line.

3/3/2015

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Simon Despres

Pens Deal Despres To Ducks

News: Simon Despres (head) was traded to the Ducks on Monday in exchange for defenseman Ben Lovejoy, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Analysis: The Penguins indicated the head injury that Simon Despres suffered in Sunday's win over the Blue Jackets appears to be minor, but that didn't prevent the team from seeking a veteran blueliner on deadline day. While Lovejoy possesses more NHL experience and might offer more present-day value than Despres, it appears the Ducks have added yet another intriguing young blueliner to a corps that also includes three under-25 talents in Cam Fowler, Hampus Lindholm, and Sami Vatanen. At 6-foot-4 with a willingness to hit and the ability to score, Despres could become a mainstay on the defense for the Ducks over the next several seasons.

3/2/2015

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Simon Despres

Ducks' Despres To Play Tuesday

News: Simon Despres (head), who was acquired from the Penguins prior to Monday's trade deadline, will make him Ducks debut Tuesday against the Coyotes, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Analysis: There was some doubt cast on Simon Despres' availability after he took a hit to the upper-body area in his final game with the Penguins on Sunday, but it appears he was cleared of any concussion-like symptoms before being dealt Monday. Despres, who has racked up 17 points, 64 PIM, and 184 hits over 59 games this season, should hold down a regular role on the Ducks' blue line the rest of the way.

3/2/2015

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Simon Despres

Pens' Despres Going Through Concussion Protocol

News: Simon Despres, who took a hit from behind during Sunday's win over the Blue Jackets, is being evaluated for a concussion, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Analysis: Coach Mike Johnston suggested it was just a precautionary measure at this point, but the results of Simon Despres' tests should become available by Tuesday. The blueliner hasn't yet been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Avalanche.

1/30/2015

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Simon Despres

Despres Lifts Pittsburgh To Overtime Win Friday

News: Simon Despres potted his second goal of the season (in 46 games) Friday for his first career game-winner.
Analysis: He totaled just one hit after compiling 20 hits in his last four games, but fantasy owners will have to settle for a game-winning goal on five shots. After the contest, coach Mike Johnston said that Simon Despres could see a bump up in playing time -- and with Kris Letang.

1/27/2015

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Simon Despres

Pens' Despres To Play Tuesday

News: Simon Despres (illness) will play Tuesday against the Jets.
Analysis: Simon Despres' status for Tuesday's game was in question after he indicated following Monday's practice that he wasn't feeling fully healthy, but he'll attempt to gut it out as the Pens enter their second-half schedule. The 23-year-old, who has a goal and 12 points in 43 games this season, will join Robert Scuderi on the third pairing.

1/27/2015

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Simon Despres

Pens' Despres Looks Like Game-Time Call

News: Simon Despres (illness) looks like he could be a game-time decision for Tuesday's tilt with the Jets, Dejan Kovacevic of DKonPittsburghSports.com reports.
Analysis: Simon Despres has been able to skate the last couple of days, but it still doesn't seem like he's quite 100 percent healthy since falling ill last week. The Penguins will likely assess his condition shortly before warmups before deciding whether he or Scott Harrington will join the lineup as the Pens' sixth defenseman.

1/21/2015

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Simon Despres

Pens' Despres (Illness) To Sit Wednesday, Too

News: Coach Mike Johnston said that Simon Despres (illness) will not play Wednesday against the Senators, NHL.com's Wes Crosby reports.
Analysis: Simon Despres has been feeling sick since Tuesday morning and will miss his second straight game as a consequence. Unless he's the newest Penguins player to succumb to the mumps, Despres should be fully healthy when the team resumes action next week after the All-Star break. Derrick Pouliot was recalled from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday to provide an extra body in Despres' stead.

1/20/2015

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Simon Despres

Penguins' Despres (Illness) Out Tuesday

News: Simon Despres (illness) will not play Tuesday against the Flyers, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Analysis: The Penguins hoped Simon Despres' condition would improve enough over the afternoon to allow him to suit up Tuesday evening, but that never materialized. With Despres absent from pregame warmups, it looks like Scott Harrington will assume his spot in the Pittsburgh lineup.

1/20/2015

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Simon Despres

Pens' Despres (Illness) Questionable For Tuesday

News: Simon Despres missed the Penguins' morning skate with an illness and is questionable to play Tuesday against the Flyers, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: Simon Despres stayed behind at the team hotel in an attempt to nurse himself back to full health by the evening. The Penguins will likely reassess his condition during the afternoon before making an official ruling on his status for Tuesday's game. Scott Harrington would be in line to replace Despres in the lineup if the illness keeps him out of commission.

1/6/2015

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Simon Despres

Pens' Despres Returns To Practice

News: Simon Despres (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: Simon Despres was forced to exit Monday's practice early with an undisclosed ailment, but his return to action just a day later suggests the injury was only a minor concern. The Penguins expect to have him available as a third-pairing mate for Robert Scuderi on Wednesday against the Bruins.

1/6/2015

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Simon Despres

Pens' Despres Leaves Practice Early

News: Simon Despres left practice early because of a nagging injury, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: Simon Despres hasn't missed any games recently due to injury, but apparently something has been bothering him. His status for Wednesday's game should become more clear before the game, but there is still another day between now and the game, so more clarity should come of the situation.

12/22/2014

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Simon Despres

Pens' Despres Does It Again Monday

News: Simon Despres racked up two assists, two blocks and four hits in Monday's loss to the Panthers.
Analysis: He tallied a secondary assist while playing on Pittsburgh's second power-play during a third-period comeback. Pens coach Mike Johnston referred to Simon Despres as a veteran Monday as the 23-year-old has earned his spot on the team's blue line. Although he has only nine points (1G, 8A) in 32 games, Despres will eventually produce offensively for fantasy owners once his role increases from a primarily defensive one.

12/20/2014

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Simon Despres

Pens' Despres Making Presence Felt

News: Simon Despres registered an assist and dished out 10 hits Saturday, finishing plus-2 with two PIM against the Panthers.
Analysis: He skated 18:51 TOI and paired mostly with with Brian Dumoulin because of Pittsburgh's injuries to the blue line. Expect Simon Despres to continue seeing top-four minutes in Week 12 with Christian Ehrhoff and Paul Martin sidelined through Christmas. He leads Pittsburgh with 107 hits in 31 contests.

12/18/2014

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Simon Despres

Despres Active In Pens' OT Win Thursday

News: The Penguins increased Simon Despres' ice time Thursday to 22:29 TOI (including OT) after Christian Ehrhoff left with an undisclosed injury.
Analysis: He played better with additional ice, registering five hits, two PIM and four shots. He also set up the game-winning goal with a cross-ice feed, though he wasn't credited with an assist after three other Pittsburgh skaters then touched the puck. He leads the Pens with 97 hits in 30 contests.

12/12/2014

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Simon Despres

Pens' Despres With Questionable Hit Friday

News: Simon Despres leveled Calgary's Ladislav Smid with a questionable hit Friday which went unpenalized but could earn the defender a hearing with the league.
Analysis: Simon Despres picked up his sixth point, an assist, in 27 games. He has made an impact with 87 hits, but he could receive a fine -- and possibly a suspension -- for his hit on Smid.

11/21/2014

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Simon Despres

Pens' Despres Uninjured But Sits Friday

News: Simon Despres served as a healthy scratch for the first time in 2014-15 on Friday.
Analysis: After the game, coach Mike Johnston said that he had to sit one of his seven healthy defenders and didn't want Robert Bortuzzo -- who sat out the team's last game -- to grow cold. Bortuzzo didn't play particularly well against the Islanders, so there's a good chance Simon Despres returns to the lineup Saturday.

11/21/2014

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Simon Despres

Pens' Despres Out Friday

News: Simon Despres is not in Friday's lineup against the Islanders, according to Root Sports in Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Robert Bortuzzo will take Simon Despres' spot in the lineup. There was no immediate word as to whether Despres is injured or is simply serving as a healthy scratch.

11/6/2014

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Simon Despres

Despres Feisty For Pens On Thursday

News: Simon Despres scored his first goal since February of 2013 on Thursday and added nine PIM against the Jets.
Analysis: He blocked three shots and compiled a plus-1 rating. Simon Despres earned high marks for squaring off against Evander Kane but showed his penchant for taking costly penalties -- he was called for tripping with a minute remaining in regulation.

10/28/2014

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Simon Despres

Pens' Despres Shows What He Can Do Tuesday

News: Simon Despres tallied two helpers and finished with a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's 8-3 victory over the Devils.
Analysis: The defenseman also contributed with three hits, two blocks, two shots and two penalty minutes Tuesday. With Olli Maatta expected to miss about a month's worth of action beginning in Week 5, Simon Despres could see steady time. While his point production figures to remain inconsistent, he could help fantasy teams in hits, blocks and penalty minutes.

10/25/2014

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Simon Despres

Pens' Despres Could Sit Saturday

News: Simon Despres rotated with Robert Bortuzzo as the Pens' sixth defenseman during Saturday's game-day skate.
Analysis: Despite a tendency to take unnecessary penalties, Simon Despres has played pretty well in limited minutes. With veteran Rob Scuderi and his ability to serve as an effective penalty killer, Despres and Bortuzzo may have to battle one another for the final spot on the blue line. It's possible that both Despres and Bortuzzo could eventually become a pairing while Scuderi sits, but for now it appears that either Despres or Bortuzzo will serve as the odd man out.

10/23/2014

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Simon Despres

Pens' Despres Nets First Point

News: Simon Despres collected his first point of the season in Thursday's loss to the Red Wings, notching the lone helper on Chris Kunitz's second-period goal. He also dished out a season-high six hits and finished plus-1.
Analysis: Limited minutes -- he played just 12:26 Thursday -- have limited Simon Despres' productivity, but he has played very physically, with 18 PIM and 21 hits on the year. Fantasy owners would surely like to see more points, but that's not likely to happen in the near term unless another Penguins blueliner gets hurt. With Robert Bortuzzo due back Saturday, it's expected that either Despres or Rob Scuderi will sit out.