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52 Craig Rivet D
Height/Weight: 6-2/207 | Birthdate: 9/13/1974 | Birthplace: North Bay, Ontario, Canada | Team: | College: | NHL Experience: 15 | Salary:   | Owned/Started%: 0/0

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6/12/2011

Craig Rivet, D, CLB

Craig Rivet

Rivet Won't Return To Columbus Next Season

News: The Blue Jackets have informed Rivet that they won't be re-signing him, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: The veteran will be an unrestricted free agent as of July 1, but retirement is a distinct possibility.

4/2/2011

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Craig Rivet

Rivet Replaces Hejda In Columbus Lineup

News: With Jan Hejda suspended for two games, Rivet will step into the Blue Jackets lineup, Columbus Dispatch writer Aaron Portzline reports.
Analysis: With only one point and a minus-4 rating in 11 appearances this year, it's unlikely that Rivet will be much of a fantasy option.

3/5/2011

Craig Rivet, D, CLB

Craig Rivet

Rivet Pots Goal In Blue Jackets Debut

News: Rivet, playing in his first game for the Blue Jackets on Friday, scored a goal in a 4-3 loss to the Flames.
Analysis: The Jackets aren't looking for him to provide anything more than a veteran presence, so the goal is a nice bonus. Don't expect too many more of them from Rivet though.

2/26/2011

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Craig Rivet

Blue Jackets Claim Rivet

News: The Blue Jackets claimed Rivet off waivers from the Sabres on Saturday, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Analysis: Rivet may benefit from a change of scenery considering how his season in Buffalo has gone. He's been scratched for the last 18 games but could add some experience to the Jackets' young blue line.

2/25/2011

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Craig Rivet

Sabres' Rivet Placed On Re-entry Waivers

News: Rivet was placed on re-entry waivers by the Sabres on Friday, Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The Sabres don't really have any use for Rivet any longer and are hoping that somebody claims him before noon Saturday. If not, Rivet will likely be stored in the AHL or have his contract bought out.

2/24/2011

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Craig Rivet

Buffalo's Rivet Clears Waivers

News: Rivet cleared waivers Thursday, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis: Previous speculation was that Buffalo probably didn't have any use for Rivet at this point, so it's not clear whether the team plans on storing him in the AHL or buying out his contract.

2/23/2011

Craig Rivet, D, CLB

Craig Rivet

Buffalo Places Rivet On Waivers

News: Rivet was placed on waivers Wednesday, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: The article suggests that Buffalo has zero interest in bringing Rivet back to the NHL level, so a buyout could be forthcoming if that is the case and Rivet clears waivers.

1/2/2011

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Craig Rivet

Sabres' Rivet Likely To Sit Saturday

News: With Tyler Myers healthy for Buffalo, it appears that Rivet will return to being a healthy scratch Saturday night, WGR550.com reports.
Analysis: Rivet returned from almost a month on the shelf December 21 and earned a goal and an assist in his first game back. Since then he has been relatively ineffective and his absence won't impact the Sabres much on the ice.

12/21/2010

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Craig Rivet

Buffalo's Rivet Scores In Return To Lineup

News: After sitting out as a healthy scratch for the previous 11 games, Rivet returned to the Buffalo lineup Tuesday and had a goal and an assist.
Analysis: It was a nice night for Rivet, but the fact he played just 12:54 proves that the Buffalo coaching staff has no confidence in him. Even if he manages to stay in the lineup, he won't have any fantasy value.

11/24/2010

Craig Rivet, D, CLB

Craig Rivet

Sabres' Rivet Will Sit Wednesday Night

News: Rivet will once again be a healthy scratch on Wednesday night, according to The Buffalo News.
Analysis: This will be the fifth time this season that Rivet, the team captain, will be a healthy scratch. He was a minus-4 in the last two games for the Sabres.

11/19/2010

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Craig Rivet

Buffalo's Rivet Back in Action

News: Rivet, who has been a healthy scratch the last several games, will slot back in Friday against the Kings, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: It was inevitable that Buffalo's captain would get another chance, but the team was on hot streak while he was out with the flu following some poor play, but with the Sabres losing Wednesday and Chris Butler making a costly mistake, Rivet will move into Butler's spot.

11/18/2010

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Craig Rivet

Sabres' Rivet Expected to Return this Weekend

News: Rivet (food poisoning) will likely return to the lineup this weekend, according to the Buffalo News.
Analysis: The Sabres play back-to-back games at home Friday and Saturday although it is unclear which day he will return. Head coach Lindy Ruff said, "I would anticipate him playing this weekend, he's worked extremely hard through his virus and hopefully he's ready to be a factor in the games." The Sabres' captain only has one point in 12 games this season.

11/17/2010

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Craig Rivet

Rivet Taking High Road as He Continues to Sit for Sabres

News: Rivet has fully recovered from food poisoning, but will remain sidelined so long as the Sabres continue to play well, according to The Buffalo News.
Analysis: One thing is for sure; Rivet won't rock the boat or sulk. He's been around long enough to know that coach Lindy Ruff needs to stick with what's been working for his squad.

11/13/2010

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Craig Rivet

Sabres' Rivet out for Saturday

News: Rivet (food poisoning) will not play in Saturday's game against Washington, according to The Buffalo News.
Analysis: He's getting better and the team finally determined what was ailing him, but coach Lindy Ruff said Rivet needs full practices with the team and "has a ways to go" before he would be considered for a spot back in the lineup. The Sabres have enough healthy and capable defensemen where this isn't a huge problem in the short term.

11/9/2010

Craig Rivet, D, CLB

Craig Rivet

Sabres' Rivet Out Wednesday

News: Rivet continues to suffer from the flu and will not travel with the Sabres for Wednesday's game at New Jersey, WGR 550 reports.
Analysis: It's been an awful season so far for Rivet, between this bug, shoulder problems, a throat contusion, and some healthy scratches. It's little wonder he has a measly one point so far.

11/9/2010

Craig Rivet, D, CLB Sabres' Rivet Battling Flu

Craig Rivet

Sabres' Rivet Battling Flu

News: Rivet did not practice Monday due to a case of the flu, WGR550.com reports.
Analysis: His availability for Wednesday night's game against the Devils isn't in jeopardy just yet, but we should know more about his chances of playing in the next 48 hours if he's able to get back on the ice for a practice or two.

11/1/2010

Craig Rivet, D, CLB

Craig Rivet

Sabres' Rivet to Play Wednesday

News: Rivet will return to the lineup Wednesday after being a healthy scratch recently, WGR550.com reports.
Analysis: His role on the crowded Buffalo blue line isn't one that will lead to much in the way of fantasy production, so look for help elsewhere if you're in need of a warm body on the backend.

10/29/2010

Craig Rivet, D, CLB

Craig Rivet

Rivet a Healthy Scratch for Sabres

News: Rivet was a healthy scratch for the Sabres in Friday night's 4-3 overtime loss to Atlanta.
Analysis: Buffalo is carrying eight defensemen, and Rivet has been the poorest of all of them, but he is the team captain. It should be interesting to see if there is any fall-out from this.

10/27/2010

Craig Rivet, D, CLB

Craig Rivet

Buffalo's Rivet Back in Action

News: Rivet (shoulder) made it back into the Buffalo lineup earlier than expected in the team's loss to the Flyers on Tuesday.
Analysis: He was eased back in, skating just 14:43 in the loss. Rivet is definitely a top-six defenseman, but his presence does create a logjam of healthy blueliners. When Shaone Morrisonn returns, which will be soon, the Sabres will have eight healthy defensemen to work with.

10/26/2010

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Craig Rivet

Buffalo's Rivet Unlikely for Tuesday

News: Rivet (shoulder) made it through Monday's practice without too much difficulty but is unlikely to play in Tuesday's game against the Flyers, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: He suffered a stinger Friday night and while it's not a serious concern, Rivet did have offseason surgery to the same wing in the offseason and he's looking at more of a weekend return to action. If the Sabres do follow through with that plan, Mike Weber will continue to be in the lineup in Rivet's stead.

10/23/2010

Craig Rivet, D, CLB

Craig Rivet

Buffalo's Rivet Out for Saturday

News: Rivet suffered a shoulder injury in Buffalo's loss to Ottawa on Friday and will miss Saturday's contest in New Jersey, according to Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News.
Analysis: Rivet, who has just one point in eight games so far, will be replaced by Mike Weber on the blue line. Rivet is being called day-to-day.

10/5/2010

Craig Rivet, D, CLB

Craig Rivet

Rivet Practices for Sabres Tuesday

News: Rivet (throat) practiced fully for the Sabres on Tuesday, according to WGR550.com.
Analysis: Rivet's role on the ice may be reduced this season, due to his age, but also due to the emergence of Tyler Myers as a budding superstar. That role seems to suit Rivet, however, as the Sabres have a young corps of defensemen that he can show the ropes, the way he did with Myers last year.

10/1/2010

Craig Rivet, D, CLB

Craig Rivet

Rivet Practices, Hopeful to Return for Sabres Opener

News: Rivet (throat contusion) returned to the practice ice for Buffalo, and insists he will be ready to go for next week's season opener, according to The Buffalo News.
Analysis: Rivet is one of the unquestioned leaders of the Sabres, but from a fantasy perspective, there are plenty of better options on the blue line than the veteran defender.

9/28/2010

Craig Rivet, D, CLB

Craig Rivet

Sabres' Rivet Eyes Return to Ice In Coming Days

News: Rivet (throat contusion) worked out on an exercise bike Monday, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Head coach Lindy Ruff said that Rivet's throat remains sore but is hoping the captain can be back on the ice in a day or two.

9/25/2010

Craig Rivet, D, CLB

Craig Rivet

Throat Ailment Shelves Buffalo's Rivet

News: Rivet will miss the next several days with a throat contusion, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Rivet left Friday's practice early for unknown reasons, prompting some to speculate that he may have aggravated his previous shoulder injury. That's not the case, however, and the Sabres are just being cautious before letting him return to the ice. "We don't even really know exactly how it happened," Ruff said. "He saw a specialist [Friday] night and they said two days of rest before he starts exercising again.