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20 Rob Niedermayer C
Height/Weight: 6-2/203 | Birthdate: 12/28/1974 | Birthplace: Cranbrook, B.C., Canada | Team: | College: | NHL Experience: 16 | Salary:   | Owned/Started%: 0/0

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7/2/2011

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF

Rob Niedermayer

Niedermayer Signs With Swiss Team

News: Niedermayer has decided to sign a contract with HC Lugano in the Swiss league, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.
Analysis: The Sabres chose not to make a push to re-sign Niedermayer, so the 36-year-old forward will head to his fourth different team in the last four years. The details of Niedermayer's contract are not yet available, but don't rule out a return to the NHL at some point if he experiences success in Switzerland.

6/29/2011

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF

Rob Niedermayer

Niedermayer Unlikely To Return To Sabres

News: Buffalo does not appear to be interested in re-signing Niedermayer, and the 13-year veteran will enter the free agent market on Friday, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Niedermayer had a relatively unproductive regular season for the Sabres last year (5 G, 14 A), but was one of the best players on the ice for Buffalo in the playoffs.

2/19/2011

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF

Rob Niedermayer

Sabres' Niedermayer Healthy Scratch Friday

News: Niedermayer was a healthy scratch for the first time all season Friday. Youngster Paul Byron took his place in the lineup.
Analysis: Niedermayer has never been a huge scorer, but his numbers through 47 games are downright pathetic during his first season in Buffalo -- no goals, 12 points, minus-3 rating and just 25 hits. We think it's safe to say he earned the healthy scratch.

12/29/2010

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF

Rob Niedermayer

Sabres' Niedermayer Moves To Top Line

News: Niedermayer opened Monday's game in Derek Roy's spot between Thomas Vanek and Tyler Ennis, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Niedermayer skated only 11:21 and as usual didn't register in the scoring columns, as he's still looking for his first goal as a Sabre after 26 games. We imagine Niedermayer will have more responsibility with fellow center Roy out for the season, but remember Tim Connolly is due back soon from a broken nose, plus Niedermayer hasn't done anything yet this season to merit ownership.

12/15/2010

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF

Rob Niedermayer

Niedermayer to Suit Up for Sabres on Wednesday

News: Niedermayer (knee) will play in Wednesday's game against the Bruins, the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Niedermayer will see his first action Wednesday since November 20. Expect him to reclaim his centering role on one of the Sabres' reserve lines.

12/14/2010

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF

Rob Niedermayer

Sabres' Niedermayer Will Dress Wednesday Night

News: Niedermayer (knee) has been cleared to play and is probable to suit up for Wednesday night's game against the Bruins, according to WGR550.com.
Analysis: Even more interesting is that Niedermayer, who has not scored a goal all season for the Sabres, centered Derek Roy and Thomas Vanek in practice.

12/14/2010

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF

Rob Niedermayer

Sabres' Niedermayer Nearing Return

News: Niedermayer, recovering from minor knee surgery November 22, is close to a return to action, The Buffalo News reports. "Skating-wise, this was his first battle day in one-on-one situations," coach Lindy Ruff said after Monday's practice. "Most of the swelling [in the knee] is gone. I'd say he's close."
Analysis: Niedermayer. Not dead! While he doesn't have much offensive pop, that's good news for the Sabres, who still have some climbing to do to get into a playoff position. The impending return of Niedermayer (who's actual return date is still up in the air), Tim Connolly and Drew Stafford will help matters as they try to get on another hot streak.

12/5/2010

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF

Rob Niedermayer

Sabres' Niedermayer Behind Schedule in Recovery

News: Niedermayer is taking longer to recover from knee surgery than he has expected, and has no idea when he will return to game action, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Niedermayer elected to have surgery after a poor start to the season in which he only earned six assists through 21 games.

12/3/2010

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF

Rob Niedermayer

Sabres' Niedermayer Experiences Some Pain While Skating

News: Niedermayer, who underwent minor knee surgery on November 22, experienced mild pain when attempting to skate on his own Wednesday, the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: This obviously doesn't bode well for Niedermayer's chances of a quick return. As a result, it's best to leave him alone in the majority of fantasy leagues.

11/22/2010

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF Sabres' Niedermayer Undergoes Knee Surgery

Rob Niedermayer

Sabres' Niedermayer Undergoes Knee Surgery

News: Niedermayer underwent knee surgery Monday and is out indefinitely, WGR550.com reports.
Analysis: He's been bothered by knee pain throughout the season, so this will hopefully serve as a more long-term solution than getting rest. Niedermayer is expected return this season, but it's unclear just how long he'll be on the shelf.

10/27/2010

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF

Rob Niedermayer

Niedermayer Returns to Sabres

News: Niedermayer returned to practice Wednesday after missing Tuesday's game for the birth of his daughter, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: The reason for his absence Tuesday wasn't previously known, so Niedermayer is ready to roll for Friday's game against Atlanta as the Sabres' third-line center.

10/26/2010

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF Sabres' Niedermayer Won't Play Tuesday

Rob Niedermayer

Sabres' Niedermayer Won't Play Tuesday

News: Niedermayer (undisclosed) is not with the team on the trip to Philadelphia for Tuesday's game against the Flyers, WGR550.com reports.
Analysis: Prospect Luke Adam was called up to presumably make his NHL debut on Tuesday night, while there's currently no injury being reported for the 35-year-old veteran center. His production has been very limited so far with just two points in nine games along with a minus-3 rating.

2/1/2010

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF

Rob Niedermayer

Coach makes light of veteran's age

News: The Sports Xchange reports despite two games that have produced 14 points by the Devils' top line, don't expect Dainius Zubrus to be on the right wing with Zach Parise and Travis Zajac on Tuesday night at Toronto. "I need him at center," coach Jacques Lemaire said of Zubrus, noting that 35-year-old Rob Niedermayer is playing too much. "I use him too much," the coach said of Niedermayer. "He'll be 60 years old at the end of the season. I have to slow down."
Analysis: Niedermayer has one goal in 20 games, earning four assists over that span. It's not because a lack of offense Niedermayer needs some time away from center. Lemaire just wants to make sure he is still able to play by season's end. Niedermayer is far more important to the Devils than Fantasy owners.

1/18/2010

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF Niedermayer has two points in Jan.

Rob Niedermayer

Niedermayer has two points in Jan.

News: Devils C Rob Niedermayer failed to record a point and finished at minus-1 on Monday against the Islanders. He has one goal, one assist and a minus-2 rating in eight January games.
Analysis: Niedermayer is averaging 18 minutes per game, but he just isn't producing like a player that earns that much of playing time. We don't expect that to change since Niedermayer is mostly a lower-line presence. Niedermayer has marginal Fantasy appeal.

12/9/2009

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF

Rob Niedermayer

R. Niedermayer scores on empty net

News: New Jersey C Rob Niedermayer scored his fourth goal of the season on Wednesday in a 4-2 win over the Hurricanes. The shorthanded goal came with just one second left in the game on an empty net. It was his fourth goal of the season and 10th overall point.
Analysis: Niedermayer's goal may not have meant much to his team, but it sure does a lot for Fantasy owners in deeper formats. Unless Niedermayer can pick up his production in a major way, he remains just a low-end Fantasy option.

12/2/2009

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF

Rob Niedermayer

Niedermayer rejoins NJ's lineup

News: The Devils, ravaged this season by injuries, got Rob Niedermayer back on Wednesday against the Canucks after he missed 11 games due to an upper body injury. The Devils activated Niedermayer from the injured list and assigned C Tom Sestito to Lowell (AHL). Niedermayer had no points and a minus-2 rating in 14:55 of ice time.
Analysis: Niedermayer has had some success under first-year coach Jacques Lemaire, but we still don't see him winning you a Fantasy championship anytime soon. Niedermayer has minimal Fantasy appeal when healthy.

11/30/2009

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF

Rob Niedermayer

R. Niedermayer back at practice

News: The Bergen Record reports that Devils C Rob Niedermayer (upper body) returned to practice on Monday.
Analysis: Niedermayer could return to action some time in Fantasy Week 9 (Nov. 30-Dec. 6), but he's barely worth owning in any leagues, so just leave him alone.

11/20/2009

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF

Rob Niedermayer

R. Niedermayer could return next week

News: The Newark Star-Ledger reports that Devils C Rob Niedermayer might return from his upper-body injury next week.
Analysis: Niedermayer is off to a nice start with seven points in his first 13 games, but we still don't seem him rekindling his 50-60-point level. Niedermayer still has low-end Fantasy appeal when healthy. Don't risk him for Fantasy Week 8 (Nov. 23-29).

11/6/2009

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF Niedermayer out until at least Wednesday

Rob Niedermayer

Niedermayer out until at least Wednesday

News: The Newark Star-Ledger reports that Devils C Rob Niedermayer (upper body) will not play in either of this weekend's two games.
Analysis: Niedermayer is off to a nice start with seven points in his first 13 games, but we still don't seem him rekindling his 50-60-point level. Niedermayer still has low-end Fantasy appeal when healthy.

11/6/2009

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF

Rob Niedermayer

Oduya, Niedermayer placed on IR

News: The Devils have placed D Johnny Oduya (lower body) and C Rob Niedermayer (upper body) on injured reserve.
Analysis: Oduya has no points and a minus-5 rating in his first 11 games as he's really struggled to transition under first-year coach Jacques Lemaire. Oduya is a 30-point threat when healthy, but he is going to have trouble reaching that plateau after this slow start. Stash him away in deeper leagues if you have the room. Niedermayer's days as a Fantasy-viable option are pretty much over, so don't worry about him outside of the deepest of leagues.

11/5/2009

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF

Rob Niedermayer

Niedermayer suffers injury Wed.

News: Devils C Rob Niedermayer left with an undisclosed injury during Wednesday's game against the Capitals. He will be evaluated Thursday. He had an assist and plus-1 rating in 12:05 of ice time. It was his first point in five games.
Analysis: Niedermayer is off to a nice start with seven points in his first 13 games, but we still don't seem him rekindling his 50-60-point level. Niedermayer still has low-end Fantasy appeal when healthy.

10/6/2009

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF

Rob Niedermayer

Niedermayer nets first goal with NJ

News: Devils C Rob Niedermayer scored a goal and finished at plus-1 during Monday's 3-2 loss against the Rangers. The Devils had several scoring chances early and took advantage 1:10 in when Niedermayer scored from the right circle off a pass from Jay Pandolfo. It was Niedermayer's first goal with the Devils.
Analysis: The 34-year-old Niedemayer is in his 16th NHL season. He spent the last six with the Ducks before they chose not to re-sign him. Niedermayer will be a nice veteran presence for New Jersey. However, he will spend most of his time on the lower lines and he has minimal Fantasy appeal.

9/25/2009

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF

Rob Niedermayer

R. Niedermayer signs with NJ

News: The New Jersey Devils have signed veteran center Rob Niedermayer to a one-year contract. The team announced the deal on Friday, adding depth to a squad that lost John Madden to free agency over the summer.
Analysis: The 34-year-old Niedemayer is entering his 16th NHL season. He had 14 goals in 79 games with Anaheim last season. He has 171 career goals and 257 assists in 1,011 regular-season games with Florida, Calgary, and Anaheim. Niedermayer spent five-plus seasons with the Ducks, and was a member of their 2006-07 Stanley Cup championship team along with his brother Scott. Niedermayer will be a nice lower-line presence for New Jersey, but still has minimal Fantasy appeal.

6/18/2009

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF

Rob Niedermayer

Niedermayer bros interested in Canucks

News: The Sports Xchange reports while most Canucks followers fretted over the future of top-line identical twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin as impending unrestricted free agents, the possibility of another talented, high-profile brother act playing in Vancouver next season has been raised by a player agent. According to their Vancouver-based agent, Rob and Scott Niedermayer might be interested in winding down their careers in their home province. "Before they signed in Anaheim (Scott joined Rob in 2005-06, right after the lockout) that was definitely a big discussion," agent Kevin Epp said. "But at that time, it was difficult because Rob was still one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, so he still had a year left in Anaheim. In Scott's case, he was unrestricted, and considered very much playing in Canada for the Canucks or Calgary or somewhere near his off-season home and staying out West. I think everyone dreams of playing near your hometown or in Canada or in British Columbia."
Analysis: Winning a Stanley Cup together in Anaheim satisfies one of the Niedermayer's goals in playing together. As for their desire to do so in Vancouver, that may be little more than an agent bargaining, especially since Scott has indicated he'd retire or return to Anaheim. Of course, if Scott, a four-time Stanley Cup Champion who already owns a Norris and Conn Smythe Trophy, does choose to keep playing, one reason will be a chance to represent Canada at another Winter Olympics, which just happen to be taking place in Vancouver in February, 2010. "It obviously depends on the Canucks and their situation and where they're at financially, so they're going to have some decisions from their end," Epp said. Scott had 14 goals and 59 points last season in Anaheim, and the smooth skater would be a significant upgrade as a puck-moving defenseman and power-play specialist. Younger brother Rob, 34, had 14 goals and 21 points in an injury plagued season and would need to take a pay cut from the expiring four-year, $8 million contract to fit into the Canucks third or fourth lines. "Now it's about each of them doing what's best for themselves and for their families," Epp said. Scott will likely be a high-end Fantasy defenseman no matter where he plays in 2009-10, if he chooses to skate another season, but Rob still won't have much Fantasy appeal.

4/1/2009

Rob Niedermayer, C, BUF

Rob Niedermayer

R. Niedermayer puts in two goals

News: Ducks RW Rob Niedermayer scored twice and finished at plus-1 during Tuesday's game against the Oilers. Anaheim looked to have put the game out of reach late in the second when Scott Niedermayer dished the puck to Rob at the top of the circle, and his high shot seemed to catch Dwayne Roloson off guard to make it 4-1 after 40 minutes. Edmonton called for a stick measurement late in the game, but received a penalty themselves when it was deemed legal, leading to a power-play, empty-net goal by Niedermayer. It was his first two-goal game since Nov. 30.
Analysis: Coach Randy Carlyle has prodded Niedermayer at times to be a more offensive force from the third line, but he has failed to heed the call. He hit 20 points Tuesday, but still has a career-worst minus-16 rating. Niedermayer is just a low-end Fantasy forward and flier in leagues that reward heavily for short-handed stats.