News:Scott Hannan missed about six minutes of action early in the second period of Saturday's Game 3 against the Kings after sliding face-first into the boards.
Analysis: After a brief respite, he returned to action and skated an otherwise normal complement of shifts. There's no indication that he won't be able to go in Tuesday's Game 4.
News:Scott Hannan had an assist in his 21 minutes of ice time Tuesday, as the Sharks completed their sweep of the Canucks.
Analysis:Scott Hannan has assists in two straight games and was seeing lots of ice times Tuesday. The ice time for Hannan may be solid, but don't expect huge numbers from him. He's not being used as an offensive threat. He's on the ice to stop top players in key moments.
News:Scott Hannan got the start on Wednesday against Vancouver over young defenseman Mattt Tennyson.
Analysis:Scott Hannan had 16:21 in ice time and played a physical game. As far as his fantasy value? Not much there. Aside from ice time, he had one hit and two blocked shots.
News:Scott Hannan (neck) has been taken off injured reserve by the Sharks, csnbayarea.com reports.
Analysis:Scott Hannan, who took pregame warmups Monday, but did not suit up, has yet to play for the Sharks since being acquired from Nashville at the trade deadline. With one point and 20 PIM in 29 games to date, his status affects the Sharks' blue-line depth more than it does fantasy owners.
News:Scott Hannan (neck) will not play Monday against the Coyotes, CSN Bay Area reports.
Analysis:Scott Hannan hasn't played since March 17, but did resume skating April 9. He recorded one assist in 29 games this season before being traded to the Sharks on April 3.
News:Scott Hannan was on ice for Tuesday's morning skate, but there is no official word on whether he will be in the lineup against Columbus, according to the David Pollak of the Mercury News.
Analysis: With a single assist in 29 games, Scott Hannan has very little fantasy value, but he provides the Sharks with depth on the blue line.
News:Scott Hannan (upper body) will not play Friday, The Mercury News reports.
Analysis:Scott Hannan suffered an upper-body injury in mid-March. That San Jose was willing to trade for an injured player indicated that Hannan may be close to a return, but it's not happening Friday.
News: The Predators have sent Scott Hannan (upper body) to the Sharks for a conditional seventh-round draft pick, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.
Analysis: With just one assist and 20 PIMs in 29 games for the Preds to date, the 34-year-old Scott Hannan isn't much of a fantasy factor, but he'll provide the Sharks' blueline with added depth and experience.
News:Scott Hannan (upper body) has been placed on IR, the Tennessean reports.
Analysis:Scott Hannan has just a single point in 29 games this season along with a minus-11 rating, so his absence from the Preds' lineup will hardly be noticeable.
Preds' Hannan To Miss Another Game With Upper-Body Injury
News:Scott Hannan (upper body) took part in the morning skate but will not play Saturday against Columbus, reports the Tennessean.
Analysis: Even a healthy Scott Hannan probably wouldn't be seeing too much ice time right now, as his plus-minus rating is an ugly minus-11, good for worst on the team. Furthermore, he has just a single assist in 29 games thus far, so he's not going to add value to very many fantasy rosters out there.
News:Scott Hannan (upper body) is out for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets, Dan Kamal reports.
Analysis:Scott Hannan suffered the injury Sunday and did not return to the match. Hannan only has one point on the season to date and doesn't have significant fantasy value.
News:Scott Hannan suffered an upper body injury Sunday against the Oilers.
Analysis:Scott Hannan -- who came into the contest with just one assist in 28 games -- saw 3:52 worth of ice time before suffering the injury, with the report noting that he won't return to Sunday's game.
News:Scott Hannan is currently at risk of being scratched from the lineup in favor of Jonathon Blum, reports the Tennessean. "[Scott's] a minus-11, that's not good enough," coach Barry Trotz said.
Analysis:Scott Hannan and defensive partner Ryan Ellis are a combined minus-8 in their last two games. "Together they're not working," Trotz said. "We're going to pull them apart." For his part, Ellis is only a minus-1 on the season thus far, so Hannan appears to be the early candidate to ride the pine. Hannan has just a single assist in 28 games so far this season, so his absence shouldn't be a detriment to very many fantasy teams out there.
News:Scott Hannan missed practice Friday to "take a bit of a breather," reports The Tennessean.
Analysis: Coach Barry Trotz said he gave Scott Hannan, Hal Gill and Kevin Klein - "all the shot blockers" on his squad - the day off. At this point, there is no reason to suspect any injury that would keep Hannan out of Saturday's game against the Sharks.
News:Scott Hannan signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Predators on Friday, according to the Nashville Predators Twitter Page.
Analysis: In 78 games last season with the Flames, the veteran defenseman totaled 10 assists and two goals. Scott Hannan will give the Predators some veteran depth on defense with the departure of Ryan Suter in free agency this offseason.
News:Scott Hannan hit double digits in assists Thursday with his 10th assist of the season in a 4-1 win against Phoenix.
Analysis:Scott Hannan is solid defensively but is not much of a scorer, with two goals and 10 assists in 67 games this season.
News:Scott Hannan scored his first goal since Oct. 15 Tuesday in a 6-1 loss to Edmonton.
Analysis:Scott Hannan is actually producing more offense than usual in February, with four points in nine games. That being said, he hasn't scored more than 16 points in a season since 2007-08 and is not real valuable fantasy-wise.
News:Scott Hannan added an assist to Calgary's 2-1 overtime loss to Phoenix on Thursday.
Analysis:Scott Hannan is still a fairly defensive-minded blue-liner, despite two assists in his last three games. Hannan has eight points and a minus-7 in 51 games in 2011-12.
News:Scott Hannan (upper body) recorded 20:19 TOI in his return to the lineup Tuesday night.
Analysis:Scott Hannan was back on the ice after missing the Flames' previous four games. He has just five points and a minus-eight rating in 43 games this season, so don't expect him to do much for your fantasy team.
News:Scott Hannan (upper body) will play against San Jose on Tuesday, CalgaryFlames.com reports.
Analysis:Scott Hannan's activation can't hurt the Calgary defense, but he's not especially likely to make a fantasy impact for most leagues.
News:Scott Hannan (upper body) is hoping to return to the lineup Tuesday, the Calgary Sun reports.
Analysis:Scott Hannan used to play for San Jose, so he's itching for a shot to play his former team. He has missed the last four games with the injury, and will give the Calgary defense a shot in the arm when it returns.
Flames' Hannan Takes Part In Optional Skate Wednesday
News:Scott Hannan (upper body) took part in an optional skate Wednesday, the Calgary Herald reports.
Analysis: This was his first time skating in practice since being injured last week. It's a good sign he is skating again, and he should be back in a game or two.
News: The Flames placed Scott Hannan (upper body) on injured reserve Saturday, according to the Flames' official Twitter page.
Analysis:Scott Hannan was expected to play through the injury, but apparently the Flames decided he'd be better off sitting out a week. Forward Lance Bouma was called up to take Hannan's place, so the Flames will roll with six defensemen for the time being.
News:Scott Hannan (upper body) is in Calgary's projected lineup for Saturday's game against the Wild, the Calgary Herald reports.
Analysis: The Flames cannot afford to lose another blueliner, so they breathed a sigh of relief as it appears Scott Hannan didn't injure himself too badly last game. Hannan is one of the few Flames to play every game this season, and it seems like that should continue Saturday.
News:Scott Hannan left in the second period of Thursday's loss to the Bruins with an upper-body injury, according to the Calgary Herald.
Analysis: This one may have been hard to notice with the Flames' goal light going off nine times in the ugly loss to the Bruins, but they did lose another blueliner, which if anything serious creates an even bigger problem for the Flames with Derek Smith and Mark Giordano already on the shelf.
News:Scott Hannan has taken over the second line defenseman spot with Derek Smith out for an extended period of time, the team's official site reports.
Analysis:Scott Hannan started off the season well but has struggled as of late, with no points and a minus-5 in his last five games. He's a decent defenseman, but with only five points in 41 games, he's not much of a fantasy option.
News:Scott Hannan is projected as a healthy scratch Thursday against the Islanders, according to the team's official site.
Analysis:Scott Hannan has played in all 37 of the Flames' games this season, but his play has dropped off as of late, as he hasn't scored since Nov. 18 and is a minus-5 over that span. With Anton Babchuk set to return and Brett Carson and Mark Giordano returning at some point in the near future, it appears Hannan may not see much ice time for the rest of the 2011-12 campaign.
News:Scott Hannan had an assist in Calgary's 3-2 overtime loss to the Rangers on Thursday.
Analysis:Scott Hannan was also a plus-1, one of the few Flames in positive territory Thursday. Hannan's off to a fantastic start, with a goal and two assists in six games after scoring only 11 points all of last season. It's unlikely he'll keep this pace up, as his career-high in points is 24, but if you have him, now would be the time to use him.
News: Hannan has signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Flames, reports TSN.ca.
Analysis: The former first-rounder (1997) spent his first eight seasons with the Sharks before signing with the Avs. He was traded to the Caps on November 30 of last year. The 32-year-old brings toughness and a knowledge of Western Conference hockey to his new team but he had to take a big paycut to get the contract. He made $4.5 million last season but this signing gets him closer to home (Vancouver) and to his junior haunts (Kamloops).
News: Hannan, who never received a contract offer from his former employer, the Capitals, before July 1, has still not signed with an NHL squad.
Analysis: One thing is for sure -- he will not be returning to the Caps. His agent, Don Meehan, was quick to quash that suggestion when asked recently by the Washington Post: "That won't happen." Hannan made $4.5 million last season but will have to take a haircut no matter where he signs.
News: Hannan was just recently acquired via trade Tuesday and will get right into the mix Thursday in Dallas, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Hannan will play alongside John Erskine tonight but when asked who Hannan will probably be paired with regularly, coach Bruce Boudreau said he envisioned, "It will probably be Poti and Hannan when all is set and good." That could be good for Poti who may get to play more offensively, as Hannan is a defensive defenseman, meaning no value here.
News: Hannan will be a healthy scratch Wednesday before joining the Caps' lineup Thursday against the Stars, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Just an FYI if you're trying to profit from Hannan's new surroundings, although his value to the Caps is derived from strong play in the defensive end and that he rarely misses time due to injury, so there may not be much of an uptick in the fantasy-friendly production that you covet.
News: The Avs have traded Hannan to the Capitals in exchange for Tomas Fleischmann, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Hannan, signed to a four-year, $18 million free-agent contract by Colorado in 2007, never seemed to have the impact on the ice the Avs hoped, though he played a steady, durable brand of defense. At the same time, the Avs have a lot of depth on defense this season, with the emergence of rookies like Kevin Shattenkirk and Jonas Holos, and the recent acquistion of Matt Hunwick from Boston. Thus, Hannan was ultimately considered expendable. He will likely fill a similar role for the Caps - i.e., that of a stay-at-home defenseman who can play a shutdown role. The trade ultimately does not affect Hannan's fantasy value very much.
News: Hannan had a pair of assists in Friday's 5-1 spanking of the visiting Rangers.
Analysis: During his 12-year career, Hannan has never found a way to record three (or more) assists in the game. He also hasn't had a season with 25 or more points. He is one of the players that is significantly more important to his NHL team than he could ever be on a fantasy team.
News: Hannan, bothered recently by a head injury, will play Tuesday against Vancouver, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: This means a whole lot more to the Avalanche than it does fantasy participants. Hannan is more of a stay-at-home blueliner for a Colorado team that is trying to avoid a three-game losing skid.
News: Hannan practiced Monday, after missing the second half of Saturday's game with a head injury, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: With zero points in eight games and just 16 in 81 games last season, it's obvious Hannan is more important to the team's blue line depth and having some experience in front of Craig Anderson and Peter Budaj.
News: Avalanche D Scott Hannan tallied an assist and finished at minus-1 on Friday against the Stars. He has two assists in his last six games and 11 helpers on the season.
Analysis: Hannan stormed out of the gate with six points and a plus-7 rating in his first 14 games. We were confident he wouldn't be that consistent the rest of the season and he hasn't. Hannan is more of a Fantasy flier in leagues that reward heavily for short-handed stats and PIM as more of a defensive presence.
News: Colorado D Scott Hannan was back on the ice from a neck injury on Wednesday against Nashville. He played 24 minutes and did not record any points or penalty minutes.
Analysis: He is good for 20 points a season, but Hannan isn't going to win any offensive awards in the near future. He is more of a Fantasy flier in leagues that reward heavily for short-handed stats and PIM.
News: Avalanche D Scott Hannan injured his neck late in the second period on Monday against the Flyers and did not return. He scored a goal and finished at even in 9:14 of ice time. Hannan chased goalie Ray Emery with his second goal of the year 9:06 into the second to make it 4-2.
Analysis: Hannan had only one point in his previous 10 games after his hot start to the season. We figured it wouldn't last since Hannan has always been more of a defensive threat. He is good for 20 points a season, but Hannan isn't going to win any offensive awards in the near future. He is more of a Fantasy flier in leagues that reward heavily for short-handed stats and PIM when healthy.
News: Colorado D Scott Hannan left Sunday's game against the Oilers midway through the second period because of a bloody nose. He returned at the start of the third period. He had no points in 16:54 of ice time and finished at plus-1.
Analysis: Hannan has surprisingly contributed seven points in 17 games. He is also at plus-9. He is finally paying the defensive dividends Colorado was looking for when they signed him in 2007, but the offense has been a huge surprise in 2009-10. We doubt Hannan will keep it up, so consider him a low-end Fantasy option.
News: Avalanche D Scott Hannan matched his goal total from last season when he lit the lamp in Monday's win over the Bruins for his first tally of 2009-10.
Analysis: Hannan is a solid defensive presence for the Avalanche but doesn't have much offensive upside to his game. Continue to ignore him in all formats.
News:The Sports Xchange reports D Scott Hannan, who got off to poor starts in each of his first two seasons with the Avalanche, was a plus-3 in Thursday's opening game against San Jose.
Analysis: The Avalanche will need Hannan to play the physical, in-your-face style that he did with the Sharks before he signed a four-year, $18 million contract with Colorado as a free agent in July 2007. Hannan is primarily on the ice for his defense and we don't expect to see much offensive contributions. Hannan is a less than desirable Fantasy option outside of leagues that reward heavily for short-handed stats.
News:The Sports Xchange reports D Scott Hannan has been logging major minutes because of the absence of so many injured veteran Avalanche defensemen. Hannan has played 25-plus minutes in eight of the past 11 games, logging over 31 minutes twice. He's averaging 22 minutes for the season.
Analysis: The 30-year-old defenseman might be logging heavy minutes, but his offensive game is still lacking. He has just 10 points in 78 games this season and has continued to be a grave disappointment since signing with Colorado prior to 2007-08. Hannan is a less than desirable Fantasy option outside of leagues that reward heavily for short-handed stats.
News: Longtime Sharks defenseman Scott Hannan scored his first goal of the season for the last-place Avalanche during a 3-1 loss to San Jose Sunday. Hannan got his first goal in 72 games this season on a cross-ice pass from Wojtek Wolski, leading to boos from the San Jose fans who cheered Hannan for eight years.
Analysis: Hannan was a first-round pick by the Sharks in 1997, but left as a free agent for Colorado a decade later. Although he logs ample ice time for the Avalanche, he has provided almost no offensive spark in his two seasons while also racking up the first two negative plus-minus ratings of his career. The fact his offense has come to a complete halt in 2008-09 makes him a less than desirable Fantasy option outside of leagues that reward heavily for short-handed stats.
News: Avalanche D Scott Hannan tallied an assist and finished at plus-1 during Tuesday's game against the Senators. Hannan has four assists on the season, with two coming in his last seven games.
Analysis: Hannan has no goals this season and four points in 57 games. He also as a minus-9 rating, so he is hurting in all areas. Hannan has been a disappointing defender since joining Colorado in 2007-08. The fact his offense has come to a complete halt in 2008-09 makes him a less than desirable Fantasy option outside of leagues that reward heavily for short-handed stats.
News: Avalanche D Scott Hannan failed to record a point and finished at plus-1 in 23:09 of ice time Sunday against the Flames. It was the 27th straight game Hannan failed to record a point.
Analysis: Hannan has no goals this season and two points in 45 games. He also as a minus-7 rating, so he is hurting in all areas. Hannan has been a disappointing defender since joining Colorado in 2007-08. The fact his offense has come to a complete halt in 2008-09 makes him a less than desirable Fantasy option.
News: Colorado D Scott Hannan returned from the flu against the Predators on Saturday night. He did not record any points in 21:05 on the ice.
Analysis: Hannan has just one assist in 13 games this season, but doesn't have a point in his last 11 games. He is also at minus-3. Hannan is a good short-handed specialist and is known more for his defense than offense. He has limited Fantasy appeal outside of leagues that reward for short-handed stats.
News: The Avalanche scratched defensemen Scott Hannan (flu-like symptoms) and Daniel Tjarnqvist (foot) on Thursday against the Wild and recalled defenseman Kyle Cumsikey from Lake Erie (AHL). To make room on the 23-man roster, the Avalanche sent forward David Jones to Lake Erie.
Analysis: Hannan has just one assist in 12 games this season, but doesn't have a point in his last 10 games. He is also at minus-3. Hannan is a good short-handed specialist and is known more for his defense than offense. He has limited Fantasy appeal outside of leagues that reward for short-handed stats when healthy.
News: Avalanche D Scott Hannan didn't record a point in 17:01 of ice time and finished at even during Monday's 4-3 win against the Kings. He didn't take a shot on net. Hannan has just one assist in six games.
Analysis: Hannan was pretty much par for the course in his first season with Colorado in 2007-08, except he finished below even for the first time in his career. Hannan is a good short-handed specialist and is known more for his defense than offense. He has limited Fantasy appeal outside of leagues that reward for short-handed stats.
News: Avalanche D Scott Hannan tallied his 15th assist and finished at plus-1 during Sunday's game against the Blackhawks. He now has three assists in his last seven games.
Analysis: Hannan, out of San Jose, is having one of his worst seasons as a pro. He has 16 points (one goal), but to make matters worse, he is in the red (minus-7) for the first time in his career. He is merely a low-end Fantasy option.
News: D Scott Hannan has been a much improved player over the past six weeks. He has posted a plus-9 rating in the past 23 games with one goal, five assists and 25 shots on goal. He has one goal and 12 assists in 49 games with a minus-6 rating overall.
Analysis: Hannan has been better at putting points on the board since early December, but he does not have too high value for Fantasy purposes. Hannan hasn't posted more than 24 points in a season and is merely a low-end Fantasy option.
News: Avalanche D Scott Hannan tallied an assist and finished at even during Saturday's game against the Islanders. Hannan, who also spent two minutes in the penalty box for holding, now has two of his 12 assists in his last four games.
Analysis: Hannan has been better at putting points on the board since early December, but he still has just 13 on the season and continues to be a pretty disappointing Fantasy option. Hannan hasn't posted more than 24 points in a season and is merely a low-end Fantasy option.
News:Scott Hannan, who signed a four-year, $18 million contract with the Avalanche as a free agent on July 1, scored his first goal of the season in the third period against Columbus. He was an even player for the game but has a minus-15 rating for the season.
Analysis: Hannan hasn't posted more than 24 points in a season and is merely a low-end Fantasy option.
News: Avalanche defenseman Scott Hannan was booed regularly in his first trip back to San Jose on Friday since leaving the Sharks to sign a four-year, $18.5 million deal with the Avalanche. Hannan, who got credit for the second assist on Milan Hejduk's goal, entered the game with no goals, four assists and a team-worst minus-14 rating.
Analysis: Hannan has had a very poor start to his Colorado career, but he has does two assists in his last three games. Perhaps a sign that he might finally be breaking out of his slump. Hannan hasn't posted more than 24 points in a season and is merely a low-end Fantasy option.
News: The Sports Xchange notes: D Scott Hannan had one of his better games Sunday against Minnesota with four blocked shots, two shots on goal and a plus-1 rating in 23:43 of ice time.
Analysis: Hannan's minus-7 rating for the season is the worst on the Avalanche. Hannan is a solid No. 3 or 4 option in leagues of 12 or more teams.
News: Ds Scott Hannan and John-Michael Liles each picked up an assist in Tuesday's game against the Flames and LW Wojtek Wolski also picked up a helper in the shootout win.
Analysis: Liles and Wolski remain must-starts in most Fantasy formats, while Hannan is a solid No. 3 or 4 option in leagues of 12 or more teams. The Avalanche will next meet the Blackhawks on Friday in Chicago.
News: Scott Hannan was scoreless with a plus-1 rating with a shot on goal in 21:51 of ice time in Sunday's game against San Jose.
Analysis: Hannan faced his former team for the first time since signing with Colorado in the offseason. Hannan play eight seasons for the Sharks. He is a solid play in all deeper leagues heading into Fantasy Week 2 (Oct. 8-14).
News: Scott Hannan, an offseason free agent signing for the Avalanche, spent a team-leading 28:05 on the ice in Wednesday's regular season opener against the Stars. He was scoreless with two shots on goal, but he finished with a plus-2 rating.
Analysis: Hannan is a good looking No. 5 or 6 Fantasy option in leagues of 12 or more teams. The Avalanche will be back in action on Thursday against the Predators in Nashville.
News: The Colorado Avalanche signed Scott Hannan to a four-year contract after he posted four goals and 24 points with the conference rival San Jose Sharks in 2006-07.
Analysis: Hannan should be a great addition to the Avalanche and might even see some time on the power play. However, depending on the health of Jordan Leopold, he might only be worth a look in the deepest of Fantasy leagues.
News: Scott Hannan (leg) was able to play in Sunday's game against the Stars. He logged 25:23 of ice time in the scoreless effort while posting a plus-1 rating.
Analysis: Despite the scoreless game, it appears safe to get Hannan back into the active Fantasy lineup in all larger leagues.
News: Sharks D Scott Hannan (undisclosed) did not play Friday against the Ducks.
Analysis: Hannan is considered day to day. The team still has yet to disclose why he is out, so there is no gauge on when he will return. When healthy, he is a low-end Fantasy option.
News: Sharks D Scott Hannan (undisclosed) did not dress for Wednesday's game against the Predators.
Analysis: Hannan is considered day to day. More on his the source and severity of his injury when the team discloses more details.
News: The Sharks lost defenseman Scott Hannan in the first period of Monday's game against the Ducks due to an undisclosed injury.
Analysis: Hannan is considered day to day. More on his the source and severity of his injury when the team discloses more details.
News: Scott Hannan has one goal, 14 assists and a minus-4 rating with 32 penalty minutes through 48 games at the All-Star break.
Analysis: Hannan remains a solid No. 5 or 5 Fantasy defenseman in leagues of 10 or more teams.
News: Hannan has posted just three goals, 13 assists and a minus-8 rating through 56 games at the Olympic Games break.
Analysis: Hannan is only worth using in larger Fantasy leagues which heavily reward penalty minutes once play resumes.
News: Scott Hannan scored a goal and added two assists and a plus-3 rating in 21:23 of ice time in Tuesday's game at Boston.
Analysis: Considering Hannan entered Tuesday's game with just six points (1 G, 5 A) over the past 29 games, he should be considered as nothing more than a low-end Fantasy option despite his solid performance against the Bruins.