News:Jay Leach signed a one-year, two-way contract with New Jersey on Sunday, according to Renaud P Lavoie of RDS.
Analysis:Jay Leach likely will open the season with Albany and be called up in the event of an injury to one of New Jersey's top six defenders.
News: The Devils have re-signed Leach to a one-year, two-way contract valued at $525,000, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: Despite being drafted by the Coyotes as far back as 1998, Leach has played in just 70 contests at the NHL level. Still, this move helps the Devils preserve some of its depth on the blue line for another season.
News: The Devils recalled Leach from AHL Albany under emergency conditions Saturday, the Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: With Colin White and Anthon Volchenkov suffering from lower-body injuries that will likely keep them out of Saturday's game against Buffalo, Leach may be needed against the Sabres. He's played 16 games for Albany since coming over in a trade with the Sharks, notching one goal and three assists.
News: Leach has been sent back to AHL Albany, the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: The moves makes way for the return of Anton Volchenkov, who is eligible to return Friday from his three-game suspension.
News: The Devils recalled Leach from AHL Albany on Friday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: The Devils recalled him on an emergency basis, so he likely won't be up for long. He's played in 50 AHL games this season (with Worcester before he was traded), compiling one goal, four assists and 45 penalty minutes.
News: Leach was traded to the Devils on Wednesday in a four-player deal, the Sharks' official site reports.
Analysis: The Devils also acquired center Steve Zalewski from the Sharks for center Mike Swift and right wing Patrick Davis. Leach appeared in 28 games with the Sharks last season, posting three points, but has spent this season in the AHL.
News: Leach was reacquired by New Jersey on Wednesday for minor league winger Patrick Davis, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: Hardly a groundbreaking deal, but the Devils are looking to add a little more minor league talent to their defense pool, as they clearly didn't have enough before the deal. Kidding aside, Leach will act as a stopgap when he's with the big club, especially with the team missing Anton Volchenkov the next few games due to suspension.
News: The Sharks put Leach on waivers Monday, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: As reported by the Mercury News, Leach will end up with AHL Worcester, provided he doesn't get claimed by a different NHL team. Leach only has one goal in 63 contests in the majors, and it came on an empty net. Avoid him at all costs in the fantasy realm.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Sharks D Jay Leach played for the fifth time of the last seven games on Thursday against the Bruins. "Jay's improved every night out," coach Todd McLellan said. "I think he's feeling much more comfortable with our environment, our system. He's contributed. We like what we've seen."
Analysis: Leach doesn't have a point in 13 games this season, so when he does dress, it's strictly for defensive purposes. He has no Fantasy appeal until further notice.
News: D Jay Leach, claimed off waivers from Montreal on Dec. 1, made his San Jose debut on Friday against Dallas in place of the injured Douglas Murray. Murray was hurt after colliding with teammate Dany Heatley on Wednesday and is expected to return to the lineup Saturday in Phoenix. Leach had no points in 17:48 of ice time and finished at minus-1. He also spent two minutes in the penalty box.
Analysis: Leach has only played in 36 NHL games since 2005-06. He is pretty much just organizational depth and will likely be back in the press box shortly. He has no Fantasy appeal.
News: The Sharks have claimed defenseman Jay Leach off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens. General manager Doug Wilson says the move Tuesday will add depth to San Jose's defense.
Analysis: Leach has played in seven games with Montreal this season, posting five penalty minutes and an even rating. In 35 career NHL games with Montreal, New Jersey, Tampa Bay and Boston, Leach has one assist and 33 penalty minutes. He is not worth owning in Fantasy play.
News: The Canadiens have claimed D Jay Leach on re-entry waivers from New Jersey.
Analysis: Leach had just one assist in 24 games with New Jersey last season and has spent most of his career in the minors. He has no Fantasy value.
News: The Devils placed D Jay Leach, D Rob Davison and C Tim Sestito on waivers Tuesday, with the intention of sending them to the minors.
Analysis: None of these players have any seasonal Fantasy value at this time.
News: The Devils have sent rookie D Anssi Salmela down to the AHL and recalled D Jay Leach.
Analysis: The Devils like Salmela's long-term outlook, but has little Fantasy value until he cements a permanent spot in New Jersey. Leach is nothing more than organizational depth at this point in his career and can be ignored in Fantasy until further notice.
News: D Mike Mottau returned from his two-game suspension Saturday night against the Penguins, with the Devils returning D Jay Leach to Lowell of the AHL.
Analysis: Leach is nothing more than organizational depth at this point in his career and can be ignored in Fantasy until further notice.
News: The Devils signed defenseman defenseman Jay Leach, and forwards Jon DiSalvatore and Chad Wiseman to contracts Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Analysis: Leach, 28, joins the Devils after seeing action in 77 games last season with Norfolk (AHL), Tampa Bay (NHL) and Portland (AHL). Leach made his NHL debut with Boston in 2005-06 and appeared in two games with the Lightning last season, recording no points and a minus-1 rating. Leach is nothing more than organizational depth and can be ignored in Fantasy.
News: The Anaheim Ducks acquired D Jay Leach from Tampa Bay on Tuesday for RW Brandon Segal and a 2008 seventh-round draft pick.
Analysis: Leach has spent most of this season in the AHL, but has played four games in the NHL over the past two seasons. He has no Fantasy value at this time.
News: The Boston Bruins assigned D Bobby Allen, G Brian Finley, F Martins Karsums, F David Krejci, D Matt Lashoff, D Jay Leach, F Pascal Pelletier, F Tyler Redenbach, D Jonathan Sigalet, F Nate Thompson, F Kris Versteeg and F Ben Walter to Providence of the AHL on Monday.
Analysis: Neither of the players mentioned have any value in Fantasy Hockey.