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8 Derek Roy C
Height/Weight: 5-9/184 | Birthdate: 5/4/1983 | Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | Team: Edmonton Oilers | College: None | NHL Experience: 10 | Salary: $5,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 8/3 | Average Draft Position: 240.29
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2/21/2015

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Derek Roy

Oilers' Want To Keep Roy

News: The Oilers would rather sign Derek Roy to a contract extension rather than trade him, according to the Oilers web site.
Analysis: Derek Roy has five goals and 12 points in 23 games for the Oilers since being acquired from the Predators in late December. At 31 years old one would think it would be more beneficial to the team if he were to bring back a younger prospect or draft pick but the organization believes that Roy may finally be getting the best out of Nail Yakupov. Still, this may be all for moot if Roy, who will be an unrestricted free agent after the season, has no interest in returning to a re-building team.

2/19/2015

Derek Roy, C, EDM Oilers' Roy: Points In Three Straight

Derek Roy

Oilers' Roy: Points In Three Straight

News: Derek Roy ran his point streak to three games with an assist on Nail Yakupov's first-period goal in Wednesday's shootout win over the Bruins.
Analysis: Derek Roy and Yakupov have shown a strong connection of late, with the latter arguably playing his best hockey since his rookie season. As is true with any Oilers forward, the plus/minus rating will remain a lingering concern with Roy, but he certainly carries more fantasy relevance with Edmonton than he did earlier in the season with Nashville. Even so, his half-point-per-game production thus far with the Oilers relegates his interest mostly to deeper formats.

2/3/2015

Derek Roy, C, EDM Oilers' Roy Finds Net In Win

Derek Roy

Oilers' Roy Finds Net In Win

News: Derek Roy found the net in the second period of Monday's win over the Sharks, giving him his fifth goal of the season.
Analysis: After being acquired from the Predators in late December, Derek Roy got off to a hot start with two goals and five assists over his first eight games with his new team. He's since seen his production slow, tallying two lone goals during his last seven games. It's probably best to let Roy sit on the waiver wire until he can provide points with a little more consistency.

1/14/2015

Derek Roy, C, EDM Oilers' Roy Improves Point Streak To Three Games

Derek Roy

Oilers' Roy Improves Point Streak To Three Games

News: Derek Roy notched an assist in Tuesday's loss to the Blues.
Analysis: Derek Roy has picked up points in three straight games for the Oilers, settling in quite nicely in a featured role for the struggling squad. Even if his point totals begin to dry up, the 31-year-old should continue to bring a modicum of respectability to the team's second line, which is all the Oilers can really ask for at this point.

1/10/2015

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Derek Roy

Trio Of Points For Oilers' Roy

News: Derek Roy scored a goal and chipped in two helpers in Friday's 5-2 win over the Blackhawks. He also skated to a plus-3 rating.
Analysis: With the three-point outbust, Derek Roy is now up to five points in six games as an Oiler since coming over in a trade from Nashville. He's only fired four shots on net during that span, but the former 81-point man has a shot at thrusting himself back into fantasy relevance if he can continue to produce -- even if the production comes while skating for the league's worst team.

1/5/2015

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Derek Roy

Roy Nabs First Goal As An Oiler

News: Derek Roy scored his first goal as a member of the Oilers on Sunday, finding twine on his only shot attempt in a victory over the Islanders.
Analysis: Derek Roy had been caught up in a numbers game at the center spot in Nashville, but the struggling Oilers shouldn't have much trouble carving out a consistent role for him in their bottom six. The 31-year-old has two points while averaging 13:41 of ice time over his four games with Edmonton.

12/29/2014

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Derek Roy

Predators Trade Roy To Oilers

News: Derek Roy was traded to the Oilers on Monday in exchange for Mark Arcobello.
Analysis: Derek Roy was ticketed for the AHL after clearing waivers earlier Monday, but the Oilers decided to pick him up. Roy totaled just 10 points in 26 games with Nashville and has had trouble finding playing time this month, but he could play regularly for Edmonton.

12/29/2014

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Derek Roy

Preds Reassign Roy

News: The Predators assigned Derek Roy to AHL Milwaukee on Monday.
Analysis: The veteran center hasn't played in the AHL since 2005-06, but will head to Milwaukee after struggling so far this season.

12/28/2014

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Derek Roy

Preds' Place Roy On Waivers

News: Derek Roy was placed on waivers Sunday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Analysis: Derek Roy was on a one-year contract with the Predators coming into the season, and he has been a healthy scratch multiple times lately. His once promising career took a downturn due to an injury, and now he will have to look for work with another team.

12/23/2014

Derek Roy, C, EDM Preds' Roy Scratched Monday

Derek Roy

Preds' Roy Scratched Monday

News: Derek Roy was a healthy scratch Monday versus the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: The writing was certainly on the wall for Derek Roy, given that he was skating on the fourth line and seeing less than 10 minutes of ice time prior to his benching. Roy was expected to be an impact player for the Preds this season after signing as a free agent during the summer, however he has managed just 10 points in 26 games so far, and now can't even seem to find himself a spot in the lineup. As a result, his stock has fallen sharply and he should not be counted on for fantasy production right now.

12/11/2014

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Derek Roy

Preds' Roy On Track To Return Thursday

News: Derek Roy (upper body) is set to return to the lineup Thursday against the Coyotes.
Analysis: After a five-game absence, Derek Roy stepped into center the fourth line at Wednesday's practice, and figures to slot in there on Thursday with Paul Gaustad (lower body) not expected to play. Roy's return will allow the Predators to avoid calling up an extra forward, as the only other options (Gaustad and Taylor Beck) are injured.

12/11/2014

Derek Roy, C, EDM

Derek Roy

Preds' Roy Practices Wednesday

News: Derek Roy (upper body) participated in Wednesday's practice, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.
Analysis: Derek Roy substituted in for Paul Gaustad (lower body) as the center of a line that included Eric Nystrom and Gabriel Bourque. It's a sign of progress for Roy, who has missed the Preds' previous five games, but it's unclear if he'll be a lineup option for Thursday's game in Arizona.

12/5/2014

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Derek Roy

Preds' Roy To Miss Third Straight

News: Derek Roy (upper body) will not play Thursday against the Predators, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.
Analysis: Derek Roy will miss his third straight game with the upper-body injury, with no word on when he might rejoin the Nashville lineup. The veteran center has 10 points in 22 games this season.

12/2/2014

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Derek Roy

Preds' Roy (Upper Body) Out Of Lineup Tuesday

News: Derek Roy (upper body) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes, and remains day-to-day, Eric Stromgren of the Tennessean reports.
Analysis: At this point, there is no exact word on the severity of the injury, nor is there an expected timeline for Derek Roy's return. Keep him on your fantasy bench until further details are known.

12/2/2014

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Derek Roy

Preds' Roy Out With Upper-Body Injury

News: Derek Roy missed Saturday's game with an upper-body injury, but practiced with the team Monday, Eric Stromgren of the Tennessean reports.
Analysis: We expect an update on Derek Roy's availability for Tuesday's matchup with the Hurricanes prior to game time. Roy has a goal and nine assists in 22 games for the Preds so far this season.

11/19/2014

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Derek Roy

Roy Scores First Of Year For Preds

News: Derek Roy broke through with his first goal of the season in the first period of Tuesday's 9-2 manhandling of the Leafs.
Analysis: The tally snapped a four-game point drought for Derek Roy, who now owns a modest eight points in 18 games of the year -- a number fairly representative of his skills at this point in his career. Those 60-plus-point days are long gone and not coming back.

11/6/2014

Derek Roy, C, EDM

Derek Roy

Preds' Roy Dishes Two In Win

News: Derek Roy handed out two assists in Thursday's victory over the Stars.
Analysis: While Derek Roy's dished out a modestly respectable seven helpers in 13 games, he's failed to score a goal this year. However, he did put a season-high five shots on goal Thursday, suggesting that he might be on the verge of breaking through.

10/22/2014

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Derek Roy

Preds' Roy Chips In For Win Over Coyotes

News: Derek Roy tallied an assist during Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Coyotes, giving him four points in six games to start the season.
Analysis: Derek Roy has been a steady source of offense for the new-look Preds this season, skating primarily on the team's second line alongside Colin Wilson and Craig Smith. Going forward, Roy should continue to see plenty of opportunities to add to his totals, both at even strength and on the power play.

9/18/2014

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Derek Roy

Preds' Roy Enjoying New Linemates In Camp

News: Derek Roy has been skating with Craig Smith and Colin Wilson so far in training camp, the Tennessean reports. "They're both good players with the puck and real smart," Roy said of his new linemates. "Smitty's an offensive dynamic with a great shot. Colin is a great passer and has great vision around the ice. I'm looking forward to playing with those guys and seeing where it goes."
Analysis: With Mike Fisher out until at least late November with a ruptured Achilles, new coach Peter Laviolette has to decide who will be centering his top two scoring lines. At this stage, Derek Roy appears to be right in the mix, while Mike Ribeiro and Olli Jokinen - the Preds' two other free agent acquisitions earlier this summer - will also get a look. A second line of Wilson-Roy-Smith seems like a pretty decent second line possiblity, assuming the trio shows some chemistry together. However, it's still just the first week of camp, and there's sure to be a lot more line juggling to come, so don't assume anything is written in stone just yet.

7/15/2014

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Derek Roy

Predators Sign Roy To One-Year Deal

News: Derek Roy signed a one-year, $1 million contract with Predators on Tuesday, NHL.com reports.
Analysis: Derek Roy spent last season with the Blues, scoring nine goals and 28 assists. He's bounced around the NHL of late, spending time with Buffalo, Dallas and Vancouver - in addition to St. Louis - since 2012. Still just 31 years old, Roy will hope to find a more permanent home with the Predators. "Derek brings us added depth, playmaking ability and experience at center, helping complement our young, developing wingers," GM David Poile said. "He has played in a number of roles, averaging about 19 minutes of ice time throughout his career, and is effective on the power play. He provides our coaching staff with some added skill and maturity down the middle when putting together our lineup for the coming season."

4/24/2014

Derek Roy, C, EDM Blues' Roy Returns To Lineup

Derek Roy

Blues' Roy Returns To Lineup

News: After serving as a healthy scratch in Game 3, Derek Roy returned to the lineup for Wednesday's Game 4 loss to the Blackhawks, logging 10:43 of ice time.
Analysis: Derek Roy was able to muster three shots on goal in the loss, but it appears he's no longer viewed as cornerstone player offensively for the Blues. His 10:43 of ice time was about three minutes less than he averaged during the regular season.

4/13/2014

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Derek Roy

Blues' Roy (Undisclosed) Back On Sunday

News: Derek Roy (undisclosed) is back in the lineup for the Blues on Sunday.
Analysis: Derek Roy missed Friday's contest with an undisclosed injury so the fact that he is back on Sunday is good news for a team missing eight of its normal starters on Sunday and points to the fact that he should be fine for the playoffs.

4/11/2014

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Derek Roy

Blues' Roy Out Friday

News: Derek Roy will not play Friday due to an unspecified injury, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Analysis: The nature of Derek Roy's injury is uncertain, but he was able to play in Thursday's game against the Wild, so it likely happened sometime during that contest. It remains to be seen if the injury will cost Roy any further action beyond Friday's game.

4/3/2014

Derek Roy, C, EDM Blues' Roy Demoted To Fourth Line

Derek Roy

Blues' Roy Demoted To Fourth Line

News: Derek Roy was bumped to the fourth line Tuesday against the Flyers, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Analysis: In a move that does absolutely nothing for Derek Roy's already meager fantasy value, coach Ken Hitchcock broke up the "Dallas Three" third line of Brenden Morrow, Roy and Steve Ott, moving Roy to the fourth line with Maxim Lapierre and Ryan Eaves. Not surprisingly, Roy finished the contest with zero points in just 10:18 of ice time, and now has just a single assist in his last 15 games.

3/27/2014

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Derek Roy

Blues' Roy Will Play Thursday

News: Derek Roy (lower body) will play Thursday against the Wild, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.
Analysis: Coach Ken Hitchcock said Derek Roy would occupy a role as the third-line center alongside Brenden Morrow and Steve Ott. Roy missed the Blues' previous two contests with the injury, but has diminished those concerns by practicing the last few days.