News:Scott Clemmensen allowed six goals on 30 shots in Thursday's loss to the Rangers.
Analysis: He actually played relatively well for most of the game and made some key saves, but the Panthers continually broke down in front of Scott Clemmensen in the last five minutes of the third period, turning a relatively tight 3-1 game to a 6-1 blowout.
News:Scott Clemmensen appears to be on track to start Thursday's game against the Rangers, the Miami Herald's George Richards reports.
Analysis: The Panthers have lost three straight and sit at the bottom on the NHL's standings, so it would be a roll of the dice to deploy Scott Clemmensen in fantasy lineups Thursday. Overall, he's 3-6-2 with a 3.50 GAA and .880 save percentage to date.
News:Scott Clemmensen made 40 saves on 41 shots in a win over the Senators on Sunday.
Analysis: This is an impressive game, but it's Scott Clemmensen's first start since March 23, perhaps on account of how poorly he's played this season, with a 3.96 GAA and .862 save percentage entering Sunday's play.
News:Scott Clemmensen is slated to start Sunday's game against the Senators, the Miami Herald's George Richards reports.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen, whose last start came on March 23, will get the nod Sunday after Jacob Markstrom started Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Caps.
News:Scott Clemmensen allowed two goals on 25 shots in Saturday's loss to New Jersey, his third loss in as many starts.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen has been seeing many of Florida's starts going to highly touted youngster Jacob Markstrom, a trend that's likely to continue as the season winds down. Clemmensen didn't play badly on Saturday, but the Devils were able to convert a 2-on-1 chance and then the second goal was off a rebound he didn't know he had. Clemmensen isn't a bad option for those in daily leagues as a spot start, but the Panthers do not inspire confidence.
News:Scott Clemmensen is starting Saturday's game against the Devils, the Miami Herald's George Richards reports.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen is currently working on a six-game losing streak, including five consecutive losses in regulation. He's still splitting time with Jacob Markstrom, but that could change if Markstrom continues to outplay him. Markstrom started the Panthers' last two games and only allowed one goal in each contest on his way to back-to-back wins.
News:Scott Clemmensen will start Saturday against the Islanders, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: He'll continue to rotate time with Jacob Markstrom, although Scott Clemmensen seemingly has risk to the downside regarding his opportunities to play, as Markstrom is still considered the franchise's goaltender of the future.
News:Scott Clemmensen allowed three goals on 31 shots Thursday against the Bruins, his sixth loss (four in regulation) in eight decisions this year.
Analysis: All in all, this wasn't such a bad start -- there's a reasonable argument that it was his second-best start of the year, though that isn't saying much. Jacob Markstrom's been unable to run with the job too, though, and with Jose Theodore out, Scott Clemmensen will likely keep seeing some work until Markstrom seizes the reins.
News:Scott Clemmensen will start Thursday's game against the Bruins.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen -- owner of a 4.28 GAA and .852 save percentage -- will take aim Thursday against a tough Boston squad that currently owns a 17-4-3 record.
News:Scott Clemmensen appears to be in line to start Thursday's game against the Bruins, George Richards on the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen will be making his first start since March 3 if that holds, with Jacob Markstrom having handled the bulk of the team's netminding duties of late.
News:Scott Clemmensen allowed five goals on 24 shots in Thursday's 7-1 loss to the Caps. He came in after Jacob Markstrom allowed goals on Washington's first two shots.
Analysis: Sure, Markstrom was bad, but Scott Clemmensen was nearly as bad in relief, and he's now had three five-plus-goal blowups this year despite having made just six starts and 11 total appearances.
News:Scott Clemmensen made 21 saves on 24 shots in a loss to the Hurricanes on Sunday.
Analysis: With Jose Theodore injured, Scott Clemmensen may see more playing time, but he's been arguably the worst goalie in the NHL this season, so he still has very little if any fantasy value.
News:Scott Clemmensen will start Sunday's game against the Hurricanes.
Analysis: With Jose Theodore out indefinitely, the Panthers will roll with with a netminding duo of Scott Clemmensen and Jacob Markstrom for the foreseeable future.
News:Scott Clemmensen didn't make it out of the first period Thursday against Buffalo, allowing three goals on 10 shots in an eventual shootout loss.
Analysis: Jose Theodore replaced him and stopped all 15, making Thursday a near-exact inverse of Tuesday's game, when Theodore allowed four goals, then Scott Clemmensen came in and stopped all 15 shots he faced. The takeaway here is that neither goalie is worth much for fantasy purposes.
News:Scott Clemmensen is slated to start Thursday's game against the Sabres, George Richards of The Miami Herald reports.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen, who was sharp in relief of starter Jose Theodore on Tuesday, will be making his fifth start of the season for the Panthers and first since Feb. 21.
News:Scott Clemmensen could get the start in net Thursday against the Sabres, the South Florida Sun Sentinel's Harvey Fialkov speculates.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen came in to relieve starter Jose Theodore on Tuesday, and could get the nod Thursday as well. Clemmensen collected the win Tuesday after stopping all 15 shots he faced.
News:Scott Clemmensen, called upon after the second intermission Tuesday in a 4-4 game, stopped all 15 Pittsburgh shots he faced and got some offensive support to take home a 6-4 win.
Analysis: That's two positive outings in a row for Scott Clemmensen; meanwhile, Jose Theodore, who stopped just 15 of 19 through two periods Tuesday, has been highly ineffective. Still, if the Panthers make a serious goalie switch, it's going to be to top prospect Jacob Markstrom, not Clemmensen.
News:Scott Clemmensen stopped 32 of 34 shots Thursday in a 5-2 win over Philadelphia, his first victory of the year.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen had previously made five largely ineffective appearances, including three not-too-impressive starts, so this win is the highlight of his season so far.
News:Scott Clemmensen will start Thursday's game against the Flyers, according to Steve Goldstein of Florida Panthers TV.
Analysis: So much for the notion that Jose Theodore would get the nod Thursday, though we suspect that either Theodore or Jacob Markstrom will get the call on Friday against Pittsburgh.
News:Scott Clemmensen gave up six goals on 29 shots in Tuesday's loss to the Capitals.
Analysis: Worst of all, Scott Clemmensen blew a 5-4 lead in the last 5:07 of the third period. The Panthers will almost certainly go back to Jose Theodore for Thursday's tilt against Montreal.
News:Scott Clemmensen will start Tuesday's game against the Caps, George Richards of The Miami Herald reports.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen will be making his third start of the season Tuesday on the heels of Saturday's 5-0 thumping at the hands of Washington, a game started by Jose Theodore.
News:Scott Clemmensen stopped 18 of 21 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Jets on Tuesday night.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen got a rare start in this one, having appeared in just two games prior. He gave up the game-winner on a power play at 4:44 in the overtime period. Clemmensen did, however, benefit from a decent defensive performance by the Panthers, who have been averaging more than 30 shots allowed per game.
News:Scott Clemmensen will start Tuesday against the Jets, FOX Sports Florida reports.
Analysis: This merely confirms what was speculated earlier. Be sure to remove Jose Theodore from your fantasy lineup if you were counting on having him available against the Jets.
News: It looks like Scott Clemmensen will start Tuesday's game against the Jets, according to Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Analysis: We'll await conformation, but for now, pencil Scott Clemmensen in for his second start of the season on Tuesday.
News:Scott Clemmensen replaced starter Jose Theodore in the first period of a 7-1 loss to the Flyers on Saturday after Theodore allowed three goals on nine shots.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen made 13 saves on 17 shots after replacing Theodore. His .840 save percentage over two appearances is the third worst in the NHL so far this season.
News:Scott Clemmensen stopped 29 of 33 shots in a 4-1 road loss to the Canadiens on Tuesday.
Analysis: It was Clem's first action of the new season. While he wasn't sharp, two of Montreal's goals did came on power plays. Jose Theodore started the first two games of the season, and Tuesday's performance certainly didn't show the Panthers that Scott Clemmensen was more worthy of a leading role in the net.
News:Scott Clemmensen will face the Canadiens on Tuesday, Renaud Lavoie of RDS reports.
Analysis: Meanwhile, Jose Theodore will face the Senators on Monday, while making his second consecutive start for the Panthers to start the season.
News:Scott Clemmensen has agreed to a two-year contract with Florida, according to Pro Hockey Talk's Jason Brough.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen played solidly for the Panthers at times this season, but the Panthers never could settle on either him or Jose Theodore. Florida's name has been thrown around in the Roberto Luongo sweepstakes. Clemmensen started 25 games last season.
News:Scott Clemmensen stopped 39 of the 42 shots he faced in Tuesday's Game 6 overtime loss to New Jersey, losing his second game of the series.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen was stellar for the Panthers, who didn't allow too many threatening scoring chances despite the high shot total for New Jersey. Clemmensen gave Florida a chance to win, and with the injury to Jose Theodore, odds are Clemmensen will start the decisive Game 7 on Thursday.
News:Scott Clemmensen led the team for on-ice warm-ups ahead of Game 6 and will start, with Jacob Markstrom serving as his backup, according to the Panthers' official Twitter feed.
Analysis: This will be Scott Clemmensen's second start of the series, while folks are still trying to figure out why Jose Theodore, who didn't skate with the team Tuesday morning, isn't even suiting up.
News:Scott Clemmensen expects to start Tuesday's potentially series-clinching Game 6 against the Devils, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen was reportedly told Monday morning that there was a "situation" with Jose Theodore, and to be ready. Panthers coach Kevin Dineen would not rule Theodore out of the game, but it's looking like Clemmensen will be between the pipes Tuesday.
News:Scott Clemmensen allowed four goals on 27 shots in Thursday's Game 4 shutout loss to the Devils.
Analysis: It certainly doesn't seem that starting the backup over Jose Theodore was the greatest idea, although few goalies would have stood a chance with Martin Brodeur looking dominant en route to setting the career playoff shutouts record.
News:Scott Clemmensen will start Thursday's game against New Jersey, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen, who stopped all 19 shots he faced in relief of Jose Theodore on Tuesday, gets the nod for the Panthers on Thursday following that sharp stint in his first playoff appearance this year.
News:Scott Clemmensen stopped all 19 shots he faced in relief of Jose Theodore on Tuesday, securing the Game 3 win over New Jersey.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen played nearly 54 minutes after entering the contest with a 3-0 deficit. He made several outstanding saves and allowed the Panthers to get back in the game. Jose Theodore has been anything but solid in the first three games of the series, allowing eight goals, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see Clemmensen in goal for Thursday's Game 4 against his former team.
News:Scott Clemmensen earned his 14th win of the season in stunning fashion Saturday night, stopping all but one of Carolina's 35 shots on net.
Analysis: With regular goaltender Jose Theodore having struggled in his last four outings, Scott Clemmensen made himself an attractive candidate Saturday night to get the starting nod in Florida's opening playoff series.
Clemmensen Wraps Up Panthers' Regular Season Saturday
News:Scott Clemmensen will start the Panthers' regular season finale Saturday against Carolina, George Richards of The Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: The Panthers' regular netminder, Jose Theodore, went winless in seven starts down the stretch, so Scott Clemmensen could find himself between the pipes for Game 1 of the playoffs next week.
News:Scott Clemmensen made 31 saves on 32 shots, but still took the loss in a shootout to Detroit on Sunday.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen has had three strong starts in a row, but with the Panthers still fighting for a playoff spot, he might only get one more start the rest of the way, at most.
News:Scott Clemmensen will start in goal Sunday against Detroit, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen has won his last two starts, improving to 13-6-5, but his 2.71 GAA isn't great. He will face a tough Detroit team Sunday, so you should probably use him only if you have to.
News:Scott Clemmensen allowed just a single goal on 36 shots to take home a 2-1 victory Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen hadn't started since March 3 and hadn't won since back on Feb. 26, so this was quite a performance against a team of Philadelphia's quality with a red-hot Ilya Bryzgalov in goal. The Panthers were also outshot by a ridiculous 36-13 margin, so this was nothing short of heroism by the career backup.
News:Scott Clemmensen is starting in goal on Saturday against Nashville, George Richards of The Miami Herald reports.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen has not had a great season -- 2.82 GAA and .904 save percentage -- but this allows Jose Theodore to get some rest.
News:Scott Clemmensen let in two goals on 20 shots in a win over Montreal on Sunday. The win was his 11th on the season, which is the second highest he's ever hit.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen hadn't played since February 15, and his numbers are not very good with a 2.71 GAA and .908 save percentage. With Florida fighting for a playoff spot, a healthy Jose Theodore will likely see most of the action in net the rest of the way.
News:Scott Clemmensen will start Sunday's game against Montreal, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen will be making his first start since Feb. 15, when he gave up four goals on 16 shots in 34 minutes of action in a 6-2 loss to Ottawa.
News:Scott Clemmensen is in goal Wednesday night for the Panthers, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen got the night off Sunday against the Islanders. He has been excellent for the Panthers this year, with a 10-4-5 record and a 2.62 GAA.
News:Scott Clemmensen stopped 27 of 28 shots in Saturday's 3-1 win over New Jersey. The win was his second consecutive victory and his third win over the last five games.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen is the man in Florida presently and he bounced back very well Saturday after surrendering an early goal to New Jersey. The former Devil played a strong game and fended off several late onslaughts from New Jersey. Look for Clemmensen to keep seeing starts as long as Jose Theodore is nicked up as the Panthers jockey with Washington in the Southeast Division.
News:Scott Clemmensen will start against New Jersey on Saturday, NewJerseyDevils.com reports.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen is coming off a nice victory against the Kings in which he stopped 22 of 23 shots, but he's not the greatest on-paper start on the road against a 31-19-4 New Jersey squad.
News:Scott Clemmensen stopped 22 of 23 shots Thursday to beat the Kings.
Analysis: He'd given up nine goals en route to losing his last two games, so this is certainly a step in the right direction for Scott Clemmensen, who's been the guy in net with Jose Theodore on the shelf. Theodore is close to to return, though, so that will push Clemmmensen back to the bench, where he belongs.
News:Scott Clemmensen will start Thursday's game against the Kings, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Jose Theodore is slated to suit up as a backup Thursday and is presumably poised to draw a start this coming weekend.
News:Scott Clemmensen surrendered four goals on 24 shots in Tuesday's loss to Washington.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen has had two forgettable efforts in his last two starts, allowing nine goals in losses. Clemmensen has a tenuous hold on the Florida goaltending job, going 2-2 in his last four games.
News:Scott Clemmensen will start in net for the Panthers in their matchup with the Capitals, according to the Sun Sentinel.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen stopped 26 of 28 shots the last time he faced the Caps, and though he allowed five goals in his last outing, he's actually played pretty well since the middle of January.
News:Scott Clemmensen was pulled late in the second period of Saturday's game against Tampa Bay after giving up five goals on 25 shots. He then returned to start the third.
Analysis: The Bolts were all over the kitties and Scott Clemmensen got pelted; he ended up with 27 saves. Jose Theodore is due back any time so this performance will create some doubt in the coaches' minds that Clemmensen deserves a platoon opportunity.
News:Scott Clemmensen will make the second of back-to-back starts Saturday at Tampa Bay, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen has certainly earned the heavy workload he's seeing lately - he's 3-0-1 in his last four starts, with a 1.92 GAA and .940 save percentage. The Panthers' coaching staff will have a tough decision on their hands when Jose Theodore returns from a knee injury, as Clemmensen has played well enough to earn himself at least a share of the starting load.
News:Scott Clemmensen will make his fourth straight start for the Panthers when they take on the Jets Friday, according to the Sun Sentinel.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen continues to get the call as Jose Theodore remains sidelined with a knee issue. Theodore could return as soon as the weekend, but Clemmensen has earned himself some extra looks with his strong play of late.
News:Scott Clemmensen will start against the Capitals on Wednesday, according to Steve Goldstein of Florida Panthers TV.
Analysis: With Jose Theodore needing some more time off to rest his injured knee, Scott Clemmensen looks likely to see a rather heavy workload in the short term.
News:Scott Clemmensen made 35 saves against the Flyers, but then picked up the OTL in the shootout.
Analysis: One of the two goals that Scott Clemmensen gave up in regulation was a fluky one that bounced off his shoulder and then trickled down his back. He's been a useful replacement for Jose Theodore at times, but nothing special.
News:Scott Clemmensen will start in goal Tuesday against Philadelphia, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen has been underwhelming in his 14 appearances with the Panthers this season. His 6-2-4 record, 2.80 GAA, and .911 save percentage aren't terrible, but also aren't anything to write home about. He's not a recommended start against one of the Eastern Conference's best teams.
News:Scott Clemmensen made 41 saves through regulation and then turned away five of seven shooters in the shootout in a 4-3 win over the Jets on Saturday night.
Analysis: He was his team's best penalty killer in the first when he stoned his opponents on a five-on-three. He is 2-1-1 in his last four games and could be line for a few more starts coming up. Jose Theodore hasn't won since his return from injury.
News:Scott Clemmensen made 33 saves on 35 shots but took a loss in a shootout Monday to Boston.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen has only played in 13 games, and in a crowded goaltending situation in Florida, combined with mediocre numbers on the season, he isn't one of the better options out there.
News:Scott Clemmensen will be in nets Monday against the Bruins, according to Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Analysis: The Bruins dropped their last game to Carolina, but overall they represent a tough matchup for Scott Clemmensen, given that they top the league with an average of 3.56 goals per game.
News:Scott Clemmensen gave up four goals on 41 shots Friday night in the 4-1 loss to the Penguins.
Analysis: Filling in for injured teammate Jose Theodore, Scott Clemmensen was targeted all night as the Panthers were outshot 41-26 on the night. Up until Friday, Clemmensen was filling in nicely for Theodore but in this one the lack of defense spelled doom for Clemmensen and the Panthers.
News:Scott Clemmensen will start Friday for the Panthers in their battle with Penguins, according to The Sun Sentinel.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen has performed admirably in net for the Panthers but he hasn't done close to enough to think he will continue to get consistent work once Jose Theodore returns from his lower-body injury.
News:Scott Clemmensen turned away 25 of 26 shots in Monday's 2-1 win over Vancouver.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen has won two of his last three starts and has allowed five goals in those three starts. Clemmensen should see the majority of starts with Jacob Markstrom and Jose Theodore on the shelf. Efforts like Monday's against one of the league's top teams are an encouraging sign if you need a goaltender for the short term.
News: Steve Goldstein of WQAM 560 AM believes that Scott Clemmensen will square of against Roberto Luongo in Monday night's contest against the Canucks.
Analysis: Meanwhile, with Jacob Markstrom now sidelined with a knee injury, the Panthers recalled Brian Foster to back up Scott Clemmensen on Monday.
News:Scott Clemmensen played well Thursday against the Rangers, stopping 38 of 41 shots, but shot No. 41 was Marian Gaborik's overtime winner.
Analysis: It's hard to win when your team takes just barely half as many shots (21) as the opponent, so Scott Clemmensen did a commendable job just getting out of Madison Square Garden with a point against the first-place Rangers.
News:Scott Clemmensen will start in goal against the Rangers on Thursday, Harvey Fialkov of The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis: With Jose Theodore dealing with a knee injury, Scott Clemmensen draws the tough assignment Thursday of trying to hold off the Rangers, who sit atop the Eastern Conference standings.
News:Scott Clemmensen will likely be in goal against the Rangers on Thursday, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: With Jose Theodore dealing with a knee injury, Scott Clemmensen should see some added work for the Panthers, along with Jacob Markstrom, who has been recalled by the team.
News:Scott Clemmensen made 17 saves in relief of an injured Jose Theodore in Saturday's win over Montreal.
Analysis: He earned the third star for his work in relief and he will see an increased workload now that Theodore may be out for a while. You may want to scoop him up if he's on your wire.
Panthers' Clemmensen In Action Friday Against Rangers
News:Scott Clemmensen will start Friday's game against the Rangers, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: The Panthers have back-to-back games this weekend, with Jose Theodore the expected starter Saturday against Montreal. Scott Clemmensen has yet to lose in regulation this season, sporting a 3-0-2 record along with a 2.80 GAA and .894 save percentage.
News:Scott Clemmensen allowed four goals on 26 shots Thursday against Ottawa, but did manage to get his team to overtime and salvage a point before Bobby Butler won it in the extra frame.
Analysis: Even that was thanks to a late third-period goal by Tomas Kopecky. Scott Clemmensen will take his normal seat on the bench after this one.
News:Scott Clemmensen will get the start Thursday against Ottawa, according to Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Analysis: The Panthers have a back-to-back set, so unless Scott Clemmensen completely stands on his head in this one, Jose Theodore looks like he'll get the tougher match-up, Friday at Boston.
News:Scott Clemmensen came in for Jose Theodore against the New York Rangers on Sunday. He played 20 minutes and stopped all 11 shots he faced.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen has only made four starts this season, and this is only his fifth game played. He's had two poor starts and two really good starts, so at best he is a risky spot start.
News:Scott Clemmensen will start in net for the Panthers on Friday, according to Harvey Fialkov of the Florida Sun Sentinel.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen continues to try and carve out a significant role with the Panthers this season. His best bet for significance this season might be if the Panthers choose to deal him to another club that has a need in net.
News:Scott Clemmensen gave up four goals on 32 shots Monday against Washington, but still managed to pick up a win.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen has won all three of his games this season, but with Jose Theodore and Jacob Markstrom around, his starts will be few and far between.
Panthers' Clemmensen To Start Monday Versus Capitals
News:Scott Clemmensen will get the start Monday night when the Panthers play host to the Washington Capitals, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen is making the spot start with Jose Theodore out with an illness. In two games this season, the veteran goalie is 2-0 with a .941 save percentage and a 1.50 goals against average. Clemmensen is on a roll and worthy of a spot start considering how well the Panthers have been playing this season.
News:Scott Clemmensen improved to 2-0 on the season with a 5-3 win at San Jose on Saturday. He turned away 23 shots (.885).
Analysis: Don't assume that the bagel in his loss column will provoke a sudden change in Florida's crease; Jose Theodore is still the starter. But as long as Scott Clemmensen carries numbers like 1.50, .941, the coaching staff won't be afraid to tap him from time to time.
News:Scott Clemmensen will be the starting goaltender in Saturday's game against the Sharks, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen will make his second start of the season after overcoming an abdominal injury that cost him the last two weeks. In his only other start, Clemmensen stopped 25 shots in a shutout of the Stars. While he remains the backup behind Jose Theodore, expect Clemmensen to see more action moving forward - as long as he can stay on the ice.
News:Scott Clemmensen (abdomen) will be available to back up Jose Theodore on Tuesday when the Panthers play the Hurricanes, Steve Goldstein of WQAM 560 AM Miami, FL reports.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen's sole appearance this season was a shutout of the Dallas Stars on Nov. 15. With Jacob Markstrom being sent to the AHL on Monday, it appears that Clemmensen, who has been dealing with knee and abdominal injuries the past few weeks, is fully recovered. It remains to be seen how much playing time he'll get, but he did start 23-plus games in each of the past two seasons and is a good stash if Jose Theodore is one of your top goalies.
News: Panthers coach Kevin Dineen is referring to Scott Clemmensen's ailment as a "core injury", Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Fortunately, it's not related to the knee surgery he had during the offseason, but the Panthers haven't provided much in the way of details here and until they do, there will only be speculation of something along the lines of an abdominal strain or a hernia. Nevertheless, we'll await a concrete diagnosis here before pushing the panic button.
News:Scott Clemmensen (knee) is unavailable Monday night against New Jersey, the Panthers' official Twitter feed reports.
Analysis: Jose Theodore is getting the start, while Scott Clemmensen remains day-to-day at this time. Jacob Markstrom will back up Theodore for at least Monday's game.
News:Scott Clemmensen will not be available Saturday due to soreness, presumably in his knee, Panthers announcer Steve Goldstein reports.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen played in his first game of the season Tuesday, but apparently his knee is still not 100 percent. Consider him day-to-day for the time being.
News:Scott Clemmensen made his first appearance of the season and stopped all 25 shots he faced for a 6-0 Panthers win Tuesday night. The shutout was the seventh of his career.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen joins an already solid goaltending situation and many decisions will have to be made with all three goalies playing at a high level. Clemmensen's contract makes him a moveable commodity and more will be known as the season progresses. Either way, the veteran goalie may not get the bulk of the starts, but he should be a decent source of wins for the starts he does make.
News:Scott Clemmensen will make his first appearance this season for the Panthers on Tuesday, according to George Richards of the Miami Herald.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen had to overcome injury early in the year, and he needs to perform to hold off Jacob Markstrom who performed very well in his five NHL appearances before he was sent down.
News:Scott Clemmensen will be recalled by the Panthers following the decision to send Jacob Markstrom to San Antonio (AHL), the team's official Twitter feed reports.
Analysis: Markstrom will get a heavy workload in the AHL until either Scott Clemmensen or Jose Theodore is traded away. Clemmensen carries a $1.2 million salary, a movable contract if the Panthers can find the appropriate suitor.
News: The Panthers activated Scott Clemmensen (knee) from injured reserve and assigned him to AHL San Antonio on Thursday, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis:Scott Clemmensen will head to San Antonio on a conditioning stint to get ready for game action again. He was expected to reclaim the backup role when activated, but with current backup Jacob Markstrom playing well, it's not clear what his next step will be - he could even be traded if another team has enough interest. The Panthers will decide what to do with Clemmensen in a couple days, but consider him healthy going forward.
News:Scott Clemmensen (knee) will make a rehab start Saturday in San Antonio, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: At this point, Scott Clemmensen is only slated for one AHL rehab start and more will be known in the days to come. Once he returns, the move could send rookie Jacob Markstrom to the AHL for an extended period of time.
News:Scott Clemmensen (knee) was on the ice for practice Monday, the Panthers' official Twitter feed reports.
Analysis: The Panthers haven't announced a timeline for his move to a minor league rehab assignment, but Scott Clemmensen's progress could lead to time in the AHL for Jacob Markstrom.
News:Scott Clemmensen (knee) will face live shots sometime in the next couple days, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: The live action Scott Clemmensen sees will be his first since undergoing knee surgery in the preseason. Clemmensen will not be activated during the team's upcoming three-game road trip, but it appears he is a now just a couple weeks away from being cleared to play in games.
News: Early estimates for Scott Clemmensen's return from minor knee surgery suggest that he'll be out approximately one month, the Panthers' official site reports.
Analysis: Interestingly enough, head coach Kevin Dineen had the same surgery as Scott Clemmensen three weeks ago and he's already skating again. Jose Theodore will open the year as the Panthers' starting netminder, while Jacob Markstrom will battle Tyler Plante for the backup honors on Opening Night.
News:Scott Clemmensen had minor knee surgery recently and will miss the start of the season, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: There's currently no timetable for his return, although if the procedure is "minor" as indicated, he may only miss a few weeks rather than a few months. In any case, prospect Jacob Markstrom will likely open the year as the Panthers' No. 2 netminder with an opportunity to take the job from Jose Theodore.
News: Clemmensen will start Friday versus the Lightning, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Clemmensen has not won since March 19 against the Islanders, though it's worth noting that he stopped 35 shots as the Panthers defeated the Lightning 4-3 in his last outing against Tampa Bay on March 12. Clemmensen has been anything but a consistent fantasy play this season and that shouldn't change now.
Panthers' Clemmensen Scheduled For Wednesday Start
News: Clemmensen will start Wednesday against the Capitals, according to George Richards of The Miami Herald.
Analysis: Clemmensen has lost four straight starts and eight of his past 11. He does not make for a good fantasy option most nights, especially against a quality opponent like the Caps.
News: Clemmensen will start Saturday against Pittsburgh, according to George Richards of The Miami Herald.
Analysis: Clemmensen may have taken over from Tomas Vokoun (sore back) as the Panthers' everyday starter, but that certainly doesn't make him a viable fantasy option. With just two wins in his last 10 apperances, Clemmensen is better off on your bench at this point.
News: Clemmensen will start Thursday against the Senators, according to George Richards of The Miami Herald.
Analysis: With Tomas Vokoun currently out with a sore back - and feuding with team management to boot - we expect Clemmensen will continue to get the majority of starts down the stretch as the Panthers play out the string.
News: Clemmensen turned away 30 shots in Tuesday's shootout loss to Columbus.
Analysis: Clemmensen has lost his last four decisions in overtime, allowing a total of eight goals in his last three starts. It's been a season of hard luck for Clemmensen who has a solid save percentage at .918 and a 2.42 goals-against average on a team that doesn't score too often.
News: Clemmensen got the start Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: Clemmensen, who relieved Tomas Vokoun to finish up Sunday's overtime loss to Pittsburgh, will be making his first start since March 19.
News: Clemmensen is unavailable for Tuesday's game against the Rangers due to an undisclosed injury, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: The Panthers have recalled Tyler Plante to back up Tomas Vokoun Tuesday and perhaps longer if Clemmensen's issue lingers.
News: Clemmensen will start against the Islanders on Saturday, Panthers play-by-play announcer Steve Goldstein reports.
Analysis: This will be the second straight start for Clemmensen, who shut out the Maple Leafs on Thursday. While he clearly deserves another start after such a solid outing, it's not unusual to see a backup netminder get more work once his team has all been eliminated from playoff contention. He will probably continue to share the starting load with Tomas Vokoun down the stretch.
News: Clemmensen stopped all 24 shots he saw Thursday against the Maple Leafs for his first shutout of the year.
Analysis: This is actually only the second time all year that Clemmensen has won two starts in a row -- not that he sees a ton of action behind Tomas Vokoun.
News: Clemmensen will start against Toronto on Thursday, Panthers play-by-play announcer Steve Goldstein reports.
Analysis: Clemmensen has been fairly productive lately, but he doesn't get a great deal of help. He's probably an average option at best against the Leafs.
News: Clemmensen made 35 saves Saturday in a 4-3 OT win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: We sure hope you rolled the dice on him; he really does seem to have Tampa's number these days. He's only a spot starter going forward and even then, he won't get a lot of support. He's a fantasy risk.
News: Clemmensen will start Saturday against the Lightning, according to George Richards of The Miami Herald.
Analysis: Clemmensen is winless in four starts since his last victory on Feb. 19, which perhaps uncoincidentally happened to be against Tampa Bay. The Bolts have just one win in their past six games, so now might be a good time to start Clemmensen if you have the option.
News: Clemmensen was called on Thursday against Montreal after Tomas Vokoun was pulled with Florida down 2-0. He stopped 26 of 28 the rest of the way, but the Panthers were still shut out.
Analysis: Clemmensen has proven to be best in small doses, so the backup role suits him well. Vokoun will probably start Saturday.
News: WQAM's Steve Goldstein believes that Clemmensen will start in goal Tuesday against Carolina's Cam Ward.
Analysis: Assuming that's the case, it would be Clemmensen's first start since Feb. 23, when he allowed five goals in a loss to Ottawa.
News: Clemmensen will start in goal Wednesday against Ottawa, Panthers television announcer Steve Goldstein reports.
Analysis: Clemmensen will make just his third start since Jan. 17. He's been decent in his two opportunities this month, but with a large assortment of games on tap for Wednesday night, you can probably find a better option.
News: Clemmensen made 32 saves through regulation Saturday and then turned away all three he faced during the shootout for a 3-2 win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Tomas Vokoun hasn't been able to pitch many wins of late so this effort could put Clemmer back between the pipes for the Panthers' next game. Just a hunch but it's worth watching if you're desperate for goalie points.
News: Clemmensen will start against Tampa Bay on Saturday, Steve Goldstein of the Panthers' TV Network reports.
Analysis: This will be Clemmensen's first start since Feb. 1 against Toronto. Since then, Tomas Vokoun has made seven straight appearances but he's only won twice over that stretch. If Clemmensen puts together a solid game against Tampa Bay, he could be in line for more ice time down the stretch. He's not a quality fantasy goalie start most nights, but keep an eye on him.
News: Clemmensen stopped 23 of 26 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to Toronto.
Analysis: In an effort to keep Tomas Vokoun fresh down the stretch, Clemmensen got the start on Tuesday. Vokoun will be back in net on Wednesday night against Montreal.
News: Clemmensen will start Tuesday against the Maple Leafs, according to George Richards of The Miami Herald.
Analysis: The Panthers play back-to-back games Tuesday and Wednesday - against the Leafs and Habs, respectively. Tomas Vokoun started four of five games prior to the All-Star break, and played well in all of them, so it would be a surprise not to see him get the nod Tuesday with Clemmensen back on the bench.
News: Clemmensen will start Sunday against the Devils, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: The Panthers will roll with Clemmensen against his former team, against whom he is 3-0, including a 3-2 overtime win on Jan. 15. It's also worth noting that Tomas Vokoun is dealing with an undisclosed injury, so Clemmensen could be in line for a few more starts depending on the severity.
News: Clemmensen stopped 28 of the 30 shots he faced Monday against the Thrashers, but the Panthers still suffered a shootout loss.
Analysis: Clemmensen has played well behind Tomas Vokoun this season, and with trade rumors swirling around Vokoun, Clemmensen could become a very intriguing fantasy prospect.
Panthers' Clemmensen To Make Third Consecutive Start
News: Clemmensen will be in goal Monday night against the Thrashers, the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: This will mark Clemmensen's third start in a row. The netminder has won both of his last two outings and coach Pete DeBoer has no choice but to ride the hot hand. When asked about the performance of his No. 2 netminder, DeBoer said: "Clemm has come in and given us a shot of energy here in January. You know Tomas is going to end up back in there and I'm sure he'll get the job done when he comes back." If you're a Vokoun owner and haven't picked up Clemmensen yet, it may be time to grab him and ride the streak while it lasts.
News: Clemmensen delivered a 33-save performance in a 3-2 OT win over New Jersey on Saturday night.
Analysis: He is eating up ice time in Florida's blue paint and is showing his team that he can handle the starter's role should they trade Tomas Vokoun. Then again, Jacob Markstrom will likely have something to say about that.
News: Clemmensen will start Saturday against his former team - the struggling New Jersey Devils - according to the Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Analysis: This will mark the fifth time in eight games that Clemmensen has started, as there appears to be a rift developing between Tomas Vokoun and the Panthers' organization. The team is said to be looking to unload several expiring contracts, which may include Vokoun's, so Clemmensen could be in line to inherit the starter's role full-time if Vokoun winds up getting shipped out. Keep an eye on this interesting situation as it develops.
News: Clemmensen, making just his ninth start of the year, stopped 27 of 29 shots Thursday to beat the Predators.
Analysis: This outing came as a surprise, as Tomas Vokoun was solid his last time out and was expected to be in goal Thursday. Clemmensen has a very good GAA (2.43) and save percentage (.922) for a backup, but is just 4-5-1. Call it the Panther Effect.
News: Clemmensen will start Thursday night's game against the Predators, the Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Thursday's assignment between the pipes Thursday comes as a bit of a surprise, given that Tomas Vokoun is coming off a 4-3 overtime victory over the Caps on Tuesday.
News: Clemmensen stopped 24 pucks in a 3-2 loss to Washington on Saturday night.
Analysis: He was solid but was beaten by the Caps' big guns. He may still get another start to give the recently rocky Tomas Vokoun an extra day of rest.
News: Clemmensen is expected to get the nod Saturday when the Panthers take on the Capitals, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Vokoun has been rocky as of late and Clemmensen did a good job of filling in for the No. 1 netminder earlier in the week. If Clemmensen is able to turn in a solid performance against Alexander Ovechkin and the Caps, it's possible that coach Pete DeBoer will roll with him as long as he's hot.
News: Clemmensen stopped all 16 shots he faced in relief of Tomas Vokoun on Wednesday night as the Panthers fell to the Thrashers, 3-2.
Analysis: Vokoun allowed three goals on 15 shots and lasted just 26:27 Wednesday. Clemmensen turned in his second solid performance in a row after recording an overtime win Monday as the top netminder was given the night off, but his 31:59 shutout of the Thrashers wasn't enough to propel the Panthers to a comeback win Wednesday.
News: Clemmensen stopped 34 of 37 shots to propel the Panthers to a 4-3 overtime victory over the Hurricanes on Monday night.
Analysis: Clemmensen turned in a solid performance Monday as he stepped in for No. 1 netminder Tomas Vokoun, who was given the night off after shutting out the Rangers on Sunday evening. Expect Vokoun back in goal Wednesday when the Panthers take on the Thrashers.
News: Clemmensen is expected to start Monday against Carolina, according to George Richards of The Miami Herald.
Analysis: Tomas Vokoun played the first half of back-to-back games for the Panthers on Sunday, and even though he pitched a shutout against the Islanders, it appears Clemmensen will get the nod Monday against the Hurricanes.
News: Clemmensen turned away 40 of 42 shots Monday in a shootout loss to Boston.
Analysis: Clemmensen allowed just one goal on three shootout attempts, but, as has been the case all season, got little offensive support. Despite Monday's start, Clemmensen will return to his usual backup role for the Panthers.
News: Clemmensen is expected to start Monday's game against the Bruins, NESN.com reports.
Analysis: Clemmensen, who is 2-4-0 with a 2.61 GAA and a .913 save percentage this year, has good career numbers against the Bruins, having posted a 5-3-0 record against them, with a 1.98 GA, .935 save percentage and two shutouts.
News: Clemmensen turned away 18 of 19 shots after filling in for Tomas Vokoun Wednesday against Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Clemmensen sitting behind a goalie that plays constantly should be familiar to him, but he's been solid for the offensively-challenged Panthers when called upon. Unless Vokoun gets hurt or plays remarkably poorly, Clemmensen will be relegated to backup duty.
Florida's Clemmensen Thwarts Coyotes With 40 Saves
News: Clemmensen was outstanding in Saturday's game at Phoenix, turning aside 40 shots to preserve a 2-1 shootout win and take home first-star honors.
Analysis: While the outing dramatically improved his composite numbers, lowering his GAA from 3.19 to 2.79 and raising his Sv% from .891 to .910, it's just his second win of the year in relief of Tomas Vokoun. Unless Vokoun stumbles badly, Clemmensen will see only spot duty.
News: Clemmensen is expected to make his first career start against the Coyotes on Saturday night, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Clemmensen is sporting a 1-4-0 record with a save percentage of .891 and a 3.19 GAA in relief of Tomas Vokoun this season. If he does get the start, look elsewhere for fantasy goalie points Saturday.
News: Clemmensen faced only 19 shots Friday, but allowed three goals and the Rangers took a 3-0 decision in Florida.
Analysis: Clemmensen's rare start was rather unspectacular especially in the face of his counterpart, Henrik Lundqvist, put on a clinic on the other end of the ice. With 14 goals in four starts this season, Clemmensen will continue to see lots of pine.
Clemmensen to Start in Goal for Panthers on Friday
News: Clemmensen will be in goal for Friday's game against the Rangers, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Clemmensen has started just three games this season, and he has allowed 11 goals in those three contests. He will be tested again Friday by a Rangers team that is averaging the eighth-most goals in the league.
News: Clemmensen was pelted with pucks Saturday night in a 5-2 loss to the Flyers. He made 37 saves.
Analysis: The Flyers were buzzing in the first two periods and pounded 18 shots at him in the first and 19 in the second. He won't get many starts behind Tomas Vokoun so there's no need to have him on your roster.
News: Clemmensen will start for the Panthers on Saturday night against the Flyers, Harvey Filakov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: It's only his third start of the season, so there's a good chance that Clemmensen is on the waiver wire in your league. Considering that he's not the goaltender of the future in Florida should Tomas Vokoun get traded at some point later on this season, there's not much value in keeping him on your roster at this time.
News: Clemmensen allowed three goals on 29 shots in a losing effort Saturday night against Carolina.
Analysis: Clemmensen made some outstanding early saves to keep the Panthers in the game during the first period. Eric Staal scored twice for the Hurricanes, with one of his goals coming on a 5-on-3 opportunity. The Panthers have stuck with Tomas Vokoun throughout much of the season so far, but if he continues to struggle to provide consistent play, Clemmensen may see more opportunities to defend the net.
News: Clemmensen saw 49:11 of ice time Friday night after Tomas Vokoun was pulled with just a little over 10 minutes gone in the first period. Clemmer stopped 22 of the 24 shots he faced.
Analysis: Clemmensen provided the Panthers with the netminding they needed to come up with a huge victory, including a nearly two-minute 5-on-3 penalty kill midway through the third period. Clemmensen will be in net again Saturday night.
Florida's Clemmensen Loses in First Start of Season
News: In his first start of the season, Clemmensen stopped 24 of 27 shots in Tuesday's loss to Toronto.
Analysis: Tomas Vokoun had started Florida's previous six games prior to Tuesday. He's healthy and playing well so Clemmensen may not get another start for quite a while.
News: Clemmensen will start against the Leafs on Tuesday night, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Harvey Fialkov reports.
Analysis: This is Clemmensen's first start of the season and it comes against one of his former organizations. Because Tomas Vokoun has played so well, Clemmensen's role has been minimal thus far, and there's reason to believe he'll be leapfrogged on the organizational depth chart if Vokoun is traded away later this season.
Panthers' Clemmensen Relieves Vokoun Against Stars
News: Clemmensen stopped six of six shots in the third period of Thursday's loss to the Stars after Tomas Vokoun allowed four goals in the first two periods.
Analysis: With Vokoun a bit shaky Thursday after spinning two shutouts in a row, maybe Clemmensen will see a start sooner than we thought.
Panthers' Clemmensen Unlikely to Play Until November
News: Clemmensen is unlikely to start between the pipes until early November, the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: With Tomas Vokoun's outstanding start to the season (he's stopped 99 of 104 shots through four games), the Panthers likely won't use their No. 2 netminder until their first back-to-back stretch Nov. 5-6 against Carolina. If Vokoun gets the nod until then, Clemmensen won't have played since an exhibition win Sept. 25. "Sometimes, it is a concern because you want to keep people fresh," goalie coach Robb Tallas said. "But Clemmer showed us last year that he can wait in the weeds and be ready. The important thing for him is practice time."
News: Panthers G Scott Clemmensen stopped 28 shots during a 3-1 loss to the Lightning on Sunday. The Panthers led 1-0 a little more than two minutes into the game before Tampa Bay scored twice in the next eight minutes. Steven Stamkos capped the scoring with an empty-net score in the third. Clemmensen finished the season winless in three of his last four outings.
Analysis: The Panthers turned to Clemmensen often down the stretch after Tomas Vokoun came out of the Olympic break mired in a funk. It will be interesting to see how that affects the Panthers' offseason plans. Vokoun has one year left on his deal, and Florida might be tempted to trade him. But is the team confident enough to hand the starting job to Clemmensen? Track Florida's offseason movement before taking a flier on Clemmensen on Draft Day 2010. We envision the Panthers TG being a No. 2 option.
News: Panthers G Scott Clemmensen made 34 saves Saturday in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Lightning.
Analysis: Clemmensen doesn't have great overall numbers this season, but he's been playing very solid hockey since the beginning of March as his ice time has increased. In 2010-11, Clemmensen will likely continue to steal starts from Tomas Vokoun, and could even find himself as the No. 1 if the Panthers deal Vokoun and his expiring contract as expected. Clemmensen will be worth a shot as a sleeper No. 3 Fantasy pick this September, while the Panthers TG will remain a low-end option unless they add to their roster significantly this summer.
News: Panthers G Scott Clemmensen was exceptional in net against the Devils on Thursday, turning away 42 pucks. Florida went on to win 3-2 despite being outshot 44 to 18.
Analysis: Opponents have lit the lamp just five times in Clemmensen's last three starts. Unfortunately, Clemmensen will be back with Florida next season and is likely to back up Tomas Vokoun again. As a handcuff for Vokoun, he has minimal Fantasy value. The Panthers TG is at best a No. 2 option.
News: Panthers G Scott Clemmensen allowed three third-period goals Saturday as Florida fell 4-1 to the Rangers. Clemmensen made 23 saves.
Analysis: Clemmensen blanked the Bruins on Thursday to earn a second straight start, and blanked the Rangers for two periods before giving up a goal 18 seconds into the third. Clemmensen will be back with Florida next season and is likely to back up Tomas Vokoun again. He continues to have minimal Fantasy value, along with the Panthers TG.
News: Panthers G Scott Clemmensen stopped 36 shots for his fifth career shutout during a 1-0 win against the Bruins on Thursday. "I got lucky on some saves. They are a little bit snake-bitten right now, and I kind of took advantage of that," said Clemmensen, who picked up his first shutout of the season. "Better late than never." Clemmensen, who went to Boston College and played in the TD Garden in the Beanpot and Hockey East tournaments, shut out the Bruins for the second time. "I have a special place in my heart for Boston," he said. "It's nice to look up and see BC as Beanpot champs and conference champs."
Analysis: Clemmensen has won in three of his last four outings and has been the Panthers' goalie of choice with Tomas Vokoun mired in a slump. We are not surprised that Florida continues to hand Clemmensen starts down the stretch. He hasn't looked this good in net since last year with the Devils. Clemmensen is definitely a sleeper Fantasy option as long as Florida keeps throwing him in net. The Panthers TG is at best a No. 2 option.
News:Francis Bouillon scored a minute into overtime past Scott Clemmensen to lift the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 victory against the Florida Panthers on Monday night. Bouillon scored on a shot from the right circle that eluded Clemmensen, who stopped 22 shots for the Panthers. He did have a 2-1 lead in the third period before Patric Hornqvist tied the game at 16:53. Clemmensen had a two-game win streak snapped.
Analysis: Clemmensen got the start in favor of Tomas Vokoun, Nashville's former goalie, who has won only one of his past seven games. Both Dan Ellis and Clemmensen appeared in the only other meeting between the Panthers and Predators this season, a 4-1 Nashville victory on Nov. 28, 2009. Clemmensen has played very well as of late and that is why he has seen a few more starts in the final weeks. He could very well continue that trend since Florida doesn't have much left on the line. Clemmensen still has marginal Fantasy appeal. The Panthers TG is at best a No. 2 option.
News: The Panthers have announced that G Scott Clemmensen will start over Tomas Vokoun in Monday's game vs. Nashville.
Analysis: The Panthers play four times in Fantasy Week 24 (March 29-April 4), with the middle two games back-to-back, so Vokoun is still likely to get at least two starts in the scoring period. Unfortunately, the Czech goalie is in a five-game slump right now, and only owners in deeper leagues should be trusting him at this critical point. Clemmensen is barely worth a look in average-point leagues, while the Panthers TG is just a low-end option.
News: Panthers goalie Scott Clemmensen came within three minutes of registering his first shutout of the season during a 4-1 win against the Maple Leafs on Tuesday. He settled for a 42-save effort in a victory. Toronto piled on the shots during two late power plays, but couldn't beat Clemmensen, who allowed his only goal to Fredrik Sjostrom with 2:20 left. The Maple Leafs went 0 for 6 on the power play.
Analysis: Clemmensen has won his last two starts and has been able to step up in the place of Tomas Vokoun, who has struggled over the last few weeks. Don't be surprised if Florida continues to lean on Clemmensen while he has the hot hand. However, he is merely a stopgap Fantasy option since Vokoun should eventually regain his starting job. The Panthers TG is a No. 2 option.
News: The Miami Herald reports that G Scott Clemmensen will start for the Panthers on Tuesday at Toronto, not Tomas Vokoun.
Analysis: Vokoun was a disaster for his Fantasy owners in Week 22 (March 15-21), as he was yanked twice. He has also only won once in his last five starts and could well be rested a little more down the stretch with the Panthers pretty much out of the playoff picture at this point. Florida plays three times on the road in Fantasy Week 23 (March 22-28), with games against the red-hot Leafs and Canadiens, and the slumping Sens. With both goalies not guaranteed any amount of starts at this point, you'd be better off just avoiding them unless you're in a situation where you HAVE to roll with Vokoun because your bench options are just awful. The Panthers TG is a low-end No. 2 option at best for the time being.
News:Scott Clemmensen made 29 saves for Florida during a 5-2 win against the Lightning on Sunday. Clemmensen got the start in favor of Tomas Vokoun, who was pulled from the Panthers' 3-1 loss to Buffalo on Saturday night. Clemmensen also replaced Vokoun during Florida's 7-3 loss to Washington on Tuesday night. "He responded well," Panthers coach Pete DeBoer said. "He had a couple great periods for us (Saturday) and played well (Sunday). We've asked a lot of Tomas Vokoun this year. He hasn't had a bad stretch the entire year up until lately."
Analysis: Clemmensen evened up his record at 6-6. He hasn't been the free-agent acquisition Florida had been looking for in 2009-10. He hasn't spelled Vokoun as much as the team would have liked. When he has played, Clemmensen hasn't looked a lot like the guy who won 25 games in 2008-09 for New Jersey. Perhaps he was just a product of the system for the Devils. Clemmensen still has marginal Fantasy appeal.
News: Panthers G Scott Clemmensen replaced Tomas Vokoun on Saturday for the second time in three games. Once again he came on in relief during the second period. He made 16 saves, allowing puck to get past him.
Analysis: Clemmensen has appeared in only 15 games this season with Tomas Vokoun in front of him. Clemmensen is just a handcuff for Vokoun. The Panthers TG is a No. 2 option
News: Panthers G Scott Clemmensen relieved Tomas Vokoun in net during Tuesday's 7-3 drubbing by the Capitals. Clemmensen took over in the second period and stopped 16 of 18 shots.
Analysis: Clemmensen has appeared in only 14 games this season with Tomas Vokoun in front of him. Clemmensen is just a handcuff for Vokoun. The Panthers TG is a No. 2 option
News: Florida G Scott Clemmensen made 35 saves on Tuesday night against the Atlanta Thrashers in the first game back after the Olympic hockey break. For Clemmensen against the Thrashers, however, that wasn't enough stops. Atlanta scored twice in the first period and twice in the second and won the game, 4-2.
Analysis: Clemmensen could not stop the Atlanta offense on Tuesday and falls to 5-6-0 on the year. He got the start for Tomas Vokoun on Tuesday but Vokoun should be back in net after this one. The Panthers TG is a No. 2 option and Clemmensen is just a handcuff for the normal starter.
News: Panthers G Scott Clemmensen made 26 saves Sunday as Florida fell 2-1 to the Bruins.
Analysis: Clemmensen continues to struggle since coming south and remains just a handcuff to Tomas Vokoun in deeper leagues. The Panthers TG is a No. 2 option.
News: Panthers G Scott Clemmensen allowed three goals on 24 shots as Florida fell 3-2 to the Hurricanes on Saturday evening.
Analysis: Clemmensen has pretty awful numbers this season as Tomas Vokoun's backup and remains only worth stashing in the deepest of leagues for the time being. The Panthers TG is a No. 2 option.
News:Scott Clemmensen enjoyed a happy homecoming at the expense of Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils. Clemmensen made 26 saves to beat his former teammates, Michael Frolik scored twice and the Florida Panthers ended a four-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Devils on Friday. "All of the sights and the sounds of this building really put me at ease," Clemmensen said. "It was good to be back here. I've got a lot of good memories in this building. I'll put tonight's win up there with them." Clemmensen had a 3-0 lead before Brian Rolston scored 7:16 into the second. Dean McAmmond cut the lead to 1 early in the third, but Clemmensen managed to keep New Jersey off the board the rest of the way. Clemmensen has two wins in his last three outings.
Analysis: Clemmensen, Brodeur's backup for most of his career, faced the Devils for the first time. He saved the Devils last season when Brodeur went down with a biceps injury that required surgery. Clemmensen stepped in to win 25 games, a performance that earned him a free-agent contract with the Panthers. Clemmensen got the decision in his first showdown with Brodeur, the NHL's winningest goalie. "I respect him and the organization so much," Clemmensen said. "It does mean a lot for me to come in here and beat them. I don't mean that in a negative sense at all. It's a big win for me and the team as well." Friday's win was one of the few performances Clemmensen has looked good in this season. He has really struggled in a backup role to Tomas Vokoun. Florida is still throwing him some starts, but Vokoun is in net most nights. Clemmensen is more of a flier in leagues that use average points per game. The Panthers TG is a No. 2 option.
News:Scott Clemmensen subbed for injured Florida goalie Tomas Vokoun for the second straight night on Thursday against the Capitals, but was quickly pulled from a 6-2 loss. Vokoun was struck in the head by teammate Keith Ballad's stick on Monday and stitches were required to repair a gash in his left ear. Alexander Semin and Tomas Fleischmann scored midway through the first for a 2-0 lead, sending Clemmensen to the bench in favor of backup Alexander Salak. Salak then finished the game and made 29 saves on 33 shots.
Analysis: Clemmensen has allowed seven goals in two starts for Vokoun and isn't doing a lot to win over his head coach. Vokoun will be back in net as soon as he can get a helmet over his head, so Clemmensen could be a short-term stopgap Fantasy option. The Panthers TG is a No. 2 option.
News:Scott Clemmensen, starting in place of injured Panthers goalie Tomas Vokoun, made 29 saves in regulation and overtime, then stopped all five skaters in a shootout during a 6-5 win against the Avalanche on Wednesday. Vokoun is recovering after he was hit in the head by Florida defenseman Keith Ballard's stick during a bizarre on-ice accident Monday night. Vokoun received stitches on his ear but had no other medical problems. "The bottom line is we got the win," said Clemmensen, who blew a two-goal lead in the final minutes. "It was a seesaw battle. Fortunately, we had a hot shooter and he made the difference for us."
Analysis: The Panthers have said Vokoun will be back in net as soon as he can get a helmet over his ear comfortably. That means Clemmensen might have a short stint as a starter. Clemmensen has definitely been a little shocked this season in Florida since the defense isn't as good as when he was with the Devils. His numbers definitely show it after a 25-win campaign in 2008-09. Clemmensen is more of a stopgap Fantasy option until Vokoun returns. The Panthers TG is a No. 2 option.
News:Maxim Afinogenov scored with six seconds remaining in the third period past Scott Clemmensen to give the Atlanta Thrashers a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers for their fourth consecutive victory. Afinogenov knocked in a 15-footer for his 11th goal off a pass from Nik Antropov, beating Clemmensen, who came off the bench early after a freak first-period accident. Panthers goalie Tomas Vokoun was taken off the ice on a stretcher after he was accidentally hit in the head by the stick of teammate Keith Ballard in the opening period. Vokoun had an ear laceration and was alert when taken by ambulance to a local hospital, a Panthers spokesman said. The incident occurred after Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk scored a goal at 8:54 of the first period, knocking in his own rebound. In apparent frustration, Ballard swung his stick at the net, inadvertently striking Vokoun in the head. After about a 10-minute delay, Vokoun was wheeled off in a stretcher. He was replaced by Clemmensen, who made 28 saves.
Analysis: Depending on how bad Vokoun's injury turns out to be, Clemmensen might have to jump in net for a while. But this is the exact reason why Florida signed him away from New Jersey. Clemmensen has definitely been a little shocked this season in Florida since the defense isn't as good as when he was with the Devils. He is more of a stopgap Fantasy option until Vokoun returns. The Panthers TG is a No. 2 option.
News: Panthers G Scott Clemmensen made 25 saves on 28 shots as Florida fell 4-1 to the Predators on Saturday night.
Analysis: Clemmensen has now alternated wins and losses in all of his six starts this season and is giving Peter DeBoer little reason to use him over Tomas Vokoun on anything but a very infrequent basis. Clemmensen remains more of a flier in leagues that use average points per game. The Panthers TG is a low-end No. 2 option until they get back on track.
News:Scott Clemmensen kept the Florida Panthers in the game until the rest of his teammates got their act together. Bryan McCabe's goal 40 seconds into overtime gave Florida a 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday. Clemmensen made 39 saves for the Panthers, who won for the fourth time in five games to reach .500 (9-9-2). "Our goalie was our best player. He gave us a chance to hang around, and we found a way to pop one," Panthers coach Pete DeBoer said. Some of Clemmensen's biggest saves came against Darren Helm, who had eight shots. Clemmensen stopped Helm on breakaways in each of the first two periods. "Hopefully, tonight was a harbinger for my game getting to where I really want it to be," Florida's backup goalie said. "We had to weather a little bit there in the first. They're a great team. We had to battle so hard all night, and we really stuck with it."
Analysis: Clemmensen bounced back after allowing seven goals in his previous outing on Nov. 7 against the Capitals. He has won three of his five appearances with the Panthers and is giving the team a decent backup presence. However, he is still not ready to dethrone Tomas Vokoun in net. Clemmensen remains more of a flier in leagues that use average points per game. The Panthers TG is a No. 2 option.
News: Panthers G Scott Clemmensen allowed five third-period goals Saturday as Florida fell 7-4 to the Capitals. Clemmensen finished with 25 saves.
Analysis: Clemmensen has been pretty pathetic this season with a 5.13 GAA and .838 save percentage, and Tomas Vokoun shouldn't be too worried about losing more starts to the Florida backup than he has. Continue to view Clemmensen as just a No. 3 Fantasy goalie or flier in leagues that use average points per game. The Panthers TG is a No. 2 option.
News:Rostislav Olesz scored in the second round of a shootout, and Florida goalie Scott Clemmensen denied Brad Richards in the third round to give the Florida Panthers a 6-5 victory over the Dallas Stars on Friday. Clemmensen finished with 32 saves after blowing a 3-0 first-period lead. He allowed just one power-play goal.
Analysis: Clemmensen has been shaky in his last two performances since winning in his Florida debut on Oct. 16. These kinds of iffy outings aren't going to get him more starts and will only make Tomas Vokoun look better in net. View Clemmensen as a No. 3 Fantasy goalie or flier in leagues that use average points per game. He will need to increase his production before his value changes. The Panthers TG is a No. 2 option.
News:Mike Grier, Jason Pominville and Matt Ellis each scored in the first 5 minutes of a wild opening period to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-2 win over Scott Clemmensen and the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night. Clemmensen, who helped Florida snap a four-game skid with a win over Philadelphia last Friday, made his second straight start in goal for Florida, but didn't last long this time. He was replaced by Tomas Vokoun after giving up two goals on three shots in less than 2 minutes. Vokoun finished with 30 saves. Grier beat Clemmensen 1:11 in for his second goal of the season. Then, with Kamil Kreps in the penalty box for hooking, Pominville got a power-play goal just 45 seconds later to put the Sabres up 2-0 and chase Clemmensen.
Analysis: Clemmensen had a real opportunity to make a big statement Wednesday and possibly get a chance to remain in net until the hot hand wore off. But Buffalo pretty much kept him in his backup role in just a matter of minutes. View Clemmensen as a No. 3 Fantasy goalie or flier in leagues that use average points per game. He will need to increase his production before his value changes. The Panthers TG is a No. 2 option.
News: The Palm Beach Post reports that Panthers G Scott Clemmensen will get a second straight start Wednesday against Buffalo. Clemmensen stopped 25 of 27 shots in his Panthers' debut Friday. "He was solid. Early in the game, he was getting his timing back. As the game wore on, he got be better," coach Peter DeBoer said. "He made a huge save on Jeff Carter to preserve the win with under a minute left."
Analysis: Florida has three games this week, so Clemmensen could get at least two of those starts if he plays well again on Wednesday. He looks more worthy of starting in the scoring period than Vokoun, especially as the second two games are back-to-back. However, Florida does allow their goalies to start on consecutive nights, so this situation is really a mess. You're probably better off benching Vokoun in standard scoring leagues and only using Clemmensen as a flier No. 2 in formats that require two goaltenders.
News:Scott Clemmensen stopped 25 shots in his first start for Florida during a 4-2 win Friday against the Flyers. Arron Asham opened the scoring 6:35 into the game after James van Riemsdyk stripped the puck from Stephen Weiss in the Florida zone. Asham grabbed the loose puck to the right of Clemmensen and beat him with a backhander to the short side. Giroux had given the Flyers the lead at 12:14 of the second when his wrist shot sneaked through between Clemmensen's body and his left arm and barely crossed the goal line before defenseman Keith Ballard swiped it away. The goal was confirmed after video review. However, Florida then rallied to score three unanswered goals.
Analysis: Signed as a free agent in the offseason, Clemmensen didn't start after Feb. 18 last season with New Jersey because Martin Brodeur returned from an elbow injury that kept him out 50 games. "Nervous and kind of jumpy in the first period," Clemmensen said about Friday's win. "I lost the puck a bunch of times. There were a lot of scrambling type situations that really didn't bode too well for my first start. But as I settled down and calmed down and had more fun and relaxed, I played better and I felt more comfortable." Florida starter Tomas Vokoun has had his issues to begin the season, so the door is open for Clemmensen to make some noise. Still, we only view Clemmensen as a No. 3 Fantasy goalie or flier in leagues that use average points per game. He will need to increase his production before his value changes. The Panthers TG is a No. 2 option.
News: Florida backup G Scott Clemmensen was in uniform as the backup goalie on Saturday against the Devils. Clemmensen had been out due to personal reasons.
Analysis: Tomas Vokoun is off to a poor start in Florida and Clemmensen could get his chance to start a game pretty soon. He is just a No. 3 Fantasy option however until he is able to secure a starting job.
News: Panthers G Scott Clemmensen, who was not present Friday against the Hurricanes because of personal reasons, is expected to rejoin the team Saturday before their game against the Devils, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Analysis: Clemmensen could very well get the start against the Devils after Tomas Vokoun has lost two straight starts. This is a perfect time for him to showcase his talents and perhaps create a goalie controversy in Florida. Consider Clemmensen a No. 3 Fantasy goalie and flier in leagues that use average points per game.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Panthers newly signed goalie Scott Clemmensen will be given an opportunity to play early on in the season as Florida's schedule is demanding. Not only will the Panthers play nine exhibition games, but Florida will play two against Chicago in Finland on back-to-back nights. Upon their return, Florida will play three games in four nights -- with only the middle game on home ice.
Analysis: The Panthers have hinted at an open goalie competition with Tomas Vokoun since Clemmensen signed in the offseason. But it could also just be a way for Florida to motivate Vokoun. Clemmensen is likely to see a fair amount of outings in 2009-10 since Florida has a demanding schedule and Vokoun wants to play in the Olympics. Consider Clemmensen a No. 3 Fantasy goalie and handcuff option for Vokoun owners Draft Day. The Panthers TG is still more of a high-end No. 2 Fantasy option.
News:The Bergen County Record reports free agent goalie Scott Clemmensen has left the New Jersey Devils to sign a three-year contract (worth $3.6 million) with the Florida Panthers. Clemmensen is expected to serve as a backup goalie to Tomas Vokoun after former backup Craig Anderson signed a contract with the Avalanche Wednesday.
Analysis: The move makes sense for the 31-year-old goalie. He will have a better chance for PT in Florida than he would have had as a backup to Martin Brodeur. Clemmensen was outstanding for New Jersey in 2008-09 when Brodeur was out with an elbow injury. He posted a 25-13-1 record with a 2.39 GAA, .917 save percentage and two shutouts in 40 games. Consider Clemmensen a No. 3 Fantasy goalie and handcuff option for Vokoun owners Draft Day. The Panthers TG is still more of a high-end No. 2 Fantasy option.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Devils G Scott Clemmensen, sent to the minors after the return of Martin Brodeur from an elbow injury in late February, was the New Jersey nominee for the league's Masterton Trophy.
Analysis: Clemmensen asked the Devils for a trade at the March 4 deadline after being demoted to the minors, but New Jersey couldn't find a taker and he has remained in the minors. There is no telling when Clemmensen might return, but with just a few weeks left in the regular season, he has no Fantasy appeal.
News:The Bergen Record reports Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said Tuesday that he gave his word to goalie Scott Clemmensen that he would do his best to trade him before Wednesday's 3 p.m. deadline. "We said that all along that we would if something came about," Lamoriello said. "I think if something came about for Scott Clemmensen, we gave our word that we would do whatever was possible and what he did you can not ask for any more. It's an unfortunate situation and quite frankly it was very difficult when the decision was made to send him down, but it was the only decision. Saying that, you just don't give a player away."
Analysis: It looks more likely that the Devils will deal Clemmensen for a draft pick than a player. Clemmensen has been toiling in the minors since Martin Brodeur came off injured reserve Feb. 25. The Devils were able to sneak Clemmensen into the minors since he was first recalled in November on an emergency basis when Brodeur was injured. They would have liked to keep Clemmensen as the backup to Brodeur, but risked then losing Kevin Weekes to waivers. If Clemmensen isn't traded by Wednesday, he might have to spend the rest of the season in the minors. Either way, Clemmensen might only go to a situation where he will be a backup and not starter, so his Fantasy value could still be minimal despite posting a 25-13-1 record, 2.39 GAA and .917 save percentage with the Devils.
News: The Devils activated G Martin Brodeur on Wednesday and sent G Scott Clemmensen to the AHL.
Analysis: This Brodeur move isn't a surprise, but this Clemmensen one certainly is and really hurts Fantasy owners who started him in Fantasy Week 21 (Feb. 23-March 1). It was a waiver issue with Clemmensen, as the Devils didn't want to lose him on waivers if they sent him back to the AHL after Brodeur was activated. Clemmensen will be back up in New Jersey after the March 4 trade deadline, but that means missing a week of action during a key stretch of the season. It looks like Brodeur will be ready to go on Thursday against the Avalanche, so plan on getting him back in your lineup for Fantasy Week 22 (March 2-8). As for Clemmensen, you should hold on to him in deeper formats as he's been a very useful Fantasy goalie in Brodeur's absence and should get a few starts here and there in these final weeks.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen stopped 34 shots, but allowed goals to Sean Bergenheim, Jon Sim, Kyle Okposo and Bill Guerin in a 4-0 loss on Saturday. His counterpart Yann Danis was able to put up a shutout against the Devils, his first in three years. He has now lost two straight games, allowing four goals in each.
Analysis: This is not the time for Clemmensen to be slumping. With Martin Brodeur shooting for a return in the next scoring period, Clemmensen is not making a good case in his past three games to get more starts. He'll still likely at least split starts with Brodeur, but his Fantasy stock is about to take a pretty big hit. He's still a No. 1 Fantasy option for the upcoming scoring period, but that may change for the following one. The Devils TG is a solid high-end option as well.
News:Scott Clemmensen made 24 saves for New Jersey during a 4-0 loss to the Panthers Tuesday. Stephen Weiss got the eventual game-winning goal 4:18 into the first period and Clemmensen allowed just one power-play score, as he saw his win streak end at three games.
Analysis: Clemmensen has allowed nine goals in his last two games and three or more goals in six of his last eight appearances. He might be a bit rusty as of late, but he continues to hold down the starting job until Martin Brodeur returns from an elbow injury. Brodeur is expected back possibly in the next week or two, so be prepared for Clemmensen to lose his must-start Fantasy status. The Devils TG remains a high-end Fantasy option.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen, who had shutouts in his past two starts, had to made two saves on a late Sharks' power play to preserve the 6-5 win Sunday, his 25th of the season, the second-most by any Devils goaltender. Clemmensen trailed 4-3 heading into the third before New Jersey scored three of the final four goals to win the game. He made 27 saves to win a third straight start.
Analysis: Martin Brodeur has been in the New Jersey net for nearly 20 years and hasn't had many injury-plagued seasons up until 2008-09. So it's no shock to see Clemmensen now to have the second-most wins in a season for a New Jersey goalie. There have been conflicting reports as to how the New Jersey goalie situation will play out once Brodeur, who is expected back in late February, returns. Clemmensen still could have some Fantasy value, but it won't be the No. 1 status he has now. The Devils TG remains a high-end Fantasy option.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen had his second straight shutout after going nearly five years without one in the NHL, and Bryce Salvador provided a rare bit of offense in the Devils' 1-0 victory over the Boston Bruins on Friday. Clemmensen, still subbing for the soon-to-return Martin Brodeur, is staking his claim for more playing time down the stretch after the four-time Vezina Trophy winner comes back from the elbow injury that has sidelined him most of the season.
Analysis: Clemmensen snapped his shutout drought Monday night with a 27-save, 3-0 win over the Rangers, his first blanking since March 2004, and duplicated the feat four days later against the NHL-leading Bruins. It's going to be interesting to see how many starts Clemmensen gets when Brodeur does ultimately get back to work. Until that happens, Clemmensen remains a No. 1 Fantasy goalie. The Devils TG is also a high-end option.
News: The Bergen County Record reports that Devils G Martin Brodeur will not be an every-day goalie when he returns to action, possibly as early as later this month. "This is not training camp," Coach Brent Sutter said. "We're getting into the heavy part of the season. As you go along here it gets bigger and bigger and whoever is playing goal has to play well and that's the bottom line. We know Marty is going to go through a little bit of adapting back to this again as far as his timing and stuff in game situations and you have to understand that too. Yet, at the end of the night, we have win games."
Analysis: While this news isn't totally unexpected, it's still devastating for those Fantasy owners who held on to Brodeur hoping he could power them to the postseason and beyond. Of course, Sutter could change his mind if Brodeur gets back to his All-Star self once he does return, so don't give up your hopes just yet. On the other hand, this is great news for Scott Clemmensen's owners, as the former backup might now remain a viable No. 2 Fantasy goalie the rest of the way. Continue to monitor this situation closely as February progresses, as it will help determine whether you consider Brodeur a must-start option or not. The Devils TG remains a nice No. 1 option as long as New Jersey continues to play well.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen faced the New York Rangers on Monday night and saw 27 shots come his way. Clemmensen stopped all 27 of them for a shutout as the Devis won 3-0. For Clemmensen, it was his first NHL shutout in nearly five years. Clemmensen, who has 23 wins in place of injured regular Martin Brodeur, wasn't severely tested as he earned his third career shutout and first in 58 games - dating to March 26, 2004, at Atlanta.
Analysis: Clemmensen's time in net could be ending as Brodeur skated Monday and is close to returning to action. Brodeur has missed 44 games due to a biceps tendon injury sustained earlier this season. Clemmensen is now 23-11-1 on the year and has won five of his last seven games, despite losing the last two before Monday. Still, since Brodeur will likely be the starter again when he returns, Clemmensen stands to lose a lot of value since he's been a No. 1 goalie all year. Stay tuned to what develops there. The Devils TG is a high-end option regardless.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen allowed three goals on 32 shots to the Kings in a 3-2 loss, making 29 saves in the game. All three goals came within a five-minute stretch of the second period that started with a power play goal by Jarret Stoll.
Analysis: Clemmensen has now lost two straight after stringing together a seven-game win streak. He's allowed seven goals in the two losses which came to the Caps and Kings. Martin Brodeur is looking to return to the lineup at the end of February which would be a detrimental blow to Clemmense's Fantasy appeal. He is a No. 1 goalie right now and the Devils TG is a high-end option.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen saw his seven-game win streak end Tuesday against the Capitals as Washington rolled to a 5-2 win. Clemmensen fell behind 3-0 2:16 into the second period thanks to a pair of power-play goals. New Jersey made the game close at 3-2 41 seconds into the final period, but Michael Nylander added another power-play score and Eric Fehr iced the win with an empty netter.
Analysis: Clemmensen is now 1-2-0 in three games against Washington this season and has a GAA well over 3.30. However, he has played extremely well against most other teams and that has earned him the starting job in New Jersey with Martin Broduer (elbow) sidelined. Brodeur is targeting a Feb. 26 return to the lineup, so just be aware Clemmensen's Fantasy value is going to take a hit in the coming weeks. He is a high-end Fantasy option until further notice. The Devils TG also has high-end Fantasy potential.
News:The Newark Star-Ledger reports Devils coach Brent Sutter hinted Monday that Scott Clemmensen will be in net Tuesday against the Capitals, although he refused to confirm it. The last time the Devils played Washington on Nov. 15, it was a turning point for both Clemmensen and the team. The Devils were 1-5 without the injured Martin Brodeur (elbow) when they posted a 6-5 shootout victory over the Capitals. "I remember that game," Sutter said. "It snapped a four-game losing streak and kind of got us going."
Analysis: Clemmensen has been rolling ever since. He is 22-9-1 on the season and has won his last seven starts. He has 18 wins since Dec. 1 and has emerged as a must-start Fantasy option while Brodeur, who is expected to return March 1, is on IR. The Devils TG has also kept its high-end Fantasy appeal.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen had a so-so night in net Friday against the Penguins, but played solid down the stretch and helped rally his team from a two-goal deficit twice in a 4-3 overtime win. Clemmensen, who made only 13 saves, trailed 2-0 10 minutes into the first period and fell behind 3-1 8:35 into the third before New Jersey rallied to score the final three goals, including four minutes into overtime. Clemmensen now has 22 wins on the season and has won seven straight starts.
Analysis: Clemmensen has been an outstanding option in place of the injured Martin Brodeur and that has allowed New Jersey to be very patient with the future Hall of Famer. Clemmensen has blossomed into a must-start Fantasy option and could keep that status for at least one more month since Brodeur isn't expected back until March 1. The Devils TG also has high-end value.
News:Scott Clemmensen stopped 24 shots for New Jersey during a 4-3 overtime win Thursday against the Bruins. Clemmensen blanked the Bruins for the first two periods before allowing three goals in the first 14 minutes of the third period. He was on the hook for the loss until Patrik Elias scored with 1:45 left and Jamie Langenbrunner scored the winner 1:11 into the extra frame.
Analysis: Clemmensen has won his last six starts and notched his 21st win Thursday. That is as many as Tim Thomas, the All-Star goalie Clemmensen opposed Thursday. There is nothing more to say. Clemmensen has been an outstanding option in place of the injured Martin Brodeur and that has allowed New Jersey to be very patient with the future Hall of Famer. Clemmensen has blossomed into a must-start Fantasy option and could keep that status for at least one more month. The Devils TG also has high-end value.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen stopped 21 shots during a 4-1 win Tuesday against the Senators. Clemmensen never trailed in the game and lost his shutout bid on Alexandre Picard's power-play goal 10:54 into the second period. Clemmensen has won his last five starts.
Analysis: Because Clemmensen, who notched his 20th win Tuesday, has been so good for New Jersey, the team has been able to take a cautious approach with Martin Brodeur, who is on track to return from an elbow injury in early March. Clemmensen has blossomed into a must-start Fantasy option and could keep that status for at least one more month. The Devils TG also has high-end value.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen gave up two goals and made 26 saves in a 5-2 win over the Canadiens on Wednesday. Clemmensen heads into the All-Star break on a four-game winning streak during which he has allowed only seven goals. Clemmensen's record improves to 19-9-1 on the season since taking over for the injured Martin Brodeur early in the season.
Analysis: Who would have thought that Clemmensen would have been one of the best goalies in the league heading into the All-Star break? The answer is no one. He didn't even start this season on the Devils' roster, but has now blossomed into a solid No. 1 Fantasy goalie. The Devils TG is also a No. 1 option.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen made 33 saves during a 3-1 win against the Predators Monday. Nashville scored at 14:12 of the third period on the power play to spoil Clemmensen's shutout bid. Jason Arnott fired a one-timer from above the left circle that bounced off Radek Bonk in front of the net. The puck trickled under the pads of Scott Clemmensen, who has won his last three starts.
Analysis: Clemmensen has put together a three-game win streak after suffering a three-game losing streak. He has allowed just two goals in his last two starts and is starting to get his act together once again. Clemmensen will remain the Devils' top goalie until Martin Brodeur is ready to return from his elbow injury, which is as early as February. Consider Clemmensen a viable Fantasy option in the meantime. The Devils TG remains a high-end Fantasy option.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen appeared to be on his way to a shutout when Blake Comeau ruined the bid with less than 10 minutes to go in a 3-1 win over the Islanders on Saturday. Clemmensen made 32 saves in the game, improving his season record to 17-9-1 in place of injured New Jersey starting goalie Martin Brodeur.
Analysis: Clemmensen has now won two straight after going on a three-game skid. He is by far exceeding expectations in New jersey while filling in for the injured Brodeur. He began the season in the minors and has worked his way up to a No. 1 goalie in Fantasy. The Devils TG is also a high-end option as long as Clemmensen keeps looking solid in net.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen made 26 saves during a 5-3 win against the Canucks Tuesday. He never trailed in the game and was given a 3-0 lead after one period. Alexandre Burrows spoiled the shutout bid 11:01 into the second period and Vancouver then added two more goals in the third as they got as close as 4-3. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Clemmensen.
Analysis: Clemmensen, getting his first chance as a No. 1 goalie at the age of 31, improved to 16-9-1 as the Devils continued to win without star goaltender Martin Brodeur (elbow). Clemmensen has allowed three or more goals in five straight starts and is starting to lose his consistency in net. He will become the backup as soon as Brodeur is healthy, but that won't happen until February. Continue to view Clemmensen as a low-end No. 1/high-end No. 2 Fantasy goalie. The Devils TG has the same Fantasy value.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Devils G Scott Clemmensen lost his third straight game Sunday against the Ducks and didn't have a great game in 4-3 loss. "I don't think it was one of his better games," Devils coach Brent Sutter said. "I'm not going to get into pointing fingers, it's goaltending or anything like that. Clemmer has played better for us, that's the best way to put it." Clemmensen has started 14 of the last 15 and 21 of the last 23. Kevin Weekes played Saturday night in Los Angeles and it wouldn't be a shock if he started Tuesday night in Vancouver.
Analysis: Clemmensen has lost his last three starts and has allowed three or more goals in each outing. He was having such a good run for the Devils it would be a real shame if he starts to come undone. Clemmensen is still expected to be the Devils' starter heading into Week 15 (Jan. 12-18), so keep him active as a low-end No. 1/high-end No. 2 Fantasy goalie. It's no definite that Weekes will start Tuesday and Sutter isn't yet at ends with Clemmensen.
News:Chris Kunitz scored twice in the third period past Scott Clemmensen to help the Anaheim Ducks beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Sunday night. With the game tied at 2, Kunitz wrapped around the New Jersey goal and tucked the puck under Clemmensen's pads 1:36 into the third. Kunitz also sent a wrist shot past Clemmensen with 3:33 to play for the eventual winner. Zach Parise drew the Devils within one in the final minute with his 24th goal. Clemmensen made 30 saves in the loss.
Analysis: Clemmensen has lost his last three starts and has allowed three or more goals in each outing. He was having such a good run for the Devils it would be a real shame if he starts to come undone. Clemmensen is still expected to be the Devils' starter heading into Week 15 (Jan. 12-18), so keep him active as a low-end No. 1/high-end No. 2 Fantasy goalie. The Devils TG remains a high-end Fantasy option.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen put up a rare stinker of a performance on Thursday against the Thrashers and even got pulled after the second period having given up three goals and making 16 saves in favor of Kevin Weekes. It was the third straight game that Clemmensen has given up three goals.
Analysis: Clemmensen was not expected to be the starter in New Jersey with Brodeur out, but he has filled in nicely for the most part although he has struggled over the past week. Brodeur still isn't due back for quite a while, so Clemmensen will still be getting the bulk of the starts. Clemmensen is still a No. 1 option for the time being and the Devils TG is a high-end option.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen, who was making his 12th straight start, made 25 saves during a 3-2 loss to the Hurricanes Tuesday. Clemmensen never led in the game and fell behind 3-0 before new Jersey made a late rally. Tuomo Ruutu had the decisive goal 9:58 into the third period. Clemmensen saw a two-game win streak end.
Analysis: Clemmensen is 7-4-1 during his recent 12-game run. He has won 15 times since mid-November and has been a great addition in net for New Jersey since Martin Broduer went down with an injury. Clemmensen has been playing like a No. 1 goalie as of late and should likely be treated as such until he goes cold. The Devils TG remains a high-end Fantasy option as well.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen made only 17 saves and gave up three goals, but came away with a 4-3 overtime win over the Senators on Sunday. Clemmensen has led the Devils to four wins in their last five games.
Analysis: Martin Brodeur's replacement was supposed to be Kevin Weekes, but Scott Clemmensen has been sensational between the pipes for New Jersey. He has earned is status as a No. 1 goalie and should be considered one of the best goalies this season. The Devils TG is also a high-end option in Fantasy play.
News:Scott Clemmensen made 33 saves, Jamie Langenbrunner and Zach Parise each had a goal and an assist, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Friday. Clemmensen, who made his 10th straight start, allowed only Max Pacioretty's first career goal in the first period. He shut out the Canadiens over the final two periods, stopping 21 shots in the process.
Analysis: Clemmensen has won three of his last four starts and has not allowed more than three goals in his last 10 appearances. He has been a better than expected fill-in for Martin Brodeur, who is still out until at least February with an elbow injury. Clemmensen is a solid Fantasy option and the Devils TG remains a high-end option as well.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen allowed three goals but made 40 saves in a 4-2 loss to the Stars on Wednesday. Clemmensen had won two games coming into the game as his record falls to a still impressive 13-6-1.
Analysis: Clemmensen continues to fill in very well for Martin Brodeur who will be out a while longer. He has developed into a solid Fantasy option and is a solid starter. The Devils TG is also a No. 1 option.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen stopped 28 shots during a 4-3 win Tuesday against the Blues. He battled back from a 2-1 first-period deficit and allowed no power-play scores. Clemmensen, who grew up just outside St. Louis, faced the Blues for the first time in his career. "It was fun and it's close to my hometown," Clemmensen said. "I had a lot of friends and family here." The Devils goalie, playing in place of the injured Martin Brodeur, recognized how important it is to stay focused on the road. "It's tough to come into other people's buildings and stay true to your game and not get caught up with what they're doing," Clemmensen said.
Analysis: Clemmensen has won his last two starts and hasn't allowed more than three goals in his last eight outings. While everyone under the sun figured Kevin Weekes would be the guy to replace Broduer, Clemmensen has been the guy to succeed in New Jersey and develop into a solid Fantasy option. The Devils TG also remains a high-end Fantasy option despite Brodeur's absence.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen came away with a 4-2 victory in New York Saturday, making 31 saves in the process. The Devils had been shut out in their prior two games, giving Clemmensen back to back tough losses. Clemmensen has now allowed either one or two goals in his last five starts.
Analysis: The Devils offense looked like it was never going to score coming into Saturday's game, but they turned it around and put four on the board. New Jersey plays four times in Fantasy Week 13 (Dec. 29-Jan. 4), so Clemmensen should get at least three of those starts. He remains a nice No. 2 option in all formats, along with the Devils TG.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen made only 17 saves Friday in a 1-0 loss to the Penguins.
Analysis: Clemmsensen has been outstanding lately with just five goals over his last four contests, but the Devils offense has run dry in the most recent couple of games, resulting in back-to-back losses for Clemmensen. New Jersey plays four times in Fantasy Week 13 (Dec. 29-Jan. 4), so Clemmensen should get at least three of those starts. He remains a nice No. 2 option in all formats, along with the Devils TG.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen gave up two goals and had 22 saves in a 2-0 loss to the red hot Bruins on Tuesday. The loss snapped a three-game win streak for Clemmensen. The goaltender has allowed two goals or less the past three games.
Analysis: Since getting called up from the minors, Clemmensen has been far better than expected in beating out Kevin Weekes for the starting goalie job in New Jersey with Brodeur on the shelf. This loss does little to nothing to change that as the Bruins are playing as well as anyone right now. Continue thinking of Clemmensen and the Devils TG as a No. 2 option.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen is showing he can handle the full-time goaltending duties for the New Jersey Devils, while All-Star Martin Brodeur recovers from elbow surgery. "There's a tremendous amount of confidence in him, from his teammates and from the coaching staff," Devils coach Brent Sutter said after Clemmensen came up big in a shootout Sunday, making four saves to secure a 3-2 victory for the Devils over their Atlantic Division rival Philadelphia Flyers. "He now has the confidence he can do it and we have the confidence in him," Sutter said after Clemmensen improved to 11-3-1 overall and 2-1 in shootouts. "Clemmer made some big saves in the shootout and did a good job."
Analysis: Clemmensen has been better than anyone could have expected since beating out Kevin Weekes for the starting job in New Jersey. Of course, it helps that the Devils are playing some nice hockey and limit the amount of shot Clemmensen faces. New Jersey plays three times in Fantasy Week 12 (Dec. 22-28), but they face tough opponents in Boston, Pittsburgh and the Rangers. This will be a real test for Clemmensen, but you should feel confident in starting him as a No. 2 Fantasy goalie in all formats for the period.
News:Scott Clemmensen, ably subbing for the injured Martin Brodeur, made 24 saves in the Devils' 11th win in their last 14 games during Friday's 5-1 victory over the Senators. Clemmensen, making his first career start against Ottawa, is 10-1-1 in his last 12 decisions. He allowed just Jarkko Ruutu's short-handed score Friday.
Analysis: Clemmensen's only previous appearance against the Senators came in relief of Brodeur on Oct. 21, 2006, giving up two goals in an 8-1 loss. He has been outstanding since being recalled from the minors and is clearly the Devils' best option in net at this time. He remains a decent No. 2 Fantasy goalie and the Devils TG remains a high-end Fantasy option since the wins keep rolling in.
News: Devils goalie Scott Clemmensen made 23 saves and earned his ninth win in 11 starts during Wednesday's 5-3 win against the Sabres. Clemmensen never trailed in the game and allowed no power-play scores.
Analysis: Clemmensen has won five of his last six outings and has allowed more than two goals just twice in that span. The Devils have managed to sustain with Martin Brodeur and the surprise play of Clemmensen has been why. Continue to treat him as a No. 2 Fantasy goalie. The Devils TG has high-end Fantasy potential since Clemmensen has been playing fairly well.
News: New Jersey G Scott Clemmensen made 25 saves and allowed just two goals through regulation and overtime on Tuesday night against the Maple Leafs. The Devils, however, lost in a shootout. Clemmensen allowed Jeremy Williams and Jason Blake to score on back-to-back shootout attempts as the Leafs won 3-2.
Analysis: Clemmensen played well on Tuesday and his team lost for just the first time in five games with him in goal and likely will remain the team's top netminder. Continue to treat him as a No. 2 Fantasy goalie. The Devils TG has high-end Fantasy potential since Clemmensen has been playing fairly well.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen lost a four-goal lead Friday against the Rangers, but still walked away with a victory as New Jersey scored the last three goals in a 8-5 win. Clemmensen, who made 31 saves, led 5-1 11:33 into the second period before New York scored four unanswered goals. The Rangers didn't have a power-play score.
Analysis: Clemmensen has won four straight starts and eight of nine. Despite the ugly win Friday, he still came out on top and will likely remain the Devils' top netminder. Continue to treat him as a No. 2 Fantasy goalie. The Devils TG has high-end Fantasy potential since Clemmensen has been playing fairly well.
News: G Scott Clemmensen came up with 26 saves and allowed only one in a 4-1 win over the Penguins on Wednesday. Clemmensen, who has emerged as the Devils go-to goalie with Martin Brodeur sidelined until March with a biceps injury, improved to 7-1 in his last eight starts.
Analysis: Without question, Clemmensen has become the top goalie in New Jersey with Brodeur on the shelf. He has helped turn the Devils' fortunes around and is starting look like a real No. 2 goalie. Think about starting this guy while he's hot. The Devils TG is a No. 2 option.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Scott Clemmensen is writing one of those nifty sports stories, and his Devils teammates are more than happy to be part of the plot. The career backup, who left the Devils and signed with Toronto last year, only to play most of his games in the minor leagues, is now an NHL starter -- and winner. His coach, Brent Sutter, won't say Clemmensen is his No. 1 goalie with Martin Brodeur out, but he doesn't have to say it. Clemmensen is No. 1 and Kevin Weekes is right back where he was when Brodeur was playing every game.
Analysis: Clemmensen has started the last five games, eight of the last nine. He has won six of his last seven. Saturday night, he started a game in Montreal for the first time in his career, in Brodeur's backyard, and won. "I'm not trying to replace Marty, especially not here," he said. But, Montreal aside, he is replacing Brodeur -- at least for now. He is also bringing his career to life, meaning that regardless of when Brodeur comes back, be it in February or March, the NHL world knows Clemmensen can play, and that should mean life for him -- somewhere -- when Brodeur is healthy next season. The Devils, with Clemmensen in goal for all five games, went 4-1 on their five-game stay away from the Prudential Center and now play host to the Penguins Wednesday night, the first of three straight home games in four nights. Clemmensen is nowhere nearly as good as Brodeur, but he can pass as a viable No. 2 or No. 3 Fantasy goalie for the time being. The Devils TG is more of a No. 2 Fantasy option without Brodeur.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen allowed one goal and had 25 saves in a 2-1 Overtime win Saturday over the Canadiens. Clemmensen came up with a fine save on Andrei Kostitsyn's shot from the right side with just over two minutes remaining in the third to help send the game into the overtime period.
Analysis: Clemmens is now without question the top goalie in NJ wit Brodeur out long term. Clemmensen is nowhere nearly as good as Brodeur, but he can pass as a viable No. 2 or No. 3 Fantasy goalie for the time being. The Devils TG is more of a No. 2 Fantasy option without Brodeur.
News:Scott Clemmensen, who was signed by the Devils as a free agent in July, made 29 saves during Thursday's 3-2 overtime win against the Flyers. He kept New Jersey close by denying Scott Hartnell twice on shots from the doorstep late in the second period and won the game when Patrik Elias scored 2:46 into the extra frame. Clemmensen allowed both of his goals on the power play.
Analysis: Clemmensen has won five of his last six starts and has firmly entrenched himself as the Devils' No. 1 goalie with Martin Brodeur on IR. Clemmensen is nowhere nearly as good as Brodeur, but he can pass as a viable No. 2 or No. 3 Fantasy goalie for the time being. The Devils TG is more of a No. 2 Fantasy option without Brodeur.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen has played three straight games and six of the last seven, going 4-1 over the last five with a four-game personal winning streak snapped Saturday night at Pittsburgh. Asked by the Newark Star-Ledger if he thinks he's won the top spot over Kevin Weekes, he said, "I don't know. I still think it's very early to tell. I'm not really worried about that. Obviously, I want to play every game, but I know I have to go out there and prove it in every game I get."
Analysis: It appears as though the Devils are riding the hot hand and Clemmensen, who began the season in the minors, has it. If you had to choose between starting him or Weekes, right now the choice is Clemmensen. However, if he starts to falter, then Weekes will likely get a chance to start. This could be a rotating situation until Martin Brodeur is back in February, so consider both Clemmensen and Weekes low-end Fantasy options. The Devils TG is more of a No. 2 Fantasy option without Brodeur.
News: New Jersey G Scott Clemmensen allowed three goals in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Penguins. Clemmensen stopped 31 shots in the game but was out-dueled by Dany Sabourin of Pittsburgh for the loss.
Analysis: Clemmensen is now 4-3-0 on the season for the Devils and he had won four straight starts prior to Saturday against Pittsburgh. He's still the No. 1 goalie in NJ over Kevin Weekes despite the loss. He's probably worth starting in Week 9 (Dec. 1-7) now. The Devils TG is at best a No. 2 Fantasy option for the time being.
News: New Jersey G Scott Clemmensen stopped 36 shots in regulation and overtime on Wednesday against the Panthers and allowed just two goals in the game as Florida won 3-2 in OT. The Devils were up 2-0 to start the 3rd period and Clemmensen let Jay Bouwmeester and David Booth score to tie it up and send it into overtime. He tightened up in the extra frame as Johnny Oduya scored the game-winning goal.
Analysis: Clemmensen improved to 4-2-0 with the overtime victory. He's won four straight starts for the Devils and has wrenched the No. 1 job away from Kevin Weekes. He's probably worth starting in Week 9 (Dec. 1-7) now. The Devils TG is at best a No. 2 Fantasy option for the time being.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen won his third straight game Sunday night as New Jersey smashed the Lightning 7-3 on Sunday night. Clemmensen made 27 saves in the victory.
Analysis: Clemmensen has allowed two or fewer goals in four of his six starts this season and appears to have wrestled the No. 1 job away from Kevin Weekes for the time being. Consider picking up Clemmensen in deeper leagues as the Devils are playing well, but you won't want to start him in fantasy Week 8 (Nov. 24-3) as New Jersey only plays two times in the scoring period.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen, who was making his fourth straight start, stopped 23 shots in a 3-1 win Thursday against the Panthers. Michael Frolik, the 10th pick overall in the 2006 draft, spoiled Clemmensen's bid for a third career shutout, scoring his first NHL goal on a power play 8:42 into the third period.
Analysis: Clemmensen has now allowed two or fewer goals in four of his five outings this season and is by far doing a better job in net than Kevin Weekes. It appears New Jersey will ride Clemmensen as long as he has the hot hand. Consider adding Clemmensen in larger Fantasy formats. The Devils TG is now at best a No. 2 Fantasy option with Martin Brodeur out until the new year.
News: The Bergen County Record reports that Devils G Scott Clemmensen was first off the ice at practice Wednesday and is likely to get his fourth straight start Thursday vs. Florida.
Analysis: Clemmensen hasn't quite surpassed Kevin Weekes as the No. 1 in New Jersey, but it's clear the Devils still haven't figured out what exactly they're going to do without Martin Brodeur. The best bet is a trade at some point, but for now Clemmensen is the guy. Neither him nor Weekes are worth starting in any Fantasy leagues right now, while the Devils TG is basically a No. 2 option now.
News: New Jersey G Scott Clemmensen has started three times this season and he finally earned his first victory on Saturday against Washington. Clemmensen was 0-2 starting for the injured Martin Brodeur but had allowed just four goals total in his two losses. He won Saturday in a shootout, 6-5, and allowed five goals in that game. Clemmensen stopped 25 shots.
Analysis: The Devils have won just twice in six times since Brodeur went out of the lineup and desperately miss his presence. However, Clemmensen had allowed just two goals in each of his two starts previous backing up Kevin Weekes, so the losses haven't really been his fault. Clemmensen has actually been better in net than Weekes, but still remains a backup at this time. Clemmensen might only get a few starts every month as a backup, so he has limited Fantasy appeal. But continue to keep tabs on the rumblings in New Jersey. The Devils TG has dropped from being a high-end Fantasy option without Brodeur.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen made 24 saves during a 3-1 loss to the Capitals Friday. Clemmensen fell behind 2-0 through two periods and Washington capped the win with an empty-net goal. Clemmensen allowed one power-play score and is now 0-2-0 in two starts since Martin Brodeur went out of the lineup.
Analysis: The Devils have won just once in five times since Brodeur went out of the lineup and desperately miss his presence. However, Clemmensen has allowed just two goals in each of his two starts backing up Kevin Weekes, so the losses haven't really been his fault. Clemmensen has actually been better in net than Weeekes, but still remains a backup at this time. Clemmensen might only get a few starts every month as a backup, so he has limited Fantasy appeal. But continue to keep tabs on the rumblings in New Jersey. The Devils TG has dropped from being a high-end Fantasy option without Brodeur.
News:Michal Rozsival and Nikolai Zherdev scored during two-man advantages against Kevin Weekes in New York's four-goal second period, and the Rangers routed the Martin Brodeur-less New Jersey Devils 5-2 on Wednesday night. For only the third time in 101 meetings with the Devils over 15 years, the Rangers faced a goalie other than Brodeur and made the most of the opportunity. Rozsival, Chris Drury and Lauri Korpikoski -- with his first NHL regular-season goal -- scored against Weekes in a span of 2:08 to turn a one-goal deficit into a 3-1 lead before 10 minutes elapsed in the second. Clemmensen, who took the 3-1 loss to Edmonton on Sunday, started the third period. Weekes finished with 21 saves and Clemmensen allowed one goal on 17 shots.
Analysis: Clemmensen is the backup goalie for New Jersey at this time, but if Weekes can't clean up his act, New Jersey might have to switch their thinking. Clemmensen might only get a few starts every month as a backup, so he has limited Fantasy appeal at this time. But continue to keep tabs on the rumblings in New Jersey.
News: Devils G Scott Clemmensen made 26 saves in his first NHL start since Jan. 3 during a 2-1 loss to the Oilers Sunday. Sheldon Souray opened the scoring with 12:41 left in the second when he rifled a wrist shot through Clemmensen's legs. Only 6:30 later, Ales Hemsky skated past two defenders before an attempt to poke the puck away by New Jersey's Jay Leach deflected off Hemsky's left skate and into the net for a power-play goal. New Jersey is 1-3 since All-Star goalie Martin Brodeur went down with a torn left biceps on Nov. 1.
Analysis: Clemmensen is expected to act as the Devils' backup goalie for the next 3-4 months as Brodeur recovers from surgery. That could all change with a trade, but for now the job is his. However, Clemmensen might only get a few starts every month, so he has limited Fantasy appeal. The Devils TG still passes as no worse than a No. 2 Fantasy TG.
News: New Jersey recalled G Scott Clemmensen and D Anssi Salmela from Lowell (AHL) on Monday with Martin Brodeur (elbow) and Paul Martin (upper body) out against the Sabres.
Analysis: Clemmensen has pretty much been a career backup and now is having a tough time even cracking the Devils' roster. Until he lands in a favorable situation, it's safe to ignore him in Fantasy.
News: The Toronto Maple Leafs recalled goaltender Scott Clemmenson from the AHL Marlies and he will backup Vesa Toskala on Thursday night against the Buffalo Sabres. Clemmensens last appearance was on Jan. 3. He was assigned to the AHL on Jan. 9.
Analysis: Andrew Raycroft, who has not started since Jan. 20, is reportedly sick. Clemmensen is nothing more than a low-end Fantasy reserve at this time. The Maple Leafs TG is a No. 2 Fantasy option at best.
News: The Toronto Maple Leafs assigned goaltender Scott Clemmensen to the Marlies of the American Hockey League, according to the Sportsnet.ca. Clemmensen appeared in three games for Toronto, with one win and one loss, a 3.90 goals against average and a .839 save percentage. Clemmensen won his first Maple Leafs game in his first start, making 30 saves in a 4-3 shootout victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning at Air Canada Centre on Jan. 1.
Analysis: In 15 AHL games with the Marlies this season, Clemmensen has posted a record of 11 wins and four losses with a 2.60 goals against average and a .905 save percentage. The Marlies currently lead the AHLs North Division with 54 points on a record of 25-6-0-4. Clemmensen is nothing more than a low-end Fantasy reserve at this time. The Maple Leafs TG is a No. 2 Fantasy option at best.
News: Toronto's Jason Blake scored the opening goal midway through the first period Thursday against the Penguins, but the Maple Leafs gave goalie Scott Clemmensen no more offensive support until they trailed by four goals. Clemmensen couldn't stand up to the third-period flurry in which three of Pittsburgh's four lines got goals while pushing the Penguins' lead from 2-1 to 5-1 over a span of three shifts. He made 18 saves during a 6-2 loss.
Analysis: Clemmensen picked up a win in his first start Tuesday against Tampa Bay, but he has allowed nine goals in his last two starts. He could be returned to the AHL as soon as Vesa Toskala is healthy and is nothing more than a low-end Fantasy reserve at this time. The Maple Leafs TG is a No. 2 Fantasy option at best.
News:Scott Clemmensen stopped Brad Richards and Martin St. Louis in the shootout to help the Toronto Maple Leafs secure a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday. Head coach Paul Maurice gave Clemmensen his first start of the season. Clemmensen, who made 30 saves, had spent most of the season in the American Hockey League before getting called up after starter Vesa Toskala went down with a groin injury. It was Clemmensen's first NHL win since Feb. 25, 2007, when he was Martin Brodeur's backup in New Jersey.
Analysis: The 30-year-old didn't have to be spectacular, but he was solid when tested and shut the door after Vincent Lecavalier scored on Tampa Bay's first shootout attempt. He could be returned to the AHL as soon as Toskala is healthy and is nothing more than a low-end Fantasy reserve at this time. The Maple Leafs TG is a No. 2 Fantasy option at best.
News: Toronto backup goalie Scott Clemmensen relieved the ineffective Andrew Raycroft in a 6-1 loss to the Rangers on Saturday night and allowed one goal on five shots.
Analysis: Clemmensen is only up with the Leafs while starting goalie Vesa Toskala recovers from a groin injury, although with the way Raycroft is playing, Clemmensen could stick around if Raycroft gets waived/traded. Leave him alone in all formats for now, however.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Devils G Martin Brodeur was glad to know his former backup, Scott Clemmensen, was 5-0 with Toronto's AHL affiliate, the Marlies. "He was a quiet guy, a talented goalie in a tough situation," said Brodeur, who likes the lion's share of work.
Analysis: Clemmensen won't join the Maple Leafs roster until an injury befalls either Vesa Toskala or Andrew Raycroft. Ignore him in Fantasy leagues until further notice.
News: The Sports XChange notes: The Leafs' AHL farm team, the Toronto Marlies, is still undefeated in regulation games. RW David Ling, who spent the past two years in Russia, leads the team with seven goals and 12 points. G Scott Clemmensen has four of the Marlies' wins and a 2.01 goals-against average.
Analysis: Clemmensen joined the Toronto Maple Leafs, getting out from behind Martin Brodeur in New Jersey. Unfortunately for Clemmensen, he is No. 3 or 4 on the organizational depth chart in Toronto behind Vesa Toskala and Andrew Raycroft. Until injuries decimate the Maple Leafs' goaltending situation, Clemmensen has limited Fantasy appeal.
News: The Toronto Maple Leafs assigned G Scott Clemmensen, Fs Simon Gamache, Ben Ondrus, Tony Salmelainen, Jiri Tlusty, Jeremy Williams and D Jay Harrison to Toronto of the AHL on Monday.
Analysis: Gamache was drawing praise during training camp and he is likely to be one of the first players recalled if injuries occur. The same holds true for Harrison on defense. Tlusty is a must-have in all long-term keeper Fantasy leagues, but avoid him in seasonal formats for now.
News: Scott Clemmensen has signed a two-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, as he'll provide organizational depth. The team added G Vesa Toskala in a trade from San Jose and they still have Andrew Raycroft, at least for the time being.
Analysis: Clemmensen was a capable backup with the New Jersey Devils over the past few seasons, but he is not expected to make much of an impact in 2007-08 from a Fantasy perspective, at least initially.
News: The New Jersey Devils signed Kevin Weekes on Thursday to back up record-setting goaltender Martin Brodeur. Weekes, 32, spent the last two seasons with the New York Rangers, appearing in 46 games and compiling a record of 18-20-5. Meanwhile, last year's backup Scott Clemmensen is an unrestricted free agent.
Analysis: Clemmensen will be looking for work, but is not expected to land a starting job. He'll once again have minimal Fantasy appeal in 2007-08.
News: Scott Clemmensen won in his first appearance since Dec. 14 and the New Jersey Devils beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Sunday. "I was kind of hoping my first win [of the year] wouldn't be in February, but so be it," Clemmensen said.
Analysis: Clemmensen is only worth a look as insurance for Fantasy owners of Martin Brodeur. He plays so infrequently, he is not even worth having in leagues which average points per game in a scoring period.
News: Call Scott Clemmensen the NHL's version of pro quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Jim Sorgi. Getting work while backing up Martin Brodeur is like having to sit behind durable quarterbacks Brett Favre and Peyton Manning. Clemmensen has spent all season on the bench while Brodeur takes the ice for the New Jersey Devils. He doesn't even have the responsibility of carrying a clipboard. Brodeur made his 31st straight start Thursday night and earned the Devils' first 38 victories this season, an NHL record. Clemmensen has dressed for every game, but has only gotten into three.
Analysis: The time had come to get him some work and since Brodeur showed no sign of taking a day off, Clemmensen took a day trip to Massachusetts to play for AHL Lowell - the Devils' top minor league affiliate. Apparently watching Brodeur has rubbed off on the 29-year-old goalie from Des Moines, Iowa. Brodeur leads the NHL with a career-best 11 shutouts, and Clemmensen got into the act by stopping all 35 Worcester shots in a 3-0 victory. Clemmensen has two shutouts in the NHL and six career wins. Now he is just waiting for the chance to get another. He hasn't played since Dec. 14, following back-to-back appearances in October, and hasn't won since his final outing last season on March 24, 2006. He is best used in Fantasy leagues as insurannce for Brodeur owners.
News: Scott Clemmensen allowed four goals on 44 shots in Thursday's game at Boston, only his second start of the season in place of Martin Brodeur.
Analysis: Clemmensen is not a recommended Fantasy starter unless Brodeur suffers some sort of a long-term injury.
News: The North Jersey Record reports Martin Brodeur will rest on Thursday against the Bruins, as Scott Clemmensen will get his second start of the season.
Analysis: Set your daily Fantasy lineups accordingly. Brodeur will be back in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Red Wings.
News: New Jersey star G Martin Brodeur allowed six goals on 26 shots Saturday against the Senators before being replaced by Scott Clemmensen midway through the second period. Clemmensen gave up two goals on 12 shots. The Senators won 8-1.
Analysis: Ouch. Saturday was not a good day for Brodeur. There have been no reports of Brodeur being injured, so just chalk up Saturday's loss as a fluke. Brodeur will most likely be in net next time the Devils take the ice. He and the Devils TG are still considered No. 1 Fantasy options.
News: Scott Clemmensen allowed three goals on just 18 shots in Thursday's game against the Predators. He got behind the eight-ball early, as the Devils took too many penalties and the Predators cashed in with two first-period power play goals.
Analysis: Clemmensen is not a recommended Fantasy option in any format. Luckily for the Devils and owners of their team goalies unit, Martin Brodeur is very durable and plays most games. He has missed just nine games in his career due to illness or injury.
News: The New Jersey Devils re-signed G Scott Clemmensen, D David Hale, D Paul Martin and C Erik Rasmussen to a one-year contract on Tuesday.
Analysis: Of the four players, only Hale and Martin are worthy of any Fantasy consideration at this time.
News: Scott Clemmensen told the Newark Star-Ledger that he and general manager Lou Lamoriello have reached a tentative contract agreement on Wednesday.
Analysis: Clemmensen will likely spend 65-70 games on the bench behind starter Martin Brodeur, unless he suffers some sort of long-term injury. Avoid Clemmensen in all seasonal Fantasy leagues.
News: Martin Brodeur allowed six goals while making just 10 saves before being pulled during the second period of the Devils' 6-3 loss to Pittsburgh. Scott Clemmensen replaced him and made 10 saves the rest of the way.
Analysis: Clemmensen should not be owned in any Fantasy leagues at this point.
News: Scott Clemmensen was assigned to Albany of the AHL on Sunday for a conditioning assignment.
Analysis: The backup will get a little action with the River Rats before returning to the Devils for their next game on Wednesday.
News: Scott Clemmensen hasn't played since Dec. 29 at Pittsburgh when he allowed six goals.
Analysis: Clemmensen continues to back up Martin Brodeur on the bench, but Brodeur has started 12 straight games, so don't expect much from Clemmensen soon.
News: Scott Clemmensen allowed six goals and made just 19 saves in Thursday's game at Pittsburgh while giving Martin Brodeur.
Analysis: Brodeur could have stayed awake for eight straight days and not played as poorly as this.
News: The Newark Star-Ledger reports Scott Clemmensen will get the start for Tuesday's game at Detroit.
Analysis: With back-to-back games, starter Martin Brodeur will be given a night to rest before suiting up for Wednesday's game against Calgary. Set your lineup accordingly in all Fantasy leagues which allow daily transactions.
News: Scott Clemmensen blanked Atlanta Friday while starting in place of Martin Brodeur (ribs). He had 18 saves.
Analysis: Since Brodeur is expected to return for his next start, Clemmensen is only useful as insurance.
News: Scott Clemmensen was recalled from Albany of the AHL on Tuesday. He started against Pittsburgh and made all 25 saves for his first NHL shutout.
Analysis: Clemmensen was recalled because Corey Schwab has a groin injury. Clemmensen is not worth picking up unless Martin Brodeur also goes down.
News: Scott Clemmensen was recalled from Albany of the AHL to serve as the emergency backup to Martin Brodeur due to a groin injury by Corey Schwab.
Analysis: Clemmensen's stay in the NHL will be brief. He has no Fantasy value.
News: The Devils recalled Clemmensen from Albany of the AHL on Tuesday. He served as Martin Brodeur's backup Tuesday against St. Louis while Corey Schwab battles a viral infection. Clemmensen probably won't be around for long, and isn't worth adding to a Fantasy roster.
News: Clemmensen has won the job as the Devils' backup goaltender to Martin Brodeur, according to the Bergen Record. Clemmensen will see only rare playing time behind Brodeur, making him worthless from a Fantasy perspective.