News:Keith Aucoin posted two assists in the Islanders' season-ending overtime loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday night.
Analysis: He completes a credible campaign for an offseason waiver claim, and stands a good chance of seeing significant ice time next season, on Long Island or elsewhere.
News:Keith Aucoin scored both Islander goals in Friday's loss to Boston, giving him three goals in four games on the season.
Analysis: The Islanders are enjoying the production they are getting from players like Keith Aucoin, as they can not rely on their top line for everything. Aucoin registered 11 points in 27 contests last season, and likely won't challenge John Tavares for the team's scoring lead, but keep an eye on Aucoin nonetheless.
News: The Islanders have claimed Keith Aucoin off waivers from Maple Leafs, theahl.com
Analysis:Keith Aucoin, who has 37 points (10 goals, 27 assists) in 34 games for the AHL's Toronto Marlies, gives the Isles some added forward depth, but as prolific a scorer as he has been in the minors, Aucoin has had a tough time solidifying an NHL role.
News:Keith Aucoin has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Maple Leafs, according to a report on Toronto's FAN590.
Analysis:Keith Aucoin has been a prolific AHL scorer, but hasn't really been able to translate that into NHL success. And at 33, he's unlikely to find that extra gear now. Still, he provides the AHL Marlies with talent in the first-line pivot spot, and can help in a pinch with the big club should that be required.
News:Keith Aucoin snagged three assists in Tuesday's comeback win over the Islanders, giving him five points in the last five games.
Analysis: At 33 years old, Keith Aucoin has spent most of his career in the AHL, where he's a massive scorer and perennial all-star, but his NHL chances have been few and far between. He's strutting his stuff right now, though.
News: The Capitals have sent Keith Aucoin to AHL Hershey, the Washington Post reports.
Analysis:Keith Aucoin notched a goal and an assist in Saturday's win over Toronto, with the move being explained as the Caps clearing a bit of cap space before the NHL trading deadline. Aucoin has been back and forth from the AHL to the NHL plenty this season, so he'll likely be back up before too long.
News:Keith Aucoin scored his first goal of the season and added an assist in Saturday's win over Toronto.
Analysis: He's a brilliant AHL scorer but he's never really been given a shot at the NHL level. But Saturday, he played with Marcus Johansson and Alexander Ovechkin, and the results were great. Watch him -- he might surprise if he continues to play with those two guys.
News: The Capitals have recalled Keith Aucoin from AHL Hershey, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: The 33-year-old Keith Aucoin is second in the AHL with 70 points, but with the big club he has been a spare part, failing to record a point in five NHL games this season to date.
News: The Capitals have assigned Keith Aucoin to AHL Hershey, the team's official site reports.
Analysis:Keith Aucoin, who is second in the AHL in points with 70, figures to be back with the Caps at some point, though with the big club his impact has been minimal, as he has recorded just three shots on goal in five games without scoring a point.
News: The Capitals have recalled Keith Aucoin from AHL Hershey, csnwashington.com reports.
Analysis:Keith Aucoin, who is tied for the AHL lead in points with 70, has yet to score a point in five games this season with the big club, but he'll give the Caps some much-needed depth up front ahead of their upcoming four-game road trip.
News: Aucoin has been recalled by the Caps, reports Katie Carrera of The Washington Post.
Analysis: Aucoin has been excellent with Hershey of the AHL this season, notching 24 points in 15 games. He has always been an impressive performer in the minor leagues, but hasn't received an extended look since the 2007-08 season with Carolina. While he has mainly been recalled due to injuries, if he comes out strong there's always a chance he could stick with the Caps for a while.
News: C Keith Aucoin has signed a two-year contract extension with the Capitals.
Analysis: Aucoin currently leads the AHL in scoring with 84 points (31 goals and 53 assists). Those numbers will certainly attract some attention in long-term keeper leagues, but his seasonal Fantasy value is zero right now.
News: The Capitals sent forwards Keith Aucoin and Alexandre Giroux to Hershey of the AHL on Thursday.
Analysis: Aucoin and Giroux know this story all too well. They have been recalled and demoted plenty over the last few seasons. They will chip in at times for Washington, but clearly shouldn't be owned in Fantasy until up in the NHL on a full-time basis.
News: The Capitals recalled C Keith Aucoin from Hershey (AHL) hours before Wednesday's game against the Sabres to replace C Mathieu Perreault, who was sick. Aucoin had no points in 5:57 of ice time.
Analysis: Aucoin has five points in nine games this season, but the Capitals just don't have a permanent roster spot for him. He is nothing more than organizational depth and can be ignored in Fantasy.
News: The Capitals have recalled C Mathieu Perreault from the AHL and assigned C Keith Aucoin.
Analysis: Perreault, a sixth-round pick in 2006, has yet to play in an NHL game. He had 50 points in the AHL last season and has seven points in 11 games this campaign. Continue to ignore both these guys in all Fantasy formats.
News: The Capitals recalled C Keith Aucoin from the Hershey Bears of the AHL on Thursday. He saw limited action in the team's game against the Sharks.
Analysis: Aucoin is not a relevant Fantasy player even though he's now in the NHL. Leave him off of all Fantasy rosters.
News: Capitals C Keith Aucoin scored a goal, tallied an assist and finished at plus-1 during Sunday's game against the Thrashers. Aucoin kept up his bid for a spot on the playoff roster with his second goal in two games as he beat Johan Hedberg on the power play 9:43 into the second. He has five points in his last five games.
Analysis: Aucoin scored his first power-play goal in the NHL Sunday and had his first multipoint game since Jan. 12, 2008, when he was with Carolina. He has been playing well for Washington since mid-March, but Aucoin still is nothing more than a stopgap Fantasy option.
News: Washington recalled forwards Keith Aucoin and Oskar Osala from Hershey of the AHL Friday. Aucoin had an assist against the Lightning, while Osala failed to stat in 6:12 of ice time.
Analysis: Both Aucoin and Osala are up because of injuries, but it might only be a short time until they are back with Hershey. Neither player is a favorable Fantasy option.
News: Capitals C Keith Aucoin tallied an assist and finished at plus-1 during Monday's game against the Thrashers. It was his first point in five games this season.
Analysis: Aucoin was playing in just his second game Monday since his most recent recall from the minors. The aging forward continues to be just organizational depth and has no Fantasy value.
News: The injury-depleted Washington Capitals dipped into the AHL yet again, recalling forward Oskar Osala from Hershey before Wednesday night's game against Boston. The Capitals also sent forward Keith Aucoin and forward Bryan Helmer back to Hershey.
Analysis: Aucoin and Helmer are just organizational depth at this time for the Capitals and have no reason to be on Fantasy rosters. It's still safe to ignore them.
News: The Capitals have recalled C Keith Aucoin from the AHL and sent Graham Mink down to make room.
Analysis: Aucoin leads the AHL with 36 points (9G, 27A) so far this season, but the 30-year-old has never been able to score much in the NHL (15 pts in 53 games). He remains mainly just organizational depth, and will only be up with Washington until some of their many injured guys come back. Mink can also be ignored in all formats.
News: The Washington Post reports that Capitals C Keith Aucoin has been assigned to Hershey of the AHL.
Analysis: Aucoin was only going to play on one of the lower lines for Washington if he made the squad. He has no Fantasy value right now.
News: The Washington Capitals signed free-agent center Keith Aucoin to a two-year contract Thursday. The 29-year-old Aucoin split last season between the Carolina Hurricanes and the AHL's Albany River Rats. He played 38 games for Carolina, scoring five goals with eight assists.
Analysis: Aucoin will only play on one of the lower lines for Washington if he makes the squad. He has minimal Fantasy value at this time.
News: Hurricanes C Keith Aucoin scored a goal and finished at plus-2 during Thursday's game against the Thrashers. Aucoin scored his fourth goal of the season on a wrister at 8:35 of the third period. It was his second goal in seven games.
Analysis: Aucoin has bounced back and forth all season. He has played in 20 games and mans one of the lower lines for Carolina when active. He has minimal Fantasy value at this time.
News: With Chad LaRose out for the year with a broken leg, it appears Hurricanes C Keith Aucoin, called up Monday from the AHL for the fourth time this season, might be up with the team for a while, reports the News and Observer. "Every time I get called up, I hope its the time I stay," said Aucoin, who has six points in 12 games this season and is plus-6. "The last games I was here I thought I played well, probably the best two games Ive played, and hopefully I can carry it over."
Analysis: Six points in 12 games isn't the best offensive production for a center and Aucoin, at 29, isn't the youngest player in the league. His Fantasy value remains minimal at best for now.
News: The Carolina Hurricanes called up C Keith Aucoin from Albany (AHL) for the fourth time this season on Monday, reports the News and Observer. He'll play Tuesday against the Predators.
Analysis: Aucoin has eight points in 26 career games and has no Fantasy value at this time.
News: Carolina sent forwards Keith Aucoin and Brandon Nolan and defenseman Tim Conboy to Albany on Saturday. Nolan, the 24-year-old son of New York Islanders coach Ted Nolan, has been called up four times this season by Carolina and completed his second one-game NHL stint in a week. He was recalled Thursday, sent back to Albany on Friday and rejoined Carolina on Saturday. Conboy, signed last summer by Carolina as a free agent, made his debut Saturday night in a 5-4 loss to Colorado. He finished with an assist and got into a fight with Avalanche enforcer Scott Parker on his first NHL shift. Aucoin had a goal and an assist in the loss to Colorado.
Analysis: It appears the Hurricanes' flu bug issues are over for now, which is why these three were sent back down to the AHL. Ignore them in all Fantasy formats for now.
News: The Carolina Hurricanes have recalled C Keith Aucoin and C Brandon Nolan from Albany of the AHL after another player, Trevor Letowski, came down with the flu on Thursday, according to the News & Observer. Along with Letowski, Ray Whitney, Glen Wesley and Wade Brookbank also missed practice Thursday.
Analysis: Aucoin and Nolan won't likely be up with the Hurricanes for more than a few days, so ignore them in all formats at this time.
News: The Carolina Hurricanes returned D Keith Aucoin to their AHL affiliate in Albany. Aucoin was called up on an emergency-basis on January 3. He played in games against Atlanta and St. Louis, registering an assist against the Thrashers.
Analysis: The 29-year-old Aucoin was up in his second stint with the team. He has four assists in 23 career NHL games but is not worth picking up in Fantasy leagues.
News: The Hurricanes have called up G Michael Leighton, C Brandon Nolan and RW Keith Aucoin from Albany of the AHL to replace Matt Cullen, David Tanabe and Scott Walker, who were all placed on injured reserve Thursday.
Analysis: Leighton played in 34 games during the 2003-04 season, but went 6-18-8; Nolan has one assist in two games this season; and the 29-year-old Aucoin has four assists in 21 career NHL games. Do not pick any of these players up.
News: Hurricanes C Keith Aucoin (facial) was able to play Friday against the Canadiens. He managed an assist and plus-1 rating in 11:52 of ice time. He took two shots.
Analysis: Aucoin has two assists in three games since being recalled. He has only played in 18 games in his young career and can be avoided in Fantasy leagues until further notice.
News: Hurricanes right winger Keith Aucoin took a high stick from Buffalo defenseman Andrew Peters in the face in the third period of Wednesday's game and was bleeding. He left the game and didn't return.
Analysis: Aucoin is considered day to day. The Hurricanes are back in action on Friday night against the Canadiens, but they might be without Aucoin's services.
News: The Carolina Hurricanes recalled Keith Aucoin and Ryan Bayda from Albany of the AHL on Monday to replace Andrew Ladd (ankle) and Scott Walker (chest). The two injured veterans landed on injured reserve.
Analysis: Aucoin and Bayda should see regular playing time, albeit on the team's checking line most likely, for at least the next seven to 10 days. Neither is particularly useful from a Fantasy perspective.
News: The Hurricanes reassigned forward Keith Aucoin to the Albany River Rats of the AHL on Saturday.
Analysis: Aucoin might return to the NHL at some point, but he is not a recommended option in most Fantasy leagues.
News: The Raleigh News & Observer reports Keith Aucoin (foot) was activated from injured reserve and was assigned to Albany of the AHL on Wednesday.
Analysis: Aucoin might return to the NHL at some point, but he is not a recommended option in most Fantasy leagues.
News: Carolinahurricanes.com reports Keith Aucoin has been placed on injured reserve on Thursday due to a foot injury. The severity and source of his injury is not yet immediately known.
Analysis: Aucoin is not that valuable of a Fantasy option in most formats. He is out until at least Oct. 26 at Tampa Bay, as he is required to miss three games minimum.
News: The Carolina Hurricanes assigned F Keith Aucoin, F Jesse Boulerice, D Tim Conboy, F Patrick Dwyer, D J.D. Forrest, F Dave Gove, F Brad Isbister, F Scott Kelman, G Justin Peters, D Derrick Walser and F Shane Willis to Albany of the AHL.
Analysis: Boulerice, Isbister and Walser might see time at the NHL level, but neither are worthy of any Fantasy consideration.
News: Keith Aucoin leads the Lowell Lock Monsters of the AHL in scoring with 34 points (12 G, 22 A) and a plus-3 rating in 25 games.
Analysis: Aucoin will likely see time with the Hurricanes at some point once an injury occurs to one of the centers down in Raleigh. He is projected as a No. 3 or 4 center in the NHL at best, so his Fantasy value will be marginal once he lands at the top level on a regular basis.