News:Tim Brent (lower body) will return to action Saturday, the Raleigh News and Observer's Chip Alexander reports.
Analysis:Tim Brent has not suited up since April 9, but he'll get back on the ice for one last game before the season ends. He has three assists in 29 games this season and cannot be recommended for fantasy purposes in most leagues.
News:Tim Brent (lower body) will miss another week, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Analysis: Given his limited offensive contributions, Tim Brent's availability is unlikely to impact many owners down the stretch.
News:Tim Brent sustained a lower body injury during Tuesday's game against the Penguins, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Analysis:Tim Brent is essentially a non-factor from an offensive standpoint, accumulating just three points over 29 games. Consider him questionable for Thursday's tilt with the Capitals.
News:Tim Brent (lower body) has been taken off IR, the team's official site reports.
Analysis:Tim Brent has only tallied two points in 13 games this year, so he provides little fantasy value. Brent is expected to return to the lineup for the Hurricanes' next game Saturday.
News:Tim Brent (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve, retroactive to February 28, the team's official site reports.
Analysis:Tim Brent has two points and eight penalty minutes in 14 games this season, which restricts his fantasy utility to deeper leagues.
News:Tim Brent (lower body) is in line to play Thursday against the Penguins, the Associated Press reports.
Analysis: With two assists in 13 games this season to go along with just eight PIMs, Tim Brent's return is of more import to the Hurricanes' depth up front than it is to fantasy owners.
News: The Hurricanes have placed Tim Brent (lower body) on injured reserve, retroactive to February 14, the team's official site reports.
Analysis:Tim Brent has two assists in 13 games to his credit this season to go along with just eight PIMs, which restricts his fantasy utility to the deepest of formats.
Hurricanes' Brent (Lower Body) Won't Practice Wednesday
News:Tim Brent (lower body) will not practice Wednesday, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Analysis:Tim Brent initially suffered the lower body injury in Monday's morning skate and did not play in Monday's game against the Canadiens. Continue to consider him day-to-day for the time being.
News:Tim Brent is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Analysis:Tim Brent, who left Monday's morning skate early with a lower-body injury, figures to be re-evaluated along with several of his fellow injured teammates on Wednesday, with Thursday's game against the Jets on the horizon.
News:Tim Brent (lower body) is out for Monday's game against Montreal, LNH.com's Arpon Basu reports.
Analysis:Tim Brent left Monday's team skate with the lower-body injury, but the severity is not fully known. His status beyond Monday's game has yet to be determined. He should still be considered day-to-day.
Canes' Brent Leaves Skate Monday With Lower-Body Injury
News:Tim Brent left the ice early during Monday morning's team skate due to a lower-body injury, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Analysis: According to the report, the injury is not related to the sports hernia surgery Tim Brent underwent in the offseason. Consider him day-to-day until more information is known about the lower-body injury.
News: Even though Teammates Eric Staal and Cam Ward are stealing the headlines, Tim Brent has come through with career highs in both goals (12) and points (24).
Analysis:Tim Brent is one of the many players that have seen a resurgence under new head coach Kirk Muller and may be a sleeper guy in deeper leagues next year if he gets more opportunities due to his team high shooting percentage (18.5).
News:Tim Brent potted his 12th goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-0 win over Toronto, giving him two points in the last four games.
Analysis: If only the Leafs had players like Tim Brent. While we won't know if playing against his former team served as extra motivation, Brent cashed in at the ACC. Brent is primarily a checking forward and has surpassed last season's goal total of eight.
Canes' Brent Tallies On Power Play In Tuesday Loss
News:Tim Brent collected a power-play goal in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.
Analysis: The goal was Tim Brent's first since Feb. 28, so this is probably not a sign of a new power-play threat in Carolina.
News:Tim Brent saw 5:10 of power play time in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Nashville, notching his ninth goal of the season.
Analysis: It had been over two weeks since Brent last scored for Carolina, but he's seeing much of power-play time of late. Brent won't be mistaken for Eric Staal anytime soon, but he is a secondary source of scoring for the Canes. If only the Maple Leafs had players like Tim Brent.
News:Tim Brent notched the game-winning goal in Monday's win over Winnipeg, his sixth goal of the season.
Analysis:Tim Brent has a paltry 15 points in 48 games on the season, but is worth more to the Canes than most fantasy leaguers. He's a defensive forward and should be reserved for the deepest of leagues.
News:Tim Brent posted one of Carolina's two goals in Tuesday's loss to Pittsburgh, giving him three points in the last two games.
Analysis: We can't see Tim Brent putting up three points in every two games for the remainder of the season, or people in Toronto will point to his departure as the reason for the team not winning the Cup. Brent is enjoying a rare offensive surge which is unlikely to last.
News:Tim Brent posted two assists in Monday's 4-2 win over New Jersey, his first game since suffering an undisclosed injury prior to Christmas.
Analysis:Tim Brent won't see his name on the scoresheet too often, as he has 10 points in 34 games on the season. He's a defensive player that fills a variety of roles for Carolina.
News:Tim Brent (undisclosed) will not play against Ottawa on Friday, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Analysis: Alexander has been absent since suffering an undisclosed injury during practice Tuesday, and Friday's contest will mark his second missed game.
News:Tim Brent suffered an undisclosed injury during Tuesday's practice, according to the Hurricanes' official website.
Analysis: The type of injury and it's extent are unknown, but Tim Brent did not take part in Wednesday's morning skate and will not play Wednesday night. The Hurricanes' emergency recall of Riley Nash indicates this may not be a long-term injury, but consider Brent day-to-day for the time being.
News:Tim Brent scored his first goal for the Hurricanes on the penalty kill Friday.
Analysis:Tim Brent, a free agent acquisition in the summer, followed up Jiri Tlusty's first shot effort after working a two-on-one while shorthanded. This was Brent's first goal with the Hurricanes and it was a memorable one, but don't count on many offensive outbursts from the defensive-minded center.
News:Tim Brent was the lone goal scorer in Wednesday night's game at Winnepeg, the team's official site reports.
Analysis:Tim Brent, who is known for his toughness, opened the scoring 54 seconds into the second. Although it is nice to see him score, Brent can only be counted on to fill the stat sheet with penalty minutes.
News:Tim Brent resumed skating Monday, three days after sustaining a cut leg in a game against Nashville, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Analysis:Tim Brent brings toughness as a role player in what will be his debut season with the Hurricanes.
News:Tim Brent required 18 stitches on his right leg after getting cut by a skate in Friday's preseason game against Nashville, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Analysis:Tim Brent, a newcomer to the Hurricanes, is expected to miss a few days with the injury. Of course, even when healthy, the centerman will be hard-pressed to offer much fantasy value. Brent has pitched in just 21 points (9 G, 21 A) since entering the league with Anaheim in 2006-07.
News: Brent has signed a two-year deal with the Hurricanes, according to TSN.ca.
Analysis: He was a fan and coach fave in Toronto with his hard work and willingness to sacrifice everything he had on every shift. He had been disappointed the Leafs hadn't expressed much interest in re-signing him but they might have been hedging their bets he'd be available later. He brings those same dimensions to Raleigh and while he won't be much of a fantasy contributor, he'll be a guy adored by fans and teammates.
News: Brent has a torn muscle in his forearm and won't play in Saturday's season finale against Montreal, James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail reports.
Analysis: Brent, who was the Leafs' nominee for the Masterton Trophy this season, finishes up the campaign with 20 points and 33 PIMs in 79 games.
News: Brent (eye) picked up a power-play assist Wednesday.
Analysis: He got off lucky with the injury -- blood pooled over his cornea and obscured his vision, but the cut from the stick blade wasn't on the cornea itself (insert big phew here). He now wears a visor again, something he gave up at the beginning of this season after notching two goals in the season's first two games. Hockey players are superstitious and he didn't want to change anything after those goals. He is actually somewhat productive of late -- he has notched five points in his last five games and that makes him useful in deep leagues in the short term.
News: Brent (eye) did not return to the ice for the third period of Saturday's game against the Sabres.
Analysis: He appeared to take a stick in the eye late in the second; there's no word on the severity of the injury.
News: Brent was one of the best Leafs on the ice Tuesday night. He scored a goal and added an assist.
Analysis: He only has 16 points on the season and that's just not good enough for a center in leagues with positional requirements. But he's awesome on the ice.
News: Brent has set up shop on the point on the power play. He was rewarded with an assist Saturday against the Penguins.
Analysis: It's been a bit of a sloppy experiment but he does have power-play helpers in back-to-back games. He's slipped into the spot that Tomas Kaberle used to fill and will likely see more time there unless the Buds pick up a defender at the deadline. If not, there may be a little bit of value in rolling Brent in leagues without positional requirements.
News: Brent registered two goals and an assist Monday in the loss to Carolina.
Analysis: Brent is known as a checking forward, but he has goals in the last two contests but just six on the season. Assume he won't be scoring three goals in two games most nights.
News: Brent scored Saturday against Ottawa. It was his second goal in as many games.
Analysis: He's not a goal scorer but he sure is opportunistic. He's off to a fantastic career in blue and white; just don't mistake him for anything more than a checker.
News: Toronto re-signed forwards Ben Ondrus and Ryan Hamilton to one-year contracts Monday and added free-agent forwards Jay Rosehill (two years), Tim Brent (one year) and Richard Greenop (three-year, entry level contract).
Analysis: Brent appeared in two games with the Blackhawks last season, recording no points. He had 20 goals and 62 points in 64 games with Rockford of the AHL. The Maple Leafs become Brent's fourth NHL organization. He also has spent time with the Ducks and Penguins. Brent is clearly organizational depth and can be ignored in Fantasy.
News: The Chicago Tribune reports the Blackhawks recalled center Tim Brent from Rockford of the AHL Tuesday and sent forward Jack Skille back to the minor league team. Brent was on the ice for Chicago's Tuesday morning skate and is expected to anchor a line with wingers Kris Versteeg and Dustin Byfuglien against the Ducks. "This is a great opportunity for me," said Brent, who had 19 goals and 31 assists in 50 games with the IceHogs. "I'm just thrilled to get a chance here. It's the opportunity that I've wanted and now it's up to me to do with it what I've always wanted."
Analysis: The 24-year-old Brent has pretty much been a career minor leaguer and his stay in the NHL could be very short. Don't get overly excited just yet and leave Brent on waivers until further notice.
News: The Chicago Blackhawks have assigned C Tim Brent to Rockford (AHL) and released RW Jesse Boulerice.
Analysis: The Penguins acquired Brent in June 2007 in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks. He played one game for Pittsburgh and scored 18 goals and 43 assists in 74 games for the AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins last season. Brent is nothing more than organizational depth and can be ignored in Fantasy. Boulerice might end up on another squad, but should be ignored in all formats.
News: The Blackhawks signed center Tim Brent to a one-year contract Thursday. Brent, 24, was acquired by the Blackhawks from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for defenseman Danny Richmond on July 17.
Analysis: The Penguins acquired Brent in June 2007 in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks. He played one game for Pittsburgh and scored 18 goals and 43 assists in 74 games for the AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins last season. Brent is nothing more than organizational depth and can be ignored in Fantasy.
News: The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired the rights to D Danny Richmond in exchange for the rights to Tim Brent on Thursday. The 23-year-old Richmond appeared in seven games with the Chicago Blackhawks last season. He had two goals and 12 assists in 40 games with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. The Chicago native was originally drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2003 draft. The Penguins acquired Brent in June 2007 in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks. He played one game for Pittsburgh and scored 18 goals and 43 assists in 74 games for the AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins last season.
Analysis: Richmond has been up-and-down between the minors and the pros the last two seasons and is not worth owning in Fantasy leagues for 2008-09. Brent is also not worth considering heading into the new season.
News: The Penguins sent Tim Brent, Ryan Stone and Chris Minard to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL Friday. Brent and Minard were sent down just five days after they were recalled.
Analysis: Brent, who played in 15 games with Anaheim last season, was Wilkes-Barre's leading scorer with 35 points, including seven goals before his recall. He is nothing more than roster filler and has zero Fantasy value at this time.
News:Sidney Crosby was placed on injured reserve Monday, a move that allowed the Pittsburgh Penguins to add an extra forward for their final two games before the All-Star break. The Penguins recalled forwards Chris Minard, Tim Brent and Jonathan Filewich from their Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) farm club. Forward Adam Hall (groin) also went on the injured list and defenseman Ryan Lannon was returned to Wilkes-Barre after not playing in any games during his two weeks with Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Brent, who played in 15 games with Anaheim last season, was Wilkes-Barre's leading scorer with 35 points, including seven goals. He will likely play on the lower lines for the Pens until he is sent back to the AHL. He is nothing more than a Fantasy reserve at this time.
News: The Pittsburgh Penguins called up forwards Chris Minard, Tim Brent and Jonathan Filewich from Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, while D Ryan Lannon was sent back to the American Hockey League.
Analysis: These three players will be available for Monday night's game against the Capitals, but the Post-Gazette reports that whether they will play depends on the status of Colby Armstrong (hip), Adam Hall (groin) and Tyler Kennedy (illness). Therefore, leave all three guys alone for now.
News: An MRI revealed veteran Todd Marchant has an abdominal strain which will keep him out indefinitely, so replacement Tim Brent might stick around for a while.
Analysis: Brent scored a goal in his first game since being recalled from Portland of the AHL on Tuesday against the Canucks, but he is not worth using in most Fantasy leagues.
News: Tim Brent opened the scoring with his first NHL goal in Tuesday's game against the Canucks. Chris Kunitz connected on a power play and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 28 saves for the Pacific Division-leading Ducks.
Analysis: Brent is filling in for Todd Marchant (stomach). He will be sent back to Portland of the AHL once the veteran is healthy, so avoid Brent in most Fantasy leagues right now.
News: The Anaheim Ducks have recalled Tim Brent from Portland of the AHL just in case Todd Marchant (stomach) is unable to suit up for Tuesday's game against Vancouver.
Analysis: Brent is not a recommended Fantasy play and will likely be shipped back to the minors immediately upon Marchant's return.
News: Brent was assigned to Portland of the AHL on Tuesday with the return of Todd Marchant (abdominal) from injured reserve.
Analysis: Brent might be back at some point, but he is not a recommended Fantasy option in most leagues.
News: Ducks C Tim Brent, recalled Thursday from American League affiliate Portland, Maine, made his NHL debut in Friday night's 4-3 loss to visiting Columbus.
Analysis: Brent is not worth owning in Fantasy leagues at this time.