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12 Lee Stempniak RW
Height/Weight: 5-11/195 | Birthdate: 2/4/1983 | Birthplace: Buffalo, NY, USA | Team: New York Rangers | College: Dartmouth | NHL Experience: 9 | Salary: $2,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 4/2 | Average Draft Position: 239.43
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2/26/2015

Lee Stempniak, RW, NYR

Lee Stempniak

Rangers' Stempniak Breaks Out Of Slump

News: Lee Stempniak scored two goals, including the game-winner in the final minutes of the third period, Thursday against the visiting Coyotes.
Analysis: Well, it's about time. Lee Stempniak had gone four straight without a point and had totaled just two points in the prior 19 contests. Perhaps it's not such a coincidence that this big game came against the Coyotes, for whom he played a season-plus.

2/13/2015

Lee Stempniak, RW, NYR Slump Continues For Rangers' Stempniak

Lee Stempniak

Slump Continues For Rangers' Stempniak

News: Lee Stempniak is currently in the midst of a 13-game point-scoring drought.
Analysis: Previously a bubble fourth-liner, the winger has certainly had his chances at cracking the lineup but has produced just six goals, 14 points and 50 hits through 45 games. Needless to say, the former 50-point-getter holds little-to-no value in most fantasy formats and should be avoided.

1/9/2015

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Lee Stempniak

Rangers' Stempniak Nets Sixth Goal

News: Lee Stempniak tallied his sixth goal of the season in Thursday's win over the Kings.
Analysis: Lee Stempniak has held down a regular role on the Rangers' fourth line since returning from the mumps, but that role won't imbue him with much fantasy utility. His six goals and 14 points for the season aren't likely to stand out on the waiver wire.

12/27/2014

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Lee Stempniak

Rangers' Stempniak Expected To Play Saturday

News: Lee Stempniak (illness) took part in Saturday's morning skate and is expected to play against the Devils, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.
Analysis: Coach Alain Vigneault said he hasn't decided yet if Lee Stempniak will replace J.T. Miller in Saturday's lineup, but given how the line arrangements played out in morning skate, it looks like Stempniak will draw back in. Stempniak hasn't played since Dec. 16 after being diagnosed with the mumps, but he was cleared to rejoin the team Tuesday and has been healthy for a few days now.

12/23/2014

Lee Stempniak, RW, NYR

Lee Stempniak

Rangers' Stempniak Will Not Play Tuesday

News: Lee Stempniak (illness) will be scratched for Tuesday's game against the Capitals, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.
Analysis: Though Lee Stempniak was cleared to rejoin the team Tuesday following a five-day exile, he still needs a little extra time to recover from his bout with the mumps. Stempniak remains day-to-day with the illness, but should have a good chance at suiting up when the Rangers take on the Devils on Saturday.

12/22/2014

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Lee Stempniak

Rangers' Stempniak Dealing With Mumps

News: Lee Stempniak has been confirmed to have a case of the mumps, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
Analysis: Lee Stempniak underwent testing for the virus over the weekend, and now has a confirmed case. He will skate on his own Monday and will skate with the Rangers on Tuesday, however, which could indicate he hasn't been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Capitals.

12/19/2014

Lee Stempniak, RW, NYR

Lee Stempniak

Rangers' Stempniak Undergoing Mumps Tests

News: Lee Stempniak will undergo testing for the mumps virus and will be isolated from the Rangers for the next five days, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
Analysis: Though Lee Stempniak hasn't been diagnosed with the virus, the Rangers aren't taking any chances after Tanner Glass and Derick Brassard both previously dealt with the mumps. Even if the tests don't reveal Stempniak's illness to be anything serious, the five-day timeline will force him to miss at least the Rangers' two games over the weekend. The Rangers could recall a forward from AHL Hartford to cover for Stempniak's absence.

11/26/2014

Lee Stempniak, RW, NYR

Lee Stempniak

Rangers' Stempniak A Healthy Scratch Wednesday

News: Lee Stempniak will be a healthy scratch for Wednesday's game against the Lightning, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.
Analysis: Lee Stempniak missed two games last week with a back injury, but had received full clearance to play over the weekend. Instead of slotting a healthy Stempniak back into the lineup, coach Alain Vigneault decided to stick with youngsters Jesper Fast and Anthony Duclair in bottom-six roles Sunday against the Canadiens, and will do so again Wednesday. Stempniak may need either Fast or Duclair to slip up in the near future if he hopes to earn his way back into a regular role.

11/22/2014

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Lee Stempniak

Rangers' Stempniak Appears Good To Go For Sunday

News: Lee Stempniak (back) practiced Saturday morning.
Analysis: Lee Stempniak likely would have been available to play Friday had the Rangers' game in Buffalo not been postponed, so his presence at practice would only seem to further reiterate that the winger is now healthy. He'll likely displace Jesper Fast from the lineup when the Rangers take on the Canadiens on Sunday.

11/20/2014

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Lee Stempniak

Rangers' Stempniak Practices Thursday

News: Lee Stempniak (back) returned to the ice for Thursday's practice, Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Lee Stempniak was held out of Wednesday's contest due to his injury, but that might be the extent of the action that the forward will have to miss. He'll have his back tightness reassessed after Friday's morning skate, but if everything checks out fine, Stempniak figures to suit up against the Sabres.

11/19/2014

Lee Stempniak, RW, NYR

Lee Stempniak

Rangers' Stempniak Has Lower-Body Injury

News: Lee Stempniak will miss Wednesday's game against the Flyers with a lower-body injury, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.
Analysis: Coach Alain Vigneault characterized Lee Stempniak's injury as "tightness." Jesper Fast is set to join the lineup in place of Stempniak, who could be ready to go for the Rangers' next game Friday versus the Sabres.

11/19/2014

Lee Stempniak, RW, NYR

Lee Stempniak

Rangers' Stempniak Out Wednesday

News: Lee Stempniak (undisclosed) isn't expected to play Wednesday against the Flyers, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.
Analysis: Lee Stempniak didn't practice Tuesday and wasn't on the ice for the Rangers' morning skate, so it seems fairly safe to conclude that he'll sit out Wednesday. Jesper Fast, who was a healthy scratch Monday night, is expected to replace Stempniak in the Rangers' bottom six.

11/18/2014

Lee Stempniak, RW, NYR

Lee Stempniak

Rangers' Stempniak Dealing With Undisclosed Injury

News: Lee Stempniak is considered day-to-day with an undisclosed ailment, Newsday's Steve Zipay reports.
Analysis: It's not clear what type of injury Lee Stempniak is dealing with, but he did not take part in Tuesday's practice. It remains to be seen if the setback will prevent him from taking part in the Rangers' next game Wednesday.

11/16/2014

Lee Stempniak, RW, NYR

Lee Stempniak

Rangers' Stempniak Bags Goal In Defeat

News: Lee Stempniak tallied his fourth goal of the season in Saturday's shootout loss to the Penguins.
Analysis: Lee Stempniak has been quite useful for a player who has primarily played outside the Rangers' top-six forwards this season, as he's accumulated eight points in 17 games. Somewhat surprisingly, none of those points have come on the power play, where Stempniak averages 1:56 of ice time and skates alongside a more talented collection of forwards than he normally would at even strength.

10/15/2014

Lee Stempniak, RW, NYR Rangers' Stempniak Consistently Producing

Lee Stempniak

Rangers' Stempniak Consistently Producing

News: Lee Stempniak (minus-1) registered an assist in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Islanders.
Analysis: The New York native also led all skaters with six shots on goal. In addition to skating on the team's second line with Derick Brassard and Chris Kreider, head coach Alain Vigneault used the 31-year-old on the team's second power play unit. Despite his team's struggles, Lee Stempniak has proven to be a good value in the early going, logging two goals and two assists in his last three games.

10/12/2014

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Lee Stempniak

Rangers' Stempniak Scores In Loss

News: Lee Stempniak scored his second goal of the season in the Rangers' 6-3 loss to Toronto Sunday.
Analysis: Lee Stempniak also added a goal Saturday against Columbus, so the veteran has now scored in consecutive games. He's playing on the third line, but also got some time on the team's powerplay unit, which could increase his limited fantasy value.

10/12/2014

Lee Stempniak, RW, NYR

Lee Stempniak

Rangers' Stempniak Nets Goal

News: Lee Stempniak provided a goal in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: Signed to a one-year deal in the offseason, Lee Stempniak appears to have settled into a third-line role with the Rangers to begin the new campaign. He'll effectively be asked to replace the departed Benoit Pouliot, a role that doesn't figure to generate a ton of fantasy appeal.

7/19/2014

Lee Stempniak, RW, NYR

Lee Stempniak

Rangers Agree To Terms With Stempniak

News: Lee Stempniak has agreed to terms on a contract with the Rangers.
Analysis: Lee Stempniak will head to New York to join his sixth different NHL club, after splitting the 2013-14 season between Calgary and Pittsburgh. In 73 games in total, the 31-year-old Stempniak scored 12 goals and chipped in 22 assists, albeit with an unsightly minus-16 rating. He may slot in along the fourth line for the Rangers.

5/3/2014

Lee Stempniak, RW, NYR

Lee Stempniak

Stempniak Scores In Pens' Loss

News: Lee Stempniak scored Pittsburgh's first goal in Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Rangers in Game 1 of the Atlantic Division finals, his second goal of the postseason.
Analysis: Lee Stempniak has given the Pens some valuable secondary scoring since his arrival from Calgary at the trade deadline. Stempniak is a veteran who hasn't seen terribly much playoff action but will see opportunities for the Pens to produce.

4/14/2014

Lee Stempniak, RW, NYR

Lee Stempniak

Pens' Stempniak Gets Goal In Finale

News: Lee Stempniak potted a goal in Sunday's regular season finale against the Senators.
Analysis: Lee Stempniak has seen his production decline sharply since moving off the top line, as the goal marked his first point in four games. Should Beau Bennett flop as the right wing on the Sidney Crosby line early on in the playoffs, coach Dan Bylsma could opt to move Stempniak back up at some point.

4/3/2014

Lee Stempniak, RW, NYR

Lee Stempniak

Pens' Stempniak Produces Despite Demotion

News: Lee Stempniak skated with Brandon Sutter on Pittsburgh's third line Thursday in Winnipeg, but picked up an assist nonetheless.
Analysis: Despite being moved from Sidney Crosby's line, Lee Stempniak collected his 22nd helper of the year, giving him a three-game point streak. The Pens would not commit to the lines they used Thursday, but Beau Bennett's success next to Crosby (he scored a goal) isn't good news for Stempniak and his fantasy owners.

4/1/2014

Lee Stempniak, RW, NYR

Lee Stempniak

Stempniak Assists On Pens' Lone Goal Tuesday

News: Lee Stempniak assisted on Chris Kunitz's goal Tuesday, giving him points in two straight after going pointless in the previous five games.
Analysis: Lee Stempniak has settled in at right wing on the Sidney Crosby line and has three goals and nine points in 15 games with Pittsburgh. He hasn't secured any kind of long-term, top-six spot with the Pens, but has played well enough to stick there.

3/18/2014

Lee Stempniak, RW, NYR

Lee Stempniak

Stempniak Has Three Points In Pens Win

News: Lee Stempniak had a goal and two assists in Tuesday's win over the Stars.
Analysis: Lee Stempniak is clicking on that top line in Pittsburgh, despite only logging 11:43 of ice time. Stempniak, with only 29 points this season, has logged a goal and five assists in the seven games since joining the Penguins.

3/11/2014

Lee Stempniak, RW, NYR Pens' Stempniak Producing On Crosby Line

Lee Stempniak

Pens' Stempniak Producing On Crosby Line

News: Playing alongside Sidney Crosby on Tuesday, Lee Stempniak collected his third point (an assist) in two games against Washington.
Analysis: Lee Stempniak forced a turnover at the left point, springing Crosby ahead for a 2-on-1 in which the captain converted against Jaroslav Halak. Stempniak isn't playing exclusively with Crosby, but he's taking advantage of his opportunities. Stempniak also created two beautiful scoring chances on one shift, beating a defenseman down the right wing and batting a floating puck out of mid-air, but to no avail against a tough Halak.

3/10/2014

Lee Stempniak, RW, NYR

Lee Stempniak

Stempniak Tallies First Pittsburgh Points

News: Lee Stempniak picked up two helpers and was plus-2 Monday against the Capitals.
Analysis: These are Lee Stempniak's first points with the Penguins in three games since they acquired him via trade. The plus-2 is noteworthy because of his minus-20 on the season -- though, of course, most of that came with lowly Calgary. His rating should keep rising the rest of the way.