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Stefan Matteau: Released from PTO
Matteau was released from his PTO by the Blue Jackets on Friday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
The 29-year-old winger last played in the NHL for one game with Colorado to open the 2021-22 season, and he spent two seasons in the Columbus system before that, but Matteau's attempt to win a roster spot in camp fell short. He could still sign a minor-league deal and remain with the organization at AHL Cleveland.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Stefan Matteau: Gets chance with Columbus
Matteau signed a professional tryout with the Blue Jackets on Tuesday, per CapFriendly.
Matteau started 2022-23 in Sweden with Linkoping HC of the SHL, but he managed just one assist in 16 games. He then transferred to ERC Ingolstadt of Germany's DEL, where he had 20 points in 19 regular-season contests and eight points in 16 playoff appearances. The winger had four points in 27 games with the Blue Jackets over parts of two seasons in 2019-20 and 2020-21. While there's familiarity between the player and the organization, Columbus would likely benefit from putting younger players with more potential in the Opening Night lineup.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Stefan Matteau: Activated, assigned to AHL
Matteau (leg) was activated off injured reserve and assigned to AHL Colorado on Tuesday.
Matteau has remained with the big club since suffering a leg injury in the first game of the season, but now that he's healthy, he'll head to the minors for the foreseeable future. The 27-year-old winger picked up one goal through18 top-level appearances last year and will likely spend most of his time with AHL Colorado down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Stefan Matteau: Moved to long-term IR
Matteau (leg) was placed on long-term injured reserve Monday, per CapFriendly.
With the transition to long-term injured reserve, Matteau will need to miss the next 10 days for the Avs, which means he will be sidelined until at least mid-November. Considering the 27-year-old winger managed just 18 games for the Blue Jackets last year, he may struggle to break into the lineup even once cleared to play.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Stefan Matteau: Suffers apparent leg injury
Matteau was injured in the first period of Saturday's game versus the Blues, and he couldn't put much weight on his right leg, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
With Gabriel Landeskog suspended and Nathan MacKinnon in COVID-19 protocols, the Avalanche were already shorthanded up front entering Saturday. Matteau's injury leaves them with just 10 healthy forwards available due to salary cap rules. Head coach Jared Bednar could have an update on Matteau after the game.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Stefan Matteau: Joins big club
Matteau was recalled by the Avalanche on Friday.
Valeri Nichushkin (upper body) and Gabriel Landeskog (suspension) will both be sidelined for Saturday's game versus St. Louis, so Matteau will likely slot into a bottom-six role versus the Blues. The 27-year-old Matteau picked up one goal in 18 appearances with Columbus last year.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Stefan Matteau: Removed from camp
Matteau was waived by the Avalanche on Wednesday, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports.
Matteau landed with Colorado as a free agent during the offseason after spending the previous two years in the Blue Jackets' organization. He averaged 10:49 of ice time over 18 games for Columbus last season, scoring once on 15 shots.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Stefan Matteau: Removed from protocols
Matteau returned to practice Monday after clearing the league's COVID-19 protocols, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Even with Matteau's return to practice, he will be hard-pressed to break into the Opening Night roster and make a significant impact at the NHL level. The winger's two-way deal will see him spend time with AHL Colorado for the first time since 2019-20.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Stefan Matteau: Enters COVID-19 protocols
Matteau has surfaced on the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list after testing positive for the virus, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
Matteau will have to submit two negative tests before being cleared to join the Avalanche for training camp. The 27-year-old winger picked up one goal in 18 games with Columbus last season.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Stefan Matteau: Pens one-year contract
Matteau snagged a one-year, two-way deal from Colorado on Thursday.
Matteau -- who played in 18 games for the Blue Jackets last year -- figures to remain a fringe roster play for Colorado. With just 11 points in 91 contests, fantasy players shouldn't be expecting Matteau to generate a lot of fantasy value even when he does crack the Avs' lineup.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Stefan Matteau: Added to active roster
Matteau has been added to the Blue Jackets' active roster ahead of Thursday's game versus the Lightning.
Matteau is expected to occupy a fourth-line role against Tampa Bay. He's gone scoreless through six top-level appearances this year.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Stefan Matteau: Shifts to taxi squad
Matteau was designated for the taxi squad Sunday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Matteau will come out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Wings after appearing in five straight contests. The 27-year-old doesn't offer much offensively, but he brings a physical presence into the lineup with 15 hits over six contests this year.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Stefan Matteau: Ascends to active roster
Matteau was promoted to Columbus' active roster Thursday.
Matteau is expected to skate on the Blue Jackets' fourth line Thursday against the Hurricanes. The 27-year-old winger has only cracked Columbus' lineup on one occasion this year, going scoreless in 12:00 of ice time against Carolina on Feb. 15.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Stefan Matteau: Reassigned to taxi squad
Matteau was placed on the taxi squad Wednesday, CapFriendly reports.
Matteau made his NHL debut on Monday against the Hurricanes, recording four hits in 12:00 of ice time. The winger's designation for the taxi squad could be just a paper transaction and doesn't rule out Matteau to play in Thursday's clash with Nashville.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Stefan Matteau: Set for season debut
Matteau was promoted from the taxi squad and will play in Monday's game versus the Hurricanes.
Matteau played nine NHL games last season, recording three points and 27 hits. The 2012 first-round pick has provided consistent offense in the minors. However, he'll be counted on for a physical presence in the bottom six Monday.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Stefan Matteau: Back to taxi squad
Matteau was demoted to the taxi squad Monday according to TSN's transactions list.
As expected, the 26-year-old was simply promoted to the active roster previously as a paper move. Matteau hasn't appeared in a game yet this season and will likely continue moving between the taxi squad and the press box.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Stefan Matteau: Joins active roster
Matteau was called up to the active roster Sunday, per TSN.
Matteau and Emil Bemstrom joined the Blue Jackets' main roster while Alexandre Texier and Liam Foudy went to the taxi squad. The series of transactions is likely a set of paper moves as the Blue Jackets balance their salary cap with the addition of Jack Roslovic (and his new contract). Matteau is unlikely to see time in the NHL unless injuries arise.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Stefan Matteau: On waiver wire
Matteau was placed on waivers Monday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
The 26-year-old saw action in nine games with the Jackets last season, scoring two goals and three points, but he spent most of the campaign with AHL Cleveland, scoring 12 goals and 28 points in 50 contests. Assuming he clears the waiver wire, Matteau will likely return to the Monsters and wait for injuries to give him another look in the NHL.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Stefan Matteau: Tallies equalizer Monday
Matteau scored a goal on five shots and added four hits in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Senators.
Matteau netted the tying goal just 29 seconds after Colin White tallied to give the Senators a lead in the third period. The first-round pick from 2012 has been productive with a point in each of his three games since he signed an NHL contract with the Blue Jackets. In that span, the 25-year-old has added 12 hits, 11 shots and a plus-1 rating.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Stefan Matteau: Inks NHL contract
Matteau signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Blue Jackets on Wednesday.
The 2012 first-round pick (29th overall) has struggled to find his footing in the NHL, playing just 64 games and posting seven points. He signed an AHL-only contract with Cleveland in August and has recorded 28 points over 50 games with the minor-league club. With a flurry of injuries to the Blue Jackets' forwards, Matteau will add depth to the lineup as the team keeps pace in the playoff race. He could make his Columbus debut against the Flyers on Thursday.... See More ... See Less
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