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Saku Maenalanen: Signs overseas
Maenalanen signed with SCL Tigers of the Swiss National League on Thursday, per CBS.
Maenalanen failed his physical on the eve of the Avalanche's training camp and was released from his tryout offer. He'll now head to Europe to extend his playing career. At 29 years old, he may not get another NHL chance.... See More ... See Less
Saku Maenalanen: Fails physical
Maenalanen failed his physical and was released from his professional tryout agreement with the Avalanche on Wednesday, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Maenalanen's release comes at a rough time for the player. The 29-year-old had 10 points in 64 games with the Jets last season, his first NHL action in four years. He could still get another PTO to attend another team's camp, but his NHL future has to be in doubt at this point.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Saku Maenalanen: Inks PTO with Avs
Maenalanen signed a professional tryout agreement with Colorado on Friday, per CapFriendly.
Maenalanen returned to the NHL during the 2022-23 campaign after three years of overseas hockey in Russia and Finland. He tallied four goals and 10 points while averaging 10:20 of ice time in 64 games with the Jets in his first NHL action since his 2018-19 rookie campaign. The 29-year-old winger will compete for a bottom-line role in camp.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Saku Maenalanen: Registers helper
Maenalanen provided an assist and five hits in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 2.
Maenalanen snapped a 19-game point drought when he set up Kevin Stenlund's second-period tally. Considering Maenalanen had just 10 points to go with 113 hits and 61 shots on net in 64 regular-season outings, it's safe to assume he won't have a breakout in scoring in the playoffs. The 28-year-old figures to be a regular presence in the bottom six.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Saku Maenalanen: Two helpers in Friday's loss
Maenalanen picked up two assists in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Oilers.
The Jets were staring at a 5-0 hole early in the third period, so coach Rick Bowness gave his fourth line some extra chances against an Oilers team that was coasting to the finish line. Maenalanen has found the scoresheet only four times in his last 34 games, highlighting his lack of fantasy appeal, but he's remarkably delivered two-point performances on all four occasions.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Saku Maenalanen: Dishes two helpers
Maenalanen provided a pair of assists, three shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 4-2 win over the Blues.
Maenalanen helped out on both of Josh Morrissey's goals in the third period. This was Maenalanen's third multi-point effort of the campaign, and it was his first scoring contribution in 11 games since he returned from an upper-body injury in mid-January. The 28-year-old has four goals and four helpers through 36 contests, matching his total from his only other NHL campaign when he did the same in 34 games for the Hurricanes in 2018-19. The Finn has added 41 shots on net, 69 hits and a plus-3 rating this season.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Saku Maenalanen: Will return Thursday
Maenalanen (upper body) will play Thursday against Buffalo, according to Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun.
Although Maenalanen was activated off the injured reserve list Thursday, he wasn't initially expected to be in the lineup versus the Sabres. Morgan Barron is unavailable because of an illness though, which might be why Maenalanen is playing. The 28-year-old has four goals and six points in 25 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Saku Maenalanen: Lifted from IR
Maenalanen (upper body) was activated from injured reserve Thursday.
Maenalanen is not expected to play Thursday versus the Sabres, but he could be back in versus the Penguins on Friday. David Gustafsson (upper body) was placed on injured reserve in a corresponding move. Maenalanen is likely to play in a bottom-six role once he's back in action.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Saku Maenalanen: Could return versus Pens
Maenalanen (upper body) may be available against Pittsburgh on Friday, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
While Maenalanen won't be an option versus the Sabres on Thursday, he looks ready to return for the team's second game of the back-to-back Friday. If the winger is ready to go, he will need to be activated off injured reserve which would require a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Saku Maenalanen: Not expected to play Friday
Maenalanen (upper body) skated in a non-contact jersey during Friday's practice and consequently isn't expected to play this evening versus Tampa Bay, per Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet.
Maenalanen hasn't been in the lineup since Dec. 8. He has four goals and six points in 25 contests this season. When Maenalanen is ready to return, it will likely be in a bottom-six capacity.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Saku Maenalanen: May be ready Friday
Maenalanen (upper body) might be ready to play versus Calgary on Tuesday, John Lu of TSN reports.
Maenalanen last played for the Jets back on Dec. 8 versus the Blues, a stretch of 12 games on the shelf due to his upper-body issue. Prior to his absence, the winger was finding his offensive stride with three goals and one assist in his last six outings.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Saku Maenalanen: Suffers setback
Maenalanen has suffered a setback with his upper-body injury, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.
Maenalanen was originally given a recovery timetable of "at least a month" on Dec. 11, but it sounds like that timeline has likely been extended substantially due to his setback. Either way, the 28-year-old winger has only collected four goals and six points through 25 games this season, so his continued absence will undoubtedly go unnoticed in most fantasy circles.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Saku Maenalanen: Dealing with long-term injury
Maenalanen (upper body) is expected to miss at least a month, Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Maenalanen was placed on injured reserve Sunday and will now be out until at least mid-January. The 28-year-old has six points while averaging 11:30 of ice time through 25 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Saku Maenalanen: Moves to IR
Maenalanen (upper body) was put on injured reserve Sunday.
Maenalanen was injured in Thursday's game against St. Louis. He won't be eligible to come off the IR list until Dec. 17, so he will miss at least another three contests. Maenalanen has recorded four goals, two assists, 30 shots on net and 57 hits in 25 games this year.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Saku Maenalanen: Won't play Sunday
Maenalanen (upper body) will remain sidelined Sunday against Washington, per Mitchell Clinton of the Jets' official site.
Maenalanen missed Friday's contest as well after suffering an upper-body injury Thursday against St. Louis. Sam Gagner should start on the fourth line again in Maenalanen's absence. The 28-year-old winger has four goals and two assists through 25 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Saku Maenalanen: Will miss Friday's game
Maenalanen (upper body) won't play Friday against Chicago, per Mitchell Clinton of the Jets' official site.
Maenalanen suffered the injury during Thursday's 5-2 victory over St. Louis. He has four goals and six points in 25 contests this season. Sam Gagner is drawing into the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Saku Maenalanen: Exits game with upper-body injury
Maenalanen left Thursday's game against St. Louis because of an upper-body injury and won't return.
Maenalanen only logged 1:11 of ice time Thursday. He presumably sustained the injury when he absorbed a hit from St. Louis' Niko Mikkola, and was holding his right arm before he departed, per Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet. Maenalanen has four goals and six points in 25 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Saku Maenalanen: Ignites five-goal surge
Maenalanen scored the Jets' first goal during Sunday's 5-2 come-from-behind win over the visiting Ducks.
With the Jets trailing 2-0 midway through the second stanza Sunday, Maenalanen redirected Nate Schmidt's pass from near the crease area to spark the rally. The 2013 fifth-round draft pick has scored three goals in five games after opening the season with two points in 19 appearances. Maenalanen, who also earned a secondary assist on Morgan Barron's game-winning marker Sunday, notched his first two-point game since he scored a pair of goals against the Rangers on Jan. 15, 2019 as a member of the Hurricanes.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Saku Maenalanen: Scores two goals Sunday
Maenalanen scored two goals in Sunday's 7-2 win over Chicago.
Maenalanen has three goals and four points in 20 games this season. He entered Sunday's contest with an average of 11:07 of ice time this season. Although he exceeded that average Sunday by logging 14:56, he wasn't used on the power play and is still serving primarily as a bottom-six forward. As things stand, Maenalanen isn't expected to make regular offensive contributions.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Saku Maenalanen: Nets first goal of season
Maenalanen scored a goal on two shots and added two hits in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Stars.
Maenalanen hadn't gotten on the scoresheet since he recorded an assist on Opening Night. He changed that with an insurance marker late in the second period of Tuesday's win. The 28-year-old hasn't done much in his return to the NHL after three full years overseas. He has two points, 13 shots on net, 36 hits and a plus-1 rating in 12 contests while logging bottom-six minutes.... See More ... See Less
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