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Jason Demers: Likely done playing
Demers is unlikely to resume his playing career, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
The paperwork with the league office isn't in, but Demers is exploring options to work in a media role with the Sharks going forward. The 35-year-old defenseman produced 45 goals and 169 assists over 700 NHL contests between the Sharks, Stars, Panthers, Coyotes and Oilers during his career, which began in 2009-10.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Jason Demers: Dropped to AHL
Demers was reassigned to AHL Bakersfield on Sunday.
Demers logged 10:44 of ice time with a minus-1 rating Saturday against the Sharks. It was his first NHL appearance since the 2020-21 campaign. He has 18 assists in 55 AHL games this season.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Jason Demers: Joins big club
Demers was called up from AHL Bakersfield on Thursday.
Demers has spent the bulk of the season with Bakersfield after failing to make the Oilers' roster out of camp. He'll serve as a veteran defensive depth option as long as he's on the NHL roster.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Jason Demers: Inks one-year deal
Demers has signed a one-year, two-way contract with Edmonton worth $750,000 at the NHL level.
The Oilers placed Demers on waivers Sunday for the purpose of loaning him to AHL Bakersfield. He had been playing with the Condors on a professional tryout after he was released from his PTO with the Oilers at the conclusion of the preseason. Demers has nine assists in 24 AHL contests this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Jason Demers: Cut loose from PTO
Edmonton released Demers from his professional tryout Monday.
Demers is a free agent after his bid to make the Oilers out of training camp failed. He skated in five games with Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL last season and represented Canada at the Olympics.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Jason Demers: Agrees to tryout
Demers will join the Oilers for training camp on a professional tryout agreement, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports Thursday.
Demers last played in the NHL back in 2020-21 when he was with the Coyotes. In 41 appearances with the club, the 34-year-old blueliner notched four assists and 44 shots but failed to find the back of the net. Considering Demers' last goal came back in 2018-19, fantasy players shouldn't be expecting much out of him even if he does earn a contract with Edmonton.... See More ... See Less
Jason Demers: Signs with KHL club
Demers inked a one-year deal with AK Bars (KHL) on Monday.
Demers hasn't played overseas since the 2012-13 campaign with Karpat. Still, with no interest from NHL teams this offseason, the 33-year-old defenseman will give the KHL a shot. This likely marks the end of the Quebec native's 12-year NHL career which will see him eventually retire having logged 699 games for San Jose, Arizona, Dallas and Florida in which he garnered 45 goals and 169 assists.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Jason Demers: Collects assist in win
Demers registered an assist, five hits and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 3-0 win over the Golden Knights.
Demers had the secondary helper on John Hayden's first-period goal. The 32-year-old Demers ended an 11-game point drought with his assist. He's been a mainly defensive player in 2020-21 with only four helpers, 39 shots on goal, 68 hits, 29 blocked shots and a minus-3 rating through 38 contests.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Jason Demers: Snaps point drought with helper
Demers picked up an assist and two shots on goal in Monday's 5-2 win over the Kings.
Demers snapped a 12-game point drought dating back to Feb. 15 with his assist Monday. He's also sat out 12 games in that span, as the 32-year-old defenseman has ceded some playing time to Jordan Gross and Jordan Oesterle. Demers has only three assists, 36 hits, 20 PIM and a minus-4 rating through 26 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Jason Demers: Part-time role
Demers has been a healthy scratch in the last two games.
Demers played in the previous six games, but sat out seven contests before that. He's stuck in a part-time role competing with Ilya Lyubushkin and Jordan Oesterle for playing time. Demers has only two assists to go with 18 shots on net, 18 PIM and 27 hits in 21 appearances this year.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Jason Demers: Dishes assist Saturday
Demers posted an assist, three shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Blues.
Demers got the puck to Nick Schmaltz for a goal after Oliver Ekman-Larsson's shot generated a rebound early in the third period. The 32-year-old Demers was a healthy scratch in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Blues, but he returned to the lineup with Niklas Hjalmarsson (upper body) sidelined. Demers should be able to maintain a spot in the lineup, but the veteran defenseman has just two helpers in 13 appearances this year. He's added 15 shots, 14 PIM, 16 hits and 10 blocked shots in a primarily defensive role.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Jason Demers: Slings helper
Demers posted an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Blues.
Demers set up Conor Garland for the Coyotes' third goal at 5:18 of the second period. In the third, Demers briefly left the contest after getting struck in the face by a puck, but he was able to return. The 32-year-old blueliner's assist was his first point in 10 games this year. He's added 12 hits, 11 shots on goal, nine blocked shots and 10 PIM.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Jason Demers: Projected to play
Demers (undisclosed) is in the projected lineup for Thursday's Opening Night matchup with San Jose.
Demers took a maintenance day Sunday, but he was always expected to be ready for Arizona's season opener. The 32-year-old will skate with Oliver Ekman-Larsson on the Coyotes' top pairing Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Jason Demers: Held out of practice
Demers (undisclosed) took a maintenance day Sunday, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Head coach Rick Tocchet doesn't seem too concerned about Demers' status, which suggests he was held out for precautionary reasons. It's unclear if Demers will miss any time with the injury. He is expected to play a top-four role on the blue line for the Coyotes in 2020-21.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Jason Demers: Productive in postseason
Demers had four assists in nine postseason games.
The 32-year-old blueliner was by no means a juggernaut on offense, but Demers held his own. He was also solid defensively with 19 blocked shots, 18 hits and a plus-5 rating during the playoffs. This was despite the Coyotes posting a minus-11 goal differential before they were eliminated by the Avalanche in the first round. Demers likely won't move the needle in fantasy drafts ahead of the 2020-21 regular season.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Jason Demers: Good to go
Demers (oblique) is in the lineup for Saturday's game against Buffalo.
The 31-year-old defenseman has been out of action since Feb. 1 but returns versus the Sabres. Demers has only managed nine assists in 2019-20, playing in 46 games after suiting up just 35 times last year. He'll slot into a third-pairing role and figures to offer very little from a fantasy standpoint.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Jason Demers: Nearing return Saturday
Demers (oblique) could be in action versus the Sabres on Saturday after coach Rick Tocchet told reporters there was a "good chance" that he could suit up, Alexander Kinkopf of the Coyotes' official website reports.
Demers spent the past 12 games on injured reserve due to his oblique problem. The blueliner registered three helpers in his previous six contests but is still searching for his first goal of the 2019-20 campaign. If Demers does get into the lineup, it will likely be in favor of Aaron Ness.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Jason Demers: Trending in right direction
Head coach Rick Tocchet relayed that Demers (oblique) is day-to-day after being a full participant in practice Wednesday, Alexander Kinkopf of the Coyotes' official website reports.
The Coyotes don't play again until Saturday against the Canucks, so the 31-year-old blueliner will be closely monitored until that contest. However, he's certainly on the right track by practicing without limitations three days before the game. Demers is expected to return to the top four once he's ready to go.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Jason Demers: Week-to-week with oblique injury
Demers is dealing with an oblique injury that has him considered week-to-week, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
Demers has already been designated for injured reserve, so he was expected to miss some time. Given his recovery timeline, the blueliner almost certainly won't be with the club for its upcoming four-game road trip. In 46 games this year, the Quebec native is still looking for his first goal and could miss the 20-point mark for a second straight season.... See More ... See Less
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