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Top Dylan McIlrath News

  • Capitals' Dylan McIlrath: Placed on waivers

    McIlrath was waived by the Capitals on Sunday, CapFriendly reports.

    McIlrath last appeared in an NHL game during the 2019-20 campaign. Expect the 30-year-old defenseman to spend another season with AHL Hershey.

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  • Capitals' Dylan McIlrath: On waivers Saturday

    McIlrath (suspension) was placed on waivers Saturday.

    McIlrath faced an uphill battle to make the Capitals roster even before landing a four-game ban for an illegal check to the head of Boston's Steven Fogarty during a Sep. 26 preseason match. The burly defender posted two goals and eight points in 29 games with AHL Grand Rapids during the 2020-21 season and will await his next chance to return to the NHL ranks.

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  • Capitals' Dylan McIlrath: Facing potential suspension

    McIlrath will have a hearing Monday with the Department of Player Safety for an illegal check to the head on Bruins' Steven Fogarty.

    A suspension won't improve McIlrath's already slim chances of breaking into the Opening Night roster. At this point, fantasy players should probably be expecting the 29-year-old defenseman to spend the bulk of the upcoming campaign in the minors, where he registered eight points in 29 games last year.

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  • Capitals' Dylan McIlrath: Receives four-game ban

    McIlrath was suspended two preseason games and two regular-season games for his illegal check to the head of Steven Fogarty in Sunday's game against Boston.

    McIlrath will miss the next two preseason contests and will be eligible to return against the Devils on Oct. 4. The 29-year-old blueliner likely wasn't going to make the NHL roster out of training camp, but this certainly won't help his chances. He tallied eight points in 29 games with AHL Grand Rapids last season.

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  • Capitals' Dylan McIlrath: Signs with Washington on Wednesday

    McIlrath signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Capitals on Wednesday.

    McIlrath has never shown much of a scoring touch, but the tough-as-nails defenseman had eight points and 70 PIM in 29 games with AHL Grand Rapids last season. The 29-year-old will likely assume a similar defensive depth role with AHL Hershey in 2021-22.

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  • Red Wings' Dylan McIlrath: Drops a level

    McIlrath was reassigned to AHL Grand Rapids on Sunday, per CBS Sports.

    McIlrath only got as far as the Red Wings' taxi squad. The 28-year-old doesn't figure to make enough of an impact in the NHL to warrant fantasy consideration.

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  • Red Wings' Dylan McIlrath: Joins taxi squad

    McIlrath was promoted from AHL Grand Rapids to the taxi squad Monday.

    McIlrath hasn't appeared in a game since last season when he split time between the NHL and AHL levels. However, he hasn't scored a point in the NHL since the 2016-17 season. The 28-year-old blueliner is likely just a depth body for Detroit at the moment.

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  • Red Wings' Dylan McIlrath: Shifts to AHL

    The Red Wings reassigned McIlrath to AHL Grand Rapids on Saturday.

    McIlrath was brought up Thursday but didn't draw into a game. The 27-year-old hasn't produced with the big club this season, going pointless over 16 games, but he dished out 48 hits in that span.

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  • Red Wings' Dylan McIlrath: Summoned by parent club

    Detroit recalled McIlrath from AHL Grand Rapids on Thursday.

    The Red Wings only had six healthy defensemen on their roster prior to McIlrath's promotion, so he'll be on hand as the team's seventh blueliner Thursday against Winnipeg. The 27-year-old has gone scoreless while posting a minus-4 rating in 16 appearances with Detroit this season.

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  • Red Wings' Dylan McIlrath: Shifts to minors

    The Red Wings assigned McIlrath to AHL Grand Rapids on Wednesday.

    McIlrath already cleared waivers in November, so the Red Wings can freely send him down to minors. The 27-year-old blueliner has gone pointless in the last 16 games with the big club, but he's stirred things up with 48 hits and 23 PIM during that stretch.

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  • Red Wings' Dylan McIlrath: Sticks with big club

    Despite being placed on waivers Tuesday, McIlrath will remain with the Red Wings ahead of Wednesday's matchup with Toronto, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

    Mike Green (upper body) still isn't ready to return, so McIlrath will remain with the big club for at least one more contest. The 27-year-old blueliner will likely be sent to the minors as soon as Green is given the green light.

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  • Red Wings' Dylan McIlrath: Hits waivers

    Detroit waived McIlrath on Tuesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    McIlrath's placement on waivers indicates the Red Wings are expecting to have Mike Green (upper body) back for Wednesday's matchup with Toronto. The 27-year-old will continue to be one of the first skaters Detroit turns to when dealing with injuries on the back end, but he won't have any fantasy value in 2019-20.

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  • Red Wings' Dylan McIlrath: Promoted to top level

    The Red Wings recalled McIlrath from AHL Grand Rapids on Tuesday.

    Trevor Daley (undisclosed) and Mike Green (illness) are both expected to be sidelined for Detroit's next two games, so McIlrath will round out the team's depth at defense for the foreseeable future. The 27-year-old has picked up three helpers in 10 AHL appearances this season.

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  • Red Wings' Dylan McIlrath: Inks two-year extension

    McIlrath signed a two-year contract extension with the Red Wings on Thursday.

    McIlrath has only appeared in 13 NHL contests over the past three seasons, so he's nothing more than organizational depth at this stage in his career. The 27-year-old blueliner will continue to spend most of his time in the minors during the duration of his contract with the Red Wings.

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  • Red Wings' Dylan McIlrath: Sent to minors

    McIlrath was demoted to AHL Grand Rapids on Sunday.

    Selected 10th overall in the 2010 NHL Draft, McIlrath has just five points in 50 career NHL contests, including seven games without a point this season. The 26-year-old should spend most of next season in the AHL yet again.

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  • Red Wings' Dylan McIlrath: Recalled to parent club

    McIlrath was called up under emergency conditions from AHL Grand Rapids on Sunday.

    With the Red Wings dealing with multiple injuries on the back end -- specifically Mike Green (illness) and Johnathan Ericsson (lower body) -- McIlrath received the call. The 26-year-old hasn't played in the NHL since 2016, and has just five points in 43 career games. It's unclear whether he'll play in Monday's road game against San Jose, but McIlrath likely won't have an impact from a fantasy prospective.

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  • Red Wings' Dylan McIlrath: Waived by team

    McIlrath was placed on waivers by the Red Wings on Sunday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    McIlrath failed to earn a promotion to the NHL last season, instead logging 76 games for AHL Grand Rapids. It looks like the 2010 10th overall pick will once against start the year in the minors -- where he likely will log most of his minutes this season.

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  • Dylan McIlrath: Hits waiver wire

    McIlrath was waived by the Red Wings on Sunday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

    The Wings acquired McIlrath in the Thomas Vanek trade with the Panthers at the most recent dealing deadline. While the imposing rearguard didn't end up playing at all with Detroit, he did hit the ice for 21 contests with its minor-league affiliate AHL Grand Rapids, picking up four helpers to go along with 42 PIM. McIlrath has been a total bust since the Rangers made him the 10th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, and he can be left alone in all fantasy formats.

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  • Red Wings' Dylan McIlrath: Re-signs with Detroit on two-year, two-way deal

    McIlrath inked a two-year, two-way contract with the Red Wings on Wednesday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

    McIlrath was expected to hit the open market rather than re-up with the Red Wings, but the two sides eventually came to an agreement. He split his time between the Panthers and Red Wings organizations last season, but McIlrath played just five games at the NHL level. Despite being a first-round pick in 2010, the blueliner has played more than five games in the NHL just once so far in his career. At age 25, McIlrath's time as a prospect has begun to close. He'll attempt to earn a spot on the Opening Night roster in training camp, but the tough blueliner will likely remain a fringe NHL player and doesn't possess a ton of upside for fantasy purposes.

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  • Red Wings' Dylan McIlrath: Likely to walk from Detroit as UFA

    McIlrath is a pending unrestricted free agent unlikely to be retained by the Red Wings, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

    Known as an agitating defenseman, McIlrath was tossed around the league this season, making pit stops with the Rangers, Panthers and Red Wings. However, the 10th overall pick from the 2010 draft failed to make an appearance for Detroit, despite the parent club experiencing a myriad of injuries and even losing Alexey Marchenko to Toronto through waivers. McIlrath's last two contracts were one-year deals, and he may prove to be a bargain for a team that wants a tougher look on the back line next season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 232 lbs
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB
Age: 30
Experience: 7
Shoots: Right