TRADE: Wojtek Wolski traded from Phoenix to New York for Michal Rozsival.
NEW YORK: Wolski is with his third team over the last two seasons but he brings versatility to the Rangers as he can play wing or center. Wolski is in his fifth season in the NHL and scored career high goals (23) and points (65) last season, while splitting time between Colorado and Phoenix. He is off to a slow start this season as he in only on pace for 12 goals and 32 points, which would be his lowest since entering the NHL. The Rangers needed to make a move with all the injuries they have to their top six forwards so Wolski should jump right onto a scoring line. Expect a slight bump in his production with this change in scenery but be cautious as he may lose ice time when some of the injured players return to the line-up. Wolski has one more year left on his contract. From a fantasy standpoint Wolski has a career potential of 30 goals and 75 points but needs to develop consistency in order for him to hit those numbers.
PHOENIX: The Coyotes add an offensively skilled defenseman in Rozsival. Rozsival had his best season during the 2006-2007 season when he scored 40 points, the following year he got 38 points and scored career high 13 goals. Rozsival has seen his production drop over the last few seasons and is on pace for six goals and 32 points this season. Rozsival was being pushed further and further down the depth charts with New York especially with Marc Staal’s new offensive side to his game. Rozsival will have to battle Keith Yandle, Adrian Aucoin, Derek Morris and Ed Jovanovski for powerplay time. Rozsival has proven to be a reliable second tier powerplay defenseman who averages 25-30 points a season. Rozsival has one year left on his contract. From a fantasy point of view, Rozsival will sit around the 30-point mark unless he shows he can be a number one quarterback then he could bump his totals up to 50.