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Anton Volchenkov | Defenseman

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/25/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 225
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Anton Volchenkov has agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract with the Nashville Predators.
Volchenkov became a free agent after the New Jersey Devils bought out the last two seasons of his six-year, $25.5 million contract. He's a defensive defenseman that will probably end up on Nashville's third-pairing. Jul 7 - 4:55 PM

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Anton Volcehnkov cleared waivers after his buyout by the Devils.

He is now a free agent and can be signed by any NHL club. He will make a nice third-fourth rearguard on a competitive team provided he can stay healthy. That, however, is not a given.
Jul 1 - 12:10 PM

Anton Volchenkov has been placed on unconditional waivers by New Jersey and the Devils will use a compliance buyout on him.

He had two years and a total of $8.5 million left on a six-year, $25.5 million contract. Volchenkov will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1 after he clears. The Devils had been hesitant to use their final compliance buyout, but the move will give them some cap flexibility.
Jun 30 - 12:35 PM

The New Jersey Devils might end up using their final compliance buyout on Anton Volchenkov.

Volchenkov comes with a $4.25 million annual cap hit for each of the next two seasons. He had eight assists in 56 contests and averaged just 16:47 minutes of playing time per game in 2013-14.
Jun 17 - 11:04 AM

Anton Volchenkov had an assist in New Jersey's 2-1 shootout loss on Thursday.

It was Volchenkov's fourth game since he returned from a lower-body injury. He has eight points in 55 contests this season.
Apr 11 - 9:22 AM

Defenseman Anton Volchenkov returned from his lower-body injury Friday night to help the New Jersey Devils edge the Washington Capitals 2-1.

Volchenkov contributed with a hit and a blocked shot in 14:35 of ice time. He also was penalized for holding.
Apr 5 - 2:59 AM

Anton Volchenkov (lower body) traveled with the Devils and took part in their Tuesday morning skate.

Volchenkov still won't play against Buffalo on Tuesday though. He has been sidelined since March 22.
Apr 1 - 5:27 PM

Anton Volchenkov sat out Sunday's game with a lower body injury.

Volchenkov was injured on Saturday when the Devils took on the Rangers. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Mar 24 - 5:52 AM

Anton Volchenkov left Saturday's game against the Rangers with a lower-body injury.

He will not play Sunday against Toronto. Volchenkov will be re-evaluated after Sunday's contest. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Mar 23 - 10:57 AM

Defenseman Anton Volchenkov was back in the lineup with the New Jersey Devils Tuesday after being a healthy scratch the previous three games.

Volchenkov replaced rookie Eric Gelinas, who was a healthy scratch. Volchenkov looked good in his return during the Devils' 2-1 win over Philadelphia, tying for the team lead with five hits and four blocked shots and helping kill off all six of the Flyers’ power plays.
Mar 13 - 9:50 AM

Anton Volchenkov will be inserted back into the Devils' lineup on Tuesday.

Volchenkov spent three straight games in the press box. He's projected to serve on the team's second defensive pairing alongside Bryce Salvador.
Mar 11 - 1:11 PM

Anton Volchenkov is over his lower-body injury.

Volchenkov missed three games before the Olympic break due to the ailment. He should be available when the Devils' schedule resumes.
Feb 21 - 8:44 AM

Anton Volchenkov missed his second consecutive game Friday night with a lower-body injury.

He isn't expected to play Saturday either. Volchenkov practiced with the team Thursday and took part in Friday's optional session. "It will take a couple more extra days," Volchenkov said. "More like a couple weeks, I guess." Because of the Olympic break, he'll get some extra time.
Feb 8 - 10:30 AM

Anton Volchenkov (lower body) will not return on Friday.

The good news is that Volchenkov felt good after the Devils' optional skate and might play on Saturday. If not, he'll have plenty of time to recover during the Olympic break.
Feb 7 - 2:11 PM

Anton Volchenkov (lower body) didn't participate in Tuesday's practice.

Volchenkov missed Monday's contest due to the ailment. The good news for him is that the Devils won't play again until Friday.
Feb 4 - 4:20 PM

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5Richard Clune
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Seth Jones
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