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Tim Gleason | Defenseman

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 217
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Despite having the second worst record in the NHL, the Carolina Hurricanes have been okay defensively.
The Hurricanes are the fifth-best team in the NHL at allowing shots on goal and their goals-against-average of 2.54 is 14th best overall, a big improvement over last season when they were 21st in shots allowed and 19th in GAA. "The system works," defenseman Tim Gleason said. "I think we’re tighter (defensively) as a group in our end, as a group of five. I think we’re tight down low and picking up our guys and there’s some chatter out there, which helps." Jan 10 - 8:20 AM

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Tim Gleason will be a healthy scratch Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Gleason will give way to the rookie Michal Jordan on defense Saturday night. Gleason has not been a productive player this season, scoring just a goal and four assists in 31 games played.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 06:10:00 PM

Hurricanes defensemen TIm Gleason and forward Brad Malone will be healthy scratches Monday night versus the Devils.

Gleason was in the lineup last night versus Detroit, but will give way to Michael Jordan Monday versus the Devils. The veteran defensemen has a goal and four assists in 24 games for the 'Canes on the year. Also scratched for Carolina is Brad Malone, who hasn't appeared in a game since November 22nd and has zero points in 16 games played.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 05:51:00 PM

Tim Gleason had an assist in Carolina's 3-1 loss to Detroit on Sunday.

Gleason put an end to his five-game point drought. He now has a goal and five points in 24 contests in 2014-15.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 08:48:00 AM

Tim Gleason has been focused on playing with a more physical edge this season.

Gleason felt his game had been diminishing in that regard and that's what led to the Toronto Maple Leafs buying out his contract over the summer. He agreed to a one-year contract with his old team, the Carolina Hurricanes. He has 12 hits in four contests this season.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 08:47:00 AM

Tim Gleason had an assist in a 2-1 shootout loss to the New York Rangers.

Gleason was held off the scoresheet in the first three games of the season. He isn't expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues in 2014-15.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 04:55:00 AM

Tim Gleason is looking to bounce back after a rough campaign with Toronto.

Tim Gleason was bought out by the Toronto Maple Leafs after they acquired him from Carolina on Jan. 1. He had a minus-14 rating in 39 games with the squad. "I know some people probably look at me and say I'm over the hill or almost there, but I'm 31," Gleason said. "I want to prove to everybody that I can still do it and do it for a long time. I know I've got it in me." Gleason returned to the Hurricanes on a one-year, $1.2 million contract.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 08:47:00 AM

Tim Gleason is back with the Carolina Hurricanes after inking a one-year deal with the team on Thursday.

He will earn $1.2 million, along with the $833,333 he will receive from his buyout from Toronto. Gleason posted six points, 156 hits, 65 penalty minutes and a minus-21 rating in 56 games with the Canes and Leafs last season.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 10:10:00 AM

Tim Gleason has cleared waivers and is now an unrestricted free agent.

The stay-at-home defenseman will likely land a deal as a club's 5th-6th defenseman. He is not much of a scorer and does not get as many PIMs as he used to so he has little to no fantsasy value no matter where he goes.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 12:12:00 PM

Tim Gleason has been placed on the waivers with the intention of buying out the remainder of his contract.

The Leafs have already used up their compliance buyouts, so this will be a regular one. Gleason will account for $833,333 against Toronto's salary cap next season then $1.83 million the year after and $1.33 million for the following two seasons. He's a hard-nosed blueliner who hits and blocks shots, but he doesn't contribute much offensively and his defensive work can be questionable at times.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 12:21:00 PM

Tim Gleason (shoulder) took to the ice Thursday morning for practice.

He's expected to play Thursday night after he was hurt late in Tuesday's win over Tampa Bay. Gleason doesn't have any fantasy value, but he has been a very good acquisition for the Leafs since coming over from Carolina.
Thu, Jan 30, 2014 10:40:00 AM

Tim Gleason's undisclosed injury is related to his shoulder.

The good news is that Gleason underwent an X-ray and it came back negative. Although he missed Wednesday's practice, Gleason will probably play on Thursday.
Wed, Jan 29, 2014 12:19:00 PM

Tim Gleason suffered a "stinger" when he went down hard into the boards in Tuesday's win over Tampa Bay.

The play didn't look that serious, but it took Gleason some time before he got up from the ice. He was roughed up a couple of times in the contest and his shot-blocking prowess was on display again when he was hit in the chest during the second period. It isn't clear if he'll be ready to play on Thursday.
Wed, Jan 29, 2014 09:13:00 AM

Tim Gleason scored his first goal since Dec. 18, 2011.

Gleason's contest helped Toronto force the Winnipeg Jets to overtime on Saturday, but they still fell short in the 5-4 contest. He now has three points in 28 games with Carolina and the Maple Leafs in 2013-14.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:37:00 AM

Tim Gleason's ice time is increasing with his new team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and so is his confidence.

In a 5-3 win against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, Gleason played a season-high 21 minutes and 30 seconds. That included his 17 games with the Carolina Hurricanes, who sent Gleason to the Leafs for fellow blue-liner John-Michael Liles on New Year’s Day. Gleason has played well with Cody Franson, and the pairing has given the young tandem of Jake Gardiner and Morgan Rielly a little more time to breathe. "We have not asked him to do anything other than play good, solid defense," Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said. "Be first on the puck, be hard to play against, move the puck effectively, and I thought he has done a pretty good job of that."
Source: Toronto Sun
Mon, Jan 20, 2014 10:11:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Eric Staal
2Victor Rask
3Jay McClement
4Brad Malone
5Andrej Nestrasil
LW1Jeff Skinner
2Jordan Staal
3Nathan Gerbe
4Jiri Tlusty
5Chris Terry
6Brendan Woods
RW1Alexander Semin
2Elias Lindholm
3Pat Dwyer
4Riley Nash
D1Justin Faulk
2Andrej Sekera
3Ron Hainsey
4Tim Gleason
5John-Michael Liles
6Brett Bellemore
G1Cam Ward
2Anton Khudobin