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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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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. Oct 21 - 8:47 AM

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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.
Oct 17 - 4:55 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.
Jul 4 - 8:47 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.
Jul 3 - 10:10 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.
Jul 1 - 12:12 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.
Jun 30 - 12:21 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.
Jan 30 - 10:40 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.
Jan 29 - 12:19 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.
Jan 29 - 9:13 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
Jan 26 - 10:37 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
Jan 20 - 10:11 AM

Tim Gleason is expected to make his Toronto debut Tuesday night.

"I've been told I'm good to go, so I'm looking forward to the challenge," said Gleason Monday after practice. Carl Gunnarsson is day-to-day with a wrist injury, but there's a chance that he could still be available for Tuesday's contest. if Gunnarsson can play then another defenseman will probably scratched to make room for Gleason.
Jan 7 - 10:03 AM

Word is that Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle might give Tim Gleason the opportunity to debut during Tuesday's game against the New York Islanders.

Gleason wasn't much of a fantasy figure during his time with the Carolina Hurricanes, managing a single assist and -7 rating in 17 games in 2013-14. It's probably unrealistic to ask him to be anything more than a steady, subtle contributor, but the Buds are facing enough issues that there's the outside chance for at least a slightly heightened role for the 30-year-old. Perhaps.
Jan 5 - 2:02 PM

Tim Gleason won't make his Leafs' debut Saturday night.

Gleason was acquired from Carolina the day of the Winter Classic in exchange for John-Michael Liles and Dennis Robertson. He is set to be scratched against the New York Rangers, but it probably won't be long before he gets into the lineup.
Jan 4 - 11:31 AM

New Maple Leaf Tim Gleason thought one matter should be reconciled as quickly as possible, so he approached winger Nikolai Kulemin at his first opportunity during practice Friday.

On Jan. 24, 2011, during a scrum in Raleigh, tempers escalated between Gleason and the Russian-speaking Kulemin. The inexperienced Leaf unwisely tried to engage the scrappy Gleason and had his nose broken by one bloody punch. "I said no hard feelings," relayed Gleason. "I don’t know if he understood. I think he did." At the Leafs' practice facility, Kulemin’s stall is directly across from Gleason’s. "We talked about it ... it’s far away, now," Kulemin said. "He’s a good player. He will help us."
Source: Toronto Sun
Jan 4 - 11:07 AM

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