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Vernon Fiddler | Center | #38

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/9/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 205
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The Devils activated Vernon Fiddler from I/R on Saturday.
He missed the last 12 games with a lower body injury. Through 35 games played this season he has managed three points along with 25 PIMs and 41 blocks. Jan 21 - 4:24 PM

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Vernon Fiddler is a "possibility" to play Saturday versus Philadelphia.

He has missed the last 12 games with a lower-body injury, but could available to return versus the Flyers, according to John Hynes said.
Jan 21 - 8:55 AM

Vernon Fiddler (lower body) feels he's getting close to returning.

Fiddler isn't expected to return on Saturday though. He last played on Dec. 27.
Jan 20 - 11:48 AM

Vernon Fiddler (lower body) practiced with New Jersey Saturday but will miss his 10th straight game Sunday.

Fiddler has been out of the New Jersey lineup since December 27. He has only three points in 35 games so it's unlikely that you have even noticed in your fantasy league.
Jan 15 - 9:23 AM

Vernon Fiddler (lower body) will sit for a seventh straight game Monday night.

He may be able to resume practices by the end of the week. Fiddler hasn't played since Dec. 27 because of a lower-body injury, but he has been skating on his own.
Jan 9 - 6:03 PM

Vernon Fiddler will miss three-to-four weeks because of a lower-body injury.

He has been placed on injured reserve after he was hurt Tuesday night versus Pittsburgh. Fiddler has three points and 25 penalty minutes in 35 games this year.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 06:25:00 PM

Vernon Fiddler (lower body) is good to play on Thursday.

Fiddler was originally regarded as questionable, but he won't end up missing any playing time. He has a goal and three points in 32 contests in 2016-17.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 12:59:00 PM

Vernon Fiddler is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

He was in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Nashville, but it's unclear when the injury occurred. Fiddler has one goal and two assists in 32 games this season.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 02:17:00 PM

Vernon Fiddler scored a shorthanded goal and it was his first goal of the season as well as his first as a New Jersey Devil.

It was a long-time coming for the veteran who joined the Devils in the off-season after a long career in Dallas. He has no fantasy value.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 08:16:00 AM

The New Jersey Devils made 26 shots on goal spread across 14 players, but none of them found the back of the net as they lost a 4-0 game to the San Jose Sharks Monday night.

Vernon Fiddler and Kyle Quincy had three shots apiece; no one else had more than two as the Sharks Martin Jones was incredibly stingy. This was the largest defeat of the year for the Devils.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 01:56:00 AM

Vernon Fiddler has an assist in 12 games this season.

Fiddler isn't expected to do much from an offensive perspective going forward. He's averaging 12:45 minutes per contest.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 10:49:00 AM

The Devils expect Vernon Fiddler to do blue-collar work this season.

New Jersey lost Stephen Gionta, Bobby Farnham, Tuomo Ruutu and Jordin Tootoo, so Fiddler's signing will help fill the need for capable foot soldiers. Fiddler is also known as being a good leader on and off the ice and he can kill penalties.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 09:51:00 AM

Vernon Fiddler has signed a one-year deal worth $1.25 million deal with the New Jersey Devils.

Nice move by the Devils as Fiddler is a great bottom-two center. He will not be a great scorer but he is a good penalty killer as well as very good on the draw. He also will be good in the locker room and that never hurts. Do not take him in fantasy drafts however.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 12:58:00 PM

Vernon Fiddler recorded his first goal of the 2016 playoffs on Monday night in Game 6 against St. Louis.

He gave the Stars a 2-0 lead early in the first period on his 36th birthday. Fiddler has produced two of his three postseason points in the last two games to help the Stars force Game 7 on Wednesday night.
Tue, May 10, 2016 09:52:00 AM

Vernon Fiddler scored two goals in Tuesday's 6-2 pounding of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Fiddler scored both his goals in the first period. He gave the Stars a 2-0 lead at the 11:59 mark of the opening frame and he added a shorthanded goal less than 17 minutes later to extend the lead to 4-0. The 35-year-old has 12 goals and 22 points in 74 games this season. Colton Sceviour, Patrick Eaves, Radek Faksa and Cody Eakin also found the back of the net for Dallas. The win allowed the Stars to clinch a playoff berth.
Wed, Mar 23, 2016 12:22:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Travis Zajac
2Adam Henrique
3Pavel Zacha
4Vernon Fiddler
5Jacob Josefson
6Marc Savard
LW1Taylor Hall
2Mike Cammalleri
3Miles Wood
4Luke Gazdic
RW1Kyle Palmieri
2P. A. Parenteau
3Beau Bennett
4Devante Smith-Pelly
5Sergey Kalinin
6Nick Lappin
D1Andy Greene
2Damon Severson
3John Moore
4Ben Lovejoy
5Jon Merrill
6Steven Santini
7Kyle Quincey
8Yohann Auvitu
9Seth Helgeson
10Karl Stollery
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid