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B.J. Crombeen | Winger

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 209
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B.J. Crombeen might be a healthy scratch on Tuesday against the Edmonton Oilers.
There's no guarantees, but Sam Gagner will likely play against his former team after spending Saturday's contest in the press box. At the same time, Lauri Korpikoski is questionable with a lower-body injury and no one would need to leave the lineup to make room for Gagner if Korpikoski can't play. Dec 16 - 10:23 AM

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The Arizona Coyotes will be looking for toughness out of B.J. Crombeen when the season opens in October.

Crombeen was considered the lesser part of the deal that brought Sam Gagner to the desert from Tampa Bay. He is in a contract year as he is eligible for unrestricted free agency at the end of the season so look for a 15-20 point season and upwards of 125 penalty minutes if he is able to play a full season for Arizona in 2014-15. Draft him accordingly.
Sep 20 - 6:47 AM

B.J. Crombeen was with the Dallas Stars from 2007-2009 when current Arizona bench boss Dave Tippett coached there.

"Going in knowing what the coach is looking for from you and from the team as a whole is obviously a nice thing to have on your side, and also having the coach know what you can bring to the team and what you can bring on a day-to-day basis is also a nice thing," Crombeen said. "So obviously it's up to me to go out and do my part and play my game and try to help the team. But it's obviously a nice thing to make you a little more comfortable coming into a new situation." He had 10 points and 79 penalty minutes in 55 games with Tampa Bay last season. He can also kill penalties and could serve as a solid energy player for the Coyotes.
Jul 4 - 9:30 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning dealt B.J. Crombeen to the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday.

Crombeen was sent to Phoenix along with Sam Gagner, whom the Lightning had obtained earlier in the day in a trade with Edmonton for Teddy Purcell, for a sixth-round pick in the 2015 NHL draft. Crombeen posted 10 points and 79 penalty minutes in 55 games last season. He will make $1.15 million next season before becoming an unrestricted free agent.
Jun 29 - 11:11 PM

B.J. Crombeen made his postseason debut in Game 3 on Sunday.

He was a healthy scratch for the previous two games of the series. Crombeen had 10 points and 79 penalty minutes in 55 games during the regular season.
Apr 21 - 11:31 AM

B.J. Crombeen had a goal and a fight in Tampa Bay's shootout victory against Ottawa on Thursday.

It was his second marker of the year. Crombeen has eight points and 63 penalty minutes in 38 games. He was a healthy scratch for Tampa's last four contests.
Jan 24 - 7:43 AM

B.J. Crombeen potted his first goal of the season in Thursday's 4-3 loss to Washington.

He has picked up five points and 56 penalty minutes in 35 contests this campaign. Crombeen is on pace for another 100-plus season in the sin bin and that represents his only value in fantasy hockey.
Jan 10 - 8:40 AM

B.J. Crombeen was listed as a healthy scratch on Saturday for the first time this season.

This is just an FYI as Crombeen isn't expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues this season. He has two points and 14 penalty minutes in 15 contests.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 09:33:00 AM

B.J. Crombeen returned to action from a lower-body injury on Tuesday April 2.

He had been sidelined since March 23. Crombeen played 10:07 of ice time in his return. Feel free to get him back in your lineup if you rely on his penalty minutes.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 10:40:00 AM

B.J. Crombeen has agreed to a two-year, $2.3 million extension with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Crombeen was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He has seven points and 86 penalty minutes in 30 games this season, but is currently day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 09:43:00 PM

B.J. Crombeen (lower body) will not be in the lineup Tuesday night against the Buffalo Sabres.

Crombeen missed Sunday's game after taking a low hip check along the boards from Ottawa's Marc Methot on Saturday. Crombeen's 86 penalty minutes are fourth in the league but that's pretty much the extent of his fantasy value.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 06:20:00 PM

B.J. Crombeen missed Sunday's game with a lower-body injury.

Crombeen took exception to a low hip check along the boards from Ottawa's Marc Methot during Saturday's contest and went after the Senators blueliner. He also fought Matt Kassian earlier in the match to give him 22 penalty minutes on the night. Crombeen sits fourth in the league with 86 minutes in the sin bin and he leads the league with 12 fighting majors.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 11:48:00 AM

Tampa coach Guy Boucher said B.J. Crombeen is medically cleared to play Thursday.

However, it wouldn't be surprising if he got the game off after he was knocked woozy in a fight with Philadelphia's Zac Rinaldo on Tuesday. Crombeen left that game as a precaution and Boucher admitted that he isn't sure if the Lightning winger will dress Thursday.
Thu, Feb 7, 2013 10:02:00 AM

B.J. Crombeen didn't play after getting dropped in a fight with Philadelphia's Zac Rinaldo on Tuesday.

His night finished after two shifts and 1:41 of ice time. The Lightning were enraged at the play when Rinaldo appeared to continue throwing punches when Crombeen was down on his knees. He looked woozy when he left the ice for repairs, but after the game he seemed to be better. "They always play a hard physical game and we're trying to establish that we do that, too," Crombeen said referring to the contest. "We're a big team, we play hard and we're willing to stand up for ourselves any time. When two teams like that meet, there's going to be some physicality and some bad blood that grows over time." We'll keep him as active for now. Crombeen has two assists and 30 penalty minutes in nine games.
Wed, Feb 6, 2013 12:20:00 PM

B.J. Crombeen is expected to add some much-needed grit to Tampa Bay's lineup this season.

"I try to bring a physical element to my game and try to be there for my teammates," he said. "But a big part of my game has always been to play a good two-way game, play strong defensive forward, do some checking, some penalty killing, all that kind of stuff and try to make it difficult on the other team's top players." Crombeen posted three points, 71 penalty minutes and 22 hits in 40 games with St. Louis last season, while averaging just over eight minutes of ice time per match.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 11:37:00 AM

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C1Antoine Vermette
2Martin Hanzal
3Joe Vitale
4Kyle Chipchura
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Lauri Korpikoski
3Martin Erat
4Brandon McMillan
RW1Shane Doan
2Sam Gagner
3Alexandre Bolduc
4B.J. Crombeen
5Tobias Rieder
6David Moss
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Keith Yandle
3Zbynek Michalek
4Michael Stone
5Connor Murphy
6David Schlemko
7Chris Summers
G1Mike Smith
2Devan Dubnyk