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R.J. Umberger | Winger | #81

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/3/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 214
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (16) / VAN
Contract: view contract details

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The Dallas Stars have released R.J. Umberger from his professional tryout.
Umberger didn't play at all in 2016-17, so it would have been quite the story if he did make the Stars' opening game roster. We'll have to see if Umberger ends up pursuing this further or if he decides to hang up his skates. Wed, Sep 27, 2017 01:52:00 PM

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R.J. Umberger has accepted a professional tryout offer for the Dallas Stars' training camp.

It would be quite the story if Umberger revived his NHL career given that he didn't play at all in 2016-17. He would be reunited with head coach Ken Hitchcock, who oversaw the Columbus Blue Jackets back when Umberger was in his prime and capable of scoring over 20 goals in a season.
Sat, Jul 15, 2017 02:46:00 PM

R.J. Umberger has officially been bought out by the Philadelphia Flyers.

No surprise there given that the Flyers made their intentions clear Thursday morning. Not that it would have been a surprise either way as he was limited to just two goals and 11 points in 39 contests in 2015-16. He would have had a $4.6 million cap hit in 2016-17, but now the Flyers will be charged $1.6 million next season and $1.5 million in 2017-18.
Thu, Jun 16, 2016 06:07:00 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers will buy out R.J. Umberger.

That was already expected, but now it's confirmed. Umberger was limited to two goals and 11 points in 39 contests in 2015-16, so it'll be interesting to see if there's any interest from other NHL clubs in signing the 34-year-old to a one-way contract. He had just one season left on his contract and would have come with a $4.6 million cap hit. The Flyers will instead be charged a $1.6 million cap hit in 2016-17 and $1.5 million cap hit in 2017-18.
Thu, Jun 16, 2016 11:55:00 AM

R.J. Umberger is expected to be bought out by the Flyers on Wednesday.

He was a healthy scratch in 23 of the last 24 games this past season and he contributed just 11 points in 39 appearances. Umberger has a $4.6 million cap hit and one year left on his contract, so Philadelphia would save $3 million in 2016-17 if he is bought out.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 08:58:00 AM

R.J. Umberger hopes to extend his NHL career even if the Flyers' buy him out over the summer.

Umberger has a single season remaining on his existing five-year, $23 million contract. After recording just 26 points in 106 games over the last two seasons, it wouldn't be at all surprising if he is bought out over the summer. He knows the past two campaigns haven't been great, but he feels he can still contribute. "I know I can play a third-line role," Umberger said. "I know I can play a fourth-line role if a team wants me to do that. I know I can do it. No problem. I can accept it."
Wed, May 11, 2016 10:20:00 AM

RJ Umberger expects to be bought out by the Flyers this summer.

The 33-year-old Umberger has one season left at $4.6M on the docket. Simply put, he's been a major disappointment for Philadelphia since being swapped for a second stint. In 106 combined games over the last two seasons, he's posted just 26 points and has missed time mostly as a healthy scratch.
Tue, Apr 26, 2016 08:59:00 PM

RJ Umberger, Jordan Weal, and Evgeny Medvedev will each be scratched for Game 5 against the Capitals on Friday night.

The trio were a frequent scratch the last couple months of the regular season for the Flyers, and have yet to appear in the playoffs. We would not expect to see them any time soon unless an injury dictates their presence.
Source: Katie Brown
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 06:21:00 PM

R.J. Umberger and Jordan Weal will be among the regular scratches and Black Aces as the Flyers face off in Game 4 versus Washington Wednesday

Accompanying the pair in the press box are Evgeny Medvedev, Mark Alt and Davis Drewiske. The Black Aces contain Robert Hagg, Samuel Morin, Cole Bardreau, Chris Conner, Taylor Leier, Anthony Stolarz. The only change to the Flyers lineup is in goal with Michal Neuvirth replacing Steve Mason.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 06:46:00 PM

R.J. Umberger, Jordan Weal, and Evgeny Medvedev will each be scratched for Game 2 against the Flyers on Saturday night.

Unfortunately there isn't a lick of fantasy value between these three, Umberger has lost his rotation slot to younger and more effective players. Weal and Medvedev meanwhile simply have been unable to crack the lineup consistently.
Source: Katie Brown
Sat, Apr 16, 2016 06:04:00 PM

R.J. Umberger, Scott Laughton and Jordan Weal will sit out Wednesday's big game against the Detroit Red Wings

Philadelphia is fighting for their playoff lives and will continue to let Umberger sit in the press box with Jordan Weal who hasn't dressed since mid-February, while pointless in 10 games. Laughton hasn't dressed in the past six games.
Wed, Apr 6, 2016 07:58:00 PM

R.J. Umberger and Evgeny Medvedev will be the scratches Wednesday night against the Blackhawks.

Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said he would go with the same lineup that beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 last game with huge playoff implications in the standings.
Wed, Mar 16, 2016 06:53:00 PM

RJ Umberger and Evegeny Medvedev will be scratched from Tuesday's match with Detroit.

Tonight marks 13 straight games in the stands for Umberger, who hasn't played since Feb. 20th. Medvedev has played just three times in that span, indicating that neither player has much of a role with the team.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 06:48:00 PM

RJ Umberger will be scratched from Saturday's match with Florida.

This will be Umberger's ninth straight game on the pine. He hasn't played since Feb. 20th, and it doesn't appear that'll change any time soon unfortunately.
Sat, Mar 12, 2016 06:04:00 PM

RJ Umberger and Evegeny Medvedev will be scratched from Friday's match with Tampa Bay.

Umberger has been scratched since Feb. 20th, a span of eight games including tonight. Medvedev has played just twice in that span as well. All of which indicates that neither veteran has much of a role with the Flyers at this time.
Source: Corey Long
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 06:32:00 PM

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