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Noah Welch | Defenseman

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/26/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 218
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 2 (54) / Pit

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Atlanta has returned defenseman Noah Welch to the minors.
He was called up Monday to play on Tuesday with Dustin Byfuglien's status uncertain because of a lower-body injury. However, Byfuglien was able to dress and so Welch sat as a healthy scratch. Wed, Mar 16, 2011 04:25:00 PM

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Noah Welch has been called up by the Atlanta Thrashers.

Welch is the Thrashers' insurance policy in case Dustin Byfuglien (lower body) isn't able to play Tuesday. Welch is 28 years old and has played in 75 career NHL games.
Mon, Mar 14, 2011 06:03:00 PM

Noah Welch has been sent back down to the minors.

He was returned to the AHL on Sunday as Freddy Meyer is ready to play again after being out of action with a mid-body injury. Welch has appeared in two games with the Thrashers this season, but he has no fantasy value.
Mon, Nov 8, 2010 05:22:00 PM

Noah Welch was recalled from the minors on Tuesday as a precaution.

Brent Sopel did not practice on Tuesday as he was given the day off, but traveled with the team to Florida for Wednesday's contest against the Panthers.
Wed, Nov 3, 2010 11:28:00 AM

Noah Welch has been reassigned to AHL Chicago on Saturday.

Welch was recalled due to injuries on the Thrashers squad. The Atlanta coaching staff did not comment on his play with the team. He will report immediately.
Sat, Oct 30, 2010 02:20:00 PM

Noah Welch has been recalled by the Thrashers.

Injuries to Atlanta rearguards Zach Bogosian and Freddy Meyer caused the promotion for Welch, who coach Craig Ramsay was impressed with in the preseason. "He only played one game in the preseason, but he played very well," Ramsay said. "We were looking at perhaps a couple of the younger defenseman, but he played extremely well in the game. They said he's playing extremely well in Chicago. He's the guy that deserves the chance to play, so he's here."
Wed, Oct 27, 2010 03:17:00 PM

Noah Welch was among three players assigned to the minors on Monday by the Thrashers.

Spencer Machacek and Riley Holzapfel are also heading for AHL Chicago. Welch has to clear waivers before reporting.
Mon, Sep 27, 2010 11:48:00 AM

The Thrashers have re-signed Noah Welch to a two-way contract.

He will earn $550,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 in the minors. Welch spent the majority of 2009-10 on the sidelines due to a knee procedure. He appeared in 37 regular season contests and 14 playoff games in the AHL with Chicago this past season.
Wed, Jun 30, 2010 06:33:00 PM

Noah Welch has cleared waivers and been sent to the minors.

Welch will play for the Chicago Wolves of the AHL. He has yet to play this season because of off-season knee surgery.
Thu, Dec 3, 2009 03:35:00 PM

The Atlanta Thrashers have placed Noah Welch on waivers.

Welch has been recovering from off-season knee surgery. However, he`s passed a physical and will be sent to the AHL Chicago Wolves if he successfully clears waivers.
Wed, Dec 2, 2009 02:55:00 PM

The Atlanta Thrashers have signed defenseman Noah Welch to a contract.

No terms were announced. Welch played for the Tampa Bay Lightning last season after being traded from the Florida Panthers at the trade deadline on March 4. Welch has little fantasy value as he only has four goals and nine points in 73 career games. He managed only a goal and an assist in 40 contests next year. Stay away from him in fantasy drafts, unless he is a relative or close friend.
Mon, Jul 13, 2009 04:22:00 PM

Noah Welch was a healthy scratch Saturday night against Atlanta.

He has played in seven games since he was acquired in a trade with the Panthers but has seen his playing time reduced as he has not registered a point and has a minus five rating over that span. Obviously, Welch has no fantasy value.
Sun, Mar 22, 2009 12:14:00 PM

Noah Welch was traded to the Lightning along with a third rounder for Steve Eminger.

Welch has had trouble cracking the deep Panther blueline and had only one goal and two points in 23 games this season.
Wed, Mar 4, 2009 03:36:00 PM

Noah Welch will temporarily take Nick Boynton's place as one of the Panthers' top six defenseman.

Boynton is expected to miss at least three games due to disciplinary reasons. Few details have been provided beyond that and it's possible that Boynton might be traded or be out of the lineup for a longer period of time. "I try not to focus on that because Boynton is a buddy of mine and he's a really good guy," Welch said. "It was a shock this morning hearing the news. I have to step in and do what I can do." Welch has a goal and an assist in 20 games this season.
Sat, Feb 28, 2009 05:24:00 AM

Noah Welch and Nick Tarnasky will be healthy scratches for Florida on Sunday.

Coach Peter DeBoer is going with the lineup that won on Friday against the New York Rangers keeping Welch and Tarnasky in the press box. Neither player has fantasy value this season.
Sun, Feb 15, 2009 05:53:00 AM

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