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Jason Demers | Defenseman | #55

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/9/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 7 (186) / SJ
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Jason Demers' previously unspecified upper-body issue is a hand injury.
Demers didn't play past March 19th due to the issue. He's on schedule with his recovery and should be available at the start of training camp. Apr 10 - 8:31 AM

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Jason Demers will miss the rest of the season because of an upper-body injury.

Demers generated six goals, 20 points, 37 penalty minutes and 95 shots in 69 games this season. Arizona did not provide much in the way of details, so it's unclear at this time if he will be ready for training camp in 2018-19.
Mar 20 - 1:06 PM

Jason Demers picked up a goal with two blocked shots and two hits in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss at Edmonton.

Demers has picked up the pace somewhat, posting two goals with three points across the past six games. But he needs to score more consistently if he is to have fantasy appeal outside of the very deepest pools. Demers is most useful to fantasy owners for his work in the blocked shots (75) and hits (58) categories.
Mar 6 - 1:07 AM

Jason Demers (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup on Thursday night.

He's missed the last three games because of the injury. The 29-year-old has three goals and 16 points in 50 games this season.
Feb 8 - 7:50 PM

Jason Demers (upper body) took part in Monday's practice.

Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet isn't sure when Demers will return, but offered that "he might be quicker than we thought." Demers has missed Arizona's last two games. He has three goals and 16 points in 50 contests.
Feb 6 - 5:01 AM

Jason Demers (upper body) is expected to miss Thursday's game.

Demers is regarded as day-to-day beyond that. He has three goals and 16 points in 50 games this season.
Feb 1 - 2:20 PM

Jason Demers (upper body) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.

Don't expect Demers to play on Thursday after he was moved to the injured reserve list Wednesday. He has three goals and 16 points in 50 contests this season.
Feb 1 - 5:18 AM

Jason Demers (upper body) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

It's retroactive to Jan. 25, so Demers can be activated whenever he's healthy. This just frees up a roster spot for Arizona in the meantime.
Jan 31 - 2:15 PM

Jason Demers (upper body) missed Monday's practice.

There was no update on Demers' status after the Coyotes' skate. He sustained the upper-body injury on Jan. 25. The Coyotes won't be playing again until Thursday, so there is still time for him to show signs of recovery before he'll miss a contest.
Jan 30 - 9:20 AM

Jason Demers suffered an upper-body injury in Thursday's game against the Blue Jackets.

Not only did Arizona lose the game by a score of 2-1, but they also lost Demers and Brad Richardson to injury. To make matters worse, the 'Yotes came into the game without Alex Goligoski (illness). Demers is considered day-to-day for now. The team will likely update his status after the All-Star break.
Jan 25 - 11:52 PM

An informal meeting between Jason Demers and Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet seems to have done the defenseman some good.

Demers was pulled aside after Arizona's loss on Dec. 19. "Around the Florida game, we just had a good talk," Demers said. "I talked with him and (Scott), saw some video and (Rick) just kind of asked me what I thought of my game. It was a pretty candid conversation, and I enjoy that. I like being told straight up where I’m sitting and how I’m playing in their eyes." One of the topics brought up is that Tocchet is looking to Demers to be a leader on the squad, which is something Demers has done more of since the meeting. Of course, there was also the issue of his on-ice play and Tocchet is very pleased with the improvement he's seen there as well. Tocchet said Demers was perhaps the team's best defenseman over the last 10 games. Demers isn't a significant offensive force so you won't see a difference in standard leagues. He has three goals and 14 points in 46 games this season.
Jan 18 - 9:17 AM

Jason Demers posted an assist with a plsu-2 rating and a pair of hits in 22:38 of ice time in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout loss against San Jose.

Demers was fired up to face his former squad, as the rearguard had managed just two assists with a minus-11 rating over his past 16 contests. He'll obviously need to do quite a bit more before getting back into the good graces of fantasy owners.
Jan 17 - 12:16 AM

Jason Demers is once again proving to be a decent fantasy depth defenseman.

Demers, who is currently on a four-game scoring streak, is and has been an acceptable source for points and penalty minutes from the blueline. If he is undrafted, you may want to consider claiming him if you are in a deep pool.
Source: Coyotes.com
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 02:08:00 PM

Jason Demers is on a three-game point streak.

Demers kept that run going with a goal in Arizona's 5-3 loss to Detroit on Tuesday. He's off to a strong start with two goals and six points in 13 contests, but we don't expect him to maintain that point-per-game pace. Look for him to end up in the 25-30 point range.
Source: Fox Sports
Wed, Nov 1, 2017 04:27:00 AM

Jason Demers scored the lone goal for the Coyotes as they dropped a 3-1 contest to the Dallas Stars.

It was Demers' first goal of the season and his first as a member of the Arizona Coyotes, who acquired him in a trade with the Florida Panthers less than a month ago. He now has two points this season. He is a top-four defenseman, but not one that will rack up the points offensively, therefore limiting his fantasy value.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 11:31:00 PM

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3Brad Richardson
4Marcus Kruger
5Laurent Dauphin
6Freddie Hamilton
7Dave Bolland
LW1Max Domi
2Brendan Perlini
3Zac Rinaldo
4Nick Cousins
RW1Clayton Keller
2Christian Fischer
3Richard Panik
4Josh Archibald
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Alex Goligoski
3Niklas Hjalmarsson
4Jason Demers
5Luke Schenn
6Jakob Chychrun
7Kyle Capobianco
8Kevin Connauton
G1Antti Raanta
2Darcy Kuemper
3Adin Hill