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Matt Beleskey | Winger | #39

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 203
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 4 (112) / ANA
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Matt Beleskey will play in this afternoon's regular-season finale against the Philadelphia Flyers.
It'll be his first game since the end of November. Steven Fogarty will also dress while Peter Holland, Paul Carey and David Desharnais will serve as the healthy scratches. Tony DeAngelo (ankle), Kevin Shattenkirk (knee), Steven Kampfer (hand), Jesper Fast (groin) and Cody McLeod (abdomen) will also miss the game. Apr 7 - 2:52 PM

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Matt Beleskey has been called up by the New York Rangers.

Beleskey was one of the players that the Rangers got from Boston as part of the Rick Nash trade. He had no points and 17 penalty minutes in 14 contests with the Bruins in 2017-18. At the AHL level, he has five goals and 12 points in 35 games.
Apr 6 - 5:47 PM

The New York Rangers have acquired Matt Beleskey, Ryan Spooner, Ryan Lindgren, a first-round pick in 2018 and a seventh-round pick in 2019 from Boston for Rick Nash.

Getting rid of Beleskey was clearly a salary dump on Boston's part. He's been a colossal disappointment since signing with the Bruins as a free agent in the summer of 2015. Things got so bad that Boston sent the struggling winger to the minors even though his contract comes with an annual average value of $3.8 million. He has two years remaining on his contract, but the Bruins have agreed to retain 50 percent of his remaining salary. The Rangers will also be holding on to 50 percent of what Nash has left on his deal this season. Beleskey has no points and a minus-8 rating in 14 games in 2017-18. The 29-year-old hasn't suited up in an NHL game since Nov. 26.
Feb 25 - 10:00 AM

Matt Beleskey went unclaimed on waivers.

No surprise there, given that Beleskey is in the middle of a five-year, $18 million contract. He was on the non-roster waivers rather than the regular waivers, which meant that he had to be immediately sent to the AHL upon clearing.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 01:32:00 PM

Matt Beleskey has been placed on waivers by the Boston Bruins.

Beleskey has frequently been a healthy scratch this season, so the news isn't terribly surprising. Even still, it does highlight how bad his five-year, $18 million contract has been. That deal doesn't expire until 2019-20, so unless the Bruins are able to unload him, he might be bought out this summer.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 12:05:00 PM

Matt Beleskey will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

Beleskey has no points and a minus-8 rating in 14 games this season. Frank Vatrano will watch the game from the press box while Kevan Miller will miss the game for personal reasons.
Source: NHL.com
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 07:56:00 PM

Matt Beleskey will be scratched for the seventh time in eight games for the Boston Bruins on Monday vs. the Nashville Predators.

Beleskey will be joined in the press box with Paul Postma and Frank Vatrano. Beleskey has no points in 14 games played this season.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 08:02:00 PM

The Boston Bruins have announced that Matt Beleskey won't dress this afternoon vs. the Flyers.

Joining Beleskey in the press box will be Paul Postma and Frank Vatrano. Beleskey has zero points in 14 games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 01:01:00 PM

Matt Beleskey will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Beleskey will be scratched for the fifth time in six games this season. He has no goals and no points in 14 games this season. He also has a minus-8 rating in 2017-18.
Source: NHL.com
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 07:28:00 PM

Matt Beleskey will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against New Jersey.

The Bruins forward has no points in 13 games this season. He also has a minus-7 rating. Paul Postma will be scratched as well.
Source: NHL.com
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 07:14:00 PM

Matt Beleskey got back in Boston's lineup on Thursday night.

Beleskey had been a healthy scratch in four of the Bruins' previous five games. He got back in after David Backes returned to the sidelines following a diverticulitis-related surgery. Beleskey had two penalty minutes, two hits and a plus-1 rating in 10:06 of ice time.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 09:09:00 AM

Matt Beleskey will sit out Monday night's game against Columbus as a healthy scratch.

Beleskey doesn't have a point in six games this season. This will be his third straight game in the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Oct 30, 2017 06:49:00 PM

Matt Beleskey (healthy scratch) will miss Saturday night's game against the Los Angeles Kings.

Beleskey has yet to make an impact this season for the Bruins, remaining pointless this season. In addition to his pointless run, he is a minus-2 through six games played.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 07:03:00 PM

Matt Beleskey will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the San Jose Sharks.

It's the second time in three games that he'll serve as a healthy scratch. He has no points and a minus-2 rating in six games this season.
Thu, Oct 26, 2017 06:45:00 PM

Matt Beleskey is expected to be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Vancouver.

He wasn't skating on any particular line during the pre-game warmup. He has no points and a minus-2 rating in five games this season. Paul Postma is also expected to watch from the press box.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 06:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mika Zibanejad
2Kevin Hayes
3Ryan Spooner
4Peter Holland
5Vinni Lettieri
LW1Chris Kreider
2Vladislav Namestnikov
3Jimmy Vesey
4Cody McLeod
5Ryan Gropp
6Matt Beleskey
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Pavel Buchnevich
3Jesper Fast
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Brady Skjei
3Tony DeAngelo
4Marc Staal
5Ryan Sproul
6John Gilmour
7Steven Kampfer
8Rob O'Gara
9Neal Pionk
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Ondrej Pavelec