|Assets:||Is mobile in the net, with quick, efficient movements side-to-side. Has good butterfly technique and is athletic and acrobatic, but also lets the puck hit him and does a solid job neutralizing it. Shows a lot of resilience.|
|Flaws:||Does not possess great size to fill the net, which hurts his overall potential for the highest level. Will sometimes over-commit to covering the lower half of the net and gets beaten top shelf. Injuries have also been a factor here.|
|Career Potential:||Depth goaltender with a little upside.|
|AHL||Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Trophy||2009-10 (shared with Curtis Sanford)|
|AHL||Second All-Star Team||2009-10|
|Memorial Cup||Hap Emms Trophy||2005-06|
|Memorial Cup||All-Star Team||2005-06|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Rangers to a two-year contract.|
|2/12/2014||Assigned to the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).|
|1/31/2014||Recalled from the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).|
|1/13/2014||Assigned to the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).|
|1/06/2014||Recalled from the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).|
|10/12/2013||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|10/11/2013||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|9/21/2013||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|7/03/2013||Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a one-year two-way contract.|
|4/03/2013||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|3/21/2013||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|3/12/2013||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|3/05/2013||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|2/14/2013||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|2/14/2013||Acquired from the Montreal Canadiens.|
|1/13/2013||Placed on waivers by the Montreal Canadiens.|
|9/21/2012||Signed by the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|7/01/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a one-year contract.|
|2/21/2012||Assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|2/17/2012||Recalled from Lake Erie (AHL).|
|7/08/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Colorado Avalanche to a one-year contract.|
|1/02/2011||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|12/20/2010||Recalled from Norfolk (AHL).|
|10/05/2010||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|8/16/2010||Acquired from the Montreal Canadiens.|
|7/20/2010||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a one-year contract.|
|9/21/2009||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|9/29/2008||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|7/03/2008||Re-signed by the Montreal Canadiens to a two-year contract.|
|2/26/2008||Re-assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|12/17/2007||Re-assigned to Cincinnati (ECHL).|
|12/03/2007||Re-assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|10/03/2007||Re-assigned to Cincinnati (ECHL).|
|9/24/2007||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|2/15/2007||Re-assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|9/22/2006||Re-assigned to Cincinnati (ECHL).|
|9/21/2006||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|9/13/2006||Invited to training camp by the Montreal Canadiens.|
|7/26/2006||Signed as a free agent by the Montreal Canadiens/Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL) to a two-year contract.|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Rangers.|
|2/14/2013||Montreal Canadiens traded Cedrick Desjardins to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Dustin Tokarski.|
|7/01/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens.|
|7/08/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Colorado Avalanche.|
|8/16/2010||Tampa Bay Lightning traded Karri Ramo to the Montreal Canadiens Cedrick Desjardins.|
|7/26/2006||Signed as a free agent by the Montreal Canadiens/Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
Rangers have inked Cedrick Desjardins | 07/01/2014 4:55 PM
NewsThe New York Rangers have signed Cedrick Desjardins.
Andrew Gross on Twitter
ImpactDesjardins had a 2.81 GAA and .900 save percentage in 35 AHL games last season. He'll start the 2014-15 campaign in the minors and get called up if an injury warrants it.
Cedrick Desjardins may start or back up Sat. | 02/08/2014 3:25 PM
NewsCedrick Desjardins has been informed by the Lightning that he'll either start or back up Ben Bishop Saturday night.
Damian Cristodero on Twitter
ImpactBishop didn't play in the third period against Toronto on Thursday because of an upper-body injury, but he hasn't been ruled out for Saturday's home match against Detroit. It may be better for the Bolts if they give Bishop the night off to rest, so that he can get back to 100 percent over the Olympic break. So, we'll say that Desjardins should be considered the probable starter.
Desjardins to back up Bishop Saturday | 02/01/2014 12:43 PM
NewsCedrick Desjardins will back up Ben Bishop Saturday afternoon against the Canadiens.
Damian Cristodero Twitter
ImpactAnders Lindback sprained his left ankle Thursday night against Ottawa and will be out of action until after the Olympic break.
Cedrick Desjardins heads back to the AHL | 01/13/2014 4:12 PM
NewsCedrick Desjardins has been returned to the AHL.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactHe didn't see any NHL action during his his call up. Ben Bishop is ready to return from his wrist injury and he'll back up Anders Lindback on Monday night.
Tampa Bay recalls goalie Cedrick Desjardins | 01/06/2014 5:32 PM
NewsCedrick Desjardins has been called up by Tampa Bay.
Damian Cristodero on Twitter
ImpactHe's expected to back up Anders Lindback on Tuesday with Ben Bishop out of the lineup due to an upper-body injury. Desjardins has posted a 5-8-2 record with a .903 save percentage and a 2.75 goals-against average with AHL Syracuse this season.
Desjardins recalled due to Bishop injury | 10/12/2013 12:18 PM
NewsThe Lightning have recalled goaltender Cedrick Desjardins from Syracuse of the AHL.
ImpactHe is needed due to Ben Bishop's lower-body injury. Desjardins will be with Tampa as long as it takes for Bishop to heal.
Lightning re-sign G Cedrick Desjardins | 07/04/2013 4:16 PM
NewsCedrick Desjardins inked a one-year, two-way contract with Tampa Bay Wednesday evening.
ImpactHe was acquired by the Lightning on February 14, 2013 from Montreal for goaltender Dustin Tokarski. Desjardins posted a 2.12 GAA and a .918 save percentage in 14 games with AHL Syracuse after the trade and he appeared in three games with the Bolts as well.
Cedrick Desjardins goes back to AHL | 04/04/2013 11:57 AM
NewsCedrick Desjardins has been returned to AHL Syracuse.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactThe move was expected after the Lightning obtained goalie Ben Bishop from Ottawa.
Cedrick Desjardins loses to Jets Sunday | 03/24/2013 11:27 PM
NewsTampa Bay netminder Cedrick Desjardins allowed three goals on 24 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Jets on Sunday.
ImpactWith Anders Lindback sidelined due to an ankle injury, Desjardins got the nod over Mathieu Garon in the team's first game after relieving coach Guy Boucher of his duties. Look for Garon to be between the pipes in the team's next outing.
Lightning recall goalie Cedrick Desjardins | 03/22/2013 2:04 PM
NewsCedrick Desjardins has been called up by the Lightning.
ImpactWith Anders Lindback out indefinitely with an ankle injury, he'll join Tampa Bay and work as Mathieu Garon's backup. Desjardins has posted a 5-2-1 record with a 1.71 goals-against average and .933 save percentage with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch since being acquired from Montreal.
Lightning demote Cedrick Desjardins to AHL | 03/12/2013 10:35 AM
NewsTampa Bay Lightning demote Cedrick Desjardins to AHL Syracuse.
ImpactDesjardins was recalled when goalie Mathieu Garon was injured. He started one game, making 25 saves in a 4-3 loss to the Canadiens on Saturday night. We imagine this means Garon is ready to return to action as Anders Lindback's backup.
Cedrick Desjardins' night unravels in loss | 03/09/2013 10:28 PM
NewsCedrick Desjardins made 25 saves in Tampa Bay's 4-3 loss to the Canadiens on Saturday night.
ImpactIt was Desjardins' first start of the season ... and it was going really well, until the last 20 minutes. The Lightning are finding every way to lose games right now. Not even a 3-1 advantage entering the third period was enough. Desjardins was 15-for-16 in the first two periods, then gave up three on 13 shots in the third. Tampa Bay has one win in its last eight games.
Cedrick Desjardins to start v Habs Saturday | 03/09/2013 12:24 PM
NewsCedrick Desjardins will get the start against Montreal Saturday night.
Dave Stubbs Twitter
ImpactWith Mathieu Garon injured and Anders Lindback's inconsistent play, Lightning coach Guy Boucher may be playing a hunch that the New Brunswick native, who probably was a Canadiens' fan growing up, will rise to the occaison. Adjust your goaltending rotation accordingly.
Lightning recall Cedrick Desjardins from AHL | 03/05/2013 1:41 PM
NewsTampa Bay Lightning recall Cedrick Desjardins from AHL Syracuse.
Erik Erlendsson on Twitter
ImpactMathieu Garon left Monday's game with a lower-body injury and it's unclear how long he'll be sidelined. The Lightning acquired Desjardins in a minor-league trade with Montreal on Feb. 14. In six starts for Syracuse, Desjardins is 4-2-0 with a 1.85 GAA and .928 save percentage. He'll back up Anders Lindback for as long as Garon is out and carries no fantasy value.
Lightning reacquire G Cedrick Desjardins | 02/14/2013 12:47 PM
NewsCedrick Desjardins has been traded by Montreal to Tampa Bay for fellow minor-league goalie Dustin Tokarski.
ImpactDesjardins played the majority of the 2010-11 season with Tampa's AHL affiliate, but he did appear in two games with the Lightning. In 22 games with Montreal's minor-league team in Hamilton this season, he posted a 7-13-2 record with a 2.94 GAA and a .905 save percentage.
Montreal waives Cedrick Desjardins | 01/13/2013 2:59 PM
NewsCedrick Desjardins has been waived by the Montreal Canadiens.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactDesjardins has a 3.10 GAA and .898 save percentage in 15 AHL games. He might get called up if Carey Price or Peter Budaj get hurt.
Cedrick Desjardins has ugly night in net | 01/02/2013 10:48 PM
NewsCedrick Desjardins had a miserable night in net, allowing six goals in Hamilton's 6-0 loss to Toronto on Wednesday.
ImpactHe faced only 19 shots on goal. The 27-year-old seems destined to be a career minor leaguer. A 3.10 goals-against average and .898 save percentage will do nothing to improve his stock as a potential backup in Montreal.
|Date||Team||Opp||Decision||MIN||SO||GA||SHA||YTD GAA||YTD SV%||YTD Record||Status|
|2/08/2014||TB||Det||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Shots Against||13||vs. Tor||Feb 6||29|
|Saves||11||vs. Tor||Feb 6||25|
|Games Played In||3||2012-13 (TB)|
|Goal Against Average||1.00*||2010-11 (TB)|
|Save percentage||.968*||2010-11 (TB)|
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