|Assets:||Is a feisty player who works hard every shift. Can put up good numbers at lower levels. Is quite effective when he plays a straight-ahead style.|
|Flaws:||Lacks the ideal size to play his rambunctious style most effectively at the highest level. Knee issues may also have lasting effects down the road.|
|Career Potential:||Meat-and-potatoes depth forward.|
|CCHA||Second All-Star Team||2009-10|
|11/28/2013||Claimed off waivers from the Buffalo Sabres.|
|11/27/2013||Placed on waivers by the Buffalo Sabres.|
|11/02/2013||Missed 15 games (jaw injury).|
|10/01/2013||Jaw injury, injured reserve.|
|8/06/2013||Re-signed by the Buffalo Sabres to a one-year contract.|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|4/06/2012||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|2/28/2012||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|2/27/2012||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|2/24/2012||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|12/31/2011||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|12/31/2011||Missed 10 games (upper body injury).|
|12/20/2011||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|12/10/2011||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/03/2011||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|11/28/2011||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|11/16/2011||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|11/12/2011||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|11/03/2011||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|9/26/2011||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|9/29/2010||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|7/06/2010||Signed by the Buffalo Sabres to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|11/28/2013||Claimed by the Columbus Blue Jackets off waivers from the Buffalo Sabres.|
|6/23/2007||Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 3rd round (89th overall) in 2007.|
Corey Tropp happy to be with Blue Jackets | 11/29/2013 9:13 AM
NewsCorey Tropp is happy the Columbus Blue Jackets claimed him on waivers.
ImpactTropp had been playing with the Buffalo Sabres. "They're still trying to sort things out, and there was kind of a logjam of role players," Tropp said. "They figured they'd try to sneak me down through waivers. I didn't really agree with it. I was hoping someone would take a chance on me." He sees himself as someone that can play in dirty areas and support skilled players. Given that the Blue Jackets are pretty battered right now, Tropp might get some decent minutes.
Jackets GM happy to add Corey Tropp | 11/28/2013 4:50 PM
NewsColumbus GM Jarmo Kekalainen has had an eye on Corey Tropp for a while.
Impact"I first had interest in him then," said Kekalainen referring to Tropp's draft year in 2007. "He had a good college career at Michigan State. He's a good player who brings a bit of grit. We think there is a lot of potential." The Jackets have plenty of injury issues up front, so Tropp will get a chance to step into the lineup on Friday against Edmonton.
Columbus claims Corey Tropp off waivers | 11/28/2013 12:25 PM
NewsColumbus has claimed Corey Tropp off waivers from Buffalo.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactIn 43 games with the Sabres, Tropp had three goals and nine points. He has skated in nine NHL contests this season. Tropp is expected to make his Blue Jackets debut on Friday.
Buffalo puts Corey Tropp on waivers | 11/27/2013 1:11 PM
NewsThe Buffalo Sabres have placed Corey Tropp on waivers.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactTropp has an assist in nine games this season. He's on a two-way contract that comes with just a $577,500 cap hit, so there's a chance that a team will claim the promising 24-year-old forward.
Sabres make roster changes for Thurs. night | 11/21/2013 2:50 PM
NewsCorey Tropp will be a healthy scratch Thursday night.
ImpactMark Pysyk and Brian Flynn will join him in the press box. Buffalo is shaking up their lineup with minor-league call ups Luke Adam and Brayden McNabb expected to play. Mikhail Grigorenko will also get back into the fold.
Tropp raring to go v Ducks Saturday | 11/02/2013 7:52 AM
NewsCorey Tropp, who has missed the Sabres first 15 games after sustaining a broken jaw in a pre-season fight with the Maple Leaf's Jamie Devane will be in the Buffalo lineup Saturday.
ImpactHe is obviously looking forward to playing after missing time this season and last. "I've been watching a lot of games. It"s never easy. It"s frustrating," Tropp said. "Every guy works hard all summer to come in and set themselves up for success during the season. Right now, we're in a hole, but we still have 60-something games left. We've just got to keep pushing through". Don't expect much from Tropp from a fantasy perspective even if, as expected, he plays on a line with Steve Ott and Marcus Foligno as he
Corey Tropp (broken jaw) is ready to return | 11/01/2013 4:13 PM
NewsCorey Tropp (broken jaw) is available for Saturday's game, according to Sabres coach Ron Rolston.
ImpactTropp hasn't played yet this season. He is projected to play alongside Steve Ott and Marcus Foligno.
Corey Tropp may suit up Saturday night | 11/01/2013 7:07 AM
NewsCorey Tropp will probably be available to return Saturday night from his broken jaw versus Anaheim.
ImpactBuffalo is expected to make lineup changes prior to their match-up against the Ducks and coach Ron Rolston has some extra bodies to use now. "It should be push everybody because we' ve got some decisions to make coming up," Rolston said. "We've got players like Corey coming back and Patty Kaleta's suspension is up on Saturday. Everybody should feel that."
Corey Tropp might return this weekend | 10/29/2013 3:44 PM
NewsCorey Tropp (broken jaw) was able to fully participate in Tuesday's practice.
ImpactThere's a chance Tropp will be activated this weekend, but he was non-committal on the subject. "I think next couple days will tell," Tropp said. He has two goals and four points in six games in 2013-14.
Corey Tropp returns to practice Monday | 10/22/2013 6:56 AM
NewsCorey Tropp practiced with his teammates Monday for the first time since suffering a broken jaw last month.
ImpactHowever, he hasn't been cleared for contact and coach Ron Rolston said that Tropp is probably a couple of weeks away from playing again. Tropp had his jaw wired shut for 10 days after he was hurt in a preseason fight with Toronto's Jamie Devane. Rubber bands hold his jaw closed when he's not skating, working out or eating. He appears to be making progress, which is a good sign.
Corey Tropp not close to returning | 10/21/2013 4:44 PM
NewsCorey Tropp (mouth) isn't close to returning to the Buffalo Sabres' lineup.
ImpactTropp was initially estimated to miss five-to-six weeks when he underwent jaw surgery in late September, but it looks like he might exceed that. He has eight points and 20 penalty minutes in 34 career NHL games.
Tropp is expected to miss up to six weeks | 09/25/2013 1:14 PM
NewsCorey Tropp (broken jaw) is estimated to miss five-to-six weeks after undergoing surgery.
ImpactTropp also had a mild concussion as a result of his fight with Toronto's Jamie Devane on Sunday. Sabres coach Ron Rolston had listed him as out indefinitely.
Corey Tropp has broken jaw, out indefinitely | 09/25/2013 12:24 PM
NewsCorey Tropp is out indefinitely due to a broken jaw.
John Vogl on Twitter
ImpactTropp fell to the ice during his fight with Toronto's Jamie Devane on Sunday. That fight led to a line brawl, which resulted in suspensions to Phil Kessel and David Clarkson.
Corey Tropp still being evaluated after fight | 09/24/2013 7:01 AM
NewsCorey Tropp was still being evaluated by the Sabres on Monday after getting his head driven into the ice by Toronto's Jamie Devane at the end of their fight during Sunday's preseason game.
ImpactHe didn't practice on Monday after he left the ice Sunday looking bloodied and dazed. The Sabres used the bout as their reasoning for instigating the line brawl that occurred on the following shift, but several reports and the video show that Tropp was a willing participant.
Sabres re-sign Corey Tropp | 08/06/2013 11:56 AM
NewsCorey Tropp has inked a one-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres.
ImpactHe was a restricted free agent after missing most of the 2012-13 campaign with a knee injury. Tropp suited up in just six games with AHL Rochester last year. He played 34 games with the Sabres the previous season and could get a shot at a roster spot in 2013-14 depending on what happens at training camp.
|11/21/2013||Buf||Phi||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||0||12 times-last:vs. TB||last:Dec 3|
|Assists||1||2 times-last:vs. Edm||last:Nov 29|
|Points||1||2 times-last:vs. Edm||last:Nov 29|
|Penalty Minutes||2||vs. TB||Dec 3|
|Plus/Minus||1||vs. Edm||Nov 29|
|Power Play Goals||0||12 times-last:vs. TB||last:Dec 3|
|Power Play Points||0||12 times-last:vs. TB||last:Dec 3|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||12 times-last:vs. TB||last:Dec 3|
|Shorthanded Points||0||12 times-last:vs. TB||last:Dec 3|
|Shots||3||at LA||Nov 7|
|Penalty Minutes||20||2011-12 (Buf)|
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