Roy signed with SC Bern of the Swiss National League A on Saturday, Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports.
Roy performed quite well during the preseason while on a professional tryout contract with the Capitals, but was ultimately unable to secure a spot on the team's 23-man roster. Rather than wait for another potential offer from an NHL club at some point during the regular season, the 32-year-old forward will head overseas. Roy's NHL career has likely come to an end.
Roy scored a power-play assist during Washington's 3-1 win over the Islanders on Monday.
Roy has been a productive player for the Capitals thus far in preseason with a goal and an assist in three games. With Nicklas Backstrom (hip) questionable to start the season, the versatile playmaker has a good chance to make the opening night roster and get some action at least in the first few games. However, Roy hasn't been successful in jumping Andre Burakovsky on the depth chart and into a top-six role, so his fantasy upside remains somewhat limited to deeper leagues unless or until he secures more meaningful ice time. Continue to monitor the situation as training camp winds down.
Roy scored a goal during and registered two shots during Washington's 2-0 win over Carolina on Monday
Roy made an excellent first impression for the Capitals coaching staff after being signed on a professional tryout offer on Sept. 14. A journeyman forward over the last few seasons, Roy's playmaking skills and experience playing center give him a solid chance to make the Capitals' opening night roster given the uncertainty surrounding star center Nicklas Backstrom as he recovers from offseason hip surgery. If he can work his way into a top-six role, the 32-year-old center could make for an interesting late-round flier in standard leagues, but his value is limited to deeper leagues if he can't carve out a more meaningful role over the next few weeks.
Roy signed a professional tryout contract with the Capitals on Monday.
The Capitals will take a look at the veteran forward during training camp and the preseason and see if he can fit into a bottom-six role. Roy's ability to play both center and wing should bolster his claim to an Opening Night roster spot, especially if more inexperienced younger options like Tom Wilson, Michael Latta, and Stanislav Galiev struggle in the preseason. A former 60-point scorer for the Sabres, Roy was limited to 12 goals and 20 assists over 72 games with the Predators and Oilers a season ago.