The Miami Herald reports that Panthers D Ville Koistinen suffered a major knee injury in the AHL and may need surgery.
Florida assigned D Ville Koistinen to Rochester (AHL) on Friday. Koistinen, who signed a two-year deal with the Panthers this summer, has appeared in 17 games for Florida this season, scoring one goal.
The Panthers have placed D Ville Koistinen on waivers.
The Miami Herald reports that Panthers D Ville Koistinen will return to his natural defenseman position on Thursday at Boston. Koistinen had been playing forward so far this season. "That forward thing was an experiment to fill a hole," DeBoer said. "It's not fair to him. He's not comfortable there, and I'm not comfortable using him as a forward. He's a defenseman, and when we carry seven and he gets the opportunity and makes the most of his opportunity that would be the plan for me."
The Sports Xchange reports that Panthers D Ville Koistinen has been on the team's fourth forward line in each of the five games this season. When asked how he likes playing on the fourth line, Koistinen said, "It's something I have to get used to," adding that most of the players on the Panthers have been playing a position since they were small.
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