Petrovic scored the game-winning goal Wednesday in a 2-1 win over the Islanders in Game 4. The big rearguard had just 17 points in 66 games this season but has chipped in three points in four playoff games against the Islanders. Petrovic is known as a stay-at-home defenseman who isn't likely to continue producing, but he could be worth a shot as a cost-effective option in daily formats when Game 5 goes Friday in Sunrise.
Petrovic stuffed the scoresheet in a huge way Tuesday, racking up his second goal of the year, an assist, a plus-4 rating and a whopping 29 penalty minutes in a 7-4 victory over the Sabres. Petrovic and Buffalo's Evander Kane got into it over and over again in this one, starting shortly after the 23-year-old blueliner put the Panthers up 4-0 with his tally 22 seconds into the middle period. They fought three times, ultimately resulting in game misconduct penalties for both. Aside from a strong helping of hits (112 on the year), Petrovic hasn't delivered much from a fantasy perspective here in his first full NHL campaign -- he still has just nine points, while Tuesday's pile of PIM nearly doubled his season total. Count on him for physical play in both the real and fantasy realm, but the offense will probably continue to be sparse.
Petrovic scored a goal and racked up two hits and a blocked shot in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Toronto On a rather odd play along the boards, Petrovic managed to get the puck past James Reimer. Prior to this one, the 23-year-old defenseman went eight games without a point; however, he has a career-high six points this year -- which is impressive for his standards.
Petrovic was back in action for Tuesday's 2-1 shootout win over the Senators. Petrovic had missed the previous 12 games on IR with a foot injury, so it was good to see him back on the ice for Tuesday's victory. He collected two shots while skating 15:49 TOI in the win, and will have the holiday break to rest up and recover after his first action in almost a month.
Petrovic (foot) was activated from injured reserve on Monday, Jameson Olive of FloridaPanthers.com reports. The defenseman has been skating and doing rehab work for the past two weeks, and he traveled on the team's recent four-game road swing. His activation from IR means he could return to the ice as soon as Tuesday when the Panthers play host to the Senators. In a corresponding move, the Panthers assigned forward Rocco Grimaldi and defensman Dylan Olsen to AHL Portland.
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