Petrovic set up two goals in a 6-5 overtime win over the Sharks on Wednesday. With four points in six games since returning from a lengthy 33-game absence, Petrovic is one of several Panthers (Nick Bjugstad, Nick Bjugstad, Jonathan Huberdeau) making a significant impact coming off an injury. He doesn't shoot the puck a ton (21 shots in 22 games), but the young rearguard has managed nine points in 22 games this year, which is solid enough value to warrant ownership in deeper leagues -- especially when factoring in his 46 hits.
Petrovic (ankle) is set to return Thursday for a home tilt against the Lightning, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. The physical puck-moving defenseman has missed the past 33 games, so it'll be interesting to see how much ice time he can handle upon his return. Blossoming into a full-time skater, he hovered around the 18-minute mark through 16 games prior to sustaining the significant ailment, adding five points with 31 hits and 16 blocked shots.
Petrovic (ankle) will need at least another month to recover from injury, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. Since going down with an ankle injury, Petrovic has already missed 19 games and appears set to miss several more. Prior to getting hurt, the blueliner managed just one goal and four helpers through 16 contests. Considering the 24-year-old is not a part of the Panthers' power play and averages just 17:56 of ice time per night, fantasy owners may want to pursue other defensive options once he is activated off injured reserve.
Petrovic will miss at least eight weeks with an ankle injury, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. Petrovic had already been placed on injured reserve, but the team have confirmed that he will miss approximately two months. Through 16 games this season, the blueliner has tallied five points with a plus-8 rating. With Petrovic out of the lineup, Mark Pysyk has averaged over four additional minutes per game and figures to shoulder the load for the time being.
Petrovic (lower body) is on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site. Petrovic will be eligible to return for a Nov. 26 home tilt against the Blue Jackets. His contributions in the defensive zone -- plus-8 rating, 31 hits and 16 blocked shots in 16 games -- are quite impressive, so the Panthers can only hope that players like newcomer Dylan McIlrath and Mike Matheson can plug the hole caused by Petro's absence and limit mistakes on the third pair.
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