Matheson was reassigned to AHL Portland on Wednesday, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. Matheson picked up an assist in five playoff games with the Panthers but will now return to AHL Portland where spent he most of the 2015-16 season. The 22-year-old should battle for a roster spot on the blue line again next season, and his 20 points in 54 games in the minors could make him a bit intriguing if he can manage to make his way to the man advantage.
Matheson was called up from AHL Portland on an emergency basis Friday. Matheson was Florida's first-round (23rd overall) draft selection from 2012. He's made two NHL appearances this campaign, averaging 15:18 of ice time. Saturday's game against the Hurricanes will mark the end of the regular season for the Panthers, and Matheson seemingly has a good chance to draw into that contest since Steve Kampfer (undisclosed) and Erik Gudbranson (upper body) are ailing.
Matheson has been recalled from AHL Portland. Matheson, a speedy rearguard with offensive talent, failed to latch on with the Panthers out of training camp, but he's someone to keep an eye on long-term as a first-round (23rd overall) draft selection in 2012. With the addition of Matheson, the Panthers now have six healthy blueliners as they prepare for Friday's home match against the Jets. Defensemen Willie Mitchell (lower body) and Erik Gudbranson (upper body) remain on injured reserve.
Michael Matheson was assigned to AHL Portland on Wednesday.
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