Bjugstad tallied the team's lone goal in Sunday's loss to the Lightning. Bjugstad missed over a month with an upper-body injury and failed to record a point in his first six games back entering Sunday's contest, as he continued to shake off the rust. The 23-year-old worked his way back onto the score sheet for the first time since Nov. 21, but he has just 13 points thus far on the season.
Bjugstad (upper body) has been activated off injured reserve, Dhiren Mahiban of The Canadian Press reports. Bjugstad indicated Thursday that he was close to rejoining the lineup, but ended up skipping Saturday's contest. However, he was expected to return Sunday, and he will indeed do so for the first time since Nov. 29. It's unclear exactly where he'll slot in, but he'll likely be centering one of the top two lines.
Bjugstad (upper body) won't play Saturday against the Rangers, but will likely return to action Sunday against Minnesota, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. Bjugstad hasn't played since Nov. 29 against the Red Wings, but has been fully practicing of late, indicating he's on the verge of returning to game action. Although the report notes that the 23-year-old forward will "likely" suit up for Florida's matchup with the Wild, the Panthers should confirm that notion ahead of puck drop Sunday evening.
Bjugstad (upper body) indicated Thursday that he's close to rejoining the lineup, the Miami Herald reports. Bjugstad has been sidelined since early December apparently with some migraine issues, but he got in another full practice Thursday morning, and indicated that he's finally closing in on a return. His next chance comes Saturday against the Rangers, but look for an update on his status at some point prior to the contest.
Bjugstad (upper body) is out for Tuesday's tilt with Montreal and remains without a timetable for his return, Pat Lammer of the Sun Sentinel reports. This development now means that Bjugstad will miss the entire month of December. The Minnesota product had scored seven goals before his injury, but fellow American Vince Trocheck has played well with an enhanced role, scoring eight points in the 13 games Bjugstad has missed.
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