Nick Bjugstad

#27 C / Florida Panthers / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 188 lb Age: 23 College: Minnesota

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      Panthers' Nick Bjugstad: Hot start

      Bjugstad has scored five times and added four assists in 14 games this season. Back surgery ended Bjugstad's season two weeks early in the 2014-15 season, however, this didn't stop the centerpiece of the Panthers' offense from registering a career high 43 points. 14 games into the 2015-16 season, Bjugstad has nine points, of which four have come from the power play. On top of that, the first-line center has won an impressive 50 percent of his faceoffs.

    • Panthers' Bjugstad Feeling Good After Back Surgery

      News: Nick Bjugstad was on the ice Thursday and looks to be skating well in his return from back surgery, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
      Analysis: Nick Bjugstad missed the final two weeks of the past season after undergoing the procedure, but still finished the year with career-best marks in goals (24), points (43), shot attempts (207), and plus/minus rating (minus-7). The Panthers rewarded the center with a six-year extension last December and are counting on him to anchor the top line again in 2015-16. Now fully healthy, he's expected to take a further leap forward as a scorer while working alongside Jonathan Huberdeau and Jaromir Jagr.
    • Panthers' Bjugstad (Back) Will Miss Rest Of Season

      News: Nick Bjugstad (back) is out for the season after undergoing back surgery on Friday, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
      Analysis: This news comes as a bit of a shock, and is a huge blow to the Panthers' playoff chances, as they currently sit a mere three points back from the Senators in the hunt for a wild card berth. Nick Bjugstad will finish his outstanding sophomore campaign with a total of 43 points. Although his injury has led to a disappointing end to the season, Bjugstad is a young and talented player on a team full of rising stars. He remains an excellent option in dynasty leagues and standard formats alike.
    • Panthers' Bjugstad Sidelined

      News: Nick Bjugstad (lower body) won't play Thursday against Toronto, Craig Davis of the Sun Sentinel reports.
      Analysis: Nick Bjugstad's next chance to suit up will thus arrive Saturday against the Canadiens, though such an outcome is hardly a lock. The big center leads the Panthers with 24 goals in 72 games to date, to go along with 19 helpers and 38 PIM.
    • Panthers' Bjugstad Sidelined

      News: Nick Bjugstad (lower body) won't play Tuesday against the Lightning, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
      Analysis: With Nick Bjugstad out, and presumably iffy for Thursday's game against Toronto as well, Vincent Trocheck is in line to move back into the Florida lineup Tuesday night.
    • Panthers' Bjugstad Doubtful Tuesday

      News: Nick Bjugstad (lower body) missed practice on Monday and is doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Lightening, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
      Analysis: Nick Bjugstad had been on a tremendous run earlier in March, scoring five points (2-3-5) in six games before struggling in the past two. He logged only 11:27 of ice time in the team's last game, five minutes less than his average. He leads the team in goals with 24 and points with 43 and will need to get healthy quickly if the Panthers want to continue their playoff charge. One should wait until he's healthy before deploying them in their lineups, but once he's healthy, feel free to play him as you normally would.
    • Panthers' Bjugstad Tallies Assist In Loss

      News: Nick Bjugstad recorded an assist in Sunday night's 2-1 loss to the Rangers.
      Analysis: That's now four points (two goals and two assists) in five games for Nick Bjugstad, who leads the team with 41 points. Bjugstad is the most fantasy-relevant Panther, as their 2.4 goals per game make points hard to come by. Bjugstad is young, talented and surrounded by rising stars, making him a great piece in dynasty leagues and standard formats alike.
    • Panthers' Bjugstad Fine For Thursday

      News: Coach Gerard Gallant indicated that Nick Bjugstad, who missed Wednesday's practice with an undisclosed injury, will be OK to play Thursday against the Jets, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
      Analysis: Gallant indicated that Nick Bjugstad was given some practice time off to deal with some general soreness, which won't impact his availability for the Panthers' upcoming slate of games. Bjugstad has tallied a goal and assist in his last two contests, so he should be a fairly safe lineup choice against a Jets squad that has received some questionable play in goal of late.
    • Panthers' Bjugstad Misses Practice On Wednesday

      News: Nick Bjugstad missed another practice and his status for Thursday's game against the Jets is unknown, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
      Analysis: Nick Bjugstad also missed practice on Monday and him missing Thursday's game would be a huge blow to the Panthers. This season, Bjugstad has played in all 66 of the team's games, leading the Panthers in goals with 23 and points with 40. He has scored four points in his last five games, so if he's good to go, fantasy owners shouldn't hesitate to put him in their lineups.
    • Panthers' Bjugstad Scores In Victory On Saturday

      News: Nick Bjugstad found the back of the net for the 23rd time on Saturday in a 4-3 shootout victory against the Islanders.
      Analysis: After a five game pointless streak, which saw him post a minus-7 plus/minus, Nick Bjugstad has scored a point in four of his last five games (two goals and two assists). Bjugstad leads the team in goals with 23, six more than Jimmy Hayes, as well as points with 40. Bjugstad's plus/minus (minus-9 for the season) is a small cause for concern amongst fantasy owners, but his point production helps make up for that. He is one of the best fantasy options on the light-scoring Panthers.
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