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Panthers' Nick Bjugstad: Pots two goals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad found twine twice in a 6-5 overtime win over the Sharks on Wednesday.

Similar to teammate Aleksander Barkov, Bjugstad has been great since returning from injury, posting five points in his last six games. The Minnesota native unfathomably had just two points in 21 contests prior to his groin injury, so perhaps he's finally turning the corner after a horrendous start to the season.

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Panthers' Nick Bjugstad: Moved to top scoring line
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad was moved to the team's top scoring line for Tuesday's game against the Senators, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Bjugstad will skate with Jaromir Jagr and Jared McCann on the top unit. He has really struggled, posting just one goal and one assists over his past 22 games. Bjugstad will shift from his natural position of center to left wing, so it's unclear if this move will help or hurt him further. However, playing alongside a talented veteran playmaker like Jagr cannot hurt.

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Panthers' Nick Bjugstad: Set to return Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad (groin) will return Thursday night versus the Lightning, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

The fifth-year pivot's had a nightmarish time battling the injury bug this season; he's already worked his way past a broken hand, and this latest groin issue rendered him unavailable for the last nine games. Bjugstad will be eased back into the fold, as this latest report notes that he'll skate on the fourth line during Thursday's contest. Having produced only two points and a minus-10 rating in 21 games this season, it's recommended that fantasy owners take a wait-and-see approach with the Minnesota native.

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Panthers' Nick Bjugstad: Expected to miss two weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad (groin) will be sidelined for at least two weeks, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

Bjugstad has already been placed on injured reserve and will miss a significant number of games for the second time this season. Even when he has been in the lineup this year, the center has had minimal impact with a mere two points and a minus-10 rating in 21 outings. The responsibility of replacing the 24-year-old will likely fall to Jared McCann.

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Panthers' Nick Bjugstad: Designated for injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad (lower body) was moved to injured reserve Saturday.

This move will have Bjugstad's fantasy owners exclaiming "not again!" -- the punchy pivot missed the first 19 games of the season due to a broken hand, and he failed to get it going with a mere two points and a minus-10 rating in 21 games upon returning. Bjugstad has shown over the years that he can be a dual threat -- as both a scorer and setup man -- and he gets power-play time to boot, so we advise that you patiently ride out his latest injury. Hopefully, you have real estate on your bench, or even better, a spot on fantasy IR.

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