|(2/12/16) McFarland was recalled from AHL Portland on Friday, Craig Davis of the Sun Sentinel reports.|
Life has been good for the Panthers with a 6-3-1 record over the last 10 games. Still, the team is showing no fear in tweaking the roster a bit to preserve the lead in the Atlantic Division. McFarland is more of a natural scorer than Corban Knight, who was sent down to the minors in a corresponding move. Known to be smooth on his skates, McFarland produced 14 goals, eight assists and a plus-5 rating with the Pirates ahead of his call-up. He has the talent to be an impact player, but McFarland is still raw having yet to make his NHL debut.