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5 Aaron Ekblad D

Florida Panthers

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Latest News
  • Panthers' Aaron Ekblad: Clarifies injury

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/11/17) Ekblad (neck, concussion) indicated that he was symptom-free when he returned to the lineup on March 21, but game action caused the symptoms to resurface, forcing him out of the season's final 10 games, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

    This most recent concussion is the third that Ekblad has been diagnosed with dating back to January 2016, with the other two also accompanied by neck problems. When trying to determine the reasons behind Ekblad's poor 2016-17 season, which saw him record career-worst totals in goals (10), assists (11), points (21) and rating (minus-23), the concussion problems he's dealt with have to be the main suspect. The first overall pick from the 2014 NHL Draft and 2015 Calder Trophy winner will get an entire offseason to recover with the Panthers non-participants in this year's playoffs.

    Panthers' Aaron Ekblad: Season likely over

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/3/17) Coach Tom Rowe suggested Monday that Ekblad (neck) will likely miss the remainder of the season, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

    Ekblad has missed 10 of the last 11 games due to a concussion and then neck soreness, and it appears the blueliner may have played the last game of his 2016-17 campaign. If that's the case, he finishes the season with 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists) over 68 games. His rating dropped like a rock this season, going from plus-18 last year to minus-23, but he did post a career-high 225 shots on goal. The youngster still appears to have a bright future ahead and should continue to be a major target in fantasy drafts.

    Panthers' Aaron Ekblad: Could miss up to next five games

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/25/17) Ekblad (neck) will not accompany the team on an upcoming four-game road trip, the Miami Herald reports.

    Of course, this news also rules out the playmaking defenseman for Saturday's home contest against the Blackhawks. "He's feeling good but we're not going to rush him, be more patient with him," Panthers coach and GM Tom Rowe said. This latest injury -- Ekblad recently overcame a concussion -- comes at an awful time since it's around the fantasy hockey playoffs. Still not on IR, he will be shooting for an April 3 return against the Habs.

    Panthers' Aaron Ekblad: Remains sidelined Saturday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/24/17) Ekblad (neck) skated before practice Friday, but will miss his second straight game Saturday when the Panthers take on the Blackhawks, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

    Per the Miami Herald, Ekblad's neck problems reportedly stem from a case of whiplash he suffered while playing in the World Cup of Hockey in September, so it's not an ailment he's likely to completely shake before the end of the season. That said, he could return to action once it's at least stable, so expect an update once that appears to be the case. Jakub Kindl will likely continue to see extended ice time in Ekblad's absence.

    Panthers' Aaron Ekblad: Out with sore neck Thursday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/23/17) Ekblad is dealing with a sore neck that will keep him from playing Thursday night against the Coyotes, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

    The neck issue is reportedly not linked to his recent concussion, which is good news, as that ailment just kept Ekblad out of the lineup for four contests. Florida needs an absolute miracle to make the playoffs, so the priority will be ensuring that Ekblad is back at 100 percent before he suits up again.

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    The Calgary Flames are stumping for Johnny Gaudreau to win the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's rookie of the year.
    April 7, 2015: Jaromir Jagr on possible return to Panthers: 'What's not to love?'
    The Florida Panthers want Jaromir Jagr back and it sounds like Jaromir Jagr wants to be back with the Panthers next season.
    April 5, 2015: Panthers' Ekblad Gathers Goal In Loss
    Ekblad scored the team's lone goal -- a power-play tally -- in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Canadiens.The scoring has dried up for Ekblad of late as he ended a six game pointless streak Thursday and snapped a 14 game goalless streak dating back to Mar. 3 with Sunday's tally. The 19-year-old has still had a superb season with 12 goals to go along with 25 assists in 79 contests and will only improve with time.
    April 3, 2015: Panthers' Ekblad Tallies Assist In Win Thursday
    Ekblad tallied an assist and posted a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 6-1 victory over the Hurricanes.
    April 1, 2015: NHL odds: New York Rangers now favored to win Stanley Cup
    The New York Rangers are the favorites to win the Stanley Cup according to the oddsmakers at Bovada.
 
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CAREER STATS
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2014-15Florida8112273912604000
2015-16Florida7815213618304000
2016-17Florida68101121-23412000
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2014-15Florida1707.11766:371966227:2434:32320016
2015-16Florida1828.21690:491878221:1557:57411018
2016-17Florida2254.41459:171618189:2955:10580029
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2015-16Florida140.0153:4319711:452:470000
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/216
Birthdate:
2/7/1996
Age:
21
Hometown:
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Team:
Florida Panthers
School:

NHL Experience:
0
Awards:

2014-15: Calder-Rookie of the Year