Panik scored two goals and added an assist Thursday, helping his team earn a 4-3 overtime win over Vancouver. This was a nice performance for Panik, but he still only has 17 points over 40 games. Simply put, there's not enough here to help your team unless your league is very deep. He'll need to produce more regularly to gain fanfare in fantasy leagues.
Panik recorded a goal, a power-play assist and two shots during Sunday's 4-1 win over the Capitals. The marker proved to be the game-winner as Panik is now up to four goals and six points in 12 games -- including five points in his last six games. If you're looking for a hot streak to ride, the 27-year-old Slovak might be the ticket.
Panik scored his second goal in as many games versus Ottawa on Tuesday. After starting the season on a seven-game goal drought, Panik served as a healthy scratch for two games. The stint in the press box appears to have paid off, as the winger has goals in back-to-back games. If Panik continues to play on the top line with Clayton Keller and Alex Galchenyuk, he could get back to being the 20-goal scorer he waa in 2016-17.
Panik delivered a power-play goal in Tuesday's 4-2 split-squad home win over the Kings. Panik made headlines in April, when he received a citation for criminal trespassing at an Arizona bar, but the Coyotes addressed the situation internally and finalized their own investigation on the matter earlier this month. It will be important for the Slovak to stay out of trouble, as he's entering a contract year before having the option to walk as an unrestricted free agent next summer. Panik averaged nearly two full minutes on the man advantage following his trade from the Blackhawks last season, though all but three of his 19 points (through 35 games) were had at even strength. The winger totaled 35 points between the two clubs.
The Coyotes issued an official statement in response to TMZ disclosing that Panik has pleaded guilty in a "drunken bar incident," along with the site releasing footage of the incident, Craig Morgan of NHL.com reports. "We are aware of the video and the situation. We have dealt with the matter internally and we will have no further comment in the future." This stems from the April 8 incident, when an allegedly intoxicated Panik was booked into the Scottsdale City Jail, but ultimately released upon receiving the criminal citation. There is no word as to whether Panik will be disciplined by the NHL.
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