Panik was reassigned to AHL Bridgeport on Wednesday, per CapFriendly. Panik served as reinforcements while the Islanders battled a COVID-19 outbreak. Now that the team is getting some forwards back, he'll head back to the minors. The 30-year-old had one assist in four games.
Panik was elevated from AHL Bridgeport on Saturday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. Panik figures to immediately step into the lineup against the Flames on Saturday, as the team will be without Ross Johnston, Josh Bailey, Anders Lee or Anthony Beauvillier, all of whom are currently in the NHL's COVID-19 protocols. It will be Panik's first game of the season for New York after starting the year in the minors, where he has tallied just two goals in 11 contests.
Panik was reassigned to AHL Bridgeport on Monday. Panik originally stayed up with the team after clearing waivers but had not been reassigned to the minor-league club. The 30-year-old winger should be atop the list of potential call-ups throughout the upcoming campaign should the need arise.
Panik has cleared waivers but remains with the team, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. Panik had very little chance to make the team out of camp. His best chance to stay with the club will be as an extra forward, but general manager Lou Lamoriello may be keeping him with the team as he tries to make a trade or two rather than risk a team claiming someone like Kieffer Bellows on waivers. If the Islanders don't make a trade of some sort by the roster deadline Monday, Panik will likely see himself ticketed for Bridgeport of the AHL.
Panik was placed on waivers by the Islanders on Saturday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports. Panik landing on the waiver wire certainly comes as a surprise considering the team acquired him from Detroit in exchange for Nick Leddy over the summer. IN 48 games for the Red Wings and Capitals last year, the 30-year-old Panik notched four goals, nine helpers and 59 shots. The Slovak has certainly bounced around the league, having played for six different clubs over his nine-year NHL career and could wind up with a seventh if somebody is willing to snatch him off waiver. If not, Panik figures to be assigned to AHL Bridgeport for the start of the season.
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