Hunt (lower body) took part in Tuesday's team scrimmage, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports. When Hunt was injured back in February, he was expected to miss several weeks but has used the extra time to get back to 100 percent. Based on the scrimmage lines, the winger figures to slot into a bottom-six role for the postseason, starting with the club's Aug. 1 clash with the Islanders.
Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville says that Hunt will miss "weeks" with his lower-body injury, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports. Hunt suffered an injury in Saturday's contest against Vegas and will be out at least a couple of weeks. The 24-year-old has four assists in 21 NHL games this season.
Hunt (lower body) will not return to Saturday's game against the Golden Knights, George Richards of The Athletic reports. Hunt picked up the injury some time in the first period of his first game since a recall Thursday. If he ends up missing additional time, Dominic Toninato will likely enter the lineup in a bottom-six role. The Panthers finish their current road trip Tuesday in Arizona. After the game, head coach Joel Quenneville indicated Hunt would be out "for a bit," Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
The Panthers recalled Hunt from AHL Springfield on Thursday, David Work of WPLG Local 10 News reports. Hunt will join the Panthers as they continue on a four-game, west-coast road trip that concludes next Tuesday versus Arizona. With Brian Boyle (upper body) and Mike Matheson (illness) both on the mend, the Panthers rolled with 11 forwards and seven defensemen Wednesday against Anaheim. Hunt will give them another option up front should the staff elect to return to the normal alignment Thursday.
Hunt was placed on waivers Sunday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Hunt had appeared in all 20 games for the Panthers this season. averaging 10:48 of ice time in the process. However, the 23-year-old totaled just four assists. Assuming he clears, Hunt will head back to AHL Springfield where he played 51 games last season.
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