Bolland (back, ankle) has likely played his final game, Sportsnet reports. "He's working towards trying to (play), but again injuries are what they are. He's been trying to comeback from that injury for the last nine months and he hasn't gotten to the stage where he can do that to be cleared," said agent Anton Thun. "His goal is to try to continue to play, but at some point in time, it may just be not happening. He may never play again." Bolland, a two-time Stanley Cup champion, was dealt to Arizona in late August for a pair of future draft picks. The veteran pivot has five years left on his contract at an average annual value of $5.5 million, but the 'Yotes were willing to absorb that bad contract to reach the cap floor. Also, with Bolland expected to go on long-term injured reserve after failing a physical before training camp, it will ultimately help the club with cap savings if its total payroll starts to exceed the upper limit of $73 million.
Bolland (lower body) was traded to the Coyotes along with Lawson Crouse in exchange for a 2017 third round pick and a 2018 second round pick, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports. With Bolland's future still up in the air considering he played in just 25 games last campaign, this is essentially a salary dump by the Panthers who will save $5.5 million per year over the next three years. Assuming he is healthy enough to return, fantasy owners may want to avoid the center as he has seen action in less than 55 contests in each of the previous four seasons.
Bolland (lower body) was officially placed on injured reserve by the Panthers on Sunday. Having not played since before Christmas, it apparently takes the addition of multiple players for the Panthers to finally give in and move the veteran to injured reserve. He's eligible to return when healthy, but Bolland's timetable remains indefinite at this point.
Bolland (lower body) will sit through the All-Star break, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. With the All-Star break scheduled Jan. 30-31, the news essentially rules him out through the end of the month. His next chance to return would then come Feb. 2 against the Capitals, but more on his situation should come to light as he progresses in his recovery.
Bolland (lower body) won't play Tuesday against the Panthers, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. The Panthers have won six-consecutive games during Bolland's most-recent absence, so it's hardly surprising that the 29-year-old forward will be scratched for Tuesday's tilt. His next chance to return to Florida's lineup will come Saturday against the Rangers, but it's hard to imagine a scenario where the Panthers' opt to shake up their lines given their recent success.
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