The Blues released McGinn from his professional tryout agreement Wednesday.
McGinn spent nine days with the Blues trying to keep his NHL career alive, but the team opted to continue testing Troy Brouwer (also on a PTO) while letting McGinn explore other options. The 31-year-old posted seven points and a minus-5 rating over 19 games with the Panthers last season.
McGinn signed a professional tryout agreement with the Blues on Monday.
Alex Steen (ankle) and Vladimir Tarasenko (shoulder) both have long-term injuries, and it appears general manager Doug Armstrong is going to afford McGinn and Troy Brouwer a shot at making the team before calling up prospects such as Jordan Kyrou or Klim Kostin from the minors. McGinn, 31, suited up in 19 games for the Panthers last season and recorded four goals and seven points while dishing out 34 hits. If he can stick with the Blues, he'll likely remain in the bottom six, and fantasy gamers can safely look past him in both redraft and dynasty formats.
McGinn potted his fourth marker of the year in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.
McGinn has scored in the Panthers' last two games and has six points over his last nine outings, while picking up 20 hits in that span. The winger is stuck on the fourth line of the ninth-ranked Panthers offense, and he's been limited by injury for much of the season. He doesn't have much fantasy appeal to most owners.
McGinn scored his second goal in three games during Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Coyotes.
After sitting on the shelf for several months with a back injury, McGinn has been a feel-good story for the Panthers since his return on Feb. 12. Playing on the fourth line, the veteran winger has potted two in his last three games as his presence seems to have reinvigorated a line that previously looked sluggish the past few weeks.
McGinn (undisclosed) is listed as a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against the Hurricanes, per Alain Poupart of NHL.com.
McGinn missed Tuesday's contest against the Sabres, but even with trade rumors running rampant, we can't safely assume that the winger will be on the move. However, McGinn does qualify as a journeyman, with the 30-year-old splitting service time between six NHL clubs since the Sharks took him in the second round (36th overall) of the 2006 draft. McGinn's next appearance will be the 600th of his career.
McGinn (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Sabres, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
The Panthers are probably just playing it safe with McGinn, who made his season debut Feb. 12 against the Stars after being sidelined for several months due to a back injury. The 30-year-old veteran will be a solid bottom-six option for Florida once he gets back into playing shape, but he likely won't have much fantasy value down the stretch.
McGinn (undisclosed) will not suit up Sunday against Montreal.
McGinn made his season debut on Feb. 12 before sitting on Feb. 14 for rest. Now that it's been five days since his last in-game action, it's unlikely he'd need another game of rest. McGinn could be experiencing some back soreness after recovering from the injury.
McGinn will get Thursday night off, as he drops from the lineup against the Flames, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Considering McGinn just played in his first game of the year versus Dallas on Tuesday, it shouldn't come as a surprise to see him taking some time off to make sure he is 100 percent ready to go. The winger figures to be available versus Montreal on Sunday and will likely see plenty of minutes the rest of the way.
McGinn logged just 9:42 of ice time in his first game of the 2018-19 campaign, in which he tallied one hit and a minus-1 rating.
McGinn was sidelined to start the year with a back injury, but is back up with the Panthers after a brief stint in the minors. The winger figures to be a lock for a bottom-six role the rest of the way, but will likely struggle to produce with any consistency.
The Panthers recalled McGinn from AHL Springfield on Sunday.
McGinn finally recovered from a back injury in late January and spent time in the minors readjusting to the game. He performed admirably with two goals and four points in four games in Springfield, earning the call-up. McGinn could enter the lineup as early as Sunday's matchup versus the Lightning.
McGinn (back) was placed on waivers Thursday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
By waiving McGinn, the club can move him down to the minors and activate him off non-roster injured reserve. The winger will likely spend some time in the minors getting his legs back under him, but he could earn a promotion sooner rather than later. If he does crack the Panthers' lineup, it figures to be in a bottom-six depth role.
Head coach Bob Boughner said McGinn (back) will start practicing "soon," George Richards of The Athletic reports.
Boughner clarified the goal was to get McGinn in pregame skates now and the team is aiming for a return at some point after the All-Star break. McGinn had back surgery in September that called for a months-long recovery process, which seems to be wrapping up as he approaches skating again. The 30-year-old journeyman winger had 29 points in 76 games last season, the second-best offensive output of his career.
Per head coach Bob Boughner, McGinn (back) is expected to miss "months," Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
McGinn was initially labeled out indefinitely, but this report clarifies that he'll likely be sidelined until mid-November at a minimum. The 30-year-old winger, who notched 13 goals and 29 points in 76 games last season, should be avoided in all drafts.
McGinn (back surgery) will be out indefinitely.
Coming off a bounce-back 2017-18 season that saw him notch 29 points in 76 games, this is not the start McGinn was hoping for in 2018-19. The Panthers have yet to provide a specific timeline for the 30-year-old right winger's recovery but it feels like the injury could spill over into the regular season. It's best to avoid McGinn in fantasy until more info on an expected return becomes available.
McGinn posted 13 goals and 29 points in 76 games in 2017-18.
It's not a stat line to write home about, but after a 17-point performance for Arizona the previous season, it's a good sign that McGinn's game didn't stay in the gutter. However, the 29-year-old has the potential to mark 20 goals and 40 points in a season and even consistent power-play minutes couldn't hoist him to that level this year. McGinn's contract expires after next season, so he'll look to elevate his production to harvest a handsome contract.
McGinn delivered a power-play goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-2 home win over the Coyotes.
McGinn was terrific against his former team, but with only 24 points (12 goals, 12 assists) through 67 games, it's likely that he's met with low ownership figures in fantasy.
McGinn contributed a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 7-2 win over Ottawa.
McGinn ended a four-game point drought with his first multi-point effort of the season. The 29-year-old forward has averaged a mere .35 points per appearance since cracking the NHL in 2008, so his fantasy value remains limited.
McGinn potted his 10th goal of the season in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win against the Rangers.
McGinn collected a rebound right in front of Henrik Lundqvist and buried the puck in the wide-open net. The 29-year-old winger now has 10 goals and 20 points in his first season as a Panther. With a fairly secure role on the team's second power-play unit, McGinn might be worth a roster spot in some deeper fantasy leagues.
McGinn recorded an assist in a 4-1 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday.
Since returning from his injury Feb. 3, McGinn's notched five points (three goals, two assists) in 13 games, and has been enjoying steady time on the second power-play unit -- two of his three goals in the span came with the man advantage. Although his numbers don't pop off the charts, it's one of his better stretches of 2017-18. Further, with Florida currently riding a six-game winning streak, it's unlikely McGinn will see an immediate drop in production.
McGinn (upper body) will return Saturday versus host Detroit, NHL.com reports.
The journeyman has looked rejuvenated with the Panthers, as he's already accumulated six goals and eight helpers through 44 games -- despite being planted firmly in a bottom-six role. Of course, this is in contrast to his 2016-17 campaign with the lowly Coyotes, when he served up 17 points over 72 contests and was met with a career-worst minus-23 rating. McGinn's a gritty winger, but he doesn't do a whole lot with his man-advantage opportunities. As a result, he can be left alone in the majority of fantasy settings.