Panik signed a four-year, $11 million contract with the Capitals on Monday.
The Capitals just lost Brett Connolly to the Panthers in free agency, so they're clearly hoping Panik will be able to step into his spot on their third line and match or perhaps even exceed his level of production. The 28-year-old winger was a solid source of depth scoring for the Coyotes in 2018-19, notching 14 goals and 33 points in 75 contests, but he'll likely never be able to replicate the success he had with Chicago in 2016-17 when he set career highs in goals (22) and points (44) while appearing in all 82 regular-season games. Panik will be a solid bottom-six option for Washington in 2019-20, but his lack of offensive upside will keep him off the radar in most fantasy formats.
Panik is expected to join Washington when free agency begins, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
Washington would be the fifth NHL team that Panik has played for since the start of the 2013-14 season. The 28-year-old forward scored 33 points for Arizona last season, his third consecutive 30-point campaign. He should provide quality depth scoring for the Capitals assuming he does sign with the team.
Panik scored his 14th goal of the season in a 4-1 win over the Golden Knights.
He added three hits and three shots in the contest. Panik has 33 points in 75 games this season, down from the 35 points he recorded last year between the Coyotes and the Blackhawks. He has tossed 137 hits and fired 140 shots on goal, helping to supplement his fantasy value in deeper formats.
Panik found the net in the first period, scoring his team's only goal of the game in a 7-1 loss to Chicago on Monday.
Panik's first full season in Arizona has been right in line with expectations, as he hit the 30-point mark with his goal in this one. The goal snapped a three-game scoring drought and marked his most ice time in a game since Feb. 12, but don't read too much into his 18:05 on the ice, as most of that was after the game was decided.
Panik recorded three assists in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Canucks.
Panik is now up to 27 points in 2018-19, as the forward was able to snap a four-game drought with a monster performance. The 28-year-old also blocked a pair of shots in the win.
Panik (illness) skated 13:01 in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Canucks.
The ice time was 3:47 lower than his season average, so it's safe to assume the winger is not yet at 100 percent. He had one of each in shots, hits and blocked shots in the contest.
Panik (illness) will return to the lineup for Thursday's game against Vancouver, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports.
Panik has missed the Coyotes' last three contests due to an illness, but he traveled to Vancouver to rejoin his teammates Wednesday, which was the first indication that he would likely be available for Thursday's contest. The 28-year-old winger will return to a top-six role against the Canucks, and he should also see time on the man advantage as a member of one of Arizona's power-play units.
Panik's availability for Thursday's game against the Canucks won't be decided until pregame warmups, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
Despite joining the team in Vancouver ahead of Thursday's contest, Panik hasn't been officially cleared to enter the lineup at this point. How he's feeling around puck drop will likely determine his status, so owners should keep tabs around the time the Coyotes take the ice for warmups at 9:30 PM ET. If he can't go, Mario Kempe will likely remain in the lineup.
Panik (illness) is bound for Vancouver to rejoin the Coyotes for Thursday's game against the Canucks, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
Panik missed three straight games with the malady. but it appears that he's ready to return for a Coyotes club that is tied with the Canucks at 59 points apiece in the Pacific Division standings. The Czech winger has amassed 11 goals and 13 assists through 54 games this season, but he hasn't done much with his power-play opportunities -- only two points in that key special teams spot.
Panik (illness) didn't make the trip to Edmonton for Tuesday's game against the Oilers like he was initially expected to do, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
Panik will thus miss his third straight game due to illness, leaving Thursday against Vancouver as the only date left on the three-game Canadian road trip. Thanks to a general lack of current top-level talent in Arizona, Panik has managed to make his way consistently into the lineup when healthy. In his seventh season at the top level, Panik has posted 24 points and 11 goals, already besting or matching all but one season in those categories. Without him available Tuesday, the Coyotes seem likely to send the same group of forwards out to face the Oilers.
Panik (flu) will rejoin the team in Edmonton ahead of Tuesday's road affair, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
The 28-year-old missed Arizona's last game, slowed by the flu, but is set to rejoin the team ahead of its Tuesday clash with the Oilers. In 2018-19, Panik has 11 goals and 24 points in 54 games while averaging career highs in both even-strength and power-play ice time.
Panik (illness) remains back in Arizona and will miss Monday's road clash with Calgary.
The fact that Panik is not with the team would seem to be a good indication he won't be available for the second game of the club's back-to-back versus Edmonton on Tuesday, though he could still link up with the team. At the latest, the winger should be ready to play when the Yotes return home versus Winnipeg on Sunday.
Panik (illness) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Maple Leafs, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
Panik wasn't able to shake his sickness and will miss his first game in over three months. The 28-year-old will be replaced on the second line by Lawson Crouse, and he'll eye a return Monday versus the Flames.
Panik has been labeled a game-time decision for Saturday's contest against the Maple Leafs due to illness, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports
Panik's absence from the lineup could be a big blow for the Coyotes against a potent Toronto club, as the winger ranks fifth on the team in scoring and fourth in goals. Word on his status will likely surface when Arizona takes the ice for warmups, with Mario Kempe (upper body) or a seventh defenseman being the lineup change options if Panik can't go.
Panik snapped a nine-game goal drought in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Sure, it was in an empty net, but a goal's a goal. Panik also assisted on center Nick Cousins' go-ahead marker in the third period. Panik has 24 points and a minus-7 rating in 53 games this season, limiting his viability in fantasy to deeper formats only.
Panik notched an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to Nashville and also dished out three hits while blocking three shots as well.
Panik picked up a secondary assist on the game's opening goal, moving him to 22 points on the season. He also tied for the team lead with three blocked shots and logged 1:53 of power-play time, though he failed to break through with the man advantage.
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.
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