Panik was traded from the Red Wings to the Islanders on Friday in exchange for Nick Leddy.
Panik has been moved around the last few seasons, and he'll now join his fifth team in the last five years to begin the 2021-22 campaign. He averaged 12:22 of ice time per game across 48 appearances with the Capitals and Red Wings last year, recording four goals and nine assists.
Panik garnered an assist Saturday in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Stars.
Panik has a goal and an assist through six games following his trade to the Wings at the deadline. The journeyman, whom the Capitals gave up in the deal that also sent Jakub Vrana to Motown, finds himself in a third-line role, averaging 13:40 of ice time. Indeed, Panik is going to be utilized more frequently now that he's in Detroit, but the tradeoff is that he's on an inferior offense.
Panik scored a goal on two shots and added six hits in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Stars.
Panik wasn't as impressive as his fellow former Capital Jakub Vrana, who scored four times, but Panik made his own contribution. The 30-year-old struck at 19:49 of the first period and ultimately forced the Stars to replace Anton Khudobin with Jake Oettinger for the final two periods. Panik has just 10 points, 48 shots on net, 62 hits and a minus-10 rating in 41 outings between the Red Wings and the Capitals this year.
Panik (not injury related) will make his Red Wings debut Thursday against the Blackhawks, NHL.com reports.
Panik is slated to skate on Detroit's third line Thursday versus Chicago. He picked up nine points through 36 games with Washington before being dealt to the Red Wings on Monday.
The Red Wings acquired Panik, Jakub Vrana, a 2021 first-round pick and a 2022 second-round pick from the Capitals for Anthony Mantha on Monday.
Panik is signed through the 2022-23 season and should add some stability to the Red Wings' bottom six during the team's rebuild. The 30-year-old has picked up three goals and six assists through 36 games with the Capitals this season. Panik's first opportunity to play with his new team is likely Thursday versus the Blackhawks.
Panik was assigned to Washington's taxi squad after clearing waivers Thursday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Panik has been a healthy scratch for three of Washington's last five games, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. He's picked up nine points in 36 contests this year.
Panik cleared waivers Thursday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Panik's contract and lack of recent offensive production likely scared off rival clubs from picking the Czech winger off the waiver wire. The 30-year-old winger appears ticketed either for AHL Hershey or Washington's taxi squad, where he will await his next opportunity to crack the NHL lineup.
Panik was placed on waivers Thursday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Panik has managed just one goal and three points in his last 15 games, which has allowed Daniel Sprong to overtake the 30-year-old for the third-line right wing spot in recent outings. The 52nd overall pick from the 2009 NHL Entry Draft could be claimed by another team prior to noon Thursday, but with a $2.75 million cap hit and scant offensive production, there's a decent chance Panik will find himself bound for the Capitals' taxi squad or AHL Hershey in the near future.
Panik was a healthy scratch for Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Rangers.
The return of Lars Eller from a lower-body injury and the strong recent play of Daniel Sprong were enough to force Panik out of the lineup. The 30-year-old winger isn't likely to spend much time in the press box, but with no points in his last six games and Washington's solid depth at right wing, Panik could have trouble receiving consistent ice time.
Panik scored a goal on his only shot in Monday's 6-0 win over Buffalo.
Panik teed up a Dmitry Orlov setup and hammered a one-timer past Carter Hutton give Washington a 3-0 lead 5:59 into the second period. Panik hadn't scored a goal in his previous nine games entering the night, a drought that dated back to Feb. 25. The 29-year-old is strictly a bottom-six role player for Washington who offers limited offensive upside.
Panik tallied an assist, two shots, three hits and a minus-1 rating during Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Devils.
The helper brings Panik to three points in his last 10 games. With just two goals and eight points in 25 games, the 30-year-old winger is not much of a fantasy consideration outside of deeper leagues unless he can secure a more prominent role in the lineup.
Panik scored a goal on his only shot and had a pair of hits in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to Pittsburgh.
Panik collected his second goal of the year when he drove hard to the net on his backhand and made a quick move to his forehand to beat Pittsburgh netminder Tristan Jarry. The goal, which tied the game at 1-1, was Panik's first since Jan. 30 and snapped his personal eight-game drought.
Panik collected two assists and was plus-2 in a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
Panik set up both Conor Sheary and Lars Eller with perfect centering passes in the second and third periods, respectively, to help the Capitals build a 3-0 lead. Panik had entered the night without a point in four February contests, and Tuesday's outing was his first multi-point game of the season. The 29-year-old has one goal and four helpers through 14 games.
Panik registered a goal, five shots, two hits and two blocked shots during Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Bruins.
Panik's first marker of the season brings him to three points in the first nine games. The 29-year-old winger is expected to work mainly on the third line and should continue to enjoy modest production once the Capitals get back to full health. However, Panik isn't a particularly valuable fantasy commodity unless he can secure a more meaningful offensive role.
Panik tallied an assist and three shots on goal during Thursday's 6-3 win over the Islanders.
The apple gives Panik two points in his first eight games. Needless to say, the Capitals were hoping for more offense from the 29-year-old when he was inked to a four-year, $11 million contract in July of 2019, but the offense may return as the Capitals get healthy and the lineup stabilizes.
Panik practiced with the second power-play unit during Thursday's practice, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
New head coach Peter Laviolette appears to be making some adjustments to special teams assignments, and Panik is poised to benefit. The Czech winger posted nine goals and 22 points in 59 games in his first season with the Capitals despite averaging a meager 13 seconds of ice time with the man advantage. The 28-year-old could have some appeal in deeper formats if he can make the most of his new assignment but lacks the prominent even-strength role managers in standard leagues usually look for.
Panik scored a goal on his lone shot in Monday's 3-2 shootout loss to Tampa Bay to open Eastern Conference round-robin play.
Panik pounced on a loose puck that was sitting on top of the goal line, getting to it before the outstretched glove hand of Tampa Bay netminder Andrei Vasilevskiy. The first-year Capital, who skated on the left side of Washington's fourth line with Nic Dowd and Garnet Hathaway, offers minimal fantasy appeal.
Panik scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Penguins.
He initiated a beautiful tic-tac-toe passing sequence less than two minutes into the game that resulted in a Nic Dowd goal, then potted his own late in the first period that held up as the winner. Panik has found the scoresheet in four straight games, and over the last 11 contests he's racked up two goals and nine points. He won't be able to keep that pace up for much longer given his fourth-line assignment, however.
Panik dished out a pair of helpers in Thursday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Rangers.
Panik's enjoying a nice little three-game point streak (one goal, three assists), but his offense is likely to dry up soon given the winger's lack of chances. He put just one puck on net in this one and has finished a game with more than two shots only once since Nov. 30.
Panik tallied a goal and added two PIM in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Wild.
Panik went 13 games without a goal, dating back to Jan. 31. The winger had just four assists, 13 shots and 23 hits in that span. For the year, Panik is up to eight markers, 17 points, 62 shots and 34 PIM through 55 contests. He has a three-year run of reaching the 30-point plateau, but that appears set to end in 2019-20 barring a scoring binge over the last month of the season.
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