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.
Panik tallied an assist, two shots and two hits during Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Jets.
Panik seemed to respond well to being demoted to the fourth line following the arrival of Ilya Kovalchuck at the trade deadline. The 29-year-old Panik has managed two goals and eight points in his last 16 games, but a reduced offensive role could make even that modest production difficult to sustain. The Slovak winger possesses limited fantasy value until he can reclaim a more prominent assignment in the lineup.
Panik managed an assist in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Coyotes.
Panik made a solid defensive play and relayed to Travis Boyd, who set up Carl Hagelin for the tally. The helper snapped a four-game point drought for Panik, who now has 14 points and 56 shots in 48 contests this year. He's added 61 hits, 32 PIM and a plus-10 rating in his third-lone role.
Panik scored twice in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Predators.
The third-line winger made the most of his 10:32 of ice time Wednesday night, scoring a pair of goals. With only 12 points in 41 games, the 28-year-old's fantasy value should be limited to deeper formats.
Panik (undisclosed) deemed himself ready to play Monday versus the Hurricanes, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Panik exited Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Devils in the second period, and he was initially pegged as "probable" to return. However, with the game out of hand, Panik didn't return to the ice. The 28-year-old has given himself the green light, though, so he's expected to flank the third line versus the division rival.
Panik (undisclosed) is not expected to return to Saturday's game versus the Devils, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
The team pronounced Panik "probable" for the third period, however, he's yet to take the ice. He's finished for the night, and will now hope to be good to go Monday when the Hurricanes visit.
Panik recorded an assist and three hits during Tuesday's 6-1 victory over the Senators.
Panik has been rather underwhelming in his first season with the Capitals but has managed three goals and six points over his last 11 games while averaging just 11:18 of ice time. The Slovak winger should continue to produce some offense as he continues to develop chemistry with Lars Eller and Carl Hagelin on the third line but is not much of a factor outside of deeper leagues unless he can move into a more prominent offensive role.
Panik tallied a goal on two shots in Friday's 4-3 win over the Hurricanes.
Panik found twine at 2:58 of the second period, breaking a scoreless deadlock that had seen the Hurricanes pressing for much of the first period. The 28-year-old's first year as a Capital has been slow-going -- he has only seven points, 41 shots on goal and a plus-8 rating in 32 contests. Panik remains in a third-line role, and it's encouraging that five of his points have come in the last nine games, but the production is still too low for standard fantasy formats.
Panik recorded an assist and two hits while logging 11:34 of ice time during Friday's 2-1 victory over the Blue Jackets.
Panik made a between-the-legs pass to Carl Hagelin for the tying goal in the third period. As mesmerizing as the maneuver was, the Slovak winger has just three goals and five points in 21 games since returning from an upper-body injury Nov. 11. Suffice it to say, the Capitals were hoping for more offensive production when they signed the 28-year-old to a four-year, $11 million contract, and fantasy owners should look elsewhere until he can become a more consistent offensive producer.
Panik recorded an assist and a season-low 8:10 of ice time during Saturday's 5-2 win over the Lightning.
Even accounting for a 10-game absence due to an upper-body injury, Panik has been a disappointment offensively with just two goals and three points in 24 games this season. The Capitals brass will continue to give the Slovakian winger a chance to turn his game around after signing him to a four-year, $11 million contract in July. However, with Travis Boyd chomping at the bit for ice time, the 28-year-old will likely need to become a more consistent offensive producer to keep his spot in the lineup.
Panik has two goals and a plus-6 rating over his last 12 games.
Panik is still acclimating to his new surroundings, a process that was interrupted by a 10-game absence due to an upper-body injury earlier in the season. The Slovak winger should improve his offensive output before too long but is not much of a fantasy asset at this time.
Panik scored on his only shot and was plus-2 with two hits in a 4-3 win over Florida on Wednesday.
Panik beat Sergei Bobrovsky with a snap shot from the right faceoff dot, giving Washington a 2-1 lead with one minute left in the second period. After going his first 12 games as a Capital without finding the net, Panik has since scored twice in his last four games. He's only mustered five shots on goal in those four games, but it's a start.
Panik scored on his lone shot of the game in a 5-2 win over Anaheim on Monday.
Panik took a feed from Travis Boyd at the left faceoff dot and sent a wrist shot past Anaheim goaltender John Gibson, opening the scoring just 50 seconds into the game. It was the first goal in 13 games this season for Panik, who signed with Washington as a free agent prior to this season. He had averaged a serviceable 17 goals over his previous three seasons, but things just aren't clicking for him with the Capitals so far.
Panik (upper body) will be in the lineup Monday against the Coyotes, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Panik has missed the last 10 games with the issue but will return just in time to face his old team. The 28-year-old winger has yet to record a point with the Capitals this season, however, and possesses very limited fantasy value until he becomes a more consistent offensive producer.
Panik (upper body) took part in Tuesday's practice, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Panik has been on the injured list since being knocked out of the Oct. 16 4-3 win over Toronto but is practicing without limitations. The Slovak winger will be eligible to return from injured reserve as early as Nov. 11 against the Coyotes.
Panik (upper body) skated on his own in a non-contact jersey as the Capitals' Thursday practice was concluding, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Panik was injured on Oct. 16 and is likely to be out at least through the weekend. The Slovak winger had no points in eight games prior to the injury and will remain irrelevant for fantasy purposes until that changes.
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