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April 3, 2019 04:24 PM
Panthers' Mike Matheson: Assists in back-to-back games
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Matheson picked up an assist during Monday's 5-3 win over the Capitals.

After scoring only two points in the prior nine games, Matheson has collected an assist in back-to-back contests -- both shorthanded. The third-year defenseman is currently working against a minus-22 rating that is the 14th-worst in the league, but he's been plus-5 over his last pair of contests.

March 24, 2019 01:24 PM
Panthers' Mike Matheson: Picks up late misconduct
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matheson was given a 10-minute game misconduct with 30 seconds left in the game during Saturday's big 7-3 loss to the Bruins.

On top of his penalty minutes, Matheson filled the score sheet with one shot, five hits and a block. He also ended the game a minus-2, bringing his season rating down to a minus-24 -- worst on the team and bottom ten in the league.

March 9, 2019 01:52 AM
Panthers' Mike Matheson: Big night off blue line
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matheson scored two goals on four shots while adding two hits, a blocked shot and a plus-3 rating in Friday's 6-2 win over the Wild.

The third-year blueliner hadn't found the back of the net in over a month. Matheson isn't a big offensive threat, but he now has seven goals and 23 points through 62 games as he inches closer to surpassing last season's career-high 27 points.

March 1, 2019 10:16 AM
Panthers' Mike Matheson: Produces helper in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matheson (lower body) registered an assist in his return from injury, but his Panthers suffered a 6-5 shootout loss to the Golden Knights on Thursday.

After missing four contests with the injury, Matheson skated a game-high 28:32, while adding four blocked shots and two shots on goal. He has 21 points in 57 games this season, but fantasy owners are likely concerned with his minus-24 rating.

February 28, 2019 02:32 PM
Panthers' Mike Matheson: Back to work Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matheson (lower body) will return to action Thursday night against the Golden Knights, George Richards of The Athletic reports.

Matheson will return to action having missed the last four games. The Quebec native has a knack for cross-category production from the blue line, as illustrated by his 20 points (six on the power play) and 85 blocked shots this season. Matheson's minus-23 rating is quite the eyesore, but he'll likely end up offsetting such a metric with his serviceable offensive numbers overall.

February 26, 2019 10:44 AM
Panthers' Mike Matheson: Not playing Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matheson (lower body) is out for Monday's game against the Avalanche, and doubtful to play Tuesday against the Coyotes as well.

If you are looking for a sliver of hope for the defenseman, though, they are considering the possibility that Matheson will return Thursday against the Golden Knights. These will be the third and fourth games that the 24-year-old has missed. Matheson has averaged 21:56 per game in ice time, so his absence leaves a sizable gap to fill on the back end.

February 23, 2019 03:00 PM
Panthers' Mike Matheson: Remains sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matheson (lower body) won't play Saturday against Los Angeles, reports.

Matheson will miss a second straight game Saturday, but his injury isn't believed to be overly serious, so he could be ready to return as soon as Monday against Colorado. Once healthy, the 24-year-old blueliner will likely bounce Ian McCoshen from the lineup.

February 21, 2019 04:20 PM
Panthers' Mike Matheson: Effectively ruled out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matheson (lower body) isn't in the projected lineup for Thursday's game against the Hurricanes, Alain Poupart of reports, adding that the defenseman is day-to-day.

It seems like Saturday's game against the Kings is a more realistic target date for Matheson's return. Ian McCoshen should hold down the fort at left defense in the meantime.

February 20, 2019 03:56 PM
Panthers' Mike Matheson: Leaves with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matheson won't return to Tuesday's game versus the Sabres due to a lower-body injury.

Matheson played just 6:09 before leaving in the first period and being deemed unable to return. The 24-year-old has 20 points this year but an ugly minus-23 rating through 55 games. If he's unable to go for Thursday's game versus the Hurricanes, expect Bogdan Kiselevich to enter the lineup.

February 8, 2019 12:04 PM
Panthers' Mike Matheson: Scores game-winner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matheson tallied the game-winning goal in a 3-2 overtime victory against the Penguins on Thursday.

Two of Matheson's last three goals have been game-winners, which is incredible considering he only has a disappointing five scores this season. In 2017-18, he had 10 goals and 27 points; this season, he has only the five goals and 18 points along with a minus-22 rating.

January 19, 2019 09:20 AM
Panthers' Mike Matheson: Pots game-winner against Leafs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matheson scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 3-1 win over the Maple Leafs.

The blueliner also chipped in two shots, two hits, a blocked shot and plus-1 rating. Matheson's fantasy contributions this season have been minimal, and the 24-year-old now has three goals and 16 points through 44 games to go along with a brutal minus-22 rating -- the second-worst mark in the NHL, ahead of only teammate Jonathan Huberdeau's minus-23.

January 9, 2019 10:40 PM
Panthers' Mike Matheson: Zeros on scoresheet again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matheson ended Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Penguins with no points, no shots and a minus-1rating.

In his last 14 games, Matheson has collected only two points to go along with a minus-15 rating. Despite these numbers, Matheson continues to see over 20 minutes per game on ice as the Panthers struggle to keep afloat in the standings.

December 6, 2018 12:36 AM
Panthers' Mike Matheson: Goes coast-to-coast
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matheson scored for the first time in 17 games during a 5-0 win over the Bruins on Tuesday.

Matheson started in his own zone and carried the puck past the Bruins' skaters to pot a goal of his own in an impressive effort. The 24-year-old had 27 points last season and is well on his way to passing that mark this season with 12 already on his ledger through 24 contests.

November 25, 2018 09:08 PM
Panthers' Mike Matheson: Collects assist in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matheson tallied an assist during a 4-1 loss to the Hurricanes on Friday.

The blueliner also added two shots, six blocks and four penalty minutes in the contest. Matheson has points in four of his last five games as the Panthers now start an eight-game homestand.

November 16, 2018 09:16 PM
Panthers' Mike Matheson: Six points in last eight games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matheson delivered two assists Thursday in a 7-3 loss to Columbus.

Boy, what a tough night for the Panthers. But Matheson was one of the most successful -- his even rating seems like a miracle considering the score. His skills suggest he could be more of an offensive contributor, but Matheson's output so far appears low. Still, stash him -- he has six points in 14 games, but all of the points have come in his last eight games. Good things should follow.

November 3, 2018 09:04 PM
Panthers' Mike Matheson: Power-play helper in Global Series victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matheson delivered a power-play assist in a 4-2 Global Series win over the Jets on Friday.

The Panthers were superb on the power play in front of the Finnish crowd, with Matheson adding a secondary apple on Mike Hoffman's second-period tally. A top-pairing defenseman for the Cats, Matheson now has a three-game point streak comprised of one goal and two helpers. The defenseman was a first-round draft pick in 2012, so we know he has it in him to be a dependable two-way contributor and possibly exceed his career-best output of 27 points from the 2017-18 campaign.

October 29, 2018 02:04 AM
Panthers' Mike Matheson: Gets first goal of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matheson scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Devils.

Not only was it his first goal, but it was also his first point. And it took seven games. Matheson was tagged as a possible breakout candidate this season, but he's going to need to step up significantly to make that happen.

October 21, 2018 08:05 PM
Panthers' Mike Matheson: Back from suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matheson has served his two-game suspension for his controversial hit on Vancouver's Elias Pettersson in last week's game. According to Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site, the defenseman will be in the lineup against the Red Wings on Saturday evening.

Matheson was assessed a two-game ban for pinning Pettersson against the boards and body slamming the prized prospect to the ice, which the Panthers skater insists was an action that wasn't meant to injure the opponent as it did -- Pettersson is dealing with a concussion. At any rate, Matheson should form the second pair with Alex Petrovic in the upcoming contest.

October 17, 2018 02:04 AM
Panthers' Mike Matheson: Suspended two games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matheson was handed a two-game suspension Monday for his hit on Elias Pettersson.

A suspension seemed inevitable even before it was known that Pettersson suffered a concussion that will keep him out at least one week. This means that Matheson will be out until Saturday's game against the Red Wings, should he start serving his suspension immediately. That will complicate matters for the Panthers, as the 24-year-old has averaged 20:54 per game in ice time.

October 14, 2018 12:01 PM
Panthers' Mike Matheson: Subject to phone hearing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matheson will have a phone hearing with the league for his controversial hit on Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson in Saturday's game, Sportsnet reports.

During an early third-period shift, Matheson pinned the rookie head-first along the boards and body slammed him wrestling style down to the ice. The Panthers defenseman surprisingly wasn't whistled for a penalty on the scary-looking play, but the NHL's Department of Player safety will certainly take into account how Petterrson sustained a head injury (possibly a concussion) as a result of Matheson's actions.

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