Kopecky was released from his professional tryout contract with the Blackhawks on Monday.The Blackhawks are pretty deep at forward, so it isn't a shocker that Kopecky was unable to secure a spot on the team's 23-man roster. It isn't clear whether or not the 33-year-old winger will draw any interest from teams looking to add bottom-six depth to their forward group. Kopecky registered eight points (two goals, six assists) in 64 games with the Panthers last season.
Kopecky tallied an assist, two penalty minutes and a plus-1 rating in Thursday night's 6-1 victory over the Hurricanes.The point was just his second of the calendar year and his first since Jan. 11. The contributions all over the stat sheet was a welcome surprise as Kopecky isn't much of an offensive threat while also playing limited minutes. Kopecky has limited fantasy value for the final few games of the season.
Kopecky is slated to be a healthy scratch on Saturday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Kopecky (illness) is in line to serve as a healthy scratch Thursday against the Jets, Alain Poupart of NHL.com reports.
Kopecky (illness) was on the ice for practice Monday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.Kopecky missed Saturday's game against the Islanders due to the illness, but it appears he has overcome the issue. Barring some sort of setback, both he and Aaron Ekblad (illness) should be available Thursday.
Kopecky (illness) will not play Saturday against the Islanders, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.Kopecky is the latest victim of the stomach virus making its way through the Panthers' locker room, and he'll join Aaron Ekblad in being held out Saturday night. The left-winger typically sees between 10 and 14 minutes of ice time per game, and he hasn't recorded a point since early-January.
Kopecky (illness) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's tilt with the Islanders, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Kopecky posted a minus-3 in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Lightning with one shot on goal in 11:54 of ice time.Kopecky's minus-3 moved him to minus-20 on the year, worst on the team and in the bottom 20 across the league. Kopecky doesn't see much ice time and posting such a poor plus/minus bodes poorly for his prospects moving forward. The 33-year-old has extremely limited fantasy value unless he goes on a big point streak.
Kopecky took three shots on goal and carried a minus-1 in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Blues.The 33-year-old has never been a big source of points, breaking the 30-point threshold just twice in his career, and is currently sitting on the worst plus-minus of his career at minus-13. Kopecky is not fantasy relevant at this time unless he goes on a major hot streak.
Kopecky (upper body) was activated from IR and will play Thursday against the Canucks, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.Kopecky missed the last four games with the injury. The winger is expected to play on the Panthers' checking line Thursday, but don't expect him to bring much value in that capacity. He's managed just one goal and six points over 33 games this season.
Kopecky (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday.The 32-year-old has sat out the Panthers' last seven games and has missed the requisite seven days already, so he'll be eligible to return from IR at any point. There's reason to believe he could be back as soon as Thursday's game against the Canucks, as he was able to get in a full practice Tuesday, according to George Richards of the Miami Herald.
Kopecky (upper body) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Sabres, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.Kopecky took part in a conditioning skate Friday morning, but has yet to formally rejoin his healthy teammates for practices. Friday's game will mark the third straight that he's missed due to the injury.
Kopecky will not play in Tuesday's game against the Canadiens, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.No specific injury has been reported, so Kopecky may be a healthy scratch, or else he will likely just be day-to-day. He may even stand a chance to play in Wednesday's game against the Rangers. Thomas Fleischmann, who has been a healthy scratch the past few games, will slot back into the lineup Tuesday.
Kopecky tallied his first goal of the season in Saturday's win over the Sabres.Kopecky had been held without a goal for nearly a full calendar year, as his last one had come in a Jan. 4 game against the Predators. The veteran winger has seen his ice time drop by nearly two full minutes in each of the past two seasons and wouldn't seem to offer much upside at this point.
Kopecky was practicing on the top line with Aleksander Barkov and Scottie Upshall Monday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Kopecky has registered just one point in 10 games this season.Coming off a dreadful, concussion-plagued campaign that limited him to 12 points over 49 games, the 32-year-old Kopecky is no longer being relied upon as a key contributor for the Panthers. He's filled a bottom-six role for the club all season and figures to be shown the door when he becomes a free agent next summer.
Coach Peter Horachek confirmed that Kopecky is out indefinitely with a concussion, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.It's been a horrible Olympic break for the Panthers, who watched both Kopecky and Aleksander Barkov get injured over in Sochi and now will be without the services of either player perhaps for multiple weeks. Both players have already been moved to injured reserve.
Kopecky (shoulder) was activated from injured reserve Tuesday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.As expected, this clears the way for Kopecky to return to the lineup after missing the previous four games with the shoulder injury. Aleksander Barkov (lower body) was transferred to IR to make room for Kopecky.
Kopecky (shoulder) looks like he could be available Tuesday vs. the Bruins, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.Kopecky was a full participant at morning skate and coach Pete Horachek said after the session that he'd "like to think [Kopecky's] in the lineup" Tuesday. Team trainers were set to examine Kopecky after morning skate and would hold the final say as to whether or not the forward would be in Tuesday's lineup.
Kopecky (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.The shoulder injury will cost Kopecky a fourth straight game Sunday, but with the IR stint backdated to Jan. 19, the 31-year-old will be eligible to return Tuesday against Boston. Dylan Olsen (upper body) was activated to take Kopecky's place on the active roster.