Verhaeghe scored a goal in Saturday's 6-2 loss to Tampa Bay in Game 4.
Verhaeghe attempted to give the Panthers life late in the second period, scoring in close on a backhander on the power play. The 25-year-old enjoyed career highs in goals and assists this regular season with 36 points in 43 games. He also added four shots on goal and two hits in this contest but was a minus-3.
Verhaeghe recorded an assist, two shots on net and three hits in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Lightning in Game 2.
Verhaeghe continues to excel in a top-six role. He's picked up a point in each of the Panthers' two playoff games so far. The 25-year-old has also earned four shots on net, three hits and an even plus-minus rating in the postseason. Verhaeghe will likely continue on Aleksander Barkov's line, which makes him a solid option in DFS for Thursday's Game 3 in Tampa.
Verhaeghe scored a goal on two shots in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Lightning in Game 1.
Verhaeghe won a Stanley Cup with the Lightning last year, but his first playoff goal came against his old team. It looks like he will carry over the momentum of a strong regular season (18 goals, 18 assists in 43 games) to the postseason. Verhaeghe is likely to maintain a top-six role with power-play duties, which could give him some appeal in DFS.
Verhaeghe (upper body) will make his return Monday against the Lightning, George Richards of Florida Hockey Now reports.
Verhaeghe hasn't played since April 10 but will have a chance to get back up to speed in Monday's season finale before these two teams face off in the first round of the playoffs. He racked up 17 goals and 18 assists over 42 appearances in a breakout sophomore season prior to getting hurt, and Verhaeghe's expected to skate in his customary top-six role Monday.
Verhaege (upper body) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's game against Tampa Bay.
Verhaege was originally expected to be ready to ready to return Saturday, but the Panthers have evidently decided to exercise caution with the budding 25-year-old forward. Verhaege is, however, fully expected to draw back into Florida's lineup for Monday's season finale versus the Lightning. He's racked up 35 points through 42 games this season.
Verhaeghe (upper body) is set to play in Saturday's clash with the Lightning, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Verhaeghe is expected to retake his spot on the first line following a 12-game absence due to his upper-body injury. Prior to getting hurt, the 25-year-old Tronto native was stuck in a six-game goal drought, though he did manage five helpers over that stretch and remains a top-half fantasy option.
Coach Joel Quenneville described Verhaeghe (upper body) as "real close" to returning, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Verhaeghe is unlikely to come back Monday against the Stars, but Thursday's game against Tampa Bay could be a realistic return date given Quenneville's comments. The center's return would provide a nice boost to Florida's potent offense, as Verhaeghe had 35 points in 42 appearances prior to getting injured.
Coach Joel Quenneville believes Verhaeghe (upper body) will return before the end of the regular season, David Dwork of Local 10 News South Florida reports.
At this point, Verhaeghe seems unlikely to return during the Panthers' four-game road trip, though he is traveling with the team. A return before the playoffs begin in mid-May seems more likely than not for the 25-year-old forward, who has enjoyed a breakout campaign with 35 points in 42 games.
According to coach Joel Quenneville, Verhaeghe (upper body) could return during the Panthers' upcoming four-game road trip, but it's more likely that he'll return after it.
This news suggests Verhaeghe will likely miss Florida's next six games. That's a huge blow to the Panthers and fantasy managers alike, as Verhaege has enjoyed a breakout season in 2020-21, having racked up 17 goals and 35 points while posting a plus-23 rating in 42 contests. Given the length of his expected absence, Verhaeghe could end up on injured reserve in the coming days.
Verhaeghe (upper body) won't play in Tuesday's road game versus the Stars, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Verhaeghe is considered week-to-week, so he'll likely be out through this Saturday's matchup against the Lightning. The 25-year-old has been a fantastic surprise this season, posting 17 goals -- 15 at even strength -- and 35 points through 42 games.
Verhaeghe assisted on both of his team's goals in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to Carolina.
Verhaeghe notched his third multi-point performance in the last five games and fourth in the last seven. Both of his assists came on goals scored by Aleksander Barkov, but Verhaeghe proved during Barkov's recent absence that he's a major scoring threat with or without the star center on his line.
Verhaeghe had a pair of assists along with two shots and two hits in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Red Wings.
Coming off a two-goal performance Tuesday against Detroit, Verhaeghe set up tallies by Noel Acciari and Frank Vatrano (power play) in the rematch for his third multi-point effort in the last four games. Verhaeghe has racked up five goals and three assists during that stretch, upping his career-high point total to 32.
Verhaeghe scored twice and led all players with six shots in Tuesday's 4-1 victory over the Red Wings. He also had two PIM and was plus-2.
Verhaeghe is picking up points in bunches right now. He erupted for a hat trick and an assist Saturday against Dallas, then, after being held without a point in Sunday's rematch, got back on the scoresheet Tuesday with his two tallies against the Red Wings. He put the Panthers ahead 2-1 midway through the opening frame with a quick shot from the slot, then he rounded out the scoring in the third with a wraparound. Verhaeghe is enjoying a tremendous sophomore campaign with 17 goals and 30 points in 36 games.
Verhaeghe scored a hat trick and added an assist in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Stars.
Verhaeghe scored all of the Panthers' goals in regulation time -- one at even strength, one on the power play and the third shorthanded. He also picked up a helper on Aaron Ekblad's overtime tally. Verhaeghe has been impressive this year with 15 goals, 28 points, 81 shots on net, a plus-17 rating and 23 PIM through 34 contests. He's playing an all-situations role with top-six duties at even strength.
Verhaeghe scored a goal on two shots Sunday in a 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay.
Verhaeghe opened the scoring 3:28 into the game, outwaiting Tampa Bay goalie Curtis McElhinney and sliding a backhander into a wide-open cage. It was the 12th tally of the season for the second-year center, who scored nine times in 52 games as a rookie for Tampa Bay in 2019-20. Verhaeghe has emerged as a consistent source of offense in his first season with the Panthers, providing a team-best plus-14 rating along the way.
Verhaeghe produced an empty-net goal and an assist with two shots in a 6-3 win over Chicago on Monday.
Verhaeghe assisted on Gustav Forsling's game-tying goal with four minutes left in the second period, then he put the game on ice with his empty-netter at 18:17 of the final frame. The 25-year-old sophomore has been terrific in his first season with the Panthers, collecting 11 goals and 11 assists with a team-leading plus-13 rating in 28 games. Verhaeghe owns a four-game point streak and has hit the scoresheet in six of eight contests since the start of March.
Verhaeghe registered a goal and an assist with three shots and a plus-3 rating in Saturday's 4-2 win over Chicago. He also had two PIM.
Verhaeghe put the Panthers up 2-1 exactly 11 minutes into the second period, locating a rebound high in the zone and blasting a slapper through Chicago goalie Kevin Lankinen. It was his 10th goal of the year, topping his rookie total of nine in 52 games with Tampa Bay. Verhaeghe also picked up an assist on Aleksander Barkov's insurance tally midway through the third period. Verhaeghe is enjoying a three-game point streak (two goals, two assists) and is a plus-6 in that stretch.
Verhaeghe scored an empty-net goal on four shots and had two PIM in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets.
Verhaeghe beat Max Domi to a loose puck in the Columbus zone and hit the empty net to round out the scoring for the Panthers. It was already the ninth goal of the year for Verhaeghe, matching his total as a rookie last season with Tampa Bay.
Verhaeghe scored a goal on three shots Thursday in a 5-4 victory over Nashville.
Verhaeghe opened the scoring with his eight goal of the season, jumping on a loose puck in front and sweeping it past Pekka Rinne at the 6:29 mark of the first period. The 25-year-old is already just one goal away from matching the nine he collected in all of 2019-20 (52 games) with Tampa Bay.
Verhaeghe delivered an assist Monday, but the Panthers fell to the Hurricanes in overtime, 3-2.
The Toronto native was on a mission, as he also tied his season high with five shots on goal, but the Hurricanes would prevail due to Martin Necas' overtime dagger. Still, with seven goals and eight helpers on the season, Verhaeghe has already eclipsed his point total (13) from his rookie campaign with the Lightning.
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|05/26||@ TB||L 0-4||0||0||0||0||21:25|
|05/24||vs TB||W 4-1||0||0||0||+1||19:13|
|05/22||@ TB||L 2-6||1||0||1||-3||21:15|
|05/20||@ TB||W 6-5 (OT)||0||0||0||-1||17:53|
|05/18||vs TB||L 1-3||0||1||1||0||19:31|
|05/16||vs TB||L 4-5||1||0||1||0||16:26|
|05/10||vs TB||W 4-0||1||0||1||+1||16:01|
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