Lammikko penned a one-year contract with Finnish club Karpat on Friday.
Lammikko was given a qualifying offer by the Panthers, but it appears the 23-year-old would rather head overseas. Considering the winger played in 40 games for the Panthers last season, in which he notched six assists, six PIM and 39 shots, it's a little surprising to see him not try to force his way into the 23-man roster. Lammikko could still return to the NHL after his year in Finland.
Lammikko was given a qualifying offer by the Panthers on Tuesday.
Lammikko is still looking for his first NHL goal, after logging 40 games for Florida last season. The winger's numbers in the AHL aren't terrible, but also won't instill a ton of confidence among fantasy owners, as he managed a mere 18 points in 36 games. The 23-year-old's qualifying offer would earn him $715,000 on a two-way deal.
Florida assigned Lammikko to AHL Springfield on Friday.
Vincent Trocheck (ankle) is expected to return to action Friday against Toronto, so the Panthers are no longer in need of Lammikko's services as a depth forward. The 22-year-old Finn will return to a prominent role with AHL Springfield, where he totaled 28 points in 59 appearances last season.
Lammikko threw two shots on net during Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Canadiens but has yet to score on the season.
Out of the seven forwards who have played at least half the season and failed to score, Lammikko is leading in games played with 40. While his role as the fourth-line center doesn't necessitate scoring, the Panthers would sure like Lammikko to get one past the goalie someday soon.
Lammikko registered a shorthanded assist Monday in a 4-3 shootout win over the Red Wings.
The rookie helped orchestrate Florida's first shorthanded goal of the 2018-19 season. Lammikko is still looking to pot his first career goal, but he's gathered six apples over 34 games; not too shabby for an inexperienced player averaging fewer than 11 minutes per contest.
Lammikko hung four even-strength assists on the Senators in Monday's 7-5 road win.
Lammikko had just one point (an assist) over his first 16 NHL games heading into Monday's contest, so needless to say, this was quite the random outburst. The Finn dropped at least one apple in each period and ended up with more ice time (15:51) than he'd ever seen before at the top level.
Lammikko recorded his first NHL point on an assist to Troy Brouwer during Sunday's 5-1 win over the Senators.
In his 14th NHL game, Lammikko broke through on the scoring sheet with a secondary assist. Although the points haven't come Lammikko has been great at the fourth-line center role for the Panthers and seems to have solidified the role for the season.
Lammikko won 80 percent of faceoffs during Wednesday's 3-2 overtime victory over the Islanders.
Despite a fourth-line role, Lammikko has managed to make an impact in the dot, owning a 57.1 percent success rate on the season. With Derek MacKenzie out for the season, Lammikko seems to have secured the fourth-line center role with responsible play in his own end.
The Panthers recalled Lammikko from AHL Springfield on Tuesday, George Richards of The Athletic reports.
Derek MacKenzie (upper body) isn't expected to be available for Thursday's home opener, so Lammikko will likely center the Panthers' fourth line against the Blue Jackets. The Finnish forward posted decent totals in the minors last season, notching eight goals and 28 points in 59 contests.
Lammikko will join AHL Springfield after being reassigned Monday, George Richards of The Athletic reports.
Lammikko was a long shot to make the Panthers' Opening Night roster, but the fact that the winger hung around this long shows the club has seen something in the winger. With the Thunderbirds last year, the 22-year-old registered eight goals, 20 helpers and 16 PIM.
Lammikko signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Panthers on Friday.
The Panthers selected Lammikko with the 65th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The 20-year-old winger was fantastic in the OHL this season, racking up 55 points (22 goals, 33 assists) with an impressive plus-24 rating in 59 games with the Kingston Frontenacs. Lammikko will likely spend the majority of the 2016-17 campaign in the AHL continuing to develop his game.
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