Lammikko signed a one-year contract with the Panthers on Wednesday.
Lammikko drew into 44 games with the Panthers last season, picking up four goals, one helper 43 shots and 50 hits over that span. The 25-year-old Finn will likely remain a consistent presence on Florida's fourth line in 2021-22, but he almost certainly won't produce enough offense to warrant fantasy consideration.
Lammikko scored a short-handed goal and added an even-strength assist in Monday's 4-0 win over the Lightning.
The 25-year-old scored his fourth goal of the season, and first since March 9, while also picking up his first career NHL helper. Lammikko saw some extra shifts in this game once it became clear the Panthers had secured home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs, but he'll return to his usual fourth-line workload in the postseason.
Lammikko scored a goal on his only shot and dished out a pair of hits Tuesday in a 4-2 win over Columbus.
Lammikko opened the scoring five minutes into the game, driving wide and slipping a backhander past Joonas Korpisalo. It was just the third goal of the year for the 25-year-old, who had gone without a point in his previous nine games.
Lammikko scored a goal on his lone shot and added two hits in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over Carolina.
Lammikko slipped a backhand shot past Alex Nedeljkovic from a sharp angle at the bottom of the right circle to give the Panthers a 3-2 lead with 7:54 left in the third period. It was the first career goal for the 25-year-old, who entered the night with just six assists in his first 47 NHL games. Lammikko, who spent the 2019-20 season in the Finnish Elite League, sees limited ice time in his bottom-six role.
Lammikko recorded one shot and two hits in 8:46 of ice time during Friday's 2-1 win over Nashville.
The Panthers' fourth line is often held under ten minutes in ice time per game under head coach Joel Quenneville, which doesn't allow Lammikko to show much in terms of offense. The 25-year-old will likely hold down his spot as fourth-line center for the season, but don't expect him to put up a double-digit point total.
Lammikko was on the ice for Friday's practice session, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports, indicating he's been cleared from COVID-19 protocols.
Lammikko filled a fourth-line role with the Panthers on Friday and could be in the lineup when the team squares off with the Blue Jackets on Tuesday. In 2018-19, the 24-year-old winger registered just six assists, 39 shots and 45 hits in 40 NHL appearances while averaging 10:56 of ice time per contest. If he can replicate the numbers he put up with Karpat last year (51 points in 57 games), Lammikko won't be long for a bottom-six role.
Lammikko (undisclosed) was placed in COVID-19 protocol Monday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Lammikko was already on injured reserve and not expected to return until at least Jan. 21 against the Hurricanes, so this may not affect his time to return. Once healthy, the 24-year-old forward is a good candidate for Florida's taxi squad.
Lammikko (undisclosed) has been designated for injured reserve, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Lammikko was unlikely to crack the 23-man roster for the start of the season, though his injury probably didn't do him any favors. Once fully fit, the 24-year-old winger figures to end up either on the taxi squad or in the AHL outright. As such, he won't offer much in terms of fantasy value this year.
Lammikko (undisclosed) was deemed unfit to play in practice Monday, David Dwork of WPLG Local 10 News South Florida reports.
Lammikko was one of five players deemed unfit by coach Joel Quenneville on Monday, along with fellow skaters Patric Hornqvist and Markus Nutivaara, as well as goaltenders Sergei Bobrovsky and Samuel Montembeault. Quenneville said the designation had to do with the league's safety protocols, suggesting Lammikko is still quarantining. The winger is missing valuable opportunities to impress the coaching staff, as he's a long shot to grab a roster spot.
Lammikko inked a one-year, two-way contract with Florida on Tuesday.
Lammikko started the 2020-21 campaign with Magnitogorsk Metallurg in the KHL, for which he notched six goals and two helpers in 22 outings. The 24-year-old winger hasn't played in the NHL since 2018-19, when he saw action in 40 games for the Panthers and garnered six assists along the way. Lammikko is far from a lock for the 23-man roster for Opening Night, but he'll certainly have the opportunity to make the team during training camp.
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.
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|04/29||@ CHI||W 4-3 (OT)||0||0||0||-2||10:11|
|04/27||@ NSH||W 7-4||0||0||0||-1||8:09|
|04/26||@ NSH||L 1-4||0||0||0||-1||7:47|
|04/24||vs CAR||W 4-3 (OT)||0||0||0||-1||9:05|
|04/22||vs CAR||L 2-4||0||0||0||0||8:51|
|04/20||vs CLB||W 5-1||0||0||0||0||13:50|
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