Nutivaara (undisclosed) is officially in the lineup for Wednesday's Game 6 against Tampa Bay, Steve Goldstein of Fox Sports Florida reports.
Coach Joel Quenneville classified Nutivaara as "likely" to play Wednesday, and this new confirms that notion. Nutivaara missed Game 5 with the injury, and he's gone pointless while racking up 10 hits and a minus-4 rating through four games in the series. The 26-year-old will replace Keith Yandle in the lineup for Wednesday's game on the third defensive pair.
Nutivaara was labeled "likely" for Wednesday's Game 6 against the Lightning by coach Joel Quenneville, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
The bench boss didn't provide any specifics regarding the nature of Nutivaara's ailment but it seems it won't prevent him from returning to the lineup Wednesday. Prior to picking up his injury, the blueliner was stuck in an eight-game pointless streak on top of his season-long, 30-game goal drought. As such, his potential return to action is unlikely to impact the majority of fantasy players.
Nutivaara recorded an assist, two shots on goal and a pair of hits in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Blackhawks.
Nutivaara drew the secondary helper on Brandon Montour's third-period tally. The 26-year-old Nutivaara finished April with seven assists in 13 games. He's at 10 assists, 39 shots, 26 hits and a minus-1 rating through 26 contests overall, mainly as a bottom-four defenseman.
Nutivaara set up both Florida goals in a 3-2 overtime loss to Tampa Bay.
Nutivaara has three points in his last two games, but just six -- all assists -- in 18 games this season. Still, any defender on a scoring roll has to be rostered. Nutivaara won't be a huge producer, but maybe you'll catch a couple more strong games .
Nutivaara produced an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Stars.
Nutivaara set up Aleksander Barkov's tally at 11:50 of the first period. The 26-year-old Nutivaara hadn't gotten on the scoresheet since Feb. 4, a span of 12 appearances. He's battled an upper-body injury in that stretch. The Finn has four assists, 16 shots on net and a minus-8 rating through 17 contests, so he's not much of an option in most fantasy formats.
Nutivaara (upper body) logged 12:15 of ice time and had one block in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Blue Jackets.
Nutivaara was in the lineup for the first time since mid-February and saw all of his playing time at even strength. The 26-year-old, who missed 12 games with his injury, has three assists and seven shots on goal in eight contests this season.
Nutivaara (upper body) will be activated off injured reserve and return to action Tuesday versus Columbus, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Nutivaara's been sidelined since mid-February with an upper-body issue, but he'll return to a bottom-pairing role Tuesday. He's tallied three assists in seven games this season.
Nutivaara (upper body) will travel with the Panthers on their upcoming five-game road trip, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Nutivaara's been sidelined since mid-February with an upper-body issue, and although Florida has yet to release a specific timetable for his return, the fact he's making the trip suggests he should be ready to rock at some point during the Panthers' next five games. He's tallied three helpers in seven games this season.
Nutivaara (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, per the NHL's official media site.
This transaction is retroactive to Feb. 15, so Nutivaara can return at any point. It's unlikely that he'll play Thursday versus the Stars, but the 26-year-old could play in Saturday's matchup against the Hurricanes. Nutivaara has played seven games this year, posting three assists and nine hits.
Nutivaara has been sidelined for the Panthers' last five games with an upper-body injury, but he's close to returning to the lineup, George Richards of Panthers Press Box reports.
It initially seemed as though Nutivaara had simply been sitting as a healthy scratch, but it's now been revealed the 26-year-old blueliner has actually been sidelined for a little over a week with an upper-body issue. He won't be available for Tuesday's game versus Dallas, but Nutivaara should return to the lineup sometime soon.
Nutivaara (COVID-19 protocols) had an assist in 12:29 of ice time in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to Columbus.
Nutivaara's ice time was limited in his Panthers debut, but he still managed to get on the scoresheet against his former team. Look for the Finn's responsibilities to increase as he shakes off the cobwebs and gets acclimated to playing with his new team after sitting out the first two weeks of the season.
Nutivaara (COVID-19 protocols) is expected to make his season debut Thursday against the Blue Jackets, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Nutivaara missed Florida's first three games of the campaign due to the NHL's COVID-19 protocols, but he's expected to skate on the Panthers' second pairing Thursday. The 26-year-old Finn notched nine points in 37 games with Columbus last campaign.
Nutivaara (COVID-19 protocols) isn't expected to play Tuesday against Columbus, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Nutivaara has been practicing since last Tuesday after clearing the league's COVID-19 protocols, but coach Joel Quenneville evidently still doesn't think he's ready to make his season debut. The 26-year-old Finn will likely draw into a bottom-four role whenever he's given the green light.
Nutivaara (COVID-19 protocols) is questionable for Tuesday's clash with Columbus but will travel with the team for its four-game road trip, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Nutivaara hasn't played in the team's first two games as he continues to get back up to speed. Once good to go, the defenseman will likely slot into the lineup in favor of Keith Yandle who has reportedly been on the outs. In 37 games last year, the 25-year-old Finn managed just three goals on 47 shots and six helpers, making him a mid-range fantasy option at best.
Nutivaara returned to the team Tuesday after clearing the NHL's COVID-19 protocols, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Nutivaara is eligible to make his Panthers debut in Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks. The 26-year-old blueliner logged 244 NHL games over the last four years with the Panthers, contributing 17 goals, 43 assists and 30 PIM.
Nutivaara was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Monday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Nutivaara was already expected to miss Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks, and the reason for his absence is now clear. The 26-year-old won't be able to participate in team activities until he clears the COVID-19 protocols.
Coach Joel Quenneville doesn't expect Nutivaara (not injury related) to play in Sunday's or Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Nutivaara missed the entirety of Florida's training camp due to the NHL's COVID-19 protocol, so he'll likely need a few practices to get up to speed before making his Panthers debut. The 26-year-old Finn notched nine points in 37 games while skating in a bottom-pairing role with the Blue Jackets last season.
Per the NHL's Media Site, Nutivaara was cleared from the league's COVID-19 protocols.
Nutivaara was placed on the list Wednesday, so it's a positive sign to see the 26-year-old activated a day later. With Thursday and Friday's games cancelled with the Stars, the Panthers won't play until Sunday, which gives Nutivaara a good chance to suit up.
Nutivaara is unavailable due to the league's COVID-19 protocols.
The specifics of his placement remain unclear, but Nutivaara will not be able to practice or travel with the team until he's been cleared. This news likely rules the forward out of Thursday's game against the Stars, but there's no specific timeline for his return.
Nutivaara (undisclosed) was deemed unfit to play in practice Monday, David Dwork of WPLG Local 10 News South Florida reports.
Nutivaara's practice debut with the Panthers will be put on hold, likely because he has not yet completed the required quarantine period, though it's possible there's a different reason at play for his absence. The 26-year-old blueliner was in and out of the lineup in a deep Columbus defense corps last season but should have an everyday role for the Panthers.
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