Greco inked a one-year, two-way contract with Florida on Monday.
Greco played in just one game for the Panthers last season in which he notched two shots and a minus-3 rating while logging just 9:30 of ice time. In the minors, the 25-year-old was on fire, as he racked up 30 goals and 29 helpers in 75 outings for AHL Springfield. If he can continue to produce with the Thunderbirds, it won't be long before the winger earns a spot on the 23-man roster.
Greco received a qualifying offer from the Panthers on Tuesday.
Greco played in just one game for Florida last season, in which he registered two shots and a minus-3 rating while averaging a mere 9:30 of ice time. The forward produced significantly better in the minors, where he tallied 30 goals and 29 helpers in 75 appearances for the Thunderbirds. If he signs his offer, Greco's deal will be a one-year, two-way contract worth $715,000.
The Panthers reassigned Greco to AHL Springfield on Friday, George Richards of The Athletic reports.
Greco only logged 9:30 of ice time while going minus-3 in his lone appearance with the Panthers, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. The 25-year-old pivot will return to a prominent role with Springfield, where he's racked up 12 goals and 23 points in 24 appearances this season.
The Panthers summoned the services of Greco from the team's AHL Springfield affiliate Tuesday, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Greco was unable to snag a bottom-six role with the Panthers out of training camp, but he responded to his demotion with 23 points -- 12 goals and 11 assists -- through 24 games. The 25-year-old winger will provide the Panthers with some depth up front on the upcoming two-game road trip with Nick Bjugstad (upper body) already ruled out and only 12 other healthy forwards on the roster.
Greco picked up two assists Saturday in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Panthers.
It was a big night for the pivot who wants to crack the bottom six. The Panthers are incredibly deep at forward, so it's unlikely Greco will make the squad. Nice night, though.
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