Luostarinen has been added to Florida's active roster ahead of Thursday's game versus the Blackhawks.
Luostarinen will likely replace Brett Connolly on the Panthers' fourth line for Thursday's contest. He's picked up eight points in 31 top-level appearances this year.
Luostarinen was designated for the taxi squad Tuesday.
Luostarinen will miss his first game of the season. Brett Connolly was promoted to the active roster in a corresponding move. The 22-year-old Luostarinen hasn't posted a point in 10 straight games while averaging 13:25 of ice time.
Luostarinen mustered a single shot on goal in 14:21 of ice time during Monday's 6-3 win over the Blackhawks.
Over the last seven games, Luostarinen has gone pointless with only six shots and a minus-2. After starting the season in promising fashion -- even seeing time as the second-line center at points -- the 22-year-old has hit a rough patch. Head coach Joel Quenneville still likes the rookie enough to keep him as the third-line center, but don't expect much fantasy-wise from Luostarinen this season.
Luostarinen picked up an assist for the third straight game in Monday's 6-4 win over the Lightning.
Through 13 games in his first season with the Panthers, Luostarinen has two goals and four assists. The 22 -year-old has been a surprising offensive addition for the Panthers, who struggled to get depth scoring the past few seasons.
Luostarinen ended Friday's 2-1 win over the Predators with two shots, two hits and 16:40 in ice time.
After coming in as the Panthrs' third-line center to start the game, Luostarinen bumped up to the second lline midway through the first period. With how impressive the 22-year-old has been to start the season, it would not be a shock to see him continue to center the second line going forward. With Jonathan Huberdeau and Patric Hornqvist on his wings, Luostarinen is bound to start picking up points as long as the rookie can keep the momentum going.
Luostarinen scored a goal and dished an assist in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Blackhawks.
Luostarinen begins the year as the Panthers' third-line center, but more performances like Sunday's could have him battling for top-six duties. He had a helper on Keith Yandle's second-period tally before scoring what was the game-winner in the third, just 22 seconds after Connor Murphy had equalized for the Blackhawks. The goal was Luostarinen's first in the NHL. A second-round pick of the Hurricanes in 2017, the Finn appears set for an everyday role after he was part of the return in the Vincent Trocheck trade last February.
Luostarinen is listed on the Panthers' training camp roster.
Luostarinen was loaned to KalPa in Finland back in August, but he'll be brought into training camp with the Panthers. He was part of the return from the Hurricanes in the Vincent Trocheck deal. A second-round pick from 2017, Luostarinen may be in the mix for a job on the Opening Night roster.
Luostarinen will start next season on loan with KalPa (Finland).
Luostarinen came up through the ranks with KalPa's youth system and spent three years playing with the senior team from 2016-19. In eight appearances with Carolina before being traded to Florida as part of the Vincent Trocheck deal, the 21-year-old winger registered one assist, nine shots and nine hits while averaging 9:59 of ice time.
The Hurricanes sent Luostarinen, Erik Haula, Lucas Wallmark and prospect Chase Priski to Florida for Vincent Trocheck on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Luostarinen -- a 2017 second-round pick -- has spent a bulk of the season with AHL Charlotte, and he's accrued 25 points through 44 games. The 21-year-old center appears to have plenty of upside, as he posted 36 points over 54 games with KalPa Kuopio of the Finnish League in his age-20 season. Luostarinen will likely need the rest of the season to develop in the minors, but he should have a shot at making the Panthers' 23-man roster next year.
Luostarinen was sent down to the AHL on Friday.
Clark Bishop was called up to center the fourth line in Luostarinen's place. The Finnish forward recorded one assist over eight games with Carolina, and there's a good chance the Hurricanes keep him under the 10-game threshold so as to not burn off a year of eligibility.
The Hurricanes called up Luostarinen from AHL Charlotte on Sunday.
This will be the second stint this season with the big club, as Luostarinen has notched an assist in while averaging 10:23 of ice time in three games this year. The Finn has been solid in the AHL as well, racking up eight points in 13 games this year. His first chance to fit into the lineup is Tuesday against the Blackhawks.
The Hurricanes reassigned Luostarinen to AHL Charlotte on Tuesday, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Luostarinen will continue to be one of the first skaters Carolina turns to when dealing with injuries up front, so he may not remain in the minors for long. The 21-year-old winger picked up one assist while averaging 10:23 of ice time in three appearances during his first NHL stint.
The Hurricanes recalled Luostarinen from AHL Charlotte on Wednesday, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Luostarinen has been pretty productive in the minors this season, notching five goals and seven points in 10 games. The 2017 second-round pick is expected to make his NHL debut Thursday against the Rangers.
Luostarinen signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Hurricanes on Thursday.
Carolina selected Luostarinen in the second round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The 20-year-old forward spent the 2018-19 campaign playing for KalPa of the Finnish Liiga, notching 15 goals and 36 points in 54 contests. The Hurricanes have a lot of depth up front and Luostarinen will likely need time to adapt to the smaller North American ice sheet, so he'll almost certainly spend most of the 2019-20 season in the minors.
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