Bergenheim is calling it a career and retiring from professional hockey, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Bergenheim was playing with Frolunda HC this season, but after four outings, will hang up his skates. The Finn last appeared in the NHL in 2014-15 when he split time between Florida and Minnesota. All told, the winger logged 506 NHL games in which he netted 96 goals, 84 assists and 379 PIM.
Bergenheim was released by the Ducks from his professional tryout agreement Thursday, James Mirtle of TSN 1050 reports.
Bergenheim played last season for Bern SC of the Swiss League, where he recorded 13 points over 21 games. However, as a 36-year-old who's never cleared 30 points in his NHL career, the Finn apparently didn't impress the Ducks enough to stay on their active roster. The left winger is now a free agent who can sign with any other team, but may be forced to head back to Europe.
Bergenheim finalized a professional tryout agreement with Anaheim on Tuesday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Bergenheim, a first-round selection in the 2002 NHL Draft, has never quite lived up to expectations, as he logged his best season back in 2010-11 with Florida. After failing to secure a deal with a team in the NHL, the 32-year-old agreed to terms with Bern SC of the Swiss League and could return there if this tryout doesn't end in a roster spot. Look for the winger to be in a battle with left side player David Booth for that final spot.
Bergenheim will sign a three-year deal with Swiss league SC Bern on Thursday, TSN's Frank Seravalli reports.
After failing to land an NHL gig out of training camp, Bergenheim's deal with the foreign club reportedly includes a clause that will give him the option to opt out of his contract in order to return to the NHL each offseason, plus his net pay apparently would be similar to what he would make in the NHL. Bergenheim, who has appeared in 506 career NHL games, played for both the Panthers and Wild last season, adding nine goals and 10 assists in 56 games between the two squads.
Bergenheim missed Friday's practice with an illness, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.Bergenheim has been a healthy scratch for the last two days, so the illness probably won't help his chances of returning to the lineup Saturday against the Red Wings. The Wild are expected to go with a fourth line of Kyle Brodziak, Erik Haula, and Jordan Schroeder on Saturday.
Bergenheim won't play Thursday against the Rangers, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.Bergenheim looks to be the odd man out with several Wild forwards returning from injuries.
Bergenheim will likely be a healthy scratch Saturday against the Kings, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.Bergenheim will head to the bench with Ryan Carter back from a shoulder injury. It's not clear if Bergenheim is getting a night off amid back-to-back games or if he'll now regularly be a healthy scratch.
Bergenheim was on the ice for 12:41 in his Wild debut in Thursday's win over Nashville and had four shots on goal. He skated on the third line with Mikko Koivu and Thomas Vanek, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.It was his first game since Feb. 12 as he'd been a healthy scratch with Carolina before his trade to the Wild. It looks like Bergenheim will get steady top-6 ice time with Minnesota.
Bergenheim will make his Wild debut Thursday against the Predators, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
The Panthers traded Bergenheim and a 2016 seventh-round draft pick to the Wild on Tuesday in exchange for a 2016 third-round draft choice.
Bergenheim is slated to be a scratch for Sunday's game against the Blues, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.Meanwhile, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel suggests that Bergenheim -- who has requested a trade from the Panthers -- has likely played his last game with the team.
After he was made a healthy scratch for the fourth time in six games in Friday night's loss to the Stars, Bergenheim has requested a trade from the Panthers, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.Bergenheim has seen his playing time evaporate recently, despite being tied for seventh on the team with 18 points. Regardless of where he ends up, even in the deepest leagues, Bergenheim will struggle to maintain fantasy relevance until he starts earning more frequent ice time.
Bergenheim (illness) will reenter the lineup Tuesday against the Ducks, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.Bergenheim had been scratched the previous three games by the Panthers, though his bout with the flu isn't believed to be responsible for all of the absences. Instead, it seems to be the case where the 34-year-old just doesn't have a firm grip on a regular lineup spot anymore, which seems justifiable given his moderate (18 points in 37 games) production this season.
Bergenheim (flu) is likely to miss Sunday's game against the Predators, Jameson Cooper of FOX Sports Florida reports.Bergenheim had been a healthy scratch the previous two games, but it looks like the illness will be responsible for his absence Sunday. Even if his illness dissipates overnight, Bergenheim likely won't have an opportunity to show he's healthy Sunday morning, as the Panthers won't hold a gameday skate due to the early afternoon start time.
Bergenheim will be a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against the Islanders, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.He and Shawn Thornton will head to the press box Tuesday, opening up lineup spots for Tomas Fleischmann and Scottie Upshall. Bergenheim has eight goals and 18 points in 37 games this season.
Bergenheim nabbed the game-winning power-play goal and accumulated 14 PIM in Thursday's triumph over the Blue Jackets.A trio of penalties limited his ice time to just 10:09, but he was still able to contribute plenty to fantasy owners in his 14 shifts. The winger had been held off the score sheet for the previous four games before finding the net for his eighth goal of the season.
Bergenheim is in line to be a scratch from Monday's lineup against the Canucks, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.With Bergenheim and Scottie Upshall slated to sit Monday, Brandon Pirri and Vincent Trocheck are in line to return to the Panthers' lineup against the Canucks.
Bergenheim scored a goal, dished out an assist and skated to a plus-3 rating in Friday's 6-5 win over the Flames.Bergenheim has quietly strung together six points over the last eight games, firing 14 shots on goal and posting a plus-2 rating. He's averaged just over 0.5 points per game this year (15 in 29 games) and appears destined to eclipse his career high of 29 points set both as a member of the Lightning in 2010-11 and as a Panther last season.
Bergenheim delivered a strong all-around showing Saturday against the Sabres, netting a goal and contributing an assist in his 16:06 of ice time.In addition, Bergenheim fired off five shots, spent two minutes in the penalty box, and finished plus-2 for the contest. He's been quite serviceable for the Panthers since returning from a lower-body injury in late November, but he'll need to string together a few similar offensive performances before becoming a popular add in most fantasy formats.
Bergenheim tallied his fourth goal of the season in Tuesday's win over the Red Wings.Bergenheim actually mishit the shot attempt he scored on at the 12:21 mark of the second period, Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard couldn't react fast enough to stop it. The Florida winger now has points in each of his last three games, including two goals.
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