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Panthers' Brett Connolly: Lands on waivers
Connolly was waived by the Panthers on Sunday, George Richards of Panthers Press Box reports.
Connolly has put up three points and 13 shots on net through 16 games. The 28-year-old is signed through the 2022-23 season at a $3.5 million AAV cap hit, so it's unlikely that he's claimed off waivers. However, if he clears, the Panthers can assign him to the taxi squad or the minors, which would provide some salary-cap flexibility.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Radko Gudas: Back from one-game absence
Gudas (upper body) had two shots and two hits in Saturday's 4-3 shootout loss to Carolina.
Gudas missed Thursday's tilt against Dallas but returned to the lineup to log just under 22 minutes of ice time, including a team-leading 2:27 of PK work. The rugged 30-year-old has two assists through 19 games and ranks second in the NHL with 100 hits.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sergei Bobrovsky: Falls in shootout
Bobrovsky stopped 30 of 33 shots Saturday in a 4-3 shootout loss to Carolina.
Bobrovsky was victimized in regulation time by a pair of deflections in front and a point shot through traffic. He was then beaten three times on four shots during the shootout, yielding goals to Dougie Hamilton, Vincent Trocheck and Martin Necas. The 32-year-old has shown flashes of his old self at times this season, but he still owns a 3.05 GAA and .897 save percentage on the year and has just one win in his last four starts (1-2-1).... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Frank Vatrano: Back-to-back games with a goal
Vatrano scored a goal on three shots in Saturday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Hurricanes.
Vatrano received a 2-on-1 feed from Mason Marchment and flicked a shot past Carolina netminder James Reimer to square the game at 2-2 midway through the third period. It was Vatrano's second consecutive game with a goal, and five of his six tallies in 2020-21 have come over his last 10 contests.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Jonathan Huberdeau: Puts end to goal skid
Huberdeau picked up a power-play goal on three shots and had two PIM in Saturday's 4-3 shootout loss to Carolina.
Huberdeau got the Panthers on the board midway through the third period, stuffing home a loose puck with the man advantage. It snapped a five-game goal funk for the 27-year-old, who leads Florida in points (25) and goals (eight) with a blistering 26.9 shooting percentage.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Patric Hornqvist: Forces OT with late goal
Hornqvist scored a goal on two shots and dished out three hits Saturday in a 4-3 shootout loss to Carolina.
With Florida netminder Sergei Bobrovsky on the bench for an extra attacker, Hornqvist tied the game at 3-3 with 1:54 remaining on a slick re-direction out of mid-air on top of the crease. The first-year Panther has supplied a team-leading nine goals along with eight assists in 19 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Still sidelined
Forsling (undisclosed) won't play Saturday against Carolina.
Forsling will miss a second straight game Saturday and remains without a definitive timetable for his return. The 24-year-old Swede's gone scoreless through eight games this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Radko Gudas: Back at it
Gudas will return to the lineup for Saturday's game against the Hurricanes.
Gudas will skate on Florida's third pairing Saturday. He's picked up two helpers through 18 games this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sergei Bobrovsky: Facing Hurricanes
Bobrovsky will patrol the crease during Saturday's home game versus Carolina.
Bobrovsky was sharp in his last start Thursday against the Stars, stopping 37 of 39 shots en route to a 3-2 win. He'll try to secure his seventh victory of the season in a home matchup with a slumping Hurricanes team that's lost three straight games.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Frank Vatrano: Caps late comeback with game-winner
Vatrano scored the game-winning goal in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Stars.
It took the Panthers over 53 minutes to solve Stars goalie Jake Oettinger, but the floodgates opened up after that, as Florida scored three goals in a 3:11 span. Vatrano's fifth goal of the season capped Florida's run and stood up as the winner, but he needs to work on his playmaking, having dished out only two helpers through 19 games.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sergei Bobrovsky: Stars against Stars
Bobrovsky made 37 saves in Thursday's 3-2 win over Dallas.
Bobrovsky was beaten twice in the second period but held the fort on a busy night, allowing the Panthers to find their legs in the third and come back to win with three unanswered goals. The expensive Russian had ceded the net to Chris Driedger for each of the past five games, but perhaps this stellar outing will earn Bobrovsky more playing time going forward. Driedger went 4-1-0 during his five-start streak, so he's not making it easy for Bob to win back the starting job.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Radko Gudas: Sitting out Thursday
Gudas (upper body) will not play in Thursday's game against Dallas, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Gudas went through pre-game warmups ahead of Thursday's game, but he was deemed unable to play. The 30-year-old's loss will be felt on the defensive end, as he's racked up 98 hits and 21 blocks this season through 18 games. In his stead, Noah Juulsen will draw into the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Sitting out Thursday
Forsling (undisclosed) won't play in Thursday's game versus the Stars, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Forsling will sit out after suffering an undisclosed injury during Wednesday's loss to the Stars. Kevin Connauton was activated from the taxi squad to add depth during Forsling's absence. Through eight games this year, Forsling has no points and 18 shots on net.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sergei Bobrovsky: Starting against Stars
Bobrovsky will start between the pipes in Thursday's home game versus Dallas.
Bobrovsky was solid in his last start Saturday against the Red Wings, turning aside 25 of 27 shots, but he ultimately suffered a second straight loss due to nearly non-existent goal support from his teammates. He'll try to get back in the win column in a home matchup with a Stars squad that's 2-3-1 on the road this year.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Grigori Denisenko: Shuffles up to taxi squad
Denisenko was recalled from AHL Syracuse to the taxi squad Thursday.
This is Denisenko's first season in North America after spending the last two years in the KHL. The 20-year-old has enjoyed success in the minors, putting up two goals and an assist over the first four games. The 2018 first-round pick (15th overall) will now rise to the taxi squad, where he'll practice with top-level players on a daily basis.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Owen Tippett: Shuffles to taxi squad
Tippett was reassigned to Florida's taxi squad Thursday.
Tippett has sat as a healthy scratch for the Panthers' last two games, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. The 22-year-old winger will, however, likely be back on the active roster sooner rather than later. He's picked up three points in 14 NHL appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
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