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Panthers' Denis Malgin: Promoted from minors
Malgin was recalled from AHL Springfield on Wednesday.
Following the news that Vincent Trocheck (ankle) is facing a long-term absence, the club has decided to bring in Malgin to bolster its center depth. The 21-year-old can be expected to compete with Colton Sceviour for regular minutes, but will likely spend some time in the press box.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Vincent Trocheck: Suffers fractured ankle
Trocheck underwent surgery to repair a fractured ankle and is out indefinitely.
While Trocheck faces a long recovery, it's certainly a good sign that the team is still expecting him to be available before the end of the season. If the Panthers can make the playoffs -- they are currently last in the Atlantic Division -- the return of the All-Star center would certainly bolster their chances of making a deep run. While the transaction hasn't officially happened, Trocheck will no doubt be placed on injured reserve soon.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Frank Vatrano: Tips one home
Vatrano collected his sixth of the season during a 7-5 win over the Senators on Monday.
Six of Vatrano's seven points this season are from goals as he continues the trend of his career. The last time he ended a season with more assists than goals was with the U.S. National Development Tem in 2012. The Massachusetts native has found a home on the Panthers' third line and should stay there as long as he continues finishing plays.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Troy Brouwer: Scores as fourth line shines
Brouwer scored his fourth of the season as the Panthers topped the Senators 7-5 on Monday.
The fourth line had been struggling for the Panthers, but Brouwer's goal was just one of many good moments for the line Monday. Michael Haley also scored his ninth career goal in his return to the team and Juho Lammikko added four assists. Brouwer has been able to add the occasional goal but has remained mostly quiet with five points in 17 games.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Jared McCann: Pots well-earned goal
McCann collected his second goal of the season during a 7-5 win over the Senators on Monday.
It had been 11 games since McCann's last goal, though he had seen quite a few good chances in the past couple games for the Panthers. With Vincent Trocheck out long term with a leg injury, the team will be looking for more offensive output from the 22-year-old McCann.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Jonathan Huberdeau: Assists on insurance goal
Huberdeau collected an assist on the final goal of the game in a wild 7-5 victory over the Senators on Monday.
Huberdeau's early season streak of scoring in every other game has returned as he has alternated scoring in his last five games. This assist puts the left winger at 16 points in 18 games, although he just lost his regular center, Vincent Trocheck, to a long-term leg injury. It is not clear yet who his new center will be, but Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann are the most likely candidates.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Evgenii Dadonov: Scores at buzzer
Dadonov scored a goal with less than a second remaining in the first period during an eventful 7-5 win against the Senators on Monday.
Dadonov continues to make his own magic in the NHL, as he tapped in a rebound one-handed to beat the clock. The puck crossed the goal line with 0.4 seconds showing on the clock, and the Russian was credited with his ninth goal of the season.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Maxim Mamin: Will sign with KHL club
Mamin has been loaned to CSKA Moscow of the KHL, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
Mamin ensured that there would be a European Assignment Clause in his contract when he agreed to a two-year deal with the Panthers in May of 2017. It appears that the Russian was hedging for the possibility that he wouldn't be entirely comfortable in the NHL -- that does seem to the be case since he's only produced four points through 33 games at the top level, including seven contests in which he was held pointless this season.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Vincent Trocheck: Set for surgery Tuesday
Trocheck will require surgery on his injured leg and is expected to be out long term, per Darren Dreger of TSN.
While the team has yet to provide an update, the fact that Trocheck had to be stretched off the ice, combined with the need for surgery, would seem to indicate the center is at risk of losing the rest of the 2018-19 campaign. Prior to getting hurt, the Pittsburgh native racked up 14 points in 18 games, although he was bogged down in an 11-game goal drought. Jared McCann will likely slot into a top-six role with Trocheck sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Juho Lammikko: Arbitrarily records four helpers
Lammikko hung four even-strength assists on the Senators in Monday's 7-5 road win.
Lammikko had just one point (an assist) over his first 16 NHL games heading into Monday's contest, so needless to say, this was quite the random outburst. The Finn dropped at least one apple in each period and ended up with more ice time (15:51) than he'd ever seen before at the top level.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aaron Ekblad: Lends helping hand in win
Ekblad added two assists to the regular-season ledger Monday, showing well in a 7-5 road win over the Senators.
The fun didn't stop there, as Ekblad also secured a game-high three blocked shots. Overall, the Finnish defenseman has been unspectacular by his own standards -- he's averaging 0.39 points per game -- but Ekblad remains a quality possession player with a Corsi For percentage of 54.0 over 327 career contests.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Micheal Haley: Scores in return to lineup
Haley potted a goal in his first game of the 2018-19 campaign against the Senators on Monday.
Haley missed the first 17 games of the season in order to seek treatment in a league-sponsored assistance program, but is back with the club following a conditioning stint in the minors. The winger logged just 9:49 of ice time Monday, but made it count with three shots, one hit and one block in addition to his goal.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Scores on power play against Ottawa
Barkov notched a power-play goal and added an assist Monday in a 7-5 win over the Senators.
Barkov really seems to like playing against Ottawa, as he's now scored four points in two meetings with the Senators this year. He won't see the Sens again until March, but he's done just fine against the rest of the NHL, scoring 14 points in his 16 games against teams other than Ottawa. He's a solid option in most leagues, especially if you're hunting assists.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' James Reimer: Wins despite conceding five
Reimer stopped 33 of 38 shots Monday, barely edging out Ottawa for a 7-5 victory.
This appearance didn't go nearly as well for Reimer as his last game against the Senators, when he stopped all but one shot. This time, the Panthers nearly let the Senators back in the game until a Mike Hoffman goal iced it, and that's on Reimer. A high workload in this game isn't his fault, but he's put up bad showings before against fewer shots and has now given up at least three goals in three of his past four games. Reimer has value when Roberto Luongo is off, but that situation won't last forever, so plan accordingly.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Mike Hoffman: Extends streak in dying minutes
Hoffman's goal with 1:40 left iced a 7-5 Monday win over Ottawa and extended his point streak to 16 games.
Given the Senators' defensive issues, it would have been a surprise had Hoffman's former team been the one to end the streak. He hasn't failed to record a point since Oct. 11 and needs to be a fixture in your lineup.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Vincent Trocheck: Stretchered off ice Monday
Trocheck (lower body) was taken out of the game in Ottawa on a stretcher Monday, George Richards of The Athletic reports.
Trocheck took a nasty spill into the boards and stayed down, appearing to be in serious pain. The 25-year-old is likely going to miss some time with the injury.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' James Reimer: Will face Senators
Reimer will man the crease Monday in Ottawa, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
It's been more than a week between starts for Reimer, with his last action coming against Ottawa on Nov. 11. The 30-year-old netminder has faced the Senators more than any other team in his career, and Monday's contest will be the 25th regular-season matchup. Meanwhile, since dropping its game to the Panthers, Ottawa has won two straight.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Micheal Haley: Added to roster
Haley (personal) has been added to the active roster and taken off non-roster, injured reserve, per the NHL media site.
It's not clear whether Haley will immediately slot into the lineup against the Senators on Monday, but he is at least an option for the Senators now following his conditioning assignment in the minors. Considering the Ontario native managed just nine points in 75 games last year, fantasy owners probably shouldn't be banking on heavy offensive production from him once he does hit the ice.... See More ... See Less