Player News - Panthers

Date: Team: Pos:

Aleksander Barkov extended his points streak to four games in Sunday's loss to Winnipeg.

Barkov scored in Florida's 7-2 loss to the Jets. He now has seven points in his last four games, along with 20 goals and 54 points in 55 games.
Feb 18 - 11:02 PM

James Reimer is the likely starter for the Panthers against Winnipeg on Sunday.

Roberto Luongo returned to the crease on Saturday night, meaning he's likely to get the night off on Sunday. It would also be a homecoming for Reimer, who is a Manitoba native. He owns a 15-12-5 record this season with a 3.10 goals-against average and .909 save percentage.
Feb 18 - 6:53 PM

Evgenii Dadonov is on a three-game goal scoring streak.

Dadonov has four goals and five points in that three-game span. That's pushed him up to 15 markers and 36 points in 47 contests this season. He ranks fourth in the Panthers' scoring race behind the team's big three of Aleksander Barkov, Vincent Trocheck, and Jonathan Huberdeau.
Feb 18 - 8:45 AM

Roberto Luongo made 30 saves on 33 shots in his first start back from injury in a 6-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night.

Luongo made his first start since Dec. 4 on Saturday, and ended up winning his first game since November. The Montreal native's record is now 7-6-1 with a 2.64 GAA and a .927 save percentage.
Feb 18 - 1:34 AM

Aleksander Barkov notched one goal and two assists in Florida's 6-3 win over the Calgary Flames.

Barkov now has points in three straight games. The center scored his 19th goal of the season in the second period and he picked up helpers on goals by Mike Matheson and Vincent Trocheck. Evgenii Dadonov and Jared McCann had the other markers for the Panthers in Saturday's victory. Barkov has amassed 53 points in 54 games this campaign.
Feb 18 - 1:34 AM

Aaron Ekblad is riding a five-game point streak.

He's picked up seven points during the streak. That's a pretty nice stretch for the Panthers blue liner, who now has 12 goals and 23 points in 54 games this season. Ekblad will look to prolong his hot streak on saturday night, as the Panthers take on the Flames.
Feb 17 - 9:50 AM

The plan is for Roberto Luongo (lower body) to start on Saturday, per Panthers coach Bob Boughner.

It would be Luongo's first start since Dec. 4. He's already been taken off the injured reserve list and served as the Panthers' backup goaltender on Wednesday, so it would be surprising if there are any last minute changes to the Panthers' plans.
Feb 16 - 12:40 PM

Henrik Haapala has been loaned to Finnish team Tappara of the Liiga.

Haapala had a clause in his contract that allowed him to return to Europe if he was not playing in the NHL, but he intends to return to the Panthers next season. He skated in just five games with Florida and earned one assist. Haapala also had three goals and eight points in 20 matches with Springfield of the AHL.
Feb 16 - 10:04 AM

Harri Sateri has been returned to the minors.

Florida has Roberto Luongo and James Reimer back from injury, so this isn't surprising. The move was announced shortly before the Panthers' game against Vancouver started Wednesday night.
Feb 15 - 11:58 AM

Jamie McGinn posted a power-play goal and a hit in Wednesday's 4-3 win at Vancouver.

McGinn has lit the lamp on the man advantage twice in the past four outings. Despite the recent success on the power play he is still only worth a look in the very deepest of fantasy pools at this point. The Panthers will look to carry over the momentum from their win into Saturday's road game against the Flames.
Feb 15 - 3:49 AM

Nick Bjugstad picked up the game-winning goal in Wednesday's 4-3 win at Vancouver and he also chipped in with an assist.

The Minnesota-born Bjugstad posted his first multi-point outing since Dec. 28, a span of 16 contests, and it was the first time he has lit the lamp since Dec. 19 in Arizona. Despite some erratic play of late, he is on pace to come close to the career-high 43 points he posted back during the 2014-15 campaign.
Feb 15 - 3:45 AM

Aleksander Barkov picked up a pair of assists in Wednesday's 4-3 victory at Vancouver.

Barkov stayed hot in the month of February, as he now has three goals with seven points in six outings in the month. Two of his points have come on the power play. He is having an outstanding season, notching his third consecutive 50-point campaign. The Finnish center is on pace for a 75-point campaign which would easily exceed the 59 points he posted during the 2015-16 season.
Feb 15 - 3:42 AM

Alex Petrovic posted a goal with a plus-1 rating and two blocked shots over 8:40 of ice time in Wednesday's 4-3 win at Vancouver.

Petrovic entered the game with just four assists over his first 42 games, so he isn't someone to target for fantasy purposes in any formats despite the goal on Wednesday. He needs to see more regular ice time and production before he is someone worthy of fantasy consideration.
Feb 15 - 3:38 AM

James Reimer allowed three goals on 37 shots in Wednesday's 4-3 win at Vancouver.

Reimer was staked to a 4-2 lead after the first period and the Florida netminder was able to hang on for the road victory. After the first 20 minutes he allowed just a power-play marker to All-Star Brock Boeser over the remaining 40 minutes. After a couple of days off Reimer will look for another win Saturday night in Calgary unless Roberto Luongo is ready to return.
Feb 15 - 3:35 AM

Ian McCoshen will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against the Vancouver Canucks.

McCoshen has three goals and a minus-12 rating in 31 games this season. Connor Brickley and Maxim Mamin will also watch the game from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 14 - 9:57 PM


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