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Radim Vrbata | Winger | #71

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 6/13/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 194
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 7 (212) / COL
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Florida needs more production from Radim Vrbata.
Vrbata has just five goals and 13 points in 32 games this season. "We signed [Vrbata] here as a guy that can provide some secondary offense," coach Bob Boughner said Friday. "We had a little bit of an up-and-down start of the season and then he got sick and was out of the lineup. So coming back and scoring a goal, hopefully that helps his confidence. We need that." Jan 15 - 10:50 AM

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Radim Vrbata (illness) returned to action on Tuesday against the Blues and he netted a goal with a plus-1 rating.

Vrbata had missed the past five games due to illness, but he certainly didn't appears to show any signs of rust after the lengthy layoff. He also posted two blocked shots, a minor penalty for holding and a hit across 11:49 of ice time. It appears safe to plug him back into your lineup if you normally depend upon Vrbata for fantasy purposes.
Jan 10 - 1:41 AM

Radim Vrbata (illness) took part in Monday's practice.

Vrbata was on the third line with Connor Brickley and Denis Malgin during the session. He may be ready to return to action on Tuesday night.
Jan 8 - 3:14 PM

Radim Vrbata (illness) sat out a fifth straight game on Sunday.

Vrbata hasn't played since Dec. 23 because of an illness. A clearer picture of his status will come when he's able to resume practices.
Jan 8 - 10:46 AM

Radim Vrbata (illness) didn't practice again Monday.

Vrbata hasn't skated with the team since he played against Ottawa on Dec. 23. He has been dealing with an illness.
Jan 1 - 3:46 PM

Radim Vrbata (illness) will sit out on Saturday.

Vrbata was hoping to practice Saturday morning but was unable to. The winger has only four goals and 12 points in 30 games, a major disappointment considering he was signed in the offseason for his scoring ability after a 20 goal, 55 point season with Arizona last year.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 06:31:00 PM

Radim Vrbata (illness) might practice with the Panthers on Saturday.

Vrbata probably won't play in Saturday's contest, but if he does practice on Saturday then he'll likely return Tuesday night. He has four goals and 12 points in 30 games this season.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 02:22:00 PM

Radim Vrbata (illness) wasn't able to practice on Thursday.

Vrbata will also miss Thursday's game against the Flyers. He has four goals and 12 points in 30 contests in 2017-18.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 12:46:00 PM

Radim Vrbata is battling an illness.

Vrbata probably won't be available for Thursday's contest. He has four goals and 12 points in 30 games this season.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 12:43:00 PM

Radim Vrbata scored a rare goal in Florida's 5-2 loss to Vegas on Sunday night.

Vrbata has not been very productive for the Panthers this season, with four goals and 12 points in 27 games. He has not been the same player who posted 20 goals and 55 points last year for Arizona.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 10:59:00 PM

Radim Vrbata will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Vrbata has three goals and eight assists in 25 games this season, but he hasn't scored a goal since Oct. 26. Ian McCoshen and Dryden Hunt will also serve as healthy scratches in this one.
Source: NHL.com
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 08:29:00 PM

Radim Vrbata (face) has been activated from injured reserve and could be back in the lineup on Friday night.

However, it's unclear where Vrbata will play if he does return. He skated with Connor Brickley, Micheal Haley and Colton Sceviour on the fourth line at Thursday's practice. Vrabata has been sidelined since Nov. 18 when he was hit in the face by a puck.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 09:47:00 AM

The Florida Panthers have announced that forward Radim Vrbata has been placed on injured reserve.

Vrabta was injured after taking a puck to the face. Before suffering his injury, the 36-year-old forward had 11 points in 19 games. No word on when the Panthers expect to have their veteran forward back in the lineup.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 05:19:00 PM

Radim Vrbata (upper body) won't play Wednesday night against Toronto.

Vrbata also missed Sunday's game versus Anaheim after he was hit in the face by a puck last Saturday. A timetable for his return is unclear at this time.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 02:05:00 PM

Radim Vrbata (upper body) was not able to play Sunday night.

Vrbata was considered doubtful for the match after he left Saturday's game early. He was struck in the face by a puck on his first shift versus Los Angeles. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 10:39:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Vincent Trocheck
3Nick Bjugstad
4Jared McCann
5Derek MacKenzie
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jamie McGinn
3Connor Brickley
4Denis Malgin
RW1Evgenii Dadonov
2Radim Vrbata
3Colton Sceviour
4Micheal Haley
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Keith Yandle
3Mike Matheson
4Alex Petrovic
5Mark Pysyk
6Ian McCoshen
7MacKenzie Weegar
G1Roberto Luongo
2James Reimer
3Harri Sateri