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Tomas Kopecky | Winger

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/5/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Contract: view contract details

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Tomas Kopecky (flu) participated in Monday's practice.
The flu bug went through the Panthers' locker room over the weekend, but the team appears to be over it now. Kopecky should be available to play on Thursday night after he missed Saturday's game due to the flu. Mar 10 - 10:11 AM

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Tomas Kopecky will be scratched against the NY Islanders on Saturday night because of the flu.

With just seven points, 22 PIMs, and 82 hits through 55 games this season, the 33-year-old veteran Kopecky simply no longer has any fantasy value.
Mar 7 - 6:09 PM

Tomas Kopecky will be scratched against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

The 33 year old veteran forward has just six goals and 19 points since his 15 goal and 27 point 2012-13 season. Unfortunately, there just isn't any more fantasy value here.
Feb 26 - 7:16 PM

Tomas Kopecky will stay seated on Friday night as his Panthers take on the Stars.

The 33 year old Slovakia native's production has slipped mightily since signing with the Panthers for the 2011-12 season. He's gone from putting up 10+ goals and 25-35 points annually to his two goals and seven points through 46 games this season. He no longer has any fantasy value.
Feb 13 - 7:08 PM

Tomas Kopecky and Dylan Olsen will be scratched against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.

The veteran winger Kopecky and young defender Olsen have nearly identical numbers. Kopecky has amassed just seven points and 20 PIMs in 46 games this season, while Olsen has an additional point in two fewer games with the same PIMs. Neither have any fantasy value.
Feb 12 - 7:57 PM

Tomas Kopecky and Scottie Upshall will be scratched against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night.

They'll sit as Sean Bergenheim and Shawn Thornton draw back into the lineup. Unfortunately, neither Kopecky (seven points in 46 games) nor Upshall (11 points in 37 games) own much fantasy value.
Feb 10 - 7:24 PM

Tomas Kopecky will dress for the Panthers Monday night at Madison Square Garden.

It's been a rough year for the veteran forward as he's found the back of the net just twice and has posted a minus 11 rating in 42 games this season. Jimmy Hayes will also be back in the Panthers lineup Monday. The pair will replace Tomas Fleischmann and Scottie Upshall.
Feb 2 - 5:20 PM

It looks like Tomas Kopecky will be a healthy scratch for the Florida Panthers on Saturday.

JFYI as he's unlikely to be on any fantasy teams (unless they are sarcastic fantasy teams).
Jan 31 - 2:28 PM

Tomas Kopecky can become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but he would like to stay with the Florida Panthers.

"I like the guy, he's in a perfect role here and does a good job," coach Gerard Gallant said. "We could play him higher in the lineup some nights but I like the chemistry I see with Upshall and MacKenzie. They're not a fourth line. They just aren't." Kopecky scored the game winner against Edmonton this past Sunday to give him two goals and seven points in 36 games this year. He shouldn't be on your fantasy radar, but he adds value to the Panthers with his penalty kill abilities and strong work ethic.
Jan 13 - 9:41 AM

Tomas Kopecky (undisclosed) will play Thursday versus Vancouver.

He has been sidelined for the last four games. With Kopecky back, Vincent Trocheck will be scratched.
Jan 8 - 4:19 PM

Tomas Kopecky and Brandon Pirri will not play Tuesday night against Montreal.

Kopecky is still recovering from an undisclosed injury, but it isn't expected to be serious. Consider him day to day. Pirri on the other hand has just four points in 18 games this season, and has no fantasy value.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 06:04:00 PM

Tomas Kopecky ended a 36-game goal drought in Saturday's 3-2 win over Buffalo.

The Panthers winger credited Hall of Fame defenseman and current FSF TV analyst Denis Potvin with helping him end his slump. "[Potvin] shook my hand and said it's a tough stretch and I'm going to break it today," Kopecky said. "He mentioned I had six shots last game and I told him I'll try to get 10 shots today. He's obviously one of the legends in hockey and to hear that from him it's just that little bit of a boost." Kopecky has only four points in 25 games this campaign.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 10:40:00 AM

Tomas Kopecky is expected to skate with Aleksander Barkov and Scottie Upshall on Florida's top line on Tuesday night.

"He's been real good all year, has been working real hard," coach Gerard Gallant said of Kopecky. "We want to see him up with Barkov, get a guy going to the net with a little more drive. We want guys going to the net more. We're playing on the perimeter a bit too much." Kopecky has one assist in 12 games this season.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 09:25:00 AM

Tomas Kopecky practiced with newcomers Derek MacKenzie and Shawn Thornton on Florida's fourth line on Wednesday.

His season ended early in 2013-14 because of a concussion he sustained during the Winter Olympics, while playing for Slovakia. However, he posted only four goals and eight assists in 49 games. Kopecky doesn't feel like his roster spot is secure, so he's working hard at training camp to try to fend off some Panthers' youngsters.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 11:19:00 AM

Tomas Kopecky skated with his teammates for the first time on Saturday since he suffered a concussion at the Olympics.

Florida plays their last game of the season against Columbus on Saturday night, so Kopecky will have to wait until next year to play again. He has one season remaining on his four-year, 12 million contract.
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 04:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nick Bjugstad
2Aleksander Barkov
3Vincent Trocheck
4Dave Bolland
5Derek MacKenzie
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jussi Jokinen
3Brandon Pirri
4Garrett Wilson
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Brad Boyes
3Jimmy Hayes
4Scottie Upshall
5Tomas Kopecky
6Shawn Thornton
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Brian Campbell
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Erik Gudbranson
5Willie Mitchell
6Alex Petrovic
7Steven Kampfer
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya
3Dan Ellis