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Keith Yandle | Defenseman | #3

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 196
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 4 (105) / ARI
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It was thought that Keith Yandle could miss two weeks after a shot hit his foot on Monday, but he ended up logging 23:57 of ice time on Tuesday versus Philadelphia.
"He played unbelievable," interim coach Tom Rowe said. "That shows you how tough he is, mentally and physically. ... Our trainers deserve a lot of credit for getting him ready. Dave DiNapoli, Tim Witner, and Tommy Alvo, that's a phenomenal medical staff. They had him in the lineup and that's a big help. It's great for the young kids to see that. In a game where he could have mailed in easily and nobody would have said a word, but that's the kind of teammate he is." Yandle has suited up in 578 consecutive games over the last 7 1/2 years. Dec 8 - 8:11 AM

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Keith Yandle will be in the lineup for the Panthers Tuesday night after he suffered a lower-body injury Monday.

He was expected to miss some time due to the ailment, but after going through treatments Tuesday he will play and keep his iron-man streak alive. Yandle will play in his 578th straight game.
Dec 6 - 6:59 PM

Keith Yandle could be available to play Tuesday night after all.

He will take part in the pregame warmup and then a decision will be made on his status. Yandle received plenty of treatment Tuesday and will see if he can stretch his consecutive games played streak to 578 matches.
Dec 6 - 5:10 PM

Keith Yandle's 577 consecutive games played streak is expected to end Tuesday night.

He suffered a lower-body injury in the Panthers' 4-3 overtime loss to Boston on Monday night. Interim bench boss Tom Rowe said afterward that Yandle was expected to be out for a while.
Dec 6 - 3:17 PM

Keith Yandle exited Monday's game against Florida with a lower-body injury.

His night is officially over. We won't get an update on his status until after the game, but we'll let you know as soon as one is made available. We'll consider Yandle day-to-day for now. Yandle's 577 consecutive game streak might be in jeopardy.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 5 - 8:45 PM

Keith Yandle picked up an assist in Florida's 2-1 overtime win against Detroit on Thursday night.

He had the primary helper during a 4-on-4 goal by Jason Demers. Yandle has one goal and 11 assists in 24 games with the Panthers.
Dec 2 - 8:16 AM

Keith Yandle found the back of the net in Sunday's 3-2 shootout win over the New York Rangers.

He produced a power-play goal in the second period to tie the game at 1-1. It was Yandle's first marker in 19 games this campaign and it snapped a 35-goal drought. The former member of the Rangers has 10 points with the Panthers.
Nov 21 - 10:32 AM

Keith Yandle generated his first point with the Panthers in Thursday's 4-2 loss to Washington.

He picked up an assist on a goal by Michael Matheson. Yandle saw a game-high 25:07 ice time in the contest.
Oct 21 - 8:01 AM

Keith Yandle has recorded a team-leading five blocks after two games with the Panthers.

He has averaged 23:53 of ice time per game and 2:33 of power-play time per contest, but he is still seeking his first point of the year. Yandle posted four shots on goal on Saturday versus Detroit and it won't be long before he gets on the scoresheet.
Oct 17 - 10:09 AM

For those of you wondering if Keith Yandle would get ample power-play ice time, wonder no more.

He is slated to quarterback the Cats' first power-play alongside Aaron Ekblad. Expect these two rearguards to accompany Aleksander Barkov, Jaromir Jagr and Jonathan Huberdeau on Florida's first unit. With this company, Yandle is poised for a comeback campaign. We would not be surprised if he once again flirted with 50 points.
Oct 2 - 10:23 AM

Keith Yandle said it was an easy decision for him to sign with the Florida Panthers.

The Panthers traded a sixth round pick to acquire Yandle's negotiating rights from the Rangers before signing him to a seven-year, $44.45 million contract. The fact that Florida wanted him so badly showed Yandle how committed they were to improving. "I think the whole situation with them showing interest in me, trading for me and giving me the chance to sign before July 1 showed me commitment and it went a long way," Yandle said. "Seeing how great the team is and the coaching staff is, it was a no-brainer for me." The 29-year-old is one of the better set-up guys on the power play. He had five goals and 42 assists in 82 games with the Rangers last season.
Aug 19 - 2:21 PM

Keith Yandle has inked a seven-year, $44.45 million contract with the Florida Panthers.

The Panthers acquired the negotiating rights to Yandle from the New York Rangers in exchange for a sixth round pick as well as a 2017 fourth-round selection that was conditional on Yandle signing. Had Yandle held out, he would have become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. In Yandle, the Panthers have a top pairing defenseman that can provide them with over 40 points per season, although given that Yandle will turn 30 in September, this contract might not look so great towards the end of it.
Jun 23 - 8:38 AM

Panthers GM Tom Rowe thinks he can sign Keith Yandle before July 1.

"We went after him because we like the way he plays the game," Rowe said. "We feel with the forwards we have up front he complements our offensive attack. It's no secret he averages 50 points a season; we felt he was a real good fit." Yandle's negotiation rights were acquired by Florida from the Rangers on Monday. The Panthers gave up a sixth-round draft pick in the deal and New York will get an additional fourth rounder in 2017 if Yandle signs with Florida.
Jun 21 - 2:59 PM

Keith Yandle's rights have been traded to the Florida Panthers.

The deal involves a sixth-round draft pick as well as a conditional fourth-round selection in 2017 if Yandle signs with the Panthers. He can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 if he doesn't agree to a new contract. Yandle produced five goals and 47 points in 82 games with the Rangers in 2015-16.
Jun 20 - 6:01 PM

Keith Yandle will probably be available on July 1 as an unrestricted free agent.

There haven't been any contract talks because the Rangers would need to move out some salary first. The team would like to have him back, but unless moves occur to free up cap space, it isn't likely that Yandle will return.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 14 - 6:28 PM

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C1Aleksander Barkov
2Vincent Trocheck
3Nick Bjugstad
4Denis Malgin
5Derek MacKenzie
6Kyle Rau
7Paul Thompson
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jussi Jokinen
3Jonathan Marchessault
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Reilly Smith
3Colton Sceviour
4Shawn Thornton
5Seth Griffith
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Keith Yandle
3Jason Demers
4Mark Pysyk
5Alex Petrovic
6Jakub Kindl
7Michael Matheson
8Dylan McIlrath
G1Roberto Luongo
2James Reimer