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Dave Bolland | Center

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 184
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Dave Bolland (lower body) isn't expected to play Tuesday.
It will be the second game in a row he's missed after he sustained a lower-body injury last Friday. The oft-injured center has no points in four games this season. Oct 21 - 9:49 AM

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Dave Bolland left Friday night's 1-0 win over Buffalo in the third period with a lower-body injury.

No word on the severity of the injury but Bolland is listed as questionable for Saturday's contest against the Capitals. We have long lost our patience with Bolland as he just can't seem to stay healthy.
Oct 18 - 10:05 AM

Dave Bolland reported to camp with a healthy ankle.

That's good news for the Cats considering they shelled out $27.5 million over five years for the veteran two-way pivot. Bolland has played in only 58 games since the 2012-13 season and registered a paltry 28 points over that span mainly due to a severe ankle injury. Yet, the team seems to believe he will have a positive influence on the squad's younger players. We don't expect Bolland to crack the 40-point mark as he will likely line up as the Panthers' third-line pivot. That makes him virtually fantasy irrelevant.
Sep 20 - 10:49 AM

Dave Bolland's fantasy worth in Florida is a bit subdued heading into training camp, as the two-way center might factor into the depth shutdown role he played in Chicago, but can also slot in with the team's offensively gifted wingers.

Florida boasts improved depth at center with Bolland in the mix to join sophomore star Aleksander Barkov and up and comer Nick Bjugstad. Assuming Bolland wins at least the second line spot, that would provide him with either Jonathan Huberdeau or Jussi Jokinen on his left wing, who are both capable of generating offense. Other than those two, the Panthers don't have many established forwards who can spur the offense. Thus, it seems the 28 year-old's expected point output for the coming season falls in the mid-30's.
Aug 24 - 12:14 PM

Dave Bolland has signed a whopping five-year, $27.5 million contract with the Panthers.

The Cats really over paid for Bolland, who is an underrated forward, but certainly not worth $5.5 million per season. Bolland will center the Panthers' third line and will likely register approximately 40 points. With Bolland's injury history we believe Florida has taken a pretty big chance with the term and length of contract extended to the pivot.
Jul 1 - 12:52 PM

Contract talks between Dave Bolland and the Leafs appear to be at a standstill.

"Our position hasn't changed a whole heck of a lot," said Bolland's agent Anton. "At this time it's just not coming together. We can't force the Leafs to accept our terms." He earned $3.375 million last season and it's believed he's seeking a deal worth $5 million per year.
Jun 24 - 6:13 PM

Dave Bolland is still trying to get his ankle and leg back to 100 percent.

"I'm still working on it," he said. "It's getting my strength back in my thigh and my calf. I lost a lot of leg strength in my calf and thigh. It was all gone and I don't have that strength to take care of that ankle. Now, the ankle is fine, it's great. When the end of summer rolls around, I'll be 100 percent." He suited up in just 23 games last season after a tendon in his ankle was severed by a skate. Bolland, who can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, reiterated that his preference is to re-sign with Toronto and he wants to be with the Leafs until his career is done.
Jun 24 - 12:47 PM

Toronto GM Dave Nonis is "hopeful" that the team will re-sign Dave Bolland.

"There's work to do for sure," he said referring to negotiations with the pending unrestricted free agent. "Dave is a quality guy and a good player and brings a lot of the things we want to keep with our team. There's got to be a number that makes sense for both sides, and if there isn't, then he can go to free agency. But we're still in contact with Dave and our opinion of him hasn't changed." Bolland was limited to just 23 games in what could've been his only season with the Maple Leafs.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jun 19 - 11:20 AM

Dave Bolland's representatives and the Maple Leafs continue to talk contract.

That's a good sign as the date on which potential UFAs hit the market is July 1st. Bolland reportedly wants a deal averaging $5 million per season, which may be a little rich for Toronto. However, the two-way pivot really wants to stay in Hogtown and may be willing to lower his demands. Stay tuned.
Jun 14 - 10:44 AM

Dave Bolland reiterated that he would like to re-sign with the Maple Leafs.

"I want to stay a Leaf but things always happen and being a UFA you have options to go out there and to explore the market but I want to be a Leaf," Bolland said. His first season with Toronto was largely lost due to an ankle injury, which he said feels great at this point. Toronto wants him back too, but the two sides might not see eye-to-eye on his worth. He reportedly wants $5 million annually and Toronto might balk at that price given his injury history.
Jun 10 - 6:48 PM

Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan wants to re-sign Dave Bolland.

"I'd like to get him signed," Shanahan said. "He's the type of player I like, the type of player we need. This is a guy we want to have back. Dave (Leafs GM Nonis) knows I want him back. But any time you are a UFA, there are other factors involved. He's got to want to play for us, as well." If Bolland is still seeking a new contract in the neighborhood of seven years at $5 million per season then he's unlikely stay in Toronto and he may not get many takers on the open market either at that price. Bolland missed most of the 2013-14 campaign after a skate sliced a tendon on the outside of his ankle.
Source: Toronto Sun
May 15 - 1:42 PM

Dave Bolland will not play in the Maple Leafs season finale against Ottawa Saturday night.

His ankle is still bothering him and it looks like he will sit out the final game of a season in which he missed all but 23 games due to injury.
Apr 12 - 12:26 PM

Dave Bolland (ankle) is questionable for Tuesday's game.

As previously reported, he hasn't completely recovered from the sliced tendon that's cost him most of the season. Those lingering problems are what's putting his availability into question now.
Apr 8 - 12:09 PM

Dave Bolland didn't skate Monday, but he still could be in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay.

He hasn't returned to being 100 percent healthy from his sliced tendon on the outside of his left ankle because he aggravates the injury each game he has played. "He's not hurting himself," coach Randy Carlyle said. "It's just (with his) pain threshold he rolls his ankle and sometimes it takes up to 10 minutes to come back." Bolland played just 9:15 of ice time in Saturday's loss to Winnipeg.
Source: Toronto Sun
Apr 8 - 9:22 AM

Dave Bolland is getting limited ice time as he is not fully recovered from an ankle injury.

He played only 9:15 against the Jets Saturday night as he is still experiencing mobility issues stemming from an ankle injury that sidelined him for much of the season. If you are counting on a significant contribution from Bolland in the Maple Leafs' last three games, we would advise you to revise your thinking.
Apr 6 - 11:11 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Nick Bjugstad
3Dave Bolland
4Derek MacKenzie
5Brandon Pirri
LW1Jussi Jokinen
2Jonathan Huberdeau
3Tomas Fleischmann
4Sean Bergenheim
RW1Brad Boyes
2Scottie Upshall
3Tomas Kopecky
4Shawn Thornton
5Jimmy Hayes
D1Brian Campbell
2Dmitry Kulikov
3Erik Gudbranson
4Willie Mitchell
5Dylan Olsen
6Aaron Ekblad
7Colby Robak
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya