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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) is expected to play during Florida's upcoming road trip.
The Panthers host the New York Islanders on Friday before heading out on the West Coast. The trip begins in Anaheim on Sunday and it ends at Nashville on Saturday Nov. 22. Bolland has sat out the last nine games due to a suspected groin injury. Nov 12 - 11:04 AM

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Dave Bolland has been placed on injured reserve retroactive to October 17th.

Bolland is dealing with a lower-body injury that has sidelined him for the last two weeks. He obviously needs a little more time to heal, although he is eligible to return to action Sunday.
Nov 1 - 10:20 AM

Dave Bolland (lower body) is questionable to play Thursday.

He has missed the last three games due to a suspected groin injury. Bolland skated before practice on Tuesday and he is listed as day-to-day.
Oct 29 - 10:51 AM

The Florida Panthers are hoping to have Dave Bolland back in their lineup on Thursday against Arizona.

Bolland has missed three games with the lower-body injury. The Panthers struggle offensively, so the return of Bolland will be a welcome addition to the team.
Oct 26 - 12:30 PM

Dave Bolland will not be in the Panthers' lineup Saturday against Arizona.

He is still dealing with a lower-body injury that has kept him out of action for three games. Keep Bolland on reserve until further notice.
Oct 25 - 10:16 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Nick Bjugstad
3Dave Bolland
4Vincent Trocheck
5Derek MacKenzie
6Brandon Pirri
7Rocco Grimaldi
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