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Richard Panik | Winger

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208

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Richard Panik is starting to gain back some confidence during his latest NHL stint with the Lightning.
"He's way more assertive, he's using his body, his speed and he's not turning pucks over as he did a little more regularly in the past and he's playing the 200-foot game," coach Jon Cooper said. "There is nothing wrong with his game. Ever since he went back to the minors and found himself and the Olympics — and he was really good in the minors — he's done what we wanted him to do up here." Panik has two goals and 11 points in 41 games with Tampa Bay this season. Mar 10 - 10:38 AM

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have called up Richard Panik.

Panik has two goals and 11 points in 39 games with Tampa Bay in 2013-14. He's not expected to have much fantasy value during this NHL stint.
Mar 5 - 6:13 PM

Richard Panik has been assigned to AHL Syracuse.

Panik has two goals and 11 points in 39 games this season. He's been averaging just 12:48 minutes per contest.
Jan 24 - 5:46 PM

Richard Panik will take B.J. Crombeen's spot in the Tampa Bay Lightning lineup for Sunday.

Not a significant issue, but JFYI.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 05:16:00 PM

Richard Panik got back into the fold for Tampa Bay on Sunday after serving his two-game suspension.

He was suspended for a boarding incident against Washington's Karl Alzner last Tuesday. Panik collected one shot and played just 9:09 of ice time in his return versus Detroit.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 10:20:00 AM

Richard Panik received a two-game suspension from the NHL on Wednesday for a hit on Washington defenseman Karl Alzner this past Tuesday.

He was assessed a five-minute major boarding on the play. Panik won't be eligible to play in Thursday's game against Detroit and Saturday at New Jersey as a result of the ban. Panik will be able to return Sunday when the Lightning play in Detroit.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 10:08:00 AM

Richard Panik has a hearing scheduled for boarding Washington's Karl Alzner on Tuesday.

Panik was handed a five-minute major for his action, but fortunately Alzner wasn't injured on the play. Panik has a goal, 10 points, and 15 penalty minutes in 27 games this season.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 11:26:00 AM

Richard Panik got back in the lineup Tuesday after he was a healthy scratch for Tampa Bay's previous two games.

He logged 5:29 of ice time in the contest and picked up a five-minute major for boarding on Washington defenseman Karl Alzner. The Capitals scored two goals on their ensuing power play, so don't be surprised if Panik ends up back in the press box.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 08:10:00 AM

Richard Panik scored his first goal of the season on Saturday

Panik has recorded a point in four of his last six games. He has nine points in 19 contests this season.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 11:07:00 AM

Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper wants Richard Panik to shoot more.

"And if you polled the guys, he's probably a top-three shot on our team and he needs to use it," said the Lightning bench boss. "I think he gets caught in that wants to make an extra pass, like so many players do, and in this league you can't do it, you don't have the time. The opportunities to score are minimal and when you get there you have to take advantage of it." Panik has no goals, five assists and a team-worst minus-9 rating. He's played on the second and third lines this year, but of late he's skating on the fourth unit with Nate Thompson and B.J. Crombeen.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 03:50:00 PM

Richard Panik registered two assists on Saturday.

Panik was pointless in his first three games of the 2013-14 campaign. He still has just 29 games worth of NHL experience under his belt and he's a big gamble this season. He's not a bad guy to have in keeper leagues though.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 10:15:00 AM

Richard Panik will get back into Tampa Bay's lineup Thursday.

He will play with Valtteri Filppula and Alex Killorn because Tom Pyatt is out with a broken collarbone. Panik has no points, no shots and a minus-2 rating in two games this season.
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 06:03:00 PM

Richard Panik, Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson were used as a line in the AHL and coach Jon Cooper has used them together during training camp.

The trio helped lead the Tampa Bay Lightning's AHL affiliate to consecutive Calder Cup championship appearances and a title win in 2012. "You split them up and they are good hockey players and they still do well," Cooper said. "But when they are together, there is just something about them and some sort of magic kicks in. They can do some pretty special things." All three of them are gunning for roster spots with the Lightning this year and they could make for an interesting line at the NHL level if they get the chance.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 08:01:00 AM

Richard Panik will report to AHL Syracuse.

Panik will help the minor-league squad in their first round series against the Portland Pirates. He has five goals and nine points in 25 NHL games this season.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 12:59:00 PM

Rookie Richard Panik has impressed the Tampa coaching staff with his play of late.

Since being recalled from the AHL on March 23rd, Panik has scored four goals and registered eight points in 13 games. He has also doled out 25 hits. "When he plays with confidence, he has above-average talent in every aspect of his game," said Lightning coach Jon Cooper. "He’s got size. He can skate. He can shoot. So, when he’s playing with confidence he can be … the ceiling is really high for him. It’s just a matter of him staying consistent."The 22-year-old winger is yet another Tampa forward to keep an eye on next season.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 12:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steve Stamkos
2Valtteri Filppula
3Tyler Johnson
4Nate Thompson
5Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Ryan Malone
4Tom Pyatt
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Teddy Purcell
3J.T. Brown
4Nikita Kucherov
5Richard Panik
6B.J. Crombeen
D1Victor Hedman
2Matt Carle
3Radko Gudas
4Sami Salo
5Eric Brewer
6Brian Lee
7Mark Barberio
8Keith Aulie
9Mike Kostka
10Mattias Ohlund
11Andrej Sustr
G1Ben Bishop
2Anders Lindback
3Kristers Gudlevskis