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Richard Panik | Winger

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208
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There is a very good chance that Richard Panik will make his Maple Leaf debut Saturday night against the Penguins.
The defensive forward was picked up from Tampa off waivers on Thursday and will likely line up on the Buds' fourth unit with Peter Holland and Daniel Winnik against the Pens. Bear in mind that Panik has not fantasy value. Oct 11 - 11:51 AM

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Richard Panik skated on the fourth line at Friday's practice.

He joined Daniel Winnik and Peter Holland on the combination, which bumped Matt Frattin to an extra. Panik was claimed off waivers from the Lightning on Thursday and it looks like he's poised to make his Toronto debut on Saturday.
Oct 10 - 11:16 AM

Toronto has claimed Richard Panik off waivers from Tampa Bay.

He recorded three goals, 13 points and 70 hits in 50 games with the Lightning last season, while averaging just 12:41 of ice time per contest.
Oct 9 - 12:12 PM

Richard Panik has been placed on waivers by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Panik wasn't able to secure a roster spot with Tampa Bay due to consistency issues. He had three goals and 13 points in 50 games last season.
Oct 8 - 1:07 PM

Richard Panik has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Panik has three goals and 13 points in 50 games last season. He also had three goals and 11 points in 13 AHL games.
Jul 11 - 4:30 PM

Richard Panik will play for Slovakia at the IIHF World Hockey Championships.

He represented the Slovaks at the Winter Olympics and skated in 50 games with the Lightning this past season. Panik had 13 points and 70 hits over that span.
Apr 24 - 6:40 PM

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

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.
Source: NHL.com
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Bozak
2Nazem Kadri
3Peter Holland
4Mike Santorelli
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Matt Frattin
3David Booth
4Daniel Winnik
RW1Phil Kessel
2Joffrey Lupul
3David Clarkson
4Leo Komarov
5Brandon Kozun
6Richard Panik
D1Dion Phaneuf
2Jake Gardiner
3Cody Franson
4Morgan Rielly
5Stephane Robidas
6Roman Polak
7Stuart Percy
G1Jonathan Bernier
2James Reimer