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Bobby Butler | Winger

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/26/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 189
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Bobby Butler has been reassigned to the minors.
He picked up an assist in Florida's 3-2 win over Dallas on Sunday and he skated in two games with the Panthers last week. Apr 7 - 5:24 PM

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Bobby Butler may get a chance to make his Florida debut on Friday night.

He is up with the Panthers after he generated 21 goals and 45 points in 64 games for the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL this season. Butler skated on the top line at Thursday's practice because Brad Boyes is dealing with a sore back.
Apr 4 - 8:12 AM

Bobby Butler has been placed on waivers by the Florida Panthers.

The Panthers acquired the rights to Butler from the Nashville Predators over the summer and then signed him to a two-way, two-year contract. There's a decent chance that he'll get claimed off of waivers, but if that doesn't happen then he'll presumably start the season in the AHL. He had four goals and 11 points in 34 games last season.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 02:45:00 PM

Florida's Bobby Butler scored twice in the third period but the Panthers fell 5-4 in a shootout to the Tampa Bay Lightning in a preseason game Saturday night.

Tampa Bay rookie Jonathan Drouin scored the only goal in the shootout. Steven Stamkos gave Tampa Bay a 4-3 lead with 7:25 remaining in regulation, and had two first-period assists to help the Lightning to a 2-0 edge. Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov had a goal and two assists, defenseman Erik Gudbranson had a goal and an assist, and Tomas Kopecky had two assists. Ryan Malone, Martin St. Louis and J.T. Brown scored for Tampa Bay.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 10:51:00 PM

Florida has inked Bobby Butler to a two-year contract.

Butler was acquired from Nashville for defenseman T.J. Brennan earlier this month. He had four goals and 11 points in 34 contests with the Predators and New Jersey Devils this past season.
Mon, Jun 24, 2013 06:21:00 PM

The Florida Panthers have acquired Bobby Butler from the Nashville Predators in exchange for T.J. Brennan.

Butler had four goals and 11 points in 34 games this season. Florida will be the fourth team he's played for in just three seasons. Of course, that's assuming the Panthers re-sign him as Butler is eligible to become a restricted free agent this summer.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 03:20:00 PM

The Nashville Predators are unsure as to whether or not they will re-sign RFA to be Bobby Butler.

Butler is currently with Team USA at the World Championships. His inconsistent play caused the Devils to place him on waivers where the Predators grabbed him in March. "He hasn’t been consistent. If we can get his 'A' game all the time, we have a spot for him. But his inconsistency is what has held him back," GM David Poile said. "We have to get a handle on whether he’s 'A' game Bobby or something less than that,"
Sun, May 12, 2013 10:04:00 AM

Bobby Butler potted a goal in Nashville's 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks Monday night.

Butler has never found the consistency to offer any real value on a fantasy team. His best offensive campaign came in 2010-11 with Ottawa when he had 10 goals and 21 points in 35 contests. He has only three goals this season.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 10:42:00 PM

Bobby Butler potted a goal in Nashville's 5-2 loss to the Dallas Stars Friday night.

He's a long way from being fantasy-relevant, but it's a step in the right direction for Butler. His best offensive campaign came in 2010-11 with Ottawa when he had 10 goals and 21 points in 35 contests. However, he's never found the consistency to offer any real value on a fantasy team.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 10:46:00 PM

Bobby Butler made a difference for Nashville in his debut with the club Friday.

Butler didn't register a point in the team's 6-0 win over Edmonton, but he played over 14 minutes and fired three shots on goal while also drawing three penalties against the Oilers. While he doesn't figure to be a primary scoring option for the club, Butler could offer value in very deep formats.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 08:08:00 AM

Bobby Butler skated with Craig Smith and Martin Erat at Wednesday's practice.

The Predators claimed Butler off waivers from New Jersey on Monday. Coach Barry Trotz is hoping that Butler and fellow waiver pickup Zach Boychuk can bring some competition to the club and help get everybody going.
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 05:14:00 PM

The Nashville Predators have claimed Bobby Butler off waivers from the New Jersey Devils.

Butler has produced one goal and one assist in 14 games this season, while averaging just under 10 minutes of ice time. His best offensive campaign came in 2010-11 with Ottawa when he had 10 goals and 21 points in 35 contests. He's not worth having on your fantasy roster yet, but it will be interesting to see how the Predators use him.
Mon, Mar 4, 2013 01:47:00 PM

Bobby Butler was placed on waivers by New Jersey Sunday.

He isn't expected to play Monday but he may not head down to the minors right away if he clears. Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said the move was made to give the team more roster flexibility. Butler has generated one goal and one assist in 14 games since being called up on Feb. 2.
Mon, Mar 4, 2013 11:35:00 AM

Bobby Butler was benched in the third period Thursday.

The winger played just 6:50 and had a shot on goal. He has a goal and an assist on the year. Asked why he was benched, Devils coach Peter DeBoer said, "You sit guys for different reasons. You guys can figure that out."
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 10:13:00 AM

It looks like Bobby Butler will be fine to play in Sunday's rematch against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The New Jersey Devils winger took an Ilya Kovalchuk shot to the foot on Saturday, needing help off the ice. He's good to go, though, so that's solid news for the Devils.
Source: Tom Gulitti
Sun, Feb 10, 2013 06:02:00 PM

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