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Nick Bjugstad | Center | #27

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/17/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 218
College: University of Minnesota
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (19) / FLA
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Nick Bjugstad picked up his 12th point of the season during Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Bruins.
It's been a tough season for Bjugstad, whose assist today gives him six on the campaign through 50 games. Apr 1 - 4:34 PM

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Nick Bjugstad snapped a 13-game goal scoring drought on Saturday.

Bjugstad's post-goal celebration made it very clear how happy he was to get that slump behind him. "I was joking with someone that was probably a bit excessive for the sixth goal," he said. "But at this point of the season and for myself that was instinct. Just thank God, basically. I had a lot of shots and it finally went in." This has been a rough season for him as he has just six goals and 11 points in 46 games. That's down from his career-high of 24 goals in 2014-15. It's too late for him to salvage this campaign, but the Panthers will be looking for more from him in 2017-18.
Mar 27 - 10:05 AM

Interim coach Tom Rowe wants more from Nick Bjugstad.

"Now that he's consistently with [Vanek and Marchessault], [Bjugstad] needs to use these next 10 games to get his game to the level where it needs to be," said Rowe. "... It's not acceptable for whatever amount of games he's played he's only got five goals." Rowe also pointed out that Bjugstad had 24 goals in 2015-16 and he wants to see that form again. Bjugstad earned an assist in Thursday's 3-1 win over Arizona to give him 10 points in 45 games this season.
Mar 24 - 9:12 AM

Nick Bjugstad was back between Jonathan Marchessault and Thomas Vanek at Wednesday's practice.

Interim bench boss Tom Rowe has been mixing and matching different combinations to try to get Florida's offense back on track. Bjugstad has gone five straight games without a point and he has been credited with just a total of nine in 37 outings.
Mar 9 - 10:36 AM

Nick Bjugstad had new linemates during Monday's practice.

He skated between Jussi Jokinen and Reilly Smith during the session, while Jonathan Marchessault and Thomas Vanek were moved to a combination with Vincent Trocheck. "We haven't scored a 5-on-5 goal in eight periods, so we're not going to keep the lines the same way – tha'’s just insanity," interim coach Tom Rowe said.
Mar 7 - 10:07 AM

Nick Bjugstad scored a goal in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Calgary Flames.

Bjugstad got things going early, as his power play marker gave the Panthers 1-0 lead just 4:54 into the game. Unfortunately for the Panthers, responded by scoring three unanswered goals and they never looked back. Bjugstad has five goals and four assists in 32 games.
Feb 25 - 9:27 AM

Nick Bjugstad potted a pair of goals in Wednesday's 6-5 OT win against San Jose.

It's been a difficult season for Bjugstad, but he finally appears to be heating up offensively. He has produced three goals and five points in the last five games.
Feb 16 - 8:35 AM

Nick Bjugstad scored his first goal since Dec. 20th during Saturday's 7-4 win over the Predators.

That's a span of 11 games for him. He's picked up points in three of his last four games now, giving him two goals and five points on the season through 26 games.
Feb 11 - 8:53 PM

Nick Bjugstad will indeed return to Thursday's match with Tampa Bay.

In 21 games thus far Bjugstad has but a pair of points along with 10 PIMs and 31 hits. Hopefully tonight can be the first in many quality games in row by the 24-year-old, as he and the Panthers begin to turn their ship around.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 26 - 7:35 PM

Nick Bjugstad is expected to return from a groin injury on Thursday night.

He is still listed on injured reserve right now, but he is set to be activated officially in the morning. He will start on the fourth line against Tampa Bay. Bjugstad has been out since Jan. 6.
Jan 25 - 1:12 PM

There is a good chance that Nick Bjugstad could return to action right after the All-Star break.

He has missed the last two weeks with a groin injury but seems on the verge of a return. Get ready to activate Bjugstad after next weekend.
Jan 22 - 10:42 AM

Nick Bjugstad is slated to miss at least a few more games as he recovers from a groin injury.

The good news is that he is making progress. Bjugstad has begun skating again and he has been on the stationary bike frequently. He has been limited to 21 games this season due to injuries.
Jan 17 - 10:29 AM

We have an update on Nick Bjugstad's timetable as he sits on injured reserve with a groin injury.

Bjugstad is expected to miss two weeks, which could place his return by late January. Through 21 games this season, he's posted just two points, 33 shots and 31 hits.
Jan 7 - 5:25 PM

Nick Bjugstad was placed on I/R with a lower body injury on Saturday by the Florida Panthers.

Through 21 games this season he's posted just two whole points with 33 shots and 31 hits. Hopefully some time off is what the doctor ordered.
Jan 7 - 1:19 PM

Nick Bjugstad suffered a lower-body in the first period of Friday night's game against Nashville.

He never returned to the game, but Panthers head coach Tom Rowe said there was no update on his status. We should find out more about the severity of the injury at some point today.
Jan 7 - 10:34 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Vincent Trocheck
3Nick Bjugstad
4Derek MacKenzie
5Denis Malgin
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jussi Jokinen
3Colton Sceviour
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Thomas Vanek
3Shawn Thornton
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Keith Yandle
3Jason Demers
4Mark Pysyk
5Michael Matheson
6Jakub Kindl
7Alex Petrovic
8Chris Pronger
G1James Reimer
2Reto Berra
3Roberto Luongo