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Nick Bjugstad | Center | #27

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/17/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 218
College: University of Minnesota
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (19) / FLA
Contract: view contract details

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Nick Bjugstad contributed two assists on Tuesday in a 5-2 win versus Washington.
Both of his helpers came on power plays for the Panthers on goals by Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov. Bjugstad has 17 points in 35 appearances this season. Feb 3 - 8:38 AM

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The Florida Panthers scored their first power play since Jan. 2 in Saturday's win over the Lightning.

Nick Bjugstad did the honors at the 12:36 mark of the second period to give the Panthers a 2-0 lead at the time. Florida had come up empty on their previous 28 attempts on the man-advantage.
Jan 24 - 9:55 AM

Nick Bjugstad picked up his ninth goal of the season when he put home the power play biscuit in Saturday's 5-2 win over Tampa Bay.

It's been a trying season for Bjugstad, who was looking to have his third straight career-best season. Still, he now has 15 points in 33 games. Hey may not top his 43 points in 78 games from last season, but he can certainly recapture the rate.
Jan 24 - 12:18 AM

Nick Bjugstad wants to contribute more offensively.

He has one goal in eight matches since he returned to the lineup from migraines. "I'm all right," Bjugstad said Monday. "I thought I played good [Monday] other than that offensive error there that cost us. Just trying to get back into it. It's sometimes hard to come back from an injury, but I've got no excuse. Had a month off resting the legs; I've got to find a way here." He has eight goals and 13 points in 31 matches this season.
Jan 20 - 8:21 AM

Nick Bjugstad scored a goal in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Bjugstad broke Ben Bishop's shutout at the 8:06 mark of the third period. Jussi Jokinen picked up the only assist on the goal. This was Bjugstad's first goal since Nov. 21, but he did miss 15 games with an injury between goals. The 23-year-old has eight goals and 13 points in 30 games this season.
Jan 17 - 8:41 PM

Nick Bjugstad registered his first career fighting major in Sunday's win over Edmonton.

Bjugstad also picked up the instigator and a misconduct for his tussle with Eric Gryba, so his night ended early with 17 minutes in penalties. He jumped in to stick up for teammate Corbin Knight and was honored by his teammates with the Spacey In Space sweater at the end of the match.
Jan 11 - 10:24 AM

Nick Bjugstad played with Brandon Pirri and Logan Shaw in his return to action on Sunday.

He logged just 11:08 of ice time in his first game since Nov. 29. "The head was good and everything else was good," said Bjugstad, who returned from migraines. "It takes a little bit to get used to the pace."
Jan 4 - 10:16 AM

The Florida Panthers activated Nick Bjugstad off IR for Sunday's match with Minnesota.

Bjugstad has missed the last 15 games, including all of December, with migraines. So it's great to see he's feeling better. The 23-year-old forward has put up seven goals and 12 points through 23 games this season, and should immediately be reinserted to your lineup as well.
Jan 3 - 3:39 PM

Nick Bjugstad will not play Saturday night against the Rangers.

He is making progress in his recovery from the migraine headaches that have plagued him, but he will not be ready to suit up Saturday against New York. Bjusgstad is hoping to return to action Sunday against Minnesota.
Jan 2 - 10:10 AM

Nick Bjugstad (migraines) is very close to returning to the lineup.

"I don't know a timetable of when I'm coming back but I'm close," he said. "Things have gotten a lot better over the past month." Bjugstad took part in another full practice on Thursday and will skate again on Friday. It will be up to him when he returns after that, but he could be back as early as this weekend.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 04:39:00 PM

Nick Bjugstad (migraines) won't play Tuesday, but he may be back in the lineup as early as this weekend.

"We'll see how he feels, but he's had three good days," coach Gerard Gallant said. "We just want to see how he's doing. Believe me, I'll be happy to have him back. He's one of our star players. He'll be fresh and ready to go." He participated in a full practice Monday for the first time since suffering from migraines in St. Louis on Nov. 30. Bjugstad is working on his conditioning now.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 09:51:00 AM

Nick Bjugstad (upper body) might be back in the lineup on Sunday.

He is skating Saturday in a regular practice jersey. Bjugstad hasn't played since Nov. 29 because of migraines.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 12:48:00 PM

Nick Bjugstad (upper body) worked out before practice on Monday.

He could be back in the lineup in the next week, according to GM Dale Tallon. Bjugstad has been sidelined since Nov. 29 due to migraines.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 10:05:00 AM

Nick Bjugstad (upper body) will not be back until after the Christmas break.

He has been skating for the past few days, which is encouraging. Bjugstad had been suffering from migraines and he hasn't played since Nov. 29.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 08:30:00 AM

Nick Bjugstad has been suffering from migraines, according to GM Dale Tallon.

The Panthers don't know why yet, but Bjugstad has been undergoing tests to discover the source of the problem. He is listed as day-to-day and there's no timetable for his return, but Tallon said that Bjugstad had a "good day today."
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 06:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Nick Bjugstad
3Derek MacKenzie
4Dave Bolland
5Corban Knight
6Marc Savard
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jussi Jokinen
3Brandon Pirri
4Quinton Howden
5Garrett Wilson
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Reilly Smith
3Vincent Trocheck
4Logan Shaw
5Shawn Thornton
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Brian Campbell
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Erik Gudbranson
5Willie Mitchell
6Alex Petrovic
7Steven Kampfer
8Brent Regner
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya