Nick Bjugstad will miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season after undergoing successful surgery on his lower back, GM Dale Tallon announced Friday evening.
Nick Bjugstad sat out Thursday's game with a lower-body injury.
The Panthers hope to have Nick Bjugstad (lower body) make the trip to Canada for the next three games of a five-game road trip.
Nick Bjugstad (lower body) didn't travel with the Panthers to Tampa Bay.
Nick Bjugstad isn't expected to play Tuesday because of a lower-body injury.
Nick Bjugstad skipped Wednesday's practice because of "soreness."
Nick Bjugstad received another maintenance day on Monday.
Nick Bjugstad and the Panthers were shut out 3-0 by the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.
Nick Bjugstad scored a goal in Florida's 2-1 shootout loss to St. Louis on Sunday.
Nick Bjugstad had 160 friends and family in attendance for Thursday's game in Minnesota.
Nick Bjugstad scored the Panthers' lone goal in a 2-1 loss at Minnesota on Thursday night.
Nick Bjugstad netted his team-leading 17th goal in Thursday's 3-2 victory against Los Angeles.
Nick Bjugstad collected two assists in Tuesday's 4-2 win against the New York Islanders.
Nick Bjugstad notched a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to Detroit.