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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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.
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

Nick Bjugstad centered the top line Thursday night against Montreal.

He skated between Jaromir Jagr and Seth Griffith because of an injury to Aleksander Barkov. Bjugstad has been getting chances on Florida's top-two lines lately to try to get him going offensively, but he is still stuck on one goal and one assist over 18 appearances.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 09:11:00 AM

Nick Bjugstad will move to right wing on Wednesday night against Toronto.

He will skate on the second line with Vincent Trocheck and Jussi Jokinen because Reilly Smith is out with a concussion. "I want to give [Bjugstad] some top-six minutes to get him going," said interim bench boss Tom Rowe. "We talked about him getting off the schneid a little bit. He's got one but we need more out of him." Bjugstad has recorded just one goal and one assist in 16 games since returning from a broken wrist.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 10:56:00 AM

Nick Bjugstad scored his first goal in 14 games Tuesday night.

He tied the game at 3-3 late in the third period and the Panthers defeated the Sabres in the shootout. Bjugstad has accounted for two points since returning from a broken wrist.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 10:12:00 AM

Nick Bjugstad registered his first point of the 2016-17 season Thursday night.

He earned an assist on a power-play goal by Aleksander Barkov to snap his 11-game pointless skid. Bjugstad returned from a broken wrist on Nov. 22 and took a season-high four shots on goal in the contest.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 08:39:00 AM

Nick Bjugstad doesn't have a point in 11 games this season.

He made his season debut on Nov. 22 because of a broken wrist. Bjugstad has recorded just 10 shots and a minus-7 rating since his return.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 08:16:00 AM

Nick Bjugstad was shifted back to center prior to the Panthers' 2-0 loss to Ottawa Saturday night.

Bjugstad had a five-game trial on the wing alongside Denis Malgin that didn't work out too well. Panthers' interim coach Tom Rowe shifted Bjugstad back to the pivot position. It doesn't really make much of a difference to Bjugstad's fantasy value as in either case he is still playing on the Cats' third line.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 10:38:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Vincent Trocheck
3Nick Bjugstad
4Michael Sgarbossa
5Derek MacKenzie
LW1Jonathan Marchessault
2Jussi Jokinen
3Greg McKegg
4Jonathan Huberdeau
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Reilly Smith
3Colton Sceviour
4Shawn Thornton
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Keith Yandle
3Jason Demers
4Mark Pysyk
5Michael Matheson
6Jakub Kindl
7Alex Petrovic
G1Roberto Luongo
2James Reimer