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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 (head) said he would have played in Game 7 had there been one.
The Islanders knocked the Panthers out in Round 1 of the playoffs in the sixth game of the series. He was sent head-first into the boards in Game 5, but reported that he was symptom-free. That's good news as it won't disrupt his off-season training. Bjugstand was limited to 67 games during the regular season, but he enjoyed the success Florida had during the year and he's excited for the 2016-17 campaign. May 9 - 10:26 AM

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Although Nick Bjugstad will not play Sunday night, the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel’s Harvey Fialkov hears that Bjugstad is "doing great."

In fact, Logan Shaw spoke to Bjugstad, who didn’t travel to New York. "That was some pretty scary stuff the other day," Shaw said. "He seems fine; I talked to him the other day. Obviously, we want to make sure we give him another chance to play." Bjugstad crashed face-first into the boards in Game 5, so this is great news.
Apr 24 - 6:56 PM

Nick Bjugstad didn't travel to New York with the rest of his teammates ahead of Game 6.

Bjugstad crashed face-first into the boards in Game 5 and he's now day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Bjugstad needed stitches above his eye. He isn't expected to be available for Game 6 on Sunday night.
Apr 24 - 11:08 AM

Nick Bjugstad is questionable for Sunday's Game 6.

He sustained a head injury in Friday night's 2-1 double overtime loss after he was checked by the Islanders' Shane Prince and went into the boards. Bjugstad needed stitches to close a gash but it is unknown at this time if he sustained a concussion or any other head injury. Stay tuned for further updates.
Apr 23 - 8:46 AM

Nick Bjugstad registered his second goal of the postseason on Sunday in Game 3's 4-3 overtime loss against the Islanders.

He finished the match with six shots and a plus-2 rating. Bjugstad has two goals and two assists in three games during the first-round series.
Apr 18 - 10:10 AM

The line of Nick Bjugstad, Reilly Smith and Jussi Jokinen has arguably been Florida's best line in the playoffs.

The trio have combined to score five of the Panthers' seven goals this postseason and they've managed to put up 11 points in just two games. Bjugstad's first playoff goal proved to be the game-winner in Game 2. "It was exciting," Bjugstad said of his first career playoff goal. "I was right in front all alone. Reilly threw a great pass and I put it in. I definitely got the goose-bumps going through the line."
Apr 17 - 11:39 AM

Nick Bjugstad is now riding a three game point streak thanks to his 15th goal of the season.

Florida topped Montreal 4-1 on Tuesday as well. It's been a season marred by inconsistency and injury for the youngster, but it looks like he'll be finishing the season strong as Florida heads to the playoffs.
Apr 6 - 12:56 AM

Nick Bjugstad scored in Monday's 4-3 win over Toronto.

He opened the scoring with his 14th marker of the season. Bjugstad racked up six shots on goal in the contest, so now he has two points and 14 shots in his last two outings.
Apr 5 - 10:18 AM

Nick Bjugstad moves up in the lineup to play on the second line for the Panthers.

He will replace injured Vincent Trocheck on the line. Bjugstad will be reunited with forwards Jussi Jokinen and Reilly Smith. This season, the 23 year-old has 13 goals and 30 points in 61 games played.
Mar 31 - 9:45 AM

Nick Bjugstad registered a goal and an assist in the Panthers’ 5-3 loss to the Red Wings on Saturday night.

The 6-6 center has gotten at least a point in five consecutive games. It has not been the follow-up season many projected after a 24-goal, 43-point 2014-15. Bjugstad has 13 goals and 29 points in 57 games. A strong finish to the season (and postseason) would serve him well entering next season. Vincent Trocheck and Teddy Purcell picked up the other goals.
Mar 19 - 10:21 PM

Nick Bjugstad has scored a goal in each of his last two games.

He has a three-game point streak going into Thursday's meeting at Toronto and he has found the scoresheet on the power play in each match. Bjugstad has 12 goals and 26 points in 55 games this campaign.
Mar 17 - 8:04 AM

Nick Bjugstad scored in Monday's 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders.

He gave the Panthers a 2-0 lead after two periods with a power-play marker, but the Islanders rallied in the third with three unanswered tallies. Bjugstad's goal ended an 11-game goalless drought and now he has three points in the last four contests.
Mar 15 - 10:20 AM

Nick Bjugstad is in the process of building his confidence back.

"It comes down to me ... I'm trying to find that groove," he said. "Monday was pretty good there but I can't go one-and-done. I have to keep contributing with so many guys out. No added pressure. With hard work, things will come." He has 10 goals and 20 points in 42 games this season.
Feb 17 - 7:56 AM

Nick Bjugstad scored at 7:30 of the first period before he and the Florida Panthers picked up a 2-1 shootout victory over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins Monday night.

It was Bjugstad's 10th goal of the season and first in his past nine games. He also scored one of the Florida goals in the shootout. The Panthers excel in shootouts, where they have won six consecutive games.
Feb 15 - 11:49 PM

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Vincent Trocheck
3Nick Bjugstad
4Derek MacKenzie
5Jared McCann
6Dave Bolland
7Marc Savard
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jussi Jokinen
3Teddy Purcell
4Garrett Wilson
5Quinton Howden
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Jiri Hudler
3Reilly Smith
4Shawn Thornton
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Brian Campbell
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Willie Mitchell
5Alex Petrovic
6Steven Kampfer
7Jakub Kindl
8Michael Matheson
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya