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Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/8/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 180

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Rocco Grimaldi has been assigned to AHL Portland.
Grimaldi had been dealing with an ankle injury that placed him on injured reserve for the start of the regular season. He produced 14 goals and 42 points in 64 minor-league games last season. Oct 12 - 6:44 PM

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Rocco Grimaldi skated again on Saturday and is nearing a return to action.

He participated in the Panthers' morning skate and seems to have recovered from an ankle injury that kept him from playing in the Cats' season debut Friday night. Grimaldi, who is not really a fantasy factor, should be considered day-to-day.
Oct 11 - 10:35 AM

Rocco Grimaldi (ankle) skated on Friday.

Grimaldi will start the season on the injured list, but Panthers GM Dale Tallon said he will be reevaluated on Saturday. The 5'6, 160 pounder scored one goal in seven NHL games last season. He should be considered day-to-day at this point.
Oct 10 - 7:24 AM

Rocco Grimaldi (ankle) might start the regular season on Florida's injured list.

He suffered a sprained ankle last week in a preseason game. Grimaldi stood a good chance of making Florida's roster to start the regular season, but his injury will set him back.
Sep 28 - 10:38 AM

Rocco Grimaldi sustained an ankle injury during Tuesday's game.

Grimaldi is expected to be sidelined for at least the next week as a result. He had a goal in seven contests with the Florida Panthers last season.
Sep 24 - 2:40 PM

Florida wants to get Rocco Grimaldi back on their roster.

He was sent down to the minors on Sunday because the Panthers got some forwards back from injury. Grimaldi generated plenty of offensive chances, with 18 shots and a goal, during his seven games with the big club. Florida would also like to open up a spot for Vincent Trocheck and possibly Quinton Howden once he's healthy, so some trades could be coming. Veterans like Tomas Kopecky, Tomas Fleischmann and Sean Bergenheim have been mentioned as candidates to be moved.

The Florida Panthers have assigned Rocco Grimaldi to the minors.

Grimaldi scored his first NHL goal on Saturday against Nashville. He should be back up with the Panthers soon.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 02:34:00 PM

Rocco Grimaldi got a goal for the Panthers in their 3-2 shootout loss to the Predators on Saturday night.

The goal was the 5-foot-6 rookie’s first of his career. The 2011 second-round draft pick has pretty much made the jump directly from the collegiate ranks to the NHL this season, as he only played 13 games in the AHL before his promotion. Nick Bjugstad stayed hot with his seventh goal of the season. Brian Campbell, Aaron Ekblad and Jimmy Hayes recorded the helpers.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 11:04:00 PM

Rocco Grimaldi was playing in the AHL with San Antonio at the time of his recall on Tuesday.

He had three shots on goal against Oklahoma City when he was pulled from the game near the end of the second period to join the Florida Panthers. The Rampage won 4-3 in a shootout. "I didn't know it was possible to happen or if it ever happened before," Grimaldi said of playing an AHL game and an NHL game on the same day. "Obviously I was excited. I wanted to win the game, it was a close game, I'm glad our guys got the win. Right when they told me I was going I had to start focusing on this game and get my body ready to go." He was brought up due to an illness to Aleksander Barkov.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 11:01:00 AM

The Florida Panthers have summoned Rocco Grimaldi.

Grimaldi has played in four contests with Florida this season, but he hasn't recorded his first career NHL point yet. He has three goals and three assists in 12 AHL contests.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 05:17:00 PM

The Florida Panthers have assigned Rocco Grimaldi to San Antonio of the AHL.

Grimaldi played in four games with the Panthers and didn't register a point. He averaged 12:15 of ice-time during his call-up.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 12:21:00 PM

Rocco Grimaldi made his NHL debut Saturday night.

He dressed against the Flyers and had 10 shifts totalling 6:11 of ice time. Grimaldi had one shot on goal and recorded an even plus/minus rating in Florida's 2-1 win over Philly. We don't expect Grimaldi to be up with the Panthers for long. As soon as a number of injured forwards return to action he will be sent back down to San Antonio of the AHL.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 10:14:00 AM

The Panthers have recalled Rocco Grimaldi from San Antonio of the AHL.

Grimaldi, who was a second-round pick in 2011, has four points in eight games with the Rampage. He may get some game action with both Dave Boland and Brandon Pirri down with injuries but we wouldn't be in a rush to pick him up. If Grimaldi does dress Saturday night, it will be his NHL debut.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 10:28:00 AM

Rocco Grimaldi has been cut from Florida's training camp roster.

Grimaldi had 17 goals and 39 points in 42 games with the University of North Dakota last season. He'll start the 2014-15 campaign in AHL San Antonio.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 12:20:00 PM

Rocco Grimaldi has made an impression at Florida's training camp.

He may be listed at just 5-foot-6, but he hasn't played out of place during his exhibition appearances. His ability to create offense has placed him in the running for a roster spot with the Panthers.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 11:13:00 AM

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C1Nick Bjugstad
2Aleksander Barkov
3Dave Bolland
4Derek MacKenzie
5Marc Savard
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jussi Jokinen
3Brandon Pirri
4Quinton Howden
5Connor Brickley
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Reilly Smith
3Vincent Trocheck
4Shawn Thornton
D1Aaron Ekblad
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3Dmitry Kulikov
4Erik Gudbranson
5Willie Mitchell
6Alex Petrovic
7Steven Kampfer
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya