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Aleksander Barkov | Center

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (19) / 9/2/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 213
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Aleksander Barkov and Scottie Upshall will return to Florida's lineup on Tuesday night versus Washington.
It's been a trying season for both Barkov and Upshall who have scored only four and seven points, respectively thus far. Barkov will center Florida's third line with Jussi Jokinen and Jimmy Hayes, while Upshall will skate on their fourth line to the left of Derek McKenzie and Tomas Kopecky. Dec 16 - 7:13 PM

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Aleksander Barkov (hand) participated fully in Thursday's practice.

He won't be in the lineup this weekend. Barkov is still dealing with discomfort in his hand after he blocked a shot on Dec. 1
Dec 12 - 10:03 AM

Aleksander Barkov (hand) has been placed on injured reserve.

He's retroactive to Nov. 1. Injuries and a lack of points have contributed to a tough start to the season for the 19-year-old Finn.
Dec 8 - 2:10 PM

Aleksander Barkov (hand) won't play in St. Louis on Monday.

He skated before practice on Sunday, but he won't travel with his teammates. Coach Gerard Gallant expects Barkov to join the club in Detroit ahead of Friday's game.
Dec 8 - 10:47 AM

Aleksander Barkov skated on Friday but won't play Saturday against Buffalo.

He has missed two games with a hand injury and needs a little more recovery time. It is possible Barkov could play Monday against the Blues, though. Stay tuned for updates on his status.
Dec 6 - 10:01 AM

Aleksander Barkov (hand) won't play Saturday.

He has missed two games already with a swollen hand and he's been ruled out for Saturday's match-up against Buffalo. Barkov should be considered day-to-day.
Dec 5 - 9:11 AM

Aleksander Barkov has been sidelined with a hand injury.

Barkov blocked a shot in Wednesday night's loss to Columbus, and as a result has a swollen hand. He's not expected to miss much time, but the Panthers are sitting him as a precaution. Shawn Thornton will draw back into the lineup in his wake.
Dec 2 - 6:18 PM

Aleksander Barkov will return to action on Thursday night against San Jose.

Barkov missed Florida's last game because of the flu. The 19-year-old has two goals and three points in 13 games this season.
Nov 20 - 6:47 PM

Aleksander Barkov missed Tuesday's game against Los Angeles because he felt ill.

He missed the morning skate as well. Barkov has struggled to produce this season with two goals and one assist in 13 games. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Nov 19 - 10:56 AM

Aleksander Barkov is being told to shoot more by his teammates and coaches.

He worked on his wrist shot over the summer, but he's been credited with only 15 shots in 11 games. "My shot is better, but I have to use it more," Barkov said. "I have to be more selfish because I've always thought 'pass first.' I have to change that mentality." He is off to a very slow start this year, with two goals and no assists.
Nov 14 - 9:38 AM

Aleksander Barkov scored his second goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-1 victory over the Sharks.

The young center has recorded just two points in the 11 games he has suited up for this, causing him to disappoint many a fantasy owner in the process. Derek MacKenzie, Jimmy Hayes and Tomas Fleischmann all scored for the Panthers in a "get-well" kind of night in South Florida.
Nov 11 - 11:27 PM

Aleksander Barkov's return to the lineup Thursday led to a bit of a line shuffle in Florida.

The Panthers ice the following lines against the Flyers Thursday and may go with the same alignment against Calgary Saturday afternoon. Barkov, Jussi Jokinen and Brad Boyes made up the firt unit, while Scottie Upshall, Nick Bjugstad and Jimmy Hayes comprised the second line. Tomas Kopecky, Derrick MacKenzie and Scott Thornton formed the third unit while Thomas Fleischmann, Vincent Trocheck and Rocco Grimaldi skated as the fourth line. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Nov 8 - 10:32 AM

Aleksander Barkov (knee) will dress Thursday night versus Philadelphia.

It's been a slow start to the season for Barkov, who has one goal in eight games. He isn't worth owning in standard leagues right now, but he still has plenty of value in keeper formats.
Nov 6 - 1:05 PM

Aleksander Barkov might be available to return from his minor knee injury on Thursday night against Philadelphia.

He participated fully in Wednesday's practice. Barkov skated alongside Jussi Jokinen and Brad Boyes in the session. Coach Gerard Gallant is hopeful that the 19-year-old center will be back and we should know more after the morning skate.
Nov 6 - 10:36 AM

Aleksander Barkov (lower body) should be considered questionable to face Boston on Tuesday.

"He's coming on the trip, so hopefully he’s possible for [Tuesday]," coach Gerard Gallant said after Monday's practice. "It's a good sign he was out there and skated pretty good today." Barkov took part in the session wearing a non-contact jersey.
Nov 4 - 9:19 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nick Bjugstad
2Dave Bolland
3Aleksander Barkov
4Vincent Trocheck
5Derek MacKenzie
6Brandon Pirri
LW1Jussi Jokinen
2Jonathan Huberdeau
3Tomas Fleischmann
4Sean Bergenheim
RW1Brad Boyes
2Scottie Upshall
3Tomas Kopecky
4Shawn Thornton
5Jimmy Hayes
D1Brian Campbell
2Dmitry Kulikov
3Erik Gudbranson
4Willie Mitchell
5Dylan Olsen
6Aaron Ekblad
7Jesse Blacker
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya