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Marco Sturm | Winger

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (39) / 9/8/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 194
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 1 (21) / SJ

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Former NHLer Marco Sturm has been named the new head coach and General Manager of the German National Team.
"I’m very proud that the DEB gives me the huge responsibility and I’m really immensely looking forward to this challenging and exciting task I will work on with huge motivation. Together we want to go the next step with German ice hockey," Sturm said. The 36-year-old last played in the NHL with the Florida Panthers in 2011-12. He has signed a two-year contract with the German Federation, and he will get an automatic extension if his team qualifies for the 2018 Olympics. Sat, Jul 11, 2015 10:05:00 AM

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Marco Sturm may head to Germany soon to play.

He has stayed in North America up to this point because he was hoping the lockout would be over by now and he wanted to spend more time with his family. Sturm had five points in 42 games with Florida last season after he was acquired from Vancouver. He began the lockout as an unrestricted free agent.
Thu, Nov 15, 2012 08:15:00 AM

It's not likely that free agent Marco Sturm will sign a contract until a new CBA is reached.

With uncertainty surrounding the league at this time and worries that the salary cap will be reduced, teams are exercising caution by waiting to fill in their rosters. Expect Sturm to eventually catch on somewhere and play a third line role.
Sun, Sep 2, 2012 09:30:00 AM

Marco Sturm was a gamble that didn't pay off for the Florida Panthers.

Sturm had just three goals and five points in 42 games after Florida acquired him from Vancouver on Oct. 22. "Obviously, it wasn’t the season I was hoping for," Sturm said. "That’s what I told Dale and Kevin [in my exit meeting]. I’m glad they traded for me here. I had a good time. We did a lot of good things here. I just had some tough injuries there but I’ve got to try to stay healthy, work hard again and see what happens." He was referring to GM Dale Tallon and head coach Kevin Dineen. Sturm is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and while Sturm appears to be open to re-signing with the Panthers, Florida will probably opt to move on.
Mon, May 7, 2012 02:33:00 PM

Marco Sturm is considered questionable for Game 1 on Friday night because of a lower-body injury.

He logged just 7:19 of ice time in Florida's regular-season finale versus Carolina. In 48 games between the Vancouver Canucks and Panthers, Sturm notched just three goals and two assists. Krys Barch will probably take his place on the fourth line, alongside John Madden and Tomas Kopecky.
Thu, Apr 12, 2012 08:00:00 AM

Marco Sturm didn't participate in Monday's practice due to soreness.

Sturm said he's fine and given that the Panthers' series doesn't start until Friday, we'll give him the benefit of the doubt. He had five points and 25 penalty minutes in 48 games this season.
Mon, Apr 9, 2012 02:30:00 PM

Marco Sturm has been a healthy scratch for Florida's last two games after he returned from knee surgery on Mar. 1 against Winnipeg.

"He had a long stretch off, had one game back and was kind of able to get his sea legs under him," said coach Kevin Dineen. "Now we've gotta make sure he has lots of jump in his step. We want him to be a top-notch player when he does get back in the lineup." Sturm has been limited to 35 games this season, between Vancouver and Florida, due to injuries. He has produced only two goals and one assist during that span, so he shouldn't be on anyone's fantasy down the stretch.
Wed, Mar 7, 2012 06:53:00 AM

Marco Sturm is projected to miss three-to-four weeks after undergoing knee surgery Monday.

The procedure was described as "minor" by the club. Sturm has appeared in 28 games with the Panthers since being traded from Vancouver, but he has just three points and 23 penalty minutes over that time.
Tue, Feb 7, 2012 06:58:00 AM

Marco Sturm underwent minor knee surgery on Monday.

It's not clear how long Sturm will be out for, but he was already on the injured reserve list for what was believed to be a groin injury. He has three points and 25 penalty minutes in 34 games this season.
Mon, Feb 6, 2012 02:06:00 PM

Marco Sturm is on the injured reserve list due to a groin injury.

Sturm played in just one game after returning from a concussion before he ended up back on the sidelines. The Panthers don't plan to further evaluate him until next week.
Sat, Feb 4, 2012 09:58:00 AM

Marco Sturm will not participate in Friday's game after returning from a concussion on Wednesday.

Sturm also missed Thursday's practice. The hope is that the Panthers are just erring heavily on the side of caution, but only time will tell.
Fri, Feb 3, 2012 02:27:00 PM

Marco Sturm didn't practice on Thursday after returning from a concussion on Wednesday.

The good news is that Sturm should be back on the ice Friday. "It’s not always easy," Panthers coach Kevin Dineen said. "He worked hard to get back in the swing of things." For now we'll assume that Sturm will be available for Friday's game, but we'll let you know if his status changes.
Fri, Feb 3, 2012 11:04:00 AM

Marco Sturm (concussion) is expected to be back in Florida's lineup on Wednesday night.

He sustained a concussion back on Dec. 20 after he was struck in the face by a puck while sitting on the bench.
Wed, Feb 1, 2012 07:20:00 AM

Marco Sturm (concussion) could be back in the lineup this week.

Sturm practiced with the team today and Panthers' head coach Kevin Dineen said that he was "probable for the three games this week." Sturm has had a tough season in 2011-12, with just three points in 33 games.
Mon, Jan 30, 2012 07:57:00 PM

Marco Sturm (concussion) has been skating for the past few weeks and joined his teammates on the ice Monday.

"I've been feeling good out there, and it was good to get back out with the guys," said Sturm, who hasn't played since Dec. 20 after he was struck in the head by a puck while sitting on the bench. He hopes to return following the All-Star break.
Tue, Jan 24, 2012 07:30:00 AM

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