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Sergei Samsonov | Winger

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (39) / 10/27/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 188
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 1 (8) / Bos

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Unrestricted free agent Sergei Samsonov, has been practicing with some Detroit Red Wings in Troy, Michigan.
Samsonov did not play hockey last season after a 13 goal and 40 point season in 2010-11 in a year split between Carolina and Florida. He has been in the Detroit area since the summer as it was thought that former Russian and Red Wing great Igor Larionov was his agent but apparently his agent is Neil Abbott. The former eighth overall selection in the 1997 Draft is now 34 years of age and this could be his last chance at a comeback. Tue, Nov 27, 2012 07:37:00 AM

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Contrary to an earlier report, Sergei Samsonov does not have a tryout in place with the San Jose Sharks.

Joe Haggerty reports that Samsonov's agent is actually Neil Abbott and that there are still discussions going on with several teams regarding his client's return to the NHL. "Sergei is definitely making a comeback," Abbott told "He is skating with Igor in Detroit, but Larionov is not his agent. I am speaking with several teams and we have not made a deal with the San Jose Sharks."
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 05:01:00 PM

According to his agent, Igor Larionov, Sergei Samsonov will receive a tryout with the San Jose Sharks.

Of course that is dependent on players getting a training camp and not being locked out by a potential work stoppage. Samsonov last appeared in the NHL during the 2010-11 campaign when he split time between Carolina and Florida, but he didn't play anywhere last year.
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 12:34:00 PM

Sergei Samsonov might be re-signed by the Florida Panthers.

His work after being acquired from Carolina at the trade deadline was praised by Florida GM Dale Tallon. Samsonov notched three goals and 14 points in 20 games with the Panthers.
Tue, Apr 12, 2011 07:01:00 AM

Sergei Samsonov scored his 13th goal of the season however Florida lost 4-2 to Buffalo.

The goal was Samsonov’s 13th of the season. He now has 10 points since joining the Panthers. Evgeny Dadonov scored his seventh goal of the season in the loss. Florida is playing for next season so look for them to go with new lines down the stretch. They next play Sunday at Pittsburgh.
Fri, Mar 25, 2011 10:13:00 PM

Sergei Samsonov led the Panthers with four shots on goal in a 4-0 loss to Chicago Wednesday.

With Stephen Weiss dealing with a leg injury, the already-anemic Panthers had even greater difficulty lighting the lamp on this night. Samsonov has been one of the few bright spots in Florida as of late with nine points in 12 games since being acquired from the Hurricanes.
Wed, Mar 23, 2011 11:26:00 PM

Sergei Samsonov has one goal and five helpers in his past three games.

He has played very well since landing in Florida via a deadline day deal with the Hurricanes. Samsonov has nine points in 10 contests with the Panthers since the move. "I like what I see so far," coach Pete DeBoer said. "He looks like he's playing for a contract, which is what you want to see this time of year out of these guys." Samsonov is slated to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Tue, Mar 22, 2011 06:58:00 AM

Sergei Samsonov has really picked up his game since being traded to Florida by the Hurricanes.

In nine games with the Panthers, Samsonov has registered seven points and is playing on a very hot line alongside Stephen Weiss and Niclas Bergfors. If you are looking for a short-term offensive boost, consider Samsonov.
Sat, Mar 19, 2011 09:57:00 AM

Sergei Samsonov and Stephen Weiss each had a goal and an assist as the Panthers dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to Atlanta on Saturday.

Samsonov now has 11 goals and 28 points this season while Weiss potted his 18th of the season to go with 25 helpers. David Booth with his 18th, also scored for the lowly Panthers.
Sun, Mar 6, 2011 05:24:00 AM

Sergei Samsonov will be auditioning for a contract extension with the Panthers for the remainder of the season.

He made his Florida debut on Tuesday after being acquired from the Hurricanes on deadline day in exchange for defenseman Bryan Allen. He logged 18:45 of ice time in the Panthers' 2-1 loss to his former team. Samsonov is scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency after this year, but he should get plenty of ice time down the stretch on an overhauled Florida roster.
Thu, Mar 3, 2011 08:10:00 AM

The Florida Panthers have traded Bryan Allen to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Sergei Samsonov.

Samsonov has 10 goals and 26 points in 58 games this season, but he could have more fantasy value in Florida. He was averaging just 14:09 minutes of playing time per game with Carolina and the Panthers might give him a chance to serve as a top-six forward.
Mon, Feb 28, 2011 02:14:00 PM

Sergei Samsonov returned to the lineup Saturday after serving as a healthy scratch in the team`s previous game.

Samsonov played less than 10 minutes in this contest, but did register an assist on Jussi Jokinen`s second period power play marker. He has very little fantasy value at this moment.
Sun, Jan 16, 2011 08:31:00 AM

Sergei Samsonov will likely be a healthy scratch on Thursday.

Samsonov will be replaced by Zac Daple in the Hurricanes lineup. Adjust your lineup if need be.
Thu, Jan 13, 2011 06:37:00 PM

Sergei Samsonov potted the lone goal in the Hurricanes 5-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night.

The goal snapped Samsonov's ten-game scoreless drought. He only managed two assists over that span. The 32-year old only has six goals and 14 points this season and should no longer be considered a fantasy asset.
Mon, Dec 20, 2010 11:30:00 PM

Sergei Samsonov will be back in the lineup for Saturday night.

Patrick O’Sullivan will be a healthy scratch for the ‘Canes. Samsonov, who has missed the last two games with injury, is feeling a lot better. Brandon Sutter had an upper body injury as well but is fine to play.
Sat, Oct 23, 2010 05:43:00 PM

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