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Filip Kuba | Defenseman

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (37) / 12/29/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 226
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As expected, the Florida Panthers have bought out Filip Kuba's contract.
It's worth noting that the Panthers opted to buy out Kuba in the regular fashion rather than spend one of their two compliance buyouts on him. As a result, Kuba's cap hit wasn't entirely removed from their books. Thu, Jul 4, 2013 10:04:00 AM

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The Florida Panthers will buy out defenseman Filip Kuba, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

Kuba has a no-movement clause, which means he can block the team’s attempt to put him through unconditional waivers. As a result, the Panthers don’t need to actually put Kuba on the waivers list. Kuba had one goal, 10 points and a minus-18 rating in 44 games last season. At 36 years old, he's long past any sort of fantasy usefulness.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 03:20:00 PM

Filip Kuba has recovered from a lower-body injury and should be in the Panthers' lineup Saturday afternoon against the Devils.

If you need Kuba, who had missed the Cats' last two games due to the injury, feel free to activate him.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 09:20:00 AM

Filip Kuba (lower body) sat out Thursday night but hopes to return before the end of the Panthers' road trip.

Kuba took part in Thursday's morning skate but wasn't feeling well enough to give it a go. The Panthers play the Devils on Saturday and the Bruins on Sunday before returning back to Florida. Kuba has eight points and a minus-17 rating in 39 games this season.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 09:34:00 AM

Filip Kuba didn't play Tuesday because of the lower-body injury he is dealing with.

He has eight points and a minus-17 rating in 39 games with the Panthers this season. Florida lost 5-2 to the New York Islanders Tuesday night.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 10:12:00 AM

Filip Kuba has a lower-body injury and didn't practice Monday.

However, he is expected to travel with the team for Tuesday's match-up against the New York Islanders. He will be re-evaluated but coach Kevin Dineen said the team didn't have any plans to bring someone up from the minors.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 07:55:00 AM

Filip Kuba posted two assists on Florida power-play goals in a 4-1 win against Carolina Tuesday.

He helped set up goals by Marcel Goc and Shawn Matthias in the contest, while Tomas Fleischmann and Jerred Smithson (empty net) also scored for the Panthers. Kuba was signed as a free agent last summer and he has produced six points, with a minus-12 rating, in 28 games this campaign.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 10:55:00 PM

Filip Kuba (upper body) will make his return to Florida's lineup versus Buffalo Thursday night.

He has been absent for the team's last two games. Kuba has three assists and a minus-10 rating in 17 games this year.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 04:20:00 PM

Filip Kuba missed Sunday's game due to an upper body injury.

Kuba's ailment is believed to be minor, so consider him day-to-day for now. He has three assists and a minus-10 rating in 17 games this season.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:16:00 AM

Filip Kuba was paired with Brian Campbell at Florida's practice on Monday.

"It'll take a little bit to get on the same page, but we're easy-going and it won't be a problem," Kuba said. Campbell said they may use video footage to get used to one another and see their tendencies because they don't have much time in a shortened camp and season. Kuba played in the Czech Extraliga during the lockout, where he posted four assists in 11 games with Vitkovice.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 10:02:00 AM

The Czech Extraliga's Vitkovice Steel has announced the departure of Florida defenseman Filip Kuba on their website.

He said he is returning to North America for family reasons and he is hopeful that the NHL could return to action soon. Kuba said he would head back to Vitkovice if the lockout cancels the remainder of the 2012-13 campaign. He had four assists in 11 games prior to his departure.
Tue, Dec 11, 2012 02:13:00 PM

Filip Kuba has agreed to terms with HC Vítkovice Steel.

HC Vítkovice Steel plays in the Czech Extraliga. Kuba was also a member of their team before he made the jump to North American hockey in 1996-97. Kuba inked a two-year/$8 million deal with Florida in July.
Fri, Nov 9, 2012 01:25:00 PM

Filip Kuba has inked a two-year, $8 million contract with the Panthers, the team that drafted him in 1995.

Well that really closes the door on a Jason Garrison return to the Sunshine State. Provided he can stay healthy, Kuba is a nice addition to the Florida blueline. However, with Brian Campbell and Dmitry Kulikov ahead of him on the power-play depth chart, his offensive contributions could be limited. We think 30 points is his top end for 2012-13.
Sun, Jul 1, 2012 02:49:00 PM

The Ottawa Senators appear to be content to allow defenseman Filip Kuba to walk as an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

"I think we're moving on," GM Bryan Murray said. "I haven't heard from him. I talked to his agent (Rich Evans) before the year ended and told him sort of the thoughts I had, about what we might consider and I haven't heard back." He made $3.7 million in 2011-12 and the Senators would like him to sign for less to remain with their organization. The veteran blueliner enjoyed a solid year with 32 points, 149 blocks and a plus-26 rating, while riding shotgun alongside an emerging star in Erik Karlsson.
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 08:38:00 AM

The Ottawa Senators' 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens Friday night allowed them to leapfrog a point ahead of the Boston Bruins, vaulting them all the way to second in the Conference as the divisional leader, but defenseman Filip Kuba has a message for his teammates.

"It feels great, obviously, to lead the division, but it was hard for us to get there and it’s going to be even harder to stay there," said Kuba, who scored the game-winning goal in overtime Friday night. "We know we’ve still got 10 games left in the regular season, so it’s pretty important for us to play strong and finish the season hard and that’s our biggest focus."
Sat, Mar 17, 2012 11:12:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Nick Bjugstad
2Aleksander Barkov
3Dave Bolland
4Vincent Trocheck
5Brandon Pirri
6Derek MacKenzie
LW1Jussi Jokinen
2Jonathan Huberdeau
3Tomas Fleischmann
4Sean Bergenheim
RW1Brad Boyes
2Scottie Upshall
3Jimmy Hayes
4Tomas Kopecky
5Shawn Thornton
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Brian Campbell
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Erik Gudbranson
5Willie Mitchell
6Dylan Olsen
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya