Player News - Panthers

Date: Team: Pos:

Roberto Luongo made 26 saves on 28 shots but received no offensive support on Thursday night as the Blackhawks downed the Panthers 3-0.

Help is on the way with Jaromir Jagr joining the Panthers' offense, but Florida missed a chance to tie Boston for the final Wild Card spot in the East. Luongo falls to 21-16-11 this season with a .921 save percentage and 2.38 goals against average. He is winless in his past three games.
Feb 26 - 11:30 PM

Nick Bjugstad and the Panthers were shut out 3-0 by the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

Bjugstad has no points and is a minus seven in his past five games, as the 22-year-old is still struggling to find consistency at this level. The hulking 6'6, 218-pounder has 36 points in 61 games.
Feb 26 - 11:23 PM

Tomas Kopecky will be scratched against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

The 33 year old veteran forward has just six goals and 19 points since his 15 goal and 27 point 2012-13 season. Unfortunately, there just isn't any more fantasy value here.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 26 - 7:16 PM

Roberto Luongo will get the start against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

Florida comes in sitting squarely two points behind Boston for the final Wild Card slot, and two points ahead of Philadelphia. While they have a game on Philly, both foes have several regulation and overtime wins on Sunrise. A win is a win, but a regulation victory means more. Luongo for his part boasts a 22-15-11 record, a 2.39 GAA and a .921 save percentage in 49 games this season. He's also beaten Chicago just five times in 13 tries since 2010, but with only 26 goals against.
Feb 26 - 5:26 PM

Jaromir Jagr has been traded to the Florida Panthers, and will not dress on Thursday night.

Florida sent a second-round draft pick in 2015 and a conditional third-round selection in 2016 in exchange for the veteran winger. Jagr has 11 goals and 29 points in 57 games this season with New Jersey.
Feb 26 - 4:38 PM

Alex Petrovic won't be suspended after he injured Chicago's Patrick Kane on Tuesday night.

However, he may have to answer for the hit in Thursday's rematch versus the Blackhawks. Petrovic was assessed a two-minute penalty for cross-checking on the play.
Feb 26 - 11:15 AM

Vincent Trocheck scored in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout loss to Chicago.

He has two points in two games since returning from the minors this past Saturday. Florida dealt Sean Bergenheim to Minnesota on Tuesday to help clear up some of the team's logjam at forward, which could lead to more opportunities for players like Trocheck. He has five goals and 15 points in 30 games this campaign.
Feb 25 - 11:15 AM

Jussi Jokinen scored a goal for the Panthers in a 3-2 shootout loss to Chicago Tuesday night.

Jokinen has only found the back of the net six times this year, but that's partially due to poor luck and partly the result of him taking on playmaking role with the young Panthers. Vincent Trocheck also scored for the Panthers in the shootout loss.
Feb 25 - 12:27 AM

Roberto Luongo turned in a great performance Tuesday night, but suffered a loss in Florida's 3-2 shootout defeat against Chicago.

Luongo allowed just two goals on 38 shots in the defeat and really deserved a better result than he received here. Despite the loss, the veteran has been a great value for his fantasy owners and now owns a 22-15-11 record, a 2.39 GAA and a .921 save percentage.
Feb 25 - 12:25 AM

Roberto Luongo will get the start on Tuesday night against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Florida sits just three points back of Boston for the final Wild Card slot, and now have to ward off Philadelphia who trails them by just a point. Luongo owns a 22-15-10 record with a .920 save percentage and 2.40 GAA through 48 games this season. He's also 5-4-2 in 11 starts since 2010 versus Chicago with 25 goals against.
Feb 24 - 7:19 PM

Garrett Wilson has been called up by Florida.

He has produced 18 goals and 11 assists in 53 games this season with the Panthers' AHL affiliate in San Antonio. Wilson is projected to get into the lineup on Tuesday to try to help inject some offense. He didn't have a point in three outings with the big club last year.
Feb 24 - 9:56 AM

Vincent Trocheck had the lone assist on Scottie Upshall's goal in a 5-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Despite the final score the Panthers carried the play for most of the game and probably deserved a better outcome. Trocheck was called up from the minors, where he had 11 points in his last 13 games with San Antonio, because of an injury to Dave Bolland.
Feb 23 - 9:31 AM

Al Montoya allowed five goals on 26 shots in Sunday's 5-1 loss to Pittsburgh.

The Penguins jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the game before Scottie Upshall put the Panthers on the board. The Panthers will be disappointed after they dropped both their games this weekend. Florida started the weekend just one point behind Boston for the final wild card spot in the East but the Bruins defeated the Blackhawks earlier today. Montoya's record falls to 4-6-2 with a 2.98 goals-against-average and a .893 save percentage.
Feb 22 - 8:52 PM

Scottie Upshall scored a goal in Florida's 5-1 loss to Pittsburgh.

The goal was scored in the third period with the Panthers down 5-0. The 31-year-old has been a disappointment offensively this season. He has just six goals and 13 points in 44 games in 2014-15. There is a chance that Upshall could be traded between now and the March 2nd trade deadline.
Feb 22 - 8:48 PM

Dave Bolland was made a late scratch with an upper body injury versus the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night. Vincent Trocheck took his place.

Bolland's ailment isn't considered serious, so he isn't expected to miss much time. He hasn't quite produced as Florida hoped with just three goals and 16 points in 37 games this season. Trocheck hasn't played in the NHL since Jan. 19th, he has 13 points in 28 games up with the big boys. Plus 17 more points in just 21 games for AHL San Antonio.
Feb 22 - 8:12 PM


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