Player News - Panthers

Date: Team: Pos:

Roberto Luongo says his injured hip feels better than expected at this point.

"I started skating Aug. 5 and there has been slow progression but we've ramped it up here the past week or so and it has been good," said Luongo. "I'm not 100 percent; it's a five month rehab. But I'm feeling better than I thought I would. I thought it would be a slower progression, especially on the ice. It has gone fairly quickly and I'm happy about that. If the season were to start tomorrow, I probably wouldn't be able to go. But I feel good where I'm at and I'm excited about it." If when Luongo is fully healthy, the Panthers will probably look to decrease his workload. The fact that Florida also signed James Reimer this off-season won't help Luongo's fantasy value.
Aug 24 - 11:13 PM

Keith Yandle said it was an easy decision for him to sign with the Florida Panthers.

The Panthers traded a sixth round pick to acquire Yandle's negotiating rights from the Rangers before signing him to a seven-year, $44.45 million contract. The fact that Florida wanted him so badly showed Yandle how committed they were to improving. "I think the whole situation with them showing interest in me, trading for me and giving me the chance to sign before July 1 showed me commitment and it went a long way," Yandle said. "Seeing how great the team is and the coaching staff is, it was a no-brainer for me." The 29-year-old is one of the better set-up guys on the power play. He had five goals and 42 assists in 82 games with the Rangers last season.
Aug 19 - 2:21 PM

Vincent Trocheck will be an alternate on Team North American's World Cup roster.

The 23-year-old will only join the team if one of the current players on the roster drops out. Trocheck had 25 goals and 53 points in 76 games with the Panthers in 2015-16. He parlayed his big season into a six-year, $28.5 million extension with Florida this off-season.
Aug 15 - 5:18 PM

Steven Kampfer feels healthy going into training camp after he played through pain throughout the 2015-16 season.

"From December on, I had been playing in pain," said Kampfer, who is fine now after knee surgery. "When I had the surgery, I got out of bed and wasn't in pain anymore. That was a breath of fresh air. Now I know everything is good. I have no lingering affects." The Panthers made some changes to the back end in the off-season and Kampfer will be battling for a job.
Aug 12 - 1:32 PM

Shawn Thornton is thankful for the opportunity to play another season with the Panthers.

He thought his playing career was coming to a close and he was already considering moving into a business role with the Florida organization. "When they offered another year I sprained my finger signing the thing before they changed their minds," Thornton recalled when he agreed to a one-year extension back in February. He played in 50 games last season, while posting five points, 80 penalty minutes and 73 hits.
Source: CBS Boston
Aug 9 - 2:42 PM

Adam Mascherin is still probably a couple of years away from turning pro, but he was impressive at Florida's development camp last week.

He is known for having a laser of a shot and an excellent worth ethic. Both of those aspects were on full display when he skated with other Panthers prospects. Mascherin netted 35 goals and posted 81 points in 65 games with the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL last year. He was chosen in the second round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
Jul 26 - 11:27 AM

Jayce Hawryluk is hoping to stay with the Panthers out of training camp.

"I think about it every day," Hawryluk said. "My goal is to come in here and make the team this year. I'm going to do everything I can this summer to set myself up for the best chance to do that ... and show them I deserve to be here." He is facing tough competition for a spot behind players like Colton Sceviour, Jonathan Marchessault, Logan Shaw and Corban Knight. Hawryluk also had a sprained ankle at development camp, but he is expected to be ready for training camp. He intends to be an agitating scorer when he makes the jump to the pro ranks. However, the start of his professional career may be in the minors with Springfield in 2016-17.
Jul 26 - 9:01 AM

Florida has signed Denis Malgin to a three-year, entry-level contract.

He tallied five goals and 17 points in 38 matches with the ZSC Lions of the Swiss National League A last season. Malgin also starred for Switzerland at the 2016 World Junior Championship, where he posted nine points in six outings. The 19-year-old forward was picked in the fourth round, with the 102nd overall selection, in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Jul 25 - 4:23 PM

John McFarland has agreed to terms with SaiPa of the Finnish Elite League.

He will make the Liiga his home this season after he didn't receive a qualifying offer from the Panthers. McFarland appeared in three games with Florida last season and he produced 24 points in 56 matches with Portland of the AHL.
Jul 25 - 9:21 AM

Jonathan Racine has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract.

Racine had a goal, nine points, and 89 penalty minutes in 69 AHL contests. The 23-year-old has appeared in a single career NHL game.
Jul 22 - 4:58 AM

Brett Olson has signed with Austria's EC Salzburg.

Olson had 13 goals and 26 points in 67 games with the AHL's Portland Pirates last season. The 29-year-old forward spent the last four campaigns in the minors and didn't appear in an NHL contest over that span.
Jul 15 - 8:30 PM

Logan Shaw has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Florida Panthers.

Shaw can earn $660,000 in the NHL or $70,000 at the AHL level. He had five goals and seven points in 53 contests with Florida last season.
Jul 14 - 1:26 PM

Denis Malgin has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Florida Panthers.

Malgin had seven goals and 22 points in 45 Swiss league games with Zurich SC and GCK Lions last season. He was taken by Florida with the 102nd overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Jul 14 - 12:40 PM

Derek MacKenzie's two-year extension is worth $2.7 million.

That gives MacKenzie a $1.35 million cap hit, which is slightly more than the $1.3 million cited in an earlier report. He had six goals and 13 points in 64 contests last season.
Jul 7 - 3:29 PM

The Florida Panthers have officially signed Derek MacKenzie to a two-year contract extension.

The deal was previously reported on Sunday, but the Panthers didn't initially confirm it. "Derek is a leader on our team and a true professional," said Panthers GM Tom Rowe. "His experience, work ethic and character make him a respected presence on the ice and throughout our organization." He had six goals and 13 points in 64 games in 2015-16.
Jul 6 - 5:18 PM


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