Player News - Panthers

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MacKenzie Weegar scored in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Weegar's goal was huge, as it tied the game at three midway through the third period. In the end, the Penguins were able to strike one last time before regulation. Weegar now has one goal in four career games. He isn't worth owning in any fantasy format this season.
Oct 21 - 10:43 AM

Colton Sceviour was back in the lineup Friday against Pittsburgh.

Sceviour sat out Tuesday's match against Philadelphia after a high hit from Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist and he only played 9:42 of ice time in Friday's match versus Pittsburgh.
Oct 21 - 3:25 AM

James Reimer one goal on 12 shots in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Reimer came into the game in the third period, after Roberto Luongo suffered a hand injury. Unfortunately for Reimer, he gave up the game-winning goal to Conor Sheary with less than three minutes remaining in regulation. He has a 1-2-0 record with a 4.11 goals-against-average and a .880 save percentage. His fantasy stock will get a boost if Luongo is forced to miss an extended period of time.
Oct 21 - 1:09 AM

Roberto Luongo suffered a hand injury in Friday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Luongo came out of the game in the third period and he didn't factor into tonight's deicision. We'll consider Luongo day-to-day right now. If he's forced to miss an extended period of time, James Reimer's fantasy stock will get a boost.
Oct 21 - 1:06 AM

Aleksander Barkov scored a goal in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Barkov's goal at the 5:49 mark of the first period gave the Panthers a 2-0 lead at the time. Unfortunately for the Panthers, the Penguins responded by scoring the next three goals. Florida managed to tie the game, but again, the Penguins jumped ahead thanks to Conor Sheary's goal with less than three minutes remaining. Barkov has one goal and three assists in six games this season. He's averaging 22:14 per game which is pretty significant for a forward.
Oct 21 - 1:01 AM

Denis Malgin will be a healthy scratch in Friday's game against the Penguins.

Malgin still hasn't suited up in an NHL game this season. He had six goals and four assists in 47 games in 2016-17. Ian McCoshen and Connor Brickley will also watch the game from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 20 - 7:31 PM

Aleksander Barkov hasn't scored a goal in five games this season.

Barkov is off to a slow start in 2017-18 with three assists and a minus-4 rating. Coach Bob Boughner wants to see better play from his top line of Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau and Evgenii Dadonov. "They had a great preseason," Boughner said. "I liked their first couple games of the [regular] season. I think the last couple games they've gotten away from it a little bit. And I've separated it at times as well. But those three guys play well together, and it's just about limiting the turnovers and playing a little more north-south with that line. They know that. I think they put pressure on themselves to be better, and I know they can be."

Roberto Luongo will be the Panthers' starter on Friday.

Luongo will be looking to bounce back after surrendering four goals on 38 shots on Tuesday. He has a 3.41 GAA and .901 save percentage in three starts this season.
Oct 19 - 12:05 PM

Owen Tippett impressed in his NHL debut on Tuesday night.

Tippett recorded a game-high seven shots on goal and he had five other shot attempts that were blocked in a 5-1 loss to Philadelphia. He finished with a minus-2 rating in 11:39 of ice time. "That's great for him, but I think other guys got to check themselves in the mirror," coach Bob Boughner said. "If an 18-year-old kid playing his first game is your best player, then you're not going to have a chance to win many games, especially on the road."
Oct 19 - 8:58 AM

Radim Vrbata registered his fourth assist in five games to start the 2017-18 season on Tuesday night.

Vrbata earned the secondary helper on a power-play goal by Jamie McGinn in a 5-1 loss to Philadelphia. He recently moved up to the top line with Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov after starting the year alongside Vincent Trocheck.
Oct 18 - 8:31 AM

Roberto Luongo allowed four goals on 38 shots in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Luongo kept the Flyers off the board in the first period, but they exploded for four goals in the second frame. He's now given up four goals in two of his three outings this season. The veteran netminder has a 1-2-0 record with a 3.41 goals-against-average and a .901 save percentage. He's more of a number two goalie in standard fantasy leagues.
Oct 17 - 10:15 PM

Jamie McGinn found the back of the net in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

McGinn's power play goal with less than four minutes remaining in the third period cut the deficit 4-1, but that's as close as the Panthers would come to making it a game. McGinn finished the game with a minus-3 rating, one shot on goal and two hits in 12:05 of ice time. The 29-year-old now has one goal and one assist in five games this season. He isn't worth owning in any fantasy leagues.
Oct 17 - 10:04 PM

Defenseman MacKenzie Weegar was named a healthy scratch for the Panthers against the Flyers Tuesday.

The defenseman has yet to play a game with Florida this year and isn't expected to have much fantasy value this year. He and Denis Malgin are both listed as healthy scratches.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 17 - 7:02 PM

Owen Tippett will make his NHL debut in Tuesday's game against the Flyers.

Tippett was the 10th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. He was terrific during the preseason and that's why he's still around. The 18-year-old had 44 goals and 75 points in 60 games with OHL Mississauga last season. There's a good chance they'll send him back to junior at some point this season unless he starts lightning it up.
Oct 17 - 4:40 PM

Roberto Luongo will get the start in Tuesday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Luongo has a 1-1-0 record with a 3.06 goals-against-average and a .905 save percentage this season. Luongo's fantasy value is limited because he and James Reimer will likely split starts this season.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 17 - 3:16 PM


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