Player News - Panthers

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Denis Malgin (upper body) might be able to play on Thursday, but that remains to be seen.

As previously reported, Malgin was hurt when he was hit by Chicago's Connor Murphy during Tuesday's game. Malgin has four goals in 14 games this season.
Dec 13 - 1:48 PM

Denis Malgin sustained an upper-body injury in Tuesday's game versus Chicago.

Malgin was on the receiving end of a hard hit from Blackhawks defender Connor Murphy early in the first and he wasn't able to return. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Dec 13 - 9:36 AM

Jamie McGinn netted his fifth goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 OT loss to Chicago.

McGinn spent most of the contest on the second line with Vincent Trocheck, who assisted on his marker, and Evgenii Dadonov. He has produced four points in his last five games.
Dec 13 - 9:32 AM

Aaron Ekblad posted a minus-2 rating in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss at Chicago, but he salvaged the night with four blocked shots and a hit.

Ekblad has posted just six goals and 12 points with a rather marginal plus-2 rating across 31 contests. His real value to those in deeper fantasy pools is for his willingness to sacrifice his body. He has blocked 47 shots through 31 games while adding 32 hits.
Dec 13 - 12:18 AM

Mark Pysyk posted an assist with a plus-1 rating, three shots on goal, five blocked shots and three hits across 20:12 of ice time in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss in Chicago.

Pysyk isn't much of an impact player at the offensive end, so Tuesday's assist was a bonus. His real value to fantasy owners in deeper pools is for his work in the blocked shots (47) and hits (33) categories across 31 contest.
Dec 13 - 12:16 AM

Jamie McGinn potted his fifth goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss in Chicago.

McGinn added a plus-1 rating with two shots on goal and a hit while winning his only faceoff opportunity. He entered the game with just one assist over his eight contests, and no goals since Nov. 27, so he is only worth fantasy consideration in the deepest of pools at this point.
Dec 13 - 12:12 AM

Nick Bjugstad posted a goal with a plus-1 rating, two hits and a minor penalty in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss in Chicago.

The Twin Cities native has stepped up his production skating alongside Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau on Florida's top line, posting three goals with an assist over his past six outings. Bjugstad is trending in the right direction, but he'll need to continue producing regularly over at least a few more games before he re-emerges as a recommend fantasy option outside of deeper pools.
Dec 12 - 11:31 PM

James Reimer allowed three goals on 28 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss in Chicago.

Reimer and the Panthers had a 2-1 lead until Jonathan Toews struck for an even-strength goal with 6:02 remaining in regulation. Then, it was Patrick Kane sending the Windy City faithful home happy with a goal at 2:24 of overtime. Optimus Reim did a pretty decent job against a high-octane offense, but he isn't someone to depend on outside of the deepest of fantasy leagues when he is in the crease.
Dec 12 - 11:28 PM

Radim Vrbata will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Vrbata has three goals and eight assists in 25 games this season, but he hasn't scored a goal since Oct. 26. Ian McCoshen and Dryden Hunt will also serve as healthy scratches in this one.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 12 - 8:29 PM

James Reimer will start Tuesday night versus Chicago.

Reimer will get his second start in two nights after he stopped 34 shots in a 2-1 overtime win over Detroit on Monday night. He had a 2-2-0 record in the second half of back-to-backs last season when he played both contests.
Dec 12 - 6:56 PM

Evgenii Dadonov will be back in the lineup Tuesday night.

Dadonov has been sidelined since Nov. 25 with a suspected shoulder injury and he was originally given a four-to-six week timetable. Coach Bob Boughner said recently that Dadonov could be back sooner, but this still comes as a bit of a surprise. He has seven goals and 18 points in 22 games this year. Feel free to get him back in your lineup even though he isn't expected to play immediately on the top line.
Dec 12 - 6:49 PM

Michael Matheson recorded the overtime winner Monday against Detroit.

Matheson potted his first goal of the season and his first marker since April 6 just 2:02 into the extra session. "He's great in three-on-three, because he has such great speed and he moves his feet so well," coach Bob Boughner said. Matheson has eight points in 29 games.
Dec 12 - 10:19 AM

James Reimer stopped 34 of 35 shots in Monday's 2-1 overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Reimer gave up a goal late in the first period, but that's all the offense the Red Wings could muster against him. This was the first time in eight games that Reimer's given up less than three goals. He has a 6-7-3 record with a 3.61 goals-against-average and a .894 save percentage this season.
Dec 11 - 11:18 PM

Vincent Trocheck scored a goal in Florida's 2-1 overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night.

Trocheck's power play goal at the 10:09 mark of the third period tied the game at one before defenseman Mike Matheson ended it in overtime. Trocheck is now riding a five-game point streak (he has eight points during that stretch). The Panthers forward now has 13 goals and 31 points in 30 games this season. He's on pace to score over 35 goals and 85 points.
Dec 11 - 11:07 PM

Ian McCoshen will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

He has three goals and a minus-10 rating in 25 games this season. Dryden Hunt will also watch the game from the press. Neither player will carry fantasy value this season.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 11 - 7:33 PM


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