Player News - Panthers

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Shawn Thornton will tag in for Denis Malgin against the Canucks on Saturday.

It'll be the veteran pugilist's seventh game of the season. He's at one or fewer across nearly all stats, so we wouldn't expect that to change tonight. Even if Derek Dorsett and Alex Burrows are on the other team.
Dec 10 - 6:34 PM

Roberto Luongo will be in net to face his most previous club, the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.

Bobby Lu is 2-1-2 in five games against the Canucks since coming back to the Panthers during the 2013-14 season. He's allowed 13 goals against in that span, with three games with at least three goals against as well. Albeit, none were this particular season's Canucks.
Dec 10 - 5:16 PM

Coach Tom Rowe says that he hopes to have Jonathan Marchessault (lower body injury) back on Tuesday against the Wild.

Which means he may only miss just one more game which would be tonight against the Canucks, bringing his absence to four straight. Marchessault has five goals and 10 points in 25 games thus far.
Dec 10 - 1:37 PM

Denis Malgin will miss Saturday's match against the Canucks.

Through the first 28 games of his rookie campaign, Malgin has posted four goals and eight points along with eight PIMs, nine blocks, and 17 hits. Malgin is getting the night off for some rest.
Dec 10 - 1:05 PM

Seth Griffith skate on the Panthers' top line during Friday's practice.

It looks like he's going to get an opportunity to play with Aleksander Barkov and Jaromir Jagr. Reilly Smith, who was on that line during the last few games, was moved back to the second line with Vincent Trocheck and Jussi Jokinen. This is a great opportunity for Griffith to prove himself, as he has just one assist in 12 games this season.
Dec 10 - 11:12 AM

Jonathan Marchessault (lower body) may be ready to return soon.

Interim bench boss Tom Rowe believes Marchessault should be back within the next three to five days. He has missed three games with a lower-body injury.
Dec 9 - 8:24 AM

Aleksander Barkov stretched his point streak to three games on Thursday night.

He earned a helper on a power-play goal by Jaromir Jagr in a 5-1 loss to Pittsburgh. Barkov has scored three goals and added one assist in the last five games after he opened the year with two goals in his first 23 outings.
Dec 9 - 8:21 AM

Roberto Luongo allowed four goals on 29 shots in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Penguins.

The game was essentially over after the first period with Pittsburgh leading 3-0. Luongo has now dropped three straight starts and he has just one win in his last five games. He'll enter his next start with a 9-8-2 record, a 2.25 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage.
Dec 9 - 1:40 AM

Jaromir Jagr found the back of the net in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Panthers may have made a coaching change, but it doesn't seem to have done them much good at this point. They found themselves down 3-0 before Jagr finally got them on the board with his sixth goal of the season. The 44-year-old has six goals and eight assists in 28 games this season.
Dec 9 - 1:15 AM

Jonathan Marchessault won't play Thursday against Pittsburgh due to a lower body injury.

Tough break for the Panthers, as there was word he might play after all. As it stands, Marchessault remains at 25 games played with 10 goals and 19 points and leads the Panthers in scoring.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 8 - 7:28 PM

Roberto Luongo will take on the Penguins on Thursday night.

Luongo comes in having posted his usual quality number with a 9-7-2 record,a 2.14 GAA, and .926 save percentage in 18 games thus far. He's 14-9-6 with a 2.80 GAA and a .910 SV% in 30 career games against Pittsburgh.
Dec 8 - 6:00 PM

It was thought that Keith Yandle could miss two weeks after a shot hit his foot on Monday, but he ended up logging 23:57 of ice time on Tuesday versus Philadelphia.

"He played unbelievable," interim coach Tom Rowe said. "That shows you how tough he is, mentally and physically. ... Our trainers deserve a lot of credit for getting him ready. Dave DiNapoli, Tim Witner, and Tommy Alvo, that's a phenomenal medical staff. They had him in the lineup and that's a big help. It's great for the young kids to see that. In a game where he could have mailed in easily and nobody would have said a word, but that's the kind of teammate he is." Yandle has suited up in 578 consecutive games over the last 7 1/2 years.
Dec 8 - 8:11 AM

Colton Sceviour snapped his 10-game point drought during Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Flyers.

Wow. After a torrid start, Sceviour tallies in at just five helpers and 10 points through 27 games. He hasn't scored a goal since his Halloween hatty, a span of 18 games.
Dec 6 - 11:20 PM

Reilly Smith picked up his third helper over his last four games during Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Flyers.

The 25-year-old is now up to six helpers and 10 points on the season through 27 games. This could be the sign that he's turning his campaign around and playing on the top line will certainly help in that regard.
Dec 6 - 11:19 PM

Aleksander Barkov now has three goals over his last four games.

Though the Panthers fells to the Flyers 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday, their best player has suddenly caught fire. He's fired 19 shots on net during the steak, and he's up to five goals and 17 points in 27 games overall.
Dec 6 - 11:17 PM


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