Player News - Panthers

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Roberto Luongo will be in net against the Canucks on Friday.

It's been a tale of two Luongo's over his last five games. A combined one goal against in two victories, and four goals against each in the three losses. Fortunately,he'll be facing his most recent organization tonight, and he stopped 37 of 39 shots in victory.
Jan 20 - 7:25 PM

Jonathan Huberdeau is still on track for a possible return in early March from an Achilles tendon injury.

Interim coach Tom Rowe said Thursday that there is a possibility that Huberdeau may not play at all this season. The Panthers will not put him back in the lineup until he is 100 percent, but if he is ready to play then he still could make his season debut late in the year.
Jan 20 - 8:38 AM

Aleksander Barkov is dealing with an upper-body injury, according to interim coach Tom Rowe.

It was initially reported as a lower-body ailment. Barkov has been receiving physical therapy, but it's unclear when he'll be back on the ice. He hasn't played since Dec. 28 and the Panthers have not ruled out the possibility that he may not play again this season. We will keep you posted on his status.
Jan 20 - 8:32 AM

Jonathan Huberdeau (Achilles) might not play at all in 2016-17.

Losing Huberdeau has been a major blow to the Panthers and not getting him back at all will severely hinder their chances of making the playoffs. As Panthers coach Tom Rowe noted though, Florida will not rush back one of their franchise players. Huberdeau has 58 goals and 172 points in 272 career games.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 19 - 2:35 PM

Aleksander Barkov (lower body) might not be able to return this season.

Barkov hasn't played since Dec. 28. Losing him would be a big blow to the Panthers' chances of making the playoffs, but it's vital that they be careful with Barkov as they hope he'll be a major part of their franchise for many years to come. Before getting hurt he had nine goals and 27 points in 36 contests this season.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 19 - 2:32 PM

Denis Malgin has been sent to the AHL.

Malgin has four goals and eight points in 39 games with Florida this season. The 20-year-old is playing in his first season in North America after first establishing himself in the Swiss league.
Jan 19 - 1:35 PM

Reto Berra has been summoned by the Florida Panthers.

James Reimer is with his wife for the birth of their child. Berra will probably end up serving as the backup goalie on Friday.
Jan 19 - 1:33 PM

James Reimer has temporarily parted ways with the Panthers so that he can be with his wife for the birth of their child.

Reimer will probably miss Friday's game in Vancouver as a result. Maybe he'll rejoin the team in Arizona before Monday's contest.
Jan 19 - 1:32 PM

Vincent Trocheck potted his 17th goal of the season in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to Edmonton.

He extended his point streak to six straight games. Trocheck has been red hot with six goals and four assists during that span. He has been held off the scoresheet just two times in the past 12 contests. Trocheck has 32 points in 47 games.
Jan 19 - 8:34 AM

James Reimer gave up four goals and blocked 27 in an overtime loss to the Oilers Wednesday night.

The final goal was scored by Connor McDavid. Reimer caught the puck, but his glove was determined to be just behind the goal line. Upon review the goal stood, but Reimer knows this is a game of fractions of inches. This was the third straight game in which Reimer faced more than 31 shots.
Jan 19 - 12:42 AM

Michael Sgarbossa scored at the 18:35 mark of the second period to record his first career goal in a 4-3 loss to the Oilers.

Sgarbossa had two previous assists, but they both came early in the season while he was still with the Ducks.
Jan 19 - 12:36 AM

Derek MacKenzie is poised to play in his 500th career game Wednesday night.

The captain of the Florida Panthers has 10 points in 46 games this season as well as 105 points in 499 appearances.
Jan 18 - 5:51 PM

James Reimer will be between the pipes for Florida Wednesday against Edmonton.

Reimer has won three of his last four starts to give him a 7-6-3 record going into Wednesday's tilt. He also has a 2.61 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage.
Jan 18 - 3:49 PM

Jared McCann registered a pair of assists in Florida's 5-2 loss to Calgary on Tuesday.

He had the primary helper on a pair of goals by Vincent Trocheck in the contest. McCann has three points in the last four games, while skating on Florida's top line.
Jan 18 - 10:11 AM

Roberto Luongo faced 28 shots Tuesday night and let four get past his as the Panthers lost 5-2 to the Flames.

Luongo looked good in the first period as he blocked nine of 10 shots. In the second, the Flames got a little more aggressive and overwhelmed the Panthers’ goalie three times on 14 shots. He gave up the final goal in the third and then one more went into an empty net. This was the second straight game in which Luongo gave up four goals.
Jan 18 - 12:37 AM


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