Player News - Panthers

Date: Team: Pos:

Aleksander Barkov (upper body) has been sent back to South Florida.

He wasn't expected to play against Buffalo after he was hurt in a game in Detroit on Monday night. There are reportedly no tests scheduled for Barkov.
Feb 9 - 11:12 AM

Erik Gudbranson (undisclosed) will sit for a third straight game on Tuesday at Buffalo.

He was initially reported that he would be able to travel with the team to Detroit, but that didn't turn out to be the case.
Feb 9 - 10:37 AM

Aleksander Barkov isn't expected to play Tuesday after he left Monday's game with an upper-body injury.

It's believed that he was tested for a concussion when he exited the contest, but Florida hasn't provided details on the ailment other than to say it's an upper-body issue. It's unclear how long he will be sidelined for, but he will be missed. The Panthers lost six of 10 games when Barkov was sidelined with a broken bone in his hand earlier this season.
Feb 9 - 10:33 AM

Florida goalie Al Montoya played a decent game Monday night, stopping 28 of the 31 shots he faced in Detroit.

But the Panthers couldn't score and Montoya wound up on the losing side of a 3-0 final. Montoya has been a good backup to Florida's first-string goalie, Roberto Luongo. He is 8-3-1 in his 13 starts this season. His goals-against average is still under 2.00, at 1.97. His save percentage is .929.
Feb 8 - 10:31 PM

Aleksander Barkov left Monday's game after being hit by Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader.

Abdelkader lined Barkov up with a solid shot, but it was definitely a high hit. The Panthers just announced that his night is over. We'll provide an update on his status as soon as the Panthers make one available. He should be considered day-to-day right now.
Feb 8 - 9:32 PM

Jaromir Jagr is playing in 1600th NHL game on Monday night.

The 43-year-old became the 10th player in NHL history to reach that mark (after Gordie Howe, Mark Messier, Ron Francis, Mark Recchi, Chris Chelios, Dave Andreychuk, Scott Stevens, Larry Murphy and Ray Bourque). He has more potential milestones coming up. Jagr needs just 11 points to tie Howe for third on the all-time list and he's also three goals away from tying Brett Hull for third all-time in that category.
Feb 8 - 9:05 PM

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

The 38-year-old has one goal and two points in 30 games this season. He's nothing more than a veteran enforcer. He'll have no fantasy value going forward. Continue to ignore him in all fantasy leagues.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 8 - 7:46 PM

Vincent Trocheck has been named the NHL's third star of the week.

He notched three goals and six points in three games to receive the honor. Trocheck has a five-game point streak entering this week's action.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 8 - 3:11 PM

Al Montoya is probable to play against Detroit on Monday night.

He was the first netminder off the ice at the morning skate, so it looks like he'll get the nod against the Red Wings and Roberto Luongo will face Buffalo on Tuesday. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Feb 8 - 12:02 PM

Erik Gudbranson (undisclosed) is expected to accompany his teammates to Detroit for Monday's contest, but it's unclear if he will play.

If Gudbranson isn't able to play then Brent Regner will probably get to play again after he made his NHL debut on Saturday.
Feb 8 - 10:29 AM

Willie Mitchell (lower body) won't play in Sunday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

The 38-year-old has missed the last six games because of the injury, and although he's been practicing with his teammates, he won't be on the trip to Detroit. Mitchell has a goal and seven points in 46 games this season.
Feb 7 - 11:51 AM

Gerard Gallant believes his team played "a good game" in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Penguins.

The Penguins scored the winner in the extra frame after Jussi Jokinen went to the box for hooking. "We played pretty well, were in command, but they’re a good team and found the goals,’’ said coach Gerard Gallant. "I thought we played a good game, and they found a way to come back and get two big points against us. It was disappointing. We played a good enough game to win. It happens."
Feb 7 - 11:49 AM

Aleksander Barkov netted a shorthanded goal for the Panthers in their 3-2 overtime loss to the Penguins on Saturday night.

How much longer until we consider Barkov as one of the top players in the East? The 20-year-old has 16 goals and 35 points, with goals in four consecutive and points in six in a row. Jussi Jokinen got the other goal, while also adding an assist.
Feb 6 - 10:34 PM

Roberto Luongo made 32 saves in the Panthers’ 3-2 overtime loss to the Penguins on Saturday night.

Luo and the Panthers looked destined for a win, with a two-goal lead up until 14:56 of the third period. Luongo had won four games in a row. He has a 2.13 GAA and .930 SV%.
Feb 6 - 10:33 PM

Corban Knight will be scratched against the Penguins on Saturday night.

Since being drafted 135th overall in 2009, Knight has seen just 28 career NHL games. He has eight points and little else to his credit as well, suggesting he's not much of a fantasy option.
Feb 6 - 6:48 PM


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