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Sun. Apr 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Jovanovski was fined $5,000 by the NHL on Sunday for elbowing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp on Saturday night.
Impact: Jovanovski was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for elbowing in the first period of the Blue Jackets' 3-2 victory over the Panthers.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Luongo made 35 saves in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Impact: The move to Florida certainly hasn't hurt Bobby Lou's numbers -- his GAA and save percentage are virtually the same as they were in Vancouver. Next year should be a solid year for him given the ownership's stated desire to increase spending to be competitive. File that away.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bjugstad, who was held off the scoresheet Saturday, finished the season as the Panthers' leading scorer with 38 points. This set an NHL record for the fewest points to lead a team in a full season.
Impact: Such is the struggle of a young roster that isn't very good right now. But Bjugstad has all of the markings of a stud, top-line centerman, so keeper leaguers should see if they can pry him away from his current owner. The Panthers intend to spend to the cap next season in an effort to be competitive, so he'll have a much better supporting cast. That can only help him build his point totals.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Clemmensen was sent back to AHL San Antonio on Saturday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: With Clemmensen headed back to San Antonio, that leaves Dan Ellis as the backup goaltender behind Roberto Luongo. Clemmensen will be a borderline NHL goaltender for the Panthers again next season, though Luongo is locked in to the starting spot in Florida.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Luongo will be in net for the Panthers on Saturday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: Luongo will close out the season in net for the Panthers on Saturday. The netminder has a long contract left, so he will likely be between the pipes for Florida for the 2014-15 season as well.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | STATS
News: Bjugstad had two goals and an assist in Thursday's 4-2 win over Toronto.
Impact: Bjugstad's three points were a career high. He leads the team with 38 on the season.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | STATS
News: Luongo made 27 saves in Thursday's 4-2 win over Toronto.
Impact: Luongo has allowed one or two goals in each of his last five starts. He is 3-2-0 during that stretch.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pirri scored a goal for the fourth time in his last six games Thursday in a victory over Toronto.
Impact: He's on a point-per-game pace over those six contests, perhaps foreshadowing what could be a big breakout next season. The talent is certainly there.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Boyes scored his team-leading 21st goal of the season and added an assist in Thursday night's win over Toronto.
Impact: Boyes has proven to be the Cats' top offseason pickup by far and was rewarded in early March with a contract extension. His 36 points this year are the most he's scored in a season since 2010-11, when he tallied 55.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bergenheim tallied two assists in a 4-2 victory over Toronto on Thursday night.
Impact: The two assists push Bergenheim's point total to 29, good enough to tie his career high. At a half-point-per-game clip, the 29-year-old has been one of the Panthers' more reliable producers this season. Not that that's saying much.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bjugstad scored two goals and tacked on an assist in Thursday night's 4-2 victory over Toronto.
Impact: Bjugstad broke a 20-game goalless drought with the pair on Thursday night, giving him 14 tallies overall on the season. Despite the recent slump, the 21-year-old has put together a nice campaign, with 35 points in 74 games. Given his potential, he's poised for a much bigger season in 2014-15.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Luongo only allowed two goals on 29 shots in Thursday night's 4-2 win over the Leafs.
Impact: Luongo was a late scratch on Tuesday, but the injury was just muscular soreness. He was in vintage form on Thursday as he earned the victory against the hapless Buds -- his fifth straight game allowing two or fewer goals. With one game remaining, Luongo has a .919 save percentage and a 2.39 GAA.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Barch is feeling ill and will not play Thursday against the Maple Leafs, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: The illness seems to be passing around the team, as forward Scott Gomez and goalie Dan Ellis will also be unavailable Thursday for the same reason. With only Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets remaining on the schedule and Barch set to become a free agent after this season, we may have seen the last of him as a Panther.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gomez (illness) will not play Thursday against the Maple Leafs, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: The illness seems to be passing around the team, as forward Krys Barch and goalie Dan Ellis will also be unavailable Thursday for the same reason. With only Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets remaining on the schedule, we may seen the last of Gomez this season.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Clemmensen was recalled from AHL San Antonio on Thursday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: He'll be on hand to serve as Roberto Luongo's backup for Thursday's game against Toronto, as typical No. 2 goalie Dan Ellis is unavailable with an illness.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ellis is feeling ill and will not be available Thursday against the Maple Leafs, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: With Roberto Luongo (upper body) returning to the net Thursday, Ellis would have been ticketed for backup duty anyway. Scott Clemmensen will serve as the Panthers' No. 2 goalie Thursday.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Luongo (upper body) will be back in the net Thursday against the Maple Leafs, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: It appears the injury that resulted in Luongo being a late scratch Tuesday was minor, so he'll take the ice for his 13th start with the Panthers. Luongo has done well to keep his overall numbers steady despite the downgrade in team context in moving from Vancouver to Florida. He's posted a 5-6-1 record, 2.45 GAA and .923 save percentage with the Panthers.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Coach Pete Horachek said after Tuesday's game that Luongo's upper-body injury was just muscular soreness and isn't considered serious, the Associated Press reports.
Impact: Luongo was a surprise late scratch with the injury Tuesday night, but it doesn't sound like the Panthers will shut him down for the rest of the season just yet. With an off day Wednesday, he could be good to go for Thursday's game against the Maple Leafs.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Huberdeau scored his ninth goal of the year in Tuesday night's 5-2 loss to the Flyers.
Impact: It was a relieving night for Huberdeau as he finally broke out of his 19-game goal-scoring drought when his shot squeaked through Steve Mason's five hole. With nine goals and 19 assists in 67 games, it's safe to say that Huberdeau's sophomore campaign has been an utter disappointment. However, there's still too much talent here for owners in keeper leagues to worry. Still only 20 years old, Huberdeau oozes with potential.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ellis allowed five goals on 27 shots in a 5-2 loss to Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
Impact: It's hard to completely pin the loss on Ellis, given that he didn't even know he was starting until pregame warmups, when starter Roberto Luongo pulled himself from the lineup. Ellis will be in line to start the Panthers' remaining two games if Luongo is declared out for the year. He will face Toronto and Columbus, respectively, if that's the case.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | STATS
News: Luongo was a late scratch for Tuesday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Impact: Luongo skated in warmups before the game, but team officials announced shortly before the start of the game that Luongo is out with an upper-body injury. He was replaced by Dan Ellis, who made his fifth start for the Panthers since being acquired from the Dallas Stars on March 5.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Luongo was scratched from Tuesday's start against the Flyers with an upper-body injury, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly reports.
Impact: The upper-body designation opens the door for a multitude of injuries for Luongo, including the possibility of a recurrence of the concussion symptoms that sidelined him less than a week earlier. Look for the Panthers to provide a more concrete update on his status after the game.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ellis will draw the start in goal Tuesday against the Flyers, Erin Brown of FOX Sports Florida reports.
Impact: It wasn't known until pregame warmups that Ellis would be starting, as all indications during the morning skate were that Luongo would be in the crease. If it so happens that Luongo suffered a setback with the concussion he experienced just over a week ago, Ellis could be called upon to start the remaining handful of games for the Panthers.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Despite confirming earlier in the day that Luongo would start Tuesday's game against the Flyers, the Panthers will instead go with Dan Ellis in goal, Erin Brown of FOX Sports Florida reports.
Impact: There was no indication at the team's morning skate that Luongo would be out Tuesday, but coach Pete Horachek opted to make a last-minute change in goal. There's no word yet on whether Luongo's absence from the lineup is injury-related, but we'll provide an update if that turns out to be the case.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Luongo is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Flyers, Steve Goldstein of FOX Sports Florida reports.
Impact: As the regular season winds down, Luongo and the Panthers will continue to try to play a spoiler role Tuesday, this time against a Flyers squad that can clinch a playoff spot with a win in the contest, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Boyes (back) is slated to suit up Tuesday against the Flyers, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Impact: Boyes, who missed the Panthers' last two games due to back spasms, checks back into the lineup with 20 goals (including two in his last three contests) and 34 points in 75 games to date.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Huberdeau (upper body) is slated to suit up Tuesday against the Flyers, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Impact: Huberdeau, who last played on March 16, will thus look to finish his 2013-14 campaign on a positive note. To date, he has recorded a disappointing eight goals and 27 points in 66 games during his sophomore season.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Pirri had a goal and an assist in Sunday's 3-2 win over Dallas.
Impact: Pirri has scored in three of the last four games, posting five points over that stretch.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Panthers recalled Shore from AHL San Antonio on Monday.
Impact: Shore managed five goals and an assist in 21 games with the Panthers earlier this season, but has spent the majority of his time at the AHL level. He collected six goals and 25 assists in 48 games with San Antonio, and will replace the reassigned Bobby Butler on the active roster.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Panthers reassigned Butler to AHL San Antonio on Monday.
Impact: Butler picked up an assist during his two game stint with the Panthers, but will return to San Antonio in exchange for Drew Shore. Butler has 21 goals and 24 assists in 64 games with San Antonio this season.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pirri scored a goal and added an assist against the Stars on Sunday.
Impact: Pirri has a four-game point streak, and though he still only owns 12 goals and 11 assists in 46 games, he's showing a lot of promise for next year.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Fleischmann failed to register a point once again in Sunday's 3-2 win over Dallas.
Impact: The 29-year-old forward has only three points to show for his past 20 contests, and he's posted a minus-10 rating in the process. The 2013-14 season has been a huge disappointment for Fleischmann, who led the Panthers in scoring in each of the prior two seasons. With a career-low 4.5 percent shooting percentage this season, some of his low scoring can be attributed to poor luck. Fleischmann will be a nice buy-low candidate next season.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bergenheim tipped in the game-winning goal with 4:31 left in the third period to deliver a 3-2 win over Dallas on Sunday night.
Impact: With 16 goals on the year, Bergenheim is now one goal away from tying his career high in goals. Given that he missed all of last season with a series of lower-body injuries, 2013-14 should be considered a success.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Luongo stopped 35 of 37 shots in Sunday evening's 3-2 win over the Stars.
Impact: Luongo gave up goals early in both the first and second periods, but he looked comfortable the rest of the way in the winning effort. Luongo is now 5-6-1 with the Panthers, while posting a 2.50 GAA and .921 save percentage.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Huberdeau (upper body) won't play Sunday against the Stars, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: That said, Huberdeau has been cleared for contact, which presumably puts him in the day-to-day category as Tuesday's game against the Flyers approaches.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Luongo will start Sunday's game against the Stars, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Impact: Luongo, who will square off against the Stars' Kari Lehtonen on Sunday, will be making his second straight start for the Panthers, with whom he has recorded a 2.50 GAA and .921 save percentage in 11 starts en route to a 4-6-1 record.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The South Florida Sun-Sentinel suggests that Luongo is likely to start Sunday's game against the Stars.
Impact: Luongo, who returned to action in Friday's loss to the Flames after missing time with a concussion, thus appears on track to make his second straight start Sunday against the Stars, who are coming off a 5-2 win over the Lightning on Saturday.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Huberdeau (upper body) has been cleared for contact and remains questionable for Sunday against the Stars, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: It's a good sign that Huberdeau was cleared for contact, but Panthers coach Peter Horachek said the young forward won't necessarily play Sunday. Florida only has four games remaining, and it sounds like Huberdeau will be back for at least one or two of those, if not all four.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Clemmensen was reassigned to AHL San Antonio on Saturday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: Roberto Luongo returned from a concussion Friday, making Clemmensen expendable. While the 36-year-old has been better than last year, his numbers are still just mediocre (3.08 GAA, .896 save percentage) and it seems likely the Panthers will move on after this season.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pirri grabbed an assist in Friday's 2-1 loss to Calgary, giving him a point in each of the last three games.
Impact: Pirri has acclimated himself well to South Florida, with 10 points through 17 games in Sunrise. His name is definitely worth remembering in deep leagues next season, as he'll be one of several young, talented forwards on the Florida squad.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Luongo allowed two goals on 17 shots in Friday's loss to Calgary, his first start since missing three games due to a minor concussion.
Impact: Friday was not one of Luongo's better efforts considering the Panthers outshot Calgary more than 2-to-1. While Luongo is the undisputed starter in Florida, there are going to be nights like Friday where the Panthers do everything to earn a win, but come up short.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Trocheck scored Florida's only goal in Friday's 2-1 loss to Calgary, the fourth goal of his young NHL career.
Impact: Trocheck is one of several special talents Florida has and he'll be a name worth remembering in deep keeper leagues next season.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Boyes is listed as an injured scratch due to back spasms Friday against the Flames.
Impact: Boyes will miss a second consecutive game but can still be considered day-to-day. Back spasms are rather unpredictable, so he can't be considered a sure thing to play again this season.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Luongo (concussion) will start Friday's game against the Flames, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: Luongo missed a few games with a mild concussion, but he should be fine Friday. Dan Ellis will serve as the No. 2, with Scott Clemmensen likely headed to the AHL soon.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Barkov (knee) is unlikely to return this season, Erin Brown of FOX Sports Florida reports.
Impact: Barkov was able to skate Friday, but with the Panthers well out of playoff contention, there is not much benefit to bringing him back this season. Expect Barkov to be back at 100 percent well before the next campaign kicks off.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Luongo was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate Friday morning and will likely start at night against the Flames, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: Luongo has missed the past few of starts with a mild concussion, but should start the last five games for the Cats. Friday night's game against the lowly Flames should help ease him back into action.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Huberdeau (upper body) could be back in the lineup Sunday against the Stars, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: Huberdeau has been sidelined since March 16 with the upper-body injury, but he's apparently starting to make at least some progress in his recovery. The young forward's sophomore campaign has mostly been a disaster, but perhaps he can establish some momentum for 2014-15 with a couple quality games down the stretch.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Boyes (back) wasn't present for Thursday's practice, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: The Panthers will attempt to limit Boyes' workload over the next few days while he recovers from the back injury he aggravated Tuesday night. He would seem unlikely to play Friday against the Flames.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Luongo, who was diagnosed with a slight concussion last week, could be available Friday against the Flames, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: Luongo was on the ice for practice Thursday and said his concussion symptoms have dissipated, but coach Pete Horachek could still opt to give him some additional rest Friday. He's missed the last three games.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | STATS
News: Boyes has returned for the Panthers.
Impact: Boyes had a back injury for Florida.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Butler has been recalled from AHL San Antonio.
Impact: Butler, who has recorded 45 points in 64 games for San Antonio to date, has yet to appear in an NHL game this season, but he does have 48 points in 128 career NHL contests to his credit. He'll bolster the Panthers' depth up front.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pirri scored his fifth goal of the season in a 4-2 loss to the Islanders on Tuesday night.
Impact: Pirri scored for the second consecutive game and now has nine points in 16 games for the Cats. His stock has certainly risen since arriving in Sunrise, and he'll be given an even greater opportunity to flourish with the Panthers in the future.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Clemmensen gave up four goals on 40 shots in Tuesday night's 4-2 loss to the Islanders.
Impact: This may have very well been Clemmensen's last game for the Panthers, as Roberto Luongo is expected to be back with the team in the next few days. Barring any more injuries down the final stretch, Clemmensen will finish his campaign with a .896 save percentage and 3.09 GAA in 17 games played.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | STATS
News: Boyes scored for the second straight game in Monday's loss to New Jersey.
Impact: Boyes has a goal in each of his last two games after tallying just one in his previous 15 contests.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Boyes was removed from Tuesday's game against the Islanders after aggravating his back injury, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: Boyes was a game-time decision Tuesday, but ended up playing after receiving treatment from a chiropractor earlier in the day. However, his back quickly acted up in the first period, as he left after just five shifts and 3:17 TOI. Boyes may need to rest a few games for the back issues to dissipate entirely.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Upshall (ankle) is playing Tuesday against the Islanders, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Impact: Although Upshall is probably not quite at 100 percent health, the Panthers felt comfortable enough using him after he was able to take part in pregame warmups without limitations. Look for him to receive close to his usual allotment of minutes.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Boyes (back) will play Tuesday against the Islanders, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Impact: Although Boyes is probably not quite at 100 percent health, the Panthers felt comfortable enough using him after he was able to take part in pregame warmups without limitations. Look for him to occupy his usual spot on the top line.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Boyes (back) is a game-time decision Tuesday against the Islanders, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: Boyes is dealing with a sore back and met with a chiropractor earlier in the day in an attempt to remedy the ailment. The Panthers should relay the winger's status for Tuesday during pregame warmups.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Upshall is dealing with an ankle injury and will be a game-time decision Tuesday against the Islanders, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: With the Panthers out of the running for the playoffs this season, it seems more likely than not that the team will rest Upshall, if for no reason other than to preserve his long-term health. We'll find out during pregame warmups if he'll suit up Tuesday.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Clemmensen will be in the net Tuesday against the Islanders, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: As anticipated, Clemmensen will give Dan Ellis a breather on Tuesday. He'll be opposed in the other crease by the Islanders' Evgeni Nabokov.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jovanovski will likely sit out Tuesday's game against the Islanders, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Impact: The Panthers' captain does not play back-to-back games, given his recent injury history, so this development is nothing to fret about. Jovanovski has only one goal and four assists to show for his 32 games this season. He's no longer a fantasy asset in most formats at this point in his career.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Clemmensen is expected to start Tuesday's game against the Islanders, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: Clemmensen figures to get the nod Tuesday for the Panthers, with Dan Ellis having started for the team in Monday's 6-3 loss to New Jersey.
Thu. Mar 27, 2014 | STATS
News: Gilbert is out for the season.
Impact: Gilbert has undergone a hernia operation.
Thu. Mar 27, 2014 | STATS
News: Luongo left after the first period against the Carolina Hurricanes on March 27 because of an upper body injury and won't return to the game.
Impact: Hurricanes forward Radek Dvorak crashed into Luongo at 12:48 of the first, driving him into the back of the net and knocking the goal off its moorings. Dvorak was given a major penalty for charging and was ejected. Luongo finished the period, in which he stopped 11 of 12 shots.