Fantasy NHL
Florida Panthers Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Nick Bjugstad, C4/10/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Florida forward Nick Bjugstad had two goals and one assist Thursday against Toronto.
Insight: The 21-year-old has 38 points in 75 games, tied for fourth among rookies.
Roberto Luongo, G4/10/2014 5:22:00 PM
Description: Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo (upper body) was a late scratch from Tuesday's game but will start Thursday, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Luongo has gone 5-6-1 with a 2.45 GAA and a .923 SV% in 12 starts since being traded to Florida.
Jonathan Huberdeau, C4/8/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Panthers center Jonathan Huberdeau scored a goal Tuesday against the Flyers.
Insight: It was his ninth of the season. The 20-year-old won the Calder Trophy with 14 goals and 31 points in 48 games last season, but he has just 28 points in 67 games in 2013-14.
Roberto Luongo, G4/1/2014 11:56:00 AM
Description: Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo (sore neck) left Thursday's game against Carolina after colliding with Radek Dvorak and didn't join the team on their two-game road trip.
Insight: Luongo should be available for Friday's home game with Calgary. He's 4-5-1 with a 2.54 GAA and .923 SV%.
Roberto Luongo, G3/28/2014 5:16:00 PM
Description: Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo (sore neck) left Thursday's game against Carolina after colliding with Radek Dvorak, according to the Miami Herald.
Insight: Luongo remained in the game after the hit but left after the first period. Florida goalie coach Robb Tallas said that Luongo was pulled for precautionary reasons and that he expected the goalie to start Saturday against Montreal.
Roberto Luongo, G3/25/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Roberto Luongo has gone 4-4-1 with a 2.53 GAA and a .923 SV% in nine games since the Canucks traded him to the Panthers.
Insight: Luongo had a worse save percentage with Vancouver and a better goals against average. The 34-year-old made 37 saves on 39 shots during the first 65 minutes and stopped two of three shots in the shootout to earn the win for Florida Tuesday against Ottawa.
Sean Bergenheim, LW3/22/2014 12:10:00 PM
Description: Florida left wing Sean Bergenheim (lower body) is questionable for Saturday's game against Los Angeles.
Insight: Bergenheim left a game on March 11 and hasn't skated in the last five games. He has picked up just two points in his last five games though he does have 24 in 50 games this season.
Roberto Luongo, GHot3/19/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Roberto Luongo stole a win for Florida Tuesday at San Jose by making 52 saves on 54 shots in 60 minutes.
Insight: Luongo has blocked .928 percent of his SOG in six games with the Panthers to go 3-2-1.
Jonathan Huberdeau, C3/16/2014 5:44:00 PM
Description: An upper-body injury knocked Panthers center Jonathan Huberdeau out of Sunday's game, according to George Richards of the Miami Herald.
Insight: Huberdeau won the Calder Trophy with 14 goals and 31 points in 48 games last season, but the 20-year-old has had a major sophomore slump. In 66 games, he's managed only eight goals and 27 points.
Sean Bergenheim, LW3/15/2014 2:20:00 PM
Description: Florida left wing Sean Bergenheim (lower body) is questionable for Sunday's game against Vancouver.
Insight: Bergenheim left Tuesday's game with the injury and didn't skate in the next two games . He has picked up just two points in his last five games and has 24 in 50 games this season.
Brian Campbell, D3/14/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: With a goal and an assist Friday against the Devils, Brian Campbell reached 31 points on the season.
Insight: Campbell has reached the 30-point plateau seven times in his lengthy career. He was also a +4 Friday to break even for the season.
Sean Bergenheim, LW3/12/2014 6:54:00 PM
Description: Florida left wing Sean Bergenheim (lower body) will miss Thursday's game, according to sun-sentinel.com.
Insight: Bergenheim left Tuesday's game with the injury. He has picked up five points in his last seven games but has just 24 in 50 games this season.
Jimmy Hayes, RW3/9/2014 8:04:00 PM
Description: Jimmy Hayes scored both Florida goals Sunday in a loss to Boston.
Insight: Sunday was Hayes' first multi-goal effort in 78 career games. Hayes has been buried on the Panthers' fourth line for much of the season. Despite his nice showing Sunday, we don't anticipate Hayes (seven goals in 37 games) becoming much of a factor in fantasy.
Roberto Luongo, G3/7/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Roberto Luongo was excellent Friday in his return to Florida.
Insight: Luongo made 25 saves en route to his fourth shutout of the season. He should be in net again Sunday when the Panthers host Boston.
Roberto Luongo, G3/4/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: The Canucks have traded goaltender Roberto Luongo and Steven Anthony to the Florida Panthers for Jacob Markstrom and Shawn Matthias, according to Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada.
Insight: Luongo (19-16-6, 2.38 GAA, .917 SV%) played with the Panthers from 2000-06 before being traded to Vancouver. Joining a middling defensive team like Florida won't do much for his fantasy value. It also doesn't make much sense for Florida to pick up a 34-year-old goalie with eight years still remaining on his contract after this season.
Scottie Upshall, RW3/2/2014 7:26:00 PM
Description: Florida winger Scottie Upshall joined teammate Shawn Matthias in posting three points Sunday against the Islanders.
Insight: Upshall scored two goals and had an assist to go with five shots on goal in the victory. With 12 goals, 30 points, 57 PIM and 114 SOG in 55 games, Upshall is a low-end fantasy option.
Shawn Matthias, CHot3/2/2014 7:25:00 PM
Description: Panthers center Shawn Matthias has generated three goals and two assists in two games since March began.
Insight: The 26-year-old only has 16 points in 59 games, however, and skates just 12 minutes per game for Florida.
Tomas Kopecky, RW2/27/2014 2:16:00 PM
Description: Panthers right wing Tomas Kopecky took an elbow to the head from Slovenia's Sabahudin Kovacevic and is on injured reserve is out indefinitely with a concussion.
Insight: Kopecky has just four goals and eight assists in 49 games so has very limited fantasy value even when healthy.
Brad Boyes, C2/27/2014 2:03:00 PM
Description: Florida forward Brad Boyes should return to action Thursday after being with his wife during the birth of their child.
Insight: Boyes has 15 goals and 26 points on 138 shots, including three goals in his last seven games.
Aleksander Barkov, C2/24/2014 7:57:00 PM
Description: Florida center Alexsander Barkov won't need surgery on his injured knee. SOURCE: Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Insight: Barkov suffered the injury while playing for Finland in the Sochi Olympics. Though we haven't heard an official diagnosis yet, fantasy owners should assume that he's out indefinitely.
Tomas Kopecky, RW2/17/2014 2:10:00 PM
Description: Panthers right wing Tomas Kopecky took an elbow to the head from Slovenia's Sabahudin Kovacevic and could miss some NHL games due to a possible concussion.
Insight: Kopecky has been ruled out for the remainder of the Olympics. He has just four goals and eight assists in 49 games so has very limited fantasy value.
Aleksander Barkov, C2/17/2014 11:28:00 AM
Description: Panthers center Aleksander Barkov suffered a knee injury against Norway on Friday and will miss the balance of the Olympics, according to Antti Makinen.
Insight: The 18-year-old could also miss the remainder of the NHL season. He has eight goals and 16 assists in 54 games.
Tim Thomas, G2/4/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Florida goaltender Tim Thomas allowed three goals or more in seven straight games, including 14 in his last three, prior to giving up one in a win over the Maple Leafs Tuesday.
Insight: Thomas has been very inconsistent this season, going 15-16-3 with a 2.74 GAA and a .912 SV%.
Brian Campbell, D2/4/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Panthers defenseman Brian Campbell had the game-winning goal and an assist Tuesday against Toronto.
Insight: Campbell has six goals and 25 points in 56 games but more importantly is just a -2 after registering a -22 in 2012-13.
Tomas Fleischmann, LWCold1/31/2014 7:57:00 PM
Description: Florida forward Tomas Fleischmann was a healthy scratch Thursday but interim coach Peter Horachek said he will be back in the lineup Saturday. SOURCE: sun-sentinel.com
Insight: Fleischmann led the Panthers with 35 points in 48 games last season but he has just 23 points this season. He hasn't scored a goal since Dec. 17 and has put up just four points in his last 17 games.
Aleksander Barkov, C1/31/2014 7:52:00 PM
Description: Panthers center Aleksander Barkov (knee) practiced Friday for the first time since his injury, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Insight: The 18-year-old suffered a minor knee strain on Jan. 21 against Buffalo. Interim coach Peter Horachek wants to see Barkov skate a few times before inserting him back into the lineup.
Sean Bergenheim, LWHot1/30/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Florida left wing Sean Bergenheim has recorded a point in five straight games and scored three goals in that span.
Insight: The 29-year-old has had two flourishes this season, producing nine points in 10 games from Dec. 17 to Jan. 9 and his most recent stretch. However, he's not a consistent contributor and has just 19 points in 39 games.
Shawn Matthias, C1/30/2014 3:06:00 PM
Description: Florida center Shawn Matthias is questionable for Thursday's game against Toronto.
Insight: Matthias has just five goals and five assists in 51 games - in other words he's not of interest to fantasy owners.
Tomas Kopecky, RW1/30/2014 2:34:00 PM
Description: Panthers right wing Tomas Kopecky did nothing in his first game back after missing four games.
Insight: Kopecky has just four goals and six assists in 44 games so has very limited fantasy value.
Aleksander Barkov, C1/29/2014 10:33:00 AM
Description: The Panthers have placed center Aleksander Barkov on injured reserve. SOURCE: Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Insight: The 18-year-old is eligible to return as soon as Saturday against Columbus. He's been playing on Florida's second line alongside Sean Bergenheim (12 goals, six assists) and Brad Boyes (14 goals, ten assists).
Aleksander Barkov, C1/26/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Panthers rookie center Aleksander Barkov was out for Friday's home loss to Colorado and didn't travel with the team to Detroit.
Insight: Barkov, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 draft, has a team-high 24 points on 80 SOG in 50 games. That's solid work from a rookie, but he'll be unlikely to help over the team's four-game road trip.
Aleksander Barkov, C1/24/2014 2:54:00 PM
Description: Panthers rookie center Aleksander Barkov left Tuesday's game against Buffalo with a lower body injury, didn't practice Thursday and has been downgraded to out for Friday's game with Colorado.
Insight: Barkov, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 draft, has 23 points on 80 SOG in 49 games, but had just two points in his last seven games. Still, that's solid work from a rookie.
Tomas Kopecky, RW1/24/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: Panthers right wing Tomas Kopecky is likely to miss Friday's game against Colorado due to an upper body injury.
Insight: Kopecky has just four goals and six assists in 43 games so has very limited fantasy value.
Aleksander Barkov, C1/24/2014 11:32:00 AM
Description: Panthers rookie center Aleksander Barkov left Tuesday's game against Buffalo with a lower body injury, didn't practice Thursday and is doubtful for Friday's game with Colorado.
Insight: Barkov, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 draft, has 23 points on 80 SOG in 49 games, but had just two points in his last seven games. Still, that's solid work from a rookie.
Aleksander Barkov, C1/21/2014 11:44:00 PM
Description: Panthers rookie center Aleksander Barkov left Tuesday's game against Buffalo with a lower body injury.
Insight: Barkov, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 draft, has 23 points in 49 games, but he was scoreless over the past three until adding an assist this evening. He did not return after the injury.
Tim Thomas, G1/21/2014 9:16:00 AM
Description: Florida goaltender Tim Thomas hasn't been feeling well and is questionable for Tuesday's game against Buffalo after sitting out Monday's game with Pittsburgh.
Insight: Scott Clemmensen (6-4-1) beat the Penguins on Monday and would get the start if Thomas can't go. Thomas is 12-13-3 on the season with a 2.58 GAA and .917 SV%, but has lost his last two starts.
Jonathan Huberdeau, C1/20/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Panthers center Jonathan Huberdeau has had three points in the last two games. He helped Florida beat Pittsburgh Monday with one goal and one assist.
Insight: Huberdeau had just three points in 15 games prior to the last two. The 20-year-old has experienced a sophomore slump after winning the Calder Trophy last season. He has eight goals and 20 points in 47 games.
Tim Thomas, G1/20/2014 4:25:00 PM
Description: Florida goaltender Tim Thomas isn't feeling well and will likely sit against Pittsburgh Monday night.
Insight: Scott Clemmensen (5-4-1) will get the start. Thomas is 12-13-3 on the season with a 2.58 GAA and .917 SV%, but has lost his last two starts.
Dmitry Kulikov, D1/10/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Florida defenseman Dmitry Kulikov is questionable for Saturday's game against New Jersey do to faial lacerations.
Insight: Kulikov doesn't provide much offense and has a minus rating so fantasy owners aren't likely to have him on their radar screens.
Sean Bergenheim, LWHot1/6/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Florida left wing Sean Bergenheim scored another goal Monday against Montreal, giving him six over his last six games.
Insight: Bergenheim had just two goals in his first 16 games but he's scored eight in his last 12. The 29-year-old's career high in points during his seven-year career is just 29, so don't get too excited with his recent stretch.
Erik Gudbranson, D1/6/2014 2:12:00 PM
Description: Florida defenseman Erik Gudbranson is expected to be activated from injured reserve for Monday's game against Montreal.
Insight: Gudbranson has a pair of goals and five assists, but struggles with an ugly minus rating. He was -19 in 2011, -22 in 2012 and is -7 through 37 games this season.
Sean Bergenheim, LWHot12/29/2013 10:37:00 AM
Description: Florida left wing Sean Bergenheim tallied two goals in Saturday's loss to the Red Wings.
Insight: That gives Bergenheim three goals in his last two games and four in his last five. All but two of his goals this season have come in the month of December.
Tim Thomas, G12/24/2013 7:50:00 PM
Description: Panthers netminder Tim Thomas has been activated from the injured list, according to a Miami Herald report.
Insight: Scott Clemmensen did a solid job in a pinch hit role going 4-3-1 with a 2.99 GAA and .892 SV%. Thomas (9-10-1, 2.75 GAA, .909 SV%) could get the first start after the Christmas break.
Scottie Upshall, RW12/24/2013 12:13:00 PM
Description: Florida Panthers winger Scottie Upshall is questionable for Saturday's game against Detroit with an upper body injury.
Insight: Upshall has scored six goals with 12 assists in 35 games this season.
Aleksander Barkov, C12/19/2013 10:21:00 PM
Description: Panthers rookie center Aleksander Barkov notched a goal Thursday against the Senators and has five points over his last five games.
Insight: Barkov, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 draft, started hot with five points in his first five games but he had just five points in 26 games from Oct. 13 to Dec. 8.
Jonathan Huberdeau, C12/19/2013 7:15:00 PM
Description: Panthers center Jonathan Huberdeau (foot) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Senators, according to Craig Davis of the Sun Sentinel.
Insight: Huberdeau missed the last two games. The 2012-13 Calder Trophy winner has underwhelmed with seven goals and 15 points in 33 games this season.
Jonathan Huberdeau, C12/17/2013 12:36:00 PM
Description: Panthers center Jonathan Huberdeau is questionable for Tuesday's game against Toronto due to a foot injury.
Insight: Saturday was the first absence of his career. The 2012-13 Calder Trophy winner has underwhelmed with seven goals and 15 points in 33 games this season.
Erik Gudbranson, D12/17/2013 12:34:00 PM
Description: Florida defenseman Erik Gudbranson is questionable for Tuesday's game against Toronto with a lower body injury.
Insight: Gudbranson has a pair of goals and five assists, but continues to struggle with an ugly minus rating. He was -19 in 2011, -22 in 2012 and is -8 through 34 games this season.
Jonathan Huberdeau, C12/15/2013 6:38:00 PM
Description: Panthers center Jonathan Huberdeau missed Sunday's game due to a foot injury, according to George Richards of the Miami Herald.
Insight: It's the first absence of his career. The 2012-13 Calder Trophy winner has underwhelmed with seven goals and 15 points in 33 games this season.
Tim Thomas, G12/15/2013 10:20:00 AM
Description: Panthers netminder Tim Thomas is doubtful for Sunday's game against Montreal after leaving Thursday's practice with a lower body injury.
Insight: Scott Clemmensen should start with just brought up Jacob Markstrom as the backup. Thomas is 9-10-1 with a 2.75 GAA and .909 SV%.
Tim Thomas, G12/13/2013 10:44:00 AM
Description: Panthers netminder Tim Thomas is expected to miss Friday's game against Washington after leaving Thursday's practice with an undisclosed injury.
Insight: Scott Clemmensen should start with just brought up Jacob Markstrom as the backup. Thomas is 9-10-1 with a 2.75 GAA and .909 SV%.
Sean Bergenheim, LW11/25/2013 10:14:00 PM
Description: Panthers left wing Sean Bergenheim scored his first two goals of the season Monday against the Flyers.
Insight: Bergenheim hadn't scored in over a year and a half. So far, the 29-year-old has four points in his first ten contests.
Mike Weaver, D11/25/2013 3:22:00 PM
Description: Florida defenseman Mike Weaver is questionable for Monday's game against Philadelphia due to flu-like symptoms.
Insight: Weaver isn't a big point producer with just one point in 20 games this season. The illness has sidelined him for four games, but he did practice Sunday.
Tomas Kopecky, RW11/22/2013 11:24:00 AM
Description: Panthers right wing Tomas Kopecky is expected to miss Friday's game against Calgary after suffering a wrist injury in Thursday's game with Edmonton.
Insight: Kopecky has just two goals and two assists in 23 games. Add in a -4 rating, and just six PIM and he's not producing enough statistics to be on fantasy radars.
Scott Gomez, C11/19/2013 1:32:00 PM
Description: Florida center Scott Gomez is questionable for Tuesday's game against Vancouver with a ongoing strained groin.
Insight: He's missed six of the past seven games with the injury. Scoreless for the past eight games he has played, he's not much of a fantasy option.
Scott Gomez, C11/15/2013 1:44:00 PM
Description: Florida center Scott Gomez is questionable for Friday's game against Minnesota with a strained groin.
Insight: He's missed four of the past five games with the injury. Scoreless for the past eight games he has played, he's not much of a fantasy option.
Scott Gomez, C11/12/2013 2:06:00 PM
Description: Florida center Scott Gomez is doubtful for Tuesday's game against Anaheim with a strained groin.
Insight: He's missed three of the past four games with the injury. Scoreless for the past eight games he has played, he's not much of a fantasy option.
Scott Clemmensen, G11/7/2013 5:57:00 PM
Description: Florida goaltender Scott Clemmensen will start Thursday at Boston.
Insight: Clemmensen started his first game of the season Saturday at Washington and lost 3-2 in a shootout. He'll continue to serve as Jacob Markstrom's backup until Tim Thomas returns.
Tim Thomas, G11/7/2013 11:23:00 AM
Description: Panthers netminder Tim Thomas had hoped to be ready to return for Thursday, but that won't happen, according to George Richards of the Miami Herald.
Insight: he now hopes to be ready to go for one of the two weekend games. Thomas' talent has never been in question but at age 39, it's fair to wonder how his body will hold up over the course of an 82-game schedule.
Tomas Fleischmann, LW11/1/2013 11:08:00 AM
Description: Florida forward Tomas Fleischmann is probable for Friday's game against St. Louis while dealing with flu-like symptoms.
Insight: Fleischmann led the Panthers with 35 points in 48 games last season and he's started strong with two goals and seven assists in the first 11 games.
Sean Bergenheim, LW10/25/2013 11:13:00 AM
Description: Florida Panthers winger Sean Bergenheim may be activated from injured reserve for Friday's game against Buffalo.
Insight: Bergenheim doesn't have much fantasy value, even when healthy which hasn't been since 2011 (hip, abdomen, groin). He's usually a low-end double-digit goals guy who totals around 20-25 points a season.
Tim Thomas, G10/23/2013 4:18:00 PM
Description: Panthers netminder Tim Thomas exited Tuesday's game with a lower body injury and has been placed on injured reserve, according to NHL.com.
Insight: This is already his second lower-body injury of the season. Thomas' talent has never been in question but at age 39, it's fair to wonder how his body will hold up over the course of an 82-game schedule. Jacob Markstrom will take over until Thomas returns.
Tim Thomas, G10/23/2013 9:24:00 AM
Description: Panthers netminder Tim Thomas exited Tuesday's game with a lower body injury. SOURCE: Harvey Fialkov, South Florida Sun Sentinel
Insight: He left with the game tied at two in the third period. Thomas' talent has never been in question but at age 39, it's fair to wonder how his body will hold up over the course of an 82-game schedule. Jacob Markstrom would take over in net if Thomas is unavailable for Friday night's contest versus Buffalo.
Tomas Fleischmann, LW10/22/2013 10:51:00 PM
Description: Florida forward Tomas Fleischmann scored a goal Tuesday against the Blackhawks.
Insight: Fleischmann led the Panthers with 35 points in 48 games last season following a career-high 61-point campaign the year before. He's at it again with two goals and seven assists in the first 10 games.
Tim Thomas, G10/19/2013 10:02:00 PM
Description: Florida goalie Tim Thomas has made 67 saves on 71 shots (.944 SV%) in two games since returning from a groin injury.
Insight: Thomas had his best start of the season Saturday against the Wild, stopping 30 of 31 shots in a shootout win. The 39-year-old will continue to be inconsistent given the Panthers defensive issues.
Tim Thomas, G10/17/2013 2:04:00 PM
Description: Florida goalie Tim Thomas (groin) is expected to be in goal when the Panthers face Boston Thursday night, according to the team's Twitter account.
Insight: Thomas hasn't started out very good, with a 1-2 record, a 5.05 GAA and .850 SV%, but is a talented netminder.
Sean Bergenheim, LW10/15/2013 1:49:00 PM
Description: Florida Panthers winger Sean Bergenheim returned to Toronto for a week of work with a personal trainer.
Insight: Bergenheim doesn't have much fantasy value, even when healthy which hasn't been since 2011 (hip, abdomen, groin). He's usually a low-end double-digit goals guy who totals around 20-25 points a season.
Tim Thomas, G10/15/2013 1:45:00 PM
Description: Florida goalie Tim Thomas (groin) will skate again Wednesday and should be ready to go Thursday, according to Panthers head coach Kevin Dineen.
Insight: Thomas hasn't started out very good, with a 1-2 record, a 5.05 GAA and .850 SV%, but is a talented netminder.
Tim Thomas, G10/13/2013 11:10:00 AM
Description: Florida goalie Tim Thomas (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game against Los Angeles.
Insight: Thomas hasn't started out very good, with a 1-2 record, a 5.05 GAA and .850 SV%.
Brad Boyes, C10/11/2013 10:25:00 PM
Description: Islanders forward Brad Boyes has four goals during a three-game scoring streak.
Insight: Boyes put two pucks in the back of the net and had one helper Friday against the Penguins, giving him five points in five games this season. The veteran has been a low-level fantasy forward over the last four years but he has been successful so far skating with 2013 No. 2 overall pick Aleksander Barkov and Tomas Fleischmann.
Aleksander Barkov, C10/11/2013 10:23:00 PM
Description: Panthers rookie center Aleksander Barkov continued his hot start with a goal, two assists, three SOG and a +3 Friday at Pittsburgh.
Insight: The 18-year-old No. 2 overall pick has two goals and three assists in his first five NHL games.
Tomas Fleischmann, LW10/11/2013 10:20:00 PM
Description: Florida forward Tomas Fleischmann had a big night Friday against the Penguins, scoring a goal with three assists, six SOG and a +3 differential.
Insight: Fleischmann led the Panthers with 35 points in 48 games last season following a career-high 61-point campaign the year before. He entered play with zero goals and two assists in the first four games before Friday's outburst.
Ed Jovanovski, D10/11/2013 10:27:00 AM
Description: Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski (hip) has yet to play this season but might be ready by the end of October.
Insight: Jovanovski hasn't been a viable fantasy option since 2009 therefore this injury shouldn't change any lineups.
Sean Bergenheim, LW10/11/2013 10:22:00 AM
Description: Florida Panthers winger Sean Bergenheim could return to the lineup next Tuesday, according to a Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel report.
Insight: Bergenheim doesn't have much fantasy value, even when healthy which hasn't been since 2011 (hip, abdomen, groin). He's usually a low-end double-digit goals guy who totals around 20-25 points a season.
Jacob Markstrom, G10/10/2013 4:58:00 PM
Description: Panthers goalie Jacob Markstrom will man the crease Thursday against the Lightning.
Insight: Starter Tim Thomas suffered a lower-body injury Tuesday and Markstrom saved 25 of 25 shots in relief. The 23-year-old showed flashes last season but finished 8-14-1 with a 3.22 GAA and a .901 SV% in 23 starts. It's too risky to start Markstrom with Florida's shaky defense in front of him.
Tim Thomas, GCold10/9/2013 10:11:00 PM
Description: Florida goalie Tim Thomas has been diagnosed with a pulled groin. SOURCE: Miami Herald
Insight: He suffered the injury in last night's loss to Philadelphia. We wouldn't expect the veteran to miss more than a game or two.
Tim Thomas, GCold10/8/2013 9:27:00 PM
Description: Panthers goaltender Tim Thomas suffered a lower-body injury Tuesday against the Flyers and didn't return.
Insight: Jacob Markstrom took over for Thomas in the first period. Thomas gave up two goals on his first five shots and has allowed seven on 33 shots his last two games.
Tim Thomas, G10/5/2013 11:01:00 PM
Description: Panthers goaltender Tim Thomas gave up five goals on 28 shots in the first two periods Saturday against the Blues before being pulled.
Insight: Ouch. Thomas won his Panthers debut with 25 saves on 27 shots at Dallas but he found out Saturday what Jose Theodore, Scott Clemmensen and Jacob Markstrom saw last season -- the Panthers' defense is often abysmal.
Tim Thomas, G10/3/2013 12:22:00 PM
Description: The Panthers will go with Tim Thomas in net Thursday against Dallas. SOURCE: Steve Goldstein, Fox Sports Florida
Insight: The game marks Thomas' official return after a year-long hiatus from the sport. Fantasy owners are hoping the 39-year-old didn't lose a step in his year away from hockey.
Tim Thomas, G9/26/2013 8:25:00 PM
Description: Former Bruins goalie Tim Thomas signed a one-year deal with Florida on Thursday. SOURCE: Panthers.com
Insight: Thomas hasn't appeared in an NHL game since 2012. It's a little tough to gage his fantasy value after a year away from the ice but it's looking like Thomas has a good chance to open the year as the Panthers' No. 1 netminder.
Tim Thomas, G9/16/2013 9:05:00 PM
Description: Tim Thomas will attend a tryout for the Florida Panthers. SOURCE: Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Insight: Thomas took last season off to be with his family. If he makes the team, the former Bruin will compete with Jacob Markstrom and Scott Clemmensen for the starting goaltender job.
Kris Versteeg, RW9/13/2013 2:08:00 PM
Description: Florida winger Kris Versteeg (knee surgery) could be ready for opening day, according to coach Kevin Dineen.
Insight: Versteeg had 54 points two seasons ago, but only played 10 games last year due to injuries.
Ed Jovanovski, D9/13/2013 2:04:00 PM
Description: Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski is feeling better after major hip surgery, but his return is uncertain.
Insight: Jovanovski hasn't been a viable fantasy option since 2009 therefore this injury shouldn't change anything heading into this season's draft.
Sean Bergenheim, LW9/13/2013 2:00:00 PM
Description: Florida Panthers winger Sean Bergenheim is questionable for 10/3 against Dallas with ongoing hip, abdomen and groin problems from last season.
Insight: Bergenheim doesn't have much fantasy value, even when healthy. He's usually a low-end double-digit goals guy who totals around 20-25 points a season.
Jonathan Huberdeau, C6/15/2013 9:40:00 PM
Description: Panthers center Jonathan Huberdeau won the 2013 Calder Trophy.
Insight: The award is given to the league's top rookie. Huberdeau, who just turned 20 on June 4, had 14 goals and 31 points in 48 games this season. The last three Calder Trophy winners -- Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog, Carolina's Jeff Skinner and Buffalo's Tyler Myers -- actually took a step back in their sophomore seasons, so fantasy owners shouldn't go overboard to draft Huberdeau in 2013-14 fantasy drafts.
Tomas Fleischmann, LW4/27/2013 10:36:00 PM
Description: Florida left wing Tomas Fleischmann produced two goals Saturday in a season-ending win over the Lightning.
Insight: Fleischmann led the Panthers with 35 points this season (12 goals, 23 helpers). Unfortunately, he also finished the year with a -10 rating.
Jacob Markstrom, G4/23/2013 10:07:00 PM
Description: Panthers goalie Jacob Markstrom held the Rangers to two goals on 38 shots Tuesday night to snap a personal six-game losing streak.
Insight: The 23-year-old goalie has had his moments this season, but the Panthers will have to put a better defense in front of him if he's going to be a fantasy option next season.
Dmitry Kulikov, D4/21/2013 4:15:00 PM
Description: Florida defenseman Dmitry Kulikov will likely miss the rest of the season, Panthers coach Kevin Dineen said. SOURCE: George Richards, Miami Herald
Insight: Kulikov appeared to injured his arm or shoulder in a collision with Boston's Jaromir Jagr during Sunday's game.
Brian Campbell, D4/20/2013 9:43:00 PM
Description: Panthers defenseman Brian Campbell a goal and an assist Saturday against the Devils.
Insight: Campbell has eight goals and 26 points this season, but his -20 sinks his value.
Jose Theodore, G4/20/2013 9:27:00 PM
Description: Panthers goalie Jose Theodore (groin) will miss the rest of the season, according to Renaud Lavoie of RDS.ca.
Insight: Theodore was hoping to return for a couple games after tearing his groin in early March. The veteran had a miserable 3.29 GAA this season and will be a free agent this summer.
Peter Mueller, C4/16/2013 6:49:00 PM
Description: Florida forward Peter Mueller will miss Tuesday's game due to the birth of his child.
Insight: Mueller has only 17 points in 40 games, but he does have 122 SOG, which ranks 29th in the NHL.