Panthers Rumors & News

  • Barkov brings unique two-way game to Panthers, game film shows "The first video clip runs for a few seconds. Florida Panthers coach Bob Boughner spots something already. "Back it up," he says in a conference room at their practice rink. "Right here. Watch." On the screen is center Aleksander Barkov, the 22-year-old whom general manager Dale Tallon calls..." February 18

  • Luongo will start for Panthers against Flames "Goalie Roberto Luongo will make his first start in more than two months when the Florida Panthers visit the Calgary Flames on Saturday (10 p.m. ET; CITY, SNW, FS-F, NHL.TV). Luongo has not played in the past 27 games after sustaining a lower-body injury making a pad save with his right leg on a..." February 16

  • Vrbata gave Panthers list of 10 teams he can be traded to last month

    TSN "The Florida Panthers requested a 10-team "yes" trade list from Radim Vrbata last month and the veteran forward submitted it, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. LeBrun adds that there would likely be a "limited market" for the 36-year-old, but anything is possible before the Feb. 26..." February 15

  • Panthers activate goalie Roberto Luongo from injured reserve

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Florida Panthers activated goaltender Roberto Luongo from injured reserve on Wednesday, but the 38-year-old netminder will back up James Reimer on Wednesday night against the Vancouver Canucks. Luongo has not played in a game since injuring his groin on Dec. 4 against the New York Islanders..." February 15

  • Panthers still weighing goaltending options ahead of road trip

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Florida Panthers still have three goaltenders — for now. The club is approaching a decision about its goaltending situation, complicated by Harri Sateri’s strong recent play and the return of both Roberto Luongo and James Reimer from groin injuries. Luongo (on injured reserve) and Reimer..." February 12

  • Panthers sign Colton Sceviour to 3-year extension

    Fanrag Sports "Colton Sceviour will remain with the Florida Panthers for the foreseeable future. The team announced on Monday that it has signed the defensive-minded forward to a three-year contract extension. “Colton is a hard-working, versatile player who has become a key part of our success on the penalty..." February 12

  • Luongo returns to practice for Panthers "Goalie Roberto Luongo practiced with the Florida Panthers on Thursday for the first time since injuring his groin against the New York Islanders on Dec. 4. "It's been a while," Luongo said. "It's been a tough road here the last couple months. A lot of ups and downs, but just excited to be back..." February 08

  • Laine, Barkov heading home for regular season games next year

    Pro Hockey Talk "Finnish supremacy will be duked out in the homeland of Patrik Laine and Aleksander Barkov next season. The NHL is sending four teams to Europe during the 2018-19 season, with a marquee matchup that will pit two of the best Finland-born players currently plying their trades in the NHL for a..." January 27

  • James Reimer out weeks with lower body injury

    Yardbarker "When the Florida Panthers recalled first-year goalie Samuel Montembeault yesterday to join fellow rookie keeper Harri Sateri, it was only a matter of time before the news came out about what injury had forced starter James Reimer to join the Panthers’ other dinged up veteran, Roberto Luongo, on..." January 25

  • NHL announces details of 2018 All-Star Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "We know who’s going to Tampa this week for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, and now we know what events will make up this year’s Skills Competition. On Saturday night (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN), there will be six events focusing on individuality, with the winning player taking home $25,000 for each victory...." January 23

  • Florida Panthers prefer long-term agenda over short-term gain

    Pro Hockey Talk "If the Florida Panthers are going to emerge from the season with a playoff spot, they’re going to need to find a little more scoring. But general manager Dale Tallon won’t be making any deadline deals that don’t make sense in the long-term. “It’s going to take somebody that’s going to be..." January 13

  • Luongo could return to Panthers in February "Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo, who has not played since Dec. 4 because of a lower-body injury, likely won't return until February. Luongo, who was injured during a 5-4 shootout loss against the New York Islanders on Dec. 4, is 6-6-1 with a 2.61 goals-against average and a .928 save..." January 08

  • Panthers target beginning of February for Roberto Luongo's return

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "As Roberto Luongo rehabilitates from a lower-body injury, Panthers coach Bob Boughner said the team wouldn’t expect the veteran goaltender to return to play until the beginning of February. “That could change any day,” Boughner said during a teleconference on Monday morning. “We’re sort of..." January 08

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • Panthers-Bruins postponed by winter storm in Boston "Tonight's game between the Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins at TD Garden, NHL Game No. 616, has been postponed due to the severe winter storm impacting the area." January 04

  • Panthers' James Reimer OK after injury scare Tuesday in Minnesota

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Florida Panthers can breathe a sigh of relief: James Reimer appears to be fine. The goaltender exited the game briefly in the second period of Tuesday’s 5-1 loss in Minnesota after a pileup at the front of the net resulted in a neck injury. He returned to the game that period, but sat out..." January 03

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • Vincent Trocheck returns to Panthers practice after blocking shot Saturday

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Florida Panthers center Vincent Trocheck returned to practice on Wednesday morning after a three-day Christmas break helped him heal after blocking a shot on Saturday night. Trocheck centered linemates Evgenii Dadonov and Denis Malgin on the second line on Wednesday, and Panthers coach Bob..." December 28

  • Oilers trade Greg Chase to Panthers for future considerations

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have traded forward Greg Chase to the Florida Panthers for future considerations. Chase has seven goals and 10 assists in 17 games with the Wichita Thunder of the ECHL this season." December 19

  • For the Florida Panthers, Michael Hutchinson could be the perfect fit

    Pro Hockey Talk "If the Florida Panthers are in the market for a goaltender — and they are, according to reports — Dale Tallon might want to give the Winnipeg Jets a call. The Jets hold the keys to the top goaltender without a job in the NHL this season. His name? Michael Hutchinson (a man feared by Chicago..." December 09

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • Jets' Blake Wheeler rips ice conditions at Panthers' BB&T Center

    Sporting News "Jets forward Blake Wheeler was blunt when he spoke about the ice conditions at Florida's BB&T Center. Following the Winnipeg's 6-4 loss to the Panthers on Thursday, Wheeler wasn't in the best mood and gave an honest assessment of the oft-criticized playing surface, on which he'd just skated..." December 09

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo to miss 'extended period of time' with injury

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo will miss “an extended period of time” with a lower-body injury, coach Bob Boughner said after practice on Wednesday morning. “Whether that’s three weeks, four weeks, five weeks, we’re going to see how his rehab goes, that kind of thing,” Boughner said...." December 06

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "NHL team values are up 15% over last year to an average of $594 million, the biggest increase in three years. Deal-making in and out of hockey has been a boon to the NHL, most notably the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets (NBA), the $1.2 billion price for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and the..." December 05

  • Serious injury feared for Roberto Luongo

    Pro Hockey Talk "At 38 and with more than 1,000 games of NHL experience (981 regular season, 70 playoffs) to his name, Roberto Luongo‘s at that stage of his career where injuries start to stack up. With that in mind, you wonder if all that wear-and-tear showed up on a night like this, as Luongo suffered some..." December 05

  • IIHF backs Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t want to see hockey suffer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the International Olympic Committee set to rule on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games next week, the IIHF threw its support behind Russia’s..." November 28

  • Panthers’ lethal top line lost their Dadonov

    Pro Hockey Talk "Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon is thankful that his vision guides the franchise once again, but the results for his renovation have often been pretty unappealing so far in 2017-18. That said, the Panthers’ top line of Jonathan Huberdeau, Aleksander Barkov, and Evgenii Dadonov has been..." November 28

  • Panthers forward Evgenii Dadonov could miss extended time with shoulder injury

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Florida Panthers forward Evgenii Dadonov had an MRI on Sunday to examine his shoulder after he exited Saturday’s loss to Chicago in the third period, coach Bob Boughner said. Boughner said he expected the injury to “be something a little longer than shorter,” meaning a potential extended..." November 27

  • Derek MacKenzie returns, Mark Pysyk misses practice Friday for the Panthers

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Panthers captain Derek MacKenzie returned to practice on Friday morning after missing the previous five games with a lower-body injury suffered against the New Jersey Devils on Nov. 11. MacKenzie was an extra skater with Dryden Hunt as the Panthers practiced with 15 forwards for the first time..." November 25

  • Frustration Growing For Panthers’ Alex Petrovic

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It wasn’t long ago that the Florida Panthers were working toward a long-term extension with defenseman Alex Petrovic. Coming off the best season of his young career in 2015-16, the then-24-year-old looked like he was blossoming into an elite two-way defenseman. Injuries struck last season, but..." November 22

  • Curtis Valk to center Panthers' fourth line in NHL debut on Tuesday

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Florida Panthers forward Curtis Valk will become the fourth player to make his NHL debut for the team this season, taking the ice Tuesday night against the Dallas Stars. Valk, 24, is slated to center the fourth line between Micheal Haley and Connor Brickley. He will be filling in for injured..." November 14

  • Canadiens claim goaltender Antti Niemi off waivers

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens have claimed goaltender Antti Niemi off waivers. Niemi began this season with the Pittsburgh Penguins but was waived after three games. He was then claimed by the Florida Panthers only to be waived by that organization on Nov. 13. " November 14

  • Panthers place G Niemi on waivers

    TSN "The Florida Panthers have placed goaltender Antti Niemi on waivers, three weeks after claiming him from the Pittsburgh Penguins. Niemi appeared in two games with the Panthers, both in relief of James Reimer, posting an .872 save percentage and a 5.08 goals against average. The 34-year-old..." November 13

  • Sabres' Pouliot to have hearing for check to head on Panthers' Yandle "Buffalo Sabres forward Benoit Pouliot will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Saturday for an illegal check to the head against Florida Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle. The incident occurred with 2: 15 remaining in the third period in the Panthers' 4-1 victory against..." November 11

  • Sabres' Pouliot escapes discipline for hit on Panthers' Yandle

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Sabres got a break from the long arm of the NHL law and will have Benoit Pouliot in the lineup when they meet the Montreal Canadiens tonight in Bell Centre. After a phone hearing, the NHL's Department of Player Safety ruled there would be no supplemental discipline for Pouliot in..." November 11

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Owen Tippett Sent Back To OHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Florida Panthers—taking a page out of the Edmonton Oilers book—have sent 18-year old Owen Tippett back to his junior club. Tippett had played seven games with the Panthers, scoring one goal, but will now return to the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL. He will not burn a year of his..." November 06

  • Panthers' Roberto Luongo: Lifted from IR

    CBS Sports "Luongo (thumb) was activated from injured reserve Saturday. At this point, it's not clear if the Panthers will give Bobby Lou the start against the Rangers on Saturday or turn to James Reimer and let the veteran backstop get settled in first." November 04

  • Florida Panthers Recall Chase Balisy

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Florida Panthers have made a roster move to start the morning off, recalling Chase Balisy from the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds. The move is likely in response to Connor Brickley’s upper-body injury suffered last night, which has been deemed day-to-day. Balisy, 25, was a sixth-round pick..." October 27

  • Panthers claim goaltender Antti Niemi off waivers

    Sportsnet "The Florida Panthers have claimed goaltender Antti Niemi off of waivers. Niemi was waived by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, after three porous starts with the team. The 34-year-old will likely provide insurance in the crease while Roberto Luongo recovers from a hand injury suffered on..." October 24

  • Roberto Luongo leaves game with apparent injury

    Sportsnet "Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo had to leave Friday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins with an apparent thumb injury on his right hand. Luongo got his arm pinned against the net by Pittsburgh Penguins forward Conor Sheary in the third period, and had to be replaced by James..." October 21

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Panthers Announce 8-Year Contract Extension for Defenseman Mike Matheson "Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today the club has signed defenseman Mike Matheson to an eight-year contract extension. "Mike is an important part of our team's young core and we are thrilled that he has decided to remain a Panther for..." October 09

  • Panthers reportedly working on contract extension for defenseman Mike Matheson

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Florida Panthers defensive corps is full of offensive-minded defensemen. And it could be locking up another with a reported contract extension. Sportsnet reported Saturday night that the Panthers were working on an eight-year contract extension with Mike Matheson with an average annual..." October 08

  • Brandon Pirri, P.A. Parenteau released from tryout contracts

    Pro Hockey Talk "With NHL teams in the process of finalizing their rosters for the start of the season, players that were in camps on tryout contracts are starting to find out whether or not they are going to stick on a roster. For Brandon Pirri and P.A. Parenteau, the answer to that question on Sunday is, at..." October 01

  • Florida Panthers make three cuts, but more roster decisions loom

    Miami Herald "The Florida Panthers, who wrapped up their exhibition schedule on Friday night with a road game at the Montreal Canadiens, still have some roster decisions to make before next week’s season opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Here’s a closer look at the roster, which stands at 26 players —..." September 30

  • Jaromir Jagr Talking With Three NHL Teams

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to Andy Strickland of FOX Sports, Jaromir Jagr is currently in talks with three NHL teams. There had been rumors that Jagr would suit up for Kladno, his Czech team this weekend, but those were dispelled by the man himself saying that he was still talking to NHL teams that wouldn’t want..." September 29

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29