Panthers Rumors & News

  • Jaromir Jagr's agent will meet with Panthers to discuss contract "At 43 years old Jaromir Jagr is already the oldest player in the NHL and one of the oldest players in league history. And he doesn't seem to be ready to give it up. He could even be back with the Florida Panthers next season. According to a report from Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports on Friday..." March 28

  • F Nick Bjugstad Undergoes Successful Back Surgery "Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that F Nick Bjugstad underwent successful surgery on his lower back today at the Mayo Sports Clinic in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He will be out for the remainder of the regular season and a full recovery is..." March 28

  • Panthers' second-period surge buries Maple Leafs

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Florida Panthers have taken their long-shot pursuit of a place in the playoffs to the cradle of hockey. Their aim to endure a rapid-fire four-city Northern tour in six days passed the first hurdle Tuesday with a 4-1 victory over the hapless Maple Leafs at Air Canada Center. Toronto native..." March 27

  • Jaromir Jagr sees bright future for Panthers, could come back to team "Just so we get this out of the way right off the hop, Jaromir Jagr isn't limiting his decision on his playing future to next season. "I still think I have at least seven years left in my body, to be honest with you," the 43-year-old winger said Thursday after the Florida Panthers' morning skate..." March 27

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1 "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Bolts tie franchise win record with 4-3 victory over Panthers

    Tampa Tribune "The Lightning continued their march down the stretch of the season charging toward the postseason. But on Tuesday, they hit a pretty big speed bump that nearly knocked them off that path. Tampa Bay scored twice in the third period to rally for a 4-3 victory against Florida in front of an..." March 25

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Nick Bjugstad expected to miss Lightning game at least

    Miami Herald "The Panthers left for their final road trip of the regular season Monday, a five-game jaunt which will help decide whether it truly does become their last road trip of the year. Florida opens the trip in Tampa where the high-scoring Lightning await ready to avenge its loss in Sunrise earlier..." March 23

  • Pirri nets game-winner in shootout victory over Bruins

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "NHL icon Jaromir Jagr called Saturday's showdown with the Bruins " a Game 7.'' Former Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton said it was more like a Game 5 in a playoff series that the Panthers were trailing 3-1. Clearly, it was the most relevant Panthers' game since their Game 7 double-overtime loss..." March 22

  • Florida Panthers Agree to Terms with G Colin Stevens "Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with G Colin Stevens on an entry-level contract. “We are very pleased to have reached an agreement with Colin,” said Tallon. “He attended our development camp this summer..." March 21

  • Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo to return tonight

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Following morning skate at the BB&T Center, Florida Panthers coach Gerard Gallant announced goalie Roberto Luongo will make his long-awaited return on Thursday night against the Detroit Red Wings. Luongo has been out since March 3 when he took a puck off his right shoulder in a bizarre 3-2 loss..." March 19

  • Panthers announce new AHL affiliation with Portland "The Florida Panthers announced today that the club has entered into a four-year agreement with the Portland Pirates, making the Portland Pirates its American Hockey League affiliate starting next season. The announcement was made jointly by Florida Panthers Executive Vice President & General..." March 18

  • Canadiens hold on to beat Panthers 3-2

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "Pregame: The last time the Habs scored three goals in a game, not involving an empty net it was during their 4-3 shootout loss to the Kings, that was on March 5th. So what I'm saying is it would be nice if they could do it twice in a two-week window. Tomas Plekanec needs 3 goals to get to..." March 18

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Cam Talbot at his absolute peak as sloppy Rangers repel Panthers

    New York Post "The Predators at the Garden, the Red Wings in Detroit, the Blackhawks in Chicago, the Caps in Washington or the Sabres here. It doesn’t matter. Henrik Lundqvist, Cam Talbot or Mackenzie Skapski in nets. It doesn’t matter. Pouring in goals or scratching tooth and nail for one. It doesn’t..." March 16

  • Could Dan Ellis be the next out-of-nowhere sensation?

    Pro Hockey Talk "If there’s a building goaltending narrative in 2014-15, it’s been about netminders unexpectedly redeeming themselves or almost appearing out of the blue. Devan Dubnyk went from a wayward soul last season to a possible Vezina nominee for the Minnesota Wild. The New York Rangers somehow didn’t..." March 15

  • Florida Panthers Agree to Two-Year Contract Extension with D Steven Kampfer "Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to a two-year contract extension with D Steven Kampfer. “Since we acquired Steven in October, he has been a welcome addition to our organization,” said Tallon. “He has worked..." March 14

  • Aleksander Barkov's late goal lifts Panthers to 4-2 win over Jets

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The last time the Panthers played the Winnipeg Jets they got walloped 8-2 to start a season-long five-game losing streak that damaged their playoff chances. Fast-forward two months and this time the Panthers were coming off four days between games and not the last leg of a six-game, two-week..." March 13

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • Panthers' Aaron Ekblad to return Thursday vs. Jets

    The Score "The Florida Panthers will welcome back rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad Thursday when the team takes on the Winnipeg Jets. Ekblad draws back into the lineup after missing Saturday's game against the New York Islanders with the flu. The 19-year-old is second among rookie defensemen in scoring..." March 12

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

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    Corey Pronman @coreypronman

    Panthers recall Dman Jonathan Racine from the AHL.

  • Florida Panthers to hold contest to find backup goalie "The Florida Panthers were running out of options for who would step in net when both Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya got hurt in Tuesday night's agame against the Toronto Maple LEafs. At one point, forward Derek MacKenzie had the goalie gear on to go in as an emergency replacement. Eventually..." March 06

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    George Richards @GeorgeRichards

    #FlaPanthers coach Gerard Gallant said Al Montoya will miss at least two weeks with a groin injury.

  • Leafs get rare road win vs. Panthers

    Toronto Sun "On a day of distractions, the Maple Leafs finally concentrated on what counted. Ending a 16-game road winlees streak, with an improbable 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers, who went through two goalies, nearly brought a third out of retirement and had no one in net the frantic final minute with..." March 04

  • Panthers recall goalies after injuries to Roberto Luongo, Al Montoya "The wild scene during the Florida Panthers' 3-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs has proven costly. Both starting goaltender Roberto Luongo and backup Al Montoya were injured in the game, with Luongo having to suit back up after despite being hurt. It appears that both could be on the shelf for..." March 04

  • Injuries threaten to tear hole in Panthers' net

    Sporting News "The Panthers' goaltending situation suddenly is dicey, and at a really bad time. Starter Roberto Luongo (shoulder) and backup Al Montoya (lower body) were injured Tuesday against the Maple Leafs. Florida pressed goalie coach Robb Tallas into service as an emergency backup after getting in-game..." March 04

    NHL Trade Deadline 2015 - Live Stream

    PSD Staff Check back often for all of the latest NHL Trade Deadline rumors, news stories, tweets, images, videos, and anything else we can dig up pertaining to deadline day. March 02

  • Panthers captain tells Sportsnet broadcaster to 'shove it'

    SB Nation "On trade deadline day, even NHL players are glued to their TVs to keep up with the latest news. Sportsnet's Glenn Healy learned that the hard way on Monday when he sarcastically called the Florida Panthers "mighty". Yeah. That didn't go over well with Florida's captain." March 02

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    Mike Halford @HalfordPHT

    Dale Tallon tells CBS Radio Miami the Panthers are "close to being done" and "don't have a lot on the table."

  • Panthers have big plans for scoring maestro Jaromir Jagr

    Miami Herald "For the second consecutive day, the Panthers went about their business Friday without their newest teammate. Jaromir Jagr, acquired in a trade with New Jersey on Thursday afternoon, is expected to join the team Saturday before Florida plays host to Buffalo at BB&T Center at 3 p.m. Jagr, the..." March 01

  • Jagr arrives but Pirri stars in Panthers' 5-3 victory over lowly Sabres

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Future Hall of Fame right wing Jaromir Jagr was acquired to put some teeth into the Panthers' comatose power play, but perhaps it was Brandon Pirri and the lowly Buffalo Sabres they were truly waiting for. Pirri scored two power-play goals in the second period to erase a two-goal deficit but it..." March 01

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    George Richards @GeorgeRichards

    As we thought, Tomas Fleischmann was merely standing in for Jaromir Jagr at #FlaPanthers practice yesterday; he's w/ Barkov and Huberdeau

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    Covers @Covers

    The Ducks acquire Tomas Fleischmann from the Panthers for Dany Heatley & 2015 third-round draft pick.

  • Florida Panthers Acquire F Jaromir Jagr "Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has acquired F Jaromir Jagr from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Florida’s second-round draft pick in 2015 and a conditional third-round draft pick in 2016. Jagr, 43, ranks first among..." February 27

  • Chicago will ‘probably seek revenge’ for Kane injury tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Chicago Blackhawks won’t have to wait long to see Alex Petrovic, the Florida defenseman who’s hit broke Patrick Kane’s collarbone on Tuesday night. The Panthers and ‘Hawks meet again tonight in Florida, and Petrovic sounds like he knows what’s coming. “Tonight, obviously, [the..." February 26

  • Panthers’ Alex Petrovic may be targeted by Blackhawks for hit on Patrick Kane

    Miami Herald "Florida defenseman Alex Petrovic will not be suspended for a hit that injured Chicago’s Patrick Kane on Tuesday — but he still could have a target on his back come Thursday. With the Panthers and Chicago playing a rare home-and-home series, Petrovic could find some lingering anger from the..." February 26

  • Blackhawks lose Patrick Kane in shootout win over Panthers

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks celebrated their victory over the Florida Panthers with a bit of reservation. Yes they won the game, getting a much-needed two points to cap a so-so homestand. But the loss they’ve likely suffered loomed much larger. Jonathan Toews scored the shootout winner, but Patrick Kane..." February 25

  • Bettman: Salary Cap Won’t ‘Fall Off A Cliff’ Because Of Canadian Dollar

    NESN "The March 2 NHL trade deadline is fast approaching and a lot of general managers around the league will be wary of acquiring players with term on their contract beyond this season because of the uncertainty of next year’s salary cap. The salary cap ceiling for the 2014-15 campaign is $69..." February 25

  • Wild acquire Sean Bergenheim from Panthers for playoff push

    SB Nation "The surging Minnesota Wild added another gun to their arsenal on Tuesday, acquiring disgruntled forward Sean Bergenheim from the Florida Panthers in a trade. The Wild will also receive a seventh-round pick from Florida in a deal, while only giving up a third-round pick for the haul. Both picks..." February 25

  • Fleury leads Penguins past Panthers, 5-1

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Evgeni Malkin knows a little bit about MVP-caliber work. He turned in some of it himself in the Penguins’ 5-1 victory against Florida Sunday night at Consol Energy Center, scoring two goals and assisting on another. But, his own output aside, Malkin recognized that goalie Marc-Andre Fleury —..." February 23

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Ottawa's Jared Cowen will have a hearing Monday morning for an illegal check to the head/interference on Florida's Jussi Jokinen.

  • Panthers close in on Bergenheim trade

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sean Bergenheim has practically been collecting dust as a healthy scratch lately, but it sounds like the Florida Panthers might be close to finding him a new home. In the latest edition of TSN’s Insider Trading, Pierre LeBrun and Darren Dreger provided some interesting details, including the..." February 20

  • Panthers starts Canadian portion of latest roadtrip with a 3-2 win in Leafs

    Litter Box Cats "The Panthers invaded Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs and try and break their three game skid. They ended up putting just 17 shots on goal, but it was enough as they came out on top, 3-2. Roberto Luongo had 27 saves in the win. The first period would see the Leafs capitalize..." February 18

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Florida's Dmitry Kulikov has been suspended for four games for clipping Dallas's Tyler Seguin. Video:

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    George Richards @GeorgeRichards

    Roberto Luongo in for #FlaPanthers v #stlBlues ... In a surprising move, Sean Bergenheim scratched again. Apparently was skated hard today.

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Florida's Dmitry Kulikov has been offered an in-person hearing for clipping Dallas's Tyler Seguin.

  • Stars Gain Two Points, Possibly Lose Tyler Seguin in 2-0 Win Over Florida

    Defending Big D "The Dallas Stars, according to the score-sheet, were winners on Friday night. 2-0 over the Florida Panthers. I was going to write about how the Stars are now winning, though they're finally getting out-played. About how they were losing when they were dominating teams. Something about the..." February 14

  • Panthers recall defenseman Shane O'Brien from AHL team in San Antonio

    Fox Sports Florida "In anticipation of a suspension to defenseman Dmitry Kulikov, the Florida Panthers have recalled defenseman Shane O'Brien from San Antonio (AHL), the team announced Saturday. O'Brien, 31, has appeared in 33 games with San Antonio this year, recording eight goals and 19 points. He has registered..." February 14