Panthers Rumors & News

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 22

  • Panthers' Jagr announces end of international career…again

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr, who is signed through next season, announced his retirement from international competition Sunday after the Czech Republic national team lost 3-0 to the United States in the bronze-medal game of the 2015 IIHF World Championship at O2 Arena in..." May 18

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    Zdenek Janda @zdenek_janda

    Jaromir Jagr just confirmed that this was his last game for the Czech national team.. Legend. Thanks for everything!

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek? "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

  • Brad Boyes remains consistent offensive threat for Panthers

    Fox Sports Florida "Although his best days are most certainly behind him, veteran Brad Boyes continues to be a model of offensive consistency for the Florida Panthers. The 33-year-old forward has crossed the 35-point plateau in each of the past three seasons and ranked fifth on the Panthers with 38 points in his..." May 03

  • Gaudreau, Ekblad, Stone named finalists for Calder; Forsberg left off ballot

    The Score "Three freshmen are over the final hurdle in the sprint toward the Calder Trophy. Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad and forwards Johnny Gaudreau and Mark Stone of the Calgary Flames and Ottawa Senators, respectively, have been tabbed as the three finalists for the award handed out to the..." April 24

  • Hobey Baker finalist Hyman won’t sign with Florida

    Pro Hockey Talk "University of Michigan senior Zach Hyman — taken by Florida in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft — has informed the Panthers he won’t be signing an entry-level deal with the club. The move will allow Hyman to become an unrestricted free agent on Aug. 16, though the Panthers may trade..." April 21

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    Florida Panthers @FlaPanthers

    BREAKING: #FlaPanthers re-sign Jaromir Jagr to a one-year contract.

  • Jaromir Jagr lifts Panthers to 3-2 win over Devils in season finale

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "On Fan Appreciation Night, the players gave the fans something to appreciate besides $50,000 worth of giveaways and the jerseys off their backs. They gave them hope for the future. After knocking off the disheveled Devils 3-2 Saturday night at the BB&T Center in a matchup of two teams heading..." April 12

  • Panthers re-sign Jagr to one-year deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Florida Panthers have re-signed Jaromir Jagr to a one-year contract the club announced. In 20 games with the Panthers this season Jagr had six goals and 18 points. “Once he got here and he saw the talent, he’s really on board and he’s really excited,” said GM Dale Tallon. The..." April 12

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    George Richards @GeorgeRichards

    #FlaPanthers D Erik Gudbranson left Thursday's game with upper body injury after going into boards; not at practice today doubtful for Sat.

  • Panthers avenge loss to Bruins in 4-2 victory to hurt Boston's playoff chances

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "This one was about payback. All season long the Panthers have been chasing the Bruins for a wild-card berth, but were unable to do so after a heart-stomping 3-2 loss in Boston 10 days ago. While the Panthers were officially eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs after Saturday's loss to the..." April 10

  • Jaromir Jagr moves into 4th place on NHL's all-time points list

    The Score "The legend grows in Florida. With a second-period assist on a goal scored by Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov, legendary forward Jaromir Jagr passed Ron Francis for fourth all-time in points with 1,799." April 10

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    George Richards @GeorgeRichards

    #FlaPanthers D Erik Gudbranson out for remainder of #Bruins game w/ upper body injury

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Jaromir Jagr: Chances of re-signing with Panthers are 'pretty good'

    The Score "The oldest player in the NHL may play out the rest of his career in Florida. Jaromir Jagr appears to be leaning toward a return to the Panthers, as disclosed in a recent interview in his native country. Since joining the Panthers in late February, the 43-year-old has recorded five goals and..." April 07

  • 2nd period spurt lifts Canadiens

    Montreal Gazette "Carey Price made 25 saves as he posted his 42nd victory of the season. That ties the Montreal record for most wins, shared by Jacques Plante — he reached that total twice — and Ken Dryden. Solidifying lead: With the win, the Canadiens moved one step closer to a first-place finish in the..." April 06

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

  • Florida Panthers’ Brian Campbell takes pride in iron-man status

    Miami Herald "Over the past decade, the Panthers have had two defensemen who just refuse to take a night off. First it was Jay Bouwmeester, who played in 342 consecutive games before leaving the Panthers in 2009. Today, Brian Campbell holds the team’s “Iron Man” status. On Thursday, Campbell played in..." April 05

  • Luongo notches 400th win as Panthers rout Hurricanes

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For the first time this season, Panthers coach Gerard Gallant interrupted what he perceived as a listless morning skate Thursday at the BB&T Center and pulled his players to the corner of the rink for a stern chat. He noticed that they were deflated after Tuesday's gut-wrenching 3-2 loss to the..." April 03

  • Bruins defeat Panthers on late Lucic score, 3-2

    CSN New England "The Bruins and Florida Panthers both described it as a Game 7 setting prior to Tuesday night’s tilt, and it ended up living up to that level of intensity and effort. Milan Lucic scored late in the third period when he carried a puck inside the blue line through the entire Florida defense, and..." April 01

  • BC standout Matheson to sign with Panthers, forgo senior year

    SB Nation "Boston College junior captain Michael Matheson will forgo his senior season to sign with the Florida Panthers. The Montreal, Quebec native had three goals and 22 assists in 38 games played this season. A smooth-skating defenseman, Matheson has an incredible skill set and all the physical tools..." March 31

  • Julien on Panthers game: 'Almost like a Game 7 tonight'

    CSN New England "The Bruins jumped back on the ice Tuesday morning after an off-day on Monday, and now get ready for another game with heavy playoff implications as they get ready to host the Florida Panthers at TD Garden. The B’s went through a full morning skate with Daniel Paille and Brett Connolly as the extra..." March 31

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    Harvey Fialkov @hfialkov

    At morning skate at Gaaaaaden...looks like Luongo will play tonight #flapanthers

  • Jagr, Ellis lead Panthers to clutch win over Senators

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "In their most important game of the season, the Florida Panthers found themselves without their most important player. Goalie Roberto Luongo had hoped to play both games vital to the Panthers' playoff hopes this weekend, but in Saturday's game at Montreal aggravated the shoulder injury that..." March 30

  • Jaromir Jagr to talk contract extension once season concludes

    Miami Herald "Florida general manager Dale Tallon said he met with Peter Svoboda, the agent for Jaromir Jagr and expressed the team's desire to sign the pending free agent for next season. Tallon said he and Svoboda spoke about a number of things and that a contract for Jagr isn't forthcoming with the team..." March 29

  • Panthers ink Gophers forward Kyle Rau to entry-level contract

    Fox Sports Florida "The Florida Panthers have signed University of Minnesota forward Kyle Rau to an entry-level contract, the team announced Sunday. "We are very pleased to have agreed to an entry level contract with Kyle," Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said in a release. "He played extremely well at the..." March 29

  • 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