Aleksander Barkov RUMORS & NEWS

  • Barkov, Eriksson, Kopitar named Lady Byng finalists "Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar might need to find some extra room in his trophy case. Kopitar was named a finalist for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded "to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of..." April 30

  • Panthers place Aleksander Barkov on IR, recall Greg McKegg

    Sportsnet "The Florida Panthers have placed forward Aleksander Barkov on injured reserve, the team announced Sunday. Barkov hasn’t played since Feb. 8, when he was knocked out of the Panthers’ game against the Detroit Red Wings after taking a high hit from Justin Abdelkader (Watch the play at the top of..." February 15

  • Panthers’ Jokinen criticizes NHL over Barkov hit from Abdelkader

    Sportsnet "One day later the Florida Panthers were still seething about the Justin Abdelkader hit that sidelined top centre Aleksander Barkov with an upper-body injury. This time the frustration was directed at the NHL, with veteran forward Jussi Jokinen expressing frustration that the Detroit Red Wings..." February 10

  • No hearing scheduled for Abdelkader after Barkov hit

    Pro Hockey Talk "There’s no disciplinary hearing scheduled for Detroit forward Justin Abdelkader following his big check on Florida’s Aleksander Barkov last night, an NHL spokesman has confirmed. The incident, which occurred early in the second period, left Barkov woozy and forced him from the game entirely...." February 09

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    John Vogl @BuffNewsVogl

    Panthers coach Gerard Gallant says Barkov is out tonight. No timeline for return, hopes it isn't long.

  • Panthers sign forward Barkov to six-year extension

    Sportsnet "The Florida Panthers have agreed to a six-year extension with forward Aleksander Barkov, according to a report from George Richards of the Miami Herald. Barkov, 20, was scheduled to become a restricted free agent after the 2015-16 season." January 26

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Panthers agree to six-year extension with Barkov worth $5.9 million AAV per season

  • Panthers, Aleksander Barkov working on long-term contract extension

    Sportsnet "The Florida Panthers have been in the NHL news a lot lately. They’ve been in and out of first place in the Atlantic Division a few times over the past week. They signed GM Dale Tallon to an extension on New Year’s Day. And on Jan. 2, they locked up coach Gerrard Gallant to a two-year extension..." January 03

  • Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Will rejoin lineup Monday

    CBS Sports "Barkov (hand) will return to the lineup Monday against the Lightning, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. Barkov was considered a game-time call for Saturday, but ended up missing the contest in favor of some more rest." November 16

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    George Richards @GeorgeRichards

    Sasha Barkov will be back in the #FlaPanthers lineup Monday w/ Jagr and Huberdeau barring any setbacks...Trocheck could be back to wing

  • Panthers center Barkov out with broken hand: report "Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov has a broken hand and will be out indefinitely, according to the (South Florida) Sun-Sentinel." October 26

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    Harvey Fialkov @hfialkov

    Sad to say it's known that Barkov has broken bone in hand Don't know how serious yet 2,weeks or 2 months? #FlaPanthers

  • Panthers await production from centers Bjugstad, Barkov

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "To say that goals have been tough to come by for the Florida Panthers is like pointing out that ice is cold. They have scored more than one goal in only two of their first seven games. It’s not surprising the Panthers have the fewest goals in the NHL, 10, considering their top two centers..." October 30

  • Panthers Aleksander Barkov may be out for season with knee injury

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It turns out that Panthers forward Sean Bergenheim might have been the wise one for turning down a last-minute invitation to join the Finnish Olympic team in Sochi, Russia as both his teammates have already been injured. Panthers rookie center Aleksander Barkov reaggravated a knee injury in the..." February 16

  • Barkov could miss 4-6 weeks with knee injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "Florida Panthers and Team Finland forward Aleksander Barkov could be out a bit longer after the injury he suffered against Norway. A Finnish site reports Barkov will miss the next 4-6 weeks with a knee injury. Barkov battled a knee injury earlier this season that cost him four games. George..." February 15

  • Kopecky absorbs hard hit to head, Slovenian player faces hearing

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Florida Panthers only sent two players to the Olympics and they might have lost both of them. Finland’s Aleksander Barkov is out for the rest of the Olympics with a lower-body injury and Slovakia’s Tomas Kopecky sustained a possible head injury after absorbing a hard hit from Slovenian..." February 15

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    Antti Mäkinen @sirmakinen

    @mfinewaxhockey @RyanDadoun Barkov left the game in the third period. Hurt his knee and he won't be back in this game.

  • Panthers will probably get back Barkov tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Florida Panthers have dropped three of their last four games, but should get some help for tonight’s contest against the Columbus Blue Jackets as forward Aleksander Barkov is projected to return, according to Steve Goldstein. Barkov has missed four straight matches due to a knee injury. The..." February 01

  • Leading scorer Barkov (lower body) out for Panthers, Gomez gets rare game

    Pro Hockey Talk "Florida will be without talented rookie and leading scorer Aleksander Barkov tonight when it hosts the Avalanche in Sunrise. Barkov, who tops all Panthers with 24 points this year, will miss his first game of the season after suffering a lower-body injury against Buffalo on Tuesday. In his..." January 24

  • Dale Tallon Not Loaning Barkov to Finland

    Miami Herald "Center Aleksander Barkov won't play in the world junior tournament which starts later this month. Florida general manager Dale Tallon said he has never considered loaning the 18-year-old, who he selected with the second overall pick last June, to Finland for the games. "There's no way he's..." December 04

  • Panthers young centers excelling

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon is a huge proponent of being strong down the middle of the ice, where tall, strong, versatile centers roam. That pertains to the draft, where he selected 6-foot-3 Aleksander Barkov with the second overall pick last June and 6-6 Nick Bjugstad, the 19th..." November 30

  • Aleksander Barkov becomes youngest goal-scorer since 1944

    CBS Sports "The Florida Panthers have good reason to be excited about 2013 No. 2 overall pick Aleksander Barkov. He was a leading scorer for his team in the Finnish elite league last year as a 17-year-old and the now 18-year-old center is off to a history-making start in his NHL career. Barkov scored a..." October 04

  • Panthers' boys and Boyes form top line

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Although the Panthers brought in five veterans over the past week to take the spots of several highly touted young prospects they still have six players who range from 18 to 23 years old. And two of those young players Jonathan Huberdeau 20 and Aleksander Barkov who just turned 18 and is a new..." October 01

  • Aleksander Barkov signs entry-level contract with Panthers

    SB Nation "The Florida Panthers have signed prospect Aleksander Barkov to an entry-level contract, the club announced on Monday morning. Barkov was selected with the No. 2 overall selection in the 2013 NHL Draft. The 17-year-old forward will carry a base salary of $925,000 at the NHL level. With the..." July 15

  • MacKinnon tops Bob McKenzie's final draft rankings

    TSN "In an NHL season of wild momentum swings and dramatic finishes -- see Game 7 of Toronto-Boston and Game 6 of Chicago-Boston -- perhaps we shouldn't be surprised the race for No. 1 in the NHL draft has been a wild ride of its own, with a series of entertaining twists and turns. Halifax Moosehead..." June 26

  • Price is steep for top picks in NHL draft

    CBC Sports "So this is what we are learning about the upcoming NHL draft: If you want to move into the Top 4, prepare to give up your first-born child. The Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche refuse to confirm it, but the source is excellent: Flames general manager Jay Feaster recently made a bold move,..." June 17

  • 2013 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Aleksander Barkov

    Matchsticks & Gasoline "As one of the youngest prospects in this year's draft, Aleksander "Sasha" Barkov is intriguing for many reasons, and probably out of the Flames' reach at sixth overall. Barkov is predicted to be snapped up immediately after the likes of Seth Jones, Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin. He was..." June 15

  • Sabres consider fellow Finns to pair with Armia

    Buffalo News "Joel Armia, one of the Sabres’ top prospects, is coming to Buffalo next season. He’ll bring a friend if the team gets its way at the NHL Draft. The Sabres have plenty of objectives as they head toward the June 30 selection process, and one is to surround their future stars with friends and..." June 05

  • Jones finishes in top spot in Craig Button's draft rankings

    TSN "While Halifax Moosehead forwards Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin grabbed the spotlight with their championship-winning performance at the Memorial Cup, TSN Scout Craig Button believes Seth Jones is still the best blue-chipper going into this month's NHL Draft. The Portland Winterhawks..." June 04

  • Avalanche scout: No. 1 pick “open” for Avalanche

    Denver Post "So about Seth Jones being a lock to be the No. 1 pick on June 30 by the Avalanche… I talked with the team’s chief scout, Rick Pracey, today and he said reports of Jones being the prohibitive favorite to be the pick are extremely premature – and might be proven wrong. “The No. 1 spot, it’s..." May 21

  • With No. 3 draft pick, Lightning scouts eye top talent

    Tampa Tribune "Though the NHL entry draft is more than a month away, the Tampa Bay Lightning scouting staff will begin the process of finalizing its list of the top available players. This week, Lightning director of scouting Al Murray and director of amateur scouting Darryl Plandowski will meet with the..." May 07

  • Edmonton Oilers seriously eying Aleksander Barkov in draft

    Edmonton Journal "The Edmonton Oilers almost surely would take Finnish centre Aleksander Barkov with the first pick in the NHL entry draft, but they have to get in the top five to do so. He’s big at six-foot-three and 205 pounds, has skill and he’s just 17, but he’s played in the Finnish Elite League for two years..." May 04

  • Shoulder injury sidelines Barkov "The top draft-eligible prospect from Europe on NHL Central Scouting's midterm list, center Aleksander Barkov of Tappara in Finland, will be sidelined indefinitely with a shoulder injury. NHL Director of European Scouting Goran Stubb told that Barkov sustained a shoulder injury on the..." May 04

  • Barkov looks to shine for Finland at World Juniors "The pressure of being the youngest Finnish forward to represent his country at the 2012 World Junior Championship never seemed to get the best of forward Aleksander "Sasha" Barkov. In fact, Barkov, who was one of only four 1995-born players participating at the 2012 WJC, became the youngest..." May 04

  • Button's Mock Draft Has Avalanche Taking Seth Jones

    TSN "With the order now set for the first 14 picks in the 2013 NHL Draft, it's time to start dreaming up where the next crop of NHL stars will land. TSN Scout Craig Button has already completed his first mock draft based on the results of Monday's Draft Lottery and has predicted the Colorado..." May 02