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Fri, Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm ET
vs Los Angeles Kings (27-17-6)
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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
38-6-4 80
30-11-8 68
31-15-1 63
26-19-3 55
23-21-6 52
21-18-8 50
21-23-3 45
20-25-4 44

Top Panthers News

  • Panthers' Grigori Denisenko: Returned to minor-league affiliate

    Denisenko was reassigned to AHL Charlotte on Friday.

    With Denisenko heading to the minors, look for Colin White or Chris Tierney to enter the lineup Friday against the Kings. Denisenko's picked up three helpers through 12 top-level appearances this year.

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  • Panthers' Mack Guzda: Back with Panthers

    Guzda was recalled from AHL Charlotte on Friday.

    Guzda was sent down Monday when Spencer Knight returned to the lineup. Guzda has yet to make his NHL debut, but the 22-year-old netminder has gone 10-4-2 with a 2.55 GAA and a .911 save percentage in the AHL this season.

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  • Panthers' Sergei Bobrovsky: Still being evaluated

    Bobrovsky (lower body) is still undergoing evaluation and a decision on his status for Friday's matchup with LA won't be made until after morning skate, Katie Engleson of Bally Sports Florida reports.

    Bobrovsky has missed the last three contests with a lower-body injury, but it sounds like there's a chance he'll be ready to return against the Kings. Check back for another update on the 34-year-old netminder's status following Friday's morning practice.

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  • Panthers' Eric Staal: Ready to rock

    Staal (upper body) is expected to be activated off injured reserve and return to the lineup Friday versus the Kings, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.

    Staal should return to a bottom-six role following his three-game absence. The 38-year-old vet has collected seven goals and 14 points while averaging 13:32 of ice time through 40 contests this season.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Expected to return

    Bennett (lower body) is expected to play Friday against LA, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.

    Bennett should return to his usual role skating on the second line and the second power-play unit after missing Tuesday's loss to the Penguins with a lower-body injury. Bennett's picked up 11 goals and 30 points through 49 games this season.

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  • Panthers' Sam Reinhart: Two-point effort in OT loss

    Reinhart scored an even-strength goal and added a short-handed assist in Tuesday's 7-6 overtime loss to the Penguins.

    After seeing his seven-game point streak snapped Monday against the Rangers, Reinhart wasted no time getting going again. The streaky winger has four goals and 12 points in those nine games after managing only two assists in the eight contests before that, and on the season Reinhart is up to 16 goals and 38 points through 50 games, putting him on pace to reach the 60-point mark for the third time in his career.

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  • Panthers' Matthew Tkachuk: Two points against Pens

    Tkachuk scored a power-play goal and added a short-handed assist in Tuesday's 7-6 overtime loss to Pittsburgh.

    The 25-year-old continues his rampage through January. Over the last 12 games, Tkachuk has piled up eight goals and 19 points, with nine of those points (five goals, four helpers) coming on the power play. After scoring a career-high 104 points in his final season with Calgary in 2021-22, Tkachuk seems determined to top that production in his first season with Florida.

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  • Panthers' Carter Verhaeghe: Lights lamp twice in OT loss

    Verhaeghe scored two goals on a team-high six shots in Tuesday's 7-6 overtime loss to the Penguins.

    His tallies late in the first and third periods tied the game each time, but Florida's luck ran out in OT. Verhaeghe extended his point streak to six games with the performance, and the 27-year-old has already set a new career high on the season with 25 goals in only 49 games.

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  • Panthers' Aaron Ekblad: Three points in OT loss

    Ekblad scored a short-handed goal and added two even-strength assists in Tuesday's 7-6 overtime loss to the Penguins.

    After picking up two helpers in a wild first period, Ekblad gave Florida a 4-3 lead midway through the second frame by finishing off a rush started by Matthew Tkachuk at the Panthers' blue line. Ekblad has three multi-point performances in the last 11 games, and he's put his December slump behind him with four goals and nine points over that stretch -- all four tallies (three power-play markers plus Tuesday's shortie) have come on special teams.

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  • Panthers' Alex Lyon: Iced by Penguins

    Lyon turned aside 42 shots in Tuesday's 7-6 overtime loss to Pittsburgh.

    The wild affair saw six goals scored in the first period alone, and three of the pucks that beat Lyon came on Penguins power plays, including Kris Letang's OT winner. The 30-year-old Lyon got another start with Spencer Knight having just returned from a conditioning stint with AHL Charlotte, but Lyon's .870 save percentage (17 goals on 131 shots) during his four-game stint as the Panthers' No. 1 option will have him ticketed for the bench as soon as Knight is deemed ready to go.

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  • Panthers' Alex Lyon: Starting again Tuesday

    Lyon will guard the road goal versus the Penguins on Tuesday, Penguins radio play-by-play announcer Josh Getzoff reports.

    Lyon will start back-to-back games, allowing Spencer Knight a bit more time to get up to speed following his recent injury. Lyon allowed five goals on 25 shots in a loss to the Rangers on Monday, so he remains a risky fantasy play.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Unavailable against Pittsburgh

    Bennett (lower body) won't play Tuesday versus the Penguins, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.

    Bennett will miss at least one contest with an injury he sustained during Monday's loss to the Rangers. With Bennett on the shelf, look for Chris Tierney to center the second line against Pittsburgh.

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  • Panthers' Alex Lyon: Bounced by Blueshirts

    Lyon stopped 20 of 25 shots in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Rangers.

    New York's final goal was scored into an empty net. After winning his first two games of the season for Florida, Lyon crashed back to earth with a thud. Spencer Knight returned from AHL Charlotte on Monday but didn't get the start, so look for Lyon to return to the No. 2 role in net starting Tuesday against the Penguins, and eventually get bumped back to Charlotte himself once Sergei Bobrovsky (lower body) is healthy.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Being evaluated after injury

    Bennett (undisclosed) is being evaluated after leaving Monday's game against the Rangers, Katie Engleson of Bally Sports Florida reports.

    Bennett briefly returned after what appeared to be a lower-body injury Monday, indicating that it may not be a serious issue. However, the Panthers are back in action Tuesday against Pittsburgh and his status for that game is unclear. Expect more information on his injury to come out in the coming days.

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  • Panthers' Aaron Ekblad: Playing Monday

    Ekblad (upper body) will be in the lineup Monday against the Rangers.

    Ekblad logged just 1:50 of ice time in Saturday's contest versus Minnesota. Fortunately, he won't miss any additional game action. Ekblad has generated seven goals, 20 points, 97 shots on net, 49 blocks and 34 hits in 37 games this campaign. He is projected to be back alongside Gustav Forsling on Florida's top defense pair Monday against New York.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Good to go

    Bennett (upper body) will play Monday versus the Rangers.

    Bennett won't miss any additional playing time after being forced to leave Saturday's contest against Minnesota. He is slated to be back between Matthew Tkachuk and Carter Verhaeghe on Monday versus New York. Bennett has racked up 11 goals, 30 points, 144 shots on net, 32 blocks and 116 hits in 48 games this season.

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Team Statistical Rankings

GF AVG GA AVG Power Play
Team 3.38
(7th)
3.48
(24th)
24.3
(8th)

Injuries

Player Injury
S. Bobrovsky G Sergei Bobrovsky G Lower Body
A. Duclair LW Anthony Duclair LW Achilles
P. Hornqvist RW Patric Hornqvist RW Concussion

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