Nick Bjugstad News
Bjugstad (groin) will return to the Panthers’ lineup on Thursday.
Bjugstad has missed the last nine games with a groin injury, but will return to centre the Panthers’ fourth line on Thursday. Bjugstad has had a tough season, posting just two points (1G / 1A) in 21 games so far. His production has fallen off immensely since his breakout 2014-15 campaign.
The Panthers have placed Nick Bjugstad (lower-body) on IR.
Bjugstad suffered a lower-body injury early in last night’s game vs. the Predators. Bjugstad will miss at least one week after being placed on IR this morning. Expect Shawn Thornton to get back into the Panthers’ lineup with Bjugstad out.
Bujgstad left Friday’s game with a lower-body injury.
Bjugstad played just 4:18 TOI before retiring to the dressing room last night. Panthers’ head coach Tom Rowe did not have an update on Bjugstad after the game, so considering him questionable for Saturday’s game vs. the Bruins. This would be a big loss for a team already without their top centre Aleksander Barkov.
Bjugstad (hand) has been cleared to make his season debut on Tuesday.
Bjugstad missed the first 19 games of the season with a broken hand, but will make his season debut Tuesday. There was no word on where Bjugstad would fit into the lineup, but expect a full update during Tuesday’s morning skate. The Panthers went 10-8-1 without Bjugstad, but his return will help immensely. He had 34 points (15G / 19A) in 67 games a season ago.
Bjugstad (hand) will not play on Tuesday; not expected to play Thursday either.
Bjugstad’s season debut continues to be pushed back as it looks like he won’t be able to return until Saturday at the earliest. Bjugstad’s return adds a ton of depth to the Panthers’ lineup. Monitor his status leading into the weekend.
Bjugstad (hand) is expected to miss one more week.
Bjugstad was expected to return this week, but head coach Gerard Gallant said that he will likely miss seven more days. Continue to monitor Bjugstad’s status as the week progresses, but don’t expect him to make his season debut until next Tuesday at the earliest.
Bjugstad (hand) will miss the next two games; could make his season debut next Monday.
Bjugstad has missed the first 10 games of the season with a broken hand and will miss at least two more games. Head coach Gerard Gallant said Bjugstad is getting close and should return to the lineup next week.
Bjugstad will miss 4-6 weeks with a broken hand.
Bjugstad broke his hand during Tuesday’s preseason game against the Stars. The 24-year-old is a key face-off man and third line centre for the Panthers, but will miss at least the first month of the season.
The Panthers have activated Nick Bjugstad (migraines) off of IR; expected to play on Sunday.
Bjugstad missed the entire month of December because of migraines, but has been practicing and his activation from IR today suggests that he will play for the first time since November 29th. Bjugsad has 12 points (7G / 5A) in 23 games this season.
Bjugstad has been sidelined with migraines; undergoing testing to determine the cause.
Bjugstad has missed the last eight games with what was an undisclosed injury, but on Tuesday the Panthers announced that he is dealing with migraines. Bjugstad is undergoing a battery of tests to determine what the cause of the migraines is.
Bjugstad (upper-body) has been placed on IR; will not travel on upcoming four-game road trip.
Bjugstad (upper-body) will not play on Tuesday.
Bjugstad still is not practice and will miss his fifth straight game with an upper-body injury on Tuesday. His lack of practice suggests that he will not be back this week.
Bjugstad will miss the rest of the season after having lower-back surgery.
The Panthers run to the playoffs will come without their leading scorer after Nick Bjugstad had season-ending lower back surgery on Friday. Bjugstad had 24 goals and 19 assists in 72 games this season for the Panthers, but had been hampered by a mysterious 'lower body' injury over the past few weeks.It has been an issue for awhile and the Panthers felt it was important to get the procedure done as soon as possible.