Derek MacKenzie Face Photo on Ice
Derek MacKenzie Face Photo

Derek MacKenzie News

MacKenzie is out indefinitely after undergoing shoulder surgery.

MacKenzie has not played since the Panther season opener on October 6th and will miss multiple months after undergoing shoulder surgery. The Panthers have plenty of options to continue to replace MacKenzie.

Source: @FlaPanthers 11/6/18, 3:15 pm EST

Derek MacKenzie's Jersey
The Panthers have activated Derek MacKenzie (undisclosed) from IR; expected to play Saturday.

MacKenzie has missed the last five games with an undisclosed injury but is expected to replace Chase Balisy in the lineup tonight. MacKenzie has four assists in 16 games this season.

Source: Matthew DeFranks 11/25/17, 8:35 am EST

Derek MacKenzie's Jersey
The Panthers have signed Derek MacKenzie to a two-year deal worth $2.7 million ($1.35M AAV).

MacKenzie is a quality fourth line centre, that will not do a lot of scoring. He led the Panthers in face-off percentage (54.8%) and was second in hits per game with 2.4. MacKenzie’s value lies in the faceoff circle and on the penalty kill, where he led all Panthers’ forwards with a 2:38 PK/TOI per game.

Source: David Dwork 07/8/16, 7:09 am EST

Derek MacKenzie's Jersey
MacKenzie will miss at least two weeks with a cracked bone in his foot.

MacKenzie suffered the injury on the penalty kill in Saturday’s shootout win over the Flyers. With MacKenzie out, Quinton Howden is expected to remain in the lineup and Greg McKegg was recalled from Portland (AHL) on Tuesday.

Source: Harvey Fialkov 03/15/16, 10:53 am EST

Derek MacKenzie's Jersey
MacKenzie (undisclosed) did not skate on Monday; not expected to play vs. the Islanders.

MacKenzie recently returned from an upper-body injury, but it looks like he’ll come out of the lineup tonight with an undisclosed injury he is believed to have suffered in overtime on Saturday. With MacKenzie out, Quinton Howden or Shawn Thornton will return to the lineup.

Source: Harvey Fialkov 03/14/16, 7:58 am EST

Derek MacKenzie's Jersey
The Panthers signed Derek MacKenzie to a three-year $3.9 million dollar contract.

MacKenzie scored nine goals and added nine assists (18 points) in 71 games with the Blue Jackets last season. D-MacK provides the Panthers with some depth at centre; he won 51.5% of his face-offs in 2013-14.

Source: Scott Cullen 07/2/14, 10:17 am EST

Derek MacKenzie's Jersey
Derek MacKenzie will have a phone hearing for his hit on Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson on Thursday.

Ekman-Larsson was injured and did not return to the game, which does not bode well for MacKenzie. He is not expected to face a lengthy suspension, but the fourth-line center will likely miss a couple of games.

Source: Elliotte Friedman 01/3/14, 5:58 am EST

Derek MacKenzie's Jersey
MacKenzie (upper-body) is doubtful for tonight's game in Toronto.

MacKenzie was not expected to suit up on Friday but he ended up playing 13:51 in the Blue Jackets 6-2 loss to Vancouver. He is not fantasy relevant having recorded just two goals and an assist in 22 games.

Source: Jeff Rimer 11/25/13, 5:51 am EST

Derek MacKenzie's Jersey
#CBJ C Derek MacKenzie has improved since suffering concussion March 6 vs. Phoenix but will not play again this season.

He likely needs to improve his conditioning before drawing back in. Through 66 games, MacKenzie scored seven goals and 14 points.

Source: Shawn Mitchell 04/2/12, 3:58 pm EST

Derek MacKenzie's Jersey