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Call up / Send down
The Panthers have recalled Henrik Haapala from Springfield (AHL).
Haapala came over from Finland this offseason and was originally expected to make the Panthers roster, but opened the season in Springfield, where he has two goals and five assists in 11 games. Haapala will make his NHL debut on a line with Vincent Trocheck and Nick Bjugstad.
Henrik Haapala
Nov. 22, 2017, 10:27 a.m.
Injury
Vrbata (undisclosed) will not play on Wednesday; also doubtful for Saturday’s game vs. Chicago.
Radim Vrbata
Nov. 21, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Goalie Start
Luongo will start Wednesday vs. the Maple Leafs.
Luongo allowed three goals on 28 shots in the Panthers’ loss in Anaheim on Sunday. The loss snapped his three-game winning streak and moved him to 4-4-1 with a 2.78 GAA and .925 SV% on the season. He will be in tough tonight against a Maple Leafs team that ranks third in the NHL in scoring, averaging 3.59 goals for per game.
Roberto Luongo
Nov. 21, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
Injury
McCann (lower-body) will return to the Panthers lineup on Sunday.
Jared McCann
Nov. 19, 2017, 6:28 p.m.
Goalie Start
Luongo will start Sunday in Anaheim.
Roberto Luongo
Nov. 19, 2017, 6:27 p.m.
Goalie Start
Reimer leads the Panthers onto the ice for warmups.
James Reimer
Nov. 18, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Goalie Start
Luongo will start Thursday in San Jose.
Luongo gave up three goals on 43 shots in the Panthers win over the Stars on Tuesday. Since returning from injury, Luongo has won two of four starts while stopping 148 of 159 shots (.931 SV%). Tonight he draws a tough road matchup against a Sharks team that has won six of their last seven.
Roberto Luongo
Nov. 16, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Injury
Huberdeau missed the morning skate but is expected to play on Thursday.
Jonathan Huberdeau
Nov. 16, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
Goalie Start
Luongo leads the Panthers onto the ice for warmups.
Luongo allowed one goal on 25 shots in the Panthers win in Buffalo last Friday. With James Reimer starting the following night, Luongo will go tonight vs. the Stars. Since returning from injury, Luongo has gone 1-1-1 while allowing a combined eight goals on 116 shots (.931 SV%).
Roberto Luongo
Nov. 14, 2017, 7:01 p.m.
Goalie Start
Luongo is expected to start Tuesday vs. the Stars.
Luongo allowed one goal on 25 shots in the Panthers win in Buffalo last Friday. With James Reimer starting the following night, Luongo will go tonight vs. the Stars. Since returning from injury, Luongo has gone 1-1-1 while allowing a combined eight goals on 116 shots (.931 SV%).
Roberto Luongo
Nov. 14, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Call up / Send down
The Panthers recalled Curtis Valk from Springfield (AHL) on Monday.
Valk, 24, is an undrafted free agent who is expected to make his NHL debut on Tuesday after recording six goals and nine assists (15 points) in 16 games with the Thunderbirds. Valk is expected to make his debut on the fourth line with Connor Brickley and Michael Haley.
Curtis Valk
Nov. 14, 2017, 10:27 a.m.
Injury
Huberdeau (illness) missed Monday’s practice but is expected to play on Tuesday.
Despite being held off of the ice on Monday, the Panthers expect their star winger to be in the lineup against Dallas. If Huberdeau does play, make sure he is active in your leagues because he comes in with five goals and 14 assists (19 points) in 16 games this year.
Jonathan Huberdeau
Nov. 13, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
Goalie Start
Reimer will start Saturday in New Jersey.
James Reimer
Nov. 11, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
Goalie Start
Luongo will make his third straight start on Friday.
Luongo allowed two goals on 47 shots in the Panthers’ 3-1 loss in Carolina on Tuesday. Luongo has been under siege since returning to the crease, facing a whopping 91 shots through two games—stopping 84 of them (.923 SV%). Expect the barrage of shots to continue tonight as he has faced an average of 34.7 shots per game so far this season, making him an intriguing daily fantasy play tonight in Buffalo.
Roberto Luongo
Nov. 10, 2017, 11:23 a.m.
Injury
McCann (lower-body) is doubtful to play Friday in Buffalo.
McCann returned to the lineup on Saturday after a five-game absence but missed Tuesday’s game in Carolina and is expected to miss a second straight game as he continues to deal with a lower-body injury. Dryden Hunt has been recalled from Springfield (AHL) and is expected to take his spot in the lineup.
Jared McCann
Nov. 10, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
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