The Panthers signed Alex Petrovic to a one-year extension worth $1.95M.
The Panthers have signed Jared McCann to a two-year contract.
The Panthers have signed Michael Hutchinson to a one-year, $1.3M contract.
Hutchinson started at least 28 games for three straight seasons from 2015-to-2017 but spent the majority of 2018 in the AHL. Overall, he was 17-5-1 with a 2.08 GAA and .935 SV% with the Manitoba Moose. Hutchinson is No.3 on the Panthers’ goaltending depth chart, so he will start the 2019 season in the AHL.
The Panthers have signed Frank Vatrano to a one-year deal worth $925K.
Vatrano split his 2018 season between the Bruins and Panthers. The 23-year-old had eight points (5G / 3A) in 16 games with Florida, finishing the year with 10 points (7G / 3A) in 41 games. Vatrano seemed to have found a nice home in Florida and should be a bottom-6 winger with them to start 2019.
The Panthers select Grigori Denisenko with the No.15 overall pick.
Denisenko is an extremely talented puck-handler, playmaker and has the ability to finishes chances on his own. Denisenko had nine goals and 13 assists (22 points) in 31 games in the MHL, the KHL’s minor league, while also adding five goals and two assists (seven points) in 12 playoff games. The 17-year-old added 11 points (6G / 5A) in 14 games to his International resume while playing for the Russian U-18 squad.
The Sharks have acquired Mike Hoffman, Cody Donaghey and a 2020 fifth-round pick from the Senators for Mikkel Boedker, Julius Bergman and a 2020 sixth-round pick.
Hoffman has two-years left on his contract that carries a $5.187M cap-hit. Hoffman, who scored 22 goals and 34 assists (56 points) in 82 games this past season. The 28-year-old is 24th in the NHL in goals (104) and 44th in points (224) over the last four seasons. His trade value took a hit last week when Erik Karlsson’s wife, Melinda, filed for an order of protection related to allegations of harassment against Hoffman’s girlfriend, Monika Caryk.
Source: @Senators 06/19/18, 9:15 am EST
Petrovic will come out of the Panthers lineup on Sunday.
Haley will come out of the Panthers lineup on Sunday.
McCoshen will be back in the Panthers lineup on Sunday.
Reimer will start the Panthers season finale on Sunday.
Barkov (shoulder) will miss the final two games of the regular season.
Barkov was hurt in the Panthers win over the Bruins on Thursday and will miss two must-win games for the Panthers this weekend. This is an incredibly huge loss for the Panthers, but Barkov is expected to be back in the playoffs, if they can get there without him.
Luongo will start Saturday vs. the Sabres.
Luongo will start Thursday vs. the Bruins.
Luongo will start Tuesday vs. the Predators.
Luongo will start Monday vs. the Hurricanes.
Luongo stopped all nine shots that he faced after replacing James Reimer in the Panthers loss in Boston on Saturday. Luongo finished March at 5-4-1 with a 2.49 GAA, .925 SV% and two shutouts. In his only start against the Hurricanes this season, Luongo allowed two goals on 47 shots in a losing effort.
Reimer led the Panthers onto the ice for warmups.
Reimer allowed three goals on 30 shots in the Panthers overtime loss in Ottawa on Thursday. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for Reimer, who will go again today in Boston. He posted a 46-save shutout in a 3-0 shutout win over the Bruins on March 15th.
Malgin (undisclosed) will not play on Saturday afternoon.
Malgin is dealing with a minor injury, so he will not play in Boston. Michael Haley will draw back into the lineup to replace Malgin.
Vatrano (undisclosed) will not play on Saturday.
Vatrano is dinged up so he will come out of the lineup this afternoon. This is a tough break for Vatrano, who will miss an opportunity to face his former team in Boston. The injury is believed to be minor so look for him to be back in on Monday.