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Spencer Knight struggled in net for the Panthers Monday night, allowing four goals on 40 shots faced in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Oilers.

Fantasy Impact: Knight continues to struggle between the pipes of late for the Panthers, allowing three or more goals in four of his last six games for the club. The 21-year-old netminder has fought consistency issues for most of the season to this point, posting a 2.74 GAA and .914 save percentage in 12 starts (6-3-3) in the crease so far this season.

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Matthew Tkachuk posted two points for the Panthers Monday night, scoring one goal and adding one assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Oilers.

Fantasy Impact: Tkachuk has picked up multiple points in five of his last seven games for the Panthers, scoring five goals and adding seven assists in that span. The dynamic forward has fit right in since being acquired from the Calgary Flames in the offseason, posting a 1.45 point per game (10 goals, 19 assists) average in 20 games so far this season.

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Carter Verhaeghe was able to find the back of the net for the Panthers Saturday night, scoring one goal in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Blues.

Fantasy Impact: Verhaeghe has scored goals in three of his last six games for the Panthers as the 27-year-old looks to continue his upward trajectory with the club. The dynamic forward seems to have developed a nose for the net the last two seasons, scoring 36 goals in 99 games in that span. Verhaeghe carries a solid 0.90 point per game (12 goals, seven assists) average in 21 games so far this season.

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Anton Lundell scored one goal in the Panthers' 5-4 overtime loss to the Blues Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Lundell has scored goals in back-to-back games for the Panthers after being held off of the score sheet in his previous five games. The 21-year-old is a sneaky offensive threat that should provide excellent value at the bottom of lineups as part of an explosive Panthers offensive attack. Lundell has scored three goals and added eight assists for 11 points in 21 games so far this season.

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Sam Reinhart tallied two assists Saturday night in the Panthers' 5-4 overtime loss to the Blues.

Fantasy Impact: Reinhart has now posted points in seven of his last 10 games for the Panthers, scoring six goals and adding four assists in that span. The gritty two-way forward continues to provide sneaky point production for fantasy owners, posting a 0.57 point per game (six goals, six assists) in 21 games so far this season.

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Aaron Ekblad was able to light the lamp for the Panthers Saturday night, scoring one goal in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Blues.

Fantasy Impact: Ekblad continues his hot stretch since returning from injury for the Panthers November 12, posting points in five of seven games (three goals, three assists) The 26-year-old looks like the dynamic blueliner fantasy owners have come to know as part of a high-octane offensive attack in Florida, scoring four goals and adding four assists for eight points in 10 games so far this season.

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Gustav Forsling tallied two assists in the Panthers' 5-4 overtime loss to the Blues Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Forsling has now picked up points in six of his last seven games for the Panthers, posting a 1.14 point per game (zero goals, eight assists) in that span. The 26-year-old blueliner should continue to benefit from being a top-four defenseman on a high-octane Panthers club and should continue to give fantasy owners that missed out on the top tier of defenseman solid value at the position, scoring two goals and adding 13 assists for 15 points in 21 games so far this season.

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Aleksander Barkov Jr. tallied three points for the Panthers Wednesday night, scoring one goal and adding two assists in a 5-2 win over the Bruins.

Fantasy Impact: Barkov Jr. has now posted points in six of his last eight games for the Panthers, scoring four goals and adding six assists in that span. The 27-year-old has found a way to consistently make an impact in the offensive zone for fantasy owners, scoring five goals and adding 13 assists for 18 points in 19 games so far this season.

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Sergei Bobrovsky struggled in the crease for the Panthers Sunday night, allowing five goals on 23 shots faced in a 5-3 loss to the Blue Jackets.

Fantasy Impact: Bobrovsky has struggled between the pipes of late for the Panthers, allowing three or more goals in four of his last five starts for the club. The veteran netminder will look to regain the dominant form he has been known for, posting an extremely disappointing .888 save percentage and 3.62 GAA through 11 games (4-5-1) so far this season.

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Florida Panthers forward Eric Staal will make his season debut Thursday versus the Philadelphia Flyers. (Source: Florida Panthers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Staal didn't play in the NHL last season but signed a one-year deal off of a professional tryout with the Panthers this season. The long-time NHLer last played in the league in the 2020-21 campaign, tallying 13 points across 53 games split between the Buffalo Sabres and Montreal Canadiens. Barring a major turn of events, his fantasy-relevant days are well behind him.


Florida Panthers forward Colin White recorded an assist in Tuesday's loss versus the Chicago Blackhawks.

Fantasy Impact: White notched his helper on Eetu Luostarinen's third-period tally, but the Panthers eventually fell 4-2 to the Blackhawks. He's off to a nice start with his new club, notching six points through seven games, albeit with just nine shots on goal. In a bottom-six role without power-play reps, White should be left on the waiver wire.

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Florida Panthers forward Eetu Luostarinen notched a goal in Tuesday's loss versus the Chicago Blackhawks.

Fantasy Impact: Luostarinen found the back of the net midway through the third period, but it wasn't enough in an eventual 4-2 defeat. Skating on a line with sophomore Anton Lundell, Luostarinen has enjoyed a nice start, posting three goals and six points across seven games, albeit with just nine shots on goal. The 24-year-old could play his way into fantasy relevance if this type of production continues but beware of the unsustainable 33.3% shooting rate.

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Florida Panthers defenseman Brandon Montour recorded an assist on Tuesday's loss versus the Chicago Blackhawks.

Fantasy Impact: Montour also skated a massive 28:24 on the night, recorded two shots on goal, and notched a hit as well. He's going to see massive ice time -- both even strength and on the top power-play unit -- in the absence of Aaron Ekblad while he's recorded three points in as many games since returning from an upper-body injury.

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Sam Bennett scored a goal and added two helpers in a win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Fantasy Impact: Sam Bennett is absolutely destroying his old career high in goals netting his 26th of the season (previous career high was 18). Bennett has found a home in Sunrise that he wasn't quite able to find in his 6 seasons in Calgary. The seven year veteran has taken full advantage of the opportunity to play on the second line with world class players. Bennett is a great fantasy surprise this season and has become a strong start in most formats.

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Duclair had the primary assist on Florida's second period goal in their loss to the Golden Knights.

Fantasy Impact: The Panthers forward is having a career season, having already set single season highs in goals (24) and points (46).

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The New York Rangers acquired forward Frank Vatrano from the Florida Panthers in exchange for a 4th round pick in 2022. (Source: NHL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Frank Vatrano has a modest 19 points (10 goals, 9 assists) in 49 games this season. Vatrano has been playing predominantly on the fourth line on a potent Panthers team and could see an increased workload with the Rangers. That being said, Vatrano is likely not a viable fantasy option in most formats.

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Patric Hornqvist registered his 13th assist and eighth goal of the year in a 3-0 win over the Senators. He finished with an even rating, six SOG, and two hits.

Fantasy Impact: Hornqvist has not had the offensive season fantasy managers were hoping for. His two point effort tonight puts him at 21 points in 44 games this season. He is best left on the waiver wire for now.

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MacKenzie Weegar scored his sixth goal of the season in a 6-3 loss to the Blue Jackets. He finished with a +1 rating, five SOG, four hits, and one block.

Fantasy Impact: Weegar extended his point streak to five consecutive games. He has 32 points in 52 games for the Panthers this season.

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Jonathan Huberdeau tallied his 18th goal and 56th assists of the year in a 6-3 loss to the Blue Jackets. He finished with a +1 rating, three SOG, and one hit.

Fantasy Impact: Huberdeau just continues to produce night after night for the Panthers. He has five consecutive multi-point games and a nine game point streak.

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Radko Gudas delivers eight hits

Sun, Feb 20th 7:53pm EST
By Jeremy Farr

Radko Gudas provided fantasy managers with some peripheral stat help on Sunday, helping the Panthers down the Blackhawks 5-2. He didn't tally a point but registered a plus-1 rating, four PIMs, one shot, eight hits and five blocks.

Fantasy Impact: Gudas is not known for his scoring touch so anything in the goals category is a bonus, but he can be well relied upon to show up for hits, blocks and PIM. He's sitting on a league-leading 208 hits and 67 blocks and 59 penalty minutes.

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