10-6-2009 Branislav Mezei frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Branislav Mezei feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Branislav Mezei was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 220 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 23 assists along with 235 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 82 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+9=11 with 43 PIM.


4-6-2009 Drew Larman frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Drew Larman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Drew Larman, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 67 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 5 assists along with 70 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has played 67 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 4+5=9 with 70 PIM.


2-6-2009 Vaclav Nedorost frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Vaclav Nedorost feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Vaclav Nedorost was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 263 NHL games during his career, notching 36 goals and adding 55 assists along with 114 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 82 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 21+32=53 with 50 PIM.


31-5-2009 Rostislav Olesz frustrated
Florida Panthers center Rostislav Olesz feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Rostislav Olesz was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 304 NHL games during his career, notching 73 goals and adding 116 assists along with 212 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 82 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 32+38=70 with 84 PIM.


1-6-2009 European players signing window
European players must be signed to contract during the off-season, between June and August. No european is allowed to sign an NHL contract after the european leagues start in September.

29-5-2009 Vaclav Nedorost frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Vaclav Nedorost feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Vaclav Nedorost was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 263 NHL games during his career, notching 36 goals and adding 55 assists along with 114 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 82 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 21+32=53 with 50 PIM.


28-5-2009 Rostislav Olesz frustrated
Florida Panthers center Rostislav Olesz feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Rostislav Olesz was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 304 NHL games during his career, notching 73 goals and adding 116 assists along with 212 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 82 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 32+38=70 with 84 PIM.


27-5-2009 Andrew Ladd frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Andrew Ladd feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Andrew Ladd was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 275 NHL games during his career, notching 92 goals and adding 107 assists along with 316 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 82 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 28+41=69 with 148 PIM.


25-5-2009 Nathan Horton frustrated
Florida Panthers center Nathan Horton feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Nathan Horton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 372 NHL games during his career, notching 107 goals and adding 117 assists along with 461 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 82 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 13+19=32 with 82 PIM.


23-5-2009 Mikhail Yakubov frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Mikhail Yakubov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Mikhail Yakubov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 53 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 10 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 70 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 14+17=31 with 30 PIM.


23-5-2009 Roman Cervenka frustrated
Florida Panthers center Roman Cervenka feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Roman Cervenka, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 59 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 6+16=22 with 30 PIM.


20-5-2009 Matt Duffy frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Matt Duffy feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Matt Duffy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 4th round of the 2005 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 82 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 5+19=24 with 26 PIM.


17-5-2009 Vaclav Nedorost frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Vaclav Nedorost feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Vaclav Nedorost was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 263 NHL games during his career, notching 36 goals and adding 55 assists along with 114 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 82 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 21+32=53 with 50 PIM.


17-5-2009 Christian Berglund frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Christian Berglund feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Christian Berglund was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 86 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 16 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 82 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 21+21=42 with 42 PIM.


16-5-2009 Andrew Ladd frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Andrew Ladd feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Andrew Ladd was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 275 NHL games during his career, notching 92 goals and adding 107 assists along with 316 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 82 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 28+41=69 with 148 PIM.


13-5-2009 Jed Ortmeyer frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Jed Ortmeyer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of USA, Jed Ortmeyer, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 262 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 18 assists along with 134 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 82 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+6=8 with 46 PIM.


10-5-2009 Mikhail Yakubov frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Mikhail Yakubov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Mikhail Yakubov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 53 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 10 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 70 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 14+17=31 with 30 PIM.


10-5-2009 Tanner Glass frustrated
Florida Panthers center Tanner Glass feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tanner Glass was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 25 year old center has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 78 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 37+47=84 with 232 PIM.


8-5-2009 Mikhail Yakubov frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Mikhail Yakubov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Mikhail Yakubov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 53 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 10 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 70 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 14+17=31 with 30 PIM.


8-5-2009 Vaclav Nedorost frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Vaclav Nedorost feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Vaclav Nedorost was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 263 NHL games during his career, notching 36 goals and adding 55 assists along with 114 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 82 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 21+32=53 with 50 PIM.


6-5-2009 Vaclav Nedorost frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Vaclav Nedorost feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Vaclav Nedorost was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 263 NHL games during his career, notching 36 goals and adding 55 assists along with 114 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 82 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 21+32=53 with 50 PIM.


5-5-2009 David Shantz uncertain about future
David Shantz wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

5-5-2009 Jed Ortmeyer frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Jed Ortmeyer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of USA, Jed Ortmeyer, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 262 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 18 assists along with 134 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 82 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+6=8 with 46 PIM.


2-5-2009 Mikhail Yakubov frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Mikhail Yakubov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Mikhail Yakubov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 53 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 10 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 70 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 14+17=31 with 30 PIM.


25-4-2009 NHL nominates players for NHL Awards
The NHL has released the annual list of award nominees. For each category in which the winner is voted, there are three nominees. The annual NHL Awards Ceremony is held right after the Stanley Cup Finals.

Here are the candidates for season 2008-09:

Jack Adams Award
1. , Nottingham Panthers (ANA)
2. , Nottingham Panthers (ANA)
3. , Nottingham Panthers (ANA)
Annual award given to the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success

Calder Memorial Trophy
1. Devin Setoguchi, San Jose Sharks
2. Francois Bouchard, Washington Capitals
3. Peter Mueller, Phoenix Coyotes
Annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League

Hart Memorial Trophy
1. Corey Perry, Anaheim Mighty Ducks
2. Mike Fisher, Phoenix Coyotes
3. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Annual award given to the player judged to be the most valuable to his team

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
1. Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild
2. Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta Thrashers
3. Pavol Demitra, Chicago Blackhawks
Annual award given to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability

James Norris Memorial Trophy
1. Christian Ehrhoff, San Jose Sharks
2. Nicklas Lidstrom, Pittsburgh Penguins
3. Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Annual award given to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position

Frank J. Selke Trophy
1. Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild
2. Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Mighty Ducks
3. Milan Lucic, Boston Bruins
Annual award given to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game



23-4-2009 Tanner Glass frustrated
Florida Panthers center Tanner Glass feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tanner Glass was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 25 year old center has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 78 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 37+47=84 with 232 PIM.


22-4-2009 Drew Larman frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Drew Larman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Drew Larman, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 67 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 5 assists along with 70 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 67 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 4+5=9 with 70 PIM.


22-4-2009 Mikhail Yakubov resumes full training.
Louisville Panthers right wing Mikhail Yakubov has resumed full training after his injury.

21-4-2009 Rostislav Olesz frustrated
Florida Panthers center Rostislav Olesz feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Rostislav Olesz was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 304 NHL games during his career, notching 73 goals and adding 116 assists along with 212 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 82 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 32+38=70 with 84 PIM.


19-4-2009 Nathan Horton frustrated
Florida Panthers center Nathan Horton feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Nathan Horton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 372 NHL games during his career, notching 107 goals and adding 117 assists along with 461 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 82 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 13+19=32 with 82 PIM.


19-4-2009 Rostislav Olesz frustrated
Florida Panthers center Rostislav Olesz feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Rostislav Olesz was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 304 NHL games during his career, notching 73 goals and adding 116 assists along with 212 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 82 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 32+38=70 with 84 PIM.


18-4-2009 Florida Panthers players selected to World Championships
World Championships in icehockey are about to start. The following players from Florida Panthers have been selected to represent their countries:

-Ruslan Salei (BLR)
-Olli Jokinen (FIN)
-Radoslav Suchy (SVK)
-Branislav Mezei (SVK)
-Drew Larman (USA)
-Jed Ortmeyer (USA)
-Rostislav Olesz (CZE)
-Brady Calla (CAN)
-Elia Ostwald (GER)

Altough invited to the team, the following players refused to participate due to miscellaneous reasons:
-Jay Bouwmeester(CAN)
-Andrew Ladd(CAN)
-Juraj Kolnik(SVK)
-Mike Van Ryn(CAN)
-Vaclav Nedorost(CZE)
-Alexei Semenov(RUS)
-Noah Welch(USA)
-David Booth(USA)
-Michael Frolík(CZE)
-Stephen Weiss(CAN)
-Kamil Kreps(CZE)
-Tanner Glass(CAN)


17-4-2009 Tanner Glass frustrated
Florida Panthers center Tanner Glass feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tanner Glass was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 25 year old center has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 78 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 37+47=84 with 232 PIM.


17-4-2009 Mikhail Yakubov resumes light training.
Louisville Panthers right wing Mikhail Yakubov has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

15-4-2009 David Booth frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing David Booth feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, David Booth was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old left wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 82 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 40+27=67 with 30 PIM.


15-4-2009 Rostislav Olesz frustrated
Florida Panthers center Rostislav Olesz feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Rostislav Olesz was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 304 NHL games during his career, notching 73 goals and adding 116 assists along with 212 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 82 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 32+38=70 with 84 PIM.


10-4-2009 Nathan Horton frustrated
Florida Panthers center Nathan Horton feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Nathan Horton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 371 NHL games during his career, notching 106 goals and adding 117 assists along with 459 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 81 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 12+19=31 with 80 PIM.


9-4-2009 Team captain meets with Juraj Kolnik
Team captain Ruslan Salei called a short meeting with Juraj Kolnik after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Juraj Kolnik as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

9-4-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Drew Larman has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jay Bouwmeester has played 10 games without a goal. Anthony Stewart has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Kamil Kreps is down on his game pulling a 14 game streak without registering a single point. Jed Ortmeyer is down on his game pulling a 12 game streak without registering a single point. Tyler Plante hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Brady Calla has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



7-4-2009 Kamil Kreps frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Kamil Kreps feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Kamil Kreps was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 81 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 12 assists along with 80 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 81 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 9+12=21 with 80 PIM.


7-4-2009 Matt Duffy frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Matt Duffy feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Matt Duffy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 4th round of the 2005 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 81 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 5+18=23 with 24 PIM.


3-4-2009 Mikhail Yakubov frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Mikhail Yakubov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Mikhail Yakubov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 53 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 10 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 70 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 14+17=31 with 30 PIM.


2-4-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Stephen Weiss is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Craig Anderson is playing well with 2 wins in his 2 starts last week and allowing 3 goals. Jay Bouwmeester is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Michael Frolík is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Drew Larman has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Anthony Stewart has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Kamil Kreps is down on his game pulling a 14 game streak without registering a single point. Jed Ortmeyer is down on his game pulling a 12 game streak without registering a single point. Tyler Plante hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Brady Calla has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



29-3-2009 Rostislav Olesz frustrated
Florida Panthers center Rostislav Olesz feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Rostislav Olesz was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 303 NHL games during his career, notching 72 goals and adding 116 assists along with 212 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 81 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 31+38=69 with 84 PIM.


28-3-2009 praises Fabrice Paquette
Florida Panthers head coach has praised young goaltender Fabrice Paquette in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

28-3-2009 Mikhail Yakubov frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Mikhail Yakubov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Mikhail Yakubov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 53 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 10 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 70 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 14+17=31 with 30 PIM.


28-3-2009 Vaclav Nedorost frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Vaclav Nedorost feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Vaclav Nedorost was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 261 NHL games during his career, notching 35 goals and adding 55 assists along with 112 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 80 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 20+32=52 with 48 PIM.


28-3-2009 Christian Berglund frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Christian Berglund feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Christian Berglund was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 86 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 16 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 80 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 21+20=41 with 40 PIM.


27-3-2009 Branislav Mezei frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Branislav Mezei feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Branislav Mezei was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 218 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 22 assists along with 233 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 80 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+8=10 with 41 PIM.


27-3-2009 Rostislav Olesz frustrated
Florida Panthers center Rostislav Olesz feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Rostislav Olesz was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 302 NHL games during his career, notching 72 goals and adding 116 assists along with 210 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 80 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 31+38=69 with 82 PIM.


27-3-2009 Jay Bouwmeester reaches career high !
Jay Bouwmeester marked a new career high in assists with 44 assists after assisting in tonights game against New York Rangers on a goal by Andrew Ladd. I just come to the rink ready to play and give it 110%, he replied after giving his game stick to a representative of a local charity organization.

A native of Canada, Jay Bouwmeester was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 468 NHL games during his career, notching 56 goals and adding 198 assists along with 332 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 79 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 17+44=61 with 76 PIM.


27-3-2009 Juraj Kolnik reaches career high !
Juraj Kolnik marked a new career high in goals with 16 tallies after scoring in tonights game against New York Rangers on a feed by Nathan Horton. With line mates like I have, it makes it pretty easy to score goals, he said as his teammates crowded around him.

A native of Slovakia, Juraj Kolnik was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 4th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 377 NHL games during his career, notching 77 goals and adding 60 assists along with 198 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 79 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 16+9=25 with 30 PIM.


27-3-2009 Stephen Weiss reaches career high !
Stephen Weiss marked a new career high in points with 80 after assisting in tonights game against New York Rangers on a goal by Juraj Kolnik. Wow, I feel good about it...I guess, the player said in an interview..

A native of Canada, Stephen Weiss was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 418 NHL games during his career, notching 101 goals and adding 158 assists along with 221 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center has played 79 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 31+49=80 with 60 PIM.


26-3-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Ruslan Salei is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Olli Jokinen is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Andrew Ladd is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Mike Van Ryn is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Vaclav Nedorost is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Stephen Weiss is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Rostislav Olesz is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Michael Frolík is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Juraj Kolnik has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Drew Larman has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Anthony Stewart has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Kamil Kreps is down on his game pulling a 12 game streak without registering a single point. Jed Ortmeyer is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Tyler Plante hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



24-3-2009 Branislav Mezei frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Branislav Mezei feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Branislav Mezei was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 216 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 22 assists along with 233 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 78 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+8=10 with 41 PIM.


24-3-2009 Andrew Ladd reaches career high !
Andrew Ladd marked a new career high in assists with 40 assists after assisting in tonights game against Philadelphia Flyers on a goal by Mike Van Ryn. It's a joy to be playing with these guys, they are the best teammates anyone could have, he said after the game in the dressing room.

A native of Canada, Andrew Ladd was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 270 NHL games during his career, notching 89 goals and adding 106 assists along with 308 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 77 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 25+40=65 with 140 PIM.


23-3-2009 Team captain meets with Jed Ortmeyer
Team captain Ruslan Salei called a short meeting with Jed Ortmeyer after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Jed Ortmeyer as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

22-3-2009 praises Dmitri Shitikov
Florida Panthers head coach has praised young right wing Dmitri Shitikov in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Dmitri Shitikov has played 48 games with CSKA Moscow this season, collecting 29+15=44 with 19 PIM.


22-3-2009 Vaclav Nedorost frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Vaclav Nedorost feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Vaclav Nedorost was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 258 NHL games during his career, notching 35 goals and adding 52 assists along with 112 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 77 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 20+29=49 with 48 PIM.


22-3-2009 Bret Nasby uncertain about future
Bret Nasby wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

22-3-2009 Stephen Weiss reaches career high !
Stephen Weiss marked a new career high in goals with 30 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Colorado Avalanche on a feed by Michael Frolík. Hopefully one day this puck will end up in the Hall of Fame, the happy player said in a hockey magazine.

A native of Canada, Stephen Weiss was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 415 NHL games during his career, notching 100 goals and adding 154 assists along with 221 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center has played 76 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 30+45=75 with 60 PIM.


22-3-2009 Stephen Weiss reaches a milestone !
Stephen Weiss scored the 100th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Colorado Avalanche on a feed by Michael Frolík. With line mates like I have, it makes it pretty easy to score goals, he pointed out to the gathered press corps.

A native of Canada, Stephen Weiss was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 415 NHL games during his career, notching 100 goals and adding 154 assists along with 221 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center has played 76 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 30+45=75 with 60 PIM.


21-3-2009 Matt Duffy uncertain about future
Matt Duffy wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

20-3-2009 Team captain meets with Vaclav Nedorost
Following the team's recent 5-1 loss at Atlanta Thrashers on 20-3-2009, Florida Panthers captain Ruslan Salei and Vaclav Nedorost were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Ruslan Salei

20-3-2009 Jed Ortmeyer speaks up.
Jed Ortmeyer is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 5 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

19-3-2009 Drew Larman frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Drew Larman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Drew Larman, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 67 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 5 assists along with 70 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 67 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 4+5=9 with 70 PIM.


19-3-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Olli Jokinen is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Andrew Ladd is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Vaclav Nedorost is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Michael Frolík is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Juraj Kolnik is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Mike Van Ryn has played 18 games without a goal. Drew Larman has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Nathan Horton has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Kamil Kreps has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Jed Ortmeyer has lost his sights and is now 17 games without a goal. Tyler Plante hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



19-3-2009 Mikhail Yakubov injured.
Mikhail Yakubov of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Hershey Bears. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . Hopefully the team won't suffer for the next month or so, he said when he was taken off the ice.

17-3-2009 Ruslan Salei reaches career high !
Ruslan Salei marked a new career high in goals with 7 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Vancouver Canucks on a feed by Rostislav Olesz. It is just an amazing thing for me, he said after the game.

A native of Belarussia, Ruslan Salei was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Ducks in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 831 NHL games during his career, notching 44 goals and adding 152 assists along with 1088 penalty minutes. The 34 year old defenseman has played 73 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 7+21=28 with 114 PIM.


15-3-2009 Tanner Glass resumes full training.
Rochester Americans center Tanner Glass has resumed full training after his injury.

13-3-2009 Roman Cervenka resumes full training.
Rochester Americans center Roman Cervenka has resumed full training after his injury.

12-3-2009 Team captain meets with Noah Welch
Following the team's recent 4-3 loss at Columbus Blue Jackets on 11-3-2009, Florida Panthers captain Ruslan Salei and Noah Welch were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Ruslan Salei

12-3-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Ruslan Salei is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Olli Jokinen is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Andrew Ladd is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Mike Van Ryn is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Stephen Weiss is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Jay Bouwmeester is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Anthony Stewart is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Rostislav Olesz is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Vaclav Nedorost has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Nathan Horton has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Kamil Kreps has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Jed Ortmeyer has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Tyler Plante hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Michael Frolík has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Brady Calla has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



11-3-2009 Roman Cervenka injured.
Roman Cervenka of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Syracuse Cruch. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . They just want to be careful after what happened to me last time. I'll dress for tomorrows practice, then it's up to the coaching staff, was his comment to the press after leaving the game.

10-3-2009 Christian Berglund frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Christian Berglund feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Christian Berglund was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 86 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 16 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 71 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 21+18=39 with 36 PIM.


10-3-2009 Mikhail Yakubov resumes full training.
Rochester Americans right wing Mikhail Yakubov has resumed full training after his injury.

10-3-2009 Tanner Glass resumes light training.
Rochester Americans center Tanner Glass has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

10-3-2009 Jay Bouwmeester reaches career high !
Jay Bouwmeester marked a new career high in goals with 16 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Tampa Bay Lightning on a feed by Mike Van Ryn. I wouldn't have been able to do this without my great teammates, he said after the game in the dressing room.

A native of Canada, Jay Bouwmeester was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 459 NHL games during his career, notching 55 goals and adding 194 assists along with 322 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 70 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 16+40=56 with 66 PIM.


10-3-2009 Jay Bouwmeester reaches career high !
Jay Bouwmeester marked a new career high in points with 57 after scoring in tonights game against Tampa Bay Lightning on a feed by Stephen Weiss. I just want to thank all the people that have supported me throughout my career. I couldn't have done this without them, the player said in an interview.

A native of Canada, Jay Bouwmeester was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 459 NHL games during his career, notching 56 goals and adding 194 assists along with 322 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 70 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 17+40=57 with 66 PIM.


10-3-2009 Tanner Glass injured.
Tanner Glass of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Springfield Falcons. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . The doctors told me to take it easy for a while but I'll be taking back what's mine soon enough, he said while limping toward the dressing room.

8-3-2009 Roman Cervenka frustrated
Florida Panthers center Roman Cervenka feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Roman Cervenka, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 47 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 4+13=17 with 24 PIM.


7-3-2009 Nathan Horton frustrated
Florida Panthers center Nathan Horton feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Nathan Horton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 360 NHL games during his career, notching 105 goals and adding 113 assists along with 443 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 70 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 11+15=26 with 64 PIM.


7-3-2009 Team captain meets with Kamil Kreps
Team captain Ruslan Salei called a short meeting with Kamil Kreps after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Kamil Kreps as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

7-3-2009 Drew Larman returns
Drew Larman has served his suspension and is available for the next game.

7-3-2009 Mikhail Yakubov injured.
Mikhail Yakubov of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Iowa Stars. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . I'll just put some ice on it and it'll be as good as new. It will take more than this to slow me down, he said from the locker room after being helped off the ice.

6-3-2009 Mikhail Yakubov frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Mikhail Yakubov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Mikhail Yakubov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 53 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 10 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 65 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 13+16=29 with 20 PIM.


5-3-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Stephen Weiss is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Juraj Kolnik has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Mike Van Ryn has played 12 games without a goal. Vaclav Nedorost is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Jay Bouwmeester is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Jed Ortmeyer has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Tyler Plante hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Michael Frolík has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



4-3-2009 Juraj Kolnik speaks up.
Juraj Kolnik is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

4-3-2009 Team captain meets with Noah Welch
Following the team's recent 3-4 win at San Jose Sharks on 4-3-2009, Florida Panthers captain Ruslan Salei and Noah Welch did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Ruslan Salei

4-3-2009 Rostislav Olesz reaches career high !
Rostislav Olesz marked a new career high in goals with 27 tallies after scoring in tonights game against San Jose Sharks on a feed by Michael Frolík. I'm just happy to be playing the game, he said before boarding the teams chartered jet.

A native of Czech, Rostislav Olesz was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 289 NHL games during his career, notching 68 goals and adding 108 assists along with 192 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 67 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 27+30=57 with 64 PIM.


4-3-2009 Noah Welch reaches career high !
Noah Welch marked a new career high in assists with 21 assists after assisting in tonights game against San Jose Sharks on a goal by Rostislav Olesz. Hey, I'm just happy it went in the net. Wins are more important than assist records for us right now, he said to the press.

A native of USA, Noah Welch was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 236 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 61 assists along with 148 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 67 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 6+21=27 with 42 PIM.


3-3-2009 Jed Ortmeyer frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Jed Ortmeyer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of USA, Jed Ortmeyer, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 247 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 17 assists along with 128 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 67 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+5=7 with 40 PIM.


2-3-2009 League suspends Drew Larman
The league board has suspended Florida Panthers player Drew Larman for 3 fighting three times in a game against Anaheim Ducks.

1-3-2009 Nathan Horton frustrated
Florida Panthers center Nathan Horton feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Nathan Horton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 356 NHL games during his career, notching 105 goals and adding 113 assists along with 441 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 66 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 11+15=26 with 62 PIM.


28-2-2009 Nathan Horton frustrated
Florida Panthers center Nathan Horton feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Nathan Horton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 356 NHL games during his career, notching 105 goals and adding 113 assists along with 441 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 66 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 11+15=26 with 62 PIM.


28-2-2009 Team captain meets with Kamil Kreps
Following the team's recent 4-2 loss at Washington Capitals on 27-2-2009, Florida Panthers captain Ruslan Salei and Kamil Kreps were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Ruslan Salei

27-2-2009 Anthony Stewart frustrated
Florida Panthers center Anthony Stewart feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Anthony Stewart was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 240 NHL games during his career, notching 21 goals and adding 17 assists along with 204 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 66 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 4+5=9 with 46 PIM.


26-2-2009 Team captain meets with Vaclav Nedorost
Team captain Ruslan Salei called a short meeting with Vaclav Nedorost after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Vaclav Nedorost as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

26-2-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Rostislav Olesz is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Michael Frolík is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Vaclav Nedorost is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Jay Bouwmeester is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Anthony Stewart has lost his sights and is now 15 games without a goal. Jed Ortmeyer has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



22-2-2009 Team captain meets with Anthony Stewart
Following the team's recent 5-1 loss at Tampa Bay Lightning on 22-2-2009, Florida Panthers captain Ruslan Salei and Anthony Stewart did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Ruslan Salei

22-2-2009 Kenndal McArdle resumes full training.
Rochester Americans left wing Kenndal McArdle has resumed full training after his injury.

21-2-2009 Michael Frolík reaches career high !
Michael Frolík marked a new career high in assists with 23 assists after assisting in tonights game against Nashville Predators on a goal by Rostislav Olesz. My kids attended this game so it is extra special for me, were his words after the game.

A native of Czech, Michael Frolík was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 145 NHL games during his career, notching 41 goals and adding 45 assists along with 136 penalty minutes. The 21 year old right wing has played 63 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 21+23=44 with 56 PIM.


19-2-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Olli Jokinen is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Juraj Kolnik is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Vaclav Nedorost is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Stephen Weiss is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Nathan Horton is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Jay Bouwmeester is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Rostislav Olesz is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Michael Frolík is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Craig Anderson has been chilly and allowed 17 goals in 4 games. Anthony Stewart has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Kamil Kreps has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jed Ortmeyer has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



19-2-2009 Michael Frolík reaches career high !
Michael Frolík marked a new career high in goals with 21 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Tampa Bay Lightning on a feed by Noah Welch. It's always nice score but this was one special goal for me, he said outside the teams dressing room.

A native of Czech, Michael Frolík was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 144 NHL games during his career, notching 41 goals and adding 44 assists along with 136 penalty minutes. The 21 year old right wing has played 62 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 21+22=43 with 56 PIM.


19-2-2009 Michael Frolík reaches career high !
Michael Frolík marked a new career high in points with 43 after scoring in tonights game against Tampa Bay Lightning on a feed by Noah Welch. Yes, it does feel great, he said after signing autographs for some kids.

A native of Czech, Michael Frolík was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 144 NHL games during his career, notching 41 goals and adding 44 assists along with 136 penalty minutes. The 21 year old right wing has played 62 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 21+22=43 with 56 PIM.


19-2-2009 Noah Welch reaches career high !
Noah Welch marked a new career high in points with 26 after assisting in tonights game against Tampa Bay Lightning on a goal by Michael Frolík. I don't know why exactly, but the ice just seems to be more wide open for me this year, were his words after the game..

A native of USA, Noah Welch was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 231 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 60 assists along with 148 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 62 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 6+20=26 with 42 PIM.


17-2-2009 Kenndal McArdle resumes light training.
Rochester Americans left wing Kenndal McArdle has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

15-2-2009 Roman Cervenka frustrated
Florida Panthers center Roman Cervenka feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Roman Cervenka, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 38 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 4+12=16 with 20 PIM.


15-2-2009 Stephen Weiss injured.
Stephen Weiss (FLA) suffered knee injury during the game in an incident with Nicklas Lidstrom (PIT). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. This is nothing major, I feel that I should be ready for the next game but you never know, he commented from the trainers bench.

12-2-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Mike Van Ryn is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Stephen Weiss is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Jay Bouwmeester is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak.

Who's cold

Craig Anderson has been chilly and allowed 9 goals in 2 games. Nathan Horton has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Anthony Stewart has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Tyler Plante hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



9-2-2009 Franklin MacDonald resumes full training.
Rochester Americans defenseman Franklin MacDonald has resumed full training after his injury.

6-2-2009 Paul Thompson resumes full training.
Rochester Americans left wing Paul Thompson has resumed full training after his injury.

5-2-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Olli Jokinen is looking good with 7 points in 4 games last week. Andrew Ladd is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Mike Van Ryn is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Stephen Weiss is looking good with 7 points in 4 games last week. Noah Welch is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Jay Bouwmeester is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Rostislav Olesz is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Vaclav Nedorost has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Nathan Horton has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Anthony Stewart has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Kamil Kreps has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Jed Ortmeyer is sliding on a 28 game streak without registering a single point. Tyler Plante hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



4-2-2009 Kamil Kreps frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Kamil Kreps feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Kamil Kreps was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 56 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 11 assists along with 50 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 56 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 7+11=18 with 50 PIM.


4-2-2009 Franklin MacDonald resumes light training.
Rochester Americans defenseman Franklin MacDonald has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

3-2-2009 Paul Thompson injured.
Paul Thompson of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Binghamton Senators. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . This is nothing major, I feel that I should be ready for the next game but you never know, he said when he was taken off the ice.

1-2-2009 Juraj Kolnik speaks up.
Juraj Kolnik is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

1-2-2009 Franklin MacDonald injured.
Franklin MacDonald of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Hartford Wolfpack. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . Doctors said that I should be back in a week or so, he said in a TV interview.

31-1-2009 Branislav Mezei frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Branislav Mezei feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Branislav Mezei was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 192 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 20 assists along with 216 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 54 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+6=8 with 24 PIM.


31-1-2009 Paul Thompson resumes full training.
Rochester Americans left wing Paul Thompson has resumed full training after his injury.

1-2-2009 Board considering budget
The board of owners is considering about increasing your player budget because of your good financial record. If the good financial record is kept until the end of the season, your player budget might be increased.

30-1-2009 Paul Thompson injured.
Paul Thompson of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Hamilton Bulldogs. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . This is nothing major, I feel that I should be ready for the next game but you never know, he commented to the press.

30-1-2009 Ruslan Salei injured.
Ruslan Salei (FLA) suffered wrist injury during the game in an incident with Georges Laraque (MTL). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. It's nothing, just two good guys goin' at it - nobody got seriously hurt, he commented in a radio interview after the game.

29-1-2009 Team captain meets with Jed Ortmeyer
Team captain Ruslan Salei called a short meeting with Jed Ortmeyer after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Jed Ortmeyer as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

29-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Andrew Ladd is looking good with 3 points in 1 games last week. Mike Van Ryn is looking good with 3 points in 1 games last week. Jay Bouwmeester is looking good with 3 points in 1 games last week.

Who's cold

Vaclav Nedorost has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Stephen Weiss has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Kamil Kreps has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jed Ortmeyer is sliding on a 24 game streak without registering a single point. Tyler Plante hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



27-1-2009 Andrew Ladd frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Andrew Ladd feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Andrew Ladd was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 246 NHL games during his career, notching 80 goals and adding 95 assists along with 274 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 53 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 16+29=45 with 106 PIM.


26-1-2009 Vaclav Nedorost frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Vaclav Nedorost feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Vaclav Nedorost was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 234 NHL games during his career, notching 31 goals and adding 41 assists along with 94 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 53 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 16+18=34 with 30 PIM.


26-1-2009 Team captain meets with Anthony Stewart
Following the team's recent 5-1 win against Carolina Hurricanes on 26-1-2009, Florida Panthers captain Ruslan Salei and Anthony Stewart did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Ruslan Salei

26-1-2009 Roman Cervenka frustrated
Florida Panthers center Roman Cervenka feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Roman Cervenka, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 30 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 3+9=12 with 20 PIM.


25-1-2009 Kamil Kreps frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Kamil Kreps feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Kamil Kreps was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 52 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 9 assists along with 48 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 52 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 7+9=16 with 48 PIM.


24-1-2009 Rostislav Olesz frustrated
Florida Panthers center Rostislav Olesz feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Rostislav Olesz was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 274 NHL games during his career, notching 59 goals and adding 103 assists along with 174 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 52 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 18+25=43 with 46 PIM.


23-1-2009 Team captain meets with Kamil Kreps
Following the team's recent 1-5 loss against Atlanta Thrashers on 22-1-2009, Florida Panthers captain Ruslan Salei and Kamil Kreps did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Ruslan Salei

22-1-2009 Team captain meets with Drew Larman
Following the team's recent 1-5 loss against Atlanta Thrashers on 22-1-2009, Florida Panthers captain Ruslan Salei and Drew Larman were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Ruslan Salei

22-1-2009 Drew Larman frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Drew Larman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Drew Larman, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 52 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 4 assists along with 25 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 52 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 3+4=7 with 25 PIM.


22-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Noah Welch is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Nathan Horton is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Rostislav Olesz is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Michael Frolík is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Olli Jokinen has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Juraj Kolnik is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Mike Van Ryn has played 13 games without a goal. Vaclav Nedorost has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Stephen Weiss has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jed Ortmeyer is sliding on a 23 game streak without registering a single point. Tyler Plante hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



21-1-2009 Roman Cervenka frustrated
Florida Panthers center Roman Cervenka feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Roman Cervenka, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 28 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 3+8=11 with 20 PIM.


20-1-2009 Noah Welch reaches career high !
Noah Welch marked a new career high in goals with 6 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Tampa Bay Lightning on a feed by Branislav Mezei. The coach gave me a chance to play, and I'm just trying to show him he made the right decision, he commented and was all smiles.

A native of USA, Noah Welch was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 219 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 55 assists along with 142 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 50 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 6+15=21 with 36 PIM.


18-1-2009 Team captain meets with Branislav Mezei
Team captain Ruslan Salei called a short meeting with Branislav Mezei after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Branislav Mezei as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

18-1-2009 Vaclav Nedorost frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Vaclav Nedorost feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Vaclav Nedorost was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 231 NHL games during his career, notching 31 goals and adding 39 assists along with 92 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 50 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 16+16=32 with 28 PIM.


18-1-2009 Florida Panthers players named to All-Star Game
The following players from Florida Panthers were named to this year's All-Star Game:
-Jay Bouwmeester


17-1-2009 Juraj Kolnik speaks up.
Juraj Kolnik is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

15-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Olli Jokinen is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Radoslav Suchy is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Stephen Weiss is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Kamil Kreps is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Rostislav Olesz is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Andrew Ladd has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Juraj Kolnik has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Anthony Stewart has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jed Ortmeyer is sliding on a 19 game streak without registering a single point. Tyler Plante hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Michael Frolík has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



13-1-2009 Jed Ortmeyer speaks up.
Jed Ortmeyer is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 5 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

13-1-2009 Kenndal McArdle injured.
Kenndal McArdle of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Binghamton Senators. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . Yes it does hurt, quite a bit actually, was his comment to the press after leaving the game.

12-1-2009 Juraj Kolnik speaks up.
Juraj Kolnik is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

11-1-2009 Branislav Mezei frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Branislav Mezei feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Branislav Mezei was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 183 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 18 assists along with 212 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 45 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 20 PIM.


11-1-2009 Drew Larman frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Drew Larman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Drew Larman, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 45 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 4 assists along with 19 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 45 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 3+4=7 with 19 PIM.


11-1-2009 praises Mat Calvert
Florida Panthers head coach has praised young left wing Mat Calvert in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Mat Calvert has played 28 games with Scwenninger Wild Wings this season, collecting 24+10=34 with 53 PIM.


10-1-2009 Tanner Glass frustrated
Florida Panthers center Tanner Glass feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tanner Glass was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 25 year old center has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 45 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 26+33=59 with 134 PIM.


9-1-2009 Christian Berglund frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Christian Berglund feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Christian Berglund was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 86 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 16 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 44 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 14+13=27 with 22 PIM.


8-1-2009 Tanner Glass frustrated
Florida Panthers center Tanner Glass feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tanner Glass was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 25 year old center has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 44 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 26+32=58 with 130 PIM.


8-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Olli Jokinen is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Andrew Ladd is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Stephen Weiss is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Jay Bouwmeester is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Rostislav Olesz is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Ruslan Salei is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Juraj Kolnik is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Drew Larman is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Nathan Horton has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Jed Ortmeyer is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Tyler Plante has been chilly and allowed 5 goals in 1 games. Michael Frolík has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-1-2009 Olli Jokinen reaches a milestone !
Olli Jokinen scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Chicago Blackhawks on a goal by Jay Bouwmeester. I just want to thank all the people that have supported me throughout my career. I couldn't have done this without them, he said after signing autographs for some kids..

A native of Finland, Olli Jokinen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 766 NHL games during his career, notching 225 goals and adding 275 assists along with 760 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 43 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 18+25=43 with 62 PIM.


7-1-2009 Tanner Glass frustrated
Florida Panthers center Tanner Glass feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tanner Glass was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 25 year old center has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 43 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 26+30=56 with 128 PIM.


4-1-2009 Juraj Kolnik speaks up.
Juraj Kolnik is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

4-1-2009 Vaclav Nedorost frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Vaclav Nedorost feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Vaclav Nedorost was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 223 NHL games during his career, notching 29 goals and adding 39 assists along with 88 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 42 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 14+16=30 with 24 PIM.


3-1-2009 Christian Berglund frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Christian Berglund feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Christian Berglund was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 86 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 16 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 41 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 12+13=25 with 20 PIM.


1-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Olli Jokinen is looking good with 6 points in 3 games last week. Andrew Ladd is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Stephen Weiss is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Rostislav Olesz is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Juraj Kolnik has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Mike Van Ryn is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Vaclav Nedorost has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Craig Anderson hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Nathan Horton has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Anthony Stewart has lost his sights and is now 29 games without a goal. Kamil Kreps is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Jed Ortmeyer is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Tyler Plante has been chilly and allowed 14 goals in 3 games. Michael Frolík has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



30-12-2008 Team captain meets with Mike Van Ryn
Following the team's recent 2-5 loss against Tampa Bay Lightning on 30-12-2008, Florida Panthers captain Ruslan Salei and Mike Van Ryn did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Ruslan Salei

29-12-2008 Kamil Kreps frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Kamil Kreps feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Kamil Kreps was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 39 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 5 assists along with 34 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 39 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 5+5=10 with 34 PIM.


25-12-2008 Andrew Ladd frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Andrew Ladd feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Andrew Ladd was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 230 NHL games during his career, notching 75 goals and adding 83 assists along with 240 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 37 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 11+17=28 with 72 PIM.


25-12-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Olli Jokinen is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Andrew Ladd is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Vaclav Nedorost is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Rostislav Olesz is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Mike Van Ryn has played 37 games without a goal. Craig Anderson hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Anthony Stewart is down on his game pulling a 13 game streak without registering a single point. Kamil Kreps is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Jed Ortmeyer has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



20-12-2008 Branislav Mezei frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Branislav Mezei feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Branislav Mezei was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 173 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 17 assists along with 208 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 35 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 16 PIM.


19-12-2008 Vaclav Nedorost reaches career high !
Vaclav Nedorost marked a new career high in assists with 14 assists after assisting in tonights game against Edmonton Oilers on a goal by Michael Frolík. Give all the credit to the goalscorer, he said to the press.

A native of Czech, Vaclav Nedorost was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 215 NHL games during his career, notching 29 goals and adding 37 assists along with 84 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 34 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 14+14=28 with 20 PIM.


18-12-2008 Rostislav Olesz frustrated
Florida Panthers center Rostislav Olesz feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Rostislav Olesz was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 256 NHL games during his career, notching 49 goals and adding 96 assists along with 156 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 34 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 8+18=26 with 28 PIM.


18-12-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Juraj Kolnik is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Michael Frolík is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Mike Van Ryn has played 34 games without a goal. Craig Anderson hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Anthony Stewart is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Kamil Kreps is down on his game pulling a 12 game streak without registering a single point. Jed Ortmeyer has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Rostislav Olesz has lost his sights and is now 17 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



15-12-2008 Drew Larman frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Drew Larman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Drew Larman, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 33 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 2 assists along with 17 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 33 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 17 PIM.


15-12-2008 Nathan Horton reaches a milestone !
Nathan Horton scored the 100th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Atlanta Thrashers on a feed by Michael Frolík. With line mates like I have, it makes it pretty easy to score goals, were his words after the game.

A native of Canada, Nathan Horton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 322 NHL games during his career, notching 100 goals and adding 106 assists along with 415 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 32 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 6+8=14 with 36 PIM.


13-12-2008 Alexei Semenov frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Alexei Semenov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Alexei Semenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 201 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 16 assists along with 174 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 32 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 3+13=16 with 40 PIM.


13-12-2008 Jed Ortmeyer injured.
Jed Ortmeyer (FLA) suffered arm injury during the game in an incident with Kyle Okposo (NYI). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. I may be out of the line up for the next game just as a precaution, but I don't think it's anything serious, he said to the press.

12-12-2008 Andrew Ladd uncertain about future
Andrew Ladd wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

12-12-2008 Vaclav Nedorost frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Vaclav Nedorost feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Vaclav Nedorost was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 212 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 36 assists along with 84 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 31 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 12+13=25 with 20 PIM.


11-12-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Olli Jokinen is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Andrew Ladd is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Stephen Weiss is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Jay Bouwmeester is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Mike Van Ryn has played 31 games without a goal. Vaclav Nedorost is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Craig Anderson hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Nathan Horton has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Anthony Stewart has lost his sights and is now 20 games without a goal. Kamil Kreps has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Rostislav Olesz has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



10-12-2008 Roman Cervenka uncertain about future
Roman Cervenka wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

9-12-2008 Kamil Kreps frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Kamil Kreps feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Kamil Kreps was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 30 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 4 assists along with 30 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 30 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 4+4=8 with 30 PIM.


9-12-2008 Rostislav Olesz frustrated
Florida Panthers center Rostislav Olesz feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Rostislav Olesz was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 252 NHL games during his career, notching 49 goals and adding 95 assists along with 156 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 30 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 8+17=25 with 28 PIM.


9-12-2008 Derek Stephan resumes full training.
Louisville Panthers center Derek Stephan has resumed full training after his injury.

5-12-2008 Team captain meets with Juraj Kolnik
Following the team's recent 0-4 loss against Buffalo Sabres on 4-12-2008, Florida Panthers captain Ruslan Salei and Juraj Kolnik did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Ruslan Salei

5-12-2008 Drew Larman frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Drew Larman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Drew Larman, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 28 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 2 assists along with 12 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 28 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 12 PIM.


5-12-2008 Jed Ortmeyer frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Jed Ortmeyer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of USA, Jed Ortmeyer, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 208 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 16 assists along with 102 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 28 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 14 PIM.


5-12-2008 Tanner Glass frustrated
Florida Panthers center Tanner Glass feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tanner Glass was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 25 year old center has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 28 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 17+16=33 with 91 PIM.


4-12-2008 Kamil Kreps frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Kamil Kreps feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Kamil Kreps was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 28 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 4 assists along with 30 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 28 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 4+4=8 with 30 PIM.


4-12-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Olli Jokinen is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Stephen Weiss is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Andrew Ladd has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Juraj Kolnik is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Mike Van Ryn has played 28 games without a goal. Vaclav Nedorost is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Drew Larman is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Craig Anderson hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Nathan Horton has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Anthony Stewart has lost his sights and is now 17 games without a goal. Kamil Kreps has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jed Ortmeyer is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Rostislav Olesz has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Tyler Plante has been chilly and allowed 17 goals in 4 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



4-12-2008 Derek Stephan resumes light training.
Louisville Panthers center Derek Stephan has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

4-12-2008 Derek Stephan injured.
Derek Stephan of Louisville Panthers suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Rochester Americans. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . They just want to be careful after what happened to my back last time - it doesn't feel very serious though, he commented to the media.

1-12-2008 Christian Berglund frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Christian Berglund feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Christian Berglund was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 86 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 16 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 26 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 11+9=20 with 14 PIM.


1-12-2008 Kamil Kreps frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Kamil Kreps feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Kamil Kreps was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 26 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 4 assists along with 26 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 26 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 4+4=8 with 26 PIM.


30-11-2008 Team captain meets with Vaclav Nedorost
Following the team's recent 2-4 loss against Washington Capitals on 30-11-2008, Florida Panthers captain Ruslan Salei and Vaclav Nedorost did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Ruslan Salei

30-11-2008 Rostislav Olesz frustrated
Florida Panthers center Rostislav Olesz feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Rostislav Olesz was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 248 NHL games during his career, notching 49 goals and adding 95 assists along with 156 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 26 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 8+17=25 with 28 PIM.


29-11-2008 Mikhail Yakubov resumes full training.
Louisville Panthers right wing Mikhail Yakubov has resumed full training after his injury.

27-11-2008 Mikhail Yakubov frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Mikhail Yakubov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Mikhail Yakubov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 53 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 10 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 24 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 3+5=8 with 0 PIM.


27-11-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Ruslan Salei is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Vaclav Nedorost is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Stephen Weiss is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Kamil Kreps is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Rostislav Olesz is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Michael Frolík is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Juraj Kolnik has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Mike Van Ryn has played 24 games without a goal. Craig Anderson hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Anthony Stewart has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Jed Ortmeyer is down on his game pulling a 14 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



27-11-2008 Vaclav Nedorost reaches career high !
Vaclav Nedorost marked a new career high in points with 19 after assisting in tonights game against Minnesota Wild on a goal by Michael Frolík. You've got to hand it to the other guys in the room though, they gave it their all tonight, he commented and was all smiles..

A native of Czech, Vaclav Nedorost was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 204 NHL games during his career, notching 24 goals and adding 33 assists along with 78 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 23 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 9+10=19 with 14 PIM.


27-11-2008 Mikhail Yakubov injured.
Mikhail Yakubov of Louisville Panthers suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Houston Aeros. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . It is just a minor bump, he said before being taken away for x-rays.

26-11-2008 Alexei Semenov frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Alexei Semenov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Alexei Semenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 201 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 16 assists along with 174 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 23 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 3+13=16 with 20 PIM.


26-11-2008 Roman Cervenka resumes full training.
Louisville Panthers center Roman Cervenka has resumed full training after his injury.

25-11-2008 Christian Berglund frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Christian Berglund feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Christian Berglund was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 86 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 16 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 23 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 8+7=15 with 12 PIM.


23-11-2008 Alexei Semenov frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Alexei Semenov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Alexei Semenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 201 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 16 assists along with 174 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 21 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 3+12=15 with 20 PIM.


22-11-2008 Mikhail Yakubov frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Mikhail Yakubov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Mikhail Yakubov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 53 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 10 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 21 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 0 PIM.


21-11-2008 Roman Cervenka resumes light training.
Louisville Panthers center Roman Cervenka has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

20-11-2008 Mikhail Yakubov frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Mikhail Yakubov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Mikhail Yakubov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 53 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 10 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 20 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 3+2=5 with 0 PIM.


20-11-2008 Kamil Kreps frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Kamil Kreps feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Kamil Kreps was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 20 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 2 assists along with 22 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 20 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 3+2=5 with 22 PIM.


20-11-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Ruslan Salei is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Olli Jokinen is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Andrew Ladd is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Stephen Weiss is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Michael Frolík is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Juraj Kolnik has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Mike Van Ryn has played 20 games without a goal. Drew Larman is sliding on a 20 game streak without registering a single point. Craig Anderson hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Anthony Stewart has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Kamil Kreps is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Jed Ortmeyer is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



19-11-2008 Team captain meets with Drew Larman
Following the team's recent 2-4 win at Carolina Hurricanes on 19-11-2008, Florida Panthers captain Ruslan Salei and Drew Larman were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Ruslan Salei

18-11-2008 Drew Larman frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Drew Larman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Drew Larman, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 19 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 7 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 19 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 7 PIM.


18-11-2008 Anthony Stewart frustrated
Florida Panthers center Anthony Stewart feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Anthony Stewart was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 193 NHL games during his career, notching 19 goals and adding 14 assists along with 162 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 19 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 4 PIM.


17-11-2008 Juraj Kolnik speaks up.
Juraj Kolnik is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

17-11-2008 Team captain meets with Kamil Kreps
Team captain Ruslan Salei called a short meeting with Kamil Kreps after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Kamil Kreps as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

16-11-2008 Juraj Kolnik speaks up.
Juraj Kolnik is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

16-11-2008 Alexei Semenov frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Alexei Semenov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Alexei Semenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 201 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 16 assists along with 174 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 18 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 3+12=15 with 20 PIM.


15-11-2008 Juraj Kolnik speaks up.
Juraj Kolnik is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

14-11-2008 Juraj Kolnik speaks up.
Juraj Kolnik is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

14-11-2008 Branislav Mezei frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Branislav Mezei feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Branislav Mezei was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 156 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 16 assists along with 200 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 18 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 8 PIM.


13-11-2008 Team captain meets with Jed Ortmeyer
Following the team's recent 3-5 win at New York Islanders on 12-11-2008, Florida Panthers captain Ruslan Salei and Jed Ortmeyer did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Ruslan Salei

13-11-2008 Tanner Glass frustrated
Florida Panthers center Tanner Glass feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tanner Glass was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old center has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 17 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 9+12=21 with 49 PIM.


13-11-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Radoslav Suchy is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Vaclav Nedorost is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Stephen Weiss is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Jay Bouwmeester is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Rostislav Olesz is looking red hot with a 8 game point streak. Michael Frolík is looking red hot with a 8 game point streak.

Who's cold

Andrew Ladd has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Juraj Kolnik has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Mike Van Ryn has played 17 games without a goal. Drew Larman is sliding on a 17 game streak without registering a single point. Anthony Stewart has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Kamil Kreps has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jed Ortmeyer has lost his sights and is now 17 games without a goal. Tyler Plante has been chilly and allowed 17 goals in 4 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-11-2008 Christian Berglund frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Christian Berglund feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Christian Berglund was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 86 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 16 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 14 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 8+5=13 with 8 PIM.


7-11-2008 Tanner Glass frustrated
Florida Panthers center Tanner Glass feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tanner Glass was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old center has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 14 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 8+10=18 with 41 PIM.


6-11-2008 Player of the week: Rostislav Olesz (C)
NHL has awarded Rostislav Olesz (C) of Florida Panthers as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 4 assists for 7 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Czech, Rostislav Olesz was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 235 NHL games during his career, notching 46 goals and adding 84 assists along with 146 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 13 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 5+6=11 with 18 PIM.


6-11-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Ruslan Salei is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Olli Jokinen is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Radoslav Suchy is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Mike Van Ryn is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Vaclav Nedorost is looking good with 7 points in 3 games last week. Stephen Weiss is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Noah Welch is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Kamil Kreps is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Rostislav Olesz is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Michael Frolík is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 4 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Craig Anderson hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Anthony Stewart is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Jed Ortmeyer has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



4-11-2008 Shawn Matthias resumes full training.
Louisville Panthers center Shawn Matthias has resumed full training after his injury.

3-11-2008 Vaclav Nedorost reaches career high !
Vaclav Nedorost marked a new career high in goals with 6 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Washington Capitals on a feed by Rostislav Olesz. With line mates like I have, it makes it pretty easy to score goals, he commented to the media.

A native of Czech, Vaclav Nedorost was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 192 NHL games during his career, notching 21 goals and adding 28 assists along with 72 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 11 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 6+5=11 with 8 PIM.


3-11-2008 Shawn Matthias injured.
Shawn Matthias of Louisville Panthers suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Portland Pirates. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . I'll just put some ice on it and it'll be as good as new. It will take more than this to slow me down, he said before being taken away for x-rays.

3-11-2008 Jed Ortmeyer injured.
Jed Ortmeyer (FLA) suffered wrist injury during the game in an incident with Milan Jurcina (WSH). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. I'll just put some ice on it and it'll be as good as new. It will take more than this to slow me down, were his words after the game.

1-11-2008 Colton Gillies resumes full training.
Louisville Panthers center Colton Gillies has resumed full training after his injury.

30-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Andrew Ladd has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Juraj Kolnik has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Mike Van Ryn has played 10 games without a goal. Vaclav Nedorost has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Craig Anderson hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Anthony Stewart has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Kamil Kreps is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Jed Ortmeyer has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Tyler Plante has been chilly and allowed 4 goals in 1 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



27-10-2008 Alexei Semenov frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Alexei Semenov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Alexei Semenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 201 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 16 assists along with 174 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 10 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 1+8=9 with 10 PIM.


27-10-2008 Rostislav Olesz frustrated
Florida Panthers center Rostislav Olesz feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Rostislav Olesz was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 232 NHL games during his career, notching 43 goals and adding 80 assists along with 140 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 10 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 12 PIM.


27-10-2008 Colton Gillies resumes light training.
Louisville Panthers center Colton Gillies has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

25-10-2008 Christian Berglund frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Christian Berglund feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Christian Berglund was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 86 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 16 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 10 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 6+4=10 with 6 PIM.


23-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Olli Jokinen is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Stephen Weiss is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Noah Welch is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Juraj Kolnik has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Vaclav Nedorost has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Craig Anderson hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Kamil Kreps has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Jed Ortmeyer has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



23-10-2008 Derek Stephan resumes full training.
Louisville Panthers center Derek Stephan has resumed full training after his injury.

21-10-2008 Alexei Semenov frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Alexei Semenov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Alexei Semenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 201 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 16 assists along with 174 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 8 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 10 PIM.


19-10-2008 David Booth frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing David Booth feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, David Booth was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old left wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 8 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 4+0=4 with 20 PIM.


19-10-2008 Derek Stephan injured.
Derek Stephan of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Rockfort Icehogs. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . Sometimes you just have bad luck and get knocked around, he said when he was taken off the ice.

18-10-2008 Kenndal McArdle resumes full training.
Rochester Americans left wing Kenndal McArdle has resumed full training after his injury.

17-10-2008 Colton Gillies injured.
Colton Gillies of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Providence Bruins. He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks . When you've gone as long as I have without injuries these things are hard to accept, but it's all part of the game, was his answer to a reporter question after the game.

16-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Olli Jokinen is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 5 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Craig Anderson hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Kamil Kreps has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jed Ortmeyer has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Rostislav Olesz has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Tyler Plante has been chilly and allowed 10 goals in 2 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



15-10-2008 David Booth frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing David Booth feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, David Booth was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old left wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 6 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 2+0=2 with 20 PIM.


14-10-2008 Alexei Semenov frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Alexei Semenov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Alexei Semenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 201 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 16 assists along with 174 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 6 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 10 PIM.


13-10-2008 Kenndal McArdle resumes light training.
Rochester Americans left wing Kenndal McArdle has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

13-10-2008 Franklin MacDonald resumes full training.
Rochester Americans defenseman Franklin MacDonald has resumed full training after his injury.

13-10-2008 Kenndal McArdle injured.
Kenndal McArdle of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Toronto Marlies. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . Doctors said that I should be back in a week or so, he said while limping toward the dressing room.

10-10-2008 Rostislav Olesz uncertain about future
Rostislav Olesz wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

9-10-2008 Team captain meets with Juraj Kolnik
Following the team's recent 4-5 loss against Carolina Hurricanes on 8-10-2008, Florida Panthers captain Ruslan Salei and Juraj Kolnik did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Ruslan Salei

9-10-2008 Tanner Glass frustrated
Florida Panthers center Tanner Glass feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tanner Glass was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old center has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 4 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 13 PIM.


9-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Olli Jokinen is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Andrew Ladd is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Vaclav Nedorost is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Stephen Weiss is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Jay Bouwmeester is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-10-2008 Team captain meets with Jed Ortmeyer
Following the team's recent 4-5 loss against Carolina Hurricanes on 8-10-2008, Florida Panthers captain Ruslan Salei and Jed Ortmeyer did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Ruslan Salei

8-10-2008 Franklin MacDonald resumes light training.
Rochester Americans defenseman Franklin MacDonald has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

8-10-2008 Franklin MacDonald injured.
Franklin MacDonald of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Albany River Rats. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . Doctors said that I should be back in a week or so, he said in a TV interview.

6-10-2008 Branislav Mezei frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Branislav Mezei feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Branislav Mezei was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 141 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 14 assists along with 192 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 3 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 0 PIM.


6-10-2008 Nathan Horton frustrated
Florida Panthers center Nathan Horton feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Nathan Horton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 293 NHL games during his career, notching 94 goals and adding 99 assists along with 383 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 3 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 4 PIM.


2-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Tyler Plante has been chilly and allowed 4 goals in 1 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



1-10-2008 Roman Cervenka injured.
Roman Cervenka of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Hershey Bears. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months . Looks like I'll be riding the bike for awhile, he commented to the press.

30-9-2008 Florida Panthers name captain.
Florida Panthers have named Ruslan Salei as the captain of the team.

30-9-2008 Branislav Mezei frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Branislav Mezei feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Branislav Mezei was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 138 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 14 assists along with 192 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


30-9-2008 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Roberto LuongoA-A-A-29Vancouver Canucks
Martin BrodeurA-BA-36New Jersey Devils
Henrik LundqvistA-A-A-26Montreal Canadiens
Marc-Andre FleuryA-A-B23Pittsburgh Penguins
Nikolai KhabibulinBB-B35Toronto Maple Leafs
Miikka KiprusoffBBB31Calgary Flames
Kari LehtonenA-A-B24Atlanta Thrashers
Ryan MillerBBB28Toronto Maple Leafs
Pekka RinneA-A-B25Ottawa Senators
Ilya BryzgalovBBB28Detroit Red Wings
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Nicklas LidstromBA-A-38Pittsburgh Penguins
Scott NiedermayerBB-B35Anaheim Ducks
Zdeno CharaB-A-B-31Boston Bruins
Chris ProngerB-A-B-33Detroit Red Wings
Dion PhaneufB-A-B-23Calgary Flames
Ryan SuterB-BB-23Nashville Predators
Dmitri KalininB-B-B-28San Jose Sharks
Rob BlakeB-B-B-38Los Angeles Kings
Tomas KaberleB-B-B-30New Jersey Devils
Christian EhrhoffB-BB-26San Jose Sharks
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Rick NashA-A-A-24Columbus Blue Jackets
Ilya KovalchukA-B-B25Atlanta Thrashers
Marian GaborikAB-B26Chicago Blackhawks
Teemu SelanneBB-B38Anaheim Ducks
Mike KnubleBB-B36Washington Capitals
Patrik EliasBB-B32Boston Bruins
Daniel SedinBBB28Vancouver Canucks
Mike FisherA-B-B-28Ottawa Senators
Keith TkachukBCB-36Atlanta Thrashers
Henrik ZetterbergBB-B-27Ottawa Senators
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Joe ThorntonABA-29San Jose Sharks
Peter ForsbergAB-A-35Nashville Predators
Patrick MarleauA-AA-29San Jose Sharks
Eric Staal92808623Carolina Hurricanes
Henrik SedinBBB28Vancouver Canucks
Vincent LecavalierAB-B28Tampa Bay Lightning
Patrice BergeronA-BB23Boston Bruins
Pavol DemitraA-CB33Chicago Blackhawks
Mats SundinBB-B37Toronto Maple Leafs
Travis ZajacA-A-B23New Jersey Devils
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrAB-B36New York Rangers
Alexander OvechkinAB-B23Toronto Maple Leafs
Justin WilliamsBA-B26Chicago Blackhawks
Marian HossaAB-B29Atlanta Thrashers
Phil KesselBB-B20New Jersey Devils
Dany HeatleyBB-B27Ottawa Senators
Jarome IginlaBB-B31Calgary Flames
Martin HavlatA-CB27Montreal Canadiens
Jonathan CheechooA-B-B28San Jose Sharks
Nikolai ZherdevAB-B24Columbus Blue Jackets


30-9-2008 Florida Panthers trade
Florida Panthers traded Sergei Samsonov to Minnesota Wild for MIN's round 1 pick in 2009

A native of Russia, Sergei Samsonov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 697 NHL games during his career, notching 223 goals and adding 324 assists along with 208 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing is expecting a good season for the team.


30-9-2008 Martin Gelinas released.
Florida Panthers released Martin Gelinas to free agency.

27-9-2008 David Booth frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing David Booth feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, David Booth was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old left wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season.


25-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Olli Jokinen is looking good with 5 points in 2 games last week. Andrew Ladd is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week. Mike Van Ryn is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week. Vaclav Nedorost is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Stephen Weiss is looking good with 5 points in 2 games last week. Rostislav Olesz is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Sergei Samsonov has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Martin Gelinas has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Craig Anderson hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Anthony Stewart has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Jed Ortmeyer has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



24-9-2008 Jed Ortmeyer frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Jed Ortmeyer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of USA, Jed Ortmeyer, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 187 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 12 assists along with 94 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 7 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 6 PIM.


23-9-2008 Anthony Stewart frustrated
Florida Panthers center Anthony Stewart feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Anthony Stewart was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 180 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 12 assists along with 166 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 6 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 8 PIM.


21-9-2008 Tanner Glass frustrated
Florida Panthers center Tanner Glass feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tanner Glass was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old center has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season.


19-9-2008 Christian Berglund frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Christian Berglund feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Christian Berglund was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 86 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 16 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season.


18-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Andrew Ladd is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Juraj Kolnik is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Jay Bouwmeester is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Rostislav Olesz is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Michael Frolík is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Sergei Samsonov has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Martin Gelinas has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Craig Anderson hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Anthony Stewart has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jed Ortmeyer has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



17-9-2008 Alexei Semenov frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Alexei Semenov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Alexei Semenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 201 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 16 assists along with 174 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season.


16-9-2008 Christian Berglund frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Christian Berglund feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Christian Berglund was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 86 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 16 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season.


16-9-2008 Florida Panthers trade
Florida Panthers traded Sébastian Picher and Bryan Allen to Pittsburgh Penguins for Radoslav Suchy

A native of Slovakia, Radoslav Suchy, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 619 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 100 assists along with 164 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 4 PIM.

A native of Canada, Bryan Allen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 384 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 64 assists along with 451 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 4 PIM.


14-9-2008 Martin Tuma uncertain about future
Martin Tuma wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

11-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-9-2008 Vaclav Nedorost frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Vaclav Nedorost feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Vaclav Nedorost was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 182 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 23 assists along with 66 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 1 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 2 PIM.


7-9-2008 Bryan Allen resumes full training.
Florida Panthers defenseman Bryan Allen has resumed full training after his head injury.

6-9-2008 Bryan Allen injured.
Bryan Allen (FLA) suffered head injury during the game in an incident with George Parros (NAS). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. It's nothing big, I'll be back soon, ready to strike back, was his answer to a reporter question after the game.

4-9-2008 Branislav Mezei frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Branislav Mezei feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Branislav Mezei was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 138 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 14 assists along with 192 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.


4-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



3-9-2008 Branislav Mezei frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Branislav Mezei feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Branislav Mezei was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 138 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 14 assists along with 192 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


2-9-2008 Denis Stasyuk uncertain about future
Denis Stasyuk wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

31-8-2008 Tanner Glass frustrated
Florida Panthers center Tanner Glass feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tanner Glass was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old center is getting ready for the upcoming season.


30-8-2008 Jed Ortmeyer frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Jed Ortmeyer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of USA, Jed Ortmeyer, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 180 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 12 assists along with 88 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing is waiting for a good start this season.


29-8-2008 Stefan Meyer uncertain about future
Stefan Meyer wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

29-8-2008 Martin Lojek uncertain about future
Martin Lojek wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

30-6-2008 Brian Maloney retires
Brian Maloney has retired from professional hockey.

30-6-2008 Training camp preview
Florida Panthers will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Florida Panthers and Rochester Americans:
- Ruslan Salei D
- Martin Gelinas L
- Jeremy Swanson D
- Rob Globke R
- Olli Jokinen C
- David Shantz G
- Greg Jacina L
- Andrew Ladd L
- Juraj Kolnik R
- Branislav Mezei D
- Mike Van Ryn D
- Bryan Allen D
- Mikhail Yakubov R
- Vaclav Nedorost C
- Alexei Semenov D
- Christian Berglund R
- Drew Larman L
- Bret Nasby D
- Alex Auld G
- Stephen Weiss C
- Craig Anderson G
- Noah Welch D
- Dustin Johner C
- Gregory Campbell L
- Nathan Horton C
- Jay Bouwmeester D
- Anthony Stewart R
- Kamil Kreps R
- Stefan Meyer C
- James Pemberton D
- David Booth L
- Martin Lojek D
- Dan Travis R
- Martin Tuma D
- Jed Ortmeyer R
- Carsen Germyn C
- David Rohlfs R
- Denis Stasyuk C
- Rostislav Olesz L
- John Hecimovic R
- Tanner Glass C
- Josh Tordjman G
- Roman Cervenka C
- Sergei Chubykin C
- Tyler Plante G
- Michael Frolík R
- Olivier Legault L
- Brian Foster G
- Matt Duffy D
- Franklin MacDonald D

Players reporting out of shape:
- Martin Gelinas L
- Bryan Allen D
- Christian Berglund R
- Tanner Glass C
- Sergei Chubykin C
- Michael Frolík R

Players reporting in good shape:
- Andrew Ladd L
- Alexei Semenov D
- Alex Auld G
- Stephen Weiss C
- Craig Anderson G
- Martin Tuma D
- Jed Ortmeyer R
- Carsen Germyn C
- Matt Duffy D


30-6-2008 Guy Charron leaves team
Guy Charrons contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Jacques Martin leaves team
Jacques Martins contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Jacques Martin leaves team
Jacques Martins contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Jim Pizzutelli leaves team
Jim Pizzutellis contract has expired and he has left the team.

28-6-2008 Mikhail Yakubov frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Mikhail Yakubov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Mikhail Yakubov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 53 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 10 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


25-6-2008 Branislav Mezei frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Branislav Mezei feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Branislav Mezei was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 138 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 14 assists along with 192 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


25-6-2008 David Rohlfs returns
Florida Panthers were delighted to hear that David Rohlfs has returned to the team.

23-6-2008 Anthony Stewart frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Anthony Stewart feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Anthony Stewart was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 174 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 12 assists along with 158 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing is looking forward for the start of the season.


24-6-2008 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


22-6-2008 Tanner Glass frustrated
Florida Panthers center Tanner Glass feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tanner Glass was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old center is getting ready for the upcoming season.


23-6-2008 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Rob Globke (Florida Panthers) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Gregory Campbell (Florida Panthers) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Brian Maloney (Rochester Americans) RFA, needs qualifying offer


23-6-2008 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Guy Charron(pro)
-Jacques Martin(pro)
-Jacques Martin(pro)
-Jim Pizzutelli(pro)


21-6-2008 Christian Berglund frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Christian Berglund feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Christian Berglund was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 86 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 16 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing is expecting a good season for the team.


20-6-2008 Board increases player budget for next season
The board of owners have increased player budget for next season with $11 400 000 because of your good financial record.

20-6-2008 Board collects bonuses
The board of owners has collected $11 400 000 profit from the team to shareholders.

Eastside Hockey Manager