Latest Aaron Ekblad News

Even after early NHL playoff exit, Panthers still optimistic

May. 27, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers already know one thing that will be different going into next season. Expectations will not be low. That's a welcome change. Progress, and a lot of it, was made this season by the Panthers. They had their...

Sunshine State showdown: Lightning-Panthers in NHL's Round 1

May. 15, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

There used to be a thing called the Governor’s Cup, a trophy presented to whichever team won the annual regular season series between the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning. It was supposed to be a way of drumming up hockey interest around the Sunshine State. It...

Divisional arms races heat up at NHL trade deadline

Apr. 12, 2021 23:56 PM EDT

Thank divisional play through the first two rounds of the playoffs for a little extra spice at the NHL trade deadline. As much as hockey executives like to say they worry only about making their own team better, several of the big moves executed Monday turned out to be...

Contenders make moves, get head start on NHL trade deadline

Apr. 10, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

The defending Stanley Cup champions found a way to get better, the NHL's top team solved a problem that has hurt it in the past, and another filled a major void created by an injury. Some of hockey's best teams got a head start on the trade deadline Saturday by making...

Panthers fill hole on defense; acquire Montour from Sabres

Apr. 10, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Florida Panthers addressed losing Aaron Ekblad to a season-ending injury by acquiring defenseman Brandon Montour in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday. For Buffalo, the last-place Sabres continued selling off assets by acquiring a...

Verhaeghe paces Panthers over Red Wings, 4-1

Mar. 30, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Carter Verhaeghe scored two goals to lift the Florida Panthers over the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Tuesday night. Brett Connolly scored his 100th NHL goal and Jonathan Huberdeau also scored a goal for the Panthers, who have won three straight games....

Florida says Ekblad had surgery, likely to miss 12 weeks

Mar. 29, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Florida defenseman Aaron Ekblad had surgery Monday and is likely done for the season, meaning the Panthers will have to continue their playoff push without one of their best players. The Panthers said that Ekblad will need 12 weeks to recover. They didn't...

Ekblad injured in Panthers' 4-1 win over Stars

Mar. 28, 2021 22:01 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice in the first period and the Florida Panthers beat the Dallas Stars 4-1 Sunday night after losing standout defenseman Aaron Ekblad to a serious leg injury. Ekblad was taken off on a stretcher midway through the second period...

Panthers' Ekblad taken off ice on stretcher with leg injury

Mar. 28, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad was taken off the ice on a stretcher with a left leg injury midway through the second period against the Dallas Stars on Sunday. An aircast was applied to Ekblad's left leg. Minutes earlier, Ekblad got caught up...

Ekblad's goal in OT gives Panthers 4-3 win over Stars

Mar. 28, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Aaron Ekblad scored with 9.3 seconds left in overtime after his apparent winner moments earlier was wiped out by a replay review, and the Florida Panthers beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 on Saturday night. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone score two...