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Jonathan Huberdeau gets $84M, 8-year extension with Flames

Aug. 05, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames and recently acquired forward Jonathan Huberdeau have agreed to an $84 million, eight-year contract extension. The 29-year-old Huberdeau came to Calgary from the Florida Panthers with defenseman MacKenzie Weegar, forward Cole Schwindt and...

Panthers welcome Tkachuk, the latest big move of the summer

Jul. 25, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The easiest thing for the Florida Panthers this summer would have been to maintain the status quo, especially after posting the NHL’s best record. The Panthers went a different way. Matthew Tkachuk was introduced Monday as the team's newest...

Panthers get Tkachuk from Flames for Huberdeau, Weegar

Jul. 23, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Matthew Tkachuk and Jonathan Huberdeau had the best years of their career this past season. And now they're changing places in an NHL blockbuster. Tkachuk was traded to the Florida Panthers on Friday night, with Huberdeau part of the haul that is...

Panthers' Duclair has surgery to repair Achilles tendon

Jul. 02, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Panthers winger Anthony Duclair had surgery to repair an Achilles tendon injury and is expected to miss significant time next season. The team announced the surgery Saturday. It said Duclair is expected to return midseason in 2022-23. The 26-year-old...

Maurice took an unusual path to becoming Florida's coach

Jun. 23, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Paul Maurice’s journey toward becoming the new coach of the Florida Panthers included a fortuitous flick of the remote control, plus was aided by a college admissions department. He was watching games one night in January, a month or so after he stepped aside...

Paul Maurice hired as new coach of the Florida Panthers

Jun. 22, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Paul Maurice is the new coach of the Florida Panthers, agreeing on a deal Wednesday to take over a club coming off a season where it had the best record in the NHL and rewrote the franchise’s record book. The 55-year-old Maurice will be introduced Thursday...

After lengthy layoff, Lightning getting ready for East final

May. 30, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — More than a week off between playoff games can seem like an eternity for any team. The two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning are hoping the extended break they earned with a second-round sweep of the Florida Panthers will benefit them in...

Capitals' Tom Wilson out 6-8 months after knee surgery

May. 25, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington Capitals right winger Tom Wilson is expected to miss six to eight months after undergoing surgery to reconstruct the torn ACL in his left knee. The team announced Wednesday that Wilson had a successful ACL replacement procedure a day earlier —...

Panthers' Joe Thornton says he's undecided on playing future

May. 25, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Thornton’s career may be over. Or not. The veteran center, who just completed his 24th season in the NHL and first with the Florida Panthers, said Wednesday that he has not decided whether to retire or continue playing. “My wife was kind...

For Panthers, regular season success didn't lead to Cup run

May. 24, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — There will be a Presidents’ Trophy banner hanging over the Florida Panthers’ home ice next season. The team’s media relations department will spend its summer rewriting the record book because tons of pages need updating. And the earliest that the Panthers will again...