News:Richard Panik was re-assigned to AHL Syracuse on Friday.
Analysis:Richard Panik scored five goals and added four assists in 25 games with the Lightning this season. With the team eliminated from playoff contention, he will head to AHL Syracuse to battle for the Calder Cup instead.
News:Richard Panik had the game of his career Saturday. He scored two goals, added an assist and finished plus-4 in Tampa Bay's 6-5 overtime loss to Washington. He also had four shots and four hits.
Analysis: He has points in back-to-back games and five in his last five. He has solid second-line upside, but he may not find himself there for a few years given the Bolts' firepower up front.
News:Richard Panik scored his second goal of the season in Saturday's loss to the Islanders. He has four points (two goals, two assists) in 15 games this season.
Analysis: He was producing at a solid clip in the AHL (41 points in 51 games), so there's clearly more in his tank than what he has shown so far.
News: The Lightning have recalled Richard Panik from AHL Syracuse. "We felt like we needed another offensive player at forward," said Julien BriseBois, Tampa Bay's assistant GM.
Analysis:Richard Panik, who has 22 goals and 19 assists in 51 games for Syracuse this season, has notched one goal in nine games in his time with the big club this season.
News:Richard Panik has been assigned to AHL Syracuse, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis:Richard Panik scored one goal in his nine games this season for the Lightning. This transaction means that Ryan Malone must be close to returning from his lower body injury that has kept him sidelined for nearly a month.
News:Richard Panik scored his first career NHL goal in Saturday's win over the Hurricanes. It stood up as the game-winner.
Analysis: The young man has nice hands and showed them off by flipping the puck from one side of the net to the other, retrieving it and then popping it home. His fantasy value remains limited, though -- his ice time is low and he probably will return to the AHL when Ryan Malone comes back from injury.
News: The Lightning have recalled Richard Panik from AHL Syracuse.
Analysis:Richard Panik, selected 52nd overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, will take the roster spot of Ryan Malone, who has landed on injured reserve with a lower body injury. Panik, who has recorded 35 points in 43 games with Syracuse, is fourth in the AHL at present with 21 goals.
Bolts' Prospect Panik On 10-Game Point Streak In AHL
News:Richard Panik is riding a 10-game point streak, the longest active streak in the AHL.
Analysis: He got off to a slow start to the season, but hs picked up 13 points on the streak. He scored 19 goals and 22 assists in 64 games last year as a first-year AHLer and clearly hopes to build on that this season.
News: Tampa Bay signed Panik to a three-year, entry-level contract on Thursday, Lightning.NHL.com reports.
Analysis: Panik was Tampa's second-round pick in 2009. He has settled at the right wing position, where he totaled 56 points (27 goals) in his last 51 OHL appearances.