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27 Nick Bjugstad C
Height/Weight: 6-4/188 | Birthdate: 7/17/1992 | Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN, USA | Team: Florida Panthers | College: Minnesota | NHL Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 62/26 | Average Draft Position: 197.48
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3/27/2015

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA

Nick Bjugstad

Panthers' Bjugstad (Back) Will Miss Rest Of Season

News: Nick Bjugstad (back) is out for the season after undergoing back surgery on Friday, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis: This news comes as a bit of a shock, and is a huge blow to the Panthers' playoff chances, as they currently sit a mere three points back from the Senators in the hunt for a wild card berth. Nick Bjugstad will finish his outstanding sophomore campaign with a total of 43 points. Although his injury has led to a disappointing end to the season, Bjugstad is a young and talented player on a team full of rising stars. He remains an excellent option in dynasty leagues and standard formats alike.

3/26/2015

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA

Nick Bjugstad

Panthers' Bjugstad Sidelined

News: Nick Bjugstad (lower body) won't play Thursday against Toronto, Craig Davis of the Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Nick Bjugstad's next chance to suit up will thus arrive Saturday against the Canadiens, though such an outcome is hardly a lock. The big center leads the Panthers with 24 goals in 72 games to date, to go along with 19 helpers and 38 PIM.

3/24/2015

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA

Nick Bjugstad

Panthers' Bjugstad Sidelined

News: Nick Bjugstad (lower body) won't play Tuesday against the Lightning, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: With Nick Bjugstad out, and presumably iffy for Thursday's game against Toronto as well, Vincent Trocheck is in line to move back into the Florida lineup Tuesday night.

3/23/2015

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA

Nick Bjugstad

Panthers' Bjugstad Doubtful Tuesday

News: Nick Bjugstad (lower body) missed practice on Monday and is doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Lightening, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Nick Bjugstad had been on a tremendous run earlier in March, scoring five points (2-3-5) in six games before struggling in the past two. He logged only 11:27 of ice time in the team's last game, five minutes less than his average. He leads the team in goals with 24 and points with 43 and will need to get healthy quickly if the Panthers want to continue their playoff charge. One should wait until he's healthy before deploying them in their lineups, but once he's healthy, feel free to play him as you normally would.

3/16/2015

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA

Nick Bjugstad

Panthers' Bjugstad Tallies Assist In Loss

News: Nick Bjugstad recorded an assist in Sunday night's 2-1 loss to the Rangers.
Analysis: That's now four points (two goals and two assists) in five games for Nick Bjugstad, who leads the team with 41 points. Bjugstad is the most fantasy-relevant Panther, as their 2.4 goals per game make points hard to come by. Bjugstad is young, talented and surrounded by rising stars, making him a great piece in dynasty leagues and standard formats alike.

3/11/2015

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA

Nick Bjugstad

Panthers' Bjugstad Fine For Thursday

News: Coach Gerard Gallant indicated that Nick Bjugstad, who missed Wednesday's practice with an undisclosed injury, will be OK to play Thursday against the Jets, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Gallant indicated that Nick Bjugstad was given some practice time off to deal with some general soreness, which won't impact his availability for the Panthers' upcoming slate of games. Bjugstad has tallied a goal and assist in his last two contests, so he should be a fairly safe lineup choice against a Jets squad that has received some questionable play in goal of late.

3/11/2015

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA

Nick Bjugstad

Panthers' Bjugstad Misses Practice On Wednesday

News: Nick Bjugstad missed another practice and his status for Thursday's game against the Jets is unknown, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Nick Bjugstad also missed practice on Monday and him missing Thursday's game would be a huge blow to the Panthers. This season, Bjugstad has played in all 66 of the team's games, leading the Panthers in goals with 23 and points with 40. He has scored four points in his last five games, so if he's good to go, fantasy owners shouldn't hesitate to put him in their lineups.

3/9/2015

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA

Nick Bjugstad

Panthers' Bjugstad Scores In Victory On Saturday

News: Nick Bjugstad found the back of the net for the 23rd time on Saturday in a 4-3 shootout victory against the Islanders.
Analysis: After a five game pointless streak, which saw him post a minus-7 plus/minus, Nick Bjugstad has scored a point in four of his last five games (two goals and two assists). Bjugstad leads the team in goals with 23, six more than Jimmy Hayes, as well as points with 40. Bjugstad's plus/minus (minus-9 for the season) is a small cause for concern amongst fantasy owners, but his point production helps make up for that. He is one of the best fantasy options on the light-scoring Panthers.

3/5/2015

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA

Nick Bjugstad

Cats' Bjugstad To Play Thursday

News: Nick Bjugstad (undisclosed) appears set to play Thursday against the Stars, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Nick Bjugstad was removed late in Tuesday's loss to the Maple Leafs after he was struck with the puck, but the Panthers relayed after the game that he had only temporarily had the wind knocked out of him. The Panthers' top scorer this season with 38 points, Bjugstad will assume his usual spot between Brad Boyes and Jussi Jokinen for Thursday's tilt.

3/4/2015

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA

Nick Bjugstad

Cats' Bjugstad Exits Early Tuesday

News: Nick Bjugstad was removed from Tuesday's loss to the Maple Leafs in the third period after being struck by the puck, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. Coach Gerard Gallant indicated after the game that Bjugstad was OK, and just had the wind knocked out of him.
Analysis: Nick Bjugstad's removal from the game was overshadowed by the Panthers' drama in goal, as both starter Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya were forced to exit the game at various points due to injury. Fortunately, it appears Bjugstad was able to avoid any significant pain, so the expectation is that he'll be back in the fold for Thursday's game against the Stars. His availability should be affirmed following the Panthers' gameday skate.

3/1/2015

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA

Nick Bjugstad

Cats' Bjugstad Back On Scoresheet

News: Nick Bjugstad snapped a five game pointless drought Saturday, finding twine for his 22nd goal of the season in a win over the Sabres.
Analysis: The big center also skated just 12:38 in the matinee -- over four minutes lower than his TOI average this season -- so perhaps coach Gerard Gallant was sending him a message after a run of poor play. If that was indeed the case, it looks like it worked, as he also blasted seven shots on goal. Nick Bjugstad continues to lead the Panthers in goals (22), points (37), SOG (183), power-play points (11) and game-winning goals (three). Add all that to his 36 PIM -- which is fourth on the team -- and you've got a real fantasy asset on your hands in nearly every format.

2/28/2015

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA Panthers' Bjugstad In A Rough Patch

Nick Bjugstad

Panthers' Bjugstad In A Rough Patch

News: Nick Bjugstad posted a minus-2 with one shot on goal in Thursday night's 3-0 loss to the Blackhawks.
Analysis: Nick Bjugstad started February on fire with seven points in his first nine games of the month including a stretch with four goals in five games. However, the past five games have not been as kind to the 22-year-old. Bjugstad has only taken 11 shots on goal and has posted a minus-7 plus/minus, dragging his plus/minus for the season to minus-9. He still leads the team in points (36) and goals (21), but will need to regain his scoring form for the already light-scoring Panthers.

2/22/2015

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA

Nick Bjugstad

Panthers' Bjugstad Good To Go

News: Nick Bjugstad was believed to be dealing with an injury, but he is apparently good to go Sunday, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: An earlier report indicated Nick Bjugstad was ailing from something which may have led to the recall of Vincent Torcheck, but that apparently is not be the case. Bjustad is fine, and should be good to go for Sunday's contest.

2/22/2015

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA

Nick Bjugstad

Panthers' Bjugstad Dealing With Injury

News: Nick Bjugstad is reportedly suffering from an undisclosed injury, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
Analysis: Nick Bjugstad's status for Sunday's game is likely in question, as the Panthers recalled Vincent Trocheck from AHL San Antonio. It's unclear exactly what the injury is, but he should receive an update at some point Sunday confirming whether or not he will play. The injury comes at an unfortunate time for Bjugstad, as he was riding a hot streak recently, netting four goals over a five-game period.

2/19/2015

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA Panthers' Bjugstad Stays On A Roll

Nick Bjugstad

Panthers' Bjugstad Stays On A Roll

News: Nick Bjugstad scored a power-play goal in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: Nick Bjugstad netted his fourth goal in give games and now has seven points in the month of February. His 21 goals and 15 assists puts him only two points shy of last season's total, making him a good candidate to reach 50-points this season. If Bjugstad is available in your league, you should get to your waiver wire immediately while he stays on this hot streak.

2/15/2015

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA Panthers' Bjugstad Stays Hot In Loss

Nick Bjugstad

Panthers' Bjugstad Stays Hot In Loss

News: Nick Bjugstad registered a goal and seven shots in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Blues.
Analysis: Nick Bjugstad has had a great month so far and has now found the back of the net in four of the past six games. His 20 goals are already his personal best, but the 22-year-old is just three points away from matching last season's total of 38 points and could reach the 50-point plateau.

2/13/2015

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA Panthers' Bjugstad Scores Lone Goal In Loss

Nick Bjugstad

Panthers' Bjugstad Scores Lone Goal In Loss

News: Nick Bjugstad netted his third goal in four games in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Wild.
Analysis: Nick Bjugstad is heating up again in February, accumulating three goals and two assists over his last five games. The 22-year-old, who leads the Panthers in goals and points this season, is just four points off his 2013-14 total of 38.

2/4/2015

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA

Nick Bjugstad

Panthers' Bjugstad Connects For Two Scores Tuesday

News: Nick Bjugstad set up two goals in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Islanders.
Analysis: Nick Bjugstad was able to get back on track offensively after failing to log any points in the previous three games. He remains on pace to eclipse 50 points this season.

1/28/2015

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA

Nick Bjugstad

Two Power-Play Points For Panthers' Bjugstad

News: Nick Bjugstad picked up a goal and an assist -- both on the man advantage -- in Tuesday's loss to Detroit.
Analysis: The marker snapped a seven-game goalless streak for Nick Bjugstad. While his 29 points in 45 games aren't mind-blowing, pretty much all of Bjugstad's numbers have improved over last season, so the 22-year-old is making terrific progress. He'll clear 50 points this year, and next year could be huge.

1/4/2015

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA Panthers' Bjugstad Picks Up Two Points

Nick Bjugstad

Panthers' Bjugstad Picks Up Two Points

News: Nick Bjugstad scored and added an assist in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Capitals.
Analysis: Nick Bjugstad is heating up with five points in his last five contests, scoring in three of his last four. The 22-year-old has 24 points and should break last year's career-best mark of 38 and could approach the 50-point plateau by the end of the season.

1/3/2015

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA

Nick Bjugstad

Cats' Bjugstad Snipes 14th Friday

News: Nick Bjugstad fired home his 14th goal of the season in Friday's 2-0 shutout of the Sabres.
Analysis: Nick Bjugstad has found twine twice in the last three games after a seven-game goalless drought. Curiously, he only skated 13:23 in this one, but with nothing surfacing about any potential issues or injuries, it's plausible that head coach Gerard Gallant with just tinkering with his lines against a punchless opponent in the Sabres. Nonetheless, Bjugstad is just two goals off his career high of 16 from his sophomore season last year and is one of the most exciting young centers in the league on a drastically improved Panthers squad.

12/30/2014

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA

Nick Bjugstad

Panthers' Bjugstad Sign Six-Year Deal

News: Nick Bjugstad signed a six-year deal worth $4.1 million per season on Tuesday, the Miami Herald's George Richards reports.
Analysis: On the same day he agreed to terms on the contract, Nick Bjugstad scored his team-leading 13th goal to help the Panthers force overtime. He led Florida in scoring with 38 points as a rookie last season. The University of Minnesota graduate was set to be a restricted free agent following the season, but clearly the Panthers wanted to lock him up for the rest of the decade.

12/13/2014

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA Cats' Bjugstad Stays Hot Friday

Nick Bjugstad

Cats' Bjugstad Stays Hot Friday

News: Nick Bjugstad chipped in an assist in Friday's 3-2 shootout victory over the Red Wings, extending his point streak to four games.
Analysis: The big man also blasted another five shots on goal and has picked up seven points over the last four games. With 19 points in 27 games, Nick Bjugstad leads the Panthers in scoring and not only has he officially reached "breakout" status this year, but he should also be owned in all leagues. Look for another strong game Saturday against Buffalo.

12/9/2014

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA Panthers' Bjugstad Lights Lamp Monday

Nick Bjugstad

Panthers' Bjugstad Lights Lamp Monday

News: Nick Bjugstad scored for the third straight game Monday, blowing a second-period shot past Martin Brodeur in a 4-2 loss to St. Louis.
Analysis: That's six points in the last three games for the big centerman, who is now tied for the team lead in scoring with rookie blueliner Aaron Ekblad (18 points each). Nick Bjugstad has fired off 71 shots this year to go with 14 PIM and a surprising plus-3 rating as well, making him a very relevant fantasy option in all leagues. Use him well.

12/6/2014

Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA Bjugstad Nets Winner For Florida

Nick Bjugstad

Bjugstad Nets Winner For Florida

News: Nick Bjugstad scored a goal -- the game winner -- and added an assist in Saturday's 3-2 victory over Buffalo.
Analysis: He has five points, including three goals in his last two games. He's on pace to tally more than 50 points this season, but more importantly, he's currently sitting with a plus-rating -- that's a huge swing in his two-way game, considering he finished minus-14 last season. Dominance is in his future.