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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
39-16-4 82
34-12-14 82
33-17-8 74
33-20-6 72
32-24-5 69
27-28-4 58
23-28-8 54
25-29-3 53

2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 16 25 1 18:32 58

Top Oliver Ekman-Larsson News

  • Panthers' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Two PP helpers Friday

    Ekman-Larsson collected two power-play assists in Friday's 3-2 shootout win over the Penguins.

    The performance on the power play was even more impressive considering the veteran blueliner saw only 29 seconds of ice time with the man advantage. His first multi-point performance since Dec. 30 gives him 24 points over 48 outings this campaign. Since Aaron Ekblad and Brandon Montour returned from injuries in mid-November, Ekman-Larsson has four goals, 14 points, 43 shots on net, 38 PIM, 24 blocked shots, 23 hits and a minus-7 rating in 32 games. Those are decent all-around numbers, but he probably isn't worth a roster spot in shallower fantasy formats.

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  • Panthers' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Draws power-play assist

    Ekman-Larsson posted a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Golden Knights.

    He's earned three helpers over the last three games, including two on the power play. Ekman-Larsson continues to see time on the second power-play unit despite his third-pairing role at even strength. For the season, he's produced 19 points, 60 shots on net, 44 blocked shots, 28 hits, 30 PIM and a minus-3 rating through 37 outings. He needs just three more points to match his production from 54 games with the Canucks last season.

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  • Panthers' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Dishes pair of assists

    Ekman-Larsson registered two assists, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Oilers.

    Ekman-Larssson helped out on first-period tallies by Carter Verhaeghe and Aleksander Barkov. This was Ekman-Larsson's first multi-point effort since Nov. 12, but the veteran defenseman has two goals and three assists across his last eight outings. He's up to 16 points, 50 shots on net, 22 hits, 41 blocked shots, 26 PIM and a plus-1 rating over 30 appearances. If Aaron Ekblad (lower body) misses additional time, Ekman-Larsson will likely be the Panthers' preferred fill-in on the top pairing.

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  • Panthers' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Provides goal Friday

    Ekman-Larsson supplied a goal in a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh on Friday.

    Ekman-Larsson has been held off the scoresheet just once over his last four games, providing two goals and three points over that span. Through 26 contests this season, he has seven goals and 14 points. While he's likely to continue to be a noteworthy defenseman from an offensive standpoint, the 32-year-old has seen a drop in his power-play use since Brandon Montour returned from a shoulder injury. Ekman-Larsson averaged 3:38 of ice time with the man advantage over his first 16 contests while Montour was unavailable, but from Nov. 17-Dec. 6 with Montour in the lineup, that's dipped to 2:12. Ekman-Larsson's fantasy value has diminished somewhat as a result, but it hasn't fallen off a cliff.

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  • Panthers' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Tallies in win

    Ekman-Larsson scored a goal in Friday's 2-1 win over the Ducks.

    The returns of Brandon Montour and Aaron Ekblad sent Ekman-Larsson to the third pairing -- he saw a season-low 17:59 of ice time. He still saw 4:52 of power-play time over four Ducks penalties, so the 32-year-old has a path to scoring success in the short term. He's posted four goals and four helpers over nine outings in November, and he's at five goals, 11 points, 31 shots on net, 25 blocked shots and a plus-3 rating through 17 games overall.

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  • Panthers' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Contributes power-play assist

    Ekman-Larsson posted a power-play assist in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Sharks.

    Ekman-Larsson set up Sam Reinhart's second-period tally. Over his last six games, Ekman-Larsson has erupted for three goals and four assists, including three power-play points. The defenseman has 10 points, 29 shots on net, 24 blocked shots and a plus-1 rating through 15 contests overall. His offense is being propped up by a 13.8 shooting percentage that is a virtual guarantee to drop as the season progresses.

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  • Panthers' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Two-point effort Sunday

    Ekman-Larsson scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist in Sunday's 4-3 win over Chicago.

    The veteran defenseman opened the scoring just 39 seconds into the first period, creeping in off the blue line to take a feed from Sam Reinhart and tap the puck into a wide-open cage. Ekman-Larsson has three goals and six points over the last five games, and on the season the 32-year-old former Coyote and Canuck has four goals and nine points in his first 14 games as a Panther. He led all Florida defensemen in power-play time Sunday, but with Brandon Montour (shoulder) close to making his season debut, Ekman-Larsson's role on the man advantage figures to shrink in the near future.

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  • Panthers' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Tally, helper in overtime win

    Ekman-Larsson scored a goal, dished an assist, went plus-2, blocked three shots and added two hits in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Capitals.

    Ekman-Larsson tied the game at 1-1 with his first-period marker, and he also helped out on Even Rodrigues' equalizer in the third. The 32-year-old Ekman-Larsson has gotten on the scoresheet in three straight games, posting four points in that span. For the season, he's up to three goals, four helpers, 27 shots on net, 22 blocked shots, 10 hits and an even plus-minus rating over 12 contests.

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  • Panthers' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Scores power-play goal

    Ekman-Larsson scored a goal on two shots in the Panthers' 5-2 loss to the Blackhawks on Saturday.

    Ekman-Larsson got the Panthers on the board with a shot from the point to cut the Blackhawks' lead to 4-1. In his first season with the Panthers, the Swedish defenseman has recorded two goals and four points in 10 games. Ekman-Larsson should continue to play on the top defensive pairing and top power-play unit for the time being.

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  • Panthers' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Expected to play Thursday

    Ekman-Larsson (undisclosed) should be fine for Thursday's game versus Detroit, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Ekman-Larsson has a goal, three points and six PIM in eight contests this season. He left Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to Boston after absorbing a high check from Charlie McAvoy, but it seems Ekman-Larsson will avoid missing a full game due to the incident.

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  • Panthers' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Leaves Monday's game

    Ekman-Larsson (undisclosed) will be evaluated Tuesday after suffering an injury Monday against Boston, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.

    Ekman-Larsson took a high check from Charlie McAvoy in the third period and exited the game. Prior to the injury, Ekman-Larsson logged 20:22 of ice time and put four shots on goal. Florida's next game is Thursday against Detroit.

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  • Panthers' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Picks up first point with Florida

    Ekman-Larsson registered a goal in Monday's 4-3 win against the Devils.

    Ekman-Larsson ended up with a shot on goal, four blocked shots and two hits in his 25:19 of ice time across 34 shifts. OEL is skating on the top defensive pairing with Gustav Forsling, at least until Aaron Ekblad (shoulder) and Brandon Montour (shoulder) are healthy enough to return around the holidays.

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  • Panthers' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Secures one-year deal

    Ekman-Larsson agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.25 million contract with Florida on Saturday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Ekman-Larsson will be making significantly less than the $8.25 million he was expected to earn before the Cancuks bought out his contract. If the veteran blueliner can earn a spot with one of the power-play units, he could get back over the 30-point mark for the first time since 2019-20 when he was with Arizona. For fantasy players, Ekman-Larsson figures to be a high-risk, high-reward option given the uncertainty of which version of him you will be getting.

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  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Bought out of contract

    The Canucks bought out the last four years of Ekman-Larsson's eight-year contract Friday.

    Ekman-Larsson had $29 million remaining on his eight-year contract. The Canucks and Coyotes -- who retained 12 percent of his salary when he was dealt to Vancouver two years ago -- will keep Ekman-Larsson's salary on the books for eight years, but Vancouver will get cap relief this season to the tune of $7.1 million. Ekman-Larsson was a fantasy asset five seasons ago, but he has fallen upon hard times of late, scoring only twice with 20 assists in 54 games in 2022-23. He missed the final 27 games of the regular season with an ankle injury, but he is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

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  • Canucks' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Off injured reserve

    Ekman-Larsson (ankle) was activated from injured reserve Tuesday, per CapFriendly.

    Ekman-Larsson missed the last 27 games of the Canucks' season, ending the campaign with 22 points in 54 outings, his lowest output since his rookie year. The 31-year-old defenseman should be considered healthy heading into training camp for 2023-24, though his $7.26 million cap hit could make it difficult for the Canucks to bolster a blue line that looked outmatched throughout the year.

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  • Canucks' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Likely done for season

    Ekman-Larsson (ankle) isn't expected to play again this season, coach Rick Tocchet told Patrick Johnston of the Vancouver Province.

    Ekman-Larsson, who hasn't played since Feb. 15 due to the injury, is set to finish the season with two goals, 22 points, 58 hits and 43 blocks in 54 appearances. From 2013-14 through 2018-19, he reached the 40-point milestone five times over the span of six campaigns, but he's failed to record more than 30 points in any of his last four seasons. Tocchet is optimistic about the 31-year-old defenseman bouncing back in 2022-23 though.

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  • Canucks' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Placed on IR

    Ekman-Larsson (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

    Ekman-Larsson was already ruled out on a week-to-week basis with a sprained ankle, so this move frees up a roster spot for the Canucks. The 31-year-old defenseman has 22 points and a minus-24 rating through 54 contests this season, but he's also averaged 20:11 of ice time per game, leaving a big gap in the Vancouver lineup, which is likely to be partially filled by Christian Wolanin.

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  • Canucks' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Out week-to-week

    Ekman-Larsson will be out for weeks with a sprained ankle, according to coach Rick Tocchet, Harman Dayal of The Athletic reports.

    Ekman-Larsson was injured Wednesday in the opening period versus the Rangers, and did not return. Ekman-Larsson has two goals and 22 points in 54 games this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Karlskrona, Sweden
Age: 32
Experience: 13
Shoots: Left