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Top Matt Kiersted News

  • Panthers' Matt Kiersted: Placed on waivers Friday

    The Panthers have put Kiersted on waivers Friday.

    Kiersted had a goal and three assists in 20 NHL games last season. The 25-year-old defenseman chipped in with six goals and 21 points in 49 AHL games in 2022-23.

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  • Panthers' Matt Kiersted: Heads to minors

    Kiersted was reassigned to AHL Charlotte on Wednesday, per Colby Guy of Florida Hockey Now.

    Kiersted was a healthy scratch in his last seven contests with the Panthers before being sent down. When he did play with Florida, Kiersted recorded a goal and four points in 20 games while averaging 9:51 of ice time. His demotion corresponds with Casey Fitzgerald being claimed off waivers by Florida from Buffalo.

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  • Panthers' Matt Kiersted: Back with Panthers

    Kiersted was called up from AHL Charlotte on Tuesday, George Richards of Florida Hockey Now reports.

    Kiersted was temporarily sent down by the Panthers during the holiday break. He has recorded one goal, three assists, 14 shots on goal, seven blocks and 13 hits in 20 games with Florida this season.

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  • Panthers' Matt Kiersted: Moved to minors

    Kiersted was reassigned to the AHL on Friday, according to the AHL's transactions page.

    Kiersted has a goal and four points in 20 games this season while averaging 9:51 of ice time. He might be recalled prior to Thursday's game against Montreal, especially if Radko Gudas (concussion) or Aaron Ekblad (upper body) don't recover in time for the contest.

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  • Panthers' Matt Kiersted: Summoned by Florida

    Kiersted was called up from AHL Charlotte on Monday, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.

    An injury to Radko Gudas (upper body) in Saturday's game against Seattle prompted the move. Kiersted, who has appeared in 10 games with the Panthers this year, may be in the lineup Tuesday versus Winnipeg.

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  • Panthers' Matt Kiersted: Reassigned to AHL

    Kiersted was reassigned to the minors Thursday.

    Kiersted has no points in 10 games this season while averaging 10:35 of ice time. The 24-year-old defenseman should get considerably more work in the AHL.

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  • Panthers' Matt Kiersted: Summoned by parent club

    Kiersted was recalled by Florida on Wednesday.

    With Brandon Montour (upper body) and Aaron Ekblad (lower body) both unavailable, Kiersted will draw into the lineup immediately Wednesday against the Flyers. Kiersted picked up two points through 10 top-level appearances last season.

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  • Panthers' Matt Kiersted: Loaned to AHL

    Kiersted (lower body) was loaned to AHL Charlotte on Tuesday, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.

    Kiersted was put on injured reserve prior to the start of the season. He could be brought back up by the Panthers for Wednesday's home opener if Brandon Montour (upper body) and/or Aaron Ekblad (lower body) aren't available.

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  • Panthers' Matt Kiersted: Dealing with lower-body injury

    Kiersted is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Kiersted didn't take part in Monday's practice but remains a possibility to play in Thursday's regular-season opener against the Islanders. In 10 NHL appearances last year, Kiersted chipped in one goal, one assist, 11 shots on net, 17 blocks and 10 hits.

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  • Panthers' Matt Kiersted: Lands on IR

    Kiersted (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Monday, George Richards of Panthers Press Box reports.

    Kiersted was considered day-to-day so this likely doesn't impact his return timeline. The 24-year-old was expected to take on a bigger role with the Panthers this season after appearing in 10 NHL games last year but the team's acquisition of Josh Mahura off of waivers could push him down the depth chart.

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  • Panthers' Matt Kiersted: Inks two-year deal

    Kiersted penned a two-year contract with Florida on Monday.

    Kiersted's deal will start as a two-way contract before converting to a one-way in the second year. As such, fantasy players should expect him to once again spend the bulk of the upcoming campaign in the minors, where he garnered five goals and 15 assists in 63 games for AHL Charlotte last year.

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  • Panthers' Matt Kiersted: Cast off NHL roster

    Kiersted was reassigned to AHL Charlotte on Saturday, per CapFriendly.

    Kiersted will return to the Checkers, where he has played most of the season. At the NHL level, he has two points, 17 blocked shots and a minus-8 rating in 10 appearances.

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  • Panthers' Matt Kiersted: Summoned by big club

    Kiersted was promoted from AHL Charlotte on Wednesday, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.

    At this point it isn't clear if Kiersted will crack the lineup for either of the Panthers' last two games of the regular season. He's picked up two points through eight top-level appearances this year.

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  • Panthers' Matt Kiersted: Assigned to AHL affiliate

    Kiersted was reassigned to AHL Charlotte on Friday.

    Although Kiersted will head to the minors for now, it wouldn't be surprising to see him back with the taxi squad ahead of Saturday's game against San Jose. The 23-year-old defender has drawn into eight games with the big club this season, picking up two points over that span.

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  • Panthers' Matt Kiersted: Returns to taxi squad

    Kiersted was assigned to the taxi squad Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

    Kiersted has a goal and an assist in eight games for the Panthers this season. The 23-year-old could be back on the active roster if Olli Juolevi (undisclosed) or Gustav Forsling (COVID-19 protocols) remains out Thursday versus the Golden Knights.

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  • Panthers' Matt Kiersted: Joins active roster

    Kierstad was promoted from AHL Charlotte for Thursday's tilt with Edmonton.

    Kierstad may dress in a bottom-pair role Thursday but will most likely be a healthy scratch. The 23-year-old blueliner has two points in five NHL games this season.

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  • Panthers' Matt Kiersted: Vacates taxi squad

    The Panthers sent Kiersted to AHL Charlotte on Sunday, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.

    Kiersted heads back to Charlotte after spending just over a week on Florida's taxi squad. The 23-year-old has a pair of points in five NHL games this season and could find himself back with the Panthers at some point.

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  • Panthers' Matt Kiersted: Joins taxi squad

    The Panthers assigned Kiersted to the taxi squad Friday.

    Kiersted returned to AHL Charlotte on Dec. 17 after playing one game and recording an assist in his most recent NHL stint. The 23-year-old could rejoin the Panthers if any regular defenseman enter COVID-19 protocols or get injured.

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  • Panthers' Matt Kiersted: Returns to AHL Charlotte

    Kiersted was reassigned to AHL Charlotte on Friday, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.

    Kiersted will head back to the minors since the Panthers' season has been put on pause. The 23-year-old has two points through five games at the NHL level this season.

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  • Panthers' Matt Kiersted: Headed to big club

    Kiersted was recalled from AHL Charlotte on Thursday, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.

    Kiersted has produced a single assist in four NHL games this season. The 23-year-old Minnesota native has spent the bulk of his time in 2021-22 with the Checkers (two goals, 10 assists in 21 games), but he's likely set for more NHL action with multiple injury and COVID-19 issues on the Panthers blue line.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 181 lbs
Birthplace: Elk River, MN
Age: 25
Experience: 3