After six-game absence, Huberdeau back for slumping Panthers

Coming off an ugly road swing, the Panthers could use some good news tonight as they return home to face the Bruins.

Thankfully for them, they’re getting some.

Jonathan Huberdeau will draw back into the lineup for the first time in six games this evening, per the Miami Herald. The former Calder winner has been sidelined since Feb. 20 after a big hit from Jets d-man Jacob Trouba.

Florida is coming off a five-game road trip in which it went 1-3-1 and only managed to score 10 times. Things ended with a thud in Arizona, by way of a 5-1 defeat to the Coyotes — Florida’s second straight game without scoring on the power play.

“It’s a crucial part of the game and we are not doing it,” Panthers forward Nick Bjugstad said, per ESPN. “It’s not easy to score in this league and we’ve got to find ways to score, get in front of the net and jam away.”

Huberdeau’s return should help in that department. He’s one of the top table-setters on the team (second, with 29 assists this season) and is a regular fixture on the man advantage.

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