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Tomas Fleischmann scored a rare goal for the Panthers in Sunday's 6-2 blowout loss to the Ducks.

It's hard to explain why the talented winger has struggled so badly this season since he had enjoyed two productive campaigns prior to this one, but his total of eight goals in 70 games is a massive disappointment. Jimmy Hayes also scored in the loss, reaching double-digit markers for the first time in his career.

Tomas Fleischmann LW FLA 6 Months

Tomas Fleischmann opened the scoring with a power-play goal in Thursday's loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

His seventh goal of the season snapped a six-game pointless skid for the struggling forward. Fleischmann has generated just 25 points in 64 games this season.

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Tomas Fleischmann admitted that his lack of offensive production this season has gotten to him.

Panthers coach Peter Horachek suggested that Fleischmann has been "pressing" and focused on scoring goals above everything else and that's had a snowballing effect on his slump. Fleischmann doesn't dispute that he's had a "pressing" attitude lately. "You work hard over the summer, and you want the season to go well," Fleischmann said. "And if it doesn't, it kind of beats you down. This is the first time I've faced this. I have to learn to forget about things behind me and just focus on the next game." He scored a goal on Thursday, ending his 22-game drought, so maybe that will help him turn things around. Of course, at this point all he can hope for is ending the season on a high note.

Tomas Fleischmann LW FLA 7 Months

Tomas Fleischmann scored just his sixth goal of the season in Thursday's loss to the Washington Capitals.

He ended a 22-game goalless drought and is looking to finish a horrid 2013-14 campaign on a productive note. Fleischmann has 24 points in 57 games this season. He's another possible trade candidate and a change of scenery could do wonders for his fantasy value.

Tomas Fleischmann LW FLA 7 Months

The Olympic break seemed to help Tomas Fleischmann re-focus after a terrible 56 games to date.

The 29-year-old forward, who is slated to be an unrestricted free agent this July, has only 23 points this season and was struggling when the NHL suspended play. Fleischmann had not recorded a point in the Panthers' last five games. If he can re-gain his scoring ability, Fleischmann is a prime trade candidate.

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Tomas Fleischmann will be back in the Florida lineup Saturday against Columbus.

He was a healthy scratch for the first time in his three-year career as a Panther. "It was his time to sit back and watch", said Panther coach Peter Horacek. "He doesn't want it; well, we want his best, too. I need the competitiveness, wanting to play hard with and without the puck. It's the same with all the guys." We expect Fleischmann to play with a little chip on his shoulder Saturday against Columbus.

Tomas Fleischmann LW FLA 8 Months

Tomas Fleischmann was a healthy scratch against Toronto on Thursday night.

It was the first time during his three years with the Panthers that he's been relegated to the press box, which shouldn't be surprising because he's led the team in scoring for the previous two seasons. Fleischmann is also the highest-paid forward on the team, but he's struggled to contribute offense this season with only five goals and 23 points in 52 games. Still, he was surprised to be scratched and he's eager to get back into the lineup.

Tomas Fleischmann LW FLA 8 Months

Tomas Fleischmann received a season-low 10:08 of ice time in Sunday's shootout win over Detroit.

He was up to 15:18 of playing time in Tuesday's loss to Boston, but he hasn't scored in his last 18 games. "He's just got to get his spirits back," interim coach Peter Horachek said. "It looks like he's down on himself, like he's almost depressed. I think he's frustrated with himself. It started way back, he had a ton of chances, a lot of opportunities and posts. He's got to shake that off and get back to work and compete, skate hard and shoot the puck the way he can." He has five goals and 23 points in 52 games this year, which surprisingly has him just one point away from a share of the team lead.

Tomas Fleischmann LW FLA 8 Months

Panthers coach Peter Horachek says he will likely take struggling forward Tomas Fleischmann off the team's power-play point to try and get something going there.

Florida, which has scored two goals or fewer in six of its past eight games, is definitely looking for more out of a lot of its top offensive players. Aside from the line of Aleksander Barkov, Brad Boyes and Sean Bergenheim, Florida isn't getting much production out of anyone. In the past six weeks, Fleischmann, Scottie Upshall, Shawn Matthias, Jonathan Huberdeau and Tomas Kopecky have combined for five goals and 16 assists over an 18-game span. The Panthers have just 14 goals in their past eight games. "Obviously, I'm one of the first people who should shoot and score goals," said Fleischmann, who has led the Panthers in scoring in each of his first two years with Florida. "I have to pick it up." Since Dec. 8, he has one goal and five assists.

Tomas Fleischmann LW FLA 8 Months

Tomas Fleischmann's miserable season continued Thursday as he was held pointless in a 3-0 loss to San Jose.

Fleischmann has registered just two points in his last 11 contests and has scored only two goals over his last 33. We simply can't recommend him in leagues of any size at this point.