Tomas Kopecky RW FLA 7 Days

Kopecky is slated to be a healthy scratch on Saturday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

After being scratched in five straight games due to illness and then as a healthy scratch, Kopecky played well in his first game since Mar. 5. He posted a plus-1 rating with three shots on goal in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Red Wings. On the season, he's posted a woeful minus-19 rating, but looked like he'd been trending in the right direction. If Kopecky continues to serve as a healthy scratch, his already limited fantasy value plummets further.

Tomas Kopecky RW FLA 16 Days

Kopecky (illness) is in line to serve as a healthy scratch Thursday against the Jets, Alain Poupart of reports.

Kopecky missed the Panthers' previous game last Saturday with the stomach flu, but he appears to be fully recovered after returning to practice Monday. Even so, with Dave Bolland (upper body/illness) returning from injured reserve Thursday, Kopecky will be forced to sit for a second straight game. Kopecky, who has only seven points to go along with an ugly minus-20 rating on the season, may not be guaranteed a lineup spot most nights with the Panthers now back at 100 percent health.

Tomas Kopecky RW FLA 19 Days

Kopecky (illness) was on the ice for practice Monday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

Kopecky missed Saturday's game against the Islanders due to the illness, but it appears he has overcome the issue. Barring some sort of setback, both he and Aaron Ekblad (illness) should be available Thursday.

Tomas Kopecky RW FLA 21 Days

Kopecky (illness) will not play Saturday against the Islanders, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Kopecky is the latest victim of the stomach virus making its way through the Panthers' locker room, and he'll join Aaron Ekblad in being held out Saturday night. The left-winger typically sees between 10 and 14 minutes of ice time per game, and he hasn't recorded a point since early-January.

Tomas Kopecky RW FLA 21 Days

Kopecky (illness) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's tilt with the Islanders, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

The stomach flu virus has been coursing its way through the Florida locker room the last few days, afflicting Willie Mitchell, Erik Gudbranson, Dave Bolland, Jaromir Jagr, and now Kopecky and rookie Aaron Ekblad. The latter two were absent from Saturday's morning skate as a result, but Kopecky seems less likely to play of the two. Kopecky has been a healthy scratch on a few occasions this season, so the Panthers won't have much incentive to keep him active while he's operating at less than 100 percent.

Tomas Kopecky RW FLA 25 Days

Kopecky posted a minus-3 in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Lightning with one shot on goal in 11:54 of ice time.

Kopecky's minus-3 moved him to minus-20 on the year, worst on the team and in the bottom 20 across the league. Kopecky doesn't see much ice time and posting such a poor plus/minus bodes poorly for his prospects moving forward. The 33-year-old has extremely limited fantasy value unless he goes on a big point streak.

Tomas Kopecky RW FLA 1 Month

Kopecky took three shots on goal and carried a minus-1 in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Blues.The 33-year-old has never been a big source of points, breaking the 30-point threshold just twice in his career, and is currently sitting on the worst plus-minus of his career at minus-13. Kopecky is not fantasy relevant at this time unless he goes on a major hot streak.

Tomas Kopecky RW FLA 3 Months

Kopecky added a goal in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Panthers.

It's been a disappointing season for Kopecky as he now has just seven points through 36 games, but notching his second goal of the season and skating full time in three games since returning from the IR suggest he's fully over the upper body injury that had him sidelined. Nevertheless, with just 19 points in the last two seasons combined, the 32-year-old won't be of much value even in deeper formats.

Tomas Kopecky RW FLA 3 Months

Kopecky (upper body) was activated from IR and will play Thursday against the Canucks, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Kopecky missed the last four games with the injury. The winger is expected to play on the Panthers' checking line Thursday, but don't expect him to bring much value in that capacity. He's managed just one goal and six points over 33 games this season.

Tomas Kopecky RW FLA 3 Months

Kopecky (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday.

The 32-year-old has sat out the Panthers' last seven games and has missed the requisite seven days already, so he'll be eligible to return from IR at any point. There's reason to believe he could be back as soon as Thursday's game against the Canucks, as he was able to get in a full practice Tuesday, according to George Richards of the Miami Herald.