Filip Kuba D FLA 10 Months
As expected, the Florida Panthers have bought out Filip Kuba's contract.
It's worth noting that the Panthers opted to buy out Kuba in the regular fashion rather than spend one of their two compliance buyouts on him. As a result, Kuba's cap hit wasn't entirely removed from their books.
Filip Kuba D FLA 10 Months
The Florida Panthers will buy out defenseman Filip Kuba, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.
Kuba has a no-movement clause, which means he can block the team's attempt to put him through unconditional waivers. As a result, the Panthers don't need to actually put Kuba on the waivers list. Kuba had one goal, 10 points and a minus-18 rating in 44 games last season. At 36 years old, he's long past any sort of fantasy usefulness.
Filip Kuba D FLA Apr 20 '13
Filip Kuba has recovered from a lower-body injury and should be in the Panthers' lineup Saturday afternoon against the Devils.
If you need Kuba, who had missed the Cats' last two games due to the injury, feel free to activate him.
Filip Kuba D FLA Apr 19 '13
Filip Kuba (lower body) sat out Thursday night but hopes to return before the end of the Panthers' road trip.
Kuba took part in Thursday's morning skate but wasn't feeling well enough to give it a go. The Panthers play the Devils on Saturday and the Bruins on Sunday before returning back to Florida. Kuba has eight points and a minus-17 rating in 39 games this season.
Filip Kuba D FLA Apr 17 '13
Filip Kuba didn't play Tuesday because of the lower-body injury he is dealing with.
He has eight points and a minus-17 rating in 39 games with the Panthers this season. Florida lost 5-2 to the New York Islanders Tuesday night.
Filip Kuba D FLA Apr 16 '13
Filip Kuba has a lower-body injury and didn't practice Monday.
However, he is expected to travel with the team for Tuesday's match-up against the New York Islanders. He will be re-evaluated but coach Kevin Dineen said the team didn't have any plans to bring someone up from the minors.
Filip Kuba D FLA Mar 19 '13
Filip Kuba posted two assists on Florida power-play goals in a 4-1 win against Carolina Tuesday.
He helped set up goals by Marcel Goc and Shawn Matthias in the contest, while Tomas Fleischmann and Jerred Smithson (empty net) also scored for the Panthers. Kuba was signed as a free agent last summer and he has produced six points, with a minus-12 rating, in 28 games this campaign.
Filip Kuba D FLA Feb 28 '13
Filip Kuba (upper body) will make his return to Florida's lineup versus Buffalo Thursday night.
He has been absent for the team's last two games. Kuba has three assists and a minus-10 rating in 17 games this year.
Filip Kuba D FLA Feb 25 '13
Filip Kuba missed Sunday's game due to an upper body injury.
Kuba's ailment is believed to be minor, so consider him day-to-day for now. He has three assists and a minus-10 rating in 17 games this season.
Filip Kuba D FLA Jan 15 '13
Filip Kuba was paired with Brian Campbell at Florida's practice on Monday.
"It'll take a little bit to get on the same page, but we're easy-going and it won't be a problem," Kuba said. Campbell said they may use video footage to get used to one another and see their tendencies because they don't have much time in a shortened camp and season. Kuba played in the Czech Extraliga during the lockout, where he posted four assists in 11 games with Vitkovice.