Shawn Matthias C VAN 5 Months

Shawn Matthias centered Daniel Sedin and Nicklas Jensen on the second line Saturday.

What's amazing is that Matthias was the fourth line center on Florida, the second worst team in the NHL while on a playoff contender, he is now seeing second line minutes. Matthias has two goals and five points in 12 games since his trade from Florida. He has little fantasy value at this time.

Shawn Matthias C VAN 5 Months

Shawn Matthias scored his first goal since his trade to the Canucks.

However, the Canucks' comeback effort against the Capitals fell short. Matthias had five shots on goal as well in 18:32 and continues to be an engaged Canuck, despite not getting the good fortune on the scoresheet.

Shawn Matthias C VAN 5 Months

Shawn Matthias will play an increased role in the Canucks' offense going forward now that Ryan Kesler has been ruled out for a couple weeks.

Matthias, acquired earlier this month in the Roberto Luongo deal, started off playing more of a checking role on the third line. But due to Kesler's injury, the Canucks will count on Matthias to spur some offense playing a top-six role with Chris Higgins and Jannick Hansen. This is a good a chance as any for Matthias to emerge on the fantasy radar this season.

Shawn Matthias C VAN 5 Months

Vancouver coach John Tortorella was hard-pressed to find a silver lining in a sobering 6-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on Thursday, but found one in Shawn Matthias.

Acquired with Jacob Markstrom in the trade that sent goalie Roberto Luongo to the Florida Panthers on Tuesday, there was something to be said for the seven shots and 16:43 that Matthias logged while playing centre and left wing and killing penalties. He also won nine of 14 draws. "I thought he played well," said Tortorella. "He was probably our best forward. He did some good things and wasn't afraid to make a play and made some good plays. I'm really happy with his play."

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The Florida Panthers have traded Shawn Matthias to Vancouver.

Matthias has nine goals and 16 points in 59 games in 2013-14. This move will not alter his status as a bottom-six forward.

Shawn Matthias C VAN 6 Months

Shawn Matthias generated two goals and one assist in Sunday's 5-3 win over the New York Islanders to cap off a successful showing this past weekend.

He compiled three goals and five points in two games after producing just two goals in his previous 20 outings. Matthias was red hot for the Panthers last year during March as well, where he racked up 11 of his 14 goals. He has nine markers and 16 points in 59 games this season.

Shawn Matthias C VAN 6 Months

Shawn Matthias had a goal and an assist in Saturday's contest.

Matthias now has seven goals and 13 points in 58 games this season. He's been serving primarily as a fourth-line center in 2013-14.

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Shawn Matthias returned to action on Thursday January 30.

Shawn Matthias C VAN 7 Months

Shawn Matthias didn't play Tuesday because of an illness.

He has recorded five goals and five assists in 51 games this year. Consider him day-to-day for now.

Shawn Matthias C VAN 7 Months

There is a good chance that Shawn Matthias will draw back into the Panthers' lineup against the Devils Saturday.

He was a healthy scratch Thursday against Buffalo as Drew Shore took his spot. Panther coach Peter Horacek isn't down on Matthias. "I don't look at the [scratch] as being anything negative, just something you do,'" Horachek said. "Hopefully, it makes him a better player. It's not a negative. I didn't rip him. Sometimes players need to focus on what it takes to be a better player." It will be interesting to see how Matthias responds Saturday night against New Jersey should he get to play.