Oliver Ekman-Larsson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 74 / 191 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/17/1991 (32)
Oliver Ekman-Larsson Last 10 Games
Oliver Ekman-Larsson News
Florida Panthers defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a goal and added an assist in Sunday's 4-3 victory against the Blackhawks. Ekman-Larsson got the scoring started less than a minute into the game, as the Panthers forced a turnover in the offensive zone and set up the goal with a nice passing play. The veteran defenseman later added an assist on forward Sam Reinhart's 10th goal of the season. Ekman-Larsson leads all Panthers defensemen on the offensive end with totals of four goals and five assists through 14 games, and the 32-year-old is a solid option in deeper fantasy formats during his bounce back campaign after two difficult seasons as a member of the Canucks.
Florida Panthers defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (undisclosed) is expected to play Thursday versus the Red Wings. A high hit from Boston defenseman Charlie McAvoy ended Ekman-Larsson's night early on Monday, but he managed to avoid serious injury. Ekman-Larsson has played a very prominent role for the Panthers early in the year, skating with the first power-play unit and logging 23:52 of ice time per game. He has contributed one goal and two assists in eight games.
Florida Panthers defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson failed to complete Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to Boston, exiting in the third period with an undisclosed injury. The Swedish rearguard had no points on Monday, but he's been playing a major role for the Panthers due to the absences of Brandon Montour (shoulder) and Aaron Ekblad (shoulder). Both rejoined practice at the weekend, but they are still multiple weeks away from being ready to play, so the team will be desperate to get some good news regarding Ekman-Larsson's status ahead of Thursday's encounter with the Red Wings. Ekman-Larsson has averaged close to 24 minutes per game, logging three points (one goal, two assists) with 21 shots on net and 13 blocks.
Florida Panthers defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson will be getting a look on the top power-play unit next week when the team starts working on special teams in training camp. The Panthers need alternative options on the power play for the start of the season, with Aaron Ekblad (shoulder) and Brandon Montour (shoulder) out for at least the first couple of months of action. Ekman-Larsson, who was brought in over the summer after the Vancouver Canucks bought out his contract, has tallied 175 power-play points for his career. Florida had the 10th-best power play in the league last season, scoring 22.8 percent of its opportunities with the man advantage.