Bergenheim (lower-body) will not play on Thursday.
Bergenheim left Tuesday's game after logging 14:22 TOI and one shot on goal. He did not return to action and will not play tomorrow vs. the Lightning. Expect the Panthers to recall a forward from San Antonio in the next 24 hours.
Bergenheim will make his season debut tonight vs. the Sabres.
Bergenheim hasn't played in an NHL game since 2011-12 after getting injured overseas during the lockout last season. He is coming off of offseason hip/abdomen surgery. He likely won't have too much fantasy value, unless he works his way into the Panthers top-6. He will skate on the fourth line tonight with Scott Gomez and Jesse Winchester.
Sean Bergenheim working Panthers fourth line with Gomez and Winchester
Bergenheim has yet to play this season after undergoing hip/abdomen surgery, but appears as if he could play tonight. He has not appeared in an NHL game since 2011-12 because of injuries. That season he had 17 goals and six assists (23 points) in 62 games.
Sean Bergenheim on the ice and working in regular practice.
Bergenheim missed all of last season and is one-year removed from surgery on his hip and abdomen. He was skating today with Brad Boyes and Scott Gomez and should be returning to the lineup in the near future. He has been a mid-20's point producer throughout his career; and that is what you should expect out of him in 2013-14.
Bergenheim is taking great steps towards recovery said Panthers head coach Kevin Dineen.
Bergenheim missed all of last season with the groin injury and underwent surgery in the offseason. He is still on IR, so he will obviously miss the season opener tomorrow, but is on the right track to returning to the lineup. The 29-year-old has a career high of 29 points (TB - 2010-11) so he is not expected to have a fantasy impact.