Fleischmann is a natural winger, but he will dress as a centre tonight in Game 3. Since being acquired by the Ducks, he has one goal and five assists (6 points) in 14 games. He will play because Nate Thompson and Chris Wagner are both battling injury.
The Ducks have acquired Tomas Fleischmann from the Panthers for Dany Heatley and a 2015 3rd round pick.
Fleischmann has scored seven goals with 14 assists (21 points) in 52 games with the Panthers this season. Fleischmann had 56 goals and 72 assists (128 points) in 240 games under Ducks head coach Bruce Bourdreau, when they were both in Washington.
Fleischmann served as a healthy scratch in the Panthers loss to the Wild on Monday. He will be back in the lineup tonight vs. Carolina, with Jimmy Hayes coming out. Fleishmann has just two points (1G / 1A) in 17 games this season.
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Fleischmann moves back up to the Weiss line. In his first season with the Cats, the crafty winger has 16 goals and 35 points through 48 games. Expect him to pick back up the pace while on the top line.
Dineen: “He had a pretty good day today, so we’re feeling positive that he got a quality chance to be in this weekend. I haven’t made that final decision yet, but I’m encouraged by how he feels and how he looks today, and the medical feedback. So that’s a positive. We’re feeling good that he’s got a good chance of playing.”
Fleischmann remains questionable for this weekend's games after taking a high hit against the Rangers. The top-line winger went under observation and by all accounts sounds optimistic. Expect an update prior to game time.