The Panthers have traded Marcel Goc to the Penguins for a 2015 third-round pick and a 2014 fifth-round pick.
Goc is an underrated centreman who is a top-tier third/fourth line centre (if that exists). This trade likely means that the Penguins are out of the Ryan Kesler sweepstakes. Goc had 11 goals and 12 assists (23 points) in 62 games with Florida. Goc is an unrestricted free-agent at the end of the year.
Goc starts today's game on the second line. Since returning from a concussion, the German center has two goals and four points in four games. He may be a decent option in deeper leagues if he keeps this production up.
() Dineen confirmed Thursday that the Panthers weren't expecting center Marcel Goc back anytime soon. The Panthers didn't think the concussion he suffered Nov. 15 at Dallas was too serious at the time. He has now already missed a month.
Goc should not be owned in any fantasy hockey league at this point. The German forward has only two goals through 17 games and remains out indefinitely.