Matthias Returns To The Panthers

Tuesday, 12.30.2008 / 9:45 PM ET / Transactions
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Matthias Returns To The Panthers
Shawn Matthias (Getty Images)
Rookie center Shawn Matthias, who played nine consecutive games for the Panthers between Nov. 28 through Dec. 14, was called up Tuesday evening from the team’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate in Rochester.
The Panthers called up Matthias in wake of Kamil Kreps suffering an upper body injury Dec. 27 in Tampa. The Panthers have also been without Rostislav Olesz (groin) since Dec. 6.
Matthias, one of the Panthers’ top prospects, averaged 10 minutes during his last call-up and had an assist. He also played Oct. 30 for the Panthers against the Senators. Matthias played four games with the Panthers last year and had two goals.
A second-round draft pick of the Red Wings in 2006, Matthias was acquired by the Panthers along with a second round draft pick in February of 2007 in exchange for Todd Bertuzzi.
Matthias has three goals and an assist in 24 games this year in Rochester.
The Panthers also announced Tuesday that defenseman Cory Murphy had been taken off the injured reserve list and had been assigned to Rochester on a conditioning stint. Murphy has been sidelined since Oct. 24 with a shoulder injury and has played in seven games. is the official Web site of the Florida Panthers. Florida Panthers and are trademarks of the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks and NHL Draft name and logo are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2016 Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.