Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau each returned from injury six games ago, and have each recorded 8 total points in those six games.

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The returns of Barkov and Huberdeau have been huge for the Panthers.

For Huberdeau, they are his only six games of the season as he was injured for the first half. He has scored 4 goals and added 4 assists in those six games played. This is a very small sample size, but, with a 1.33 points per game average, he’s on pace to still score 40+ points in less than half a season.

Barkov on the other hand, well, has the exact same amount of points in the last six games since returning. However, he currently has 42 games played, as he did participate in the beginning of the season before going out injured. Barkov has 14 goals and 21 assists this season with 5 and 3 of each coming in his last six. He definitely seems to benefit from having both Huberdeau and Jaromir Jagr as his wingers.

Speaking of the second all-time leading NHL point scorer, Jagr has 5 points in the six games since the kids’ return to the lineup. Aleksander Barkov has recorded 80 points in his last 82 games played. He has yet to apply that to one solid full season, but over multiple seasons and through injuries, Barkov is an elite number one center for the Florida Panthers.

The Florida Panthers are 5-1-0 since they’re returned and 9-1-0 in their last ten games. They have taken over the final wild card position in the Eastern Conference for a playoff spot, but are tied with the Boston Bruins and trail the Toronto Maple Leafs by one point in the Atlantic Division. To say the Panthers are better with Barkov and Huberdeau in the lineup is a massive understatement. The team has scored 25 goals total in the six games since they’ve returned.



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