A somewhat mysterious injury for a top Florida Panthers prospect has been cleared up, with Grigori Denisenko confirmed to have suffered a broken kneecap back on Jan. 12 while playing with the Charlotte Checkers. The Checkers announced the injury on Tuesday. The injury occurred in what would prove to be an incredible effort from the Russian winger, who broke his kneecap on a blocked shot, but continued to play, scoring the game winner. Denisenko would ultimately have surgery on his knee, but appears to be in good spirits and confident that he will be ready to go in time for Florida Panthers training camp.
The Charlotte Checkers announced on Tuesday that Florida Panthers prospect Grigori Denisenko missed the latter half of the season with a broken kneecap sustained Jan. 12. He finished the game, tying the score in the third period before getting the overtime winner in a 2-1 win over the Hartford Wolfpack.
On Jan. 12, the Checkers beat the Hartford Wolf Pack 2-1 behind a brilliant effort from Grigori Denisenko, who tied the game in the third period and then potted the overtime winner as well. As it turned out, he also suffered an injury during the contest. “He had a big...
Panthers Assign Cole Schwindt, Grigori Denisenko, Chase Priskie, Matt Kiersted and Aleksi Heponiemi to Charlotte
With their last three games before Christmas postponed by the NHL, the Panthers have assigned Cole Schwindt, Grigori Denisenko, Chase Priskie, Matt Kiersted and Aleksi Heponiemi to Charlotte. The first four of that group were recalled on Thursday and all appeared in Florida’s game against Los Angeles - Schwindt made...
Denisenko was reassigned to AHL Charlotte on Friday, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports. Denisenko made his season debut Thursday versus the Kings, but he did not record a point. With the Panthers' season paused through the holiday break, the 21-year-old returns to the minors to continue playing.
Ahead of their home game against the Kings tonight, the Panthers have recalled Grigori Denisenko, Cole Schwindt, Matt Kiersted and Chase Priskie from Charlotte. Denisenko, 21, ranks fourth on the Checkers in scoring this season with 16 points (7g, 9a) in 25 games. This marks the first recall of the season for the Russian forward, who made his NHL debut last season as a rookie and posted four assists in seven games for the Panthers, along with nine (5g, 4a) in 15 AHL games with the Syracuse Crunch. Prior to making the jump to North America, Denisenko - who was taken 15th overall by Florida in the 2018 draft - logged 18 points (10g, 8a) in 63 KHL games over two seasons with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv.
Denisenko was recalled from AHL Charlotte on Thursday, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports. Denisenko was one of four players summoned from Charlotte due to COVID-19 issues among the Panthers' regulars. The 21-year-old has four assists in seven NHL games this year and could serve as a decent bargain pick in DFS formats should he enter the lineup.