Panthers Recall Dave Bolland, Activate Alex Petrovic

The Florida Panthers have recalled veteran forward Dave Bolland from the AHL, according to the Miami Herald’s George Richards.

Bolland was sent to the Portland Pirates of the AHL on December 14 on a conditioning stint. At that time, general manager Dale Tallon said that he wanted Bolland to “regain his confidence with the offensive side of his game, so that he can help us in the second half of the season.”

Despite the recall, Richards says that Bolland will not be in the lineup on Tuesday when the Cats take on the Ottawa Senators.

In 25 games this season, Bolland has one goal and four assists. He has four years remaining on his contract, paying him a $5.5 million AAV, making him the team’s highest paid forward.

Additionally the team has activated defenseman Alex Petrovic from injured reserve, the team announced.

The 23-year-old Petrovic has suited up for 21 games this season, contributing three assists.

With those two being brought onto the roster, Florida has reassigned Rocco Grimaldi and Dylan Olsen to AHL Portland.

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