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Derek MacKenzie Out Indefinitely Following Shoulder Surgery

by Florida Panthers @FlaPanthers /

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that Panthers forward Derek MacKenzie has undergone successful shoulder surgery and will be out of the lineup indefinitely.

MacKenzie, 37, appeared in one game with the Panthers this season and is currently in his fifth season with the Panthers. The 5-foot-11, 177-pound native of Sudbury, Ontario signed with Florida on July 1, 2014 and served as captain for two seasons (2016-17 to 2017-18).

During the 2017-18 season, the veteran forward appeared in 75 games, registering 14 points (3-11-14). He ranked second among all Panthers forwards in short-handed ice time (172:35), owned a 52.1 face-off percentage and posted 124 hits. MacKenzie has appeared in 610 NHL games with Florida (2014-15 to 2017-18), the Columbus Blue Jackets (2007-08 to 2013-14) and Atlanta Thrashers (2001-02 to 2006-07).

He was originally selected by Atlanta in the fifth round (128th overall) of the 1999 NHL Draft.

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