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Panthers Recall Repik, Matsumoto; Reassign Yonkman to San Antonio (AHL)

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
SUNRISE, FL – Florida Panthers Executive Vice President & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has recalled RW Michal Repik and C Jonathan Matsumoto from the San Antonio Rampage (AHL). Additionally, the Panthers have assigned D Nolan Yonkman to San Antonio.

Repik, 23, earns his fourth recall to Florida this season. He has played in 16 games with the Panthers this year totaling two goals, three assists and six PIM.  The Vlasim, Czech Republic native has appeared in 35 games with San Antonio, recording 24 points (10-14-24) and 37 PIM. He’s totaled 20 points (9-11-20) in 71 games with the Panthers over the last four seasons. Repik was drafted by Florida in the second round (40th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Matsumoto, 25, earns his first recall to Florida this season after being acquired by the Panthers in a four-player trade on Jan. 18. In 14 games played in San Antonio this season, Matsumoto has recorded four goals with 11 assists, previously totaling 34 points (13-21-34) in 41 games with Charlotte earlier this season. The Ottawa, Ont., native totaled two goals and 4 PIM in 13 games with the Carolina Hurricanes last season, and was selected by Philadelphia in the third round (79th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Yonkman, 30, skated in one game with the Panthers, posting 6:19 TOI Sunday vs. Anaheim, his first recall of the season. The 6-foot-6, 251-pound captain of the Rampage led San Antonio with a plus-14 rating in 43 games this season, depositing nine points (1-8-9) and 91 PIM, at the time of his recall Feb. 18.
The first-place Panthers complete a four-game home stand tonight when they host the Minnesota Wild. The game can be seen live on FS Florida and heard on 560 WQAM at 7:30 p.m.

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