Report: Yandle not in Panthers' plans, will be healthy scratch

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Keith Yandle's position with the Florida Panthers looks to be in jeopardy, TSN's Frank Seravalli reported on Tuesday's edition of "Insider Trading."

"Keith Yandle has fallen out of favor with the Florida Panthers. They've let it be known to him that he does not factor into their plans for this season," Seravalli said.

He added: "The plan at this point is to make Keith Yandle a healthy scratch at some point."

Yandle, an alternate captain for Florida, has three seasons remaining on his contract at $6.35 million annually. He has a full no-move clause and can't be placed on waivers without his permission.

The 34-year-old registered 45 points in 69 games with the Panthers last season. He has suited up in 866 consecutive NHL games, giving him the longest streak among active players and the fourth-longest in league history.

Florida was scheduled to play its first two games of the 2020-21 season on Jan. 14 and Jan. 15 against the Dallas Stars, but both contests have been postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Stars organization.

Report: Yandle not in Panthers' plans, will be healthy scratch
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