Florida Panthers goalie enters the NHL Players Assistance Program

Published February 24, 2023 at 2:09 PM

Early Friday afternoon news broke from the NHL and NHLPA that Florida Panthers goalie, Spencer Knight, has officially entered the NHL Players Assistance Program. The league released the following statement on Knight's behalf

The National Hockey League Players' Association and National Hockey League announced today that goaltender Spencer Knight of the Florida Panthers will be unavailable to his Club for an indefinite period while he receives care from the player assistance program of the NHL and NHLPA.

Under the terms of the joint program, Knight will continue to be paid while receiving treatment. He will return to the Club when cleared for on-ice competition by the program administrators.

Before this season Knight signed a 3 year deal with a cap hit of $4,500,000 per season. This season Knight has played in 21 games posting a 3.18 GAA and a .901 save percentage.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Knight at this time.
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