NHL roundup: Panthers' Bergenheim wins grievance

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Florida Panthers forward Sean Bergenheim, who will miss the rest of the season with an injury, has won his medical grievance against the Panthers and will receive his full salary, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported.
The Panthers suspended Bergenheim in January when he did not get medical clearance for a lower-body injury that the team believed was sustained while he was playing in Finland during the lockout.
Bergenheim, 28, was due $2.75 million this season, but a team can suspend a player without pay if he is injured while playing overseas.
Bergenheim filed a grievance claiming the injury was suffered before the lockout, not while playing in Finland. By winning the grievance, he will get his full salary, retroactive to the lockout.
According to the report, Bergenheim is expected to have surgery in area around his hip and lower abdomen.

---Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn will have a disciplinary hearing with the league on Saturday regarding the cross check he put on Edmonton's Ryan Jones on Thursday, TSN reported.
According to CBC, it will be a fine hearing, which means Benn could be fined $5,000 of more.

--- The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forward Richard Panik to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, the team announced Friday.
Panik, 22, has played in nine games for the Lightning this season, and he scored one goal.

---The Vancouver Canucks, who had lost forward Aaron Volpatti to waivers on Thursday, claimed forward Tom Sestito off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers.
Sestito, 25, has played 34 career NHL games with Columbus and Philadelphia and has four goals and three assists.

---The Calgary Flames have recalled forward Brian McGrattan from their AHL affiliate in Abbotsford and reassigned forward Akim Aliu to the AHL team.
The Flames acquired McGattan in a trade with the Nashville Predators on Thursday.

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