Kulikov Seeing Big Role with Panthers

Standard Spin: Panthers D-man Dmitry Kulikov is eating up big minutes and getting looks on the first PP unit.  His 2 assists Thursday give him 4 points in his last 3 games, and 6 points in 9 overall.  He was the 14th pick in the 2009 draft and, while his upside is limited by the lack of scoring support in Florida, he's worth a look as a potential waiver pick-up.  (Oct.28)