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Florida Panthers add Grigori Denisenko and Aleksi Heponiemi to Taxi Squad

Cats prospects depart Syracuse for the big squad

NHL: Florida Panthers at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Panthers have reassigned forwards Grigori Denisenko and Aleksi Heponiemi from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League to Florida’s Taxi Squad.

Denisenko, 20, has appeared in two games with Florida this season. The 5-foot-11, 186-pound native of Novosibirsk, Russia, appeared in 15 games this season with Syracuse, producing five goals and nine points.

He was originally selected by Florida in the first round (15th overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

The 22-year-old Heponiemi has appeared in three games this season with Florida, recording one goal. The 5-foot-10, 155-pound native of Tampere, Finland, has appeared in six games this season with Syracuse, registering six assists.

He was originally selected by Florida in the second round (40th overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.