|Assets:||Owns projectable size, some physicality to his game and also the ability to play score a few goals at lower levels, thanks to a good point shot.|
|Flaws:||Needs to fill out his 6-2 frame in order to better handle big NHL forwards in front of his own net. Also needs to become more consistent defensively.|
|Career Potential:||Depth defenseman with a little upside.|
|9/21/2013||Placed on waivers by the Florida Panthers for the purpose of being assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|7/16/2013||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Florida Panthers to a one-year, two-way contract.|
|7/02/2013||Florida Panthers tendered a qualifying offer.|
|3/29/2013||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|3/29/2013||Missed 32 games (broken arm).|
|1/24/2013||Broken arm, injured reserve.|
|1/17/2013||Placed on waivers by the Florida Panthers.|
|1/12/2013||Recalled from San Antonio (AHL).|
|9/13/2012||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|7/17/2012||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Florida Panthers to a one-year contract.|
|6/25/2012||Florida Panthers tendered a qualifying offer.|
|9/20/2011||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|7/25/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Florida Panthers.|
|6/27/2011||Florida Panthers tendered a qualifying offer.|
|9/24/2010||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|9/23/2009||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|9/28/2008||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|5/27/2008||Signed by the Florida Panthers to an entry-level contract.|
|9/12/2007||Returned to his junior team (Guelph-OHL).|
|6/24/2006||Drafted by the Florida Panthers in the 4th round (103rd overall) in 2006.|
Panthers ink Michael Caruso | 07/16/2013 11:30 PM
NewsThe Florida Panthers have signed Michael Caruso to a one-year, two-way deal.
ImpactCaruso had no points in two NHL games. He also recorded four points and 22 penalty minutes in 35 contests with the AHL San Antonio Rampage.
Caruso re-assigned to AHL | 03/30/2013 10:53 AM
NewsMichael Caruso's cop of coffee with the Panthers has come to a quick end.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactHe was dispatched to San Antonio of the AHL to make room on the roster for a returning George Parros. No need to get worked up over this as Caruso has no fantasy value.
Michael Caruso will not need surgery on wrist | 01/27/2013 11:45 AM
NewsMichael Caruso will not need surgery on his injured wrist.
ImpactCaruso was injured when he was checked into the boards Tuesday in Montreal and said he'll be in a cast for the next five to six weeks. He wasnt expected to have any fantasy value this season.
Michael Caruso is out with a broken wrist | 01/26/2013 6:40 PM
NewsMichael Caruso's previously reported arm injury is a broken wrist.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactCaruso won't require surgery after sustaining the injury on Tuesday. There is no known timetable for his return.
Michael Caruso suffers broken arm | 01/23/2013 11:16 AM
NewsMichael Caruso sustained a broken arm in Tuesday's loss to Montreal, according to Florida coach Kevin Dineen.
ImpactHe played just 1:52 of ice time in the contest after skating in nearly 14 minutes during his NHL debut last Saturday. A timetable for his return to the lineup is unknown at this time.
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