It appears that the Shawn Matthias experiment is over for the time being in Florida, as the young centre was sent back down to minors on Thursday morning. Matthias only has one goal in 12 games with the Panthers this season. He really hasn't taken advantage of the opportunity that was given to him with all the injuries in the Florida line-up.
In other experiment news, Mathieu Schneider was scratched from the line-up for Vancouver on Wednesday night in New Jersey, as his play has not earned him many more minutes these days. In 13 games with the Canucks, Schneider only has two goals and two assists, but in all fairness, the Canucks defense as a whole hasn't been terribly offensive either.