The Florida Panthers, who wrapped up their exhibition schedule on Friday night with a road game at the Montreal Canadiens, still have some roster decisions to make before next week’s season opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Here’s a closer look at the roster, which stands at 26 players — three over the limit — after some moves were made on Friday : The goalie position is set with Roberto Luongo, 38, and James Reimer, 29, splitting duties fairly evenly. Last year, each made 39 starts. Goalie Harri Sateri was one of three players the Panthers sent to their American Hockey League affiliate on Friday. Florida’s defense features former NHL Rookie of the Year Aaron Ekblad, now leaner after an offseason spent dieting and refocusing; Keith Yandle, who has seven straight non-strike years of more than 40 points; and second-year pro Mike Matheson, who Panthers broadcaster Randy Moller said is on the brink of stardom.
Florida Panthers make three cuts, but more roster decisions loom
Miami Herald | Sep 30