Panthers place Eric Staal on IR, announce Bobrovsky received’t gown vs. Wild

The Florida Panthers have positioned ahead Eric Staal on injured reserve and introduced that goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky received’t gown for Saturday’s sport in opposition to the Minnesota Wild.

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Each Staal (upper-body) and Bobrovsky (lower-body) exited Thursday’s win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Alex Lyon will begin in internet in opposition to the Wild. The 30-year-old took dwelling the win Thursday after changing Bobrovsky simply two minutes into the sport.

Lyon spent components of 5 NHL seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers and Carolina Hurricanes earlier than becoming a member of Florida this yr.

The team made a pair of goaltending moves on Friday, loaning Spencer Knight to the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL and recalling Mack Guzda.

Staal, 38, has 14 factors in 40 video games this season — his 18th within the NHL.

The Panthers enter Saturday with a 22-20-5 file, holding the fourth spot within the Atlantic Division and sitting simply 4 factors out of the playoff image.

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