— The Florida Panthers
again will be without defenseman Jason Garrison
for Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against New Jersey.
Garrison was a late scratch Thursday because of a lower-body injury and coach Kevin Dineen
said Saturday morning a decision on his status for Game 5 would come after warmups. But Garrison wasn't on the ice for warmups.
His status was described by the team Thursday as "day-to-day."
Taking Garrison's place on defense Saturday is Tyson Strachan
, who was called up from San Antonio.
The 27-year-old veteran, who played 15 regular season games for the Panthers this season and has played 82 career games, will be making his playoff debut.
, who replaced Garrison in the lineup Thursday but sustained a lower-body injury in the second period, also was among the Panthers scratches Saturday.
is starting in net for the Panthers after Scott Clemmensen
got the nod in Game 4.