goaltender Scott Clemmensen
is sidelined indefinitely after having knee surgery during the weekend, according to a report in the Miami Herald.
Clemmensen was scheduled to start a preseason game Tuesday night against the Dallas Stars
. According to the Panthers, Clemmensen needed to have a minor procedure at Doctors Hospital in Miami, the report says.
The 34-year-old was expected to fight with Jose Theodore
for playing time in Florida. With no timetable yet for Clemmensen's recovery, that could still be the case. But if Clemmensen isn't ready to start the season, rookies Tyler Plante
and Jacob Markstrom
are the top candidates to back up Theodore.