NEWARK, N.J. -- Scott Clemmensen said he's ready and excited to get the start in the Panthers' net Tuesday as they try to close out the Devils in Game 6 at Prudential Center.
"It's an opportunity to get re-engaged in the series, to contribute to the team," Clemmensen said. "I'm going to be ready and do everything I can to get the win."
However, Panthers coach Kevin Dineen wouldn't rule out the possibility that Jose Theodore could still play despite missing the morning skate with an undisclosed injury. Jacob Markstrom was called up from the American Hockey League and was the second goalie on the ice Tuesday morning.
"We decided to give Theo the morning off and see where he's at tonight," Dineen said. "He's a little bit tender right now so we'll evaluate as the day moves on see if he's ready to play tonight or not. We'll always try to lean toward the side of precaution if there is something that somebody is a little bit tender with. We felt we needed an extra backup and that's why you see Jake out there."