Florida Panthers Executive Vice President & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that G Jacob Markstrom has been recalled from San Antonio (AHL).
Markstrom, 22, appeared in seven games with Florida this season going 2-4-1 with a .923 save percentage and a 2.66 GAA. He made his first career NHL start on Oct. 18 at Washington, stopping 29-of-31 shots in a 3-0 loss to the Capitals. He earned his first career NHL win on Oct. 22 vs. the New York Islanders, turning away 18 shots in a third-period relief appearance. Markstrom stopped 40-of-41 shots to earn his first complete game win on Oct. 24 at Montreal.
The 6-foot-6, 200-pound netminder has earned both wins for San Antonio as the Rampage lead their AHL playoff series against the Chicago Wolves, 2-0. Markstrom played in 32 games with San Antonio during the regular season, going 17-12-1 with a .927 save percentage and a 2.32 GAA.
The Gavle, Sweden native was drafted by Florida in the first round (31st overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Florida visits the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series tonight at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network and 560 WQAM Sports Radio.
The Panthers’ official Game 6 watch party will take place at Duffy's Sports Grill in Plantation. Stanley C. Panther and the Redline Lady Panthers will be in attendance, distributing giveaways and signing autographs for fans. Drink and food specials will be available, including the first draft free for fans wearing Panthers gear. Fans can also watch Game 6 – and every Stanley Cup Playoff game – at the Saveology.com Iceplex’s Breakaway Bar & Grill.
The Panthers’ 2012 postseason is presented by Party City and tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone (800-745-3000), at www.ticketmaster.com and at the BankAtlantic Center box office or by calling 954-835-PUCK.
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