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Panthers Recall G Jacob Markstrom

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive VP/General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has recalled G Jacob Markstrom from the San Antonio Rampage (AHL).

Markstrom, 23, went 2-4-1 for Florida last season with a 2.66 GAA and a .923 save percentage. He earned his first NHL win Oct. 22, 2011 against the NY Islanders, followed by a season high 40-save performance on Oct. 24, 2011 in a 2-1 win at Montreal. Markstrom made his NHL debut on Jan. 23, 2011 in New Jersey against the Devils.

The Gavle, Sweden, native has played in 33 games with San Antonio this season going 16-15-2 with a 2.65 GAA and a .920 save percentage. The 6-foot-6, 195-pound goaltender has surrendered two or fewer goals in 11 of his last 16 starts and has posted an 8-4-0 record in his last 12 starts. Markstrom is currently fourth in the league in saves (994) and owns a 10-5-2 record in games where he makes at least 30 stops.

Markstrom was drafted by Florida in the second round (31st overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Florida travels to Philadelphia to face the Flyers on Thursday night, before visiting Pittsburgh on Friday evening. Both games can be seen on FOX Sports Florida and heard on 560 WQAM. The Panthers return home to face the Boston Bruins on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m.

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