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Panthers Recall Markstrom, Assign Foster to Rampage

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
Florida Panthers Executive Vice President & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that G Jacob Markstrom has been recalled from the San Antonio Rampage (AHL). In addition, G Brian Foster has been assigned to San Antonio (AHL).

Markstrom, 21, has played in six games with the Panthers this season going 2-3-1 with a .928 save percentage. 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 Gavle, Sweden native has played in 14 games with San Antonio this season going 6-7-0 with a .909 save percentage. Markstrom was drafted by Florida in the first round (31st overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Foster, 24, has played in eight games with Cincinnati (ECHL) this season, going 7-1-1 with a .906 save percentage. He has also appeared in 11 games for the San Antonio Rampage (AHL) going 4-6-0. The Pembroke, N.H., native was drafted by Florida in the fifth round (161st overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. 

Florida (20-12-7) travels to New York for a game against the Rangers Thursday at 7 p.m. The game can be seen live on FS Florida and heard on 560 WQAM.  

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