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Rats Roundup: On the Road Again

by Peter Rossi / FloridaPanthers.com

Good morning and welcome to the latest addition of Rats Roundup! It was a busy week for the Cats, as the team continues its current road trip.

Sit back, relax and catch up on all the latest Panthers news!

Game Day

The Panthers continue their current three-game road trip (0-1-0) when they visit the Sabres tonight for a 7 p.m. puck drop. Watch the Cats in action on Fox Sports Florida or the Fox Sports Go app and listen live on 560 WQAM. Click HERE for a game preview of tonight's matchup!

Panthers Protecting Panthers

Zoo Miami, one of the Community Champions of the Florida Panthers last season, used their $25,000 grant from the Florida Panthers Foundation to build special crates to help rescue and rehabilitate Florida Panthers. 

Tweet from @FlaPanthersCARE: We���re proud to work with @zoomiami to help protect more Panthers like Mahala (pictured below)! pic.twitter.com/znT6kuiL1i

Tweet from @FlaPanthersCARE: These special crates, sponsored by the Panthers Foundation, make it safer & easier for @zoomiami to rescue & rehabilitate Florida Panthers. pic.twitter.com/RWK8d5D3z0

Pucks and Pints

The Florida Panthers announced today they will hold 'Pucks & Pints' presented by Gold Coast Beverage, their first-annual beer festival to benefit the Florida Panthers Foundation. The event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 9 prior to the Panthers vs. Colorado Avalanche game at BB&T Center at 7 p.m. Click HERE for full event details and to purchase an exclusive ticket package, click HERE.

Panthers Holiday Rinks

The Florida Panthers, the City of Fort Lauderdale and Hoffman's Chocolates in Greenacres announced today they will partner to host two outdoor ice skating rinks in South Florida during the holiday season. For more information, please call 954.835.PUCK (7825) or go to the website floridapanthers.com/holidayrinks.

Follow along on social media @FlaPanthers on Twitter and Instagram and see all hours and events HERE.

We look forward to seeing you at the rinks!

In the Pipeline

We have our latest Prospect Report! Henrik Borgstrom, now in his sophomore season at Denver, is piling up the points. With 13 points (9-4-13) in seven games with the Pioneers this season, Borgstrom has registered a point in each game he has played. He's put together three multi-goal games, four multi-point games and he had himself a night on Nov. 3 at Western Michigan, when he posted a career-high four points and his first NCAA hat trick.

To read up on more prospects, click HERE.

Hockey Fights Cancer

For Vincent Trocheck, the biggest battle of the year actually started at the end of the 2016-17 campaign, when his mother, Rita, was diagnosed with colon cancer right around a month after the Florida Panthers had wrapped up their season.

With the NHL currently in the midst of its annual Hockey Fights Cancer month, Trocheck is also raising money through his Movember page, a place fans can make donations and track the center's mustache growth over the next several weeks. "They need the most support," he said. "It's weighing on them mentally and physically every single day. They need all the support they can get."

Jameson Olive sat down with Trocheck to discuss his mother's treatment. Click HERE to see the full story. You can donate to Trocheck's cause by visiting his Movember page HERE. To see and donate to the Panthers team #Movember page, click HERE.

Quick Hitters

- First round draft pick Owen Tippett was assigned to the Mississauga Steelheads.

- Forward Dryden Hunt was recalled from Springfield

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