The Florida Panthers continued their “mini training camp” schedule on Sunday morning with a spirited practice that included an intra-squad scrimmage, as well as focus on special teams.
“I think the Olympic break came at a good time for our club both mentally and physically,” said Head Coach Pete DeBoer. “We were a little banged up and things seemed not to be going our way before the break. This gives us a chance to wipe the slate clean and make a push through the final 21 games.” Scott Clemmensen
will be between the pipes for Florida on Tuesday when the Panthers visit the Atlanta Thrashers, marking his first start since Dec. 27 vs. Boston.
“I have been in this situation before, said Clemmensen. "Vokoun has been playing outstanding and he deserved to get all the starts.
“As a player you always wish you could play a little more, but I am ready to take advantage of this opportunity and it is a matter of me going out and playing my best.”
Nathan Horton skated on his own prior to practice today, but is expected to be out of the line-up this week when Florida plays both Atlanta and Philadelphia. The Panthers will practice at incredible ICE in Coral Springs on Monday morning, before departing for Atlanta.