Sunrise, FL (Sports Network) - The Florida Panthers placed goaltender Jose
Theodore on injured reserve prior to their 3-2 home loss to the Carolina
Panthers on Sunday.
A report earlier in the day from RDS of Canada said that Theodore suffered
a torn right groin and may be headed for surgery.
Theodore was tabbed as the starter in Saturday's 6-2 loss at Carolina, but
departed the game after his first save of the contest, almost 2 1/2 minutes
in, with an obvious right leg injury. He had to be carried off the ice, unable
to put any pressure on the leg, and Scott Clemmensen was called upon for the
remainder of the contest.
Clemmensen was the man in the crease for the back end of the home-and-home
Florida also placed defenseman Dmitry Kulikov on IR, while recalling
goaltender Jacob Markstrom and defenseman Nolan Yonkman from San Antonio of
the American Hockey League.
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