Panthers lose Jose Theodore for a few weeks?

Mark J. Miller
Scoop Du Jour

Florida Panthers goalie Jose Theodore has been having a pretty good season, posting a 14-8-4 record and a 2.43 goals-against average. He only needs one more victory to match his total wins for last season with the Minnesota Wild.

That is going to have to wait. The 35-year-old backstop is going to be out for a few weeks due to a hurt knee, according to the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. However, Panthers coach Kevin Dineen sees the injury, which happened in the second period of Saturday's 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens, as only a "short-term situation," the paper reports. Whichever way it goes, the loss of Theodore is a big one for the Southeast Division-leading Panthers.

"We got our fingers crossed it's nothing too serious,'' Dineen said, according to the paper. "Our doctors feel good that he'll be back in the swing of things fairly soon.''

Florida will go with backups Scott Clemmensen and rookie Jacob Markstrom in the meantime.

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