Feb 6, 2012, 9:16 PM EDT
The Florida Panthers have a slim lead over the Washington Capitals for the Southeast Division lead – and the place in the East’s top eight that comes with it. They’re doing so with solid backup Scott Clemmensen, but the Panthers would prefer to have at least one of Jacob Markstrom and Jose Theodore in the fold as well.
The Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Harvey Fialkov reports that both goalies are making solid progress with their knee injuries. In fact, Theodore might even have a chance to start against the Capitals in tomorrow’s important game.
Fialkov believes that Clemmensen’s more likely to play on Tuesday, but the Panthers must be pleased that their effective No. 1 goalie and his talented understudy are getting healthier.
(Oh, and in it-hardly-seems-like news, Marco Sturm‘s parade of injuries continues with minor knee surgery.)
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