Sunrise, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Florida Panthers goaltender Tim Thomas
suffered a groin strain and his status is day-to-day.
Thomas left Tuesday's 2-1 loss against the Philadelphia Flyers with a
lower-body injury, which was downgraded upon further evaluation.
"Just slightly pulled his groin, so I don't think it's anything long term but
we will evaluate him tomorrow and see where he's at," said Panthers head coach
Kevin Dineen following the contest.
When asked if it made sense to recall goaltender Scott Clemmensen from San
Antonio for upcoming back-to-back games against the Lightning in Tampa on
Thursday and home against the Penguins on Friday, Dineen answered in the
The 39-year-old Thomas was pulled after just 7:31 of game action, having
surrendered two goals on five shots.
On the second score, a floater from the right point by Philly defenseman
Braydon Coburn, Thomas dove awkwardly on his stomach in the crease. He then
exited the contest and went to the locker room.
Jacob Markstrom entered the game in relief and stopped all 13 shots he faced.
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