Found September 24, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
Kris Versteeg has seen better years. The lockout ends, and he is quickly injured on a cheap shot from behind by Alex Ovechkin. After missing 13 games he is then welcomed back by Tampa's Radko Gudas with a knee-to-knee hit that resulted in major ACL surgery. At first it was thought he wouldn't be available until November, but he is tentatively slated to take the ice Thursday night for the Pa...

Panthers’ Kris Versteeg receives medical clearance

For the first time in more than six months Kris Versteeg will play in a regulated NHL game Thursday night. The opponent will be a familiar one. Versteeg was sidelined after injuring his knee in a game against Tampa Bay on March 12. The Panthers’ front-line right winger Versteeg has worked his way back and was medically cleared by Dr. John Uribe after a meeting Monday. When...

Panthers eager to get past last season's debacle

When the lockout ended and last season started for the Florida Panthers, there was so much promise. A banner commemorating the team's division title was unfurled on opening night, the franchise's star-in-waiting scored on his first NHL shot and everything looked bright. That good feeling disappeared in a hurry. The Panthers went from celebrating to collapsing without warning...

Tim Thomas will sign once Panthers' owner is set

Vincent Viola a.k.a. New York businessman Vinnie Viola is about to become the owner of the Florida Panthers. The deal believed to be worth $250 million will give Viola sole ownership of the franchise and could close as early as Thursday or Friday. The NHL Board of Governors' approval has already been determined and league owners are eager to welcome Viola to their exclusive...

Then and Now: Kris Versteeg

In February of 2011, the Philadelphia Flyers added Kris Versteeg from the Toronto Maple Leafs, as they were looking for a piece to help them make a deep playoff run. In exchange for the forward, Philly dealt a first-round pick and a third-round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Toronto selected Stuart Percy with the first-round pick and Josh Leivo with the third-round pick. Versteeg’s...

The Panthers And Tim Thomas

from Darren Dreger of the Dreger Report at TSN, Vincent Viola, a.k.a. New York businessman Vinnie Viola, is about to become the owner of the Florida Panthers. The deal, believed to be worth $250 million, will give Viola sole ownership of the franchise and could close as early as Thursday or Friday.  NHL Board of Governors' approval has already been determined with league...

Bettman says sale of Panthers is 'On Track'

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said that the sale of the Florida Panthers is in progress and that he anticipates a timely resolution to their ownership situation. "I know the two parties are working very hard on the transaction. They're going to try to consummate that as quickly as possible" Bettman said after Monday's Board of Governors meeting at the New York...

Report: Tim Thomas Expected to Sign With Panthers as Soon as Thursday

Tim Thomas‘ return to the NHL will become official this week. That’s according to TSN’s Darren Dreger, who reported Wednesday that the veteran goaltender is expected to sign with the Florida Panthers as soon as the team’s sale to New York businessman Vincent Voila is finalized. The sale will ease the budget restrictions general manager Dale Tallon has been operating under...

'Florida Panthers Preseason Special' to premiere on FOX Sports Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- On Thurs., Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m., FOX Sports Florida, the regional television home of the Florida Panthers, will premiere the 'Florida Panthers Preseason Special.' Hosted by Frank Forte, the preseason special will provide Panthers fans with an extensive preview of the 2013-14 season, including interviews with key players, such as reigning NHL rookie...
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