Posted September 18, 2012 on
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The Florida Panthers have announced layoffs of some staff members, saying the moves are ''primarily'' because of the NHL lockout.
Panthers President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Yormark released a statement announcing what he called ''staff adjustments'' on Tuesday, the lockout's third full day.
Yormark did not say how many jobs were involved. He cited the league's ''work stoppage,'' avoiding the word lockout.
It's unclear if the people who were laid off would be brought back when the lockout ends. The Panthers did not immediately respond to a request for further comment.
The NHL locked out its players when the most recent collective bargaining agreement expired at 11:59 p.m. Saturday. It's the NHL's fourth work stoppage in the last 20 years, the last of which wiped out an entire season.
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As a consequence of the NHL lockout, the Florida Panthers have laid off several team employees, most notably, Stanley C. Panther, the team's mascot.
The Florida Panthers announced the layoffs of an unknown number of staff members Tuesday, only the third full day of the NHL's lockout.
The Panthers are believed to be the NHL's second team to publicly announce layoffs since the league's collective bargaining agreement with its players expired at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday and ushered in the league's fourth work stoppage...
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Poor Stanley C. Panther. He along was laid off today in a "Cost Cutting" move by the Florida Panthers hockey team.
In case you didn't know: The NHL is in a lockout. Again.
Yeah, we were surprised to hear that too.
So...if the NHL had a lockout and nobody knew it, did it really happen?
Unfortunately in this case...
Thank goodness for the lockout. At least the Panthers will have time to heal. Kris Versteeg said in New York he was two months away from skating after offseason hip surgery, and with Erik Gudbranson's shoulder injury that will have him sidelined into January, a lockout doesn't seem so bad. But who am I kidding?
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The Florida Panthers were among the first teams to lay off staff, and among the terminated was team mascot Stanley C. Panther. Follow along as we join the lovable mascot on three journeys through unemployment.
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East coast readers, just be grateful all this rain isn’t snow.
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The lockout is really bad. The Florida Panthers mascot was laid off.
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