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Wednesday Caterwaul: Panthers Open Forum

Both GR and Harvey X have reported throughout the morning via Twitter that Panthers left wing Sean Bergenheim has been skating today, much of the time alongside Mike Santorelli and Tomas Kopecky, with Scottie Upshall heading to a reconstituted - and expensive - fourth line (Upshall, Shawn Matthias and Matt Bradley).

Presumably this means Tim Kennedy's clock on the left side has run out...for the moment. Marco Sturm's contract - the final year of it - makes him the only other option to sit, but would be a remarkable situation in light of what was given up to acquire him. Though still settling in with the club, Sturm is clearly the more explosive player, while Kennedy has that energy label on his side. Depends on game-by-game need, one would assume.

On the defensive end, what to do with sparsely-utilized Keaton Ellerby?