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Report: Florida Panthers heading to Boston to avoid Hurricane Irma

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Cats could start training camp in Springfield, MA

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According to the Miami Herald’s George Richards, the Florida Panthers will relocate players and staff, around 80 people, on Friday to Boston to wait out Hurricane Irma.

The club will assess whatever damage occurs to Broward County, and its facilities in Sunrise and Coral Springs, and could start training camp in Springfield, MA, the home of its Thunderbirds AHL affiliate, if necessary.

As I made mention of in today’s Caterwaul, the four-team prospects tournament in Estero, FL this weekend has been canceled. Perhaps, the Cats could set something up with the Boston Bruins and have some sort of rookie scrimmages like the Tampa Bay Lightning and Nashville Predators, two other teams originally slated for Estero, have done.