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Tuesday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Cats versus Senators game gets the scrub treatment

NHL: JAN 02 Panthers at Senators Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

After tussling with the Toronto Maple Leafs in what could have been the biggest or one of the biggest games of the season, the Florida Panthers would have had to deal with the high or low of that result in quick fashion by playing the Ottawa Senators in the second half of a road back-to-back in Game 77 of the season. The game against the Sens in Ottawa was on the schedule for night. That game won’t happen...

For the first time in 102 years, there will not be a showdown to determine Canada’s major junior hockey champion. The 2020 Memorial Cup has been added to the list of cancelled sporting events in Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Canadian Hockey League calling off the tournament and league playoffs on Monday. (Sportsnet)

The Minnesota Wild made a pair of notable signings Monday morning. The team announced that forward prospects Adam Beckman and Damien Giroux have both agreed to three-year, entry-level contracts. Beckman was selected in the third round (75th overall) of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. The Wild took Giroux in the fifth round (155th overall) in 2018. (Hockey Wilderness)

Goaltender Connor Ingram signed a three-year contract extension with the Nashville Predators. Ingram appeared in 33 games with the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals this season and posted a sparkling 1.92 GAA. He has put himself in position to be the backup to Juuse Saros once Pekka Rinne leaves Music City. (On The Forecheck)

The Buffalo Sabres have signed undrafted NCAA free agent Dawson DiPietro to a one-year, two-way entry-level contract. DiPietro is a 24-year-old forward who just finished up at Western Michigan. (Die By The Blade)

Center Tanner Laczynski has inked a two-year entry level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers selected the forward in the sixth round (169th overall) of the 2016 Draft. Laczynski spent four years at Ohio State and put up 34 points in 36 games as a senior. (Broad Street Hockey)