Friday Training Camp Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Cats complete first day of practice, go again today

The Florida Panthers will get back it at this morning with Group B practicing first at 9 a.m. and Group A going second at 12 p.m. at Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs.

Yesterday saw Sam Reinhart and newcomer Rudolfs Balcers getting chances to skate with  first liners Aleksander Barkov and Carter Verhaeghe. Matthew Tkachuk frequently found himself  on a line with Sam Bennett and former Ottawa Senator Colin White. Sergei Bobrovsky, who along with Alex Lyon and Evan Fitzpatrick is in Group A, was said to look very sharp and defenseman Matt Kiersted was singled out for praise on social media in what described as a very intense first day of practice.

Camp Roster

Group A

Forwards: Grigori Denisenko, Anton Lundell, Aleksander Barkov, Sam Reinhart, Aleksi Heponiemi, Nick Cousins, Carter Verhaeghe, Eetu Luostarinen, Rudolfs Balcers, Henry Bowlby, Josh Davies, Ethan Keppen, Logan Hutsko, Kai Schwindt

Defenseman: Michael Del Zotto, Aaron Ekblad, Radko Gudas, Lucas Carlsson, Gustav Forsling, Marek Alscher, John Ludvig, Braden Hache, Nathan Staios, Santtu Kinnunen, Max Gildon

Goalies: Sergei Bobrovsky, Alex Lyon, Evan Fitzpatrick

Group B

Forwards: Colin White, Gerald Mayhew, Sam Bennett, Eric Staal (PTO), Riley Nash, Matthew Tkachuk, Zac Dalpe, Justin Sourdif, Connor Bunnaman, Patrick Giles, Patric Hornqvist, Chris Tierney, Anton Levtchi, Liam Arnsby, Ryan Lomberg, Sandis Vilmanis

Defenseman: Anthony Bitetto, Matt Kiersted, Marc Staal, Dennis Cesana, Evan Nause, Brandon Montour, Zachary Uens, Calle Sjalin

Goalies: Spencer Knight, Mack Guzda, J.F. Berube (PTO)

NHL news

There was one signing new siging yesterday. The Edmonton Oilers inked forward Ryan McLeod to a one-year contract worth