Saturday, November 21, 2009

Panthers Lose Two to Injury

The Panthers received some bad news on Saturday, as they have now lost both Cory Stillman and Gregory Campbell to injury. Stillman will be out upwards of six weeks with a knee injury, while Campbell will be on the shelf for about two weeks with an upper-body injury. This will be a big test for the Panthers, as their forward depth will be called upon to keep up the paces of the NHL.

Stillman has been okay to start the season this year, picking up six goals and seven assists in the first 20 games of the season. The 35-year old Stillman has been a good influence on the youth in Florida, but they won't be able to take any lessons from him for a little while.

Campbell has not had the same sort of success this season, as he's only picked up three assists in the same 20 games. He is more of a depth player for the Panthers.

ImplicationsThis Stillman injury couldn't have come at a worse time for Chris, who is trying to find his way out of the Draft basement. With the Waiver Draft now passed this week, Chris could have used one of his transactions to drop Stillman and pick up another forward.

Both Stillman and Campbell are on the Selection Sheet this year, Stillman in Box 20 and Campbell in Box 24, but neither player has any selections to their name.

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