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Eric Staal has some fun jawing with younger brother Marc on the opening day of Florida Panthers training camp last month. Eric signed a contract with the Panthers on Friday. — Photo @GeorgeRichards

SUNRISE — The Florida Panthers finally made Eric Staal an official part of the team on Friday as the veteran center signed a one-year deal.

We all know the story on why Staal had not signed with the team prior to now.

It was not based on how he played or anything else. It was always about the salary cap.

Eric Staal joins his younger brother Marc on the squad with Jared Staal coaching up the baby Cats up in Charlotte.


The Panthers lost at home in October for the first time since 2019 as Brayden Point scored the game-tying goal midway through the third and then netted the game-winner in overtime.

Florida is back in Sunrise on Sunday evening against the Islanders.

— Hear from the Florida Panthers throughout the season on the FHN YouTube Channel. You can find all the content RIGHT HERE or go to the YouTube app and search for FloridaHockeyNow.

Or just click on the video below and it will take you right to it.

Not only do we have the Panthers Postgame with George, but we also have postgame reaction from Paul Maurice, Brandon Montour, Rudy Balcers and Sergei Bobrovsky.


‘Daddy goes to work:’ The Washington Capitals talk about balancing fatherhood and being in the NHL. NIce story from Sami.

— From being discarded by the Blackhawks, Dominik Kubalik looks like a gem with the Detroit Red Wings.

— The Vegas Golden Knights have a jersey concept designed on a team from the 1990s. So what would the 1990s Knights look like?

— The Philadelphia Flyers may have a pretty good backup in Felix Sandstrom.

— Pittsburgh top left winger Jake Guentzel did not practice on Friday but will travel with the team to Columbus. See you at the Tip Top.

— Do the Calgary Flames have a goaltending problem?

— Brandon Carlo is back at Boston Bruins practice.



  • When: Sunday, 5 p.m.
  • Where: FLA Live Arena; Sunrise
  • Tickets: HERE
  • TV/Streaming: Bally Sports Florida, ESPN+
  • Radio: WPOW 96.5-FM2; WBZT 1230-AM (Palm Beach); WCTH 100.3-FM (Florida Keys); SiriusXM
  • Panthers Radio Streaming: SiriusXM 932
  • Last season: Florida won 3-0
  • This season (Florida 1-0): Florida 3, Islanders 1 (Oct. 13)
  • All-time regular season series: Panthers lead 55-32-11, 8 ties

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