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Some players the Florida Panthers could bring up from Charlotte



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Zac Dalpe, the captain of the AHL Charlotte Checkers, could be first in line for a call-up if the Panthers move in that direction in the wake of the Sasha Barkov injury. // Photo courtesy @CheckersHockey

With Sasha Barkov out for an undetermined amount of time with a suspected left knee injury, the Florida Panthers may eventually need to call up a center from the Charlotte Checkers.

The good news is the Panthers have plenty of options — both in Florida and with their AHL team in North Carolina.

The Checkers are 7-6-1 and are tied for third place in the AHL’s Atlantic Division after losing Friday night to Kevin Dineen’s unbeaten Utica team.

A lot of their success has to do with the center depth they have on their roster, something Florida has succeed with throughout the organization.

Here are four candidates who could receive a call-up if the Panthers need reinforcements while Barkov is out:

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