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Florida Panthers pick up another d-man, claim Noah Juulsen from Habs

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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Noah Juulsen during training camp on January 4, 2020, at Bell Sports Complex in Brossard, QC. // Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire

The Florida Panthers have claimed two defensemen off waivers in the past three days, taking Noah Juulsen on Monday after he was released by Montreal.

On Saturday, Florida claimed Gustav Forsling from Carolina.

It appears, since Juulsen was in camp in Canada and is a native of British Columbia, he will not be available to the Panthers right away not only because of quarentine issues but he will also have to get a U.S work visa.

Still, it looks like the Panthers are trying to fix their defense on the fly.

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General manager Bill Zito said the Panthers were going to extensively scour the waiver wire once players started popping up and, true to his word, Zito has been active.

With the newest claim, Florida currently has 12 defensemen on its camp roster but that includes Markus Nutivaara who has yet to participate in any workouts because he is on the ‘unfit to play’ list.

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