The Florida Panthers will have 20 players in their lineup when the Stanley Cup qualifier against the New York Islanders starts on Aug. 1.
They currently have 30 players on their summer roster.
So who makes the Florida Panthers’ opening day lineup against the Islanders?
Coach Joel Quenneville said the 30 players currently with the team will be going to Toronto for Phase 4 of the NHL’s Return to Play. That means there are no cuts to be made which makes things a little easier.
Although the Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning will dress two additional players for the exhibition game on July 29, that still leaves eight players sitting in the press box (or wherever they’ll be allowed to watch the game at Scotiabank Center).
When the Panthers take on the Islanders for the opener of their best-of-5 series Aug. 1, however, usual rules apply: 20 players in the lineup.
Which 10 Florida Panthers will not play?