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SUNRISE — Will Lockwood will make his Florida Panthers debut against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.

The 25-year-old forward earned a call-up from AHL Charlotte after a strong training camp and a two-goal, three-point showing in the Checkers’ first two games.

“He gets on the radar in terms of his professionalism,” Panthers coach Paul Maurice said.

“He would see the video once, go out and run the routes. He would do exactly what you asked him to do and he does it with speed and he’s got a good stick.

”There weren’t a lot of numbers to suggest that he gets into your top nine but when he left camp here, he certainly put himself in a position when the call goes down, he’s the guy that the coaches say ‘He’s the guy, we should bring him up.’”

Lockwood will get the chance to play those top-nine minutes, slotting in on the third line next to Anton Lundell and Nick Cousins.

“They are great players and I am really excited to play with them,” Lockwood said.

“We practiced together yesterday and I thought we clicked pretty well, so that will make the transition a little bit easier for me.”

Lockwood has seen his fair share of NHL games, playing in 28 and registering three assists in his career with the Vancouver Canucks.

The 6-foot, 178-pound forward adjusted well to the Panther’s system well during camp, bringing in tenacious forechecking and physical play along the boards.

“It’s the pace of play,” Lockwood said when asked what has made the system so easy for him to adjust to.

“It’s all about moving your feet and working hard. It’s something that has been a staple in my game for a long time.”

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Anthony Stolarz will also make his Panthers debut, getting the start in net against San Jose.

“He’s been great here,” Maurice said.

“It’s a hard job to know that you go into the crease when the table is not set perfectly. As a backup, you get the second half of back-to-backs, you spell off the number one guy so you kind of get in there under less-than-perfect conditions. But he is a veteran guy and he understands how to do that.

“The other thing the guy does is that he has to work so hard in practice that the players feel indebted to him a little bit. And they want it for him, they appreciate what he’s done in there. He’s a good guy, he’s a talker in the net, which will be good for the number of new people that we have in our lineup, so everybody’s pulling for him.”

  • Sam Bennett (LBI) and Jonah Gadjovich (UBI) will both miss Tuesday’s game with injuries and are expected to join the main group for practice on Thursday.
  • Steven Lorentz and Anthony Duclair will both play in their first games against their former teams since being traded for each other on July 1.



  • When: Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.
  • Where: Amerant Bank Arena, Sunrise
  • TV/Streaming: Bally Sports Florida, ESPN+
  • Radio: WQAM 560-AM; WPOW 96.5 FM-2; WBZT 1230-AM (West Palm Beach); WCTH 100.3-FM (Florida Keys); WCZR 101.7-FM (Treasure Coast); SiriusXM
  • Panthers Radio Streaming: SiriusXM 932; NHL App
  • DraftKings odds — Panthers Favored: Money Line (-278); Puck line (-1.5, -110); Over/Under 7 (+114/-135)
  • Last season: Florida won 2-0
  • This season: Tuesday @ Florida; @ San Jose, Nov. 14
  • All-time regular season series: Florida leads 21-13-1, 7 ties
  • Up Next for the Panthers: Saturday vs. Seattle, 6 p.m.


17 Evan Rodrigues // 16 Sasha Barkov // 13 Sam Reinhart

23 Carter Verhaeghe // 27 Eetu Luostarinen // 19 Matthew Tkachuk

21 Nick Cousins // 15 Anton Lundell // 67 Will Lockwood

94 Ryan Lomberg // 82 Kevin Stenlund // 18 Steven Lorentz

42 Gus Forsling // 91 Oliver Ekman-Larsson

77 Niko Mikkola // 7 Dmitry Kulikov

28 Josh Mahura // 26 Uvis Balinksins

41 Anthony Stolarz

72 Sergei Bobrovksy

Scratched: Mike Reilly

Returned to Charlotte: Justin Sourdif

Injured: Aaron Ekblad (LTIR-shoulder), Brandon Montour (IR-shoulder), Sam Bennett (IR-LBI), Jonah Gadjovich (UBI)


94 Alexander Barabanov // 48 Tomas Hertl // 10 Anthony Duclair

72 William Eklund // 24 Jacob Peterson // 62 Kevin Labanc

20 Fabian Zetterlund // 7 Nico Sturm // 68 Mike Hoffman

18 Filip Zadina // 17 Thomas Bordeleau // 11 Luke Kunin

38 Mario Ferraro // 4 Kyle Burroughs

71 Nikolai Knyzhov // 84 Jan Rutta

6 Ty Emberson // 5 Matt Benning

29 Mackenzie Blackwood

36 Kaapo Kahkonen

Scratched: Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Givani Smith

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