The Panthers lost top winger Kris Versteeg with what’s believed to be a minor groin injury Monday as he was put on injured reserve. Florida recalled Drew Shore from AHL San Antonio to replace him on the roster.
Florida is playing on back-to-back nights in Ottawa and Montreal with a third game coming at home Thursday against the Flyers.
“We want to make sure, in case something happens since we’re playing three games in four nights,” general manager Dale Tallon said. “We’re a little nicked up already. We need an extra body.”