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Biron, Del Zotto in vs. Panthers here in Sunrise

 

               As surmised last night, two switches in the lineup. D Michael Del Zottto had been scratched for four games, now Matt Gilroy will be benched. Tortorella called sitting Gilroy "a very tough decision for me". Biron is the natural pick in the back-to-back.

             Turns out that Zuccarello's shifts were cut last night when Tampa coach Guy Boucher sent out Steven Stamkos and Tortorella wanted "to make sure he was defended correctly."

             Vinny Prospal hasn't skated everyday and Tortorella said he had "a little bit of a setback" in his recovery from knee surgery and "can't skate every day." Ryan Callahan, out three weeks now with a broken left hand, has not yet been cleared to skate.

             Torts repeated that he hopes Marian Gaborik has a few good shifts to rebuild his confidence. He's "just not being free to skate", Torts said. Expect some line juggling because the coach declined to reveal his lines for tonight.  

 

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