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Home The Panthers practice at Incredible Ice on Thursday, the hangover of last night's 5-2 loss in DC seemingly gone. Guys seemed to be in pretty good spirits, and stayed late to sign autographs on stuff for the Panthers Foundation.

News: Todd Bertuzzi didn't practice because of what Jacques called back spasms; says they started on Wednesday in DC. Bert didn't look too good in the locker room afterward, so I thought something might be wrong. Don't know what the deal is for Friday. Also Nieuwendyk skated before practice, but didn't practice, and says he feels pretty good. Much better actually. Doubtful for Friday but he wouldn't rule it out. Says he'll see how he feels Friday morning. Ville Peltonen also practiced and was able to take contact -- I didnt pay enough attention to see if he did or not. JAcques says he could be back next week.