Larman is in South Florida ready to make his NHL debut, a night after scoring in Rochester's 7-3 win over Chicago. According to the Rochester Democrat & Chornicle, Larman put up the first $200 of the team's bar tab if they beat the Wolves. Looks like he'll fit right in with the Panthers, eh?
The Americans are now 12-1, and Larman is playing very well. He has five goals this season, and seven points in the past 11 games. He's going to play tonight. Why? Welllll...
-- Centers Stephen Weiss and Joe Nieuwendyk are out tonight against Washington. Weiss has a sprained knee and says he's going to take a couple days off. Says he hopes to play against Montreal on Thursday.
Nieuwendyk wasn't upbeat at all about his back problems that are continuing. He won't play tonight and will be back when he feels better about things. Says he is very frustrated. Weiss on the other hand, is relieved. He thought he has been seriously injured when he was driven to the ice in Jersey.
-- With Weiss and Nieuwendyk out, Joel Kwiatkowski gets another game on the fourth line.
-- Alex Auld is starting tonight in goal.
Will have more news, and quotes from Weiss, later on tonight...