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Hitting the Road, Again...Cullimore's Back...Dandy Andy in Net

Bandit2 The Panthers practiced in Coral Springs Friday morning (while the Senators enjoyed the cozy confines of the Bank, but...) and will be off to Tennessee in the coming hours.

As expected, Jassen Cullimore was here and he's in the lineup tomorrow against the Predators. Pete DeBoer says "we have no choice" and that Cully is playing whether he's ready or not. For the record, Cully says he feels good and that he had a good practice. Seems very happy to be back with the Cats.

To make room, Shawn Matthias was sent back to Rochester. PDeB says this may not be a permanent move, and that Shawn could join the Panthers this weekend if deemed necessary. After watching this offense the past few games, I think any help would be welcomed.

Craig Anderson gets the start in net tomorrow against the Preds, giving Tomas Vokoun plenty of time to visit friends in Music City. Last year Vokoun didn't get such a luxury, Florida flying in and flying out. This time they get a little time to visit the town. And good for them. Nashville's one of my favorite road stops. Wish I was on this trip.

Also spoke with Stephen Weiss, who says he's feeling better, the time off allowing his groin injury to heal a little better. He's not going on this trip, hopes to be back on the ice when the team returns for two days of practice come Tuesday.

-- Bryan McCabe also participated in the full practice and I would think he's on the trip to Nashville if for nothing else but to keep practicing. Would not be surprised to see him in the lineup come Sunday in Atlanta, although I would surmise he probably doesn't come back until the Cats go to Los Angeles.