The Panthers will play this holiday evening, playing host to the Nashville Predators at the Bank -- although once you see the garish new billboard 'gracing' the front of the building, we can start calling it something else.
I don't know how much this certain company is giving the Panthers, but I hope it's a bundle for all the exposure they're getting inside and out the arena.
Anyway, back to hockey.
Pete DeBoer says Jassen Cullimore's MRI came back negative, although they're giving him the night off hoping the Christmas break will be enough time for the hand injury to feel better. Noah Welch slides in to play in his place.
Nick Tarnasky will not get a chance to play his old teammates, Anthony Stewart playing instead.
Talked a bit to Wade Belak after the Nashville skate. He says he still digs South Florida -- in fact, he's sticking around after the game to spend Christmas here with his family before flying out to rejoin his team -- but is enjoying his new team. He says it's nice to be in a place where he's wanted.