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Panthers GameDay LIVE! It's Opening Night at The Billboard ... Roster Moves Made

Openingbillboard Well, the Panthers take to the ice in Sunrise tonight for the first time this season.

It's nice to be back home, back in the old routine, no?

Back to the tailgate out in the parking lot, Bill Murphy's spiel about going back to your seats after warm ups, Ice Dancers.

The Panthers are dealing with a lot of stuff this weekend, what with the Hurricanes playing FAMU tonight in Miami Gardens, the Gators playing LSU on national television and the IndyCars running wide open around the Homestead oval.

But isn't that how it always is? There's always a lot of stuff going on here.

See you at the arena in a few hours.

-- Big treat for you fans of the Ice Dancers. They now dance on the ice. Should be a treat.

-- Don't know what this 'Rock the Rink' is all about, but there is no way it tops the Monks promotion from a few years back in my humble opinion.

-- Alexander Salak has been sent back to the Americans with defenseman Jason Garrison coming back up. What does it mean? I don't know other than Scott Clemmensen is back to spell Tomas Vokoun if needed; and perhaps Dmitry Kulikov is out of the lineup. Last night was definitely not his finest hour as an NHL player. But we all knew he was going to have one of those, no?

From the Cats: Garrison departs Rochester after recording an assist in his season debut in Rochester’s 5-2 win over the Lake Erie Monsters last night at The Blue Cross Arena. The recall is the second of his professional career. A native of White Rock, British Columbia, Garrison skated in his NHL debut last season with the Panthers on October 25th. In 2008-09, the second-year pro finished his rookie campaign as Rochester’s top scoring defenseman and fourth overall with 35 points (8+27) in 75 games.