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PANTHERS NOTEBOOK: Mueller Returns to Lineup ... Theodore Done, Jovo Says Hello

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Peter Mueller was back in the lineup after his wife Taylar gave birth to their first child, a son named Charlie.

Mueller missed the four game road trip after returning home as the baby wasn't allowed to come home immediately.

"Everything is good, everyone is back home,'' Mueller said.

"The doctors and nurses were great. I got no sleep for a couple of days.''

-- Goalie Jose Theodore worked out on the ice before Florida's morning skate Tuesday but it doesn't look like he'll play in another game this season.

Theodore has been out since tearing two groin muscles at Carolina March 2.

-- Captain Ed Jovanovski visited the locker room following Tuesday's win.

Jovanovski had major hip surgery on April 5 and said he has no timetable for a return.

"I'm feeling great, going through therapy and am doing everything to make it stronger,'' Jovanovski said.

"It's responding well. So far, so good. No setbacks. It's no secret the surgery I had was pretty aggressive. I just want to do things properly.''