Although Roberto Luongo said he wouldn't know whether he would be traveling on Florida's final road trip of the season, Horachek said it was doubtful Luongo would be going.
Luongo, hurt during the first period of Thursday's loss to the Hurricanes, was at the arena early Saturday for treatment before leaving.
Florida travels to New Jersey on Sunday afternoon for Monday's game against the Devils; Florida visits the Islanders Tuesday in the final road game of the year.
"At this point, I don’t expect it,'' Horachek said of Luongo. "He’s progressing. In our situation, I think you want to make sure he’s 100 percent. They haven’t given me a final word. .-.-. That would leave us the home stretch here for him to be totally healthy.''
-- Scott Clemmensen returned to the Panthers on Saturday after backing up Michael Houser at AHL San Antonio on Friday night.
-- Jonathan Huberdeau (concussion) said he started skating Saturday for the first time with Horachek saying both he and Tomas Kopecky (concussion) could join the team for practice later this week.