Panthers vs. Hurricanes: Florida goalie coach Rob Tallas assumes backup role tonight

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Jacob Markstrom's gear is stuck in a flight delay so the goalie coach will suit up on Sunday.

With the news that goaltender Jose Theodore might be done for the season with a torn groin, the Florida Panthers immediately recalled Jacob Markstrom from their AHL affiliate in San Antonio.

Unfortunately it seems that while Markstrom made it to Florida, his pads didn't. The flight that his gear was on got delayed in San Antonio, so the Panthers had to improvise:

For those of you wondering, Tallas appeared in 99 NHL games from 1994-2005, compiling a 28-42-10 record. So it's not like Patrick Roy suiting up or anything.

But if the Panthers need some extra grit tonight, Tallas is the right guy for the job:


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