For the better part of the final week of training camp, all signs pointed to Keith Yandle being a healthy scratch when the Florida Panthers opened their season Sunday against the Chicago Blackhawks. He skated with the team’s taxi squad for consecutive practices, a sign that he would probably not be used on game day.
Chris Driedger will be Floridas starting goaltender when the Panthers play their delayed seasonopener Sunday night against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Florida Panthers Sunrise, Florida; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: The Florida Panthers begin the season at home against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. Florida went 35-26-8 overall and 11-8-2 in division play during the 2019-20 season. Goalies for the Panthers recorded two shutouts last season while compiling an .899 save percentage. Chicago went 32-30-8 overall and 7-12-3 in division action in the 2019-20 season. The Blackhawks averaged 3.4 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes per game. INJURIES: Panthers: None listed. Blackhawks: None listed. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press