Sounds like FLA G Jose Theodore (groin) will be out a minimum of 6 weeks but more medical evaluation is likely before an exact prognosis.
This is a tough break for the Panthers who lose their starter for a minimum of six weeks. Theodore was 4-6-3 with a 3.29 GAA .893 SV% at the time of the injury. This will open the door for Jacob Markstrom to take over as the starter and prove to the Panthers he belongs in the NHL. Scott Clemmensen will also see his fair share of starts.
Theodore releived the struggling Scott Clemmensen on Thursday after he allowed three goals on 10 shots. Theodore came in and stopped all 15 shots that he faced. He gets the start tonight vs. a Hurricanes team with a good offense.
Jose Theodore starts in goal for #FlaPanthers tonight vs Penguins
This will be Theodore's first start since last Monday when he lost 3-0. Theodore isn't a great fantasy option. He is only useful to play as a spot start against weak opponents, but even then there is no guarantee Florida will win. The Panthers take on Pittsburgh tonight so it is tough to put any confidence in Theodore.
#FlaPanthers goalie situation...Looks like Theodore tonight with Clemmensen as back up, and Markstrom tomorrow in Pitt.
Theodore has allowed 15 goals in his last four starts, all resulting in losses. Goaltending prospect Jacob Markstrom was just called up from the AHL so if Theodore does not start playing well, he will begin to lose starts. He also has a tough matchup tonight against a Flyers team coming off of two big wins in a row.
Looks like Jose Theodore in net for #FlaPanthers v #Leafs
Theodore has given up 12 goals in his last three starts, all of which resulted in losses. Theodore's 3.41 GAA and .892 SV% has hurt the Panthers this season, and has certainly hurt his fantasy value. He has a fairly good matchup tonight against Toronto.
Get past the grammar and know that Theodore will start after he got the shootout win in the Cats' last game. The Caps are proving to be a decent matchup so far but still possess enough weapons to give any goalie trouble.
Theodore just ended a 4 games losing streak with a win against the Jets, and will be back between the pipes this afternoon. Theodore and the Panthers are struggling to win games, there are much better fantasy goalie options.
Theodore has seen a lot of rubber early this season as opposing teams are averaging 38 shots a game on him. Florida just hasn't looked good offensively or defensively and that's a bad recipe for a fantasy goalie. For now stay clear of Theodore until the Panthers prove they can stop the other team and score.