Panthers' Theodore To Become Free Agent In July: Jose Theodore (groin) will become a free agent on Jul. 5, but wants to remain with the Panthers, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. (Updated 4/29/13)
Groin - (Updated - 3/4/13)
Jose Theodore played in 15 games this season for the Panthers. He definitely wants to re-sign with the team, but it's unsure if the team wants him back. It remains unclear whether they will move forward with rookie Jacob Markstrom, or if they will welcome Theodore back. (Updated 4/29/13).
03/02/2013 22:02 Jokinen's two goals, assist lead Canes to easy win
Jussi Jokinen scored twice and added an assist, and Riley Nash netted his first goal as part of a three-point night in the Carolina Hurricanes' 6-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday.
Jose Theodore enters camp as the presumptive number one goalie for the Panthers. In 2011-2012, Theodore posted a respectable 22-16 record with a 2.46 goals against average and a .917 save percentage while battling bouts of injury and ineffective play, including a few spotty games in the team's first-round playoff loss to New Jersey. Veteran backup Scott Clemmenson and top prospect Jacob Markstrom will be chomping at the bit to take over should Theodore falter. Theodore's value rides on the amount of playing he'll receive as the season progresses, but don't be surprised to see Markstrom as the Panthers' full-time netminder come season's end. If you plan on adding Theodore to your stable of goaltenders, have a secure contingency plan for the former Hart Trophy winner. (Updated 8/14/12)