The Florida Panthers have recalled right wing Joey Crabb and defenseman Mike Mottau from their AHL affiliate in San Antonio, the team announced Tuesday.
Both players will be available for the Panthers’ home game Tuesday night against the Coyotes.
Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson was injured in Sunday’s 5-2 home loss to the Bruins. Gudbranson left midway through the third period after a hit to his left knee from the Bruins' Brad Marchant, and was reportedly seen on crutches after the game. Coach Peter Horachek didn't have an update on Gudbranson's injury after the game.
The Panthers were off Monday.
Crabb has 12 goals and 14 assists in 53 games with San Antonio. Mottau has one goal and two assists, as well as a plus-3 rating, in 15 games.
Crabb, who had two goals and eight penalty minutes in 26 games for the Capitals last season made one appearance for the Panthers earlier this season, logging nearly 10 minutes Oct. 10 against the Lightning.
Mottau, who didn’t play in the NHL at all last season, has appeared in seven games for the Panthers this season and has four penalty minutes with a minus-2 rating. He last played for the Panthers Dec. 3 against Ottawa.
Tuesday’s game is the second in three nights for the Panthers, who are 2-4 since the Olympic break. Goalie Roberto Luongo has played well since returning to the team in a trade with the Canucks. After stopping 25 shots Friday against the Sabres in a 2-0 win for the franchise’s first shutout in nearly two years, he made 37 saves in a losing effort against the Bruins Sunday.
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