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Panthers make wholesale changes for Devils' game

Panthers make wholesale changes for Devils' game

Panthers coach Gerard Gallant rarely changes his lineup after a victory, but losses are another matter.

The Panthers, coming off a deflating 5-2 loss to the 30th-ranked Maple Leafs while locked in a battle for first place of the Atlantic Division with the Tampa Bay Lightning, had six different players in the lineup Thursday night against the Devils.

The biggest absence was second-line center Vincent Trocheck, who sustained a broken bone in his foot after blocking a shot in Tuesday's loss. Trocheck, 22, who is tied for the team lead with 25 goals, will be out for approximately 2-3 weeks.

Nick Bjugstad moved from the third line to take Trocheck's spot alongside Reilly...

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