Jose Theodore G FLA Apr 12 '79

Jose Theodore looks like he will be heading for unrestricted free agency later this week.

Barring a change of heart, the Panthers will use Jacob Markstrom and Scott Clemmensen as their tandem next year. Theodore would like to remain in Florida, but he may not be in the team's plans anymore.

Jose Theodore G FLA Feb 07 '79

Jose Theodore wants to re-sign with the Florida Panthers.

He will be an unrestricted free agent this summer if a deal cannot be reached with the Panthers. "I feel I got a big role with this team and like what we started here when I signed," Theodore said. "I never accept a backup role, but that doesn't mean it's not going to happen." If Florida intends to use Jacob Markstrom as their starter next year, as it is expected they will, then it might be best for them to part ways with Theodore and use Scott Clemmmensen, who has one year remaining on his deal with the club, as his backup. Theodore finished the season on the sidelines with a groin injury that kept him on the shelf since the beginning of March.

Jose Theodore G FLA Feb 02 '79

Jose Theodore (groin) worked out Tuesday on the ice before his teammates practiced.

He has been sidelined since March 2 after he tore two groin muscles at Carolina and it doesn't look like he'll play again this season.

Jose Theodore G FLA Jan 29 '79

Jose Theodore (groin) won't return this season, according to RDS' Renaud Lavoie.

Theodore had hoped to get in a game or two in the final week of the season, but is still not 100% recovered from a groin injury sustained on March 2. He will finish the season with a 4-6-3 record, 3.29 goals-against average and .893 save percentage. The 36-year-old is in the final year of a two-year, $3 million deal.

Jose Theodore G FLA Jan 17 '79

Jose Theodore (groin) is still hoping to play this season.

Theodore was on the ice on Monday for the first time since he sustained the ailment. He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but is interested in signing a contract extension with the Panthers.

Jose Theodore G FLA Dec 13 '78

Jose Theodore will be sidelined for five-to-six weeks with a torn groin, according to his agent Don Meehan.

Theodore told Meehan that the injury won't require surgery, but given that timeline he may not play again this season. He has one remaining on his contract and Meehan said that he still "wants to play and compete" even though it isn't expected to be with the Panthers.

Jose Theodore G FLA Dec 13 '78

Florida assistant GM Mike Santos decided not to comment on a report that said Jose Theodore has a potential season-ending groin injury.

"We have no information to release on any of the injuries yet - most importantly because they haven't even seen our doctors. We got in at 2 [Sunday] morning," Santos said. With Theodore out of the lineup, the Panthers have summoned Jacob Markstrom from the minors again.

Jose Theodore G FLA Dec 12 '78

Jose Theodore has been diagnosed with a torn right groin muscle, forcing him to consider what would be season-ending surgery.

If his season really is over, then it creates an interesting situation for the Florida Panthers. Will more experienced goalie Scott Clemmensen get a bunch of starts or will they roll with prospect Jacob Markstrom? Some also wonder if this breathes life back into Roberto Luongo trade rumors.

Jose Theodore G FLA Dec 12 '78

It looks like Jose Theodore could be out for a while after sustaining a lower body injury in Saturday's contest.

Theodore was seen walking without crutches but with a serious limp after Saturday's contest. Coach Dineen said ''Theodore would be out for some time and that Markstrom would be headed to South Florida.'' We will update Theodore's status when we know more on the exact nature of the injury.

Jose Theodore G FLA Dec 12 '78

Jose Theodore sustained a lower body injury on Saturday.

Theodore left the contest after stopping just one shot. The Panthers don't expect him to return before the conclusion of their contest against the Carolina Hurricanes.