Panthers, after dressing coach, recall 2 goalies

Sunrise, FL ( – The Florida Panthers recalled two minor
league goaltenders on Wednesday, one day after both Roberto Luongo and Al
Montoya were injured in a game against Toronto.

The Panthers called up Dan Ellis from San Antonio of the AHL and Sam Brittain
from Cincinnati of the ECHL.

Luongo suffered an undisclosed upper-body injury after taking a shot off his
shoulder late in the first period and didn’t return to the ice for the second.

Later, chaos reigned after Montoya went down with a lower-body injury less
than a minute into the third. Play was stopped twice to see if he could

Eventually, Panthers goaltending coach Rob Tallas put on a uniform and took a
seat on the bench under the NHL rule that allows teams to dress any eligible
player in a goaltender emergency. But Luongo changed back into his uniform
from street clothes to relieve Montoya and finish the game, which the Panthers
lost 3-2.

The well-traveled Ellis, 34, has appeared in 204 career NHL games for Dallas,
Nashville, Tampa Bay, Anaheim, Carolina and Florida. Brittain, 22, has never
played in an NHL game.