Panthers recall G Ellis

Sunrise, FL ( – The Florida Panthers recalled goaltender Dan
Ellis from San Antonio of the American Hockey League on Thursday.

Ellis was brought up to the pros for the first time this season as regular
starter Roberto Luongo left Wednesday’s game against Carolina with an arm

Al Montoya stepped in for Luongo and made 22 saves, with Luongo stopping 11
before leaving for the combined shutout.

Florida general manager Dale Tallon said that Luongo’s injury isn’t serious,
but he will miss Friday’s home game against Ottawa.

Ellis appeared in six games for Florida last season after the team acquired
him in a trade with Dallas.

To make room on the roster, the team placed forward Scottie Upshall on injured
reserve, retroactive to Nov. 24.

Upshall, 31, has three goals and four assists over 17 games this season.