Florida Panthers recall D Tyson Strachan

Florida Panthers Executive Vice President & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has recalled D Tyson Strachan from the San Antonio Rampage (AHL).

Strachan, 27, played in 15 games with Florida this season scoring one goal while netting two assists. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound defenseman made his Florida Panthers debut on Jan. 24 vs. Philadelphia, registering his first Panthers point, an assist, on Feb. 1 vs. Washington. He scored his first National Hockey League goal on Feb. 12, in Florida’s 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders.

The Melfort, Sask., native registered a plus-1 rating in San Antonio’s 5-4 overtime victory vs. the Chicago Wolves Thursday in Game 1 of their AHL playoff series. Strachan registered 17 points (3-14-17) in 50 games with the Rampage this regular season.

For his career in the NHL, Strachan has appeared in 82 games with St. Louis (2008-11) and Florida (2012), scoring one goal with eight assists and 87 PIM. He was drafted by Carolina in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Strachan signed a one-year contract extension with Florida on Feb. 15.

With the series tied, 2-2, Florida hosts the New Jersey Devils tonight in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at 6:30 p.m. The game can be seen on FOX Sports Florida locally, NHL Network nationally and heard on 560 WQAM.

The Rampage host the Chicago Wolves tonight in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at 7:00 PM at the AT&T Center. The series is 1-0, Rampage lead the Wolves in a best of 5 series. Tickets for tonight's game can be purchased at sarampage.com.

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