Panthers activate Thomas from IR

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Updated: December 24, 2013

Sunrise, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – The Florida Panthers activated goaltender
Tim Thomas from injured reserve Tuesday.

Thomas has been out of action since Dec. 10 with a lower-body injury
previously reported to be a groin issue.

The 39-year-old backstop has gone 9-10-1 with a 2.75 goals-against average and
.909 save percentage in 21 appearances this season, his first after taking a
year off.

Florida sent goaltender Jacob Markstrom and defenseman Alex Petrovic to their
AHL affiliate in San Antonio.