After finally making his Panthers debut on Thursday, Mikael Samuelsson was a healthy scratch Friday.
Samuelsson was limited to just 9:48 minutes Thursday. He had been sidelined since October 18th due to complications related to his sports hernia surgery. The Panthers are easing him back into the lineup, but Samuelsson should eventually find a role on one of Florida's top two lines. Samuelsson should also be counted on to play Sunday.