Florida Panthers assistant GM Mike Santos isn't concerned by Jacob Markstrom's poor start to the 2012-13 AHL season.
"It's the AHL; it's a good league," Santos said. "I went through this with Pekka Rinne in Nashville where we thought he was ready in Year 4 and it took til Year 5. Goalies develop a little bit later and he needs that time in net. I'm not worried about it. We're going to be patient, he's only 22 years old. Most of these goalies don't really hit their stride until their mid- to late 20s." Markstrom has posted a 2-5-0 record with a 3.61 GAA and an .881 save percentage in seven games. His struggles have resulted in him sharing the crease with veteran Dov Grumet-Morris. Markstrom had some great performances, while suiting up in seven games with the Panthers last season, and he's still looked at as the team's goaltender of the future.