Marcel Goc will sit against the Rangers and miss out on game action for his fourth consecutive game. His injury relates to a hit he took to his head on November 15 in the Panthers 6-0 blowout win against the Dallas Stars.
As Florida coach Kevin Dineen noted on NHL.COM,
"We're just in that precautionary stage before we make any kind of statement on exactly what the injury is," he said. "I had a really good talk with him today and he’s making strides in the right direction.
"He took a pretty good shot. I don't like playing this game where I'm trying to stickhandle around what exactly an injury is, but sometimes I have to get a definitive answer from my medical group before I make any kind of a public statement on that."
Coach Dineen stopped short of calling the head injury a concussion. He did not set a timetable for Goc's return.