Panthers G Driedger to miss several weeks with injury

Florida Panthers goaltender Chris Driedger will miss several weeks with a lower-body injury.

Driedger was hurt during the first period of Florida's 4-3 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.

An MRI on Friday confirmed the team's initial diagnosis of what is believed to be a groin injury.

Driedger, 25, is 5-2-0 with a 2.35 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage in nine games this season.

A third-round pick by Ottawa in 2012, he played in three games (no starts) in three seasons from 2014-17 before signing with Florida in July 2018.

The Panthers called up second-year goalie Sam Montembeault to serve as Sergei Bobrovsky's backup.

--Field Level Media

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