It’s official: Trocheck back in Panthers lineup for Game 5

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With the series tied 2-2 and a pivotal Game 5 against the New York Islanders on Friday, the Florida Panthers have Vincent Trocheck back in their lineup. Initially, he was going to be a game-time decision.

Trocheck suffered a foot injury at the end of March and is making his series debut for Florida. That could be a huge boost for the Panthers.

Trocheck, 22, had been on a roll prior to the injury, scoring in four straight games. He had an impressive regular season with 25 goals, a career high so far for him, and 53 points.

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