Rotowire: Mar 7 / 2:47p ET
News: Racine was reassigned to AHL San Antonio on Saturday.
Impact: Racine was recalled just hours earlier after it was revealed Aaron Ekblad was dealing with the stomach flu. Though Racine will head back to the minors prior to Saturday's game, there's no guarantee that Ekblad will play, as the Panthers still have an extra defenseman on hand in Steve Kampfer. Instead, it appears Racine's demotion will instead pave the way for the return of blueliner Willie Mitchell (illness), who was activated from IR in a corresponding move.
Rotowire: Mar 7 / 12:36p ET
News: Racine was recalled from AHL San Antonio on Saturday, Jameson Olive of FOX Sports Florida reports.
Impact: With Aaron Ekblad (illness) a game-time decision for Saturday's showdown with the Islanders, Racine was recalled as an insurance option on the blue line. He's shown limited scoring ability at the AHL level and would strictly represent a short-term fill-in for the Panthers.