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Denis Potvin rejoins Florida Panthers broadcast team



A familiar voice will return to Florida Panthers televised games this season as Fox Sports Florida has rehired Denis Potvin as its color analyst.

Potvin will rejoin play-by-play voice Steve Goldstein in the Fox booth after five years away from the organization. Potvin was let go following the 2008-09 season after originally being hired by the team before its first game in 1993.

In 2010, Potvin moved closer to his hometown and called Ottawa Senators games for Sportsnet the past four seasons. Potvin was available after TSN took over broadcasting Senators games starting this season.

With Potvin moving back into his old role, his replacement will find new work on the broadcasts.

Bill Lindsay, who has teamed with Goldstein the past five years, will stay on as an analyst during intermissions as well as work on the pregame and postgame shows.

Fox Sports said Lindsay also would do sideline work during games as well as report from between the benches on select broadcasts.

Potvin, a four-time Stanley Cup winner during his Hall of Fame career with the Islanders, began working Florida broadcasts during its inaugural season in 1993.

Potvin worked with Jeff Rimer, Jiggs McDonald, Dave Strader and Goldstein during his time with the Panthers. Goldstein and Potvin became Florida’s television team in 2007 after Strader left for Phoenix. Lindsay moved over from the radio broadcast in 2009.

The Panthers’ first broadcast of the 2014-15 season is Oct. 9 when Florida opens at Tampa Bay.

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