Florida Panthers center Nick Bjugstad, above, and fellow Minnesotan Kyle Rau enjoyed a rare in-season visit home in the first of a three-game trip that includes stops in Winnipeg and Colorado. That it came so close to the holidays only added to its significance for the former University of Minnesota teammates.
Florida Panthers center Nick Bjugstad, above, and fellow Minnesotan Kyle Rau enjoyed a rare in-season visit home in the first of a three-game trip that includes stops in Winnipeg and Colorado. That it came so close to the holidays only added to its significance for the former University of Minnesota teammates. Julie Jacobson AP
Florida Panthers center Nick Bjugstad, above, and fellow Minnesotan Kyle Rau enjoyed a rare in-season visit home in the first of a three-game trip that includes stops in Winnipeg and Colorado. That it came so close to the holidays only added to its significance for the former University of Minnesota teammates. Julie Jacobson AP

A familiar chill in the air greets Panthers duo on business trip home

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