Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad (5) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, in Sunrise, Fla.
Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad (5) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, in Sunrise, Fla. Alan Diaz AP
Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad (5) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, in Sunrise, Fla. Alan Diaz AP

David J. Neal: Aaron Ekblad’s return gives boost to Florida Panthers in win over Blackhawks

January 22, 2016 11:36 PM

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David J. Neal joined The Herald in 1989 and South Beach in 1990. He covers FIU after covering the Panthers for over a decade then the Dolphins for half a decade. The only day he won't work is Indianapolis 500 Race Day.