Panthers' Keith Yandle scratched for first time since 2009

Florida Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle (3) and Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) chase the puck during the first period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in Sunrise, Fla. (Lynne Sladky/AP)

Florida Panthers defenceman Keith Yandle is scratched for Thursday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

It is the first time the 34-year-old has been scratched since March 2009.

The scratch will not affect his consecutive game streak, however, which sits at 922 games and only applies during the regular season.

Yandle has three goals and 27 points this season with the Panthers.

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