While the Panthers roster has been turned over and the team is struggling, their next game will be a big matchup in Buffalo tomorrow night. 

Keith Brown played 988 games in Buffalo from 1981-1993 before becoming a Florida Panther last year. While he was brought in to help the Houston Aeroes, he has got into 5 games this year, and was told tonight he will be put in the lineup in Buffalo for his 1000th career game.

"I am extremely honored and it will be great getting game 1,000 back in Buffalo where it all began. This will be my last season, and hopefully I can help Florida get to the final prize if I'm called upon. Tomorrow night will be a big honor, but more importantly it's 2 points for us on the line," said Keith Brown who has joined the team in Buffalo. 

He will also have this homecoming with Patrick Roy as his goalie, forwards Mike Gartner, Steve Thomas and newly acquired Kevin McLelland. Of course defenseman Fred Boimistruck will be there and possibly John Tonelli will get the call up as well. These are all ex-teammates from the great Sabres teams back in 92-93. 

The fans in Buffalo are in the middle of a tough rebuild but many fans will be excited to see a reunion of these players, even if on the wrong team for one night. 

Congrats to Keith Brown, and enjoy the great night. Well deserved, game 1,000. Yes, Mrs. Brown will also be in attendance. 

Bubba Smith Sr.
Panthers Press