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Panthers send condolences to Marlins, family of Jose Fernandez

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The sudden, tragic death of Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez sent shock waves through the sports world, and the nearest NHL team joined in the outpouring of condolences.

The Florida Panthers sent well-wishes to the Marlins and Fernandez's family in a statement Sunday morning:

The Florida Panthers players, staff, and entire organization extend their most sincere condolences to the family of Jose Fernandez and the Miami Marlins organization. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fernandez and Marlins families through this profoundly difficult time.

Panthers prospect Jayce Hawryluk followed suit on Twitter.

Several other players, including San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture, offered their thoughts.

Fernandez was killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning. He was 24.

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