08:29 AM ET 09.19 | Not yet a week old, the lockout has already cost some Florida Panthers staffers their jobs. At least for now. The man who served as Florida's fuzzy mascot Stanley C. Panther was one of about a dozen laid off by the organization, sources told The Miami Herald. Many of those laid off were told they may return once the lockout comes to an end. The layoffs came mostly in arena operations and sales. The Ottawa Senators are the only other NHL team to announce employee terminations this early. Some teams, like Minnesota, will cut back salaries during the work stoppage. "We thank all of those former staff members for their efforts," team president Michael Yormark said in a statement.