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Panthers May Have Players Available For Trade

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

The injury-savaged Florida Panthers have to start thinking about next season. Two veteran forwards the Panthers will listen to offers for before April 3 are Kris Versteeg and Tomas Fleischmann.

I don’t think the Panthers are going to shop them, but if other teams call on them, they’ll listen.

Neither player, though, is a rental.

Fleischmann has two more years on his deal after this season, which pays him $4.5 million per. He also has a modified no-trade clause in which agent Rich Evans gave the Panthers last summer a list of teams he’d be willing to move to.

Versteeg has three more years on his deal after this season, which carries a $4.4 million cap hit but pays him a bit more in salary, $4.6 million next season and $4.7 million in each of the last two years.

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I hear Weiss is in real demand!

Posted by Garth on 03/11/13 at 06:01 PM ET

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Boy, I’d like Flash, but 4.5M for a guy that only hit 60 points once and only played 82 games once seems like a lot.  Sounds kinda like another player I know who is due a new contract soon…and if that’s what he demands, please say buh-bye.

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 03/11/13 at 07:53 PM ET

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Marty Reasoner would be a great UFA rental for a playoff team

Posted by YouppiKiYay on 03/11/13 at 08:42 PM ET

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Posted by Garth on 03/11/13 at 07:01 PM ET


I heard that too Garth, all the diggers are telling me about it.

I wouldn’t mind Versteeg.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 03/12/13 at 12:44 AM ET

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