Panthers could look to trade veteran forwards


Brad Boyes took a lesser deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs after a quiet free agent period.

If the Florida Panthers don’t begin to turn things around — only the Buffalo Sabres have scored fewer goals this season — the team might look to trade several of their veteran forwards.

According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, pending unrestricted free agents Sean Bergenheim and Tomas Fleischman could both be available. Bergenheim has four points in 11 games this season and comes with a $2.75-million cap hit, while Fleischmann and his $4.5-million has three points in 19 games; Fleischmann has a modified no-trade clause, according to

Friedman also said Brad Boyes has garnered interest from around the league. Unlike Bergenheim and Fleischman, Boyes has one more year remaining on his deal after this season with an annual cap hit of $2.625 million. Friedman believes the 32-year-old, who has 10 points in 21 games, could potentially be a fit with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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