We have agreed to terms with Nikita Gusev on a one-year contract for the 2020-21 season!
— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) April 11, 2021
Gusev was placed on unconditional waivers by the New Jersey Devils for the purpose of contract termination. The team tried to trade the forward but was unable to find a landing spot with his $4.5-million cap hit tough to move.
The 28-year-old — who has five points in 20 games this season — will be eligible to suit up for the playoffs since he signed before Monday’s deadline.
April 11, 2021