Panthers sign forward Nikita Gusev to one-year, $1M deal

New Jersey Devils left wing Nikita Gusev (97) skates with the puck near center ice during third period of an NHL hockey game. (Kathy Willens/AP)

The Florida Panthers have signed forward Nikita Gusev to a one-year deal worth $1 million.

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


Nikita Gusev

Florida Panthers
1 yr
Free Agency
$1 million
$1 million

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