Found July 01, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Gettyimage.ashx_url_http_3a_2f_2fcache.gettyimages.com_2fxc_2f92520028.jpg_3fv_3d1_26c_3dewsasset_26k_3d2_26d_3d77bfba49ef878921cc759df4ebac47d0d7b846fc0e406da4467443452e9dcfe856c3861b53666449
Goaltender Scott Clemmensen is staying with the Florida Panthers, and defenseman Filip Kuba is returning after more than a decade away. The Panthers announced a two-year extension for Clemmensen on Sunday, their first official move in the NHL's free agency period. Not long afterward, the team announced another two-year deal with Kuba - a 1995 draft pick by Florida who last played for the Panthers on Jan. 6, 2000. Clemmensen was 14-6-6 in 30 regular-season appearances last season for the Southeast Division champions, and was 1-2 with a 2.35 goals-against average in the playoffs against New Jersey. ''Scott is a high-character, hard-working player who is a true professional in every sense,'' Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said in a statement. ''He stepped in and played very well in some tough games for us last season. ... We are very pleased to have him back with our club.'' Clemmensen will be entering his fourth year with the Panthers this fall. Kuba was an eighth-round pick by the Panthers 17 years ago. He was traded to Calgary in March 2000, then claimed in the expansion draft by Minnesota three months later. Kuba played five seasons with the Wild, two more with Tampa Bay and the last four with Ottawa. He has 69 goals and 254 assists in 792 NHL games. ''Filip is an experienced player who adds further depth to our blue line,'' Tallon said. ''He is a big, strong and responsible, shutdown defenseman who averaged more than 23 minutes of ice time per game last season. We are confident that he will fit very well into our top six and help our power play.'' Also Sunday, the Panthers announced one-year, two-way contracts with center Greg Rallo and goaltender Dov Grumet-Morris. Both were with Florida's AHL club in San Antonio last season.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Panthers, Clemmensen agree on 2-year deal

The Florida Panthers and goalie Scott Clemmensen have agreed to a two-year contract extension. Clemmensen was 14-6-6 in 30 regular-season appearances last season for the Southeast Division champions, and was 1-2 with a 2.35 goals-against average in the playoffs against New Jersey. Clemmensen will be entering his fourth year with the Panthers this fall. Panthers general manager...

Panthers extend Clemmensen deal

Scott Clemmensen watched the direction of the Florida Panthers change with a roster overhaul last summer. And because he believes better days are ahead, he's not leaving anytime soon. Clemmensen and Florida agreed on a two-year extension, the first move the team announced Sunday when the NHL's free agent window opened. The Panthers also announced two-year contracts with...

Pathers re-sign goalie Clemmensen to 2-year contract

The Florida Panthers re-signed goaltender Scott Clemmensen to a two-year contract before he became an unrestricted free agent, the team announced Sunday. Terms of the deal were not announced. "Scott is a high-character, hard-working player who is a true professional in every sense," general manager Dale Tallon said. "He stepped in and played very well in some tough...

Welcome to Vancouver Jason Garrison…acquired via free agency from Florida

2012 NHL Free Agency Defenseman Jason Garrison reportedly will sign a six-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks. The new contract is worth $4.6 million per year, TSN.com reported Sunday. Garrison, 27, had a career year in 2011-12 with 16 goals and 17 assists in 77 games with the Florida Panthers. The offensive-minded defenseman added a goal and two assists for the Panthers in the...

Panthers sign Kuba

Free-agent defenseman Filip Kuba signed a two-year, $8 million contract with the Florida Panthers, NHL.com reported, based on Twitter from his agent, Rich Evans. Kuba figures to be a replacement for Jason Garrison, who is an unrestricted free agent. Kuba, 35, had 32 points in 73 games with the Ottawa Senators last season.

Parros To Florida

via Florida Panthers, Florida Panthers Executive VP & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with RW George Parros. “George is a physical player who adds toughness to our line-up,” said Tallon. “He is a high-character, hard-working player who is respected throughout the league. We look forward to George’s...

Samuelsson returns to Red Wings

Forward Mikael Samuelsson is rejoining the team with whom he won a Stanley Cup in 2008. The Detroit Red Wings agreed to terms on a two-year contract Sunday, the team announced. Samuelsson, 35, was the third unrestricted free agent to sign with the Red Wings, joining goaltender Jonas Gustavsson and forward Damien Brunner. Samuelsson spent last season with the Florida Panthers...

Report: Garrison headed to Canucks

Defenseman Jason Garrison reportedly will sign a six-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks. The new contract is worth $4.6 million per year, TSN.com reported Sunday. Garrison, 27, had a career year in 2011-12 with 16 goals and 17 assists in 77 games with the Florida Panthers. The offensive-minded defenseman added a goal and two assists for the Panthers in the playoffs at the end...

White Rock’s Jason Garrison comes home signs with the Canucks

Happy Canada Day…finally Has Vancouver‘s Mike Gillis made another smart signing, or is the contract too good to be true? General Manager Gillis made the most of the opening day of NHL free agency, signing former Florida Panthers defenceman Jason Garrison to a six-year $4.6 million dollar deal on Sunday. With Justin Schultz headed to Edmonton, Sami Salo signing with Tampa Bay...

Kuba To The Panthers

via Chris Johnston tweet, Big money for Filip Kuba from #panthers…$8 million over two years.

Panthers Sign Filip Kuba

The Panthers were a major player during last year’s free agency frenzy and they decided to get involved this year signing Filip Kuba. This means Jason Garrison will be finding a new team for next season, but this is a pretty good signing for the Panthers. Kuba had a solid year for the Senators last [...]

Defensemen Joe Corvo, Filip Kuba change teams

Decent offensive defensemen can play a long time in the NHL. Sunday brought more evidence of this as veteran Joe Corvo returned to Carolina as a free agent and Filip Kuba returned to Florida.Kuba got nice money: two years for $8 million. He will turn 36 this season, but he is coming off a stellar 32-point, plus-26 campaign for Ottawa. Kuba was a great influence on young Erik Karlsson...

Travis Yost: Foligno // Methot Swap: Did It Make Sense?

The Ottawa Senators have spoken candidly all summer about hauling in a top-four defenseman in preparation for next season. The departure of two former blue liners -- Filip Kuba and Matt Carkner -- certainly pushed the acquisition of said blue liner into a priority of sorts for Bryan Murray, and on day one of unrestricted free agency, he pulled the trigger on a deal with the Columbus...
All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.