Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 10/19/14

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 16: Tomas Fleischmann #43 of the Washington Capitals scores on the power play at 16:12 of the first period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the St. Pete Times Forum on February 16, 2008 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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. more hockey topics...
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