Florida Panthers Aquire More Protection

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) _ The Florida Panthers signed goaltender
Craig Anderson to a two-year contract today, meaning he'll likely
enter the season as the primary backup to the newly acquired Tomas
Anderson went 23-10-and-1 with a 2-point-56 G-A-A with the
A-H-L's Rochester Americans last year, and went 1-1-and-1 with a
2-point-21 G-A-A in five appearances with the Panthers.
The Panthers relied on the goaltending duo of Alex Auld and Ed
Belfour last year, neither of whom will likely be back. Belfour
will be an unrestricted free agent and Auld was among six players
who weren't given a qualifying offer from the team.

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