Sunrise, FL, United States (4E Sports) – The Florida Panthers reacquired right wing Krys Barch after sending center Scott Timmins and a sixth-round pick in next year’s draft to the New Jersey Devils.
Aside from Barch, the Panthers also got a seventh-round pick in the 2015 draft that was previously held by the St. Louis Blues.
A fourth-round pick by the Washington Capitals in the 1998 draft, the 33-year-old Barch has played in 326 NHL games with Dallas (2006-2011), Florida (2011-12) and New Jersey (2012-13), recording 31 points (12-19-31) and 713 PIM.
The 6-1, 237-pound winger recorded five points (2-3-5) and 91 PIM in 41 games with the Panthers during the 2011-12 season after being acquired on Dec. 7, 2011. He was a member of the Panthers 2011-2012 Southeast Division Championship team.
Barch has played in 326 NHL games with Dallas, Florida and New Jersey.
Meanwhile, the Panthers also signed center Brad Boyes and defenseman Tom Gilbert to one-year contracts. Boyes’ deal was worth $1 million.
Boyes and Gilbert had been with the Panthers on tryout deals. Boyes had 35 points last season for the New York Islanders, and Gilbert is a veteran of 447 NHL games with Minnesota and Edmonton.
The Panthers open the regular season in Dallas Thursday.