The Florida Panthers are ready to part ways with veteran forward Brad Boyes.
Per TSN, the club has placed Boyes on waivers for the purpose of buying out the last of his two-year, $5.25 million contract — one that carries a cap hit of $2.625M.
Per Cap Friendly, the buyout will cost Florida $833,333 in each of the next two seasons, while carrying a cap hit of $958,333 in year one and $833,333 in year two.
Boyes, 33, has spent the last two seasons in Florida and achieved a decent level of success, scoring 21 goals in his first year and 38 points last year — his highest total since 2011. That said, he did see a dip in minutes under new head coach Gerard Gallant this year.
The well-traveled journeyman could land with a new team once his buyout is complete. Though not the scorer he once was — Boyes netted 43 during the 2007-08 campaign, lest we forget — he can still produce on occasion and has proven durable, missing just eight games over the last three seasons.
Boyes is also one of the NHL’s all-time best in the shootout.