The Florida Panthers announced that they handed veteran winger Martin Havlat a professional tryout offer on Friday.
Havlat, 34, spent the 2014-15 season with the New Jersey Devils, generating five goals and nine assists for 14 points in 40 games.
He’s likely to be delighted to reunite with fellow Czech forward Jaromir Jagr – whom he played with in New Jersey, not to mention internationally – although one might guess that the Panthers would prefer not to line them up even if Havlat makes the cut.
Jagr was a fantastic fit with Florida’s younger forwards after being traded to the Panthers last season, as you may remember.
Havlat is a player who, at his best, featured dazzling talent. Even so, injuries have plagued him over the years, leaving many “what if?” questions.
Now the question is “what’s left?”