Report: Yandle, Panthers agree to terms on seven-year deal

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The Florida Panthers and general manager Tom Rowe felt trading two days ago for the negotiating rights of Keith Yandle was a “risk worth taking.”

Rowe also revealed later that evening that the two sides were already negotiating a new contract.

Following the NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday, news broke that Yandle and the Panthers had agreed to terms on a new seven-year contract, according to a report from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.

The Panthers have not made an announcement confirming the deal.

Yandle, 29, was a pending unrestricted free agent defenseman coming off a 47-point season with the New York Rangers.

Twenty-two of those points also came on the power play for New York, while the Panthers had the 23rd-ranked power play during the regular season at 16.9 per cent.